Astanga Special Workshop October 4-6, 2019

Petri Räisänen and Juha Javanainen teaching in Helsinki 4.-6.10.2019:
Ashtanga Mysore & Special Classes

Petri and Juha have practiced Astanga Yoga since 1988 and founded the Astanga Yoga School of Helsinki in 1997. Petri has written two extensive and detailed books about Astanga Yoga practice in the Tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and Juha has translated the Yoga Mala of Sri K. Pattabhi Joisin into Finnish.

In this intensive workshop Petri and Juha guide and assist the yoga practitioners in the morning mysore from Friday to Sunday.

Petri and Juha will also give special classes on Astanga Yoga and the view of awakening consciousness for peace in mind..

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Workshop Schedule

Friday 4.10.

06:00 – 09:15 Ashtanga Mysore Practice
(Annankatu 29B)

16:30 – 18:30 Special Class, introduction to ”The Gift of Consciousness” lecture series by Petri & Juha
(Annankatu 29B, downstairs, -1st floor)

Saturday 5.10.

07:00 – 10:15 Ashtanga Mysore Practice
(Annankatu 29B)

11:00 – 13:00 Special Class: The Power of Concentration / Petri
(Annankatu 29B, downstairs shala -1st floor)

Sunday 6.10.

07:00 – 10:15 Ashtanga Mysore Practice
(Annankatu 29B)

11:00 – 13:00 Special Class:  Awakening Consciousness / Juha
(Annankatu 29B, downstairs shala -1st floor)

All workshop teaching, lectures and discussions are held in English.

In this workshop yoga asanas are practiced on a daily basis as taught by K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. Bring your own yoga mat and a small towel with you.
PS. Eddie Stern’s new book One Simple Thing is available for 19,95 €

Special Classes: Lecture series on the Gift of Consciousness, Part 1 – October 2019

In this lecture series we will study the Indian yoga philosophy and psychology taught by the Sage Patanjali through the Yoga Sutras and the commentaries by Vyasa to examine the mechanisms of mind and consciousness that make yoga practices effective for self-study, self-regulation, positive interaction, and transcendental experience.

Friday lecture: Introduction to ”The Gift of Consciousness” by Juha and Petri

(Includes Pranayama, Chanting and Philosophy)
In this introduction will have an overview of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Vyasa’s commentary on them, and why Krishnamacharya considered this combination as a primary text to study the human mind and consciousness reflected through the principles and practices of yoga.

Saturday lecture: The Power of Concentration

(Includes Pranayama, Chanting and Philosophy)
We all are experiencing moments of restlessness in our mind and emotions. Throuh the practice of classical yoga we learn how to settle and still the tought and emotional processes.  In this class we will explore some of the principles and practices by which we can experience mental balance and stillness, and even a union with our inner sense of self.

Sunday lecture: Awakening Consciousness

(Includes Pranayama, Chanting and Philosophy)
In this lecture we will discuss some of the underlying mechanisms of mind that are used in yoga as trancendental process from mental darkness towards illuminated consciousness and spiritual experience. We will also discuss some of the differences on Eastern and Western approach to our individual character, temperament and thought, and how they have been addressed from the yoga point of view.

Workshop fees

All Workshop 3 days from Friday to Sunday:

– All program 169 / 145
– Yoga ONLY
Friday-Sunday:  80 / 70 €
– Specdial Classes ONLY
Friday-Sunday: 95 / 80 €

Single days

including Yoga and Special Classes from Friday to Sunday:
– One day: 60 / 50 €

– Two days: 119 / 99 €
– Three days: 169 / 145 €


– Morning practices: 29 / 25 €
– Special Class  35 / 30 €

To be noticed

* Practices can be photographed, audio- or videorecorded only by permission.
* Lectures can be attended by anyone who is interested, see the drop-in fees.

Prices include VAT 10%

Registration fee is the workshop price according which classes you will attend, and it should be paid due to the registration. Prepaid registration fee
confirms your spot at the workshop.

Payment method
All payments into the workshop account:
IBAN: FI16 1011 3000 2694 06
Astanga Yoga Helsinki
Reference number (viite) 5050
or Message ”October 2019” and the attendee’s name.

Registration to Astanga Yoga Special Workshop with Petri and Juha
4.-6. Oct 2019 , Helsinki, Finland


All workshopSingle DaysDrop-in classes

Choose your preferred practice starting times:

Friday 4.10. mysore: 5:45-6:156:45-77:15-7:30no

Saturday 5.10. mysore: 6:45-7:157:45-88:15-8:30no

Sunday 6.10. mysore: 6:45-7:157:45-88:15-8:30no

Choose the Special lectures you want to attend :

Friday 4.10. 16:30-18:15 Special Lecture: yesno

Saturday 5.10. 11:00-12:45 Special Lecture: yesno

Sunday 6.10. 11:00-12:45 Special Lecture: yesno

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