Reijo was born in Helsinki 1942, heard of Gurdjieff and also the Orthodox Way in 1962 and came to London to join the Work in 1967. He moved back to Finland in 1971 and joined the Orthodox Church. In 1990 Oksanen moved to Denmark and in 2004 to Switzerland. After a long career in textiles, clothing and furniture industries, he set his mind into putting Gurdjieff properly into the internet.
In 2004 Reijo joined Agnes Hidveghy in Amden. Since that, he is actively engaged in the activities of arssacra Life Workshop and from 2010 in translation work. Reijo has five children and speaks five languages.