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Astanga Yoga Workshop with Petri Räisänen

With Petri Räisänen

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 Primary and Intermediate series techniques, workshops on samadhi's and bandhas as well as mind therapy and practicing self-healing. There will also be an open discussion on current topics in Yoga and society.

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 the wonderful opportunity to choose between joining single sessions or following the whole program, which covers two (or three) extra sessions every day after practice. All levels are welcome in the morning Mysore, but you should already be familiar with the Astanga yoga system.

Saturday 4 December

06:30 or 08:30 Led Primary Series

A led Primary Series class with the traditional exact vinyasa counting, Sanskrit asana names, and numbers with a continuous rhythm guided by Petri. (We will offer two shifts if needed)

11:00 - 13:00 Workshop Opening Discussion, Pranayama & Meditation

During this opening discussion, Petri will share his views about Astanga Yoga today, accompanied by a light pranayama and meditation practice.

14:00-16:30 Workshop: The three layers of the Bandhas

In this workshop, Petri explains how to use the bandhas in Asana and Pranayama. This will be accompanied by energy work. Expect practice and theory combined.

Sunday 5 December

06:30 or 08:30 Morning Mysore

Morning Mysore Practice (self-practice in two shifts)

10:45 - 12:45 Pranayama and healing mantras

There are many kinds of mantras available. In this class, we will be chanting mantras that have a healing focus and are in connection with the life-creating elements.

14:00 - 16:30 Nadi Sodhana: Intermediate series technique class

Petri wrote two books in collaboration with K. Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath Jois between 2004 - 2007. The second book, Nadi Sodhana, has the latest Astanga Yoga Intermediate series vinyasa techniques from K. Pattabhi Jois, as he fell ill just two months after the book project was finished. After that, all the planned video and book projects were canceled.

Petri will introduce asana details which not many students are familiar with even in 2021. The technique class follows the book’s vinyasa method and alignments and will give a good understanding of the changes in the asanas and the history of the asana techniques.

The class is recommended for everyone who is interested in Astanga Yoga and Intermediate series details. We will not do the practice as a guided class, but go through the details, vinyasas and tips and try the techniques on the yoga mat.

Monday 6 December

06:30 or 08:30 Morning Mysore

Morning Mysore Practice (self-practice in two shifts)

10:45 - 12:45 Vidya and Avidya

A talk on good knowledge and not-so-good knowledge: how can we deal with the ongoing information flow as a yogi and civilized human being? What do the old yogic sources teach us about life?

14:00 - 16:30 Workshop: Yoga Chikitsa: Intermediate series technique class

Petri will introduce the details of a series which not many students are familiar with even in 2021. This technique class follows Petri’s Primary Series book’s Vinyasa method and alignments, and will give a good understanding of the changes in the asanas and the history of the asana techniques.

The class is recommended for everyone who is interested in Astanga Yoga and Primary series details. We will not do the practice as a guided class, but go through the details, vinyasas, and tips. You will also have the chance to try these techniques on the yoga mat.

Tuesday 7 December

06:30 or 08:30 Morning Mysore

Morning Mysore Practice (self-practice in two shifts)

10:45 - 12:45 Gratitude, compassion, and love

During this session, we will focus on mind therapy techniques to create a respectful connection with yourself and others. This class consists of discussion and meditation.

14:00 - 16:00 Workshop: Building strength through the asanas and acrobatics

Petri will introduce several Finnish Folk, self-healing, and strengthening techniques for preventing injuries and healing existing ones.

16:00 - 16:30 Guided self-healing meditation

To conclude the workshop, and time spent together during these days Petri will guide a meditation based on energy healing and mind work.


Date / Time

Location

Teacher

Price

04 December 2021, 06:30 - 10:30

Prinseneiland (Haarlemmerplein), Amsterdam

Petri Räisänen

€ 40

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04 December 2021, 11:00 - 13:00

Prinseneiland (Haarlemmerplein), Amsterdam

Petri Räisänen

€ 40

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04 December 2021, 14:00 - 16:30

Prinseneiland (Haarlemmerplein), Amsterdam

Petri Räisänen

€ 40

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05 December 2021, 06:30 - 10:00

Prinseneiland (Haarlemmerplein), Amsterdam

Petri Räisänen

€ 40

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05 December 2021, 10:45 - 12:45

Prinseneiland (Haarlemmerplein), Amsterdam

Petri Räisänen

€ 40

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05 December 2021, 14:00 - 16:30

Prinseneiland (Haarlemmerplein), Amsterdam

Petri Räisänen

€ 40

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06 December 2021, 06:30 - 10:00

Prinseneiland (Haarlemmerplein), Amsterdam

Petri Räisänen

€ 40

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06 December 2021, 10:45 - 12:45

Prinseneiland (Haarlemmerplein), Amsterdam

Petri Räisänen

€ 40

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06 December 2021, 14:00 - 16:30

Prinseneiland (Haarlemmerplein), Amsterdam

Petri Räisänen

€ 40

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07 December 2021, 06:30 - 10:00

Prinseneiland (Haarlemmerplein), Amsterdam

Petri Räisänen

€ 40

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07 December 2021, 10:30 - 12:30

Prinseneiland (Haarlemmerplein), Amsterdam

Petri Räisänen

€ 40

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07 December 2021, 14:00 - 16:00

Prinseneiland (Haarlemmerplein), Amsterdam

Petri Räisänen

€ 40

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07 December 2021, 16:00 - 16:30

Prinseneiland (Haarlemmerplein), Amsterdam

Petri Räisänen

€ 40

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This workshop is also available as a full course, total price:

€ 425

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Cancellation policy

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About Petri Räisänen

Petri Räisänen is an internationally known and respected Astanga Yoga teacher. He started practicing Astanga Yoga in 1988 and teaching in 1990. A devoted student of his Guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, he was authorized to teach Astanga Yoga in 2001 by Guruji. Petri is careful to pass on his Guru's exact teachings.

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