Join me in 2025 for a totally magical retreat in the beautiful wilderness of Finnish Lapland.
We will be staying in an ecological wilderness hotel by a lake in a gorgeous setting by the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. Our morning yoga space has big windows looking towards the frozen lake while our evening yoga space will be in a more cosy space for a quieter practice.
Only a stone’s throw away from the hotel door, you pass through the gate of Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park and enter the hiking trails and ski tracks of Finland’s most storied outdoor terrain. The gentle ascent to the national scenery of Keimiötunturi fell starts from the hotel door. Take deep breaths, as the world’s cleanest air has been measured on the adjacent Sammaltunturi fell.
You’ll do two yoga sessions each day, morning and early evening. During the daytime there’ll be a chance to take part in extra activities. We will have a few organised walks, snow shoeing (included in price), husky sledding (extra cost) or reindeer sledding on the frozen lake. There is a sauna onsite that is free to use whenever you like and we will have 2 sessions in Arctic Sauna World which is onsite and has 5 different saunas and a chance to do ice dipping!
There will also be the time and space to just relax and take in the amazing scenery and recharge your batteries.
We will be in a fantastic location to see the Northern Lights too!
Your stay will be full board for the duration of your stay. That include breakfast, lunches and dinners in the restaurant of the hotel. Vegetarian and Vegan diets can be catered for. The meals will often be very traditional Lappish style food so will differ from what I normally serve at retreats that I arrange in the UK but will still be delicious and nutritious.
We don’t serve alcohol on this retreat but we won’t stop you from having a glass of wine with your meal or a warming gloggi after a cold walk.
The nearest airport is Kittila. You’ll need to fly to Helsinki first and then get a connecting flight north to Kittila. We have got free transfers from Kittila if we all arrive together so I will be sending timing info out to you when you book on to let you know which flight to get. If you arrive at a different time you may have to pay extra for your transfer.
Airport transfer to and from Kittila (see above about timings)
Seven nights’ accommodation in a boutique wilderness hotel (twin share – single supplement £350)
Full board healthy and delicious food
2 yoga sessions per day
2 sessions at Arctic Sauna World with ice dipping
Sauna and Jacuzzi onsite
What’s not included?
Flights to Finland
Travel insurance – we require that you take out adequate travel insurance upon booking
extra activities at additional charge – Husky Sledding or Reindeer sleigh gliding and more tbc
Extra refreshments/alcoholic drinks
Payment plan available
I appreciate that this is a more costly retreat and that you might like to spread the payments out over a year. No problem at all. If you would like to book and set up a payment plan just pay the deposit and mention in the booking form that you’d like to set up a payment plan.