YOGA ON AND OFF THE MAT – SPRING RETREAT IN FINLAND, MARCH 22-24 2019

One of the greatest gifts of yoga is that it provides us tools to return to a life of peace and simplicity in a world of growing complexity. Through practice we can find the freedom and courage to be who we really are and inspire others do the same.

This retreat covers the fundamental techniques and teachings of yoga and aims to take the practices into everyday life. During the weekend we will cultivate the meditative process by practicing asanas, exploring the subtle workings of the breath, building up a pranayama practice, and studying philosophy that integrates all of the practices into the life off the mat.

The retreat is for everyone, whatever is the level of experience. However, experience at least with the Ashtanga yoga standing sequence is required.

Why retreat?

  1. There is a huge difference between going on a holiday and going on a retreat. Even the word itself tells us that a retreat is all about stepping back, going inwards, and allowing yourself the treat of time out.

  2. Yielding everyday commitments and distancing yourself even just for a few days from the daily grind, gives you the chance to regain a renewed and positive perspective towards life.

  3. There’s no phone buzzing or reminders about deadlines. Also, you'll eat well without having to do all the work. Retreat is one of the easiest ways of getting back to simple, balanced and holistic way of living.

About the venue

The roots of Tuomisto manor stem from the 1500s and its unique spirit has been forged over many generations. One of the biggest cities in Finland, Tampere, is only 40 km away, to which there is easy flight, road and rail connections.

The manor went through a major transformation in 2016-2017. From being a private residence, it has become a retreat centre for the advancement of well-being, in caring hands and heart of Mikko’s long-term friend Tuuli. Manor’s soul always ensures a peaceful and uplifting experience. The benign spirit of Kalle, the resident ghost, and the zen-master Yoda the cat, also play their role in creating a magical atmosphere.

Schedule

Friday
15- Arriving
17-19 Welcome, get together, setting up the intention and a light practice
19- Dinner

Saturday
7.30-10 Morning session, including Mysore practice
10 Breakfast
13.30 Lunch
15-17.30 Afternoon session
17.30 Dinner
18- Sauna and hot water tub

Sunday
7.30-10 Morning session, including Mysore practice
10 Breakfast
13.30 Lunch
14-16 Afternoon session
16- Snack and good bye

What’s included?

  • Accommodation in 2-4 person cosy rooms.

  • Delicious vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner. Tea is served throughout the day. All meals are healthy, fresh and prepared on site.

  • Full yoga schedule in a small group setting with plenty of individual attention.

  • Sauna and hot water tub.

  • Spacious and super cosy lounge areas in your use 24/7.

  • Magical atmosphere, great company and beautiful nature.

Price and payment

Early bird price: 390 €. Payment January 22nd latest.
Price after January 22nd: 450€.
Please note: last date to register is February 22nd, or as long as there are spaces available.

Book early – there are only 15 spaces. First come, first serve!

If you are traveling from abroad, please contact me to say hello and receive some tips for a smooth travel.

Terms: Full payment is required to reserve your spot. There will be 100€ administration fee on refunds for cancellations made over 14 days in advance.  If you cancel 14 days or less before the retreat start date, you will forfeit your entire payment.