Astanga Speacial Workshop with Petri Räisänen and Juha Javanainen December 17-20, 2020

Ashtanga Mysore & Special Classes (also online)

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. His friendly, relaxed behaviour and intuitive perception give an open, energetic and meditative atmosphere to his classes.

Juha wishes to share his long time practice and teaching experiences about how to work with the body&mind for healing purposes within the yoga practice. “My enthusiasm in teaching Astanga is to share this unic and excellent practical yoga method to anyone who is willing to study and practice it. In doing this I wish to follow my teacher’s advice: ‘A good teacher should know, that some asanas can be painful for some people, and so the teacher should know what alternative pose could give the same benefit’. My own experience is that the yoga practitioner should avoid bad pain. And a good yoga teacher should avoid causing pain to others, including yoga students, either physically, emotionally or mentally. Then there is open space in yoga for healing and becoming a whole being.”

 

In this intensive workshop Petri and Juha will guide the Ashtanga practitioners in morning mysore practice from Thursday to Sunday.

Petri and Juha will also give special classes on Astanga Yoga and awakening mind and self consciousness through the practices of Yoga. Special classes are also streamed online by Zoom.

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

Registration process has three steps – complete all three at the bottom of this page:

Step 1 – required: General registration to teachers (your contact details & which classes you plan to attend).
Step 2 – optional: You can attend the Special Classes also LIVE ONLINE by Zoom.
Step 3 – recommended: Prepay online by bank/credit card or through Finnish Online Banks, or request an invoice for a bank transfer or for your VAT records.

Continue to Step 1: General registration

Workshop Schedule (Helsinki time)

Thursday 17.12.

06:00 – 09:00 Ashtanga Mysore Practice / Petri&Juha
Kallio Yogashala

Friday 18.12.

06:00 – 09:00 Ashtanga Mysore Practice / Petri&Juha
Kallio Yogashala

16:30 – 18:30 Special Class: Trust and Truthfulness – The contemporary challenge, and how we could evolve in them through yoga? / Petri & Juha
Kallio Yogashala

(also Online)

Saturday 19.12.

07:00 – 10:30 Ashtanga Mysore Practice / Petri&Juha
Kallio Yogashala

11:00 – 13:00 Special Class: The Sacred sound and mantra Om. Class includes guided pranayama and meditation / Petri
Kallio Yogashala

(also Online)

Sunday 20.12.

07:00 – 10:30 Ashtanga Mysore Practice / Petri&Juha / Annankatu Upstairs (2nd floor)
10:00 – 11:00 Xmas porridge / Annankatu Upstairs (2nd floor)

11:15 – 13:15 Special Class:  Yoga philosophy and the nature of Spirituality. Class includes guided pranayama and meditation / Juha / Annankatu Upstairs (2nd floor)
(also Online)

All workshop lectures and discussions are held in English and also streamed Online:

Registration process has three steps – complete all three at the bottom of this page:
Step 1 (required): General registration to teachers (your contact details & which classes you plan to attend).
Step 2 (optional): Sign to Online classes to receive Zoom links for live streaming.
Step 3 (recommended): Pay online by Card or through Finnish Online Banks, or request an invoice for a bank transfer or for your VAT record.

Special Classes – December 18-20, 2020

In this lecture series we will examine human emotions and Yoga Philosophy on mind, consciousness and spirituality that make yoga practices effective for self-study, self-regulation, positive interaction, and transcendental experience.

Friday class: Trust and Truthfulness – the contemporary challenge, and how do we could evolve in them through yoga? Petri & Juha

In  the times of rising political populism, climate change and severe corona virus pandemy, we are experiencing many daily life challenges and stressfull emotions and thoughts. What is true? Can I trust… As a practice and philosophy, the benefits of yoga are many and available to all.  In this discussion, we’ll examine some of the present challenges, what kind of disturbance they may create within us, and how we can work to reduce the harm caused by them. What are the methods Yoga could provide us to overcome negative thinking and disrupting patterns.
(Includes Meditation)

Saturday class: The sacred sound and mantra Om  / Petri

Om-syllabe, its meaning and use in Yoga practice. 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.
(Includes Pranayama and Meditation)

Sunday class: Yoga Philosophy and the nature of Spirituality / Juha

In the yoga philosophy there are some special views on world, life, mind, matter and consciousness. Which are these and how they are related to Spirituality? Class includes theory, pranayama and meditation practices.

 Workshop fees

All Workshop Thursday – Sunday:

including Yoga and Special Classes:
– Four days: 189 / 165 €
– Three days: 169 / 145 €
– Two days: 119 / 99 €

Yoga only Thursday – Sunday

– All four days: 99 / 89 €

Special classes only Friday – Sunday

– All three days: 99 / 89 €

Drop-in

– Morning practices: 29 / 25
– Special Classes with Petri or Juha 35 / 29 €

Note:  Reduced prices are valid for practitioners under 18 years, students (show your student card at the shala), maternal leave, unemployed (show a document), and pensionates.

Practices and lectures can be attended by anyone who is interested.

All prices include VAT 10%

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT SECTION

Step 1 – required: General registration to Astanga Yoga Special Workshop with Petri and Juha
17.-20. December 2020 , Helsinki, Finland

Attendance

All workshopSingle DaysDrop-in classes

Choose your preferred practice starting times:

Thursday 17.12. Mysore: 5:45-6:006:156:457:00-7:157:30no

Friday 18.12. Mysore: 5:45-6:006:156:457:00-7:157:30no

Saturday 19.12. Mysore: 6:45-7:007:307:458:00-8:158:30-8:45no

Sunday 20.12. Mysore: 6:45-7:007:307:458:00-8:158:30-8:45no

Choose the Special Classes you want to attend :

Friday 18.12. 16:30-18:30 Special Class /Petri&Juha: liveonlineno

Saturday 19.12. 11:00-13:00 Special Class /Petri: liveonlineno

Sunday 20.12. 11:15-13:15 Special Class /Juha: liveonlineno



Student name:

Telephone:

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Step 2 – OPTIONAL: If you wish to attend the Special Classes ONLINE by ZOOM, please sign in to classes through the Zoom link below

Special classes: sign in to online classes Friday – Sunday with Zoom link here »
(you can pick as many classes as you wish, also single drop-in)

– Without signing in to classes at Zoom, you can’t access the live stream!
– You do not need a Zoom account, but you need to open Zoom client on your device.
– Just fill your name and email when Zoom asks them to generate your private login links.
– Zoom will email you the login links to classes.
– You can copy your private login links from the Zoom emails into your Calendar with one click.

Step 3 – recommended: Prepay the workshop/classes and/or request a VAT invoice 

– Participants should prepay the workshop or drop-in classes to speed up the class check-in process.
Continue to pay here or request an invoice for bank transfer »
Tip: Use a laptop/desktop and Chrome browser with Google Translator, as the payment pages are in Finnish..