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

Ashtanga Yoga Stockholm / Yoga Devi, Stockholm, Sweden May 23-26 2019

May 23 - May 26

Ashtanga Yoga Workshop, Reykjavik, Iceland, May 30 – June 2 2019

May 30 - June 2

Lila Shala, Gotland, Sweden – August 23-25 2019

August 23 - August 25

Daya Yoga Bern, Switzerland – 2019

August 30 - September 1

Ashtanga Yoga Basel, Switzerland, September 6-8 2019

September 6 - September 8

Ashtanga Cascais, Portugal – September 12-15 2019

September 12 - September 15

Mysore Yoga Mallorca, Spain – September 20-22 2019

September 20 - September 22

Yoga Sutra Studio, Torino, Italy – September 27-29 2019

September 27 - September 29

Astanga Yoga Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, October 4-6 2019

October 4 - October 6

Ashtanga Yoga Sprit, Münich, Germany – October 10-13 2019

October 10 - October 13

Prana Ashtanga Yoga School, Moscow, Russia – October 17-20 2019

October 17 - October 20

Puro Yoga, Oslo, Norway – October 24 – 27 2019

October 24 - October 27

Samasthiti Studio, Paris, France – October 31 – November 3 2019

October 31 - November 3

Delight Yoga, Amsterdam / Den Haag, Netherlands – November 7-8 & 9-10 2019

November 7 - November 10

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

November 18 - November 29

Ashtanga Yoga Uppsala, Sweden, March 20-22 2020

March 20, 2020 - March 22, 2020

Balans Yoga, Gothenburg (Hovås), Sweden, March 26 – 29 2020

March 26, 2020 - March 29, 2020

Green Yogi & Divya Yoga Center, April 2-5 2020

April 2, 2020 - April 5, 2020

Eddie Stern in Helsinki May 14 – 17 2020

May 14, 2020 - May 17, 2020