“Online and Out Of Our Minds”
We are Terje and Jocke Salokorpi, the founders of Ashtanga Yoga School of Tallinn (2007), the first Ashtanga school in Estonia. Jocke is the founder of a fitness yoga concept class called YOGAFUNC, and the Fullvinyasa and Halfvinyasa yoga concepts.
We teach live online yoga classes (Ashtanga, Fullvinyasa, Halfvinyasa, YOGAFUNC, Pranayama, Yin) daily, using the Zoom app. You can find all the information from our PRACTICE page. We also teach regular in-person workshops and retreats, in our retreat center in Koskenpää. That information can also be found from the same page.
Ooom Yoga is now fully online. We have led ashtanga yoga, pranayama and yin yoga classes, for beginners and more advanced students. At the moment of updating this page, we have 13 classes/week, both morning and evening times.
We do our classes through the Zoom video conference solution, and we must say that we are very happy, even surprised, with how well it has performed. Zoom is free of charge and very easy to use. To join our classes, just click the link below and follow the instructions.
When we teach, we use quite a nice set up, with an external microphone (headset) and extra lighting to improve the experience of our classes. This unfortunate situation we are in, has evolved our thinking about how we are going to be teaching in the future, after this situation has passed. We are very exited about building our online yoga school, in addition to the face-to-face workshops and retreats that we do in Koskenpää. With these online classes, we can come to your living room, no matter where in the world you might be. This we have already experienced after one week of teaching, when we have reconnected with some of our students who are currently located in Germany, Ireland and Mexico.
Online yoga school pricing? You can come and try out the classes for free, to make sure it is the right solution for you. If you like the classes, you can support our work with a single class payment of only 3,50€. If you want an unlimited monthly pass, the price is 40€. Thank you all, who already have supported our work. In this difficult time, this is the only work we are able to do. Namaste!
We had to cancel our upcoming Fullvinyasa Instructor Training, which will be organized at a later time, or maybe we figure out an online version of that as well. Hopefully, this situation will go over reasonable quickly and in that case, the next events we are organizing are taking place in July and August. Check the information below.
The best thing you can do now, when the world is going crazy, is to keep practicing. With the practice, you can calm down the nervous system and the mind. Stress and fear will not help anyone. Plant your feet on the mat, breathe deep and put the energy into motion. Let’s get OUT OF OUR MINDS. Ooom….
Jocke & Terje
Here are our upcoming workshops:
3.-12.7.2020 Ooom Summer Retreat (vol 1) – Starting with Ashtanga 1st series Foundation Workshop (3.-5.7.2020)
Practice, practice, (have fun) and practice. That is what the retreats are for. We start the retreat with a Foundation Workshop, where we go into the details of each sequence (1st or 2nd series), we learn all the alignments of each pose, we learn the vinyasa system of getting into and out of each pose, and we learn the mind practice tools like the drishtis of each poses. After the foundation workshop is finished (on Sunday) we continue with an intense practice week but with plenty of time to relax in the nature.
7.-16.8.2020 Ooom Summer Retreat (vol 2) – Starting with Ashtanga 2nd series Foundation Workshop (7.-9.8.2020)
This is the same as above, with a difference of having the second series as the theme for the Foundation Workshop. The first retreat week (6.-12.7.) will mostly be the first series practice. In this retreat the practice will be more focused on the second series. All workshops and retreats are suitable for everyone.
16.-18.10.2020 “Let Go” – Beneath The Surface Workshop
It’s time for another BTS weekend. This time it is about letting go. It’s that time of the year. The dark time is starting and it is a perfect time to dive into our inner world, to regocnize the old patterns, the old programs that don’t serve us. It’s time to drop the leaves and turn inwards.
8.-10.1.2021 “Let Be” – Beneath The Surface Workshop
It’s dark, it’s quite and everything is on hold. It’s not the time for outward expansion, it’s time for dwelling in silence. It’s the time for disconnecting and learning about non-doing. We still do morning asana practice and evening yin practice, but we bring even more focus on the more subtle practices of pranayama and silent meditation. This we will be doing inside in the comfort of the fireplace, or outside by the bonfire. Sitting by the fire, listening to its sounds, letting the fire burn down and experience the darkness eat up the light, this is the time for deep stillness and peace.