MA, SEP, CPT, RYT-500
Education through movement
For the private Pilates, Yoga and movement sessions, Yoga classes and workshops with Raisa Punkki,
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Raisa Punkki, is a Certified Pilates Teacher, Certified Yoga Teacher and a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner. She holds a BA in Dance Pedagogy and an MA in Dance from University of Arts, Finland. Raisa was first introduced to Pilates in 1991 and Yoga in 1988. She found that the benefits of these practices were tremendously helpful to keep her body-mind in good shape while touring the world as a performing dance artist.
Raisa studied Pilates with Jennifer Stacey from 2003-2021 and got certified from Ms Stacey’s vigorous Teacher Training program in 2006. She also had a great privilege to study with Joseph Pilates’ students Kathy Grant and Ron Fletcher among others. In 2005 Raisa became a business partner at the Peak Performance Pilates studios in San Francisco. Raisa is also teaching Yoga privately and at the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco. She has certifications in beginning, intermediate levels in Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga and she is also a certified Stress Management Teacher from Yogaville.
In January 2022 Raisa graduated from three year long Somatic Experiencing® study program and is currently studying with Somatic Experiencing® creator and founder Dr.Peter Levine's Masterclass. She is applying her skills in nervous system regulation to her teaching.
Being a life long student, she is constantly educating herself in body-mind sciences.
Raisa fully dives into teaching, calmly and skillfully guiding her students to new discoveries about their body-mind connection. She combines her over 35 years of expertise in movement, breath and body-mind education under the umbrella of IdaFlow LLC.