Midnight Sun Retreat June 14 -16, 2024

Yoga Weekend in the idyllic Finnish countryside with Liisa

Please sign up latest before May 12 !

 Get rid of the stress of winter with yoga and start your summer with a refreshed mind! Yoga, breathing exercises and meditation, fine dine -vegetarian/vegan meals and, of course, traditional Finnish sauna and bright summer nights!


Restorative and energizing summer start!

  • Calm but powerful yoga exercises can be adapted to suit participants of different levels
  • You will be guided through breathing exercises (Pranayama), as well as mindfulness/meditations. 
  • Get a motivational start to your home yoga routine! Calm, but often intense yoga. Each class is different and the exercises can be adapted to suit yogis of different levels. We do a fair amount of yoga during the retreat, but with normal basic condition and an open mind, even a beginner can keep up. Those who have been practicing yoga for a longer time will deepen their practice and certainly gain new perspectives and ideas
  • We will stay in a beautiful manor in the countryside, Kansjerfin kulttuuritila, in Raasepori (Southwest Finland) where you can enjoy high-quality vegetarian food and traditional sauna. You also will have a chance to learn to know the domestic animals of the farm.  https://kulttuuritila.fi/palvelut/ (in Finnish)


Retreat schedule (preliminary schedule, changes possible)

  • The retreat starts on Friday at 5 pm and ends on Sunday at 3 pm
  • Weekend program includes five yoga classes (asana, meditation, pranayama)
  • On Friday evening, we will start the retreat with semi-restorative, stretching yoga class at 5-6.30 p.m, followed by dinner 
  • On Saturday, the day starts at 9 a.m. after a small, light breakfast (smoothie, etc.). The morning class (2,5h) includes meditation, breathing exercises and an energizing asana practice before moving on to brunch. After free time in the afternoon there is another yoga class (1.5h) including some more deep insight of asana technique. Dinner and sauna.
  • On Sunday, there will be a yoga class in the morning and after brunch for 1-1.5 hours each. The weekend retreat will end around at 3p.m.

The yoga classes are calm, but as well as (semi-)restorative yoga and relaxation, the lessons include strong exercises. During the weekend, we will also study the technique of asanas (how to move safe and anatomically better).

The final yoga program is determined by the level, experience and energy of the participants.


There is also time left to just be and rest, or explore the surroundings and get to know fellow participants.


Please read more information after the pictures!

And you can always ask more! Preferably using the contact form: https://www.lumoyoga.com/contact/



Registration and payments

  • You can register by paying a booking fee of €150 (contact liisa(at)lumoyoga.com or using the contact form : https://www.lumoyoga.com/contact/). Registration is binding.
  • For the early birds!If you pay the reservation fee before April 1, 2024 the total price of full board and the program is only €398!
  • From April 2, the price is €419.
  • The final amount will be invoiced later before the retreat. Accommodation and yoga program are paid separately.


  • By train from Helsinki or Turku to Karjaa or Tammisaari. The host can arrange transportation from there to the destination. The possibility of carpooling can be discussed among the participants.



  • The retreat will take place if there are at least 6 people registered by May 14, 2024.
  • The organizer has the right to cancel the event due to low number of participants or force majeure. In these cases, the booking fee will be refunded and the participants will be notified. Otherwise the booking fee is non-refundable. The organizer is not obliged to compensate other expenses caused by the cancellation.
  • If you are prevented from coming to the retreat, you can find another person to take your place.
  • The retreat fee does not include insurance (e.g. accident insurance). Please take care of this yourself. The event organizer is not responsible for any inconvenience caused to the participant
  • There are domestic animals on the farm. You can get to know them, which is nice, but because of this, you can't get completely allergy-free rooms, even though of course animals don't roam in the bedrooms.
  • Please note that the group's program is designed for physically fit and healthy people.



One of the themes and purposes of this retreat is to learn about ourselves and cultivate the conscious awareness. This means that we will also study asanas carefully, not just "do something somehow". The classes are based on Iyengar yoga principles with careful alignment of the individual body, as well as more simple hatha yoga style. During my 20 years of teaching, I have developed an intuitive feeling of the group and its' needs, as well as designed my own yoga based exercises. Every class is different, depending on the energy and level of the group and there will be something for everyone. We will start with easy going classes but there will be strong and calm Iyengar style classes, more flowing classes as well as (semi)restorative classes. Yoga system, how to deal with our body, mind and energy, will be integrated in the lessons and we might talk a bit about other aspects of the yoga philosophy as well.


The retreat is open for all levels but the basic knowledge of asanas and moderate condition would be helpful. The retreat is for 6-8 persons only to ensure the private attention to everyone.


Other Workshops and Courses

Short workshops with special themes can be organised on request even for small groups. 

Tailored to your group in your city or elsewhere. Create your own weekend of well-being with a group of friends. Take a crash course in yoga for beginners, or go deeper into your practice.


Workshops for musicians

Concentrating on the particular needs of musicians and body awarness.

Learning easy but effective stretches and exercises for every day use, especially designed for the use of musicians.  On request.



Liisa's yoga book Yoga Break

Designed to support your home practise especially Yoga for Musicians' courses and after the workshops.


Yoga Break - Easy and effective yoga for every day 


Take this book with you wherever you go to inspire

and remind you to take small yoga breaks during your busy day.


Doesn't matter, if you are new to yoga or have practiced for years, or if you have only five minutes to spend. Easy stretches for busy people, to make the energy run and give yourself a break. With or without a yoga mat.  


Available from Liisa (liisa(at)lumoyoga.com)