with Begum, Suzie and Bela
2018 Dates TBA
Room type: Price-
Quadruple Sharing: 820Eur
Triple Sharing: 890Eur
Twin Sharing: 960Eur
Single Room: 1050Er
Max:10 People (Limited Space)
Welcome Summer in Magical Lapland!
Experience the joy of different style of Yoga, Meditation and Self-discovery surrounded by the magical beauty of Nature in Finnish Lapland. It is time for endless nights, WHITE NIGHTS. One must experience it while meditating and being with a beautiful group of people from all over world. Take a break from your daily life and come to unwind with us. On this Rejuvenating Finland Yoga retreat, you will reconnect to your body, mind, and spirit by recharging your system with Asana, Pranayama and Meditation every morning and evening.
- 6 Nights Accommodation at a traditional Finnish log house (separate toilets and bath, sauna)
- 2 Vegetarian Meals per day (Brunch/Dinner) coffee/tea
- Group transfers from airport/train/or bus terminal
- Night Meditation Sessions on beautiful Lapland.
- Night Walks and group activities
- Daily Sauna and bath sessions at the lake
- Yoga sessions and guidance by the teachers
Please book your flights to arrive before the 4pm airport/city transfer, and to depart after 12noon for the airport transfer.
Things to do at The Retreat Center:
Rowing on the lake, swimming and sunbathing (depending on the weather of course).
Hike in the surrounding areas.
Plenty of frisbees are provided. Length frisbee golf course that starts right next to the accommodation.
If some of the participants eat fish, it can be fished from the lake with the equipments that are also provided. (We assist you in fishing and cooking the catch when needed.)
- Visit to the Arctic Circle and Santa Claus Village (dinner off-site at Santa Claus Village not included)
- Husky Park Visit
- Visit to Reindeer Farm and Reindeer Ride
- Country Road Bike Tour
- Forest Hiking and Wood Fire Picnic.
Optional Activities not included:
- Traditional Finnish Smoke Sauna with Hot Tub ( optional, the sauna fee is shared by the group who wish to experience this)
- Travel costs, Schengen visa fee
This retreat is open for all levels of practitioners. Yoga styles will be Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga Yoga. Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation sessions will be taught by Begum and Suzie. 1 day Ashtanga Yoga Workshop will be guided by KPJAYI Authorized Teacher, Bela Lipat.
The retreat site is by the lake and surrounded by the forests. They are your choice of single, twin sharing, triple, or quadruple rooms in a
renovated traditional 2 floor
Finnish log house from 1890’s. The tranquil and idyllic setting is located
60kms from Rovaniemi, at a lakeside in the wilderness of Lapland.
Sample Retreat Schedule:
Day 1 : 3pm Arrival, check-in, Welcome Reception/Talk in Yoga Hall,
Easy Flow Class, Welcome Dinner
Day 2-6: Regular Schedule, Afternoon Activity, Afternoon Sessions
Day 7: Morning Class, Brunch, Departure by 12noon
Sample Daily Schedule:
- 7-10am Meditation, Breathwork, and Asana practice
- 10-12noon Brunch
- REST / Afternoon Activities of your choice (3 Afternoons)
- 5-6:00pm Philo/Meditation class (2 Afternoons)
- 6:30pm Dinner
- 8:00 Meditation and Night Activities
Suzie Heijari grew up in Finland and danced from an early age. She received her B.A.in dance, in 1994, at Mount Holyoke College, USA. She is a vinyasa yoga teacher since 2013. She has over 20 years of experience teaching dance, fitness and exercise. She is life coach since 2011 and has experience in energy healing, nutrition and even tarot cards. She will lead discussions and life coaching sessions in addition to yoga and meditation. Suzie is a native Finn, but lived many years abroad. She returned back to Finland to teach yoga in Turku just last summer.
Bela has been teaching Yoga since 1996. Born in the Philippines, and raised in
San Francisco, California, Bela was introduced to Yoga, Vedanta and Buddhist practices in her childhood by her mother. She practiced Sivananda Yoga for 10years and tried other styles as well until she found Ashtanga Yoga, which transformed her life. In 2004, she started going to Mysore to study with Shri K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Rangaswamy Jois and is Authorized to teach the Primary Series by Sharath R. Jois. Bela is dedicated to Ashtanga Yoga’s traditional style as taught by Guruji and Sharath. She follows the firm belief that the method is
actually the “teacher” and the best teacher is one who inspires students to “practice, practice, practice.” Bela is currently based in
Rovaniemi, Finland, where she has opened her own shala Ashtanga
WHAT TO BRING:
- Yoga mat
- Insect Repellant
- Eye Cover or Sleeping Mask (24h DayLight)
- Snacks (Nuts, biscuits etc)
GETTING HERE AND AWAY:
By flight via Helsinki to Rovaniemi or Kemi or Oulu.
By flight to Helsinki and from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by train or by bus.
For you to register;
Please email your interest to Begum ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). You will then receive a registration form to complete and details regarding transfer of deposit. A non-refundable deposit of 300Euro is required to secure your booking. Upon registration you will be sent more information about how to get to Finland and to Rovaniemi, and what to bring with you, ect.