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Astanga Yoga Workshop


This workshop has taken place already, please visit our Workshop Page for a more recent offering of workshops and trainings.

We are very happy to welcome Petri back in Amsterdam and The Hague, to experience directly the therapeutic effects of Astanga Yoga - from the hands of a great healer - and to learn more about Pranayama, Asana, Tension & Trauma releasing exercises and  the Mantra Om. Next to this, there will be a discussion on current topics in society and Yoga, and learning about adjustments for all bodies!


Petri is a direct student of Sri K P Jois and R Sharath Jois and he is officially authorized to teach primary and intermediate series. He worked closely with his guru Sri K Pattabhi Jois, who authorized him to teach in 2001.


You will have a choice to join single sessions or to follow the whole program, which covers two extra sessions every day after practice. A wonderful opportunity. All levels are welcome in the morning Mysore, but you should already be familiar with the Astanga yoga system. 


Thursday 22 October

06.30 - 10.30 Led Primary Series

The traditional exact Vinyasa counting, Sanskrit Asana names, and counting with a continuous rhythm guided by Petri. (Two shifts if needed)


11.00 - 13.00 Workshop Opening Discussion, Pranayama & Meditation

Discussion on Yoga and current topics in society (e.g. Black Lives Matter, diversion in Yoga), a light Pranayama practice (breathing exercises), and Meditation (quiet sitting).


14.00 - 16.30 Workshop: Asana adjustments for all body and mind types 

We are all different body types and shapes. What is easy for one student can be impossible for someone else. That doesn’t mean that someone is doing better or worse Yoga. How we can observe the student's body and mind types and be flexible with the “traditional” Astanga system? Making the practice comfortable for all the students and creating a safe zone to be who you are.

Friday 23 October

06.30 - 8.15 or 8.15 - 10.00 Morning Mysore

Morning Mysore Practice (self-practice)


10.30 - 12.30 Tension & Trauma releasing exercises
Tension & Trauma releasing exercises (TRE) is a “shaking therapy” created by David Berceli. It's Petri’s favorite technique to release the tensions and empty the mind after the practice. We will practice the technique and experience the free movement of the body, a natural way for the body and mind to work with the tensions and traumas.

14.00 - 16.30 Workshop: Knees, hips, shoulders, lower back, strengthening, stretching and preventing injuries.
Astanga Yoga is a safe and effective method which all too often can become a painful, pressure-filled, stressful physical exercise. In this workshop, we will focus on the therapeutical aspects of the practice with many practical tips and ideas.

Saturday 24 October

06.30 - 8.15 or 8.15 - 10.00 Morning Mysore

Morning Mysore Practice (self-practice)


10.30 - 12.30 Yoga of higher states: Samadhi’s 

There are eight types and states of Samadhi’s described in the Yoga philosophy. Which are the types and how to practice to reach the higher states? Theory and Meditation practice.


14.00 - 16.30 Workshop: Standing sequence

In this session, we will cover the alignment and therapeutical benefits of the asanas of the standing sequence. Petri will cover theory, vinyasas, healing aspects and hands-on adjustments for the Standing sequence.


Sunday 25 October

06.30 - 8.15 or 8.15 - 10 Morning Mysore

Morning Mysore Practice (self-practice)

10.30 - 12.30 The Mantra Om

In this session we'll look at the mantra Om, it's meaning, and the correct way to use it in Asana and Pranayama. After the theory, we'll 'practice' together in an Om Circle. The expression of that (Isvara) is Om. Pranava Om is the sound frequency of creation (heard as inner ringing sound). The repetition of that (Om-pranava) leads to realising of its meaning.

14.00- 16.30 Workshop: Intuition in Asana and Pranayama

How to use your intuition in Asana and Pranayama practices, to create your own individual practice that serves you as physical therapy as well as mental and spiritual development. Yoga is always an individual practice. It is important to find your own pace, comfort, and therapy techniques.



Petri will also be teaching a 3-day workshop in Den Haag. Find all information about this workshop here


Je kunt je inschrijven voor deze workshop door te betalen met iDeal, Credit Card of PayPal via bovenstaande ‘Boek’ link. Volledige betaling is vereist om je plek te reserveren. Je inschrijving is bevestigd wanneer de betaling compleet is.


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A note on Wellbeing - Creating a safe and sacred space

We wish to create a safe and sacred space to study, practice and grow for everyone. Please take care of your own health and wellbeing while participating in classes, workshops and, trainings offered by Delight Yoga. If you're currently having any physical, emotional or mental issues, or prefer no hands-on adjustments, please make sure to discuss this with the teacher up front.