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Spring Season 2020, Helsinki

The spring season begins on 8.1. and ends on 20.5. (exception: 30.5., munkkivuori)

One has to enroll for the course in advance.  It is also possible to buy a 10 times card or join by paying a drop-in fee. Drop-in fee is 20 € – please bring exact change: I don’t have a cash register. The participants of the whole course are always the priority in teaching.

Missed classes can be compensated in other courses organized by me within reasonability by discussing it beforehand during the same on-going season.

Changes are possible before the season begins. If there are any changes during the season they will be separately informed and discussed with the participants.

Studio Yama

Wednesdays 9.30–11 AM – all levels – teaching in English and Finnish

Wednesdays 7.15–8.45 PM – all levels

Thursdays 6.25–7.55 PM – Level 2-3/ experienced  

This course is best suited for students with at least 2–3 years of experience in Iyengar yoga practice. The student should be able to go up to headstand independently (with or without the wall) and stay for 5 minutes comfortably + know how to build up a shoulder stand set up independently and stay for 8-10 minutes comfortably. Participants in this course have a secure attitude towards their own practice.

Location: Studio Yama, 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 hall, there are no mats and basic props only for about 8 students.

The course fee

  • the course fee is 280 €, the due date is about 7 days before the season begins.
  • the early bird course fee, if you enroll the latest 28.11., is 260 €, the final due date is 8.12.
  • 30 € discount of a full season course fee (250 €),  10 € for 10 times card (170 €) 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: course fee altogether 440 € – payment can be split into two
  • 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 7.8.19 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]

Please let me know if you have any health or other issues that might affect your practice.

Please bear in mind that the enrollments are binding: if you cancel your enrollment after the due date of enrollment you will need to pay 50% of the course fee. The course fees/ 10 times cards are personal. In the case of a long term illness or moving to another city the situation can be discussed individually, let me know as soon as you know about life changes.

Drop-in Classes/ other yoga schools and organization

For these classes, the payments and enrollments go according to the organization itself. Unfortunately, compensation for missed classes in my courses is not possible in these classes.

Mondays 6.15–7.15 PM – all levels – Joogatila (munkkiniemi)

Wednesdays 1.45–3 PM – all levels – University sports, Unisport

_MG_3202 ccopyMy name is Lauha Halonen and I am a certified Iyengar yoga teacher (Junior Intermediate 3). I started practicing yoga 16 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 11 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 the same teachers for the past 10 years and study regularly with the Iyengars in RIMYI (Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, the main institute of Iyengar yoga,) in Pune. My studies of becoming a teacher trainer are almost done. In the long run, it is the therapeutical applications of Iyengar yoga that I would love to go deeper into.

I enjoy tremendously to share the experience of yoga practice. 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[at]

I teach also private classes and corporate groups. Ask for more information if interested.