Welcome to an inspirational, fun and uplifting weekend retreat in the waking Finnish spring! This is a special opportunity to submerge into your practice on and off the mat in the magical spirit of Tuomiston Kartano, a beautiful old manor standing on a high hill overlooking an authentic Finnish lake scenery.
In addition to enjoying the unique atmosphere, delicious food, good company and beautiful surroundings, this retreat focuses on the essence of Ashtanga and any classical yoga system: subtle workings of the breath and other foundational tools to cultivate the state of peace, calm and joy. 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.
”Do your practice and all is coming.” ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
”Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind.” ― Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
"Astanga yoga is 99 percent practice, one percent theory." ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
”Everyone can practice Astanga yoga. Except lazy people.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois
"Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is." ― Bhagavad Gita
“The mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by practice.” ― Bhagavad Gita
“Asana practise is for 2 hours. Yoga practise is for 24 hours.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois
”When the mind is quiet, the asana is correct.” ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
”This is not a gym, you are not here to work out. You are here to bring peace to yourself, to know who you are.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois
”With practice anything is possible.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois
“The mind acts like an enemy for those who do not control it.” ― Bhagavad Gita