Hot yoga with a Lappish twist – how crazy is that?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1450103267108{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”]Bored of frequenting your local yoga studio every week and fancy something different during the cold, winter months?

A Lappish yoga getaway might be for you. Go off the beaten track and try something new at KuruYoga, the world’s northernmost hot yoga studio.

Guest post by Mikko, founder of KuruYoga

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Here above the Arctic Circle where the sun shines throughout the night in the summer and hardly gives a glimpse of itself during half of the year, it’s all about nature.

Both traditional and modern livelihoods ultimately depend on nature: directly on its resources or indirectly using the experiences and activities nature can provide for people.

Tourism in Finnish Lapland has been built around the wonders of the northern environment, Santa Claus and the Northern Lights. The hot spots for holiday visitors are centred around ski resorts like Levi and Ruka where you can enjoy enormous amounts of activities throughout the year while also experiencing the vast wilderness around you.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”9243″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1454721185666{margin-top: 20px !important;margin-right: 5px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;margin-left: 5px !important;border-top-width: 7px !important;border-right-width: 7px !important;border-bottom-width: 7px !important;border-left-width: 7px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: contain !important;border-left-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #ffffff !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #ffffff !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #ffffff !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 4px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Me and my family have been going to Lapland for holidays for over a decade now, mainly in the wintertime where we have enjoyed both cross-country and down-hill skiing, snowmobile safaris, and of course using the sauna seasoned with a dip in a hole in a lake.

With kids it has also involved a lot of standing beside the sledding hill with frozen toes.

When I started to practice hot yoga with my wife a few years ago, we quite quickly realized that it was definitely something that was missing from Lapland. How marvellous it would be after a day full of winter activities to take a moment for yourself and warm up!

It would be nice to be able to say that we made the decision to move our life from Helsinki to a small village beyond the Arctic Circle with careful consideration.

The truth is that the combination of cold winter and hot yoga was just so appealing that when we decided to start a hot yoga studio, Lapland was the first and only choice for us.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”9244″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1454721234299{margin-top: 20px !important;margin-right: 5px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;margin-left: 5px !important;border-top-width: 7px !important;border-right-width: 7px !important;border-bottom-width: 7px !important;border-left-width: 7px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: contain !important;border-left-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #ffffff !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #ffffff !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #ffffff !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 4px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Hot yoga with a Lappish twist, that’s what it would be! We would not try to convince people to travel to Lapland for yoga, but we were convinced that it was, with its rising popularity, something people would enjoy doing while on holiday.

Lapland is a perfect place to offer yoga retreats to remember. Those wanting to relax and seek balance will enjoy the tranquillity of the stagnant landscape on a cold morning, the blue colours of the daytime, and a hot jacuzzi under the Northern Lights at night.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”9242″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1454721288239{margin-top: 20px !important;margin-right: 5px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;margin-left: 5px !important;border-top-width: 7px !important;border-right-width: 7px !important;border-bottom-width: 7px !important;border-left-width: 7px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: contain !important;border-left-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #ffffff !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #ffffff !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #ffffff !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 4px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Those seeking action or wanting to explore the traditions of local people are well taken care of with lots of activities from reindeer and husky rides, to ski slopes for all levels and hundreds of kilometres of snowmobile and skiing tracks.

And of course, the morning starts with a boost of energy from a hot yoga class and ends with a relaxing and warming class of Yin Yoga. Families can also join in and create their own holiday experiences with our family yoga classes.

When we looked out from our window the first morning after moving to our Lappish home we saw a frozen river, our neighbour walking her dogs and a pet reindeer. It looked so natural. It’s all about nature up here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row seperator_indeed_locker=”” lk_t=”ism_template_1″ lk_io=”default” lk_dm=”0″ lk_thm=”0″ lk_tuo=”0″ lk_dt=” ” font_color=”#000000″ css=”.vc_custom_1450103341159{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]About Mikko and his wife Susana, founders of KuruYoga
Susana and Mikko run KuruYoga, the northernmost hot yoga studio in the world. Having moved to Finish Lapland with their children, they established two yoga studios, one in
Levi, Kittilä and the other in Ruka, Kuusamo, both well-known ski resorts in Finnish Lapland.

Find out more about KuruYoga on their website or on their Facebook page.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row seperator_indeed_locker=”” lk_t=”ism_template_1″ lk_io=”default” lk_dm=”0″ lk_thm=”0″ lk_tuo=”0″ lk_dt=” ” css=”.vc_custom_1450102657185{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;background-color: #00ffff !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]Reserve your place on the next Broga Fitness Bootcamp and Teacher Training Certification Course 2016 NOW!

If you feel like taking your interest in yoga a step further why not train to become a certified Broga instructor? The five-day course will run from 15-19th July 2016 and spaces are limited.

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A yoga retreat like no other

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”9189″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1454722045754{margin-top: 30px !important;margin-right: 5px !important;margin-bottom: 30px !important;margin-left: 5px !important;border-top-width: 7px !important;border-right-width: 7px !important;border-bottom-width: 7px !important;border-left-width: 7px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: contain !important;border-left-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #ffffff !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #ffffff !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #ffffff !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 4px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Are you bored of the same old fitness and yoga retreat? ME TOO!

It is always the standard: wake up, a yoga session overlooking the beach, vegan breakfast, free time, vegetarian buffet, free time, evening yoga, buffet dinner, then sleep. B-O-R-I-N-G!

For me, nobody out there is truly offering life experiences, luxury and an all-inclusive experience incorporating fitness and healthy food!

Well guess what?

In May 2016 I will be taking twenty-two people on the safari adventure of a lifetime.

You will take part in activities you thought you could only read about as well as personalised food and fitness planning by me. Not forgetting lots of fun along the way! Everything is included, even the alcohol. And if you compare the cost to any other luxury lodge then this is a brilliant deal.

If you have a head for adventure, fitness and fun I would love you to join me so read on.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”9190″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1454721753941{margin-top: 30px !important;margin-right: 5px !important;margin-bottom: 30px !important;margin-left: 5px !important;border-top-width: 7px !important;border-right-width: 7px !important;border-bottom-width: 7px !important;border-left-width: 7px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: contain !important;border-left-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #ffffff !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #ffffff !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #ffffff !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 4px !important;}”][vc_column_text]An opportunity of a lifetime: South African safari and fitness adventure with Matt Miller, Broga founder

Broga founder Matt will be hosting a 5 star safari and fit camp in May 2016 at the Leobo Reserve in South Africa.

The all-inclusive 7-night adventure isn’t your conventional yoga retreat. Safari-based activities in the private reserve will be combined with daily yoga and fitness sessions as well as personalised food plans organised by Matt.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”9191″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1454721808832{margin-top: 30px !important;margin-right: 5px !important;margin-bottom: 30px !important;margin-left: 5px !important;border-top-width: 7px !important;border-right-width: 7px !important;border-bottom-width: 7px !important;border-left-width: 7px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: contain !important;border-left-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #ffffff !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #ffffff !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #ffffff !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 4px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Go wild in the reserve’s 12,000 acres with quad biking, helicopter safaris, night-time game drives and full access to the Leobo estate and all of its facilities.

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About Matt “the Pillar” Miller

Yoga and fitness fanatic Matt is the founder of Broga. Living in London, Matt is a perennially sunny Californian spreading fitness inspiration and wellbeing to a wide audience.

He has been an American Football athlete, a UFBB super heavyweight Bodybuilder, a member of the US National Association of Sports Medicine, has Multiple yoga teaching certifications, was one of the first (and the youngest) to have a total titanium femur and pelvic joint, and is an internationally known Celebrity Personal trainer as seen on TV.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

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In need of a present for a fellow yoga-loving friend, or fancy treating yourself this Christmas?

Maybe Broga can be of assistance. Founder Matt’s brand new DVD promises to be an intense yoga workout and is available to pre-order now just in time for Christmas. The disk contains 6 1-hour workouts guaranteed to help banish those post-Christmas blues.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Broga Fitness Bootcamp and Teacher Training Certification

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Reserve your place on the next Broga Fitness Bootcamp and Teacher Training Certification Course 2016.

There are limited spaces on this life-changing residential course that is hosted by experts and world class athletes.

Once you are certified you will be qualified to teach Broga and other styles of fitness yoga classes.

[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Find out more” style=”custom” custom_background=”#ffcc00″ custom_text=”#666666″ size=”lg” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-arrow-circle-right” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.broga.uk%2Fteacher-training%2F||” add_icon=”true” css=”.vc_custom_1448885087864{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”9175″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1454723807186{margin-top: 30px !important;margin-right: 5px !important;margin-bottom: 30px !important;margin-left: 5px !important;border-top-width: 7px !important;border-right-width: 7px !important;border-bottom-width: 7px !important;border-left-width: 7px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: contain !important;border-left-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #ffffff !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #ffffff !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #ffffff !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 4px !important;}”][vc_column_text]We encourage participation of all types but recommend a certification in either yoga, personal training or group fitness instruction.

Others will be considered on a case by case basis.

Being an athlete is not a requirement, just the mindset to be one.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”9176″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1454723863135{margin-top: 30px !important;margin-right: 5px !important;margin-bottom: 30px !important;margin-left: 5px !important;border-top-width: 7px !important;border-right-width: 7px !important;border-bottom-width: 7px !important;border-left-width: 7px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: contain !important;border-left-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #ffffff !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #ffffff !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #ffffff !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 4px !important;}”][vc_btn title=”Find out more” style=”custom” custom_background=”#ffcc00″ custom_text=”#666666″ size=”lg” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-arrow-circle-right” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.broga.uk%2Fteacher-training%2F||” add_icon=”true” css=”.vc_custom_1448885098839{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”9177″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1454723999656{margin-top: 30px !important;margin-right: 5px !important;margin-bottom: 30px !important;margin-left: 5px !important;border-top-width: 7px !important;border-right-width: 7px !important;border-bottom-width: 7px !important;border-left-width: 7px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: contain !important;border-left-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #ffffff !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #ffffff !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #ffffff !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;border-radius: 4px !important;}”][vc_column_text]

To find out further details including dates, location and downloadable prospectus:

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Balance magazine December 2014

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Balance magazine do an insightful interview with Matt Miller regarding Broga and Matt’s background.

This is part of the magazine article:

Men needed a form of yoga they didn’t feel intimidated by. My mission was to break up the little yoga club and the myth that it is sacred territory of bendy women…

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About Matt “the Pillar” Miller

Yoga and fitness fanatic Matt is the founder of Broga. Living in London, Matt is a perennially sunny Californian spreading fitness inspiration and wellbeing to a wide audience.

He has been an American Football athlete, a UFBB super heavyweight Bodybuilder, a member of the US National Association of Sports Medicine, has Multiple yoga teaching certifications, was one of the first (and the youngest) to have a total titanium femur and pelvic joint, and is an internationally known Celebrity Personal trainer as seen on TV.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]