Petri Räisänen (born August 13, 1967) is internationally known and respected Ashtanga Yoga teacher. Petri started practicing Ashtanga yoga in 1989 and teaching in 1991. He is co-owner and director of Ashtanga Yoga Helsinki, Finland, which he found with his friend and colleague, Juva Javanainen, in 1997. Sri K Pattabhi Jois blessed the school to teach the traditional Astanga Yoga method.
Since 2000 Petri has been teaching Ashtanga yoga internationally around the world. He got his teaching authorization from Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois in 2001. For the last 10 years he has been teaching together with his wife Wambui Njuguna-Räisänen.
Petri focuses on integrating healing and therapy with yoga, meeting student’s individual needs and guiding their progress. His friendly, relaxed behaviour and intuitive perception give an open, energetic and meditative atmosphere to his classes.
In 2005, Petri wrote “Ashtanga Yoga – The Yoga Tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois” in collaboration with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson, R. Sharath Jois. His intermediate series (2nd series) book “Nadi Sodhana – The Yoga Tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois” was released in 2008 and is written from the interviews with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath Jois from 2006-2007 in Mysore, India.
Ashtanga Mysore style, Ashtanga for beginners, Discussions, Pranayama, Meditation, Technique sessions and Extra Workshops.