Astanga Yoga Workshops

Astanga yoga workshops are suitable for both beginners and advanced students. They follow Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras’ well-known eight limbs of yoga philosophy (astau – eight; anga – branch, leg, limb), taught in the tradition of Petri’s Guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and his grandson, R. Sharath Jois of Mysore, India.

In the light of Petri’s own Astanga practice, learning and experience, he has designed these courses to cover extensive yoga practice and philosophy. The student achieves a sense of wholeness through the practice of poses (asanas), energy-enhancing breathing (uijayi- pranayama), and gazing points (drishti) and energy locks/muscle control (bandhas), which leads to deep concentration (pratyahara) and meditation (dhyana). This method is known as Astanga Vinyasa Yoga, as taught by Pattabhi Jois. Longer workshops and retreats (Thailand and Swedish Lapland) cover several other aspects of yoga, such as reciting mantras, studying Sanskrit, the classical Indian language, and learning Ayurveda, sister science to yoga. Petri’s aim is to teach his students in a peaceful, individualised way while keeping to the powerful, disciplined and traditional practice of physical and mental development.

Yoga can be an effective and beneficial tool for reaching a more peaceful state of mind, managing stress better and getting physically fit. Our workshops and retreats are designed for people with normal physical and mental conditions. If you are on medication, are currently taking (or have taken) therapy and/or counseling, or have any known mental condition(s) that would in any way hinder your participation in a workshop or retreat, please let us, and your doctor/therapist know before registering. We do not provide any specialists at our workshops/retreats who would be able to help, should the need arise. If a student’s behaviour causes disruption for other workshop participants and the teachers, it is requested that he or she stop participating in the workshop and seek appropriate help. In such a situation, we do not offer refunds, but are available to provide any documents necessary for insurance claims.

Upcoming Events

Astanga Yoga Helsinki, Finland Easter Special Workshop in April 10 – 13 2020

April 10 - April 13

Eddie Stern in Helsinki, Finland, May 16 or 17 2020

May 16 - May 17

Eddie Stern in Helsinki, Finland, August 6 – 9 2020

August 6 - August 9

Mysore Yoga CPH, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 13-16 2020

August 13 - August 16

Balans Yoga, Gothenburg (Hovås), Sweden, August 20 – 23 2020

August 20 - August 23

Astanga Yoga Helsinki, Finland, August 28 – 30 2020

August 28 - August 30

Yoga Devi, Stockholm, Sweden, September 3-6 2020

September 3 - September 6

A.G. and Indra Mohan in Helsinki, Finland, September 4-6 2020 CANCELLED

September 4 - September 6astanga yoga helsinki

Ashtanga Yoga Dublin, Ireland, September 11-13 2020

September 11 - September 13

Villa Prana Studio, Portimão, Portugal, September 24-27 2020

September 24 - September 27

Yoga By, Ekerö, Sweden, October 9-11 2020

October 9 - October 12

Yoga Bija/Dawn Collective Shala, Arrifana, Portugal, October 14-18 2020

October 14 - October 18

Delight Yoga, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 22-25 2020

October 22 - October 25

Yoga Bija/Dawn Collective Shala, Arrifana, Portugal, November 11-15 2020

November 11 - November 15

Delight Yoga, The Hague, Netherlands, November 20-22 2020

November 20 - November 22

Puro Yoga, Oslo, Norway, December 4-6, 2020

December 4 - December 6

Astanga Yoga Helsinki, Finland, December 11 – 13 2020

December 11 - December 13Astanga Yoga Helsinki

Baan-Amorn, Ashtanga Bangkok, Thailand, December 20 – 25 2020

December 20 - December 25

Ashtanga Yoga Uppsala, Sweden, March 18-21 2021

March 18, 2021 - March 21, 2021

Yoga One, Barcelona, Spain, May 14-16 2021

May 14, 2021 - May 16, 2021