My name is Lauha Halonen and I am a certified Iyengar yoga teacher (Junior Intermediate 2). I started practicing yoga 15 years ago and found Iyengar yoga while studying yoga for five months in Bangalore, India, 2005 for my studies in anthropology. I have been teaching for 10 years now, and have been quite determined in my studies of Iyengar yoga in order to have a bigger and wider toolbox for my students. Over the years I have worked with a wide range of people: from absolute beginners to teachers, from young and fit to elderly people dealing with different issues.
I take part in several workshops and seminars each year both in Finland and abroad to take my understanding of Iyengar yoga further. I have continued my studies with same teachers for past 10 years and study regularly with the Iyengars in RIMYI (Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, the main institute of Iyengar yoga,) in Pune. At the moment I am studying to become a teacher trainer and act as an assistant teacher in the teacher training of the Baltic countries. In the long run it is the therapeutical applications of Iyengar yoga that I would love to go deeper in.
I enjoy tremendously to share the experience of yoga practise. For me yoga is about self-study, self-knowledge and the techniques are a tool for that. As a teacher I both encourage and challenge the students to go further in their practice. My teaching style is clear, precise and intense. My classes are bilingual when there are international students.
All information and registrations by email to jooga(a)lauhahalonen.com
I teach also private classes and corporate groups. Ask for more information if interested.
Autumn Season 2018, Helsinki
The spring season begins 12.8. and ends 20.12. – there is no class on independence day 6.12.
Changes will be informed separately, otherwise the courses run each week during this time. Missed classes can be compensated in other courses organized by me within reasonability by discussing it beforehand during the same on-going season.
Wednesdays 9.30-11 AM – all levels – teaching mostly in English
Wednesdays 7.15-8.45 PM – all levels
Thursdays 6.30-8 PM – Level 2-3/ experienced – no class on 6.12.
This course is best suited for students with at least 2-3 years of experience in Iyengar yoga practice. Student should be able to go up to headstand independently (with or without the wall) and stay for 3 minutes comfortably + know how to build up a shoulderstand set up independently and stay for 5 minutes comfortably. Participants to this course have a secure attitude towards their own practice.
Location: Alexander Theater, top floor, Bulevardi 27 – a fully equipped yoga studio
Munkkivuori Youth Center
Sundays 6.30-8 PM – all levels – Note! during my educational travels there will be a substituting teacher for this course
Location: Raumantie 5, Munkkivuori – bring your own mat (+other yoga props if you have)!! In this location there are no mats and basic props only for about 8 students.
The course fee
- course fee is 260 €, the due date is 7 days before your course begins.
- early bird course fee is 260 €, the final due date is 12.7. – please enroll in time in order to get the payment info in time
- 30 € discount of a full season course fee (230€), 10€ for 10 times card for people with very low income: students, pensioners etc (eligible for KELA support) – this discount is granted by shortly explaining your situation while enrolling
- Two courses: fee altogether 410€ – payment can be split to two parts
- 10 times card 180€, valid for the whole season
- drop-in fee is 20€ — please bring exact change: I don’t have a cash register
- You receive the payment info by email within 1-5 days after enrolling
- the course fee includes VAT 10%.
- Enrollment due date 6.8.18 after which you can ask whether there is still room in the course
Please enroll well in advance for the courses by sending me an email: jooga[at]lauhahalonen.com
Please bare in mind that the enrollments are binding: if you cancel your enrollment after the due date of enrollment I will ask for 50% of the course fee.
Please let me know if you have any health or other issues that might affect your practice.
For these classes the payments and enrollments go according to the organization itself. Unfortunately compensation of missed classes of my courses is not possible in these classes.
Mondays 6.15-7.15 PM – all levels – Joogatila (munkkiniemi)
Schedule announced in August – all levels – University sports, Unisport