Petri Räisänen Workshop | May 2019 | Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Liechtensteinov put 3, Dubrovnik



This workshop with Petri Räisänen is suitable for all yoga practitioners who wish to deepen their personal practice and learn about the connections of body, mind, the senses and energy itself. 

We approach the more subtle layer of the body (energy body), beyond the physical, and work on releasing energy blocks, using the most natural tools available. Along with asanas from the Primary series we will also explore the Intermediate series, it’s vinyasa system and alignment. Some previous experience practicing ashtanga yoga is required to join the workshop. However, students do not need any previous energy-healing experience or special skills to join.

The workshop will take place in a sea view studio, walking distance from the beach and the UNESCO heritage site of Dubrovnik Old Town.


Friday 17th
Mysore class – Early morning Ashtanga self practice 6:30am or 7:00am (TBC depending on batch size)
18-19:30 -The workshop opening discussion (Ashtanga views) and light pranayama with meditation.

Saturday 18th
Mysore class- Early morning Ashtanga self practice – 6:30am or 7:00am (TBC depending on batch size)
13:00-16:00 – Intermediate series practice techniques and adjustments in detail
16:15 – onwards – Ashtanga Yoga and Nadi Sodhana (books) event.
Stories about the writing project with Sri. K Pattabhi Jois in 2004-2007.
Book signing. Tea and snacks at the shala.

Sunday 19th
Mysore class- Early morning Ashtanga self practice – 7:00am or 8:00am (TBC depending on batch size)
10:30 – coffee break
11:00-14:00 – Healing touch, energy healing techniques and asana adjustments.

Full Workshop price: 250€ / 1.875 kn (mysore + workshops on Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

Weekend package price: 200€ / 1.500 kn (mysore + workshops on Saturday & Sunday)

Deposit – 60€ / 400kn deposit secures your spot at the workshop and is non – refundable.

For all your further inquiries about reservations and payment details please e-mail us:


1. Intermediate series practice techniques and adjustments in detail

Intermediate series positions are done to purify and strengthen the nervous system and energy channels throughout the body. In this module Petri will present the techniques which he learned from his Sri K. Pattabhi Jois during the Nadi Sodhana book project and in his personal studies. Petri will touch upon many aspects still unknown to practitioners, like the right alignments of the body, gazing points (drishtis) and vinyasa method.

Previous experience practicing the Intermediate Series is not a requirement to join in the fun. We will cover the poses in a way accessible to most practitioners.

2. Ashtanga Yoga and Nadi Sodhana (books) event

Petri and his wife Wambui (book translator) will talk about the Nadi Sodhana book project and tell stories about the interview sessions with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath Jois. Book signing. Tea and snacks at the shala!

3. Healing touch, energy healing techniques and asana adjustments

In this module Petri will draw on many different healing techniques, like bone setting, herbal healing, cupping and energy healing. He will present the nature of prana and how to use it for healing, as well as in asana adjustments. This is a workshop centered around energy (prana) and how it can be controlled, balanced and released. It is magic in the most natural way.

Refund and Cancelation Policy

The deposit is non-refundable. Balance payment is due by 1st April 2019.

For full payments:
– Cancellations made more than 60 days before workshop date will not incur cancellation charges and will receive a full refund ( deposit and bank transfer charge deducted).
– Cancellations less than 60 days prior to the workshop date will incur 50% cancellation fee.
– Two weeks prior to the course no refund will be possible.


Petri Raisanen Croatia Workshop 2019Petri Räisänen (born August 13, 1967) is an internationally known and respected Ashtanga Yoga teacher. Petri started practicing Ashtanga Yoga in 1989 and teaching in 1991. He is a devoted student of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and was authorized to teach Astanga Yoga in 2001 by Guruji.

Petri is co-owner and director of Ashtanga Yoga Helsinki, one of the worldís largest Astanga Yoga Shalas, which he founded with his friend and colleague, Juva Javanainen, in 1997.
In his yogic path Petri has studied with many respected Astanga 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.

Petri focuses on integrating healing and therapy with yoga, meeting studentís individual needs and guiding their progress. Petriís 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 intuivite perception give an open, energetic and meditative atmosphere to his classes.

From 1989-1991, Petri joined a Folk Healing program held by Raimo Holtti in Kauhajoki, Finland, where he learned many of the techniques mentioned above. Petri continued to study with Raimo until 1997.

It was Raimo Holtti who introduced Petri to Prana, the universal energy which we cannot see with the eyes but what we can move and feel with our mind and heart (or nadis ñ energy channels). Prana became something which was a natural part of Petri’s Yoga practice, teaching and healing work.

You can find more info about Petri here

Terms and Conditions

By registering for this programme, you voluntarily understand and accept the following terms and conditions as set out below:

I am aware that participating in the programme requires a certain level of fitness and general physical health. I acknowledge and voluntarily assume my responsibility to assess my level of fitness and the risks of injury that are associated with physical activity of any kind including any variety of yoga. I confirm that I shall retain all control over my activities at all times. I voluntarily assume full liability and accept the risk of harm, including physical injury and discomfort as a result of my participation in the activities in this programme. I will inform the teachers and/or assistants of any limitations or medical conditions that may affect my practice.

I agree that organisers reserve the right to accept or kindly decline the application of a participant at any time, to make changes in the schedule whenever reputed necessary for the comfort and convenience to all participants. In the case that the event is cancelled or postponed organisers shall have no responsibility beyond the refund of money or expenses paid by the participant if the event cannot be re-scheduled.

I understand that photos may be utilized for communications efforts. To that end, I hereby grant the organizer permission to record the name, image and/or appearance on the above referenced date or dates of me and to use and publish the pictures, video and digital images and the like without compensation, and I waive any right to inspect or to approve any project that may be created using these materials.

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