Helsinki live stream workshop with Petri and Juha 29-30th January 2022

Astanga Yoga School Helsinki, Finland
Address: Annankatu 29B, courtyard, 00100 Helsinki

Workshop sign ups now open!

Helsinki area sports centers including dynamic Yoga classes are under lockdown up to February 7th 2022. That is why the Astanga Yoga City retreat has been changed into a two days (Saturday & Sunday) live streamed workshop with a led primary and part of intermediate class (time 8:30-10:30) and a special class (time 11:00-12:30) including a lecture, pranayama and meditation.
Because the special class is not dynamic class, you can also attend it at the Yogashala!
We will reschedule the January four days city retreat program for Easter 2022 (April 15th-18th). If you have already paid the four days program, the payment is valid for the Easter retreat.

Notice to EU/Schengen and UK Astangis: Finland allows you to enter the country with full Covid-19 vaccination. If you got only partial vaccination or just a negative Covid-19 test prior to entry, you may have to take here a new test within 3-5 days, see the entry rules here.
You may find flights with good prices from Finnair.

Notice to Helsinki Yogaschool students: If you have a 12 months Anytime contract you will get 15% discount of the workshop prices.

In this page:
Workshop program
Registrations and Payments guide
Contact us – email form
Buy workshop passes
Schedule – book your classes

Petri will guide a live streamed led class of Primary & Part of Intermediate on Saturday and Sunday.

Petri and Juha will also give live streamed special classes on Astanga Yoga, its methods, and the nature of Energy (Prana) and Spirituality. Program includes philosophy, pranayama and meditation. As the class is a sitting one, a restricted number of students can attend the class in the Yogashala.

Workshop is international, teaching and meetings will be presented in English.

January 29-30 Special Classes theme:
A safer approach to Ashtanga Yoga”

How the practices of Ashtanga yoga have been understood and taken into the yogamat, general versus individual approach. What has been the role of Indian Ashtanga masters and Western teachers in this process. In these classes we are discussing the history and current approaches, and how you could find your way to practice efficient and safe ways. This Special program has two parts:
Saturday 11 – 12:30, part 1: Petri’s class, Yogashala & live streamed.
Sunday 11 – 12:30, Part 2: Juha’s class, Yogashala & live streamed.

Down in this page you can create your Helsinki Yogaschool student account, you can buy workshop class pass or drop-in tickets, and you can to sign up into Ashtanga morning practices and special lectures.


Astanga Led Class
  • Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 – 10:30
    Class will be live streamed at Annankatu Downstairs shala

Special Classes

classes include Pranayama and Meditation

  • Saturday 11:00 – 12:30 Special class – A safer approach to Ashtanga Yoga PART 1 / Petri (-1st floor & Live streamed)
  • Sunday 11:00 – 12:30 Special class – A safer approach to Ashtanga Yoga PART 2 / Juha (-1st floor & Live Streamed)
  • Yoga and special classes 2 days 89 €
  • Yoga and special class drop-in 25 €


Petri Räisänen, a father of three children, is internationally known and respected Ashtanga Yoga teacher. In his yogic path Petri has studied with many respected Ashtanga Yoga teachers such as Derek Ireland (his first certified teacher), Radha Warrel, Gwendoline Hunt, Lino Miele and Eddie Stern, in addition to R. Sharath Jois and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. His special project has been the two Ashtanga Yoga books, Yoga Chikitsa and Nadi Shodhana, published in Finnish and in English.

Petri focuses on integrating healing and therapy with yoga, meeting student’s individual needs and guiding their progress. Petri’s yoga pose adjustments are gentle, effective, therapeutic and, according to some, almost magical, and originate (besides his own practice and teaching) from his past work as a traditional Finnish folk healer and naturopath.

Juha Javanainen, a father of five children, has practiced Ashtanga yoga with Radha Warrell, Derek Ireland, Lino Miele and Eddie Stern, in addition to R. Sharath Jois and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.

Juha continues to teach in Helsinki while working also as a yoga school director. Juha also continues to study and to practice Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Pattabhi Jois and T. Krishnamacharya. He is also studying the Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali. His special project was to translate the primary work of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois on Astanga Yoga, the book called Yoga Mala, into Finnish in 2002.

Juha wishes to share his experiences on practice and teaching, how to work with the body&mind for healing purposes within the yoga practice.

Petri and Juha are the co-founders of Ashtanga Yoga Helsinki, and Sri K Pattabhi Jois blessed the school in 1997 to teach the traditional Astanga Yoga method.

Registrations and payments guide

We are using MindBody system for schelduling, sign-ups and payments. You need to create a student account under Helsingin Astanga Joogakoulu to book and pay the workshop classes, please follow the guideline below:

1) Create your ”Helsingin Astanga Joogakoulu” student account here, if you do not have the account yet.
Notes: Save your payment card details into your account, if you wish to buy the class passes/tickets in advance.
See the guide for detailed steps and instructions on creating and using MindBody account and booking classes.

2) Buy the workshop pass or drop-in class tickets in the price list below.
The cart saves the workshop passes or drop-in tickets into your Yoga account, and you can book your classes.
Online classes should be paid prior to the class, please contact us with the email-form below, if you have any difficulties on payments.

3) Sign up to mysore class starting times (only one per day) and special classes you wish to attend at the workshop schedule below. If the class is full you can sign into a waitlist.
Note: You may book only one mysore class per day.

We love silence, emails preferred <3
+358 50 3312993 (sms) / Juha
Call time Mon-Thu 12-13 EET (UTC+03:00)
If you don’t get through by phone, please send us email or sms.

In case you have trouble creating the student account, buying a class pass or booking classes, please email us:

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    Workshop dates

    Morning practice times

    Special classes


    Buy workshop passes or drop-in tickets

    Available passes Normal price Reduced price Online price
    Full workshop 2 days 89 € 89 € 89 €
    Drop-in classes (Led & Special) 25 € 25 € 25 €
    NOTE: There is a technical problem on the Shopping Cart, which causes you can buy only one drop-in class ticket on one purchase.

    Schedule – book your classes