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Mysore & Beginner Mysore – Espoo

    10x Tuesdays 9.1. – 19.3.2024 | 18.00 – 19.35

    Ashtanga Mysore Program in Espoo with Alex Lemberg

    Having a self-practice is essential

    In these classes you will start learning more from the ashtanga yoga system than what we can do in the led classes, and you will get a more personalized practice routine.

    While there is immense value in attending led yoga classes, the true magic of yoga often unfolds when you cultivate a self-practice. Initially, you may rely on classes to guide you, but as you advance, the self-practice is where you can truly connect with your inner Self.

    Developing a self-practice is essential for deeper exploration of the inner sanctuary of your body, mind and spirit, and learning when to let go, when to be soft, and when to be strong.

    People practicing in Alex’s previous Ashtanga course in the old yoga shala Anandamaya Yoga and Wellness in Kauklahti, Espoo (January 2023)

    What is Mysore style practice?

    Mysore style practice is a self-paced practice with one on one teaching, but in a group setting. This is the traditional way of practicing ashtanga yoga.

    This means that you need to remember your own practice, or be able to practice with the practice sheet of the asana sequence.

    REQUIREMENT: The completion of an ashtanga yoga beginners course or a led class ashtanga yoga program. You must be able to start and finish the practice without the help of a teacher (sun salutations and finishing sequence).

    Beginner Mysore

    Beginners in this self practice method are welcome to join and start learning this self-paced method of ashtanga yoga. This is the traditional way of practicing ashtanga yoga.

    We will start the first session with talking about this practice philosophy, and any questions you may have will be answered. After the intro we start practicing.

    In my teaching style I prefer to teach you healthy set-ups for each pose (for all levels), so that you get versatile and beneficial asana practice on a whole.

    We start by learning a short asana practice, and keep adding in more asanas and practices during the progress of the course.

    Health benefits

    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.

    For whom?

    • Ashtangis who have completed a beginners course in ashtanga yoga (or similar), and want to start learning the Mysore method.
    • Ashtangis who already practice Mysore style.

    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. If you sign up with the Early-bird offer, you would get 16,90€ discounted if you are eligible for a refund.


    – 10 weekly in-person group practice sessions in Espoo
    – Strong willpower
    – More flexibility
    – More strength
    – Better concentration
    – A wider understanding of your self


    Main teaching language is English, but Swedish and Finnish will also be possible.


    • 10 Tuesdays at 18.00 – 19.35
    • No practice during the winter sports break
    • We practice in Matinkylän Pirtti close to Iso Omena
    • Address: Keskipäivänkuja 4, 02210 ESPOO


    Alexander Lemberg (E-RYT / YACEP certified since 2015)

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