Workshops with Petri Räisänen, May 17-20 2018

Ashtanga yoga - Astanga yoga - Mysore Yoga CPH - Copenhagen - København - Frederiksberg

Update May 15th:

Mysore classes are almost full! We have still one available spot on Thursday at 8 and three on Friday at 6. “Healing touch” workshop on Sunday can still fit few more people.  

We are happy to welcome Petri Räisänen back to MYC in May 2018 for a 4-day Mysore workshop from Thursday to Sunday May 17-20. On Sunday May 20 Petri will teach an additional in-depth workshop about “Healing touch”.

About Petri

Petri Räisänen is an internationally known and respected Ashtanga yoga teacher. He started practicing Ashtanga in 1988 and is a co-owner and director of Ashtanga Yoga Helsinki, one of the world’s most established Ashtanga yoga shalas, blessed by Sri K Pattabhi Jois to teach the traditional yoga method. Petri was a devoted student of Pattabhi Jois, and was authorized by him to teach in 2001.

Petri has been teaching internationally around the world for over a decade and he lived in New York City for several years until 2008. His teaching style and adjustments are gentle, effective, therapeutic and originate, besides his own practice and teaching, from his past work as a traditional folk healer and naturopath.

In 2004, Petri wrote “Ashtanga – The Yoga Tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois” in collaboration with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson, R. Sharath Jois. His intermediate series book “Nadi Sodhana” was published in English in 2017. Both books are written as part of Petri’s ongoing pilgrimage into Ashtanga yoga’s inner world, with a great sense of respect towards Sri K Pattabhi Jois and the Ashtanga tradition.

Petri focuses on integrating healing and therapy with yoga, meeting student’s individual needs and guiding their progress. His friendly, relaxed behaviour and intutivite perception give an open, energetic and meditative atmosphere to his classes.

Petri’s Website
Photo gallery 2017
Interview with Petri

About Mysore workshop, May 17-20

Petri’s Mysore teaching gives you an opportunity to experience the wholeness of the practice, and his teachings aims to lead to an experience of deep concentration (pratyahara) and meditation (dhyana). This workshop is suitable for all levels of students with an established Mysore style Ashtanga yoga practice.


  • Two Mysore groups every morning (Thursday-Friday 6 and 8, Saturday-Sunday 7 and 9)
  • Technique class “Techniques for Intermediate Series” on Saturday 14-16.30 for all the Mysore workshop participants. This Intermediate series workshop is a technique class working from Petri’s new book. It offers a fascinating glimpse into a more advance practice, also for people who are not yet doing the intermediate series. Everyone can attend. Please note: no sign up for technique class is needed!
  • After the technique class at 16.30-17.30 Petri’s Intermediate Series book signing event with stories about the book writing process with Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois. Tea and snacks!


  • Full Mysore Workshop (Four Mysore Classes + Technique Class ) kr. 1100
  • Three Mysore Classes + Technique class kr. 950
  • Two Mysore Classes + Technique Class kr. 750
  • One Mysore Class + Technique Class kr. 500

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About “Healing Touch” workshop, Sunday May 20 at 14-16.30

This additional workshop is suitable for anyone with an interest in how the body, mind and energy are used when healing other people by touch or giving hands-on adjustments in the yoga poses. We focus on observing and learning the language of the body, mind and energy. The techniques are based on sensing and locating the blocks in the flow of energy throughout the body. Students do not need any previous experience or special skills to join in the workshop.

Petri started studying Energy healing in Kaustinen, Finland in 1986. In addition to teaching yoga, Petri worked as a folk healer and naturopath and ran a natural treatment business in Helsinki, Finland from 1991 until 1998.

Price: 400 kr

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Payment and cancellation policy:

Full payment is required to reserve your spot. There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made one week in advance. There are no refunds for cancellations made less than one week prior to the workshop start date.

”Do your practice and all is coming.” ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

”Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind.” ― Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

"Astanga yoga is 99 percent practice, one percent theory." ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

”Everyone can practice Astanga yoga. Except lazy people.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

"Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is." ― Bhagavad Gita

“The mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by practice.” ― Bhagavad Gita

“Asana practise is for 2 hours. Yoga practise is for 24 hours.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

”When the mind is quiet, the asana is correct.” ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

”This is not a gym, you are not here to work out. You are here to bring peace to yourself, to know who you are.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

”With practice anything is possible.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

“The mind acts like an enemy for those who do not control it.” ― Bhagavad Gita