200 Hour
Teacher Training

Have you been thinking of doing a yoga teacher training, but the old dogmatic ways have felt incongruent with the way you experience yoga?

Welcome to the Yoga Teacher Training that embodies and honours the seasons, the cycles and the magic of the phases - both in nature, and in our bodies. 

Join Leela Yoga's co-founder and initiated Shaman, Tonje Næss (E-RYT 500) and Leela Yoga teacher and initiated Priestess, Kate Murphy (RYT 200 & KY 400) for an embodied Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training that balances the mystical with the anatomical, the history with the present, the cycles and the rhythms. 

The Training

The 200h MYSTICA Vinyasa Teacher Training is broken into four five-day modules in person, including 180 contact hours with Kate and Tonje, as well as 40h of online training and self-study. 

Module 1 & 2:

Oct 26th - Nov 5th, 2022 we dive into Autumn & Winter 

Arrival day: Oct 25th 2022

Ceremony:  Celebration of Samhain (All Hallows Eve) Oct 31st

Departure day: Nov 6th 2022

Module 3 & 4:

Apr 26th - May 6th, 2023 we explore Spring & Summer


Arrival day: April 25th 2023

Ceremony: Celbrating Beltane (May Day) on May 1st


Departure day: May 7th 2023

Join Leela Yoga's co-founder and initiated shaman, Tonje Næss (E-RYT 500) and Leela Yoga teacher and initiated Priestess, Kate Murphy (RYT 200 & KY 400) for an embodied 200h Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training that balances the mystical with the anatomical, the history with the present, the cycles and the rhythms.


As the season’s change, so do we. We humans we are intricately a part of nature, of Mother Earth and her cycles, and as such we are not meant to have the same focus or the same yoga practice throughout the year. This is what inspired us to create MYSTICA: A 200h vinyasa based yoga teacher training, combining the traditional Yoga Alliance' core curriculum with the seasons, the cycles and the magic of the phases - both in nature, and in our bodies.

Based on the pagan wheel of the year, we will teach you four different vinyasa-style sequences, all including asana, pranayama mudra, mantra, song, chants, and chakras.  Each flow embraces the cycles of nature and is specifically tailored to each one of the four seasons, gently guiding the practitioner to re-align and re-connect with the rythms of the Earth as we move through the wheel of the year.

What will
I learn?

The curriculum of the MYSTICA 200h yoga teacher training is perfectly designed for you who wants a solid yoga teacher training with a mystical twist

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"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it "- Roald Dahl

Do you feel called to weave mysticism and rituals into your yoga classes? To practice and teach more in harmony with our Earth's and our own bodies rhythms and cycles? Do you want to get a vinyasa teacher training that is different from all the others out there? Then the MYSTICA Yoga Teacher Training is for you!

To guarantee that you as a student will receive all the tools you need as a new yoga teacher. The core foundation of the MYSTICA 200h Yoga Teacher Training follows Yoga Alliance's RYS 200 core curriculum, making sure to give you a solid platform on which to build your future yoga teacher carreer.


Throughout the training we will cover:


  • Yoga asana, meditation and pranayama

  • Mantras, mudras and chakras

  • Yoga anatomy, physiological and biomechanics

  • Yoga history and philosophy

  • The ethics of yoga

  • Teaching methodology and sequencing

  • Professional development, i.e. how to work and run your own business as a yoga teacher, how to stand out, how to best market yourself, how to use social media, and the basics of business organization etc.

  • Plenty of practice, making you confident to teach!


In addition to both being experienced yoga teachers, Tonje and Kate have spent years exploring the mystical, as well as similar earth-based spiritual paths


Kate has been delving deep into her Celtic priestess heritage and is an initiated High Priestess of several lineages including that of The Magdalene, The Rose Lineage, and The Golden Age. Kate is also trained in energetic healing modalities including sound healing, reiki and breathwork. You can read more about Kate here.


Tonje is an astrologist, mesa carrier, and an initiated shaman in the lineage of the Pampamesayok – the Andean earth keepers of Peru – and educated in shamanic energy medicine from the Four Winds; the world’s most renown school of shamanic energy medicine. You can read more about Tonje here.


Drawing from their rich experience you will get to dive into:

  • How to create ceremonies and rituals

  • The pagan Wheel of the Year

  • The seasons and cycles

  • The Sabats and the Esbats

  • The phases of the moon

  • Mysticism, shamanism and priestess work

  • Crystals and Kujas

  • Essential oils and herbs

  • Divination tools

  • And more...



Direction: West

Element: Water

Sabbat: Mabon

Corresponding Moon:  Last Quarter Moon

Tarot: Cups

Asana: hip-openers, creation + flow.

Chakra: svadhisthana

Mantra: VAM

Mudra: Varuna Mudra/Water Gesture



Direction: North

Element: Earth

Sabbat: Yule

Corresponding Moon: New Moon.

Tarot: Swords

Asana: grounding postures, stability.+ foundation.

Chakra: muladhara

Mantra: RAM

Mudra: Prithvi Mudra/Earth Gesture



Direction: East

Element: Air

Sabbat: Ostara

Corresponding Moon: First Quarter Moon

Tarot: Swords

Asana: backbends, heart-openers, trust + presence.

Chakra: Anahata

Mantra: YAM

Mudra: Vayu Mudra/Air Gesture



Direction: South

Element: Fire

Sabbat: Litha

Corresponding Moon:  Full Moon.

Tarot: Wands

Asana: twists, core, playfulness + energy

Chakra: manipura 

Mantra: RAM

Mudra: Agni Mudra/Fire Gesture

What does it cost?

All four modules will be held in Leela's brand new mountain lodge close to Beitostølen and the magical Jotunheimen. All accommodation are shared accommodation.




The fee includes all four modules, as well as training manuals and free use of our yoga mats and props. The fee have to be paid in total before the start of module one, October 25th, 2022.

All four modules: 33 000.- NOK*

*the payment can be broken down into four payments of 8250,- kr.


Please note: The first payement of 8250kr is needed to secure your spot, and is considered a deposit. This amount is non-refundable. The remaining 24750,- is refundable until one (1) month prior to the start of the first module. After that the whole amount is non-refundable.


All accomodation are in shared rooms and include breakfast as well as coffee+tea throughout the day. The kitchen is free for you to use to store your food and prepare your own lunch and dinner.

Module 1+2 (twelve nights): 6000 kr** 

Module 3+4 (twelve nights): 6000 kr** 

**The accomodation is paid separately before each arrival, i.e. October 25th, 2022 and April 25th, 2023.

Registration is Open...

Prerequisites for MYSTICA 200h Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

  • Experience: By the time of day one of the YTT, we require that you have had a regular yoga practice for at least 6 months.

  • Comittment. We expect you to prepare yourself for the course as if you are preparing to teach yoga – even if you are not intending on teaching and are taking the course as a means to deepen your practice and understanding. This is a yoga teacher training – it is not a yoga “retreat.”

  • Preparation: We expect you to complete the preparatory assignments given to you prior to the ytt. This includes:

    • Read the required readings and submit a 1 page comentary on those readings.

    • Submit the required assignments.

    • Memorizing the Autumn and Winter sequence before module 1+2.​

    • Memorizing the Spring and Summer sequence before module 3+4.

To apply for a spot at MYSTICA Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, please send us the following information:

  • Your contact information (Your full name, address, phone number and email)

  • Your experience with yoga

  • A one page motivation letter stating why you would like to join this training in particular.


*By sending in your application you confirm that you have read and understood the Mystica YTT prerequisites