A unique opportunity to dive into the sweet ocean of Bhakti and create real transformation in your life. Practice yoga, learn about the ancient wisdom of yoga philosophy and sing/chant your heart out and experience the tranquil & serene setting of the Finnish archipelago.
Bhakti is intense yearning for spiritual love and devotion for the divine. One of the corner stones of Bhakti is devotional singing. We lose ourselves in music and get a glimpse of the state of higher-self (non ego). Bhakti Yoga is the most direct method to experience the unity of mind, body and spirit.
The complete retreat will be held in English.
07:00 - 07:30 | Guided Meditation and/or Pranayama
07:30 - 09:00 | Yoga Class
09:00 - 10:00 | Breakfast
10:00 - 11:00 | Yoga Philosophy #1
11:00 - 12:00 | Free time: enjoy morning sun & swim
12:00 - 13:00 | Kirtan with Vijay
13:00 - 14:00 | Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 | Siesta or Nature: take a nap or enjoy the nature
16:00 - 17:00 | Yoga Philosophy #2
17:00 - 18:00 | Kirtan #2 with Vijay
18:00 - 19:00 | Dinner
19:30 - 21:30 | Sauna for women & men
Imagine a small island in Finnish archipelago. It is summer and you are in the land of the midnight sun. You are surrounded by lush green pristine nature. It is totally tranquil. All you can hear is the sound of the Finnish forest. You can feel & smell the ocean. You are free to enjoy the Finnish sauna and refreshing dips in the Baltic sea.
This is a complete back-to-nature experience and the venue offers a very basic and rustic yet cosy country style living with outdoor showers, etc.
Other activities to enjoy are rowing and kayaking, forest trails, cycling, sun bathing and swimming. You’ll return home from this retreat refreshed, energized and with a joyful heart.
Sanna Kokkonen (Sushila Devi Dasi)
Sanna, a native Finn, is a yoga instructor, yoga teacher trainer and mentor at Radiantly Alive, Ubud, Bali. She started Ashtanga yoga in the early 90’s with Petri Raisanen and later became a student of Hinduism, Buddhism, Asian Spiritual Classics & Yoga Philosophy. Bhakti & devotional chanting has always been close to her heart. Sanna is certified in the Principle Teachings of Tibetan Buddhism and holds a E-RYT 500 and YACEP.
Sanna will be leading the yoga asana and -philosophy sessions in our retreat.
“Sanna is a wonderful, experienced teacher and the class has a safe, accepting atmosphere. I feel like I can be just who I am and be exactly where I am in my practice. No need to pretend to be a “perfect yogi”. Sanna also has a great sense of humor and her jokes crack me up every time!"
Vijay Krsna is the front man of the California based band Kirtaniyas. Vijay studied devotional Indian folk music, known as “kirtan” in the sacred Indian city of Vrindavana. This rare traditional art form is an ancient call-and-response mantra chanting practice that originated in the Indian sub-continent over 5000 years ago. Vijay formed the Kirtaniyas 2009. Since then Vijay and his band have toured round the world and collaborated and recorded with names such as Jai Utal, Mc Yogi & Dj Drez.
This retreat is the book-end to Vijay Krsna’s extensive Europe Tour and provides an opportunity to ‘bliss out’ in a unique setting. Vijay will be leading daily morning & evening kirtan sessions which will leave you with the feeling of a warm blissful heart.
“We had one of the greatest experience of my life traveling with Vijay Krsna and the Kirtan musicians. I got to experience a whole new spiritual and local side of India that most people never get to see. Everyone was welcoming and made us feel like part of the Kirtan family. I would jump at the chance to travel with Vijay and his Kirtan family again. Wonderful fun loving people that will always be in my heart and some of my most cherished memories."
- Lila -