Petri Räisänen

Astanga Yoga Workshops

Astanga yoga workshops are suitable for both beginners and advanced students. They follow Patanjali's Yoga Sutras' well-known eight limbs of yoga philosophy (astau - eight; anga - branch, leg, limb), taught in the tradition of Petri's Guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and his grandson, R. Sharath Jois of Mysore, India.

In the light of Petri's own Astanga practice, learning and experience, he has designed these courses to cover extensive yoga practice and philosophy. The student achieves a sense of wholeness through the practice of poses (asanas), energy-enhancing breathing (uijayi- pranayama), and gazing points (drishti) and energy locks/muscle control (bandhas), which leads to deep concentration (pratyahara) and meditation (dhyana). This method is known as Astanga Vinyasa Yoga, as taught by Pattabhi Jois. Longer workshops and retreats (Thailand and Swedish Lapland) cover several other aspects of yoga, such as reciting mantras, studying Sanskrit, the classical Indian language, and learning Ayurveda, sister science to yoga. Petri's aim is to teach his students in a peaceful, individualised way while keeping to the powerful, disciplined and traditional practice of physical and mental development.

Yoga can be an effective and beneficial tool for reaching a more peaceful state of mind, managing stress better and getting physically fit. Our workshops and retreats are designed for people with normal physical and mental conditions. If you are on medication, are currently taking (or have taken) therapy and/or counseling, or have any known mental condition(s) that would in any way hinder your participation in a workshop or retreat, please let us, and your doctor/therapist know before registering. We do not provide any specialists at our workshops/retreats who would be able to help, should the need arise. If a student's behaviour causes disruption for other workshop participants and the teachers, it is requested that he or she stop participating in the workshop and seek appropriate help. In such a situation, we do not offer refunds, but are available to provide any documents necessary for insurance claims.

Retreat Pages

Midsummer Retreatpagesphotos
Thailand Retreatpagesphotos
Goa Retreatpagesphotos
Houtskär Summer Retreatwww.astanga.fi/kesa
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Swiss Mountains Retreatpagesphotos


Other Workshops

Vijaya Manja in Helsinki
May 3-12 2017
www.yogagurukula.in/helsinki
 
Eddie Stern in Helsinki
May 18-21 2017
www.astangajooga.fi
 



Jun 17 - 23, 2017
Ashtanga Yoga Summer Retreat, Wijlre, Netherlands
Jul 1 - 21, 2017
Ashtanga Yoga Summer Retreat, Kustavi, Finland
Aug 2 - 6, 2017
Ashtanga Yoga Retreat, Frantsila, Finland
Jan 6 - Feb 3, 2018
Thailand Astanga Yoga Retreat
Feb 10 - Mar 3, 2018
Purple Valley, Goa, India
May 5 - 12, 2018
Nepal Ashtanga Retreat
Aug 1 - 5, 2018
Ashtanga Yoga Retreat, Frantsila, Finland
Sep 9 - 15, 2018
Ashtanga Yoga Retreat, Carrapateira, Portugal




Jun 2 - 5, 2017
Stockholm, Sweden
Sep 1 - 3, 2017
Bern, Switzerland
Sep 7 - 10, 2017
Basel, Switzerland
Sep 14 - 17, 2017
Cascais, Portugal
Sep 20 - 24, 2017
Oslo, Norway
Sep 29 - Oct 1, 2017
Torino, Italy
Oct 4 - 8, 2017
Helsinki, Finland
Oct 12 - 15, 2017
Yoga Festival, Amsterdam
Oct 19 - 22, 2017
Maastricht, Holland
Nov 2 - 5, 2017
Paris, France




May 25 - 28, 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark
May 18 - 21, 2017
Eddie Stern in Helsinki
Apr 21 - 23, 2017
Tampere, Finland
Apr 13 - 17, 2017
Helsinki, Finland
Apr 6 - 9, 2017
Pori, Finland
Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2017
Florence/Firenze, Italy
Mar 23 - 26, 2017
Gothenburg(Billdal), Sweden
Mar 16 - 19, 2017
Gotland, Sweden
Mar 2 - 5, 2017
Dubai, UAE
Jan 28 - Feb 25, 2017
Purple Valley, Goa, India
Jan 3 - 28, 2017
Thailand Astanga Yoga Retreat
Dec 28 - 30, 2016
Chiang Kham, Thailand
Dec 22 - 27, 2016
Bangkok, Thailand
Dec 16 - 18, 2016
Lahti, Finland
Dec 7 - 11, 2016
Helsinki, Finland
Dec 2 - 4, 2016
Vaasa, Finland
Nov 25 - 27, 2016
Uppsala, Sweden
Nov 10 - 20, 2016
Kenya Yoga & Safari Retreat
Nov 3 - 6, 2016
Paris, France
Oct 20 - 23, 2016
Maastricht, Holland
Oct 14 - 16, 2016
Mardid, Spain
Oct 7 - 9, 2016
Barcelona, Spain
Sep 28 - Oct 2, 2016
Istanbul, Turkey
Sep 23 - 25, 2016
Tel Aviv, Israel
Sep 9 - 19, 2016
St. Petersburg, Moscow, Novosibirsk
Aug 31 - Sep 4, 2016
Bratislava, Slovakia
Aug 10 - 14, 2016
Gotland, Sweden
Aug 3 - 7, 2016
Ashtanga Yoga Retreat, Frantsila, Finland
Jul 2 - 29, 2016
Houtskar Summer Retreat
Jun 19 - 26, 2016
Middsummer Yoga Retreat in Swedish Lapland
Jun 17 - 19, 2016
Lulea, Sweden
Jun 7 - 13, 2016
Marseille, France
Jun 7 - 13, 2016
Marseille, France
Jun 2 - 5, 2016
Tampere, Finland
May 25 - 29, 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 13 - 15, 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
May 9 - 12, 2016
Gothenburg (Billdal), Sweden
May 5 - 8, 2016
Kopenhagen, Denmark
Apr 28 - May 1, 2016
Pori, Finland
Apr 22 - 24, 2016
Brighton, UK
Apr 13 - 17, 2016
Helsinki, Finland
Apr 8 - 10, 2016
Dubai, UAE
Apr 3 - 7, 2016
Doha, Quatar
Jan 30 - Feb 26, 2016
Goa Retreat
Jan 3 - 24, 2016
Thailand Astanga Yoga Retreat
Dec 22 - 27, 2015
Bangkok, Thailand
Dec 9 - 13, 2015
Great Barrington, MA, USA
Dec 4 - 6, 2015
Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA, USA
Nov 25 - 29, 2015
South American Tour - Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru
Nov 18 - 22, 2015
South American Tour - Santiago, Chile
Nov 11 - 15, 2015
South American Tour - Saltillo, Mexico
Nov 1 - 8, 2015
South American Tour - Tulum, Mexico
Oct 22 - 25, 2015
Paris, France
Oct 12 - 18, 2015
Russian Tour - Moscow, Ekatarinburg
Oct 8 - 11, 2015
Maastricht, Holland
Oct 2 - 4, 2015
Stockholm, Sweden
Sep 25 - 27, 2015
Cascais, Portugal
Sep 18 - 20, 2015
Malmö, Sweden
Sep 15 - 17, 2015
Vaxjo, Sweden
Sep 11 - 13, 2015
Oslo, Norway
Sep 4 - 6, 2015
Basel, Geneva
Aug 28 - Sep 3, 2015
Bern, Switzerland
Aug 5 - 9, 2015
Gotland, Sweden
Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2015
Ashtanga Yoga Retreat, Finland
Jun 27 - Jul 25, 2015
Houtskar Summer Retreat
Jun 14 - 21, 2015
Middsummer Yoga Retreat in Swedish Lapland
Jun 12 - 14, 2015
Oulu, Finland
Jun 4 - 8, 2015
Marseille, France
Jun 2 - 3, 2015
Montpellier, France
May 30 - 31, 2015
Lyon, France
May 15 - 17, 2015
Uppsala, Sweden
May 11 - 14, 2015
Gothenburg (Billdal), Sweden
May 7 - 10, 2015
Kopenhagen, Denmark
Apr 30 - May 3, 2015
Pori, Finland
Apr 22 - 26, 2015
UK Tour - Glasgow
Apr 17 - 19, 2015
UK Tour - Glastonbury
Apr 10 - 12, 2015
UK Tour - London
Apr 3 - 6, 2015
Helsinki, Finland
Mar 30 - Apr 2, 2015
Borås, Sweden
Mar 27 - 29, 2015
Stockholm, Sweden
Jan 31 - Feb 28, 2015
Goa Retreat
Jan 3 - 31, 2015
Thailand Astanga Yoga Retreat
Dec 20 - 26, 2014
Bangkok, Thailand
Dec 12 - 14, 2014
Lahti, Finland
Dec 8 - 12, 2014
Helsinki, Finland
Dec 5 - 7, 2014
Rovaniemi, Finland
Nov 28 - 30, 2014
Vaasa, Finland
Nov 20 - 23, 2014
Paris, France
Nov 12 - 16, 2014
Maastricht, Holland
Nov 7 - 9, 2014
Russian Tour - Magnitogorsk
Nov 3 - 6, 2014
Russian Tour - Moscow
Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014
Russian Tour - Volgograd
Oct 24 - 26, 2014
Oslo, Norway
Oct 17 - 19, 2014
Maastricht, Holland
Oct 15 - 16, 2014
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 6 - 12, 2014
Frankfurt, Germany
Sep 29 - Oct 5, 2014
Helsinki, Finland
Sep 26 - 28, 2014
Stockholm, Sweden
Sep 19 - 21, 2014
Reykjavik, Iceland
Sep 7 - 12, 2014
Basel, Geneva
Sep 1 - 6, 2014
Bern, Switzerland
Aug 4 - 8, 2014
Ashtanga Yoga Retreat
Jul 31 - Aug 3, 2014
Gotland, Sweden
Jun 28 - Jul 26, 2014
Houtskar summer retreat
Jun 15 - 22, 2014
Middsummer Yoga Retreat in Swedish Lapland
Jun 13 - 15, 2014
Oulu, Finland
May 29 - Jun 2, 2014
Marseille, France
May 27 - 28, 2014
Montpellier, France
May 22 - 25, 2014
Tampere, Finland
May 15 - 20, 2014
Eddie Stern in Helsinki
May 8 - 11, 2014
Kopenhagen, Denmark
May 1 - 4, 2014
Pori, Finland
Apr 25 - 27, 2014
Stockholm, Sweden
Apr 18 - 21, 2014
Helsinki, Finland
Apr 11 - 13, 2014
Malmö, Sweden
Apr 7 - 10, 2014
Gothenburg (Billdal), Sweden
Apr 4 - 6, 2014
Uppsala, Sweden
Apr 1 - 3, 2014
Borås, Sweden
Feb 1 - Mar 1, 2014
Goa Retreat
Jan 4 - Feb 1, 2014
Thailand Astanga Yoga Retreat
Dec 21 - 27, 2013
Bangkok, Thailand
Dec 13 - 15, 2013
Lahti, Finland
Dec 9 - 13, 2013
Helsinki, Finland
Dec 5 - 8, 2013
Jyväskylä, Finland
Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2013
Rovaniemi, Finland
Nov 21 - 24, 2013
Kuopio, Finland
Nov 15 - 17, 2013
Vaasa, Finland
Oct 23 - 27, 2013
Maastricht, Holland
Oct 21 - 22, 2013
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 10 - 13, 2013
Moscow, Russia
Oct 3 - 6, 2013
Paris, France
Sep 27 - 29, 2013
Oslo, Norway
Sep 16 - 22, 2013
Frankfurt, Germany
Sep 9 - 13, 2013
Helsinki, Finland
Sep 1 - 8, 2013
Swiss Alps, Ashtanga Yoga Retreat
Aug 7 - 9, 2013
Gotland, Sweden
Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2013
Frantsila, Finland
Jun 29 - Jul 27, 2013
Houtskar Summer Retreat
Jun 16 - 23, 2013
Middsummer Yoga Retreat in Swedish Lapland
Jun 14 - 16, 2013
Oulu, Finland
May 31 - Jun 3, 2013
Marseille, France
May 29 - 30, 2013
Montpellier, France
May 15 - 16, 2013
Turku, Finland
May 10 - 12, 2013
Kopenhagen, Denmark
Apr 26 - 28, 2013
Stockholm, Sweden
Apr 22 - 25, 2013
Gothenburg (Billdal), Sweden
Apr 18 - 21, 2013
Jönköping, Sweden
Apr 16 - 17, 2013
Borås, Sweden
Apr 12 - 14, 2013
Uppsala, Sweden
Apr 8 - 12, 2013
Helsinki, Finland
Mar 16 - 30, 2013
Bali, Indonesia
Feb 2 - Mar 2, 2013
Goa Retreat
Jan 5 - Feb 2, 2013
Thailand Astanga Yoga Retreat
Dec 17 - 21, 2012
Helsinki, Finland
Dec 14 - 16, 2012
Lahti, Finland
Dec 10 - 14, 2012
Helsinki, Finland
Dec 7 - 8, 2012
Luleå, Sweden
Oct 22 - 27, 2012
Toronto, Canada
Oct 15 - 19, 2012
Helsinki, Finland
Oct 10 - 11, 2012
Jyväskylä, Finland
Oct 4 - 7, 2012
Moscow, Russia
Sep 28 - 30, 2012
Paris, France
Sep 19 - 23, 2012
Maastricht, Holland
Sep 14 - 16, 2012
Stockholm, Sweden
Sep 1 - 9, 2012
Swiss Alps, Ashtanga Yoga Retreat
Sep 1
Basel, Switzerland
Aug 31
Zurich, Switzerland
Aug 23 - 26, 2012
Tampere, Finland
Aug 21 - 22, 2012
Lappeenranta, Finland
Aug 8 - 12, 2012
Båstad, Skåne, Sweden
Aug 1 - 5, 2012
Gotland, Sweden
Jun 30 - Jul 28, 2012
Houskar Island, Finland
Jun 17 - 24, 2012
Midsummer Retreat
Jun 15 - 17, 2012
Oulu, Finland
Jun 7 - 10, 2012
Marseille, France
Jun 5 - 6, 2012
Montpellier, France
May 29 - 30, 2012
Turku, Finland
May 25 - 27, 2012
Tampere, Finland
May 7 - 13, 2012
Frankfurt, Germany
May 3 - 6, 2012
Turkey
Apr 27 - 29, 2012
Uppsala, Sweden
Apr 19 - 22, 2012
Barcelona, Spain
Apr 6 - 9, 2012
Helsinki, Finland
Mar 30 - Apr 1, 2012
Stockholm, Sweden
Mar 26 - 29, 2012
Gothenburg (Billdal), Sweden
Mar 22 - 25, 2012
Jönköping, Sweden
Feb 4 - Mar 2, 2012
Goa Astanga Yoga Retreat
Jan 3 - Feb 4, 2012
Thailand Astanga Yoga Retreat
Dec 12 - 16, 2011
Helsinki, Finland
Dec 9 - 11, 2011
Lahti, Finland
Dec 5 - 9, 2011
Helsinki, Finland
Nov 25 - 27, 2011
Maastricht, Holland
Nov 21 - 25, 2011
Rotterdam, Holland
Nov 14 - 18, 2011
Helsinki, Finland
Nov 11 - 13, 2011
Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 7 - 10, 2011
Trollhättan, Sweden
Nov 2 - 6, 2011
Jönköping, Sweden
Oct 26 - 30, 2011
Moscow, Russia
Oct 24 - 26, 2011
St. Petersburg, Russia
Oct 14 - 16, 2011
Paris, France
Oct 7 - 9, 2011
Uppsala, Sweden
Sep 28 - Oct 2, 2011
Berlin, Germany
Sep 22 - 25, 2011
Tampere, Finland
Sep 4 - 11, 2011
Swiss Mountains, Ashtanga Yoga Retreat
Sep 3
Zurich, Switzerland
Aug 28 - Sep 2, 2011
Astanga Yoga Helsinki
Aug 3 - 7, 2011
Båstad, Skåne, Sweden
Jul 27 - 31, 2011
Gotland, Sweden
Jul 2 - 23, 2011
Houskar Island, Finland
Jun 12 - 22, 2011
Midsummer Retreat
Jun 10 - 12, 2011
Oulu, Finland
Jun 2 - 5, 2011
Marseille, France
May 31 - Jun 1, 2011
Montpellier, France
May 21 - 27, 2011
Eddie Stern in Helsinki
May 9 - 15, 2011
Frankfurt, Germany
May 5 - 8, 2011
Tampere, Finland
May 3 - 4, 2011
Turku, Finland
Apr 22 - 29, 2011
Helsinki, Finland
Apr 15 - 17, 2011
Stockholm, Sweden
Apr 11 - 14, 2011
Gothenburg, Sweden
Apr 6 - 10, 2011
Jönköping, Sweden
Mar 26 - 27, 2011
Dubai, UAE
Jan 29 - Feb 26, 2011
Purple Valley, Goa, India
Jan 2 - 29, 2011
Koh Mak Island, Thailand
Nov 26 - 28, 2010
Moscow, Russia
Nov 22 - Dec 17, 2010
Helsinki, Finland
Nov 12 - 14, 2010
Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 8 - 11, 2010
Trollhättan, Sweden
Nov 3 - 7, 2010
Jönkökping, Sweden
Oct 28 - 31, 2010
Tampere, Finland
Oct 18 - 24, 2010
Istanbul, Turkey
Oct 15 - 17, 2010
Kopenhagen, Denmark
Oct 11 - 14, 2010
Helsinki, Finland
Oct 8 - 10, 2010
Uppsala, Sweden
Oct 1 - 3, 2010
Paris, France
Sep 13 - 19, 2010
Chicago, U.S.A.
Sep 6 - 12, 2010
Great Barrington, MA, U.S.A.
Aug 14 - 22, 2010
Swiss Mountains, Ashtanga Yoga Retreat
Aug 13 - 14, 2010
Bern, Swizerland
Jul 30 - Aug 1, 2010
Gotland, Sweden
Jul 3 - 24, 2010
Houtskar island, Finland
Jun 18 - 27, 2010
Midsummer Retreat
May 24 - 28, 2010
Helsinki, Finland
May 20 - 23, 2010
Tampere, Finland
May 17 - 19, 2010
Gothenburg (Billdal), Sweden
May 13 - 16, 2010
Stockholm, Sweden
May 7 - 9, 2010
Marseille, France
May 3 - 7, 2010
Montpellier, France
Apr 19 - 25, 2010
Frankfurt, Germany
Apr 14 - 18, 2010
Jönköping, Sweden
Apr 2 - 9, 2010
Helsinki, Finland
Jan 30 - Feb 27, 2010
Purple Valley, Goa, India
Jan 2 - 29, 2010
Koh Mak Island, Thailand
Dec 4 - 6, 2009
Tampere, Finland
Nov 27 - 29, 2009
Moscow, Russia
Nov 23 - Dec 18, 2009
Helsinki, Finland
"Do your practice and all is coming" – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois