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Yoga Bija/Dawn Collective Shala, Arrifana, Portugal, September 15-19 2021

September 15 - September 19


           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 5 day 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.


320 Euro: Full workshop Nov 14-18 including 5 Mysore mornings (Wed – Sun) and all 3 + 2 afternoon sessions.

240 Euro: Weekend Nov. 16 – 18 incl. 3 Mysore mornings & 3 + 1 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.


Wednesday – Sunday (Sept 15-19).

Starting Times: 6:30 Group 1 // 08:15 Group 2 (all at 7:00 if there will be only one group)

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


Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons (Oct 16, 17 & 18) 13:30 – 16:00 

Friday 17th  / Myofascial stretching and conditioning (followed with restorative yoga) / Wambui 

Saturday 18th Ashtanga Vinyasa system in detail (theory and practice) / Petri 

Sunday 19th K. Pattabhi Jois’ asana alignments in Primary and Intermediate series / Petri


Wednesday and Saturday afternoons (Oct 15 & 18) 

Wednesday 15th 18:00 – 19:30 Workshop opening discussion: Creating Safer Spaces: How do we change the culture of hierarchy in yoga? / Petri & Wambui

Meditation: Loving kindness meditation 

Saturday 18th 16:15 – 17:30 

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 receiving an email back from us, you can pay the workshop on the bank account below and secure your spot in the workshop.

Cancellation policy:

In case of cancellation the payment is not refundable after September 1st 2021. Before September 1st, 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.

Payment Options x 3

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Account details:

To: Maailmanparantaja Oy


Nordea Bank Finland

Account IBAN: FI56 1237 3000 1390 78

Swift code: NDEAFIHH


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