Sofia Soori

Sofia Soori is the music student who fell in love with Ashtanga Vinyasa and went to India to deepen her practice. She has practised yoga from the age of 13, and has tried many different types of yoga. She went through Bikram Yoga, Yin Yoga and Hatha Yoga before falling for Ashtanga Vinyasa. After graduating, Sofia bought a one way ticket to India and a few months later did her first yoga teacher training. She has studied under K. Sharath Jois, grandchild of Ashtanga Vinyasa founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, at the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore.


Since then, Sofia has been back to India to study with Sharath Jois three times. Furthermore, she has built her own YogaShala at Blidö with her mother Päivi Seppä. At this YogaShala, Sofia hosts yoga retreats. Sofia believes that a great yoga instructor will always remain a student. In her classes, she mixes postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayamas) and meditation. Whether restorative or dynamic, her classes always have a well thought-through purpose and set-up. When not teaching yoga, Sofia enjoys surfing and climbing.


To learn more about Sofia Soori, visit her webpage.

Sofia Soori

1 Program

4 weeks
Sofia ashtanga beginner program

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! 

14 Classes

15 min

Meditation for A Restless Mind

In this 15 min meditation, Sofia introduces you to a seated Sun Salutation and a concentration exercise called focus 12. It is designed to fit a restless mind or a beginner to meditation. 
10 min

Pincha Mayurasana Tutorial

Do you want to learn to balance on your forearms? This short tutorial will give you some tips and drills to help you get your forearm balances going! 
5 min

What is Ashtanga?

This video is for you who whats to know what the Ashtanga yoga method is all about and how to recognize it. Take five minutes to learn more about it.
5 min

Take 5 Minutes, Meditate and Breathe

Take 5 minutes, meditate and breathe, that is what it takes some time to get calm, relaxed and grounded.

Sofia is using the focus 12 meditation technique in this short meditation. Come back anytime to get grounded and calm.

Bookmark this class and come back anytime you need a breathing break. 

Rechaka - Puraka

25 min
Handstand yoga

Flow and Fly

This class is an intense but fun flow where you get to play with handstands. We start slow, warming up our wrists and body to then get upside down. Feel free to practice close to a wall and get ready to flow and fly!

30 min

Yin Hips

Need some time for your hips? Then this short but intense yin class is for you. It's said that we store a lot of emotions in our hips, take 30 minutes to open up and relax this area.
20 min

Drop Into Backbends

Want to learn how do "drop backs"? Then this is the class for you. A "drop back" is the transition from standing up to Urdhva Dhanurasana (wheel pose). Place your mat close to a wall and make sure you have warmed up you back before coming into this class to move safely into backbends. 
25 min
extended triangle pose ashtanga yoga

Advanced Ashtanga - Short of Time

This short Ashtanga class is for you who already have a regular and experienced Ashtanga yoga practice. There are not a lot of descriptions on how to do the poses, but more of an effective flow to get your body nice and warm.

The perfect practice when you are short of time or traveling.

25 min

Yin Yang Morning Flow

Because not every morning you feel like doing a full-on practice, this flow will help you wake up your body. Beginning with seated postures, moving into lunges variations, finishing upside down basically covering your whole body. A gentle wake-up yoga class!
30 min
Ashtanaga yoga

Short Ashtanga Practice

If you are short of time, a shorter yoga routine is of course much better than no yoga at all. You start this session with still sitting to get grounded before start building up heat with Surya namaskar Continuing with forward folds, twists and to finish of with a couple rounds back bends.

20 min
Ashtanga-yoga

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a type of meditation, where you want to lie down comfortably, preferably with some pillows and blankets. The purpose of this practice is to relax deeply both mentally and physically. While lying down, just listen to the voice guiding you thought the body. Keep your mind awake and allow the body to fall into deep relaxation.


This meditation practice is a nice one to add on to your daily yoga asana practice or finishing the day with to calm the mind before bedtime. Relax with awareness, remain effortless and consciously relax the body and the mind.

90 min
Ashtanga yoga Uppsala warrior pose

Ashtanga Full Primary Series

Ashtanga full primary series with fewer instructions, Just simple guiding and timing of postures in this full primary. A Led Primary Series class is effective in taking away bad self-practice habits such as a wandering mind, losing the connection with the breath, or fidgeting between postures, and provides an opportunity to refine your practice by following the ‘count’ as it is traditionally prescribed.