No Christmas in February

No Christmas in February

It’s -20c in Finland and the Finns are still swimming OUTSIDE– that’s why we’re the world’s happiest country apparently. In Bali it’s 48c warmer and raining non-stop. And I mean non-stop! One thing’s for sure, Christmas is over for another year but looking back what Christmas memories…

December was my European yoga tour also unofficially known as ‘ Sanna’s grand tour of Europe’s  best christmas markets.’  Monkey Mind yoga in Hamburg was the first stop. Got a really good response from the dedicated yogis there and some real interest in participating in the RA YTTs  and the upcoming Bhakti retreat in Finland in August 2019.  Super cool to meet Verena one of our 200 hours YTT alumni. At RA we got family everywhere!

Then my old home-town Berlin. Berlin will always be in my heart as a special place with special friends. On to Switzerland where my lovely host Barbara was waiting with her car. I taught a series of work-shops themed around the 1st  Christmas advent at her cozy PuraVida Yoga boutique style studio. Barbara is a Radiantly Alive YTT L2 alumni so another extended family member!  Switzerland always blows my mind away. The beautiful mountains, the extremely high quality of living and of course, the warm and lovely students of Barbara! The x-mas markets in Zurich were just amazing. I was like Alice in the Wonderland. Totally spellbound by it all.

From the Swiss magic back to home in winterland Finland. Prepared our house for x-mas by decorating it and burning fragrant candles constantly.  The next trip was on a ferry. Took the Silja Line with my family, overnight cruise from Helsinki to Stockholm. Another forever home, Stockholm is where we used to live for a few years and our son was born there! Wonderful Christmas markets and carol concerts in the churches. Snow and candles in the old town…

Yoga Styrka in Stockholm is a bit like another home for me and I ran a yoga workshop there. I’ve been going back to this studio year after year to practice together with my husband. They got such a healthy mix of yoga classes (ashtanga included) and strength building classes like circuit training, HIT, LIT, just to name a few. This is THE studio where Radiantly Alive will offer the first European based Yoga Teacher Training in Aug 24 – Sep 14, 2019!  I’ll co-teach it together with James Mattingley and Jasmine Danino. Will be pure magic!! Join us?!

My christmas European tour took me on ’10 European flights, 9 Christmas markets, 8 glass of Gluhwein, 7 yoga studios, 6 christmas carol concerts, 5 gold rings…. 4  Jivamukti classes,  3 german trains one scandianvian ferry and a partridge in a pear tree…now one things for sure there’s no more Christmas in February…

Love Sanna