If you are new to Ashtanga Yoga attending a beginner’s/foundation course may be the best option to get an insight into what the practice is about. The foundation courses are also suitable to practitioners of other styles of yoga who would like to learn Ashtanga thoroughly and understand more about its background and methodology.
Beginner’s courses cover the basics of Ashtanga yoga starting with a short introduction to yoga philosophy followed by a gradual learning of some asanas (sun salutations, standing postures, finishing postures) of the Ashtanga yoga primary series. Focus is particularly put on linking breath and movement in the so called vinyasa krama system. We also learn about Bandhas (energy locks in the body) and Drishti (focus).
Students attending beginner’s courses are encouraged to attend Mysore classes in parallel to the course. One free Mysore session per week is complementary in the course price. Before coming to practice please consult the FAQ section and General practice advice on this website for more information, or contact us if you have any specific questions. Please note that we an age requirement of 16 years or older and ask for parental approval for members younger than 18.
Upcoming introductory sessions and courses winter 2020/21
In the winter/spring of 2021 we offer several beginners’ courses in Ashtanga yoga on level 1+2 at our studio at Värnhemstorget. See all planned event dates listed below and click on the links for more information. We’re also cooperate with Yoga Ashtanga at Limhamn who offers several courses there (see this link).
- Beginners Level 1
Introductory session Monday 28 December at 17.15-18.45 at Värnhem. More info and registration here
Introductory session Monday 11 January at 17.15-18.45 at Värnhem. More info and registration here
8-week course on Mondays starting 25 January 2021 at 17.15-18.45 at Värnhem. More info and registration here.
8-week course on Mondays starting 12 April 2021 at 17.15-18.45 at Värnhem. More info and registration here
- Beginners Level 2
Thursdays starting 21 January 2021 at 17:15-18:45. 8-week course. More information and registration here.
Thursdays starting 15 April 2021 at 17:15-18:45. 8-week course. More information and registration here.