Welcome to Ashtanga Yoga Shala

Shala is Sanskrit and means School. We are a Yoga School located in the Heart of Aarhus of 16 years, and we love our Shala. When we are not occupied teaching, you can meet us here in the hours mentioned here below. Pass by and we'll make you a cup of tee. We look forward meeting you.

Mon & Wed 4.30-4.55 pm og 6.30-6.45 pm

+45 5389 0032 (best Mon-Fri: 12 am -2.30 pm) - or feel free to send a text for a quick reply

Søren Frichs Vej 36 G, lok. 09, 8230 Åbyhøj



Ashtanga Yoga Shala offers several forms of yoga, multiple classes, multiple levels and multiple disciplines. Find out more here and get a better understanding of which class and level is right for you.

If you already know our different classes, you can go directly to the schedule and booking here. You select the class you would like to see in the schedule under ‘category’.

Beginner Classes

For those of you who are completely without or have some prior experience with Ashtanga Yoga. A thorough introduction to the basic principles and positions. We will spend a good deal of time on the breathing and the sun salutes, as well as the standing poses. We will explain how the positions must be made accurately and safely so that you get some good habits right from the start.

Monday kl. 7.00 – 8.30 pm Starts | 12.08.2019 | 02.09.2019 | 30.09.2019 | 04.11.2019 | 02.12.2019

Wednesday 7.00 – 9.30 pm or 10.00 – 11.30 am Starts | 14.08.2019 | 04.09.2019 | 02.10.2019 | 06.11.2019 | 04.12.2019

Also beginner classes Thursday and Saturday – see Yoga with Peter – further down this page


Yoga for Flexibility

Do you feel really stiff ? And are you considering starting yoga, but are afraid that you are not flexible enough? Then this class is right for you. Yoga is not just for the supple - and in fact, you who feel more stiff can get a lot out of yoga. You just have to know how to work with the body.

On this class you will learn

  • The principles of how to stretch the body
  • How to use breathing to release the muscles
  • The classic key positions (eg upwardfacing dog, downward facing dog, triangle position, warrior, etc.)
  • How to stay in the positions a little longer than usual so that the effect goes deeper.

The yoga room will be heated up, making it more comfortable for the stiff muscles.
The level is light / moderate.

This Class starts up March 3rd.


“Stretch your back – someone like me can’t get enough of it. With a sedentary working life and many hours in front of the computer, “All Better Backs” are a clear investment in movement now and in the future. Calm pace and exercises where you can feel your limits yourself. Miles leads and gives good exercises for the back and body, also exercises you can do yourself against the wall at home. Better Backs are yoga exercises, breathing and core training 😀 “   

Kis Jakobsen

Better Backs

Do you feel that your back is a bit weak, or do you often have back pain?
Then yoga can be one of the best ways to strengthen your back and thereby prevent injuries. You just have to get started before it's too late to know how to work your body properly.

On this class you get

  • A fun and varied yoga program
  • Practice the positions that are good for the back (both from Ashtanga yoga and from traditional Hatha yoga forms)
  • Focus on the alignment of the body to make the yoga position beneficial for the back.
  • Selection of poses and counter poses and positions that give core strength.

The level is light / moderate


Ashtanga I-II

For those of you, who have been practicing Ashtanga for a few seasons and would like to learn how to practice the series properly with a focus on the transitions (how to get in and out of the positions) and breathing.You will be corrected so that you learn the alignment of the body in the yoga postures. At the same time you will work with steadiness and flow.You will work up a good sweat and experience what it is like to be present in a meditative flow. You will learn the traditional Indian teaching method where one counts the transitions and the breaths. It is not a requirement that you can make lotus position as we show you the best modifications to the positions. The level is moderate / hard.


Mysore style

Self practice. You move through the series at your own pace and get individual guidance and corrections from the teacher. When you are ready, new positions are added. Some experience with Ashtanga Yoga is a prerequisite BUT you do not need to be familiar with the order of the positions to join. The course is taught in Danish, but English will be used if needed.


Full primary counted vinyasa

A trip all the way through the first series - from the initial sun salutes to the closing positions in a energetic flow. We will follow the correct vinyasa method as taught by Sharath and Saraswati at the KPJ Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, South India. Anyone with previous experience can participate. You don't have to be able to do the whole series, you can just take a break when we reach some positions you don't know. As the focus is the flow, there will be no deeper instruction for the individual positions, so this class is not suitable for beginners.


Yoga with Peter

(former ‘Beginner and Ashtanga I’)

These classes are open to beginners as well as experienced. Practitioners will be introduced to the basic techniques needed for a strengthening as well as soothing yoga practice. The pace is slow so it is also ok for you who have injuries.

There is an emphasis on the primary yoga positions used in the Ashtanga routine but the class structure will be different each time and will be based on the needs of the participants


Yoga with Marika

Marika implements different styles and practices of yoga in her classes, such as Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga with a special focus on breathing. Her intention is to create a safe and relaxed environment that allows people to become aware of their body and can help them to look beyond the mat and into themselves.


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