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Ashtanga Yoga Intensive Weeks, Arrifana, Portugal, September 13-18 & 20-25 2022

September 20 - September 25

Ashtanga Yoga Intensive Workshop with Petri Räisänen & Wambui Njuguna – Räisänen

FOR THE FIRST WEEK TWO SPOTS ARE FREE AND TWO SPOT FOR THE SECOND WEEK! (07.09.2022) 

Welcome to a peaceful and meditative atmosphere in Arrifana, Portugal!

Join Petri Räisänen and Wambui Njuguna-Räisänen for a one or two week (2 x 6 days) workshops at the Dawn Collective Shala in Arrifana/Aljezur, Portugal. The shala is located in Costa Vicentina Natural Park, one of Europe’s most stunning & untouched coastal regions.

Students of all levels are invited to explore and enjoy new depths in their practice under the guidance Petri and his incredible teachings.

CLASS OPTIONS, SCHEDULE & DETAILS

We will check the Covid-19 situation and restrictions in in June 2022 and we will adjust the workshops for the local rules. We will have 2-3 batches of Mysore or Led classes in the mornings and 1-2 batches in the afternoon workshops. When register for the workshop, please give your suggestions for your practice times. Petri will send the payment details with the info email in June. You don’t have to pay the workshop before that (or you can if you want). 

Besides the yoga program, we will have dinners, beach hang-out time and trips together (or as you wish), with bigger or smaller groups of students. There is a great opportunity to try surfing as there are surfing schools in almost every beach in the area. The workshop is good for the practice, nature walks and trips and relaxation, alone or with fellow ashtangis.

Mysore Style = self Led practice with Petri’s experienced, sensitive and healing adjustments.

Led Class = On Fridays guided primary series class. At 6:30am Group there will be added the first seven asanas from the Intermediate series (up to Ustrasana). At 8:30 there will be a full Primary series and at 10:15 (if needed) we will do a full Primary series (if you are not doing the full Primary series, you can decide when would you like to stop).

NOTE: Some of the afternoon classes, especially Pranayamas can be held outdoors if the weather will be suitable!

Mysore Style = Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday mornings

Led Class = Friday morning

Petri and Tuomas enjoying the sun and the view

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Yoga Shala

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THE 2022 SCHEDULE. 

YOU CAN JOIN FOR ONE WEEK OR TWO WEEKS WORKSHOPS WITHOUT REPEATING THE SAME AFTERTNOON SCHEDULE! 

FOR THE FIRST WEEK TWO SPOTS ARE FREE AND TWO SPOT FOR THE SECOND WEEK! (07.09.2022) 

SEPTEMBER 13-18 2022 SCHEDULE

Tuesday 13

Mysore Style: Starting Times: 6:30 Group 1 // 08:15 Group 2 // 10:00 Group 3

15:30-17:30 Workshop opening discussion: Brave Space: Creating a Culture of  Inclusivity + Accessibility in Yoga (notebook and pen recommended)

17:30-18:30 Meditation: Strengthening the Energy Body Meditation

Wednesday 14th

Mysore Style: Starting Times: 6:30 Group 1 // 08:15 Group 2 // 10:00 Group 3

Thursday 15th

Mysore Style: Starting Times: 6:30 Group 1 // 08:15 Group 2 // 10:00 Group 3

16:00-17:00 Pranayama + Meditation: Comfortable, simple and easy pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditations.

17:00-18:00 Lecture + Discussion: Creating Trauma-Informed Healing Spaces (notebook and pen recommended)

Friday 16th

Led Class: Starting Times: 6:30 Group 1 // 08:30 Group 2 // 10:15 Group 3 (check your Group)

12:30 – 14:30 The healing touch, asana adjustments (theory and hands on practice) Group 1

14:30 – 16:30 The healing touch, asana adjustments (theory and hands on practice) Group 2

Saturday 17th

Mysore Style: Starting Times: 6:30 Group 1 // 08:15 Group 2 // 10:00 Group 3

12:30 – 14:30 Ashtanga Vinyasa system in Primary and Intermediate series in detail (theory and practice) Group 1

14:40 – 16:40 Ashtanga Vinyasa system in Primary and Intermediate series in detail (theory and practice) Group 2

16:50-17:40 Pranayama: Comfortable, simple and easy pranayamas (breathing exercises) and meditations good for everyone. (Outdoor??)

17:45-18:15 Meditation: Self Healing Meditation (Outdoor??)

Sunday 18th

Mysore Style: Starting Times: 6:30 Group 1 // 08:15 Group 2 // 10:00 Group 3

12:30 – 14:30 Energy Healing and mind work in our personal asana and pranayama practice and in asana adjustments. Group 1

14:30 – 16:30 Energy Healing and mind work in our personal asana and pranayama practice and in asana adjustments. Group 2

16:40-17:15 Workshop closing circle

 

SEPTEMBER 20-25 2022 SCHEDULE

Tuesday 20th

Mysore Style: Starting Times: 6:30 Group 1 // 08:15 Group 2

16:00 – 17:00 Workshop opening discussion: Mindfulness, equality and kindness in our yoga practice and teaching (notebook and pen recommended)

17:10-18:00 Lecture + Discussion: Creating Trauma-Informed Healing Spaces (notebook and pen recommended)

18:10-19:00 Meditation: Strengthening the Energy Body Pranayama

Wednesday 21st

Mysore Style: Starting Times: 6:30 Group 1 // 08:15 Group 2

Thursday 22nd

Mysore Style: Starting Times: 6:30 Group 1 // 08:15 Group 2

16:00-17:00 Lecture: Conflict as Opportunity + Beloved Community (notebook and pen recommended)

17:10-18:30 Pranayama + Meditation: Comfortable, simple and easy pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditations.

Friday 23rd 

Led Class: Starting Times: 6:30 Group 1 // 08:30 Group 2

12:30 – 14:30 Energy Healing and the layers of the bodies. Simple but beneficial energy healing techniques (theory and hands on practice).

Saturday 24th

Mysore Style: Starting Times: 6:30 Group 1 // 08:15 Group 2

12:30 – 14:30 Primary and Intermediate series techniques in detail (theory and practice) Group 1

14:40 – 16:40 Primary and Intermediate series techniques in detail (theory and practice) Group 2

16:50-17:40 Pranayama: Comfortable, simple and easy pranayamas (breathing exercises) and meditations good for everyone. (Outdoor??)

17:45-18:15 Meditation: Self Healing Meditation (Outdoor??)

Sunday 25th

Mysore Style: Starting Times: 6:30 Group 1 // 08:15 Group 2

12:30 – 14:30 Creating strength through the acrobatic asanas. Group 1

14:30 – 16:30 Creating strength through the acrobatic asanas. Group 2

16:45-17:15 Workshop closing circle

Registration and questions:

All registrations, questions and further info through praisanen@yahoo.com (Petri’s email) and payments to Petri’s company Maailmanparantaja Oy. Petri will send the payment details with the info email in June. You don’t have to pay the workshop before that (or you can if you want :). 

ACCOMODATION.

The Ashtanga Yoga Intensive is a non residential Yoga course and students are asked to book their own accommodation. If you are staying around the shala close to Arrifana or Vale de Telha, you can easily walk or bicycle to the shala, shops and restaurants. The shala is located in the same building as the Arte Bianca Pizzeria (the best pizza in Algarve). 

You can choose from a great variety of accommodation..Airbnb houses and apartments, little cute motels and guesthouses. (different budgets and needs) within a 1 min walk to a 10 min. drive from the Dawn Collective Shala / the beach. As this is a popular destination we recommend to seek accommodation as early as possible. Please find further info and some recommendations here.     

SURROUNDING –  ARRIFANA / ALJEZUR, PORTUGAL.

The Dawn Collective Shala (Google Maps) is located between the picturesque Arrifana Beach (2 km) and Aljezur village (7 km), where you will find everything you need like supermarkets, cafés & restaurants, bakery, organic shops and a charming local farmers market on Saturdays.

The stunning and unspoiled beaches of Arrifana, Monte Clerigo and Amoreira allow for endless summer days & unreal sunsets. All beaches are easy to access and offer great surf conditions. The jungle-ish hinterland with magic forests of pine, eucalyptus and cork can be explored with nature walks, mountain bike or donkey/horse rides.

The Dawn Collective Shala has a wooden floor and catches the first rays of sun in the morning. Yoga mats, blankets and blocks are available as well as a big lawn to hang out after class, filtered water, tea and delicious espresso. Also massage treatments are available at the Dawn Collective Shala.

How To get there?

Faro airport is about 130 km from Arrifana and Lisbon airport 230 km. The easies way is to rent a small and inexpensive car from the airport and drive to the shala. Then you can explore easily the closest beaches, nature and villages. There is a bus from Sete Rios, Lisbon (https://www.busbud.com/en) for about 4 hours and 19€ to Aljezur. From Faro airport there is also a bus to Aljezur, but with many stops and one change (https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Aljezur/Faro-Airport-FAO). Ordered taxi cost about 130€ (normal car), which is not too bad if you are traveling with company. 

FEES

Full workshop Sept 13-18 or 20-25 with 5 Mysore mornings in both weeks, Friday’s Led class and all afternoon sessions 360 €/week

Weekend Sept 16-18 or 23-25 with 2 Mysore mornings in both weeks, one Led class (Friday) & afternoon sessions 220€

Single classes (Mysore or Led), possible if there will be space in the shala 40 €

Single classes (Afternoon techniques), possible if there will be space in the shala 50€

Single class (Pranayama, meditation, lectures), possible if there will be space in the shala 20€

Single class (Workshop opening), possible if there will be space in the shala 20€

 

Cancellation policy:

In case of cancellation the payment is not refundable after September 4th 2022. Before September 4th, a full refund (minus 20€ for management costs) is given. Please email your bank account number for the refund if needed.

In the case of Corona-19 cancellation (infection or government regulations) the full payment will be refund without management cost!

 

Payment Options x 3

Bank transfer (most recommended)

Account details:

To: Maailmanparantaja Oy

Bank:

Nordea Bank Finland

Account IBAN: FI56 1237 3000 1390 78

Swift code: NDEAFIHH

Message:

Arrifana Sept 13-18 2022 or 20-25 2022, Your Name and what you are paying..Full program/Only Mornings/Weekend etc.

Low cost international transfer

http://transferwise.com/

Some students has been using this transfer and the commission is lower than in PayPal or normal bank transfer..especially if you are paying from the US or Asia.

In Transferwise payments there is a commission about 3-4%..so could you please add about that amount or make sure that you are paying the right amount. The missing amount can be paid also in cash at the shala (Petri will let you know when we will meet).

Message:

Arrifana Sept 13-18 or 20-25 2022, Your Name and what you are paying..Full program/Only Mornings/Weekend etc.

PayPal to:

paypal.me/raisanen

In PayPal payments there is a commission about 7%..so could you please add about that amount or make sure that you are paying the right amount. The missing amount can be paid also in cash at the shala (Petri will let you know when we will meet).

Message:

Arrifana Sept 13-18 or 20-25 2022, Your Name and what you are paying..Full program/Only Mornings/Weekend etc.

All questions and information..email to Petri praisanen@yahoo.com

Looking forward to spend a beautiful weeks in Arrifana, Portugal

Petri

Details

Start:
September 20
End:
September 25
Event Category:

Organizer

Petri and Wambui
Phone:
+358405725113
Email:
praisanen@yahoo.com
Website:
www.petriandwambui.com