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Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners

8x Tuesdays at 19.45 – 20.45
20th August – 8th October 2024

8x Tuesdays 20.8. – 8.10.2024

19.45 – 20.45 (first session 19.00 – 20.45)

Teaching in English

Espoo, Olari

Availability: Free spots available

Learn Ashtanga Yoga with Alex

This course is designed to give you the foundation for Ashtanga Yoga half primary series over 8 weeks.

Ashtanga yoga is a system of yoga postures linked together in a slow rhythmic flow of breath and dynamic movements, originating from India. When practiced regularly, this practice gives vibrant health and a strong body, mind and breath awareness.

Anyone can start

There is no system of yoga that would fit every single person. The practice needs to be personalised, which is where some of Alex’s expertise lie in – to teach yoga that works and feels comfortable enough regardless of your physical health or fitness background.

Sure it will be challenging, and it is challenging for everybody. Practicing yoga is a lot about personal growth, and you have heard this a million times before, but growth only happens when you step out of your comfort zone!

First session longer – Intro included

Our first session is longer, starting at 19.00, and includes an introduction to the Ashtanga Yoga Method of 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 Petri Räisänen & Juha Javanainen from Helsingin Astanga Joogakoulu in their summer camp in Houtskari.

Since then Alex has been teaching over 4000 hours of yoga classes with a wide range of people, while managing Yogashala Raseborg, and has actively been practicing with different world renowned teachers on different workshop, such as Eddie Stern, Kino McGregor, Simon Borg-Olivier, and 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 body 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.”

Location and time


  • 8x Tuesdays at 19.45 – 20.45, 20.8 – 8.10.2024
  • We practice in Matinkylän Pirtti close to Iso Omena
  • Address: Keskipäivänkuja 4, 02210 ESPOO
  • Teaching in English

What to bring?

Bring your own yoga mat and soft clothes in which you can move freely. We usually don’t drink during practice, but it can be good to bring a bottle of water.

Please avoid using perfumes in class, and practice in a clean practice outfit.


Full course 8 sessions: 149€


Pre-registration is required. Full payment is required to reserve your spot in the course. There will be a 40€ administration fee on refunds for cancellations made before July 12, 2024. There are no refunds or credits granted for cancellations made on or after July 12, 2024.


After signing up for this ashtanga yoga course in Espoo you will get an invoice to your email address with 7 days payment time. The invoice is sent manually 0-1 days after you sign up, and you will get a notification by SMS to your phone when the invoice has been sent.

Your spot is secured only after successful payment of the course. 

You can pay the course with electronic sports notes (ePassi, Edenred, SMARTUM), with your normal internet banking, or a combination of both.

Registration form

Ashtanga for Beginners

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.

This is a binding registration form.




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