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Cultural and Yoga Journey in Brandenburg

Connect Retreat


An incredible 6-day experience for multi-passionate souls, who are drained by busy, hectic city life and want to slow down, recharge and find a community that values real and intimate connections. 


Immerse in Finnish rituals, wisdom and traditions with me and a small group of likeminded people and discover why Finns have been ranked the happiest people on earth for the seventh time in a row. 


Write me an e-mail, if you are interested.


Spots are limited!

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?

Our connect retreat is coming to beautiful Uckermark in Germany. Where you will be able to get that sense of serenity that makes Finland so special.


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.

Do you constantly feel all over the place and are tensing up in your body?

Then keep reading.

Why are Finns so calm and happy? 

Let me tell you about sisu. 


This Finnish concept is our anchor for determination, endurance and inner strength, that guides us through life's challenges with a smile on our face.


During the Connect Retreat we will practice this everyday, so it becomes a part of you too and keeps you calm, connected and happy when you’re back home. 


So how do we get sisu?


By practicing. By challenging ourselves physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. By connecting body, mind and soul.  


Think of sisu as a muscle that you can strengthen and train (the more you train the bigger and stronger it gets). That’s exactly what we do during our Connect Retreat. 


  • Sauna bathing relaxes your muscles but it also challenges you to endure the heat

  • Ice Bathing refreshes your body but it also invites you to surrender to the cold 

  • Foraging and forest bathing are big parts of Finnish culture, where we learn about edibles and non-edibles at a very early age to build confidence in basic survival instincts

  • Dancing with your eyes closed to release stuck energies and break out of your comfort zone 

  • Birches are a national tree in Finland that we will use to make birch twig branches to whip the body and cleanse the skin and body and strengthen the immune system, because gladly our space is in the midst of birches 

  • Painting with handmade water colors can be super meditative and if it brings you joy it can spark your creativity within

  • Cleansing Practices and delicious plant-based food to nourish and detox you from the inside out for a healthier feeling

  • Connection to the people around us in an understanding, loving, caring and especially inclusive way brings acceptance towards ourselves and the world around us

This Retreat is exactly what you need when … 

… you keep working many many hours overtime, neglecting your physical and mental health

… you tend to have full days but very little quality time 

… you are longing to nurture your soul, recharge your spirit and revitalize your body

… you would love to release tension in your body & mind (I mean, right now, relax your shoulders ... and your forehead ... and your jaw)

… you are under a lot of pressure in your job

… you are totally overthinking things all the time (and get headaches a lot) 

… you love nature but hardly have time to spend any in it right now 

…you are interested in getting to know Finnish traditions and culture, want to deepen your yoga practice and connect to an intimate group of 10 souls​

Did you nod at least once? Then Connect will change your life! 

Here are some highlights of this journey for you

Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga

Aroma Workshop using essential oils

Asana Lab with Ana Clara

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

Dance Workshop

Deep Transformational Breathwork

SoulsFusion Special

Soundbaths with Tibetan Singing Bowls

Sound Healing using your own voice

You are a student of mine? Private, studio classes, online? You get an extra 10% on this years retreats.

Simply put "(the studio name)" into the discount field in the registration form and I will check your attendance in my classes.

Where will we stay?

Der Birkenhof Uckermark, Brandenburg, Germany

What's included?

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.

What's not included?

Travel expenses of any kind.

What is the energy balance?

starting at 1555€–3100€* (please contact me for payment plans, if needed)

*early bird and regular please see policies for all details

I am Rika, born in Finnland raised in Germany, wanting to spread the beautiful Finnish culture with you and the world. Every retreat is different on its own but always connecting to my roots and sharing knowledge and wisdom of the Finnish culture and traditions. I combine this Finnish bliss with different aspects of the yogic path to create an holisitic approach that has supported me along the way.

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