Helsinki Easter Workshop with Juha March 29th-April 1st 2024

Astanga Yoga School Helsinki, Finland
Address: Annankatu 29B, courtyard, 00100 Helsinki

Special classes will be also streamed online!

Notice to Helsinki Yogaschool students: If you have an one-buy Anytime card, you will get it prolonged for 4 days free of charge if you attend the full morning yoga program. Prolonging does not apply to 12 months contract with which you get 15% discount of the workshop prices using the promotion code ”VUOSIKORTTI”.

In this page:
Workshop program
Registrations and Payments guide
Contact us – email form
Buy workshop passes
Schedule – book your classes

In this Helsinki workshopJuha will guide and assist the Ashtanga yoga practitioners in their morning Astanga Yoga Mysore style practice.

Juha will also teach special classes on Astanga Yoga including chanting, philosophy, pranayama and meditation. Workshop is international, teaching and meetings will be presented primarily in English.

The Special theme in the Easter workshop is the Dynamic Yoga, Mind and Worldview, with insights based on Yoga Sutras:
– The foundations of Dynamic Ashtanga Yoga
– Mind, Consciousness and Material World, and their dynamic properties
– Yoga as a process and its’ variations
– The Seer, the Seen and the process of Seeing 
– Yogic view of the World – duality of Purusha, Prakrti and Manifest

We will also discussion on observing our practice to discover give simple but effective ways how to be more present and observant:
– The challenges in yoga asana practice and concrete ways for overcoming them. 
– What can you learn through this challenge?
– What kind of qualities do you need to cultivate in your practice in order to take it to the next level?

The Easter workshop program has four special classes, part 1-4, which you may also just drop-in. Classes include also simple pranayamas and a short meditation.

Class 1 Friday lecture on ”The foundations of Dynamic Ashtanga Yoga”

Class 2 Saturday lecture on ”Mind, Consciousness and Material World, and their dynamic properties”

Class 3 Sunday lecture on ”The Seer, the Seen and the process of Seeing”

Class 4 Monday lecture on ”Yogic view of the World – duality of Purusha, Prakrti and Manifest”

Down in this page you can create your Helsinki Yogaschool student account, you can buy workshop class pass or drop-in tickets, and you can to sign up into Ashtanga morning practices and special lectures.


Astanga Mysore style
  • Friday – Monday 8:15 – 10:45, starting times every 30 minutes between 8 – 9:30. Upstairs shala (2nd floor)
Special Classes

classes include Chanting, Pranayama and Meditation

  • Friday – Monday 11 – 12:30. Downstairs shala (-1st floor).
    Also streamed live online


Juha Javanainen, a father of five children, has practiced Ashtanga yoga with Radha Warrell, Derek Ireland, Lino Miele and Eddie Stern, in addition to R. Sharath Jois and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Juha is a co-founder of Ashtanga Yoga Helsinki, and Sri K Pattabhi Jois blessed the school in 1997 to teach the traditional Astanga Yoga method.

Juha continues to teach in Helsinki while working also as a yoga school director. Juha also keeps on to study and to practice Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Pattabhi Jois and T. Krishnamacharya, and the Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali. His special project was to translate the primary work of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois on Astanga Yoga, the book called Yoga Mala, into Finnish in 2002.

Juha wishes to share his experiences on practice and teaching, how to work with the body&mind for healing purposes within the variety of Ashtanga yoga methods.

We love silence, emails preferred <3
+358 50 3312993 (sms) / Juha
Call time Mon-Thu 12-13 EET (UTC+03:00)
If you don’t get through by phone, please send us email or sms.

In case you have trouble creating the student account, buying a class pass or booking classes, please email us:

    Name (*)

    Email (*)

    Workshop dates

    Morning practice times

    Special classes


    Course and class pass prices

    Passes and credits Regular price Discount groups
    Yoga 4 days and special classes 4 days (100 credits) 149 € BUY 129 € BUY
    Yoga and special classes 3 days (75 credits) 122 € BUY 109 € BUY
    Yoga and special classes 2 days (50 credits) 85 € BUY 75 € BUY
    Yoga and special classes 1 day (25 credits) 49 € BUY 44 € BUY
    Yoga only 4 days (40 credits) 69 € BUY 63 € BUY
    Special classes only 4 days (60 credits) 99 € BUY 89 € BUY
    Online special classes 4 days (40 credits) 69 € BUY 63 € BUY
    Yoga drop-in (10 credits) 22 € BUY 19 € BUY
    Special class drop-in (15 credits) 31 € BUY 27 € BUY
    Online special class drop-in (10 credits) 22 € BUY 19 € BUY
    Eligible for the discount price group with a certificate (shown in the course): under 18 yrs, students, those on parental or care leave, unemployed, pensioners, military or civil service. The validity period of the passes can be extended if necessary for an additional fee. Class passes are now credits: the number of credits charged for each class is shown in the class titles at the workshop class schedule.

    Registration and payment instructions

    The courses may have several course periods of different sizes on different days of the week and in different halls, so it is worth looking at the list of upcoming courses below carefully. Scroll down the course listing to see all the different course options. You can register using the course form or on your own through the reservation system by clicking on the BOOK link of the appropriate course, see the instructions below.

    Book a course with our booking system, step-by-step guide

    1. First, create your own account in the reservation system. We recommend downloading the Helsinki Astanga Yoga School App. The same reservation ID is used in the app and on the website. Remember to log in to the app (Log in) in the Member role. Managing course reservations and canceling classes is easiest through the App.
    2. Choose a course class pass (credit pack) from the price list above. You can pay the course immediately (as a bank card payment) or later (Pay later/On-site payment, for example with an sports benefits from your employer). See below for more information on buying a class pass and paying with sports benefits.
      To speed up course check-in at the yoga studio, we recommend paying for the course in advance with a payment card or sports benefits remotely.
    3. Book the course either by filling out the registration form or by clicking the Book link of the appropriate course.
    4. When you click ”Book” link of a course and already have selected a course pass, the pass will be shown in My passes -listing: you can confirm your registration with that course pass by clicking it. If you don’t have a course pass yet, you can also choose it from the Course claspass listing ”Kertaliput ja sarjakortit” at this stage.

    Payment options

    • Payment can be done online with Debit or Credit card only.
    • Otherwise you can choose Pay later / On-site payment to pay with the other options below:
      • Bank transfer from your own online bank: you can see the details of the Yoga School’s payment account on your course Invoice (see the Billing tab/view on or in the app).
        Note: Bank transfer does not automatically acknowledge the course payment, but send a receipt/photo of the payment by email to and we will acknowledge the course as paid.
      • Pay with employer provided sports benefits with app, card or notes (Edenred, Smartum, ePassi)
      • Pay to the teacher at the studio with your card.

    Important: set the correct price group information in your booking account

    If you create a user account for yourself when purchasing a course pass or booking a course, remember to choose the correct price group information for yourself: regular price or one of the discount groups (discount price upon presentation of proof, bring the certificate to the course).

    • for those under 18 years of age
    • for students
    • for those on maternity or nursing leave
    • for the unemployed
    • for pensioners
    • for conscripts and civil servants
    • For HUS employees
    • For members of the Actors’ Union

    Tip: You can upload a certificate of the discount group or a student card, for example, as a jpg image to the information on your yoga account.

    Choose a course class pass (credit pack) from the price list above

    You can first choose a course class pass (credit pack) from the Price list above and then book the course. When you book the course, the course registration window opens, where you can see your class pass under My passes: by clicking on that pass, you confirm your registration for the course.

    Alternatively, you can buy a course pass directly upon registration; see below for instructions on how to purchase a course pass when booking.

    Option: Purchase of a course card when booking the course

    If you do not yet have a valid course ticket, you can purchase it during registration as follows:

    • Open the price list by clicking on ”Course cards” and you will see the course packages suitable for this course and their prices.

    Tip: click on the link text ”See more” below the course cards to see all price options. Choose the package you want and proceed to the registration confirmation by clicking the ”Book” button.

    Note: choose the course card corresponding to your own price group.

    The application makes booking and using the reservation system easier

    Download the Helsingin Astanga Yogakoulu app to your phone or tablet from iStore or Google Play. The same reservation ID is used in the app and on the website. Remember to log in to the app (Log in) in the Member role. The app is faster to use than through a browser.

    The app makes it convenient to book courses (Workshops in the top menu) and classes (Schedule menu in the app) and, if necessary, cancel class reservations (My Bookings).

    • If you haven’t used our Bsport-based reservation system before, do a Sign up in the App and then before the first login to your account (Login) reset the password (Forgot password) so that you can set your own password.
    • Log in to the app (Login) in the Member role (Teacher view appears empty).
    • The Workshops view that opens on the app’s front page is a course menu from which you can watch a presentation of a specific course, and at the end of the presentation, upcoming course dates are displayed, from which you can choose a course that suits you.
    • Remember to cancel the reservation of a class or course in time (at least 2 hours before the start of the class) so that the Credits of the reservation are returned to your account for booking another class.
    • You can check the validity of your yoga card under Studio / My passes.
    • You can also buy new yoga cards in the studio section.

    Paying for the course with employer provided sport benefits or bank transfer

    If you have sports benefits Smartum, Virike, ePassi, EazyBreak, Edenred (exercise vouchers, payment card or application), you can choose Pay later / On-Site Payment as the payment method.

    You can pay the course fee or part of it to the Astanga Yoga School in Helsinki (a free amount of your choice) with the exercise benefit application. After that, send the payment receipt by email to, and we will credit the exercise balance to the course payment, because the exercise balance payment is not entered into our reservation system automatically.

    You can also pay for the course by bank transfer from your own online bank: you can see the details of the Yoga School’s payment account on the course receipt (Invoice).

    NOTE: The sport benefit or bank transfer payments are not registered into our booking system automatically like online card payments, so send a receipt/photo of the sport benefit or bank transfer payment by email to and we will acknowledge the course as paid.

    Payment with sport vouchers at the course location.

    Join the course or single class online

    Many courses also have the option of participating remotely (however, not all of them). So first check if the course is available in our online schedule. If it is found, proceed as follows:

    1. Buy a suitable credit card.
    2. Book the online classes you want from our schedule (online classes are called ”Virtual”). When you have signed up for the online classes, you will receive a link to participate in the class on Zoom in your email about 15 minutes before the start of the class.

    NOTE: if you have signed up for a course and want to replace one of the classes, you cannot cancel the course yourself, but must request the cancellation from the yoga school office: in case of urgent changes, call or send a WhatsApp message to the yoga school by mobile phone  but preferably already the day before, so that we have enough time to change the class booking into an online class.

    Cancellation conditions: Registration for the course is binding. Cancellations of the entire course, as a rule, no later than 5 days before the start of the course period. In the event of illness, participation in the course can be postponed or compensation sessions can be arranged. Uncancelled registrations will be invoiced according to the course price list.


    Note: If you have annual anytime subscription, you will get 15% off the workshop prices using the Promotion code ”VUOSIKORTTI”.
    Note: If you have an anytime card, you can ask to extend it by the number of workshop yoga practices you have attended.

    Schedule – book your classes

    Note: scroll the week view forward to see Easter classes!