Yoga and Hiking Retreat

Spend a refreshing vacation away from the masses combining explorative hikes in the wild with daily yoga and meditation practices. In free time you can indulge in local lifestyle according to your preferences.

Preferable starting day is Thursday. Available:
August to October 2018
February to March 2019

We will host you at Lentiira village located in rather remote Eastern Finland. The area is rich with lakes, streams and boglands. In addition to the explorative hikes in the neighbourhood you can also visit the nearby nature protection areas or national parks. As we are in Finland, there is no vacation without traditional sauna experience that will be part of all programs.

Certified Hatha Yoga teacher Sanna Gyllene encourages your yogic journey with grace and eleven years experience of personal practice. She will design a program that will suit every participant according to her/his level.
Sanna will give you individual guidance and adjustment when needed. Sundays there will be Asana clinigue in the afternoon where we can work on specific asanas, alignments or technigues according to your interest.

5-day Yoga & Hiking program

DAY 1
Arrival in Lentiira Chill yoga + soundbath

DAY 2
Dynamic yoga + meditation
Guided hike: stories about the Vibrant Trees
Smoke sauna time!

DAY 3
Dynamic yoga
Guided hike
Forest Embrace w. Meditation at Campfire

DAY 4
Dynamic yoga + meditation
Guided hike: stories about the Changing Waters
Asana clinique
Smoke sauna time!

DAY 5
Early yoga + meditation
Thank you & goodbye!

As you see, in addition to daily yoga practice we offer one guided hike and let you plan the rest of the time freely according to your preferences.

During free time you can make self-guided trips to the local nature spots on foot. Depending on season, you can also try canoeing/boating, snowshoeing or (ice-)fishing. We will provide you with maps and tips where to explore the beautiful surroundings.

Or perhaps village attractions such as wooden church or village cafe are of your interest. If desired, we can also book an appointment with local healers for traditional wellness treatments. Or, you might want to read some yoga books available and enjoy the present moment doing absolutely nothing. If you come by car the spectrum of your choices will expand.

Accommodation and meals

The 5-day yoga vacation will be hosted by Lentiira Holiday Village. Warm-hearted and descreet, our family-run local operators at the Lentiira  will guarantee your well-being.

Accommodation will be in cosy cottages for 2-4 persons with kitchenette, sleeping alcove, bathroom & shower. Breakfast and dinner will be served at the traditional “Pirtti” in the main building of the resort. Sauna building serves at the lake shore.

We serve healthy & delicious veggie meals combining local traditions with international influences. There are cafe services available at the reception. If requested, we can even serve a feast with local fresh fish or other traditional meal.

Your Guide

Certified hatha yoga teacher, nature photographer and event manager Sanna Gyllene will be your local guide. Before returning to her roots in Kainuu County in Finland, she used to be a passionate traveller always evading the beaten track. Now she is more than eager to help like-minded travellers to explore her neighborhood in the region.

YOGA & HIKING RETREAT
770e/person
Minimum 2 persons. Third person 495e.

Including:
4 nights cottage accommodation
5 x yoga & meditation w. mat provided
1 x guided hike
2 x smoke sauna
Halfboard meals

Please ask for add-on services such as airport transfer, equipment rental, wildlife watching in the hide, nature photography workshop, or, extra night stay.

Bookings and inquiries: sanna (at) ikivalkea.fi or +358 400 677 667.