Cultural and Yoga Journey in Finland
What if you could forge deep connections with like-minded souls who share your journey to self-empowerment all while learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety in daily life?
It's time to nurture your soul, recharge your spirit, and revitalize your body in a safe, supportive container where you can be(come) your most authentic self.
This 5-day journey transforms your dark and cold winter days into warm connections between souls and the beautiful winter wonderland nature of the North. We will dive deep into Finnish traditions and cultural practices that usually take place in these freezing months. All throughout we will keep warm with a famous wooden sauna, sweaty pilates and heart-opening yoga classes. You will share this experience in an intimate community of 6 other souls with whom you can practice love, compassion and kindness.
What is a visit into the north without the Northern lights?
Of course we will take an evening walk to chase this natural spectacle.
You will leave grounded, loved and filled with a bucket full of methods to lighten up your darker months.
Several cultural practices like heat-cold-exposure (yes, I am talking about sauna and ice!) and other healing modalities like different breathing techniques, yoga asana and pilates will support you to detoxify body and mind. The local vegan nourishment 3 times a day will underline your detox from the inside and leave you happy and nurtured.
Let us get together for this lifetime experience when the trees are full of snow and the sky is dark with beautiful lights.
Learn more about your body and its ability to move, breathe and enjoy time in nature and its healing power. A place where it seems like time is standing still.
We would be honored to take you on a one of a kind experience in our home Finland and share all its beauty and characteristics of why it is one of the happiest places on earth.
Highlights of this journey
Hatha Yoga, Pilates, Yin Yoga
Cultural activities like Cleansing Practices
Cold-Heat Exposure (Sauna & Ice-Bath/Snow)
Deep-dive into breathwork and meditation
Nature Walks: Chasing the Northern Lights
Soundbaths with Tibetan Singing Bowls
Example Schedule (to give you an idea how our days will be spent)
07:30 Energizing Morning Yoga
10:30 Mindfulness Practice like Candle Gazing
14:30 Intro to Cold-Heat Exposure (Traditional Finnish Sauna & Ice-Bathing/Snow-rolling)
16:00 Free Time to explore the nature (or another holistic workshop)
20:30 Yin Yoga & Sound Healing
Where will we stay?
Cozy Cottage in the midst of nature, Tampere, Finland.
All yoga/pilates 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 during the day.
Your transfer from/to the airport will be organized by us (from Tampere).
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 5 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 whitest winter from 21.02.–25.02.2024
Where are we staying? Cozy Wooden Cottage in the Finnish Forest in Tampere, Finland
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 spend time in an intimate group of 6 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? 1333€ (please contact me for payment plans, if needed)
We are two sisters born in Finland raised in Germany, wanting to spread the beautiful Finnish culture together with yogic and other ancient practices 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!
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.