Strength, flexibility and inner peace
Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic yoga practice, that follows a fixed series of asanas (poses) in which we use Ujjayi breathing, bandhas (energy locks) and drishti (gazing point). By consciously moving in and out of the asanas we create strength and flexibility, as well as inner peace.
The beauty of Ashtanga Yoga lies in doing the same yoga poses every practice, which allows us the opportunity of introspection and growth. Through the practice we become more aware of our thought- and behavioural patterns and we can transform them into more clarity and sense of purpose.
I teach the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series in a functional manner; using the strong foundation of the method that is passed down to us by Sri. T. Krishnamacharya, to explore your personal way of practicing Ashtanga Yoga. We will look into your abilities as well as your limitations, and find suitable modifications to develop a meaningful and sustainable yoga practice (over time).
Ashtanga Yoga is great for those who wish to build up a strong self practice, who love (or need) structure and like to be challenged a bit, physically as well as mentally.
My main sources of inspiration on my Ashtanga Yoga path (as a practitioner and yoga teacher) are: Petri Räisänen, Juha Javanainen and Marke Murtomäki from Helsingin Astanga Joogakoulu (Helsinki). I am forever grateful for the teachings I have received from my first Ashtanga Yoga teachers Claudia Pradella and Eva Ugolini from Delight Yoga (Amsterdam. NL). Over the years, I have attended many Ashtanga Yoga classes and workshops with various international teachers such as Eddie Stern, David Swenson, Lieno Miele, Govinda Kai, Saraswathi Jois, Alexander Medin, Mark Robberds and Laruga Glaser.