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.

2 Programs

1 week

Vinyasa Fundamentals

Whether you are new to yoga or just new to Yogateket the basics of every style are a strong foundation to your practice. Vinyasa fundamentals is short beginner 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 couple of blocks and let your journey begin. 

8 weeks

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.

114 Classes

20 min

Ether

The element of ether carries sound and connects us to speaking our truth. A short practice for when you are feeling somehow unable to communicate, be that through speech, writing or other forms of expression. 


10 min

Nadi Shodana breath

Alternate nostril breathing, or nadi shodana, is an effective way to even out the flow of energy in the body and between the two halves of the brain, bringing clarity, balance and a sense of wholeness back when we are feeling fragmented.

35 min

Hanumanasana

A class for those who, like me, do not find splits the most natural thing in the world. Open your hamstrings and your hips to ease towards wherever your edge may be at the moment, embodying the courageous leap of faith across the ocean, by the monkey god who gave the posture its name.

10 min

Open with twists

We focus on twisting the body allowing to release anything we don't need. Perfect practice to do after backbends.
45 min

45 Minutes to Crow

Balancing on your hands is not the only way to work towards crow pose, bakasana aka crane pose. During these 45 minutes we find new ways to develope the strength it takes to be able to do this pose.
45 min

Strengthen Your Hamstrings

Stop just stretching your hamstrings, you need to strengthen them too. This 45 minute practice is dedicated to the back of the legs. Use regular yoga postures with a twist to engage your hamstrings creating stability and strength.
35 min

Sitting With Ease

To sit cross-legged on the floor is known as sukhasana, often translated as “easy pose”. But if we have been sitting in chairs, and not on floors, for the most past of our lives, it can be anything but comfortable. Move through a moderately paced sequence designed to release tension from your hips and spine, and to help you sit with a little more ease. 
20 min

Quickie calves

We tend to think of the upper back and neck as the place where we most often store tension in our bodies. However, stress also accumulates in our lower extremities, and when the calves tense up, they pull on everything else in the back body. A little goes a long way, so take a few minutes to give that often overlooked area some TLC.

45 min

Free Your Pelvis

Not very often do we bring the attention to our pelvis during a yoga class, but the way you place your pelvis affects the rest of your posture. Give yourself 45 minutes to explore how yoga postures can feel completely different when we give more freedom to the pelvis to move and change position.
35 min

Hug Your Knees

This vinyasa class is all about working with your psoas (hip-flexors) to help you with transitions such as stepping forward from downward facing dog. Use an active hold to hug your knee towards your chest to wake up your hip flexors. You will definitely feel your hips working.
30 min

Release Tension From the Hips — Mellow Edition

Does what it says. A sequence for when you are not feeling like a vigorous class that creates tons of heat, but you still want to unravel tension that has accumulated throughout the day in the area around the hips.


10 min

Uddiyana Bandha Kriya - Tutorial

Uddiyana Bandha Kriya also called Nauli in its full form. One of the most important exercises for health and flow of energy. We stimulate the digestive organs and the intestines, helping the health of the stomach, digestion, constipation, release of tension and toxins. Through this, we affect the well being of the whole body and mind.

Full Nauli is a difficult technique that takes time and patience. In this tutorial, we also work through the Pre-Nauli stages. We make the benefits accessible and give you the information to start in the simplest manner and gradually grow your control, working through the stages to get to the full form. The king of hatha yoga.

Free digestive congestion for the channelizing of energy.

5 min

Simha Mudra Tutorial

A large part of pranayama practice is preparing the body and mind to allow the free flow of energy. We learn various techniques to let go of tension and stuck energy in the essential parts of the body. Often we hold tension around the face, jaw, and neck. In the many small and sensitive muscles in these areas.

This is a pranayama practice to release tension from the face, jaw, and neck. Waking up the muscles of the face and even reducing wrinkles! Soothing and Energising at the same time. Easy to do with both physical and psychological effects.

Simha means “lion,” and mudra means “gesture.”

5 min

Jivha Bandha Tutorial

As we explore our pranayama practices, we can learn various techniques and preparatory exercises to bring us to places of more significant connection. Jivha Bandha is the counteraction to Simha Mudra (Lion's breath) when we stretch the tongue down. We are doing yoga with our tongue.

Jivha Bandha is effective at reducing tension and gripping around the mouth, jaw, and neck. It helps to calm the nervous system and develop more inner awareness. Another benefit is that Jivha Bandha reduces the production of saliva, thus allowing you to maintain higher levels of stillness and reduces the distraction of needing to swallow.

Jivha means “soul” and bandha means “internal lock“.

60 min

Tadasana In Every Asana

Tadasana is one of the fundamental postures in a Vinyasa style. Even if you had never thought about it, you will soon discover how you can find Tadasana in every asana. Move through a fun and challenging class finding length and a neutral pelvis that will translate into finding Tadasana.

15 min

Bandhas Tutorial

Bandhas are one of the most important things in hatha yoga, however they are difficult to master. Bandha translates as lock or seal. There are three main bandhas – mula, uddiyana and jalandhara.  We use bandhas to channelize and direct energy.


In this tutorial we learn how to begin developing control of mula bandha and uddiyana bandha. They are situated around the pelvic floor, and we will discover how to connect with them. To grow in pranayama and yoga you must develop control of these muscular locks. 


The core of hatha yoga.

30 min

4 Essential Poses For Sleep

Mind running around like a hamster in a wheel, on repeat but with no substantial outcome? Or perhaps it has just been a really long day and you need to hug a bolster and chill? Whatever the reason, welcome to your asana bedtime story. 

20 min

Vinyasa Fundamentals Day 2

Today we will continue to bear weight on your hands, so remember everything we learned yesterday during downward facing dog.


We start with plank pose, finding tadasana but with the hands on the floor. Moving into chaturanga, how to place your hands and shoulders to move in a safe and efficient way. Finishing with upward facing dog and noticing how every single movement from down dog up to here has prepared you for this posture.

20 min

Vinyasa Fundamentals Day 3

Let’s stand up and begin with the standing postures.

Beginning with warrior ll and covering the hip placement which sometimes feels so tricky to get. Moving onto High lunge trying to find tadasana while working efficiently with the legs and hips. Finishing with warrior l and how to incorporate a bit of the last two poses to feel stable here.

15 min

Vinyasa Fundamentals Day 4

Today we begin by finding different ways to transition from downward facing dog to stepping onto the top of the mat. Then we wrap it up with a quick flow sequence to put everything you have learned together.

Remember that this is the beginning and everything will get easier with practice, practice, practice.
5 min

Headstand Tutorial

A quick breakdown of headstand for you to get some tips on how to achieve this posture.

Move close to a wall if you need to and please be careful with your cervical spine. This posture not only requires time but also strength and patience.