Yoga, nature, relaxing and learning!

Yoga retreat by the Baltic Sea, Finland, July 15-22

NEW! Optionally only long weekend of  July 19-22!

Yoga and beautiful Baltic Sea! Get inspired and charge your batteries in an intensive yoga-meditation-pranayama -retreat on a small island of Pettu, in the clean and quiet archipelago of southwest Finland.

Few places left due to cancellations

Our days will start in silence with meditation/visualisations and pranayama (breathing), followed by an asana class, in strong and precise Iyengar and more simple Hatha -styles (2,5h total). After the morning class, there will be brunch and free time. Before the dinner, there is another asana class (1,5h). An old traditional, wood-heated sauna by the sea will be heated every second evening. There is a kayak, canoe and rowing boats in our use. 


The level of yoga will be adjusted to the level of majority of the group but everyone will deepen their level of current practice. It is a great chance to get your body and mind cleansed from toxins, restore your energy, learn about yourself and create a yoga routine for home. It is recommended to have basic knowledge of the asanas but your enthusiastic attitude, open mind and moderately good condition are the most important thing. If in doubt, please ask! Group will be small to enable personal guidance whenever possible and needed.


In your free time, you can explore the beautiful island, go for a swim or take a canoe trip, or just enjoy the fact that once you don't need to do anything. I recommend you to leave your work and laptops at home, if possible, and enjoy the nature and silence.


Our course location is the Art Nouveau -style Villa Solhaga, on the island of Pettu, southwest Finland. It is a yoga minded guest house with ecological values. Our hosts take care of us with mainly organic food and many home grown vegetable. Meals will be vegetarian/vegan (mainly in macrobiotic style) but optional fresh local wild fish straight from the sea might be served in some days for those who want to have taste of the speciality of the island. Villa Solhaga has a beautiful modern wooden yoga room with big windows to the nature. In good weather, we might have some lessons outside in a pier. Rooms are for two to three persons, with limited possibility for small one person -rooms. 


The island of Pettu is 160km from Helsinki. The nearest train/main bus station is in Salo, 50km from Pettu (the trip by bus from the airport or Helsinki takes 1h 20min). From Salo to Pettu, we travel together by a taxi /minibus.


Course Fee, full board 1050€ , July 15-22 (You find the prices of the short options below)

The fee includes accommodation (1-2 persons in a room), full board and all yoga lessons (about 2,5h in the morning and 1,5h in the afternoon). Sauna every other evening. Special diets can be taken care of,  please write about them when signing up.

The course fee is not including the trip and insurances. You need to bring your own yoga mat, 1-2 blocks(preferably 7cm high) and a yoga belt (not a gymnastic belt!)


Sign up to the course and secure your place by writing to Liisa and paying 100fr/100€ non-refundable deposit.

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Course will be organised if there are min. 8 participants! 


A Short Yoga Retreat in the island of Pettu- to brush up your practice!

July 15-19, 2019,  or July 19-22, Archipelago of Southwest Finland

A slight shorter option of the retreat described above for you, who can not participate for the whole week. July 15-19 is a perfect brush up course for your yoga skills, and a chance to have an introductory for the world of meditation, pranayama and principals of yoga philosophy. For the deeper learning, the whole week is recommended but this is a good start!


If you prefer to participate only for the weekend, July 19-22, would be lovely, if you already would be familiar with the principles of yoga and have a good basic knowledge of the traditional asanas. 

Course Fee, full board 

July 15-19, 600€ 

July 19-22, 490€


The fee includes accommodation (1-3 persons in a room), full board and all yoga lessons (about 2,5h in the morning and 1,5h in the afternoon). Sauna every other evening. Special diets can be taken care of,  please write about them when signing up.

The course fee is not including the trip and insurances. You need to bring your own yoga mat, 1-2 blocks(preferably 7cm high) and a yoga belt (not a gymnastic belt!)




Yoga in the Wilderness July 31- August 7, 2019

Yoga&Nature in Lapland (Finland) and by the Arctic Ocean (Norway)

Only ONE places left!

A truly unique yoga retreat for the nature loving yogis! Yoga, pranayama and meditation surrounded by the wilderness. In the first part of the course we will stay in Inari 300km above the Arctic Circle in the Finnish Lapland by the beautiful wilderness lake. We have two daily long yoga classes and in your free time you can explore the surrounding nature. For the last two nights we will move even more north, to the Arctic Ocean in Norway. There we will stay directly by the ocean in a tiny fishing village by the Varanger fjord, which is famous from it's birdlife. 


This is a course for yoga enthusiastic and the true nature lovers, people with a flexible mind, who embrace the wild nature and long walks and don't mind sometimes a bit harsh conditions and changing plans and schedules. For a small group of  max.7 participants only! The accommodation is basic but very cozy and clean, in 1-2 persons rooms in homely cottages in a real Northern style.


During the course, there will be plenty of yoga, (iyengar and hatha styles), meditation and pranayama  (breathing practice), home-cooked vegetarian meals, and of course a unique chance to enjoy the arctic nature, silence and white nights. We will stay by the beautiful Lake Muddus and will have canoes and rowing boats in our use. One afternoon we will make a day hike to the close by Otsamotunturi fell to admire the view over the lakes and wilderness, and of course you have a change to try out the sauna by the beach.


For the two last nights, we travel by minibus to 300km more north to the amazingly beautiful Arctic Ocean, to the Varanger fjord in Norway, which is famous of its' birdlife and white sand beaches. We will heat the local wood-fired sauna by the beach and you have a chance to swim in the ocean! 



The level of yoga classes will be adjusted to the general level of the group. Yoga style is a mixture of precise and strong Iyengar yoga and more simple but effective hatha yoga, guided by Liisa with her fifteen years of teaching experience and nine years of experience from organising retreats and courses. Some yoga philosophy and tradition are integrated in every lesson. All levels, also beginners, are welcome but the basic knowledge of yoga asanas is recommended, as well as moderate condition. Lessons can be (moderate)strong but always calm because we study and stay in asanas longer time than in many other yoga style. This helps you to experience the pose and learn to know your body and yourself better, leading to better body awareness and more calm mind. We will study correct alignments and anatomically good way of practising asanas and pranayama. Mornings will start in silence with meditation and visualisation. Enthusiasm, willing to learn and experience and open mind are the most important things. Everyone will benefit from the lessons. The biggest lesson will be to learn to enjoy and respect the silence and beauty of the untouched nature and allow yourself to slow down and observe it all. It's not always about running from place to place but to see things on your way and stop admiring the small things, noticing the moment. Being in the nature gives us many opportunities to practise this.


In those days when we don't travel or go for long hikes, there will be two yoga classes:  a long yoga/meditation/pranayama -class in the morning (about 2,5h) and another yoga class before the dinner (1,5h). There will be only one class in the travel days, as well as if the group decides to have a free evening after a day hikes.


Our places to stay

In Finland we will stay in Inari in the nature, in a small, remote holiday centre with two traditional wooden cottages by the lake in our use (1-2 person/room or loft). Our personal vegetarian cook will make sure, you won't get hungry! It is not a high season so we are not expecting many other people staying there at the same time.  In August, there will be still lots of light during the nights but the worst mosquito season is over. We will arrive in the evening of July 31. The yoga lessons are starting in the morning of August 1. 


For the two last nights, August 5-8, we will drivel to Norway, to the Arctic Ocean, where we will stay in a tiny little fishing village by a small house and possibly in a cottage next to it. It is directly by the famous bird nesting cliff, beach and a beautiful cape to walk around (and if we are lucky, we will find some orange cloudberries there!). We will have there morning yoga classes in the upstairs of our house, in a bit small but cozy room. Depends the weather and the preference of the group,  on August 7, we will either have a free afternoon to wander around the beautiful cape and village, or will have another yoga class.


How to get there? The closest airport is Ivalo (Finland) from where we are picked up to our course location.  Our retreat location is about 10km away from a very small town Inari. There is only one flight arriving from Helsinki at 5.55pm. In the last day, we will drive from Norway straight to the Ivalo airport to catch the evening flight at 6.30pm to Helsinki. 


Price and final details Price will be ca. 1320€ including accommodation, meals (smoothie in the morning, brunch and dinner, tee and coffee available), yoga classes, trip to Norway, transportation from and to the Ivalo airport, sauna once in Inari and 1-2 times in Norway. (The exact price will be announced as soon as all the transfer costs are clear. I'm working on to get better price!)

 Not including in the price : flights to Ivalo, insurances (recommended) and linen in Inari. You can rent the linen (incl. towels) in Inari (10€) or bring your own. If the group decides to visit in museum etc, entrance fees and possible transportation is not included but can be organised. 


Registration :  You can secure your place by paying non-refundable deposit of 100€ (incl. to the retreat fee). Ask banking details from Liisa (liisa@lumoyogacom). Notice that the flight prices are strongly increasing in the spring, so don't leave it to the last moment!


The course will be organised, if there are min. 6 participants. If there are 5 participants and everyone agrees, the course can be anyway organised with a slight higher price.


If you haven't been coming to Liisa's classes, please write to Liisa and tell a bit about yourself (

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