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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-thurs 4.30-4.55 pm og 6.30-6.55 pm

+45 2567 9932 (best Mon-Fri 12 am -2.30 pm)

Nørre Allé 70E (the back building), 8000 Aarhus C

info@ashtangayoga.dk

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FAQ & BEGINNER INFO

Here you find some FAQ, that may also help you
Where is the School?

Nørre Allé 70 E (the back building), 8000 Aarhus C. In the courtyard next to the Fair Bar. In the pink building, the same building as Atica Acupuncture.

Where can I park?

If you are in a car then come on time. Parking in the yard is possible, but only in our 4 signposted parking spaces. Parking is only allowed with valid parking voucher obtained from the notice board in the shala. Parking without a parking permit or in other parking spaces is at your own risk. If all parking spaces are occupied, there are good opportunities in the small streets next door.

How do I start?

By signing up and creating a Membership. Our beginner Classes are a thorough introduction to the most important elements of Ashtanga Yoga. When the course is complete you can either continue on Beginner again or Ashtanga 1-2. or Ashtanga / Hatha Fusion.
→ Read about Membership & Booking

Which membership type should I choose?

Read about our various forms of  and recommendations here

Do you do discounts?

We offer discounts to students, and the more you practice, the cheaper it gets per time. You can choose from a Monthly Membership, Class Pass or Single Class.

How good should I be before I start / how flexible should I be?

Everyone can start at Ashtanga Yoga, no matter how old you are and how good you are. When practicing yoga, it’s not about competition, it’s a personal training. If you have any injuries that you believe may limit your ability to practice Ashtanga Yoga, please inform the instructors before you start, for the right guidance.

How often should I train?

Practice as much as you have time for. The more you practice the greater the benefit, but the most important thing is to practice regularly. To get the best results, we recommend practising at least 2 times a week, but it is ok just to come once a week if you have the time.

Do I have to commit to a specific class or can I change a bit?

You can freely switch between teams. Remember to book online.

What should I wear?

Bring clothes that can be moved in, but not too loose.

Should I bring something (What about yoga mats)?

We have yoga mats for beginners. If you exercise regularly, we recommend, not least for your own well-being, that you train on your own mat. Mats and blankets especially suitable for Ashtanga Yoga can be purchased in the Shala.

When should I be there?

Show up 10 minutes before class starts, if this is your first time, get in touch with the teacher. (Remember to tell about any injuries or anything else that the teacher might need to know)

How long is a teaching hour?

Beginning hours / improvers is 1.5 hours including 10 minutes of relaxation. Mysore / self practice classes are longer, depending on how far you have come with the series.

Can I come at other times?

You may flex freely between Classes. Remember to book online.

I can see that the beginners courses have already started, can I still join? What does it cost then?
Yes, then you choose a Montly Membership or Class Pass. → See Prices
Do you have to drink water while you are teaching?
You should avoid drinking water during  practice as this cools the body, but it is important to drink plenty of fluid during the day. You lose more fluid, through sweat and respiration (breathing), during practice than you just expect. At the same time, the body begins to purge toxins and waste, which requires fluid to be flushed out of the body.
What is Mysore style?
Mysore is a city in South India where now deceased K. Pattabhi Jois had his yoga school. There he taught for over 60 years and has refined and further developed this form of yoga. The school is now run by his grandsons Sri R. Sharath and Saraswathi. The yoga students go through the series at their own pace and get individual guidance from the
instructors. It is a very exciting way to practice, but if you are moving on from led classes  takes 3-4 times before you get used to it
Can you eat before class?
Avoid eating a big meal 3 hours before class starts and a light meal 2 hours before class starts. It is ok to take a piece of fruit, however, at least half an hour before the start of teaching.
Can I continue to exercise if I get pregnant?
Ashtanga Yoga er rigtig godt når man er gravid. Det hjælper med at holde kroppen sund og stærk. Man arbejder med vejrtrækning og øger kropsbevistheden og koncentrationsevne, hvilket er en god fødselsforberedelse. Man skal dog allerede have været igang med Ashtanga Yoga inden man bliver gravid. Nybegyndere anbefales at tage på et særligt hold for gravide. Det tilrådes at ashtanga udøvere holder pause det første trimester. Træningen kan genoptages i andet og tredje semester dog med modifikationer. Husk altid at informere din instruktør om at du er gravid.
Do you have classes in English?
Ashtanga Yoga is really good when you are pregnant. It helps keep the body healthy and strong. You work with breathing and increase body awareness and concentration, which is a good birth preparation. However, you should already have started Ashtanga Yoga before you become pregnant. Beginners are recommended to take on a special class for pregnant women. It is advised that ashtanga practitioners pause the first trimester. Training can resume in the second and third semesters, however, with modifications. Always remember to inform your instructor that you are pregnant.