YOGA

2019 Schedule

Weekends by arrangement   —  Introductory price 290 euros 

Friday afternoon/evening through to Sunday afternoon full board. Acupuncture, reflexology and massage also available by pre booking for an extra fee. Vegetarian menu, other by arrangement.

Week long holidays: May 27-2 July 22-28 Aug 12-18 

  • Fee for 6 nights Euro 990.00/person sharing
  • Non course participant fee Euro 850.00/person sharing
  • Max number of participants 6 minimum
  • Extra non course days can be negotiated
  • Bespoke weekend retreats fee Euro 320 can be organised throughout the year

 

Escape to the little known Finnish eastern archipelago and soak up the peace and quiet that our island offers. Explore the surrounding islands by boat, walk the many forest trails or nearby lanes and complete the days in the sauna and hot tub. A week of restorative yoga, meditation and relaxation is guaranteed in our seaside home, Painting/drawing and photography can be combined for those who want more activity and those that don’t can sit back and enjoy the delicious meals prepared when possible from Solhem’s kitchen garden and the foraging produced from the forests.

Our yoga retreats are designed for beginners and intermediates but all are welcome including partners who just want to enjoy the luxury of the beautiful location. The yoga instructors are two very experienced Finnish young women who offer different but complimentary programmes as well as acupuncture, reflexology and massage. The latter being available for booking throughout the week at an additional cost.

 

Meet the instructors:  foto2bwAURA:  Wellness through Yoga, Pilates and breathing

Aura Nukari is a yoga instructor, photographer and an art teacher. She has practiced different styles of yoga for 20 years. She works as a freelancer in Finland and Spain. (RYT200 Yoga Mindfulness Teacher Training)

In her classes Aura introduces different styles of yoga, from hatha to flow and yin yoga. The classes consist of simple poses and flowing  sequences, strengthening pilates exercises and relaxation.

Aura’s approach to teaching is a down-to-earth attitude, emphasis on a safe and fun way of exploring movement and poses in the body.

Breathing exercises are an essential part of every session. We explore how breathing fully and deeply can make a difference not only in our yoga practice but in the overall wellbeing as well.

Over the years working with students Aura has learned to adapt bodily practices to the needs of the individual according to their physical condition, age, health or personal life situation.

Aura offers drawing/painting or photography instruction during the week at an additional cost.

www.auranukari.com

 

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Heini:  Wellness through Yin Yoga, Meridian Stretching and breathing

Meridian Stretching is a series of postures which activate and balance the life energy channels of our body. The practice is both relaxing and stimulating for the body and mind. The free flow of energy (QI) through all the meridian channels is crucial for our physical and mental wellbeing.

Yin Yoga is a slow and meditative type of yoga practice. Staying in one position for 3-7 minutes allows the body and mind to surrender to the posture. Natural and deep breathing accompany this practice, allowing the stretch to reach beyond the muscles into the fascia and joint level.

Breathing is happening in us all the time. Nevertheless, we often tend to inhibit the full capacity of our breath. We can explore the depth of our natural breathing through simple exercises, visualisations and meditation.

Heini Nukari is a dance-voice artist, body-oriented voice teacher and acupuncturist. She has practiced meridian stretching and yoga for 20 years. Heini’s classes offer an inspiring insight into the awareness of the Bodymind.

www.body-is-voice.com

www.holisticbeing.eu

 

Monday Arrival day after 1600 – settling in and meet your instructors

Tuesday Day 1

Yoga session followed by breakfast
Timing for lunch to suit the group
Yoga session before dinner
Sauna

Wednesday Day 2

Yoga session followed by breakfast
Timing for lunch to suit the group
Yoga session before dinner
Sauna

Thursday Day 3

Yoga session followed by breakfast
Timing for lunch to suit the group
Yoga session before dinner
Sauna

Friday Day 4

Yoga session followed by breakfast
Timing for lunch to suit the group
Yoga session before dinner
Sauna

Saturday Day 5 –  Free day
Sunday Departure by mid day

Included in the price

  • All meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Airport transfers
  • Coffee, tea and water freely available
  • Use of sauna/hot tub, rowing boats, fishing rods and bicycles
  • Sheets and towels

The following are excluded from the cost

  • Additional therapies and art/photography instruction
  • Flight costs
  • Car hire/taxi costs (can be organised for you)
  • Sightseeing visits (can be organised for you)

WHAT TO BRING

  • Boots/outdoor shoes/trainers suitable for walking in the forest tracks.
  • A waterproof jacket or coat
  • Slippers/indoor shoes for main house
  • Cash: market day, pub, taxis or sundries. The nearest cash machine is 20km one way