The 5 Elements Wisdom Academy
The 5 Elements Wisdom Academy brings together knowledge of 3 main ancient traditions, Chinese Medicine, Indian Yogic Philosophy and Shamanism, fused with cutting edge medical knowledge and scientific research.
We seek to bridge the ancient´s wisdom with modern science to provide tools for you to create a life filled with purpose, joy and optimal health. We believe that by living in accordance with the rhythms and qualities of nature, we can experience harmony within ourselves and the world around us.
The Five Elemental energies of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water encompass all the myriad phenomena of Nature. It is a paradigm that applies equally to humans– The Yellow Emperor´s Classic of Internal Medicine
In today´s hectic world, we are becoming increasingly disconnected from ourselves, our true state of being and the natural world around us. We believe that this separation is the root cause of most of today’s mental and physical health issues as well as the environmental challenges we face on a planetary level.
What we offer
Yin Yoga & 5 Elements of Chinese Medicine 100 hours Teacher Training
19 Feb - 1 March 2024, Thailand
During this course you will learn how to view the universe through the lens of the 5 Elements from a Chinese Medicine perspective and tap into nature’s healing wisdom.
Wisdom of the Ancestors Master Training 200 hours
September 2025, Koh Phangan, Thailand
This training combines Chinese Medicine, 5 Elements Yoga Therapy and South American shamanism, with the discoveries of vibrational medicine, neuro-science and the quantum healing field. Ready to make a shift in your life, this training is for you!
Yin & Yang Yoga Teacher Training 200 hours
June 2025, Norway
This program blends multiple styles of yoga into one course. Combining modern teaching techniques with ancient wisdom, we will work with you to deepen your understanding of the yoga practice and lifestyle, no matter your level of practice.
5 Elements & Power of the Heart Training 50 hours
May 2025, Italy
This program is designed for yoga teachers, medical doctors, coaches and TCM practitioners. We will explore the Western Scientific foundation of HeartCoherence, the old Chinese philosophy of the Heart, the Japanese concept of IKIGAI and the ‘Golden Path’.
The 5 Elements & Yin Yoga Teacher Training offered me something fresh and exciting not just as a yoga teacher, but also as an individual. I was inspired by the depth of the teachings of both Marcela and Tobias and the palpable passion for what they do. I loved the reflective aspect of yin coupled with the connection to the elements which is something quite unique. It is also a highly creative practice with the combination of poses, music and wisdom teachings. It has heightened my connection to yoga, nature and ultimately to my sense of self. Thank you guys. Quite extraordinary! More please!
The knowledge, experience, and depth that Tobias brought to the 5 Elements seminar were refreshing and inspiring. Be ready to go deep with Tobias. As vast amounts of information are dumped and compressed into your being, do not fret, as he mindfully holds space to expand. His ability to use real life experience in his delivery is done in such a manner that the information flows freely into the depths of your consciousness, rather than asking your brain to work to unpack and then reorganize it later. The charisma and playful nature that name just a couple parts of his constitution really cultivate and allow for an environment rich for growth and connection. More often then not, time seemed to be fleeting. As if once the gears got going, we were in a literal time warp and before we knew it the seminar was over, leaving us still fresh and yearning for more! Excited to learn amidst his presence again and to see the evolution of this work. I highly recommend anyone interested in Chinese medicine and the 5 elements to link up with Tobias and this inspirational seminar.
I got to take their 5 Elements Immersion a few months ago in Thailand and it was phenomenal!! These teachers are incredibly knowledgeable, funny, engaging, open and available to our many questions. It’s a challenging but really powerful area of study. We also got to explore Face Reading, which was really fun and illuminating. I’m so grateful for the experience of studying and learning with them and I really look forward to the next opportunity. So if you are considering doing a training with Tobias, Marcela and Nienke you’re in for a real treat! Enjoy, you’re gonna love it!
I had been feeling stuck in my life, career and family. I hoped a Face Reading would give me a different perspective. It was amazing! Dr. Stoop was the perfect choice for this very personal insight for me. She uses the tool of Chinese Face Reading along with her deep and varied knowledge of people to help them see their “Best Face.” I came out of the session (skype) feeling lighter and more free than I had in months. Shortly after the session I was moving forward in career paths and family relationships. Oh!, and yes, my face changed! The next morning my lips were soft and filled out, not thin and pale. I was so surprised I sent a photo. I am looking forward to the next session!
Marcela exudes light, happiness and good vibes. She teaches with so much passion and genuine love for yoga, but also teaches with great strength and clarity. She brings laughter and grace to her teaching style and makes learning interesting and fun. It was amazing to learn from her and connect with her on and off the mat. Marcela has something very special and her energy is contagious. The softness in her yin classes allows students to completely let go and open themselves up. She balances yin and yang beautifully!!
I took a 1 week Chinese Medicine & Face Reading & Yin Yoga Immersion with Marcela, Tobias and Nienke in Thailand and it was a very deep journey for me. Personally, I was able not only to understand my emotions better, but also learned how to work with them in a healing way. I learned so much about the 5 Elements of Nature, how to identify imbalances and how to bring them back to a balanced state of being. On a professional level, it gave me a greater understanding of the human body and how yoga poses can affect the emotional and mental states of my students, increasing my awareness as a teacher. It was an incredible training and I loved every second of it.
Pursue the things you love doing, then do them so well that others can’t take their eyes off you.” As soon as I read this quote it brought Marcela to mind. Yoga is her life, her love, her passion, and her truth. She teaches from the heart. I felt safe and confident in her capable hands. She is a true inspiration with her knowledge of Yoga, her intuition and kindness with the human heart. She radiates beauty from outside and within and you can feel this just by being in her presence.
From the moment you meet Marcela you’re overcome with a sense of peace, calm and mindfulness that she radiates in everything she does – from drinking a glass of water to guiding you through a challenging asana sequence. She makes you feel as though in that moment you are sharing with her that you are only thing that matters to her. Marcela fosters confidence and knowledge in her students allowing them to glimpse their full potential, encouraging them to exist in the moment and embrace their uniqueness and style. She is a beautiful gift to the world of yoga.