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Ashtanga I

Led class program – 10x Tuesdays
26th of March – 28th of May 2024

70 min – 1/2 Primary Series + Beginning of the Intermediate series
Beginner-friendly yoga practice

10x Tuesdays 26.3. – 28.5.2024

19.40 – 20.50

Teaching in English

Espoo, Olari

Availability: Many free spots

All levels

This is a 70 min led class of accessible ashtanga yoga course for all levels. Previous experience in hatha, ashtanga or vinyasa style yoga is not required, but if you have, you will be deepening your practice and knowledge of yoga. We repeat the basics (breathing technique, fundamentals and practice philosophy) during the first session if there are new beginners present in the course 🙂

For whom?

– Ashtangis who are already familiar with the practice.
– Beginners who are prepared for a physical yoga asana practice.

Modified Primary + Beginning of Intermediate series

During the classes we practice about 1/2 primary series and the first backbends of the intermediate series, modified for a mixed group setting. As the course progresses, we will be adding new postures and variations in to the 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


  • 10 Tuesdays at 19.40 – 20.50, 26.3. – 28.5.2024
  • 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.


10 x 70min sessions: 179€

What if I miss a class?

If you miss a class you are free to join the other class in Espoo on Tuesdays, as long as this course is ongoing, and the Tuesday course is ongoing. You can substitute a missed class for any reason of absence (work, party, travel).

After the course you can request a refund only with a valid doctors note when signing up for another yoga course with Alex, if you are eligible for refund (sick-leave).


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 due to sick leave 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.


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.

You can pay the course with electronic sports notes (ePassi, Edenred, SMARTUM), with your normal internet banking, or a combination of both. If you want to pay by cash, please do so before the course starts by showing up after any ongoing class (see the schedule).

Registration form

Binding course registration

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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