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Welcome to Free Spirit Travel, UK's leading provider of yoga holidays

Kadermo Finland

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  • Summer 2017

    From £420

    Astanga yoga retreats. Whilst 5 nights is great we highly recommend a 12 or 19 day stay to gain the full benefits and knowledge offered at this retreat.

Imagine an island with no shops or cars and very few people, a perfect yoga retreat.  Try to come for as long as you are able, this is a true retreat and the befefits are amazing.

Here is a unique opportunity to experience yoga in untouched and idyllic surroundings, far away from city lights, where the sun rises at 4 am and sets at 11 pm. this island is called Kadermo and is situated about 10 km north east of Hanko. Where else can one listen to such silence, broken only by the sound of an owl hooting in the night, a woodpecker hacking away at a pine tree, a deer crying out in the morning mist?

You will stay in one of two houses. Both are old fashioned, traditional villa style, such as was common in the twenties. Water is from the well and hot water is available in the sauna, please note the toilets are also ecological as there is no running water on the island.

We now also have a Café on the island where you can enjoy coffees, healthy cakes and piano music.

This is a yoga retreat, a place to go to improve your yoga techniques, relax and concentrate fully on your well-being. 

As well as yoga there may be spontaneous boat excursions to other islands, swimming, sauna, canoeing and much much more.

This is a yoga retreat with a programme that goes across two consecutive weeks. If you have not studied with Stefan Engstrom before then it is recommended that you commence on the first week of each course.

It is possible to arrive on the second week, however please talk to the Free Spirit staff first if you need to do this.

Astanga Vinyasa yoga, often referred to as aerobic yoga, is a dynamic system gracefully blending together the breath with movement, promoting flexibility, strength, stamina, balance, breath control and relaxation. 

This retreat is suitable for beginners provided they are fit, reasonably supple and prepared to take 2 - 3 days to settle into the routine.

It is preferable to come for two weeks as the retreat is geared towards an instructional first week and a second week of taking your new yoga skills and incorporating them into your own practice. For those people planning to come for one week we suggest attending the instructional weeks wherever possible.

Stefan Engstrom (left), your teacher, has been practising yoga since 1990, learning with Pattabhi Jois and other teachers.

A typical day at the retreat

09.00

YogaAsana

11.30

Brunch

13.00

KarmaYoga

15.30

Pranayama  + Lectures or Yin Yoga

18.00

Dinner

19.00

Sauna & Free Time

 
This is  Stefan's home for five months of the year.

A two storey house up on a rock overlooking the sea. It has four double bedrooms for guests. The house is built in an old fashioned traditional villa style as was common in the twenties.

For the retreats we normally take only a small group of students to be able to create a nice close-knit group and a family atmosphere.

 

Please check all travel details with the office before you purchase your flights

 

Flights - Fly to Helsinki, plan to arrive by 2.30 pm on the arrival day specified,  you need to catch the 4pm train from Helsinki to make the 6pm transfer from Hanko  - or arrive a day early / leave a day later and stay in the Helsinki Youth Hostel.   Plan your departure flight for the evening or you could stay overnight in Helsinki.

 

Transfers - You are responsible for travel by train to Hanko where you will be met and transferred to the island by boat.  Transfers are at 6pm from Hanko station on the outward journey and you will be transferred back to Hanko station at 1pm on your departure day.

 

Includes - Accommodation, full board, yoga

 

Not Included - Flights, transfers to Hanko from Helsinki, insurance.

Cost - 5 days: £420 / Two weeks(12 days): £800 / Three weeks (19 days): £1140

(For a single room please add 35% to the above prices)

Deposit is 15% payable in the UK, balance is paid on arrival in Finland

  Dates: Sunday - Friday Programme Teacher
June 25rh

Astanga Yoga

Ashtanga yoga asanas, Pranayama and Yin Yoga

 Stefan Engstrom
 July 2nd

Astanga Yoga 

Ashtanga yoga asanas & Pranayama and Anatomy of Wholeness & Support;

 Stefan Engstrom
 July 9th

Astanga Yoga 

Ashtanga yoga asanas (self practise - no teaching)

 Stefan Engstrom
 July 16th

 Astanga Yoga

Ashtanga yoga asanas, Pranayama and Anatomy of the pranic-body & psyche.

 Practical exercises with  Psychosynthesis; teacher

 Stefan Engstrom
 July 23rd

Astanga Yoga 

Ashtanga yoga asanas, Pranayama and Anatomy of Wholeness & Support

 Stefan Engstrom
 July 30th

 Astanga Yoga

Ashtanga yoga asanas, Pranayama and Yin Yoga;

 Stefan Engstrom
 Aug 6th

 Astanga Yoga

 Ashtanga yoga asanas (self practise - no teaching).

 Stefan Engstrom
 Aug 13th

 Astanga Yoga

Ashtanga yoga asanas, Pranayama and Anatomy of the pranic-body & psyche. 

Practical exercises with  Psychosynthesis;

 Stefan Engstrom

David Gorman

 You can also combine the above retreat week or weeks with one of the four weekend workshops mentioned here below. The additional cost is 240 euros payalbe directly to Stefan. .
Weekend Midsummer (Friday 23rd till Sunday 25th or Monday 26th of June).
Weekend July (Friday 14th till Sunday 16th or Monday 17th of July).
Weekend August (Friday 4th till Sunday 6th of August).
Weekend August (Friday 25th till Sunday 27th or Monday 28th of August).