Astanga Special Workshop Easter 2020

Petri Räisänen and Juha Javanainen teaching in Helsinki 2020:
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 through the practices of Yoga.

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Workshop Schedule

Thursday 9.4.

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

16:30 – 17:45 Chanting & QA with Petri & Juha, free attendance 
(Annankatu 29B, downstairs, -1st floor)

Friday 10.4.

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

11:00 – 13:00 Special Class:  Practice of Asana and Pranayama / Petri
(Annankatu 29B, downstairs shala -1st floor)

Saturday 11.4.

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

11:00 – 13:00 Special Class:  Sharpening the force of willpower / Juha
(Annankatu 29B, downstairs shala -1st floor)

Sunday 12.4.

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

11:00 – 13:00 Special Class: Yoga and Spiritual transformation / Petri
(Annankatu 29B, upstairs shala, 2nd floor)

Monday 13.4.

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

11:00 – 13:00 Special Class:  The five inner supports for yogic character / 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 book One Simple Thing is available for 16,95 €
Petri’s books are available for 21,95 €

Special Classes: Lecture series on the Gift of Consciousness, Part 3 – Easter 2020

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.

Thursday: Chanting & QA / Petri&Juha

We will chant together some mantras, shlokas and sutras, followed by questions and discussion on Yoga and its practices. Free attendance.

Friday class: The practices of Asana and Pranayama / Petri

(Includes Chanting and Philosophy)
In this class we will have a look on Asana and Pranayama in Ashtanga Yoga with an idea what are the desired qualities of specific practices, and how to develop our practices to be even more focused and mindful. Be prepared to do some asana and pranayama practice, so please bring your yoga mat.

Saturday lecture: Sharpening the force of willpower / Juha

(Includes Pranayama, Chanting and Philosophy)
In the path of yoga one should constantly practice the art of letting go, which is essential part of the inner journey towards inner peace and harmony.  This requires us to examine our life and desires, and to realize how we are bound to repeat certain behaviours and patterns, which may not really serve our inner development. In this class we will study, what are the five stages of letting go these unnecessary patterns, and what mental qualities is needed.

Sunday lecture: Yoga and Spiritual transformation / Petri

(Includes Pranayama, Chanting and Philosophy)
Yoga is not to develop the art of asana and vinyasa practices only. However, these are powerful methods for self study and development, which in turn help us to know better ourselves physically and psychologically. This is essential before proceeding into mental and spiritual realms of self development and transformation.

Monday lecture: The five inner supports for yogic character / Juha

(Includes Pranayama, Chanting and Philosophy)
In this class we will study how Patanjali delineates the ways in which the spiritual seeker may reach the goal of Yoga, what virtues are needed to transport us to the new level of consciousness, and how to cultivate, develope and embody these virtues.

Workshop fees

All Workshop 5 days from Friday to Sunday:

– All program 229 / 199
– Yoga ONLY
Thursday-Monday (5x):  125 / 105 €
– Specdial Classes ONLY
Friday-Monday (4x): 125 / 105 €

Single days

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

– Two days: 119 / 99 €
– Three days: 169 / 145 €
– Four days: 209 / 185 €


– 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 Easter Workshop with Petri and Juha
9.-13. Apr 2020 , Helsinki, Finland


All workshopSingle DaysDrop-in classes

Choose your preferred practice starting times:

Thursday 9.4. mysore: 5:45-6:006:30-6:457:15-7:307:45-8:00no

Friday 10.4. mysore: 6:45-7:007:30-7:458:15-8:308:45-9:009:15no

Saturday 11.4. mysore: 6:45-7:007:30-7:458:15-8:308:45-9:009:15no

Sunday 12.4. mysore: 6:45-7:007:30-7:458:15-8:308:45-9:009:15no

Monday 13.4. mysore: 6:45-7:007:30-7:458:15-8:308:45-9:00no

Choose the Special lectures and chantings you want to attend :

Thursday 9.4. 16:30-17:45 Chanting&QA (Free): yesno

Friday 10.4. 11:30-13:30 Special Class: yesno

Saturday 11.4. 11:30-13:30 Special Lecture: yesno

Sunday 12.4. 11:30-13:30 Special Lecture: yesno

Monday 13.4. 11:00-13:00 Special Lecture: yesno

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