Petri Raisanen and Scott Johnson

Petri Raisanen & Scott Johnson


A Mindful and Therapeutic approach to Ashtanga Yoga

Weekend Intensive


Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th November:  9.00am – 3.30pm

Stillpoint Yoga, West Wing, Guys Campus, St Thomas St, London Bridge, SE1 9TL

Price:  £200


About the workshop with Petri Raisanen & Scott Johnson

Petri and Scott are dear friends and colleagues within the Ashtanga yoga tradition. They have collaborated twice before and have found that their intentions as mysore teachers, plus passion for the Ashtanga yoga practice, are very similar.

In this unique collaborative intensive you will receive gentle, healing, therapeutic and mindful approaches to your practice under the guidance of these very experienced teachers.

Petri and Scott love spending time together and this workshop will be an extension of their friendship and love for the practice.

Each day you can choose from 2 different Ashtanga Yoga Mysore start times. There will be a workshop on both afternoons.

  • 07.00 – 08.45: Group one – Mysore Self Practice with Petri & Scott
  • 08.45 – 10.30: Group two – Mysore Self Practice with Petri & Scott

Scott and Petri will use guidance and sensitive adjustments to help you with your personal Ashtanga yoga Mysore self practice. In these morning sessions they will offer new ways to approach your practice

  • 12.30pm – 3.00pm: Both GroupsA Mindful & Therapeutic Approach to Ashtanga Yoga Workshops with Petri & Scott

In both afternoon workshops Scott and Petri will combine their experience to help you understand alignment and adjustment principles in asanas throughout the primary and intermediate series. These workshops will be experiential and you will be working in pairs

The Mindful Approach workshop will include:

  • Therapeutic approaches to practice.
  • Understanding patterns of movement.
  • Discussions and practices on how to be more mindful in Ashtanga yoga.
  • How philosophy relates to your practice.
  • Seeing how energy moves in us.
  • Approaches to how the practice of Ashtanga yoga can become more individualised.  

What you will gain from the workshop?

You will see new ways to develop insight into how you practice Ashtanga yoga, how the practice works with your unique patterns and energy and how to integrate new ideas into your practice.

Who will benefit from the workshop?

This workshop is for all curious practitioners of Ashtanga yoga who would like to see mindful and therapeutic ways to develop their personal practice

Your Teachers

Scott Johnson Stillpoint Yoga London BridgeScott Johnson has been teaching at Stillpoint Yoga London since its inception in 2009. He is one of only a few Ashtanga teachers to both be authorised in the primary and intermediate series by Manju Jois and be given senior teacher status by John Scott.

Scott has been practising yoga since 1998, and teaching Ashtanga yoga since 2003.In that time he has supported and helped many people discover deeper ways to access their own unique patterns of movement and personal healing from pain. He uses his personal experience of teaching yoga and mindfulness to inform how to meet someone in a myriad of different ways. He teaches national and internationally promoting therapeutic ways of practicing Ashtanga Yoga through a mindful lens.

Scott is registered as a senior yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance UK and has also undergone extensive training with Clear Mind International, gaining their level 1, 2 & 3 certificate in Mindfulness and Compassion. Scott’s years of dedicated and committed teaching each morning has led Stillpoint to become a highly respected central London Ashtanga yoga shala. He meets everyone who comes and looks to create long-term relationships, integrating the practice of yoga and embodied mindfulness as a way of meeting the world.


Petri RaisanenPetri Räisänen (born August 13, 1967) is internationally known and respected Ashtanga Yoga teacher. Petri started practicing Ashtanga yoga in 1989 and teaching in 1991. He is co-owner and director of Ashtanga Yoga Helsinki, Finland, which he found with his friend and colleague, Juva Javanainen, in 1997. Since 2000 Petri has been teaching Ashtanga Yoga internationally. For the last 11 years he has been teaching together with his wife Wambui Njuguna-Räisänen. Petri and Wambui are living in Odeceixxe, Portugal with their two sons Sesam and Sumu.

Petri has been a regular practitioner in Mysore India since 1996 and he received a teacher authorisation from K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Rangaswamy (Jois) in 2001. In his yogic path Petri has studied with many Ashtanga yoga instructors such as Derek Ireland (his first “guru”), Radha Warrell, Lino Miele, Gwendoline Hunt, Eddie Stern, R. Sharath Jois and K. Pattabhi Jois. Since 2017 Petri has been studying pranayama and yoga philosophy with A.G.Mohan and Indra Mohan. 

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 give an open, energetic and meditative atmosphere to his classes.

A Mindful & Therapeutic Approach to Ashtanga Yoga with Petri and Scott

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