browserlogo

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

Top

INSTRUCTORS

AT ASHTANGA YOGA SHALA WE OFFER COMPETENT AND RESPONSIBLE TEACHING, THAT PUTS THE STUDENT IN THE CENTRE. WE ARE PROUD TO HAVE COMPLETE SOME OF THE CITY’S MOST skilful AND MOST EXPERIENCED YOGA INSTRUCTORS!
mkdf-team-image

Miles Ratledge

Founder of Ashtanga Yoga Shala // 27 years of experience with yoga forms // Authorized Ashtanga yogainstructor, Mysore, Indien // ”Lead trainer” at Yoga Training

Started practicing yoga and meditation in India in 1990. When I moved to Denmark, I was introduced Iyengar Yoga, which I practiced regularly. I took many in-depth courses and have taken a 3 year training (certified in 2003). In 1996, I met Ashtanga Yoga, which was a huge experience as I saw in this yoga form a great potential, both physically and mentally. Since then, Ashtanga Yoga has been my way of life. I met the yoga master, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 2002 in London, and subsequently went to India for Ashtanga Yoga's source Mysore many times and obtained permission to teach(kypaji 2010). I was the first to...

mkdf-team-image

Marie Hallager Andersen

Instructor // 19 years of experience with Yoga forms // Studied Authorized Level 2 teacher Joey Miles // Been teaching Mysore practice and workshops for 8 years

I began practicing Ashtanga yoga in 1999 in Aarhus to improve flexibility. I was immediately draw to it and the practiced accompanied me to Leeds, UK where I was based from 2002-2017. Here, I trained as a contemporary dancer and worked professionally as a choreographer and performer since 2005. The yoga practice was an essential compliment to my training and career and from 2009 to 2014 I was assistant to Authorised Level 2 teacher Joey Miles both in his Ashtanga classes and for Mysore practice...

mkdf-team-image

Peter Coates

Instructor // 28 years of experience with yoga forms // Educated in Religious Studies and as an educator // Teacher of practical training and teaching technique on the yoga program

I started practicing yoga in Christchurch, New Zealand over 28 years ago. Here I was trained in the Iyengar yoga tradition. I met the now well known author and yoga teacher Donna Farhi, and helped write her first book The Breathing Book. After moving to Denmark in 1999, I met Miles, who introduced me to Ashtanga yoga. Through my training in various yoga traditions, I have developed my own practice that puts the student at the center. Throughout my time in Denmark, I have influenced many students to ...

mkdf-team-image

Lousin Hartmann

Instructor // Many years of experience with yoga forms and dance // Educated Yoga Alliance RYT 200 hours at Ashtanga Yoga Shala // Bachelor of Media Science, Aesthetics and Culture and Journalist from Aarhus University and Denmark's School of Journalism

Lousin Hartmann trained Yoga Alliance RYT 200 hours at Ashtanga Yoga Shala in 2016. Lousin discovered yoga and meditation as young and has been practicing yoga ever since with breaks with room for dancing. Over time, she has been around several forms of yoga and meditation. For the past eight years, she has exclusively practiced Ashtanga Yoga. Lousin has been teaching since 2015, both young and adult, beginners and more experienced. After completing her training at Ashtanga Yoga Shala in 2016, she became permanently affiliated with Ashtanga Yoga Shala.

mkdf-team-image

Laila Elisabeth Møller-Rasmussen

25+ years of yoga experience // Examinated yoga teacher from Danish Yoga Education // Cand. mag in History of Ideas and Social Studies from Aarhus University // Teaches Hathayoga and philosophy at the yoga education

I started practicing yoga more than 25 years ago. From the beginning I was fascinated by Scandinavian Yoga (the Danish branch of the Bihar School of Yoga). I love the meditative and philosophical approach to yoga, but also the idea that yoga is a practice that makes us better at living life and having a good time; to use ourselves optimally for the benefit of ourselves and others. In retrospect, I completed several educations and workshops; primarily...

mkdf-team-image

Rosa Montiel

Rosa Montiel was born and raised in her beloved Mexico and moved to the USA when she was 20 years old. She has made cities such San Francisco and Seattle her home, working as Operations Manager for the Hilton Hotels and has been traveling around the world teaching yoga since 2013. Her experience in yoga, pranayama, reiki, cooking and life is immense! When she was 38 years old, Rosa was desperate to find a cure for her chronic back pain, stress, overweight and other health problems. By “accident” she found yoga. Her first class was in a heated room -it was...

mkdf-team-image

Ditte Brandt Gadegaard

Instructor // 18 years of experience with ashtanga yoga // Has completed Yoga Instructor education at Lucy Crawford Scott // Taught Mysore practice and workshops in 5 years, the last three years at Ashtanga Sadhana Århus.

I came across ashtanga yoga by accident in 2002, but it was love at first sight - and since ashtanga yoga has been a solid and indispensable part of my life. It amazes me time and time again how yoga can always challenge me both physically and mentally. Yoga keeps me moving at the same time as it is a solid base which gives me peace, tranquility and a foothold in an otherwise often somewhat busy everyday life. My first teachers were Tanja Schøndorff and Miles Ratledge in Aarhus. From 2013 to 2020, I have been associated with Ashtanga Sadhana under the expert guidance of Rikke Olesen and Anne Scharling Rasmussen, and for the last three years I have taught mysore yoga there. In 2019, I completed teacher training with Lucy Crawford Scott, who is my primary teacher and source of inspiration.

mkdf-team-image

Naya Ruiz Gadegaard

6 years of experience with ashtanga yoga // Former gymnast // Now yogi, dancer and ipole practitioner // Has taught high school students at Aarhus State High School.

Ashtanga yoga is hard and fun. Mysore style is good, but sometimes it can be fun to freestyle a little more and use ashtanga yoga as a starting point for more theme-oriented yoga classes. Through play and challenges, I focus on strength and agility, so we approach yoga in a slightly more untraditional but effective way.