Mikko visits again

KPJAYI level 2 Ashtanga teacher
8-14 AUG 2016

I am so very happy that Mikko will be visiting MYCPT again this year! I had the privilege of studying under his guidance for 5 years. In his very gentle, encouraging and unassuming ways my personal practice flourished. The way in which the Mysore room at MYCPT is held is largely inspired by this man.

If you are a monthly unlimited member at MYCPT you qualify for a 30% discounted rate for Mysore practice with him during this week. Alternatively you can drop-in for a few practices at a normal drop-in rate if you are a class card student. Have a look here for details of his visit. Read more about Mikko below and click here to read an interview with him from 2015.


Mikko has been studying yoga since the early days of the millennium. He stepped onto the yoga mat for the first time in Helsinki, Finland while studying social sciences, pursuing a career in journalism and PR, and burning through at least one pair of running shoes a year. The first practice challenged him in an entirely new way, and he wanted to find out why. Mikko started his daily visits to the mat and few years later the exploration took him to Mysore, India. After yearly visits to the source of Astanga yoga Mikko has received the Level 2 teaching authorization by KPJAYI.

In addition to Sri K Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath Jois, Mikko wants to thank Lino Miele and Petri Räisänen for nurturing the foundation of his practice, and Sri OP Tiwari for enriching his experience of yoga. Teaching since 2003, Mikko wants to inspire the passion for the practice and to help students to be sincere rather than serious. In recent years, Mikko has been leading in-depth workshops and retreats in Europe, Asia and Africa. Mikko is also a co-founder of Tuomiston Kartano, a retreat center in Finland, opening in 2017.