MIDNIGHT SUN RETREAT IN FINLAND, JUNE 11-16 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 midnight sun retreat covers the fundamental techniques and teachings of yoga. During the retreat we will cultivate the meditative process by daily Mysore practice, building up a basic pranayama sequence, learning other techniques to observe, quiet and focus the mind, 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

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

Wednesday -Saturday
7.30-10 Morning session, including pranayama and Mysore practice
10.30- Brunch
15.30-17.30 Afternoon session on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday (Friday evening is free).
17.30 Dinner
18- Sauna and hot water tub on Wednesday and Saturday

Sunday
7.30-10 Morning session, including Mysore practice
10.30- Brunch
14.30-16 Afternoon session
16- Snack and good bye

What’s included?

  • Accommodation in 2-4 person cosy rooms.

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

  • Full morning and afternoon yoga schedule in a small group setting with plenty of individual attention. Yoga teaching covers asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy and practical advice on how to bring yoga in to every day life.

  • Sauna and hot water tub.

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

  • Magical atmosphere, great company and beautiful nature.

Price and payment

  • Non-refundable booking fee to secure your spot: 200€. This advance fee will be subtracted from the entire fee .

  • Early bird price: 820€. Full payment May 1st latest.

  • Full price after May 1st: 890€.

    Payment via bank transfer
    IBAN: FI56 4309 0010 5984 15
    BIC: ITELFIHH
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    Limited spaces – book early! First come, first serve!

    Terms: Non-refundable booking fee of 200€ is required to reserve your spot. Full payment is required May 28 latest.  If you cancel 14 days or less before the retreat start date, you will forfeit your entire payment.