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Led Primary Series and Prānāyāma fundamentals

Saturday 18th of May 2024

10.30 – 12.45 Led Full Primary Series with Alex

18th of May

10.30 – 12.45

Teaching in English

Espoo, Soukka / Sökö

Availability: Many free spots

Full primary series

This is a longer led class for you who is curious of the whole primary series in ashtanga yoga, and want to experience the meditative flow of a steady rhythm of the full primary series practice (yoga chikitsa).

The purpose

One purpose of a counted led class is to refine the steadiness of your practice. By counting each breath at a steady pace, the teacher provides a rhythm for a meditative practice, as well as you will be refreshing the steps on how to enter and exit all the asanas (vinyāsa).

For those of you who practice Mysore style – visiting a led class every now and then is a good idea to refine and repeat the vinyasas in the practice.

Prānāyāma fundamentals

We will look at an overview how prānāyāma relates to the practice of the eight steps of ashtanga yoga, before we dive into the practices and philosophies of pranayama of the Hatha yoga pradipika, and what Alex have learned from his teachers regarding prānāyāma and kriya hatha practices (nauli etc).

We will practice simplified prānāyāma, and gradually build up for a longer session. Suitable for all levels.

All levels

This is a longer led class of the ashtanga yoga primary series course for all yogis who have taken at least a beginners course in ashtanga yoga.

You do not need to have practiced the whole primary series before joining this class. Accessible options are introduced in the more complicated asanas.

For whom?

  • Anyone who have practiced in Alex’s led ashtanga yoga classes (or mysore classes)
  • Anyone who is familiar with ashtanga yoga and curious to try the full primary series

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


  • Saturday 18th of May 2024 at 10.30 – 12.45
  • We practice in Soukan nuorisotila
  • Address: Soukantie 13, 02360 Espoo (third floor)
  • 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.


2h 15 min Led Primary Series and Prānāyāma fundamentals: 32€


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.


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.

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.

This is a binding registration form.




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