For the first time we welcome Ashtanaga Teacher Petri Raisanen in Cusco- Peru!!! Petri Raisanen
Welcome to an amazing experience…..!!!! "An Ancient Yoga Journey in the sacred valley Machu Picchu - Peru" NOV 25 – 29 2015 Petri Raisanen is internationally known and respected Ashtanga Yoga teacher and therapist. He was a devoted student of the late Guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, who authorized Petri to teach and Petri carefully passes on his Guru's exact teachings. Petri started practicing Ashtanga yoga in 1989 and teaching in 1991. He is co-owner and director of Ashtanga Yoga Helsinki, Finland. This retreat is a 5 day journey in Sacred Valley Cusco Peru. Petri Räisänen (born August 13, 1967) is an internationally known and respected Ashtanga Yoga teacher. He is a devoted student of his Guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009), who authorized Petri to teach, and Petri carefully passes on his Guru's exact teachings.
Petri started practicing Ashtanga yoga in 1989 and teaching in 1991. He is co-owner and director of Ashtanga Yoga Helsinki, one of the world's largest Ashtanga Yoga Shala's, which he founded with his friend Juha Javanainen in 1997. Sri K. Pattabhi Jois blessed the school to teach the traditional Ashtanga method.
In his yogic path Petri has studied with many other respected Ashtanga yoga instructors such as Derek Ireland (his first certified teacher), Radha Warrel, Lino Miele, Gwendoline Hunt, Eddie Stern and Sharath Jois, in addition to Sri K. Pattabi Jois.
Petri focuses his teaching on integrating healing and therapy with yoga, meeting student's individual needs and guiding their progress.Petri's adjustments are gentle, effective, therapeutic and, according to some of his students, almost magical. His touch originates, besides his own practice and teaching, from his past work as a traditional Finnish folk healer and naturopath. His friendly and relaxed behavior and precise perception gives a meditative, open and energetic atmosphere to his classes.
In 2004, Petri wrote the book "Ashtanga - The Yoga Tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois" in collaboration with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson, Sharath Jois. The book introduces the Ashtanga yoga method and philosophy, as well as its potential as a physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual practice. It is written as part of Petri's pilgrimage into Ashtanga yoga's inner word, with a great sense of respect towards his Guru and the Yoga Tradition.
His second book (about Ashtanga Yoga's Intermediate series) came out in 2007 in Finnish and was also written in collaboration with Sharath and Pattabhi Jois. The book is translated in English and will be released in Autumn 2016. Workshops • Mysore Practice and Intensive workshop with Petri • Pattabhi Jois' Asana aligments • Chanting and pranayama • The nature of Prana (theory and practice) • Building strength with Asana • Raw Food & Super Foods • Offering to Mother Earth with local shaman and the importance of the Coca Leaf • Temascal Ceremony
Daily schedule example: • 9 am Mysore Practice with Petri • 11am Brunch • Mother earth offering/ Temascal (Sweatlodge)/local hikes / Andean Sound Healing • 2pm Raw Food Lunch • 4pm Yoga workshop with Petri • 8pm dinner
This event is organize by Yoga Mandala Sacred Valley www.yogamandalasacredvalley.com