10x Tuesdays 9.1. – 19.3.2024 | 19.40 – 20.55
Led Class Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
ALL LEVELS – BEGINNER FRIENDLY
This is a led class ashtanga yoga course that is suitable for both beginners, and for you who have practiced yoga previously. We repeat the basics (breathing technique, fundamentals and practice philosophy) during the first session if there are new beginners present 🙂
Ashtanga Yoga Led Class – All levels
The practice in this class will be adapted to the whole group.
Anyone can start practicing ashtanga yoga, regardless of age and fitness level.
During each session we practice a little bit more than half of the primary series in a led class setting.
If you already practice ashtanga yoga and wish to develop your own practice at your own pace (the traditional teaching style), please have a look at the Mysore style program in Espoo.
What is ashtanga yoga?
In ashtanga yoga you will learn to practice a set sequence of traditional yoga postures concentrated in a meditative flow to the rhythm of your own breath.
This is a strong yoga practice, and equally developing softness and a more supple body.
Each posture is always adapted to the abilities of the student. No forcing, no pushing, and you will get hands on feedback and corrections for postures (physical contact not mandatory).
When we progress through the course, you will learn more and more of the Primary Series (Yoga Chikitsa) in Ashtanga Yoga.
You must be able to sit down on the floor and get back up with your own effort to join this class.
In best cases you can see more strength, endurance, flexibility and maybe improved bodily functions and/or wellbeing already after a few months of regular practice.
- Ashtangis who are already familiar with the practice.
- Beginners who are prepared for a physical yoga asana practice.
Meet your teacher
Alex is a Swedish-speaking Finn who started to practice yoga at home in 2013, and has been practicing and teaching hatha and vinyasa yoga since 2014 (Seasonal Yoga). During the summer of 2015 Alex fell in love with the depth of the ashtanga yoga practice in 2015 with his teachers in Helsingin Astanga Joogakoulu in their summer camp in Houtskari (Petri Räisänen & Juha Javanainen). Since then Alex has been teaching over 3000 hours of yoga classes with a wide range of people, while managing Raseborgs Yogaskola, and has actively been practicing with different world renowned teachers on different workshop, such as Eddie Stern, Kino McGregor, Simon Borg-Olivier, and also online courses with David Garrigues.
“To me it’s important that the practices are taught in a safe, healthy and effective way for each student. As a yoga teacher it is important to understand that all people are different, and to embrace, or celebrate, the movement patterns of each individual.
In my teaching style you will learn to turn your senses inward (pratyāhāra), you will improve your focus and learn to practice to the rhythm of your own breath. The meditation and concentration makes the practice meaningful, and is a gateway to your inner dimensions. A yoga practice should be a practice in concentration and meditation. In ashtanga and hatha yoga we use our bodies to practice and achieve this.
We start simple, and the more you practice, the more you will learn at your own ideal pace while your body becomes stronger and softer, and your mind becomes more focused.”
PRICING for 10 sessions
Regular pricing: 184€
Discount group: 172€
Discount group: retired, under 18, student
REFUNDS FOR UPCOMING COURSES: Due to separate renting of the yoga shala in Espoo, we cannot offer any refunds on your payments in case you cannot make it to class – BUT when you sign up for the next course, you will get previously missed classes discounted from the course price with a doctors note. If you miss a class because of travel or a birthday party, you will not be eligible to get the missed classes discounted from future courses.
Example: If you miss 1 class and have a valid doctors note for sick-leave, you will get your paid value of 1 class from the previous course discounted from the next course in Espoo you sign up for.
WHAT YOU GET
– 10 weekly in-person group practice sessions in Espoo
– Strong willpower
– More flexibility
– More strength
– Better concentration
– A wider understanding of your self
LANGUAGE – OPETUSKIELI
Main teaching language is English, but Swedish and Finnish will also be possible.
TIME AND PLACE – MATINKYLÄ / PIISPANKYLÄ
- 10 Tuesdays at 19.40 – 20.55
- No practice during the winter sports break
- We practice in Matinkylän Pirtti close to Iso Omena
- Address: Keskipäivänkuja 4, 02210 ESPOO
Registration / Sign-up form
After signing up for this ashtanga yoga course in Espoo you will get an invoice to your email address with 7 days payment time. Your spot is secured after successful payment of the course.
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Availability updated manually 6th of January 2024