workshops & retreats


Yoga and Meditation, Urban Mini-Retreat

Program:
A multi-day retreat that incorporates asana, pranayama, and meditation. Stay tuned for upcoming retreat dates via posts on the welcome page or via the webshop. 

Questions: jessica@yogalab.fi

Teaching is in English

Yoga for Depression

Special workshop focused on yogic techniques of breath and meditation for healing the emotions of depression. Please wear comfortable clothes with layers you can remove if you get too warm during the breathing practices, and bring a water bottle.

Stay tuned for upcoming workshop dates (in-person and livestream) via posts on the welcome page or via the webshop. 

This workshop can be organised privately by mental-health organizations. Inquire about rates.

Questions: jessica@yogalab.fi
Teaching is in English

Stay tuned for upcoming workshop dates via posts on the welcome page or via the webshop.

Tantra-Yoga for Women 

Special workshop on yoga practice for women, focused on getting to know shakti, the feminine energy that, according to the teachings of Tantra and Yoga, permeates all of existence. Shakti is especially powerful in women, for shakti is female, and is responsible for life, for growth and for awakening into all areas of womanhood.  From reproduction and procreation, to creativity, and beyond shakti is a powerful force to be experienced and learned from, honoured and respected, protected, harnessed and channeled within ourselves so that we as women can bloom.  Whether you are young or old, single or coupled, a mother or a mother in heart it's never too late to discover the power that has been with you all along. Note: tantra is NOT a "get better sex" path, and any person or organization who portrays it as such is doing a disservice to this valuable and venerable tradition.  

*It is through the encouragement of Kulavadhuta Satpurananda (scholar, Master, and one of the last lineage holders of the Indian Vajrayana secret oral tradition of yogis) that I am now offering Yoga for Women. Now in ONLINE class/workshop format. The techniques you will learn are from the oral tradition and teaching of practice not found in books. These teachings are from the lineage of Babaji. Through my own experience and practice of Tantra under the guidance of Babaji, I am now sharing these teachings to a larger audience, with reverence and respect for the tradition(s) of Tantra, and with the permission of Babaji.

Wear comfortable clothing the allows you to breathe and move, and to sit easily on the ground. For LIVESTREAM workshops, please make sure you have privacy for this class, as these teaching are for women only. Earbuds/headphones are sufficient in terms of privacy, for those of you not able to find space alone for the class. Most of the practices are internal, aside from the Grounding Meditation (Dharitri Yoga) which will be practiced standing. For the grounding meditation the teaching/practice doesn't require headphone-style privacy.

Questions: jessica@yogalab.fi

Stay tuned for upcoming workshop dates (in-person and livestream) via posts on the welcome page or via the webshop. 

Questions: jessica@yogalab.fi

Teaching is in English

Introduction to Tantra-Yoga

Special introductory-level workshop on yoga practice from the tantric tradition.  In this workshop you will learn about the human energy system of nadis and chakras (also part of Hatha Yoga) through lecture and practical experience.   We will discuss tantra yoga's applications and appropriateness for modern yoga practitioners.  Practice will include three meditations: Meditation on the Five Elements, AUM, and Grounding Meditation (aka Dharitri Yoga).  Note: tantra is NOT a "get better sex" path, and any person or organization who portrays it as such is doing a disservice to this valuable and venerable tradition.  

Wear comfortable clothing the allows you to breathe and move, and to sit easily on the ground. Most of the practices are internal, aside from the Grounding Meditation (Dharitri Yoga) which will be practiced standing.

Questions: jessica@yogalab.fi

Stay tuned for upcoming workshop dates (in-person and livestream) via posts on the welcome page or via the webshop. 

Teaching is in English

Hatha Yoga Immersion

Join me for this two-hour workshop. You’ll practice asana (standing and seated postures) and learn some basic kriyas and pranayama. People often think of Hatha Yoga as a sort of gentle yoga, but when practiced with attention to alignment, a focus on breath, drishti, and bandha the body generates an internal heat even without the sun-salutations and lift-ups/jump-backs found in the Pattabhi Jois system of Ashtanga. Some of the asanas will be familiar to you, but I promise you’ll learn a few new ones too. Welcome everyone.

Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to breathe and move. Layers are recommended. Have water handy, and tissue paper to clear your sinuses before the breath work (pranayama).

Questions: jessica@yogalab.fi

Stay tuned for upcoming workshop dates (in-person and livestream) via posts on the welcome page or via the webshop. 

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga

In this 2-hour workshop you will learn the fundamentals of the Ashtanga system of yoga (Pattabhi Jois style Ashtanga/astangajooga) including how to breathe properly using Ujjayi-style breath, how to perform Suryanamaskara (Sun Salutations A & B), and some basic asanas (postures). You will also be introduced to the techniques specific to the Ashtanga style of yoga practice. By attending this workshop you will be introduced to the tools with which you can work as you develop your proficiency in yoga on-the-mat in any regular/ongoing ashtanga classes — guided (led) and/or Mysore style classes (virtual or in-person). Seize this opportunity to start a healthy routine of yoga, for the health of the body and mind.

Questions: jessica@yogalab.fi

Stay tuned for upcoming workshop dates (in-person and livestream) via posts on the welcome page or via the webshop. 

Yoga and Meditation retreats

For retreat specifics, see the Yoga Lab homepage where you will find the most up to date info regarding upcoming retreats.