About Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga yoga is a tradition that is meant to liberate us from physical ailments and mental suffering through alignment of the layers of our being, using the body as the main tool.
If done in a correct and introspective manner, it is meant to fortify our best qualities and to liberate from the traits and scenarios (called 'saṃskāra' in Sanskrit) that don't serve us anymore.
Consecutive order and systematic approach of the āsana practice ensure the purification of physical and nervous systems.
Shifting the gears from external perception through sense organs to internal awareness of our systems is an important skill for our well-being that becomes available by practicing the concentration and meditation techniques.


Mysore class
Individual class in a group setting. 
You will be taught to practice in a systematic way according to your state today. Expect lots of attention and personalized advice.

Led class
Counted vinyasa class, mostly done to ensure the rhythm and the flow of your regular practice. Best practiced after being introduced to Ashtanga in a Mysore setting.

Note: The practice is the most effective when learned and practiced in a context of therapeutic and respectful relationship.

New students are welcome. No prerequisites, only open mind and curiosity. Newcomers are asked to write an email beforehand.



Dear all,

Due to personal circumstances the program is on hiatus.

If you would like to be notified when the classes resume, please send me an email.


  • Dress comfortably and lightly;

  • Bring a small towel - you might sweat;

  • Please shower before practice and abstain from using perfumes, scented deodorants or other products to respect other practitioners' sense of smell - it may lead to poor concentration;

  • Phones remain in the changing room for the same reason;

  • First 2-3 days of menstruation take rest;

  • Please mention any injuries or illnesses to your teacher.


Contact for questions/thoughts/suggestions

Olga Totochenko

Tel: +41 / 78 405 81 50

Email: ashtangageneva@gmail.com

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