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! 

20 Classes

10 min
Ashtanga vinyasa yoga fundamentals

Strength for Surfers Class

Sofia has been wave surfing for nine years. When there are no waves around, she maintains her strength for surfing with a few exercises. If you want to improve your surfing or get going before a surf vacation, this video is for you. Feel free to repeat it. Remember to take one rest day a week if you are doing it every day.

10 min
Ashtanga vinyasa yoga fundamentals dhanurasana

Post Surf Yoga Class

Sofia has been wave surfing for nine years and knows how important it is to do some restorative stretching after a strong surf session. The ocean is strong, and paddling is not easy. To not get too stiff from surfing, Here is her best tips on surf stretches to do after surfing or later in the evening after a full day of surfing.


10 min
Ashtanga vinyasa yoga fundamentals twist

Pre Surf Yoga Class

Sofia has been wave surfing for 9 years and knows how important it is to warm up the body before jumping into the ocean to surf. This is a short sequence of postures and movements to help you warm up the key muscles you use while surfing.


45 min
Ashtanga yoga Sofia Soori Yogateket

Finishing Sequence Practice

Short of time? This practice warms up the body with some Sun Salutations and then goes straight to focus on the finishing sequence of Ashtanga yoga.

This practice is for the more experienced yogi since there are not detailed instructions on how to do certain asanas.


60 min
Ashtanga yoga Sofia Soori Yogateket

Glimpse of Ashtanga Intermediate Series

This practice is for the more advanced yoga practitioner. We are trying out some of the postures from the second series of Ashtanga, a sequence which you are ready to start after years of practicing Ashtanga Primary Series with consistency.


20 min
Ashtanga yoga Sofia Soori Yogateket

Sofia’s Favorite Handstand Drills

Sofia’s favorite drills to strengthen her handstands. Find your core and balance working on four different exercises then repeating that for three rounds.

You need two blocks, a chair and a wall with space!


15 min
Sofia Soori yoga at yogateket

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.