Petri Raisanen

Petri Räisänen:

Astanga yoga at BNHC

Tuesday 12th - Thursday 14th December

Petri Räisänen is returning to Brighton as part of his new nādi sodhana book launch tour. In partnership with our Astanga Yoga Community, YogaBase Brighton, we are priviledged to host Petri and Wambui at Brighton Natural Health Centre.

Three days of Mysore practice and a technique class, together with a book signing, make this a very unique and special occasion...

What could be better than receiving the wonderful adjustments and guidance of Petri and Wambui before meandering under the Christmas lights and revelling in the splendour of Brighton's famous Laines?

What's on offer:

  • 6.30-8.30am Mysore self-practice sessions: Tues, Weds, Thurs, 12th-14th Dec
  • 9-10.30am Mysore self-practice sessions: Tues 12th & Weds 13th Dec
  • Technique Workshop: 9-11am Thursday 14th Dec
  • Book Signing: 11.15am-12.45pm (free event)
Book a single Mysore session or immerse yourself and all 3 days of events with Petri and Wambui. Scroll to the bottom of the page for booking links.

About Petri "Rähjä" Räisänen

Petri Räisänen (born August 13, 1967) is an internationally known and respected Ashtanga Yoga teacher. Petri started practising Ashtanga Yoga in 1988 and teaching in 1990. He is a devoted student of his Guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and was authorised to teach Astanga Yoga in 2001 by Guruji. Petri is careful to pass on his Guru's exact teachings.
Petri is co-owner and director of Ashtanga Yoga Helsinki, one of the world's largest Astanga Yoga Shalas, which he founded with his friend and colleague, Juva Javanainen, in 1997. Sri K Pattabhi Jois blessed the school to teach the traditional Astanga Yoga method.
In his yogic path Petri has studied with many respected Astanga Yoga teachers such as Derek Ireland (his first certified teacher), Radha Warrel, Gwendoline Hunt, Lino Miele and Eddie Stern, in addition to R. Sharath Jois and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.
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 intuivite perception give an open, energetic and meditative atmosphere to his classes.



3 -day Package, £80 - Includes 3 x Mysore sessions + Nadi Sodhana Technique Workshop + Book signing.
This package is on sale until Sun 5th November

N.B By purchasing this package you will automatically be enrolled on the 6.30am Mysore classes. If you wish to instead attend a  9am session on Tuesday or Wednesday, please book the package and then e-mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Thursday 'Nadi Sodhana' Package

Thursday Package, £45 - Includes 6.30am Mysore session + Nadi Sodhana Technique Workshop + Book signing.

Please note the price of the book is not included, copies of the book will be available to purchase separately at BNHC. 

Individual Sessions



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