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.

13 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 to 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

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

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. 

303 Classes

15 min

Open Your Back

Nothing as revitalizing as backbends! We will use two blocks for this practice that will help us open our chest during the whole class. Together we will find different variations that will make you feel comfortable when the stretch feels too intense. 

We will start laying on our back to find our breath and stillness with our eyes closed as we go deeper into our backbends. Then we will go into our bridge, moving to a wheel if you want to challenge yourself!

20 min

From Hips to Hamstrings

Because we can never get enough of it, today's practice we will work on our hips and hamstrings. 

We will start with finding our breath and stretch our hips in a sitting position. Slowly we will move into our twists, lengthen our spine and go deeper into the posture. Going into cat and cow and find our stillness in a downward facing dog. 

Don't be afraid to challenge yourself to go deeper in your stretch if you feel ready!

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 online yoga 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
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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
Yoga teacher performing simha mudra on green yoga mat on white background

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

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
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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
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Bandhas Tutorial

Bandhas are one of the essential things in hatha yoga, however, they are challenging 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 Yoga 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

Time for day 3 of Vinyasa Fundamentals where we are going to work on our standing postures. 

Beginning in a downward facing dog with a transition to warrior ll where we will work on our hip placement which sometimes feels so tricky to get. This is one of the most common postures in Vinyasa classes, therefore we're starting from the beginning how to think and how to simplify the movement. 

From here we will go into our High lunge trying to find tadasana while working efficiently with the legs and hips. We will open up our chest, straighten the arms and work with strong legs to find our tadasana.

Finishing the yoga class with warrior l and how to incorporate a bit of the last two poses to feel stable here.