Level 1-2

Classes in level 1-2 adds to the fundamental poses of level 1, but with variations that require a bit more strength, flexibility, and balance. These classes require some yoga knowledge and experience. We still use props and show modifications to ensure a safe practice.

14 Programs

1 week
Vinyasa Fundamentals beginner yoga

Vinyasa Fundamentals

Whether you are new to yoga or just new to Yogateket the basics of every style are a strong foundation for your practice. Vinyasa fundamentals are short beginners program to get your yoga practice right from the get-go.  

Learn how to begin to practice a vinyasa style in a safe and strong way so that you can move through a full class feeling confident and having a better understanding of the postures.

You will review something different on each class, from the concept of ujjayi breath to the foundational postures such as downward facing dog, plank pose, chaturanga, upward dog, warrior l, warrior ll, and high lunge.

This is a perfect place to start if you are feeling unsure and a bit overwhelmed with what a full class. Remember that this is just the beginning and the more you practice the easier it will get. So bring your mat and a couple of blocks and let your journey begin. 

8 weeks
pranayama

Pranayama Program Level 1

Pranayama is a profound practice. It has a whole host of health benefits and is probably one of the most effective tools there is for holistic health. It works primarily on the nervous system, and through that, it has an influence on pretty much every other system in the body. It can improve your digestion, give you a slower and more even heartbeat, bring greater mental calm, give you more energy, help you deal with the effects of stress, improve your cardiovascular fitness, improve the health of all your organs and much more.


Pranayama needs regular practice and commitment to start being internalized and genuinely felt. This eight-week program is the perfect place to begin your relationship with pranayama. Helping you develop a regular practice and introducing different techniques at the appropriate times. There is a new class for each week. Ideally, you would do this class every day of the week, but indeed as many days as you can. There is also an introductory video for the start of each week, where we will go over new techniques and themes.

4 weeks
Yoga teacher performing yoga posture on green yoga mat on white background

Ladder Fit Flow

Ladder flows are different than a regular Vinyasa class because of their sequencing. We'll begin with two or three postures and then we'll keep on adding one or two new movements per round. Each round is linked by a Vinyasa or sun salutation. We'll do 5 rounds in total, by the 5th one, we'll have memorized a complete flow feeling much more comfortable in every posture and trying to do it better every time, challenging the mind and the body. Ladder Fit Flow is a great full-body workout where we balance strength and flexibility and we get a moving meditation.
3 weeks
Updog in nature Uppsala Pranayama breathing

Yoga Therapy

Accessible for everyone.  Designed to alleviate suffering from postural problems, neck and back pain, or life on the computer.  The course can also be a good place for beginners to start or for anyone wishing to dive into the foundation of their practice.


We use a lot of simple spinal twists and bends.  The aim is to work on spinal mobility and to start to correct postural imbalances, allowing free movement and spinal health.


Core strengthening exercises are introduced.  Often posture problems manifest due to a weakness in the core.  Your core will be strengthened in the appropriate places.


3 weeks
Screenshot from an online yoga class at Yogateket Uppsala

Trust Your Foundation

In today’s society, there is a lot of talk about “finding balance,” as if it was some elusive, mystical state in a galaxy far far away, that we can only reach through much effort and experimenting. 


The truth is that balance is our naturally inherent state. If we could remove all the clutter, we have placed on top of the body’s natural wisdom, and become more adept at listening to what it tells us. We would know when something is throwing us out of that naturally present state of ease. Instead of burying that something under more distractions, we would simply let it go. 


Finding physical balance is about learning not to hold on, or grasp, for dear life, but rather trusting yourself enough to expand into the space around you. To live your life fully, with a sense of feeling grounded and rooted, yet infinitely light.

4 weeks
ashtanga vinyasa yoga teacher sofia soori practice ashtanga vinyasa yoga for health beginner program are in en language

Ashtanga Fundamentals

Welcome to Ashtanga fundamentals a four-week course in Ashtanga vinyasa for beginners.

The goal of the program is to get to a level where we have developed a self-practice so we can use it as a base to an everyday easy yoga practice at home. 

Understand the basics of the Ashtanga yoga method. Get the tools and inspiration to practice yoga more regularly.

Good luck! 
1 week
Vinsay Jesta

Five Elements

In this Vinyasa Yoga program, we focus on embodying the qualities of Pancha Mahabhutas or 5 elements (earth, water, fire, air, and space) into the vinyasa practice. Each of the 5 elements has certain qualities and we are all an embodiment of the qualities. When these qualities are in balance we experience harmony in our life. Although vinyasa yoga is primarily a fire practice, being aware of the qualities of 5 elements and incorporating them into the practice will help us have a more balanced body and mind. Get ready to get strong, flexible, centered and more open in body, mind, and spirit.


Enjoy your practice!


5 weeks
Whole30 yoga program at yogateket

Whole30 Yoga Practice Program

Are you looking to incorporate healthy movement into your lifestyle this 2019? 

We have made a special program for you who are following the Whole30 timeline. But of course, anyone can start this 30 days of yoga classes, movement, breathing, and mindfulness. 

Enjoy the classes.


3 weeks
Pregnancy yoga

Prenatal Yoga Program

This prenatal pregnancy program is designed for all mamas to be. This time is filled with changes not only in your body but also mentally and emotionally. A yoga practice through your pregnancy will give you time and space to connect with those shifts and give you not just physical but emotional stability. Use the props as needed to support your practice and feel strong, flexible and confident as you go through one of the most magical stages of your life.
2 weeks

Todos Los Días, Todas Las Veces Que Quieras

Este programa consta de 8 sesiones, cada una de ellas dedicada a una parte del cuerpo: cuello, hombros, caderas, espalda/omóplatos, muñecas, pies, cuádriceps/isquiotibiales, caja torácica.


El objetivo es activar y calentar el cuerpo por grupos musculares y prepararlo para la práctica. El programa está pensado para antes de la práctica pero podría hacerse también durante la práctica e incluso de manera independiente. Dependiendo de la energía y del tiempo que tengas, puedes hacer todos los movimientos o posturas que se presentan de cada grupo muscular o sólo algunos de ellos.


¡Combínalos como quieras y crea tus propias rutinas!


5 weeks
down dog yoga

Ashtanga Para Principiantes

Este programa de Ashtanga Yoga pretende ser una guía para aquellas personas que deseen iniciarse en la práctica de Ashtanga. Se recomienda ir despacio e ir incorporando posturas a medida que se avance en la práctica.


La práctica de Ashtanga comienza siempre con Saludos al Sol (Surya Namaskara en sánscrito). Muchas tradiciones yóguicas creen que el Sol no sólo se encuentra en el Espacio, sino también en el corazón de cada uno de nosotros.

Los Saludos al Sol establecen la base de la práctica, calientan el cuerpo, relajan la musculatura, abren las articulaciones y estimulan el sistema nervioso. Durante su realización, el practicante comienza a ser consciente de la importancia de sincronizar la respiración, el cuerpo, la mente y el espíritu.


1 week
pranayama

Weekly Pranayama Program

Are you interested in learning pranayama? Looking to deepen an existing practice?  Wanting to get more regular with your practice?  Heard of all the great effects of working with your breath?


All of these and more are great reasons to try this program.  You can do any day of the week as an individual class, or you can cycle through the whole week.  Each class is designed to support the day it is on.


Discover all the benefits, both mental and physical of working with your breath and finding time to relax.


1 week
Yoga practice at Yogateket with Lizette Pompa

From Flexibility to Mobility

When we think about mobility it can be easy to get it confused or mixed with flexibility; mobility is the ability to take a joint to its full range of motion with control.

This program is divided into five classes to help you work through different parts of the body and work on your mobility. To be able to achieve a good amount of mobility, flexibility is a significant prerequisite.

During these five classes, we will try to take our flexibility into mobility, working hard to control our full range of motion and by doing so, find stability in our joints. 

4 weeks

The Power of Four

Whether you are aiming to increase your strength or flexibility, this program will help you incorporate different kinds of training during the week.

The Power of Four consists of four different classes a week focusing on a specific area of the body. Every week Lizette will guide you through yoga, weight training, mobility, and a full class incorporating everything.

Mix and match these classes as you want and discover the power of bringing variety and new ways to move into your practice.

Equipment needed:

  • A set of dumbbells (I'm using 2kg each).
  • Kettlebell (8kg).
  • Resistance band.
  • Dowel.
  • Two yoga blocks.
  • Wall space.


369 Classes

5 min
Yoga practice at Yogateket with Guy Powiecki sitting in Padmasana

Completion

I am very proud of you for completing the course.  I hope you have felt that it was worth the effort, cause it really is.  Working with our breath is one of the most powerful tools we have for direct effects on our holistic health, bringing deep and profound changes.


Although the challenge is completed, the journey is only just beginning.  The longer we work with this, the greater the effects. This completion video has suggestions for continuing with practice.


5 min
Yoga practice at Yogateket with Guy Powiecki sitting in Padmasana

21 Day Challenge Info

Watch this video before you begin the challenge.  It gives you information about what we will be doing and the profound benefits of working with the breath.  This is the real juice of yoga.


Yoga is about using the physical body as a tool to have psychological effects.  Train the breath, train the mind!


20 min
Yoga practice at Yogateket with Lizette Pompa

Hip Mobility

Move through internal and external rotation of your hips; see where you are and then learn to control that range. This class is not about how much you can open your hips but more about how much control you can bring into this area. Hip stability will give you lots of support during your yoga practice. 
20 min
Yoga practice at Yogateket with Lizette Pompa

Shoulder Mobility

This class focuses on moving your shoulders through their full range of motion and being able to control that movement. Lots of circular movement to take the head of the shoulder to move without compensations from the spine but instead finding true shoulder mobility.


20 min
Yoga practice at Yogateket with Lizette Pompa

Spine Mobility

Let your spine move in all directions to keep it healthy and mobile; this class will take you into flexion, extension, side flexion, and rotation. We will try to disassociate each part of the spine from the next one to find true movement allowing you to move from your lower to cervical vertebrae while feeling what you can do with it.
10 min
Yoga practice at Yogateket with Lizette Pompa

Wrist Mobility

Our wrists are such an essential part of our practice; they support our body weight in many of the postures we practice daily. This short class goes through different ways to strengthen our wrist and find true mobility, especially through wrist extension (the shape they are in during plank pose). This class is an excellent way to start any yoga practice, finding time to prepare your wrist before bearing weight.
5 min
Yoga practice at Yogateket with Lizette Pompa

Welcome to This Program

A short introduction on what to expect during these five classes.
20 min
Yoga practice at Yogateket with Lizette Pompa

Knees and Ankles Mobility

This class will help you understand how to support the movement of your knees and ankles. We focus on understanding the tibia and ankle rotation to find true mobility in those areas. This class is a great way to prepare for squats (malasana pose) of any weight bearing work with our knees. As always, listen to your body if there's pain and move mindfully.
30 min
Yoga practice at Yogateket with Lizette Pompa

30-Min Hip Flow

This class focuses on bringing strength and stability to the hips. Start on your side waking up your hips and pelvic area, then move into a fun and challenging flow where you focus on the stability and balance. Give yourself 30 minutes to wake up new muscles, find strength and move on with your day feeling strong.
10 min
Meditation in practice at Yogateket with Guy Powiecki

10 Min Meditation

An excellent meditation class for those not used to sitting.  We work on relaxing tension in the face and the body, connecting to the breath and practicing mindfulness.


Simple and beneficial for everyone.  Begin your relationship to the present moment!


20 min
Meditation in practice at Yogateket with Guy Powiecki

20-Min Meditation

Relaxation and being present are what we develop in this class.  We get in touch with where we feel the breath and then try to let our attention settle there.


This simple act of staying present and mindful has huge far-reaching positive effects.


30 min
Meditation in practice at Yogateket with Guy Powiecki

30-Min Meditation

The longer we sit for the greater the benefits.  This class takes you there with a whole half an hour of meditation.  We start by relaxing the physical form and diving deep into our own bodies.


By following the breath we gradually settle the mind more and more.  Moving into silence and stillness.


15 min
Pranayama in practice at Yogateket with Guy Powiecki

Ujjayi Pranayama Class

Ujjayi translates as victorious.  Helpful in removing restlessness from body and mind.  Bringing a sense of calm and balance.


One of the characteristic features of Ujjayi is breathing with a soft sound.  I describe how to do this in the tutorial video otherwise beginners can do it without.


15 min
Pranayama in practice at Yogateket with Guy Powiecki

Nadi Shodana Beginner Class

Nadi Shodana translates as nerve cleansing. Another name for it is Anuloma Viloma. In English, we might describe as alternate nostril breathing.


Fundamental pranayama designed to bring the energy channels, the brain, and the nervous system into balance.


The foundation of pranayama.


15 min
Pranayama in practice at Yogateket with Guy Powiecki

Sitkari Pranayama Class

Sitkari is a practice for people who cannot do Sitali, but it is also great practice for anyone with their own benefits.


The effects are similar to Sitali and it is in the same family of cooling, calming pranayamas.


Give it a try in this short class.


15 min
Pranayama in practice at Yogateket with Guy Powiecki

Bramhari Pranayama Class

Brahmari means something like the sound of the bee.  It is exactly what we great the humming sound of a bee with our breath.


One of the most effective at calming hyperactivity of thoughts and gently bringing the mind to a quieter place.


Very easy and less technical than some other pranayamas.


20 min
Pranayama in practice at Yogateket with Guy Powiecki

Surya Bhedana - Sitali Pranayama Class

Surya Bhedana is more activating and stimulating pranayama designed for energetic transformation.


It is always suggested to balance the heating effects of Surya Bhedana with Sitali or Sitkari.


This is a complete class where we start with Surya Bhedana and finish with Sitali.


CONTRAINDICATIONS:  If you are pregnant or on your cycle do not practice Surya Bhedana.


10 min
Pranayama in practice at Yogateket with Guy Powiecki

OM Mantra

Recitation of OM is traditionally called Pranava Japa.  Great after pranayama or a wonderful practice in its own right.


The emphasis is on the vibration.  We use this to still our minds and bring us to a greater point of connection within.


Simple and profound.


20 min
Jaime white doing pilates

Find Your Downward Dog Shoulders

This short class uses accessible movements to work on shoulder strength and mobility.  The focus is on the alignment of the shoulders and the activation of the serratus muscles.


By the end of the class yo,u should be more aware how to correctly and strongly use your upper body in the downward dog.  Will finding more awareness and correct movement in the shoulders.


5 min
Jaime white doing pilates

Abs Series

This is the traditional Pilates Ab series that was taught in NYC by Pilates Protege Romana. It is a great 5 exercises that improve core strength while giving you a nice stretch in the lower body.


It’s a perfect example of using a two-way stretch from a strong center. Try to work your upper and lower body really long away from your center and you keep that rock solid to the mat :)


15 min
Jaime white doing pilates

Beginner Mat

This is a great introductory workout if you are new to Pilates. In this class, you will cover some of the beginner exercises that will help you develop core strength and flexibility. Much like Yoga, Pilates is a practice and gets better with time.