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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