Tidig morgonmysore i Esbo torsdagar mellan kl 6-8
Aamumysore Espoossa torstaisin klo 6-8 välissä
Opetus pääasiassa englanniksi, mutta voit asioida sekä ruotsiksi että suomeksi, ja vastaan parhaani mukaan suomeksi.
8 x Thursdays 1.9. – 20.10.2022 between 06.00 – 08.00
in Anandamaya Yoga & Wellness in Espoo, Kauklahti
Beginners start one week earlier at 25th of August with an introduction session (2 beginner spots left for the intro)
Note: If you are currently taking the “Ashtanga Starter Course”, then you do NOT need the intro on August 25th!

Beginners welcome – Please read!

These Mysore morning yoga classes are great for both beginners and more experienced practitioners who already have their own Mysore practice. If Mysore-style practice is completely new to you, you can (and must) attend the introduction on 25th of August in order to join the Mysore classes and get yourself started 😎 You will get a small set of practices during the intro, and then you’re ready to start practicing in the Mysore room and the teacher will guide you further. You will be asked to do your practice at home on your own at least once more every week. Twice more if you are really enthusiastic 😉 More info below.
Warm welcome 😊

PS. If you are currently taking the Ashtanga starter course, these morning Mysore classes are perfect for you to start practicing your Mysore practice.

Unlocking the mystery – What is a Mysore yoga class?

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What is Mysore style?

Ashtanga yoga is meant to be practiced individually as a personal and tailored practice. In a Mysore style class everybody is welcome to practice together, young, old, fit, unfit, experienced practitioners and beginners. The teachings are tailored to each student individually according to fitness level, mental capacity and previous experience.

The name “Mysore” comes from a city in India where Sri K Pattabhi Jois was teaching what he learnt from his master Sri T Krischnamacharya. Today the yoga school in Mysore is run by Pattabhi Jois’ grandson Sharath Jois.

Intro for beginners on August 25th (mandatory / pakollinen – no exceptions!)

You are welcome to start your practice between 06.00 – 06.45, but we do the opening chant at 06.15, which is quite nice to join 🙂

Experienced yogis and yoginis

Experienced Mysore yoga practitioners can use the full 2h for the practice if needed. The typical length of the morning practice is around 1-1,5h at your own ideal pace.

What to expect as a beginner

As a beginner you can expect to spend about 30-45 minutes in the yoga shala in the morning when you first start practicing. You do not practice the full 2 hours we’re open (nobody does… ok, some people do 😅). You will gradually learn more at your own pace, and your practice will become longer after a while. We focus on doing shorter practices in the beginning, but more often. Repetition, self-discipline and consistency is key to any practice.

You will always be given instructions on your own level, and develop a more personal relationship with your yoga teacher.

Ashtanga Mysore & health benefits

Mysore practice is one of the biggest strengths of ashtanga yoga, and you will learn to internalise the practice more quickly, increase your concentration and focus, and strengthen your overall health.

In best cases you will see improvements of strength, endurance, flexibility and digestion already after a few months of regular practice, and regulation of the nervous system. Maybe you’ll have easier to stay calm during a stressful day 🙂

Alex can help you with primary series (yoga chikitsa) and intermediate series (nadi shodhana) asanas, and other hatha yoga practices as well.

Meet your teacher

Alex is a Swedish-speaking Finn who became fascinated by Indian music and culture around 2004, but didn’t start to practice yoga asana until 2013. In 2014 Alex attended a 1-year long Hatha Vinyasa teacher training with Suvi Hakala, Sue Woodd and Julie Hansen in Espoo, called Seasonal Yoga.

“The teachings from this intensive teacher training period was excellent, but there was still something missing in my yoga practice. I was missing structure and discipline. I was missing tradition and lineage. The value of having a structured practice, and structured practice routines is indescribable in words and needs to be experienced.”

During the summer of 2016 Alex fell in love with the depth of the ashtanga yoga practice and tradition with his teachers from Helsingin Astanga Joogakoulu on their summer camp in Houtskari: Petri Räisänen & Juha Javanainen, who are two very competent and compassionate yoga teachers that have been practicing with Pattabhi Jois and many other teachers.

“The ashtanga yoga camp in Houtskari was such a profound experience that it came to completely change the course of my yoga practice and teachings, and I haven’t missed a single summer camp since! I consider my main teachers in this tradition to be Juha and Petri who has been guiding me on this path.”

Since 2014 Alex has been teaching over 3000 hours of yoga classes with a wide range of people, while managing Raseborgs Yogaskola in Tammisaari, and has actively been practicing with different world renowned teachers on different workshops, such as Eddie Stern, Kino McGregor, Simon Borg-Olivier, and also 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 certain yoga postures and practices are simply not suitable for everybody.

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 bodies 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.”

What is Ashtanga Yoga?

  • Yoga postures, asana, according to traditional practice series, which help you to remember the practice, to see your own progress, and gives a sense of belonging to this old tradition of hatha and ashtanga yoga.
  • The postures are easy in the beginning, and gradually gets more and amore demanding (vinyāsa krama).
  • The postures are combined with breath and movement, vinyāsa. This is how we enter and exit every posture.
  • Internal muscle and energy control, bandhas. Proper action in asana.
  • Practice on an empty stomach (avoid having dinner right before practice).
  • Heating ujjayi breathing, increased metabolism, sweat and inner focus (pratyāhāra). Helps to regulate your nervous system.
  • Gaze and focus, drśhti, gives concentration (dhārana), which you take further into meditation (dhyāna).
  • You learn progressively and develop an independent practice (mysore style) which is tailored to your own body, your needs and life situation.
  • Ashtanga yoga is meant to be practiced individually as a personal practice. During a Mysore-style class, everybody is practicing individually in a group setting, and the teacher helps all students individually.
  • You get a life-long yoga practice to assist you in learning and growing as a human being.
  • A practice to gain more willpower and self discipline – good for us lazy people 😅
  • Usually the teacher doesn’t say how to feel in the practice. We want you to have your own experience. For the same reason we typically don’t have music in class, because certain music induces certain emotions. Let the internal sound of your ujjayi breath be your music.

Ashtanga yoga is unique

Ashtanga yoga is unique system of yoga practices where we learn traditional hatha yoga postures, asana, that we interlink into a flow, vinyasa, with our breathing, ujjayi.

We practice a pre-defined series of postures, that you will learn by heart when you practice regularly. Since the postures are always in the same order, you will be able to let go of your thoughts and gain focus and concentration quicker, and you will also be able to see your own progress already from the beginning.

Increased metabolism

You will get warm very quickly during the practice, so be prepared to get sweaty. Usually these practice increase your digestive power and have a purifying effect on the whole body. Please practice on an empty stomach if possible. Do not have a mig meal right before practice.

Better health and wellbeing is a common side effect of a regular practice. Usually you will see a change in your bodily functions, strength and flexibility already after a few months of practice.

“Without commitment you will never start – without consistency you will never get where you want” -Self discipline


DROP-IN: 22€
ALL 8 SESSIONS: 144€ (save 32€)

7 sessions: 135€ (if you need to skip the last session 20th Oct during the schools autumn holiday)

You can book all 8 sessions to secure your spot for the two months, or participate on drop-in basis if there are spots available. You can pay by cash, credit card or electrical sport notes (ePassi etc…).

If you book all 8 weeks and fall ill you will get a refund only if: 1. You have a doctors note and 2. You have paid with money e.g. invoice, cash or bank cards. We cannot refund sport notes.

Maximum number of students simultaneously in the shala: 14


Main teaching language is English, but Swedish and Finnish will also be possible.


8 Thursdays between 06.00 – 08.00 in Anandamaya Yoga & Wellness Studio in Kauklahti (Köklax) Espoo.

Please arrive and start your practice between 6.00 – 6.45am. Opening chant at 6.15.

Address: Emil Halmeen tie 1F, 02780 Espoo (Kauklahti)


Alex Lemberg (E-RYT & YACEP 2015 – 2022)


We will only be accepting 14 students in this Mysore class – so don’t wait to sign up if you want to join the Mysore mornings with Alex in Espoo.

This is a binding registration.

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