I’m so grateful that Petri keeps on coming to teach us in Gothenburg. Welcome to join this inspiring workshop with Petri in the beautiful shala at YogaLink Spelmansgården Billdal.
Petri focuses on integrating healing and therapy with yoga, meeting student’s individual needs and guiding their progress. Petri’s yoga pose adjustments are gentle, effective, therapeutic and, according to some, almost magical, and originate (besides his own practice and teaching) from his past work as a traditional Finnish folk healer and naturopath. His friendly, relaxed behaviour and intuitive perception gives an open, energetic and meditative atmosphere to his classes.
Petri Räisänen (born August 13, 1967) is internationally known and a respected Ashtanga Yoga teacher. Petri started practicing Ashtanga Yoga in 1989 and teaching in 1991. He is a devoted student of his Guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and was authorized to teach Astanga Yoga in 2001 by Guruji. Petri is careful to pass on his Guru’s exact teachings.
18:00-20:00 Led Primary (not included in the weekend workshop- book separately – 450 kr)
06.00-08.00 Mysore style 1st batch
08.00-10.00 Mysore style 2nd batch
Book your batch of choice when signing up for the workshop.
17.00-18.15 Introduction: Workshop opening chanting, pranayama and meditation.
Energy Healing workshop Sept 10th 12.30-16.30
Opening the senses towards the prana (energy) and hidden states of mind (separate workshop, not included in the weekend workshop)
12:30-16.30 Energy Healing workshop (Finnish traditional energy healing) – not included in the weekend workshop – book separately- 950 kr
We will practice several energy-healing techniques in the Finnish tradition which Petri learned from master healers, Pentti Penttilä, Pentti Mäkelä and Raimo Holtti. The techniques come from the ancient Finnish healing tradition called Jäsenkorjaus (bone or limb setting) and is, in many parts, similar to osteopathy. Some of the techniques used in this tradition involve giving physical adjustments, energy healing, herbal healing, wet and dry cupping and healing with power words (similar with mantras). The workshop will cover mainly the energy healing part with few gentle physical adjustments for the feet and ankles.
Petri started studying Energy healing in Kaustinen, Finland in 1986. In addition to teaching yoga, Petri worked as a folk healer and naturopath and ran a natural treatment business in Helsinki, Finland from 1991-1998.
The energy-healing techniques are based on sensing and locating the blocks in the flow of energy throughout the body. We approach the more subtle layer of the body, beyond the physical, and work on releasing energy blocks, using the most natural tools available: our mind, senses and the energy itself.
Students do not need any previous energy-healing experience or special skills to join in the workshop.
07.00-09.00 Mysore style 1st batch
9.00-11.00 Mysore style 2nd batch
14.00-16.30 Workshop: Lengthening the body – how to create maximum length of the limbs in the asanas. How stretching is strengthening and balancing our mind. Theory and practice.
Originally a bone setting technique (a healing method) called “limb lengthening”, which Petri modified for asana adjustments to create a maximum length for limbs. This will not only take you to the next level in the asana, but also release the tensions and pains from the body. In this workshop we are practicing how to find the space in a gentle and safe, but effective ways.
07.00-09:00 Mysore style 1st batch
9.00-11.00 Mysore style 2nd batch
13.00-15.00 Workshop: Om Mantra, meaning and how to use in Asana and Pranayama, Om Circle. The expression of that (isvara) is Om. Pranava Om is the sound frequency of creation (heard as inner ringing sound). The repetition of that (Om-pranava) leads to realising of its meaning.
15:15-16:15 Workshop: TRE – Tension & Trauma releasing exercises. TRE is a “shaking therapy” created by David Berceli is Petri’s favourite technique to release the tensions and empty the mind after the practice. We will practice the technique and experience the free movement of the body which looks like Kundalini release, but is a natural way for the body and mind to work with the tensions and traumas.
Sign up by text/sms to: +46 706 68 79 49 or email
1. Full Workshop 3200 kr: 3 mysoreclasses + 4 workshopclasses
Book your batch of choice.
2. Ledd class Full Primary 450 kr: Thursday 5 pm – 7 pm
3. Energy Healing workshop 950 kr: Friday 12.30-16.30
4. Single Mysoreclass 500 kr/class
Swishno: 1234 100 996
Due to the Covid situation we will have limited space in the full workshop. The schedule might also change – we will adjust the schedule according to the recommendations. Please note that the fee is not refundable. If the workshop is fully booked we will only refund your fee if we can replace your spot with someone else. If you can’t participate due to covidreasons the fee will be refundable.
YogaLink Spelmansgården 10, Billdal Sweden, car park outside the shala.
Bus: X3 from Gothenburg City to Bolsheden/Kungsporten + 7-10 min walk.
Petri & Annika