If you’re new to Ashtanga Yoga, it may be appropriate to start by attenting a beginners/foundation course in order to get an insight into how this type of yoga is practiced. The foundation courses are also aimed at those who have already practiced other types of yoga, but who want to learn the Ashtanga yoga method thoroughly and gain better knowledge of its principles.
Beginners/foundation courses provide you with the basics of Ashtanga yoga. We start with a brief introduction into the philosophy of yoga followed by a gradual learning of standing asanas (positions) from the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series. We focus mainly on learning how to synchronize breath and movement (vinyasa krama), understand the concept of Bandha (energy locks in the body) and Drishti (focus for the eyes).
All course participants are encouraged to join the Mysore classes in parallel with the course. Mysore-style is the traditional way of practicing the method of Ashtanga Yoga. You can read more about those classes here. One complementary Mysore class per week is included in the foundation course price.
Should you have questions, please also read the sections “FAQ” and “General practice advice ” on this website before you come to practice. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information. Please note that we have an age limit of 16 years and require guardian approval for all participants under 18 years old.
In the 2022 we offer several Ashtanga yoga foundation courses level 1 and 2 as well as special introductory sessions at our premises in Malmö (Värnhemstorget). Planned course and intro dates are listed below – click on the links for detailed information.
8-week course on Saturdays starting on 1st October at 10-11:30 at Värnhem. More info and registration here.
6-week course on Mondays starting on 7th November at 17:15-18:45 at Värnhem. More info and registration here
8-week course on Mondays starting on 30th January 2023 at 17:15-18:45 at Värnhem. More info and registration here.
8-week course on Saturdays starting on 4th March at 10-11:30 at Värnhem. More info and registration here
8-week course on Mondays starting on 17th April 2023 at 17:15-18:45 at Värnhem. More info and registration here.
6-week course on Thursdays starting on 10th November at 17:15-18:45 at Värnhem. More info and registration here.
9-week course on Wednesdays starting on 25th January 2023 at 17:30-19 at Värnhem. More info and registration here .
9-week course on Wednesdays starting on 12th April 2023 at 17:30-19 at Värnhem. More info and registration here
6-week course on Saturdays starting on 13th May at 10-11:30 at Värnhem. More info soon
New courses are planned continously. Please subscribe to our newsletter in order to not miss the next course start. All our foundation courses are run in collaboration with Medborgarskolan. Through them you can also find courses/classes at our second branch in Lund (Ashtanga Yoga Lund). Pre-registration is required for all courses.