Mysore Yoga CPH is dedicated to teaching Astanga yoga in the tradition of Sri K Pattabhi Jois. The word ‘Mysore’ in our name refers to two of our cornerstones:

  1. Our focus on the Mysore style teaching. Traditional Mysore style Astanga yoga practice goes beyond a ‘one size fits all’ thinking and addresses the uniqueness of each individual.
  2. Our main teachers are authorized to teach by KPJAYI, the source of Astanga yoga in Mysore, India. This combined with learning through long experience allows us to offer authentic teaching from this influential lineage.

Our experience is that Astanga yoga has the potential to re-direct each individual – regardless of age, fitness level, personal history or background – to build up steadiness of the mind and body. We have personally learned that regular practice makes us feel amazing in our bodies, but primarily it helps render us kinder, more grateful, more loving, more efficient, more considerate, and above all, more compassionate human beings.  This all reflects our mission: to empower people to embrace clarity and strength within themselves.

Mikko Seppinen

Mikko Seppinen - Ashtanga yoga - Astanga - Mysore Yoga CPH - Copenhagen - København - FrederiksbergMikko has been studying yoga since the early days of the millennium. He stepped onto the yoga mat for the first time in Helsinki, Finland while studying social sciences, pursuing a career in journalism and PR, and burning through at least one pair of running shoes a year.

The first practice challenged him in an entirely new way, and he wanted to find out why. Mikko started his daily visits to the mat and few years later the exploration took him to Mysore, India. After yearly visits to the source of Astanga yoga Mikko has received the Level 2 teaching authorization by KPJAYI.

In addition to Sri K Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath Jois, Mikko wants to thank Lino Miele and Petri Räisänen for nurturing the foundation of his practice, and Sri OP Tiwari for enriching his experience of yoga. Teaching since 2003, Mikko wants to inspire the passion for the practice and to help students to be sincere rather than serious. In recent years, Mikko has been leading in-depth workshops and retreats in Europe, Asia and Africa. Mikko is also a co-founder of Tuomiston Kartano, a retreat center in Finland, opening in 2017.

Helena Melkjorsen

Mysore Yoga CPH - Helena Melkjorsen - Ashtanga Yoga - Copenhagen - KøbenhavnHelena began her study of body and movement early in life as a dancer. In 2000 she started her yoga journey in Copenhagen, Helsinki and New York City.

Ever since her introduction to yoga in three countries and two continents, it has become a big part of her life, and after returning visits to Mysore, India, Helena has received the teaching authorization by her teacher Sharath at KPJAYI. She has also studied in-depth with Chuck Miller, Maty Ezraty and Richard Freeman. Her teaching reflects all these influences.

Coming from a background of professional dance and self-expression, Helena is passionate to highlight healthy alignment together with an intuitive understanding of movement. Her natural curiosity and deep interest in the human body gives her an exact and therapeutic teaching style.

Ahu Karan Jespersen

Ahu Karan Jespersen - Mysore Yoga CPH - Astanga yoga - Ashtanga - Copenhagen - København - FrederiksbergAhu was born in Turkey and started the regular yoga practice in 2004 in Istanbul. Before settling to Copenhagen she earned Masters degrees in Economics from New York University and in Social Anthropology from London School of Economics.

While studying in London, she had a glimpse of teaching yoga for the first time while assisting her teacher Cary Perkins in Mysore classes. Soon after she traveled to India to study with Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath Jois, and after regular visits she was authorized to teach by KPJAYI in 2010.

Other major influences on Ahu’s yoga path have been Rolf and Marci Naujakot, Richard Freeman, Chuck Miller and Maty Ezraty. Additionally, she has been practicing Osho meditation, and since 2012 Buddhist meditation with Stephan Wormland. The goal of Ahu’s teaching is to help creating a mindful practice, that allows students to live in a healthy relationship with themselves, the world and other people.

Tiffany Lee

Mysore Yoga CPH - Astanga yoga - Copenhagen - København - FrederiksbergTiffany started practicing Astanga yoga in 2005 under the direction of Tim Miller in Encinitas, California. Her first trip to India (2009) as well as outside the U.S., compelled her to explore the world outside her comfort zone and she has lived abroad ever since. Friendship, life, and love have now landed her in southern Sweden.

Tiffany has been fortunate to share the Astanga practice before MYC in South Korea, Norway, Sweden, Scotland and Taiwan. She shares her insight from her own experiences as well as what she has learned from other senior Astanga teachers and practitioners around the world. Tiffany hopes her teaching will remind others to keep the practice light and to recognize that the practice is not only limited to the confines of the mat.

Off the mat, Tiffany enjoys Mahayana Buddhism, making multiple attempts at a daily sitting meditation practice, cooking whole food and eating all the dark chocolate in the house.

”Do your practice and all is coming.” ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

”Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind.” ― Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

"Astanga yoga is 99 percent practice, one percent theory." ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

”Everyone can practice Astanga yoga. Except lazy people.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

”Whether you think you can or you can't, either way you're right.” ― Henry Ford

"There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way." ― Thich Nhat Hanh

“Asana practise is for 2 hours. Yoga practise is for 24 hours.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

”When the mind is quiet, the asana is correct.” ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

”This is not a gym, you are not here to work out. You are here to bring peace to yourself, to know who you are.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

”With practice anything is possible.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

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