Malla Rautaparta

Malla Rautaparta

Malla has been practicing yoga for more than 40 years. She has studied the teachings of Swami Satyananda Saraswati and now finds inspiration in the philosophy of Vanda Scaravelli.

Studies

Yoga
Malla studied Satyananda yoga from 1978, first in India at the Bihar School of Yoga and later in other European schools:  Skandinaviska yoga- och meditation skola in Sweden, the Mandala Yoga Ashram in South Wales.
Currently following the path set out by Vanda Scaravelli. A student of Sandra Sabatini for 20 years.

Anthropology
MA from the University of Helsinki.

Physiotherapy
Specialised studies of physiotherapy in neurology, Helsinki
Specialised studies of neurological problems with children and babies, London

Birth preparation
Courses with Janet Balaskas at the Active Birth Centre, London
Courses with Blandine Calais Germain: anatomy and physiology of the pelvis, Helsinki
Training in Birth Preparation `Parto y Movimiento` (Birth and Movement) by Nuria Vives Pares, Girona, Spain

Experience

Malla worked for many years as a physiotherapist for children with special needs. She has been a yoga teacher for 35 years and started developing yoga as preparation for labour and birth more than two decades ago.

Malla has trained yoga teachers in accordance with the philosophy of Vanda Scaravelli (two-year course) in 2010-2011 and in 2013-2014.

She started the Pregnancy Yoga teachers` training program in 2017.

Publications

Four books on yoga (all in Finnish)
DVD  Yoga, Pregnancy and Birth, 2015

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