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Yoga Bija/Dawn Collective Shala, Arrifana, Portugal, November 18-29 2019

November 18 - November 29


           Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Petri Räisänen & Wambui Njuguna-Räisänen

           Peaceful and meditative atmosphere in the Dawn Collective Shala in Portugal! 

Join Petri Räisänen and Wambui Njuguna-Räisänen for a 2 week workshop at the Dawn Collective Shala in Arrifana/Aljezur, Portugal. The shala is located in the 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 of these two incredible teachers.

The class options and fees;

665 Euro: Full workshop Nov 18-22 & 25-29 including 10 Mysore mornings (Mo – Fri) and all 9 afternoon sessions.

280 Euro: One week (first or second week) including 5 Mysore mornings (Mo-Fri.) and 3 afternoon sessions.

175 Euro: Weekend only Nov. 23 – 24 incl. 2 Mysore mornings & 3 afternoon sessions.

35 Euro: Single class (Mysore), possible if there will be space in the shala.

50 Euro: Single class (Afternoon techniques), possible if there will be space in the shala.

20 Euro: Single class (Pranayama or meditation), possible if there will be space in the shala.


Monday – Friday (Nov 18-22 & 25-29).

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

Mysore Style with Petri’s & Wambui’s experienced, sensitive and insightful adjustments.

Tuesdays & Thursdays and Weekend afternoons (Nov 23&24) 13:30 – 16:00

Thorough technical analysis, a therapeutic perspective on the practice as well as discussion about Ashtanga Yoga Philosophy, the history of different teaching styles & adjustments and the evolution of the asana sequences. How to observe the bodily issues during an adjustment and how to help the student to overcome these issues. Each class will end with a 30 min. guided pranayama & meditation, revealing the peace and power found within.

Wednesdays & Saturday 18:00 – 19:30

Pranayama & Meditation

Comfortable, simple and easy pranayamas (breathing exercises) and meditations good for everyone.


All registrations, questions and further info through praisanen@yahoo.com (Petri’s email) and payments to Maailmanparantaja Oy. After your email registration we will send you the payment details.

Cancellation policy:

In case of cancellation the payment is not refundable after November 8th 2019. Before November 8th, a full refund (minus 50€ for management costs) is given. Please email your bank account number for the refund if needed.



The Mysore Intensive is a non residential Yoga course and students are asked to book their own accommodation. You can choose from a great variety of accommodation (different budgets and needs) within a 5 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.


The Dawn Collective Shala (Google Maps) is located between the picturesque Arrifana Beach (2 km) and the little village Aljezur (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.



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