The retreat to create meaningful connections through a blend of cultural activities and yogic traditions.
You are seeking a sense of belonging? To create meaningful connections? To walk a path of self-discovery and personal growth? To create a purposeful life to share with your tribe?
Embrace your path to self-reflection and personal growth to deeper understand yourself. Connect to like-minded souls truly, authentically and profoundly to build healthier, long-lasting relationships. Gain clarity on your values and beliefs and establish a clear sense of purpose for yourself. Disconnect from constant connectivity to be more present and mindful. Engage in physically challenging activities, explore new environments, and step out of your comfort zones to nurture creativity and new perspectives.
Find yourself in the midst of Finnish forest, enjoying the evershining midsummer sun and white nights. Bathing in the refreshing waters of surrounding lakes. Warming up in a traditional Finnish sauna. Reading, connecting, sharing in the hammocks on the terrace or inside in our community area.
This incredible 6-day retreat is a truly one-of-a-kind holistic journey to balance your feminine and masculine energy with movement, nourishing local food and endless nature. You will not only deepen your yoga and mindfulness practice, but you will also connect to each soul on this journey on a very profound and meaningful way all whilst enjoying the healing power of nature in the midst of the beautiful Finnish forest.
Throughout your journey, you will connect to all five elements (earth, water, fire, air, ether) with movement and different creative workshops & activities such as foraging, baking, cold-heat exposure and transfomational breathwork. You will be held in a safe space together with 12 unique souls allowing you to let go from your daily routines and give yourself the chance to deeply surrender to your transformation.
Have you ever heard about any Finnish traditions? We will introduce you to some special ones. Of course there will be no way around the well-known sauna culture and its benefits to your body and soul. Experience first hand with your own eyes one of the countries where the sun never goes down. This occasion invites us to jump into the water for midnight dips in the lake underneath a clear white sky.
Let us get together for a lifetime experience during the season of midsummer in a peaceful stone age old village close to many lakes and the ocean coast. And learn more about your body and its ability to move, breathe and heal.
A place where it seems like time is standing still.
We would be honored to guide you through this one-of-a-kind experience in our home, Finland!
Highlights of this journey
Acro, Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga
Aroma Workshop using essential oils
The Art of Foraging Workshop
Cleansing Practices, like foot baths and more
Cold-Heat Exposure (Sauna & Ice-Bath)
Create Your Own Birch Branch Twig Workshop
Creative Painting Workshop using handmade watercolor
Creative Yoga Workshops
Deep Transformational Breathwork
Soundbaths with Tibetan Singing Bowls
Sound Healing using your own voice
Example Schedule (to give you an idea how our days will be spent)
07:30 Energizing Morning Yoga
10:30 Breathwork Journey
14:30 Intro to Cold-Heat Exposure (Traditional Finnish Sauna & Ice-Bathing)
16:00 Free Time to explore the nature (or another holistic workshop)
20:30 Yin Yoga & Sound Healing
Where will we stay?
Cozy Villa in the midst of Finnish Forest, Kirkkonummi, Finland.
All yoga classes and activities, different workshops, group activities, 3 delicious vegan local meals a day and facilities of our home such as sauna. Additionally we will provide non-alcoholic beverages (water, tea, coffee) and snacks throughout the day.
Your transfer from/to the airport will be organized by us (from Helsinki).
What's not included?
Details at a glance:
What can you expect? Holistic yoga & cultural journey––it's going to be a lifetime experience, we promise
What do we expect? An interest in exploring new things and culture, commitment to immerse in this journey to your own degree, come as you are, desire to spend 6 days in the purest nature and fresh air 24/7, want to reset, unwind, detoxify through nutritious 100% locally sourced food and holistic activities
What we do NOT expect? For you to be an expert in yoga or having knowledge in any of the named activities
When are we gathering? During the season of midsummer 25.06.–30.06.2024
Where are we staying? Cozy Wooden Villa in the Finnish Forest in Kirkkonummi, Finland. You can choose between 2, 3 or 4 people in your room (see pricing below). All rooms are mixed gender.
Who should join? All souls who are interested in getting to know Finnish traditions and culture, want to deepen their yoga practice (beginners to advanced all welcome) and connect to an intimate group of 12 souls, also everyone who is interested to experience different things in and around nature to get to know themselves and the surroundings in-depth
What is the energy balance? starting at 1800€–2111€* (please contact me for payment plans, if needed)
*early bird and regular please see policies for all details
We are two sisters born in Finnland raised in Germany, wanting to spread the beautiful Finnish culture with you and the world. Feel free to ask us anything that you have on your mind or you need additionally to make your journey perfect. We can't wait to meet you. See you soon!
Co-Host and Yoga Teacher
Rika is a certified Yoga Teacher for Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin. Last year she accredited as sound healer and ever since has been including sound into her classes and sound baths/healings into her schedule. Breath, the science of the breath and its healing benefits are a big part of her daily life. You won't miss a good pranayama or breathing expertise within her classes.
She is passionate about the practice of yoga and dedicated to spread her knowledge to the world. But her willingness to share personal experiences and her unique journey is even greater.
Rika has had quite a few opportunities to do so through regular classes and events like retreats and workshops in all around Germany, Finland, Greece and Online.
Her classes are created with much thought and therefore creative with playful elements and fun transitions.
She was a dancer in Jazz- and Modern from a very young age, where she at some point competed in tournaments all around Germany.
So movement has always been a huge part of her life and she wouldn't want to miss it.
Every summer is filled with berry picking, swimming in the lake and many many rounds of sauna. As well as eating grandmas famous "mustikkapiirakka" (blueberry pie), that you might get a taste of during her retreat.
Henrietta is the proud sister of our Yoga Teacher, Henrika. She is looking forward to meeting a great group of keen people willing to experience the beauty of Finnish nature.
She spends about 3 months enjoying Finland's beauty in summer and winter, every year. It would make her more than happy to give you the chance to experience her beautiful home country and its unique traditions.
Henrietta has a long background of dancing (Jazz- and Modern) and moving her body in different ways. She has found joy in practicing Yoga, and herself as well, will be using the opportunity to practice Yoga in a great environment guided by Rika.
As an event-manager, she hopes to satisfy your imagination of a well organized retreat and having you not to worry about anything then waking up with the rise of sunshine.
To make her person complete, she wants you to meet her little dog Evi. Evi enjoys nature and the feeling of freedom running around the forest and sniffing on the variety of plants and animal tracks.
Guest Yoga Teacher
Tiia graduated from Yoga Teacher Training in 2019 and has ever since been teaching Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga and Hot Yoga.
Tiia is a trained dancer and dance teacher so she effortlessly combines her knowledge of the body into her yoga classes. Her classes are creative yet technical and hot yoga classes often go to waitlist. Tiia is the new director of the Yoga Kula's first franchise Yoga Kula Victoria Quarter. This beautiful studio is located right in the heart of Leeds City Center, England. Tiia is known for her skilled hands on adjustments, her deep knowledge of the body and her own strict daily yoga practice.
As an aunt she has been a really huge inspiration to especially Rikas own yoga practice and teaching but also in many other aspects of life, like her career in dancing and her easy hands-on way of doing things.
Guest Facilitator "The Art of Foraging"
Anna is biologist, wild food guide, herbalist and health coach. She has organized wild food workshops, webinars, lectures and
events since 2014. Sharing knowledge about healing wild foods and the magic of Finnish nature is her calling, and she’s motivated by the mission to help people find their plant allies.
Our passionate cook Diana is also proud chef of a local vegan cafe in Helsinki. With a commitment to veganism and locality, Diana transforms fresh, seasonal produce from local farmers into culinary masterpieces. Her cafe is a local gem, offering a menu filled with comforting and nourishing plant-based dishes that celebrate the flavors of the region. During our retreat, her culinary artistry adds a unique and flavorful touch to your experience.
Diana's dedication to crafting hearty, plant-based meals reflects her belief that food can be both a source of nourishment and a celebration of community.
Did you know you can extend your stay and book a DOUBLE DOSE (of joy) spot to already join for our midsummer retreat? You will save more than 15% on your ticket and have 13 wonderful days with us in Finland. Simply choose double dose and your preferred room at the checkout!