9 сент. 2016 г.

Petri Räisänen. The 4-day In-depth Moscow Workshop. September 12-15, 2016

Traditional alignment and adjustment in asanas. Energy Healing & Mind Techniques

Petri Räisänen, Moscow Workshop

Prana Ashtanga Yoga School (Moscow)
Shala near Timiryazevskaya (Metro)
9 building 2, Dmitrovskoye shosse
+7 495 617-02-03 (reception)

September 12-15, MON-THU
06:45-09:45 Mysore class
10:30-13:00 Theory and Practice

Petri Räisänen is primarily known as a world-famous Ashtanga Yoga teacher, the author of 2 significant and well-illustrated books “Ashtanga Yoga” and “Nadi Sodhana” written in collaboration with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath Jois. Petri has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga for more than 25 years. In 2001 he was authorized by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and now he continues to pass on his Guru's exact teaching according to the original tradition. He is also the director of Ashtanga Yoga Helsinki, which is considered to be one of the largest in Europe.

Besides that, Petri Räisänen is renowned for his unique approach to alignment and adjustment in asanas including various contact and non-contact therapeutic methods and techniques (massage, work with energy (pranic) currents, energy healing and mind work). Starting from the year of 1986 Petri studied Finnish Folk Healing with famous Finnish masters in Northern Lapland (Pentti Penttilä, Pentti Mäkelä, Raimo Holtti). For many years he has combined yoga teaching with folk healing and naturopathy. He still applies these methods in the process of teaching his students. It makes his adjustment gentle, therapeutic and almost magical as some people say.

Asanas from Ashtanga Yoga Primary and Intermediate series together with their unique techniques help to purify, activate and control the pranic currents. When prana flows easily, a person experiences a high level of psychophysical energy, the mind and body open up and diseases can be cured, so the prerequisites for the higher aspects of Yoga can be discovered. Effective alignment and adjustment concern not only biomechanics. It is a complex interplay of a teacher’s profound knowledge and life experience, his ability and skills to cause particular states of consciousness when sensitivity and subconscious activity can be enhanced (the art of touching, healing, working with chronic mental blocks, muscle tension relief). 


The workshop does not require knowledge of the energy healing practice. However, it is necessary to be familiar with a traditional linage of Ashtanga Yoga according to Sri K. Pattabhi Jois as all the techniques and methods are based on classic series of Ashtanga Yoga.

The full workshop programme includes 4 Mysore-style classes and 4 seminars (theory + practice). The participants, who attend the full workshop programme, will be awarded with a certificate.


  • Fundamental principles of the traditional asana alignment (according to Krishnamacharya & Pattabhi Jois lineage). 
  • Quality of Breath, Bandhas and Drishti in asana alignment. 
  • Introduction to adjustment techniques. 
  • Pranic structure of the body, energy currents and centres. 
  • The model of the therapeutic interaction “teacher-student” 
  • Healing Basics 
  • Contact (massage) adjustment techniques. 
  • Non-contact adjustment techniques. 
  • Diagnostics and influence upon prana flow. 
  • Safety of the healer and “self-defense” mechanisms.


Full Attendance: 13,200*/14,500 rubles
Mysore Classes only (4 classes): 5,500*/6,000 rubles
Theory Classes only (4 classes): 9,900*/11,000 rubles
1 Mysore Class**: 1,900 rubles
1 Theory Class**: 2,900 rubles

* 10% discount for the Russian Ashtanga Yoga Club members / participants of retreats organized by Alexander Smirkin and Natalia Savina. Discounts are available till August 21.
** Sales will start on August 22

In case of the Russian currency depreciation (5% or more) the price for the workshop may be increased.

The Russian Ashtanga Yoga Club membership card is granted if a participant pays the full workshop programme (4 Mysore classes + 4 Theory classes). The membership card allows a discount for all the events organized by the approved club members.

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Shala near Timiryazevskaya (Metro)