Proudly presenting: the full line-up of Magnesia Festival 2019!


amir jaan

Amir was classically trained in the Spiritual Art of Kundalini Yoga. Today he’s a Senior Mentor to hundreds of students having conducted in excess of 30,000 thousand classes across the world. With his vast experience he brings a reassuring calmness into any learning environment.

Amir has a gift for neutralizing the atmosphere of both the outer world and inner seascapes of attendees by sharing openheartedly his own ever-deepening experiential knowledge of Yogic science combined with the presence and confidence of knowing, qualities that can only be purchased with the currencies of time, dedicated daily practice and patience. 

The Fire Dance, Saturday, August 3rd, 18:30 - 20:00, Main Stage

A dynamic workshop designed from start to finish to fire up your blood, your senses and your passion for life.

Amir will infuse contemporary music with a combination of simple repetitive yogic exercises in order to get you moving in many different fun and interesting ways.This will be a seriously playful way to get out of your mind happy and at the same time to deeply connect with your breath & your body.


  • The best contemporary tribal beats

  • To get high as a kite on prana

  • To stimulate & open all the nervous & vascular pathways to the brain

  • To smile, to sing to sweat, to laugh to play & to dance until you drop and disappear in to a deep savasana

Program track: TRANSFORM

The 4 Aces, Sunday, August 4th, 13:30 - 15:00, Main Stage

This will be a moment to pause & reflect on the contemporary issues arising out of the constantly evolving personal & social issues around - modern Self identity, crisis, relationships, responsibilities & routines.

The primary approach to this work will be based on aexperiential exploration of four simple but effective principles

Main Themes Under Inquiry During these Workshops will Be -

Awareness ♠️Self Authority ♥️Autonomy ♣️Authenticity ♦️

Amir’s approach to guiding his students is light and almost playful, but don’t let this confuse you. The aim is, that after this workshop will guide the participants in developing a personal & practical tool kit forestablishing a more peaceful and prosperous character.

Program track: TRANSFORM


cole chance

Cole has been a seeker all her life. It has brought her into the depths of addiction, to all corners of the world, and most importantly to the path of yoga. Through this practice, she has begun to understand, unravel, and explore the most fascinating of all landscapes... the inner one.  Cole is currently based in Bali + teaches yoga and Thai massage internationally.

Joy in Motion Vinyasa, Friday, August 2nd, 14:45 - 16:00, Main Stage

This dynamic vinyasa class will emphasize intentions through movement, creative sequencing, and a rhythmic cadence via the breath. All-levels are welcome, there will be invitations to deepen or soften throughout.

Program track: MOVE

Journey to Freedom - Soft Flow + Yin, Saturday, August 3rd, 13:30 - 14:45, Main Stage

How can we find more freedom? More space? Space between the inhale and the exhale - between the ribs and the hips, between stimulus and response.

In this practice we will cultivate listening through movement, stillness, self-inquiry and the simplicity of coming back to meet ourselves again and again. The path can begin here. Softly. Gently.

Inside the four corners of our mat and extending out into our lives in the Journey to Freedom.

Program track: LOVE

Wounds to Wisdom: Yoga & Recovery, Sunday, August 4th, 9:30 - 11:00, Ruutikellari

We are all recovering from something; negative self-talk, traumas, addictions, the list goes on. Through yoga we can begin to put the pieces back together and come closer to wholeness. By compassionately inviting and integrating shadow back into our lives we can stand bravely in our humanity which in turn will help others do the same. Endless ripples!

We will flow, breathe, meditate, and share in commUNITY. Collectively turning our chaos into clarity: our Wounds into Wisdom!

Program track: TRANSFORM


Anastasia Shevchenko

Anastasia Shevchenko has practiced yoga for the past 16 years ever since she moved from Ukraine to Canada. She’s created her own blend of a breath-centered yoga she calls "Soulful Ashtanga Flow" that she infuses with the concepts from various philosophical and spiritual traditions, as well as findings from the fields of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Quantum mechanics.

Anastasia Shevchenko is also the founder and the managing director behind the Berlin Yoga Conference. Her special interest lies in the creation of bridges between yoga, philosophy, science, art, and spirituality. She is based in Berlin but happy to teach yoga around the world.

Heart-Opening Dynamic Flow, Friday, August 2nd 10:00 - 11:30, Main Stage  

Join Anastasia Shevchenko, the founder of the Berlin Yoga Conference, for a heart-opening dynamic flow made of the mixture of Ashtanga & Hatha Yoga, intertwined with the ideas from various studies on Consciousness, with some practical life and body hacks and a strong focus on the breath.

Prepare to go into back bends and shoulder openers, focusing on mobilising the upper (thoracic) spine, generally the most inflexible and stiff area of the vertebra. You will leave the class feeling energized and pleasantly open for the rest of the day. All levels welcome, as there will be plenty of variations offered!

Program track: MOVE

Fooling Around on Your Arms, Saturday, August 3rd, 8:15 - 10:00, Upseerikerhon juhlasali

Join Anastasia Shevchenko, the founder of the Berlin Yoga Conference, for a heart-opening dynamic flow made of the mixture of Ashtanga & Hatha Yoga, intertwined with the ideas from various studies on Consciousness, with some practical life and body hacks and a strong focus on the breath. What awaits is a powerful core-focused flow to build the strength in preparation for various arm balances progressing from beginner to advanced levels and plenty of variations to try out. There will be some partner activity and work in groups, followed by a series of postures to calm down fully and relax deeply.

Program track: MOVE



Katri Syvärinen is a RYT500 yin & Embodied Flow™ inspired yoga teacher and a wellbeing coach. Her passion is to help people free themselves of their limiting beliefs and let their true potential unfold. With her gentle voice Katri creates a magical space for you to turn inwards and meet your authentic self.

Doorway to Magic - Hatha, Inspired by Embodied Flow, Saturday, August 3rd, 12:00 - 13:15, Main Stage

Step through a magic doorway, dive into the everunfolding miracle of your own body, and find a whole new wonderland! Every present moment can be an opportunity for a curious exploration, where the body and mind become one. Join a slowly flowing adventure (mixed with simple poses and playful movement), where you cannot be quite sure whether you've just joined a lovely yoga class or maybe started a whole new chapter in your unique life story. Beginners more than welcome – we're all beginners on this journey.

Program track: MOVE

See Katri’s other Magnesia Festival sessions (in Finnish)


Kristin Vikjord Paternotte

Kristin is a trained Clinical Psychologist, Yoga Therapist, and A MF facilitator. She mentors clients and professionals through her online hub, the Dakini Dharmahood - sharing expert resources for emotional wealth: inspirational and science based tools, to find ease in unease.  In her work Kristin has a focus on empowerment and emotional wellbeing as path to sustainable mental health.

«My aim is to empower you to integrated health, emotional wellbeing and a wondrous life»

How Yoga Is Beneficial for Our Mental Health (and Why It Isn´t), Friday, August 2nd, 16:00 - 17:30, Pajasali

The last two decades, we’ve seen yoga, mindfulness and spiritual practices spike in popularity here in the west, whilst at the same time mental health disease increase, with earlier onset in youth and children than ever. Yoga and wisdom teachings are presented as the golden medicine for most things, including a variety of mental health conditions. How is yoga, and wisdom teachings beneficial for our mental health, actually? And when is it not?

In this talk, Kristin will take you through the essentials of yoga for mental health. Not only the efficient factors and what research tells us, but also looking at how the current paradigm has emerged: with spiritual practices having ev0lved from mystic ritualistic practices of connecting with deieties and God(s), to secular practices being infused in schools, prisons, and psychiatry world wide, even giving rise to new health care professions like Yoga Therapists.

Program track: PRO

Mindful Yoga, Saturday, August 3rd, 12:30 - 14:00, Upseerikerhon juhlasali

Mindful Yoga (MFY) is a gentle practice of integrated embodiment, where you practice yoga as a process, with a non-critical, curios and compassionate attitude.  MFY is an experience based bottom-up practice, meaning accessing the wisdom of your being from your tissues rather than top down/from your thoughts. It´s a pause from autopilot, from left hemispheric actions, nudging you to right hemispheric being, elevating you to the state of yoga, of integration. All practices are highly efficient in reducing stress activation of the nervous system.  Be prepared to move, breath, and sit in short meditation.

The approach of Mindful Yoga evolved from Kristin’s work with folks suffering from mental health conditions. Relating to the pain we hold in our bodies, is the first step towards transformation and wellbeing. Everyone can find ease in unease.

Program track: LOVE

Embodied Compassion in Practice, Sunday, August 4th, 17:00 - 18:15, Main Stage

In this practice session you’ll get to tap into embodied compassion, working intimately with yourself, supported by your fellow practitioners in the room. There will be movement poetry, some simple breath work, integrated meditations, and reflective work. Bring your notebook and pen, yoga mat and meditation shawl. Wear something comfortable, and prepare to dive into your inner landscape and open up to your inner spark.

Program track. LOVE


sanna devi dasi

Sanna's yoga path started with ashtanga where she learnt the benefit of tough discipline and asana done in the Finnish 'sisu' way. Her practise has since softened through the discovery of Tibetan Heart Yoga, Bhakti, the yoga of devotion.Sanna is authorised to teach Tibetan Heart Yoga from Lama Marut based in Australia.

Sanna is currently living and teaching in Bali. She is a faculty member of the globally renowned Radiantly Alive Yoga teacher training programme and she teaches internationally. Sanna feels equally at home in Asia and Finland and is happy visit teaching where her yoga journey started - in Helsinki.  

Paradise Lost or Found? A Yoga Teacher in Bali, Friday, August 2nd, 12:30 - 14:00, Mastovaja

Sanna gave up a long yoga teaching career and the 'good life' to become a yoga bum in Bali. She envisaged a more spiritual life based on voluntary simplicity. Bali had other plans… After her first class as a ‘student’ at Radiantly Alive, she was offered a leading  teaching position.

Sanna's talk is an informative and witty portrayal of the joys and challenges of being an accidental yoga teacher in tropical paradise Bali.

Program track: PRO

Tibetan Heart Yoga, Saturday, August 3rd, 14:30 - 16:00, Mastovaja

Sanna is authorized by her Lama to teach her signature Tibetan Heart Yoga system. Experience this delicious, sweet ‘masala’ of Tibetan Buddhism, mantra, chanting, meditation, light asana and yoga philosophy. By opening the heart and practicing yoga from the inside-out, we create the possibility for meaningful transformation and a heightened state of happiness joy and contentment.

Please note – this is not a physical exercise class. We’ll work with the matters of the heart.

Program track: LOVE

Bhakti Flow Yoga with Music, Sunday, August 4th, 10:00 - 11:15, Main Stage

Bhakti flow yoga is mindful, dynamic, soulful and rejuvenating. It is based on a unique fusion of devotional chanting, asana sequencing, breath control ( pranayama ) and inspirational ‘fridge magnet’ worthy text from the eastern wisdom traditions. Sanna will guide you intelligently through the class accompanied by Vijay Krsna’s soothing voice and magic harmonium. Inhale love and exhale gratitude.

Program track: MOVE



Jaakko Halmetoja is a nutrition & wellness expert, author, entrepreneur and public speaker with a pace of around 100 lectures per year. Halmetoja has a passion for making health & wellness cool – by popularizing the disruptive force of new health technologies and abundant opportunities around us. For a past decade, Jaakko has been traveling the world in search of the most interesting food ingredients and health technologies available – working as an advisor for multiple healthcare companies in Finland and abroad.

See Jaakko’s Magnesia Festival sessions (in Finnish)



keiju vihreäsalo

Keiju Vihersalo is a sociologist, writer and an educator.Keiju’s book Jotta voisin rakastaa (Otava) was released in October 2018. Keiju is also the Co-Founder of Hima Happiness.

See Keiju’s Magnesia Festival sessions (in Finnish)


aino siren

Aino grew up in Finland and moved to New York in 1999 to pursue a dance career.  She included yoga as a complement to her dance training, felt a connection immediately, and has been a devoted practitioner ever since.  Aino's desire is to help you connect with the teacher within, to live your yoga everyday and every moment. She is known as a passionate, creative and kind teacher and she is particularly loved for her healing hands on adjustments. Aino is a Teacher Trainer and Mentor in the ISHTA Yoga Teacher Training in NYC and Finland, and she hosts Yoga Retreats around the world.  She is also a Raindrop Technique practitioner as well as a Reiki Master.

I Am Enough - ISHTA Yoga, Friday, August 2nd, 13:00 - 14:15, Main Stage

Misbeliefs like I am “not enough” or “not worthy” have deep roots in our unconscious. They can continue to rule our life; who and what we attract. When we realize that we can change that belief, we take back our power. One way to change that is using affirmations.

ISHTA is an acronym that means Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda. It also is a Sanskrit word which translates to that which resonates with the spirit. This session will incorporate asana, pranayama, mudras, kriya, affirmations, and meditation. All levels welcome to join!

Program track: LOVE

Release & Rewire - slow flow yoga, sacred mudras & essential oils, Sunday, August 4th, Ruutikellari

A slow and deliberate flow for letting go of what is not serving us anymore. The flow will open energy lines with essential oils deepening the experience. Sacred pauses with mudras are sprinkled into the practice. Mudras are hand positions, powerful because the hands take up a large part of the real estate in the motor cortex of the brain. Mudras change the way we feel; they literally alter the prana in the body. This practice is great for all levels!

Program track: LOVE


Matilda Mannström

Matilda Mannström is a Helsinki based yoga teacher, goldsmith and jewellery designer. She was introduced to yoga in her early teens in 2007, and has been sharing her teachings since 2012. On her journey, she has met wonderful teachers world wide, and is currently studying with Yogarupa Rod Stryker. Matilda is passionate about exploring and reflecting on the body from within. As a creative, Matilda surrounds herself with beauty in in every-day life, which also reflects her yogic practice.

Internal Worship - An ongoing journey, Saturday, August 3rd, 10:00 - 11:15, Main Stage

* It’s not learnt,

it’s revealed. *

Intelligence is she who teach it, wonderful is she who learns in, blessed is she - who by guidance - understands it.

The journey is inside, and to be successful you need power. In this session, we will slowly and gracefully flow through empowering postures, creating stability from inside out. We’ll pay attention, practice deep listening and learn how to skilfully manage energy - how to master prana.

Once we see clearly, we can bring light into our shadow - witnessing ourselves thriving instead of surviving.

Program track: MOVE

Heartful Flow, lauantaina 3.8. klo 13:00 - 14:00, Varuskuntakenttä

A stable and peaceful mind makes intelligent and mindful choices, right? But life surprises us with it's presence and impermanence when we least expect it. At such times the body and the mind are under pressure. Everything we do is a preparation. Every preparation propels us forward, closer to ourselves and our purpose. This class is all about the exquisiteness of self love – a hearful flow filled with the most delicate movements, allowing us to effortlessly and aimlessly living in the moment. 

This class is FREE for everyone to attend (no Magnesia ticket needed).

Program track: MOVE

Mellow Yin + Nidra - Uncovering the Potential, Sunday, August 4th, 19:00 - 21:00, Galleria Rantakasarmi

PROGRAM CHANGE: Aino Siren will teach the workshop instead on Matilda due to an illness

* What is here

is everywhere. *

What is not here, is nowhere.

In yoga, self-awareness is key. Reflecting on freedom and capability. What am I here to do? What is vital? After I’m gone, what is left? How do I suffer less?

We might end up asking ourselves why we’re doing all of this. We are doing it to be able to understand the relationship between the different parts of the body, between the body and the mind, between humans and plants, and ultimately between the microcosm and the macrocosm.

In this session, we will gently move through a mellow sequence of Yin poses. Uncovering, wondering, reflecting and letting go. You will be guided through a deep relaxation, Yoga Nidra - also known as a Yogic Sleep. It’s like sleeping with awareness - maintaining full consciousness.

Let’s move away from time and space, from the physical body and the rational mind.

Please note: no experience needed. If you have a Sankalpa (intention/resolution) that you work with, it will be useful.

Program track: LOVE


jarno härkönen

In Finland, Jarno is one of the pioneers of bodyweight and movement exercises. He has written three books on the area of his expertise latest to be published in March 2019. He’s a head trainer at Personal Trainer Akatemia and he also coaches at his own studio ‘Yoga & Movement Center ‘ in Espoo offering content from flow yoga sessions to handstand workshops.In his courses and trainings Jarno wants to open people’s eyes, teach with technical precision in mind and also encourage everyone to have fun while doing it!

See Jarno’s Magnesia Festival sessions (in Finnish)



Julia is the founder of BAY Pilates & Yoga at Kanavaranta Katajanokka. She is passionate about recognising and changing movement patterns. Her teaching is influenced by these somatic approaches to create a positive and transformative movement experience.

Balance - To Remain Upright and Steady, Saturday, August 3rd, 10:30 - 12:00, Mastovaja

Balance equals stability, which requires mobility. By challenging our usual movement patterns we create mobility and stability in our spine and joints and discover the differences and harmony between the two sides of our body for more symmetry, freedom and efficiency of movement. Using breath as a tool, this workshop will be focused on the foundations of Pilates to then be able to safely let go, play with momentum, and have fun with some of the more classical Pilates exercises with a twist! This workshop is open for anyone wanting to increase their kinesthetic awareness and to understand the potential of their moving body in relation to space. No previous experience in Pilates needed. Not suitable for pregnancy.

Program track: MOVE

See Julia’s other Magnesia Festival sessions (in Finnish)



Meri is known to be fun, loving and imaginative teacher who enjoys both the lights and the shadows of life. She keeps her yoga and meditation events experimental and authentic. Meditative movement for her is an attitude to experience fully all aspects of life and path to discover creative life energy moving within us. She is also an illustrator and author. Rest and play, breathe and be brave!

YOGA OF FREEDOM – PachaMama, Sunday August 4th, 15:15 - 16:45, Upseerikerhon juhlasali

Through connecting with Mother Earth, our yoga becomes effortless interplay between sky and ground. Discovering this connection is an endless joy! Our time together will be spent opening our magical feet, feeling the spine and becoming friends with the gravity.

This class is suited also for beginners. There is no such thing as an advanced yogi, there is no competition or goals. Yoga is the path to the realization that You are already perfect just the way you are. Come and have a grounding rest.

Program track: LOVE

See Meri’s other session (in Finnish).



Ona Kamu is a Musician, an Actress and an always curious and enthusiastic Seeker. She’s graduated as a Peter Hess® Sound Massage Practitioner and will take you on a journey to get to know the sound-resonance-method and guide you on how to deep-relax listening to the sound of the singing bowls and harmonious sounds of gongs.

See Ona’s Magnesia Festival sessions (in Finnish)


inderjit kaur Khalsa

Inderjit Kaur Khalsa has taught kundaliniyoga since 2001. She has written three books of the topic; Voiman tie, Chakrapolku and Tie Tasapainoon. Inderjit is the founder of Kundalini Yoga school in Helsinki. She also works as a movie director and screenwriter.

See Inderjit’s Magnesia Festival sessions (in Finnish)


jutta niala

Jutta Niala has a twenty year long versatile experience in teaching yoga. She coaches Vijnana yogateachers in a three year long training programme. Jutta makes pioneer work with Naisten linja´s Olo-Turva-concept - a healing programme for women who have experienced violence.

See Jutta’s Magnesia Festival sessions (in Finnish)


eva estlander

Eva runs yoga retreats in both Europe and Mexico and is a firm believer in kindness and that everything is energy and what you put out will eventually come back to you. Eva combines Vinyasa and Yin into a Yinyasa mix and builds her classes around various topics from the chakra system to empowerment. Eva's insatiable thirst for spirituality becomes evident during her classes as they always involve work on many different layers. People say she has a gentle way of guiding your body into proper alignment without forgetting a touch of magical vibe.

BLOOM INTO A WARRIOR - Learn to utilize mudras, mantras and your mind to unlock your Warrior Self, Friday, August 2nd, 12:30 - 14:00, Upseerikerhon juhlasali

A beautiful Vinyasa session with mudras and a sequence that will lead to you finding your personal mantra so that you can bloom into the Warrior of your own life.

A mantra is an affirmation. A positive reinforcement that helps you become more positive, motivated or inspired. A Mudra locks and guides energy flow and reflexes to the brain. Each area of the hand has a reflex reaction in a specific part of the brain. Mind Power is directing your thoughts towards a desired outcome.

Program track: MOVE

CHAKRA TUNE UP - a fun and flowy sequence to balance your chakras, Saturday, August 3rd, 18:30 - 20:00, Mastovaja

Even though the body appears to be a material object, in reality it’s a field of energy. There are 7 main energy centers of your body, known as chakras. Your chakras are vital for your overall wellbeing and each chakra is connected to different areas of your life and physical body. In this class we'll move through the chakras with a Yin & Yang Sequence, stabilizing and harmonizing each chakra and learning about the primary energy centers of your body.

Program track: MOVE


kylli kukk

Kylli Kukk is a physiotherapist, yoga teacher and the owner of Yogastudio Shanti. Kylli has worked with yoga several years and she has been an inspiration to many of us. Kylli is empowering woman who emboldens us to have the courage to be our flourishing selves.

See Kylli’s Magnesia Festival sessions (in Finnish)



Rosa Nenonen is the founder of Pilots Helsinki and a practitioner of positive psychology. She helps people to open up, develop their way of thinking and break the boundaries they set for themselves in order to reach for their full potential. Rosa is also a Speaker and a Writer ans she trains company organizations’ staff and organizes workshops.

See Rosa’s Magnesia Festival sessions (in Finnish)


leta lavigne

Leta LaVigne (ERYT-500) is the yoga facilitator and teacher trainer who is the founder of yogaROCKS studios in Lahti. Leta follows the functional approach of her teacher Paul Grilley. She is known for crafting intuitive yin/yang classes that draw awareness through the body to the subtle breath and inner landscape.

Skeletal Variation & The Functional Approach to Yoga, Friday, August 2nd, 12:15 - 14:00, Upseerikerhon biljardihuone

Gain insight into the human body with this workshop based on the teachings of Paul Grilley. Explore just how different our bony structures are from one another, and learn why this is relevant to the way we teach and practice asana. This workshop includes lecture, hands-on anatomical exploration, and yin yoga practice guided from the functional perspective. It is for everyone interested in learning more about yin yoga, anatomy, and teaching.

Program track: PRO

Partner Yin Yoga, Friday, August 2nd 16:30 - 18:00, Upseerikerhon juhlasali

Relax and unwind with Assisted Yin! In this practice, the receiver is gently held by their partner in long passive stretches targeting the hips, legs and lower back. It’s deeply soothing - an energetic tonic for the whole body and mind. Leta will guide each set of partners through an assisted yin session, so both partners have the chance to give and receive. Come with a partner or alone - just be comfortable with being hands on. Warm welcome!

Program track: LOVE


jutta aalto

Jutta Aalto is an Osteopath and iyengar Yoga Teacher who has a deep interest in helping people understand how their body works. Jutta also wants to guide people on how to take care of their body and how body consciousness can be a gateway to being present and having a deeper self-knowledge.

Jutta has taught anatomy at various yoga teacher training courses in the Helsinki metropolitan area and at her own open courses. In addition, she has a a private osteopathy practice in Helsinki.

See Jutta’s Magnesia Festival sessions (in Finnish)


jani toivonen

Jani is a Healer and Sound Artist. He creates space for listeners to experience deep relaxation, healing and balance through the vibrations of sound.

In his life Jani finds important to find his way to true simplicity, the flow of peace and happiness, and to share this with others.

See Jani’s Magnesia Festival sessions (in Finnish)


magnus appelberg

Magnus Appelberg has been teaching Astanga yoga full-time since 2003. He also tours as a visitor Teacher in Finland, Scandinavia, Estonia and Poland. Since 2013, he’s been working with Rööperin aamujooga together with his family.

Magnus is known for his anatomical knowledge, precise and innovative adjustments, and above all for his happy go lucky personality. You can recognize him from his laughter and encouraging way of teaching.

See Magnus’ Magnesia Festival sessions (in Finnish)


anna taipale

Anna Taipale is a Writer, Coach and lover of life. She both coaches and holds a private reception  around the themes of self-love and self-worth. Anna combines psychological human knowledge with spiritual insights in a gentle, cheerful and empowering way that inspires one to a deeper sync with self and life.

See Anna’s Magnesia Festival sessions (in Finnish)


elina jaatinen

Elina Jaatinen is an emotional healing therapist, speaker, facilitator, author, who has been on in the wellbeing field since 2010. Elina does works both individuals and groups creating space for deep transformation and authentic wellbeing in her workshops, emotional intelligence training for companies and private practice. Elina is the head of The Journey in Finland and her book Omassa voimassa comes out 2019.

A deep journey within, Sunday, 4th August, 14:00 - 15:30, Ruutikellari  

A deep journey within workshop gives you a possibility to dive deep within yourself and get to know yourself on a new level. This workshop is for you if you have a longing to connect with something deeper, something that you might not be able to even name. Also a longing to bring to the surface and let go of things that no longer serve in order to let your authentic self to shine.

This workshop consists of a deep guided journey accompanied by music, use of visualization and working in small groups during which everyone can decide the level of sharing they wish to do.

Program track: TRANSFORM



Kaisa Jaakkola, M.Sc. (Tech) is a Wellness Coach, Speaker and non-fiction Writer. She’s written several popular non-fiction books on wellbeing and the effect of hormones on health. Her latest book, Palaudu ja vahvistu, was released in October 2018.

See Kaisa’s Magnesia Festival sessions (in Finnish)


maaretta tukiainen

Maaretta Tukiainen is a Writer, Speaker and a Coach who helps people and organizations live a more meaningful life. Her “Hyvän mielen” books and cards series have sold over 50,000 copies.

She is currently developing new tools to support a more meaningful life for everyone to enjoy.

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Nina Leskinen

For Nina, Yoga Studio is a place where a curious and restful mind, creative flow series, and anatomically accurate alignments meet. In her teaching, Nina creates a warm and safe atmosphere, allowing students to free themselves into a self-accepting practice.

Nina has been practicing yoga for 20 years and she has studied in Finland and abroad with various teachers and styles of yoga.

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See Nina’s Magnesia Festival sessions (in Finnish)


Nina Ruotsalainen

Nina Ruotsalainen is flow, yin and postnatal yoga teacher. She's currently very much into selfcare practices, dope coffee and extra long savasana.

Baby Yogi Club, Sunday August 4th, 11:00 - 12:30, Upseerikerhon biljardihuone  

This one's for the babies and the parents. A sweet 90 minute practice which is 60 minutes of asana geared at parental wellbeing, and 30 minutes of baby massage, which is a great way to bond with your little bud.

Look forward to some stretching of the baby-carrying muscles, gentle core work, and some more dynamic standing sequences. Class is suitable for all levels and parents (one or several), or other caregivers of the baby.

Program track: FAMILY


Helena Karhu

Helena Karhu on shamanismin opettaja ja Helena Karhu is a shamanic practitioner and teacher, and a mother of 6-year old twins based in Joensuu, North Karelia, Finland. Helena is currently writing a Ph.D. research on Cultural Anthropology on the female Nordic shamans and their visionary seeing at University of Eastern Finland. Helenas life project is Karhun Talo (House of the Bear), Center of Shamanism and Folk Healing. The purpose of the center is to develop, research, and to offer ceremonial and healing services of shamanism and folk healing.

See Helena’s Magnesia Festival sessions (in Finnish)


lana lavanina

Lana is an experienced Ayuerveda Consultant and Pranayama and Yoga Teacher. She also teaches Ayuerveda at the Finnish Ayurveda Association and Yoga and Pranayama at the yoga school Shanti in Helsinki.

Her strengths lie in combining all three in a wholesome way to further wellbeing. Her experience is vast and she has been internationally educated.

See Lana’s Magnesia Festival sessions (in Finnish)


Paulina Piippo

Paulina Piippo is Joylla’s Co-Founder and she holds a masters degree in positive psychology. Her passion is to help people and communities flourish.

The services of Joylla are based on positive psychology, also known as the science of good life. Joylla offers both knowledge and skills how to have a meaningful and blossoming life.

See Paulina’s Magnesia Festival sessions (in Finnish)



Susanna Hakanen on vuonna 2017 valmistunut Susanna Hakanen is a Heartful Yoga Teacher and Educationalist. Her background includes life-long  relationship with dancing, as well as various music and theater studies. Susanna teaches yoga and composes music suitable for teaching it.

The main ingredients in her teaching are sensitivity combined with Yin yoga. She’s fascinated by the state of presence created by stopping and calming, which makes life more beautiful in many ways. She believes that music and the feeling it creates are at the heart of finding this state of being.

See Susanna’s Magnesia Festival sessions (in Finnish)


Karoliina Valontaival

Karoliina Valontaival is an accredited 5Rhythms® teacher and DJ. Her inspiring music, sensitive soulfulness, and gentle and intuitive guidance will enable you to discover the unique magic of your own dance.

See Karoliina’s Magnesia Festival sessions (in Finnish)


Ulrika Björkstam

Ulrika Björkstam is a solution-oriented Coach, Writer, Lecturer and Keynote Speaker who focuses on self-management skills, better working life, and resilience.

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Eevi Minkkinen

Eevi Minkkinen is a self-knowledge mentor and Coach. Eevi writes a blog to Hidasta elämää site and her book, “Ole itsellesi armollinen”, was released in early 2018.

Eevi believes that in this time and age filled with performance and ideal imaginary, we need above all more compassionate self-knowledge and grace.

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jenni demus

Jenni Demus is an Expert of compassionate self-management. Her solution-oriented approach helps to create a new approach to thinking and action patterns that limit various aspects of life. Coaching empowers towards a more permissive self-relationship, strengthens one’s values, and creates success both in relationships and in working life.

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Sanna Yrjänheikki

Sanna Yrjänheikki is a multi-faceted Expert in well-being and creative fields. Sanna is a Dancer, DJ and Yoga and Pilates Teacher.

Sanna is also the Owner of creative space Pihasali.

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Inka Saini

Yoga has been a part of Inka’s life for over seven years. Her journey with teaching started in 2016 with children yoga teacher training and RYT200- yoga teacher training.

Inka is currently on maternity leave enjoying teaching kid’s yoga classes on Sundays at creative space Pihasali.

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ukko kärkkäinen

Ukko Kärkkäinen has been teaching the art of emotional self-work for a long time. He’s a wellbeing Coach, Work councilor for groups and a he also coaches management.

He has been studying his own feelings for thirty years through writing poems. As a nature photographer, he’s particularly fascinated by flowing waters. Ukko uses melting ice as a metaphor for grief.

How can one cope with a crises situation? This is in the core of Ukko’s expertise. Joy and Love… More of them.

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vaula valpola / avoin taidekoulu

Avoin taidekoulu guides students through a meditative approach into intuitive painting, awakening and deepening artistic expression.

Vaula Valpola is an Artist, Yogini and Meditator who will be holding an exhibition in Jetty Barracks Gallery during Magnesia festival.

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Elisa Kuuttila

Elisa is a multifaceted yoga teacher, who runs Pranama Kallio, a “pay what you can” yoga studio in Helsinki. She is Finland’s first certified Katonah yoga™ teacher, as well as a pioneer in SUP and Aerial yoga.

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katja-maria taavitsainen

Katja-Maria Taavitsainen is a multidisciplinary artist (dancer, choreographer, musician, actress and facilitator) with a strong background in movement, contemporary dance and somatic practices. She graduated as a BA of dance and MA of arts in choreography in the Theater Academy of Helsinki (2004-2010) and has done her complementary studies in New York Film Academy in acting for film. She's currently working in Berlin with different dance makers also facilitating workshops of her own practice around the globe.

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kaisa kärkkäinen

Kaisa Kärkkäinen is a wellness industry Professional who teaches yoga and trains new Heartful Yoga Teachers. She also coaches the staff of companies that are going through transitions.

Kaisa is one of the Founders of Magnesia Festival.

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essi seppälä

Essi Seppälä is an intuitive gemstone artist and the queen of singing bowls. She has been working with alternative healing methods for a long time with a driver of making people’s souls shine with healing sounds and gems.

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Mariela Sarkima

Mariela Sarkima produces and executes events, workshops and retreats around holistic well-being all over Finland. She also produces video and blog content under her own KOKONAINEN brand.

Mariela teaches Kundalini Yoga, offers sound healing, gong, and drumming sessions. She’s currently deepening her studies in sound relaxation and Shakti dance.

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sointu hietala

Sointu Hietala is a professional on a spiritual branch, who is serving people with astrology, VortexHealing® energy therapy and planetary and Direct path meditations.

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Laura Janger-Laitio

Laura Janger-Laitio the Co-Founder of HIMA Happiness, Occupational Therapist, Spiritual Coach and Trainer, and Yoga Teacher. Laura is an experienced coach and trainer in self-knowledge, intuition, spiritual growth and living from the heart. Her way of working is intuitive, pragmatic and filled with joy.

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Hanna-Mari Nieminen

Hanna-Mari Nieminen is a Yoga Teacher, Doula, Birth Coach and mother. Hami's yogic roots lie in the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli, and for her yoga is play, exploration and meditative movement. Diving deep into breathing, everyday yoga and setting roots in change inspire Hami in her own life as well as in teaching.

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Kirsi Tikka

Kirsi Tikka is a formal ballet dancer, educated at the School of Finnish National Ballet. After many injuries and dealing with difficulties with body image of the ballet world she found her way to yoga classes. She has been teaching yoga over 10 years and beside weekly yoga classes she is running yoga teacher trainings under the name of Roots to Rise. Other half of Kirsi`s work career is working as a producer in cultural field.

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Leigh Ewin

Leigh Ewin is a breathworker and cold exposure instructor. He has worked with several of the worlds´ most recognised breathwork practitioners and holds certifications in multiple methodologies. You can find Leigh teaching and guiding breathwork anywhere from an athletic field with athletes, in yoga studios or in tipis in the middle of the forest.

Flowness Breathwork, Saturday, August 3rd, 12:00 - 13:30, Ruutikellari and NEW! Sunday, August 4th, 15:30 - 17:00

This session will help you open your heart to love and release from anything that has been weighing you down. Surrender to the power of your breath and find a blissful state and perhaps even "fly away" for a short time. Combining soulful music and rhythmic breathing which is powerful yet soft and allows you to unwind and "let go". Join to expand with Leigh.

Program track: TRANSFORM

Cold Exposure, Friday, August 2nd, 16:00 - 17:30, Pajasali

Leigh is an Australian who teaches and guides people about the physical, mental and healing powers of the cold. He has trained with Wim Hof and he’s also a qualified free diver who has dived underneath the ice in Finland. During this workshop we will open up on how, when and where to use cold exposure for everyday life and unlock the secrets to what happens inside your body when you are in the cold. You will learn about the adaptations your body will make and also how to find comfort or meditative state whilst in the cold.

Program track: UPGRADE


Sanna Salovuori

Sanna Salovuori is a Singer, Musician and Well-being & Creativity Coach, who uses music and rhythmics as a tool in her trainings.

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Pinja Bruun

Pinja Bruun is a feminine and desire Coach who’s passionate in helping women find their inner light and strength.

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anu karoliina

Anu Karoliina started her journey with Ashtanga, but soon on found her home in more gentle practices and shares a unique combination of strength and softness. Anu became a yoga teacher in 2015 studying Yoga Pranala with Linda Madani. Yoga Pranala combines a gentle yoga flow with sacred tradition of balinese hand mudras. Anu has studied Yin Yoga with Tina Nance and Hatha Yoga with Mark Whitwell. She has teaching experience from Bali, Finland and South of France, where she is based now.

Yoga Pranala, Sunday, August 4th, 9:30 - 11:00, Upseerikerhon juhlasali  

Yoga Pranala is a gentle, opening yoga flow that combines sacred series of hand mudras arising from Balinese healers' tradition. This class is a seamless combination of meditation, pranayama, mudras and a yoga flow that opens the body, physically and energetically so that the life force, prana could flow within you with more ease. Anu is the only finnish Yoga Pranala teacher and eager to share this practice of self love here with you. Come and feel a beautiful connection to yourself!

Program track: LOVE

Yin of Heart, Sunday, August 4th, 16:30 - 18:30, Galleria Rantakasarmi  

The practice of Yin Yoga is a profound self healing tool, a practice of stillness, meditation and yoga woven together, honouring the traditions of traditional Chinese medicine. In this session we will fearlessly dive deep into the heart focusing on the element of fire through the heart meridian, cultivating warm radiance of love and joy within us. Come and connect deeper within and hear what your heart whispers!

Program track: LOVE


Tony Dunderfelt

Tony is a psychologist, therapist and writer. He has been educating the general public about psychology and self-knowledge for over thirty years. He has studied world religions and spiritual traditions, whose methods and insight he uses in his work. Tony has appeared in many tv-programs and he has written extensively on love, relationships and sexuality. He has also created a new holistic psychology, called Aurethic psychology.

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Antti Leponiemi

Antti Leponiemi is an emotional skills Trainer and Founder of Wellbeing Training Lepomieli and Kaakaoklubi. He guides people through coaching and training to achieve happiness whatever the circumstances.

Choose joy and lightness instead of pushing and worrying, and you no longer have to worry.

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Johanna Linner Matikka

Johanna Linner Matikka (Master of Social Sciences, RYT200, Certified TRE Instructor) is a multifaceted Expert in the field of social work and a Facilitator of safe spaces. She’s interested in taking yoga and other bodily exercises to support those in challenging situations. Johanna’s passion is to build a safe society and promote equal human rights for all.

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Marika Vepsäläinen

Marika Vepsäläinen is a coach and a counselor for spiritual growth. She helps sensitive people and those interested in their sensitivity to break free from the grip of limiting patterns, create a stronger connection with themselves and live their truth. She also consults organisations in digital business development.

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Mika Bator

TaiShinMun kungfu school’s Sifu Mika Bator has dedicated his lifeto kungfu for the past 26 years. He teaches his own ChiKung skill in the apinakungfu school with strong enthusiasm and profound understanding. TaiShinMun ChiKung exercises are the kungfu school's own, and have been with the small family style for hundreds of years.

"Everybody starts from a different point. A good practice takes us forward individually, from where we are, into the direction we want to go."

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Hanne Laasala

Hanne Laasala is a Mindfulness Coach trained by the UCLA University. Her passion is to help people flourish. Hanne trains Mindfulness Instructors and other Experts of the field in Suomen Mindfulness Instituutti founded by her. She is also a Mindfulness and self-compassion Researcher and mother.

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Anni Rupponen

Anni Rupponen is an experienced Art Educator, Jeweler and Yogi who combines physical and spiritual work with creating and experiencing visual art. In her classes participants from kids to grown-ups get to develop their body consciousness and ways to express oneself visually in a safe and inspiring atmosphere.

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Laura Laine / Heartfulness

Heartfulness offers a simple, beautiful and practical way to learn heart-based meditation and relaxation. It is suitable for those looking for inner balance and serenity, for anyone who feels the need to stop and tune into their inner Self in the middle of a busy life.

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Janne Hartikainen / Heartfulness

Heartfulness offers a simple, beautiful and practical way to learn heart-based meditation and relaxation. It is suitable for those looking for inner balance and serenity, for anyone who feels the need to stop and tune into their inner Self in the middle of a busy life.

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Matti Pääaho

Matti is a lover of people and life, and he’s passionate about opening the eyes of his students .

Matti is particular about alignment, but broad-minded about the possibilities and the mystical side of yoga. Matti is an E-RYT500 Yoga Teacher.

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Pasi Kuusela

Pasi Kuusela is a dedicated therapist with 15+ years of therapeutical experience. He has practiced many bodyworks ranging from Thai Yoga Massage, Osteothai, Craniosacral Therapy, Abdominal Massage, Somatic Physio, Classical Massage to Sport Massage. Currently Pasi delivers workshops in his own massage and wellness studio.

Pasi believes in a holistic approach and the power of mindful touch. Pasi's light hearted smile and approach to life makes his way of sharing knowledge a unique experience.

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iituli aalto

Iituli set off early in life on a spiritual path through yoga, later coming to a deeper awareness of the body in exploration of the different dimensions of healing and transformation work. She has undergone serious certification and immersive trainings in yoga, innerdance, inner guidance, bodywork, shamanism, music and energy healing.

Iituli has devoted her life in learning what it means to fully integrate the heart, body and mind. She daydreams of possible ways to facilitate self-organizing programs that unify people from diverse backgrounds to imagine what an Inner Community movement would do to make a positive impact in this world.

Inner Movement - a Journey Within, Saturday, August 3rd, 16:00 - 18:00 and Sunday, August 4th, 11:30 - 13:30, Ruutikellari

In this workshop we invite you to deepen the connection with yourself, your intuition and one's own inner capacity of healing. We work with the innerdance and inner guidance processes that are based on a free space of self-discovery facilitated by music, sounds, instruments, intuitive touch and inquiry. Everyone dives into their own journey of self-realization.

Many times the feedback after the inner processes are that one finds answers in their lives core questions and feels what is true to themselves. The insights are based on a deeper knowing that haven´t have always space or time in our lives to be seen, heard or experienced. This workshop is an invitation to embodied knowing & intuition. We welcome all those who feel ready and willing to come with an open mind and heart.

To create a community movement - the workshop will be co-facilitated by Inner Movement Finland facilitators and international Innerdance facilitators from Berlin, Egypt and Malesia.

Program track: TRANSFORM


Ecstatic Dance Helsinki

Ecstatic dance is a free-form movement journey with modern bass music spanning all genres, tempos, emotions, and intensities. You are welcome as you are in this judgement free, open community.

Ecstatic Dance Helsinki has brought this global movement to Finland and offers monthly dances in Helsinki and Tampere.


Laura Foon

Laura Foon is a trained Masseur, a Yoga Teacher and a Sauna Traditionist. In addition to her well-being services offering, Laura also provides program services such as bridal sauna experiences and wellbeing days for corporate customers.

The Traditional Finnish Sauna, Sunday, August 4th, 11:00 - 12:00, Magnesia sauna

In this workshop we will get to know traditional Finnish sauna through löyly(steam) and spells.

Program track: LOVE


Reetta Ranta

Reetta Ranta is the creator of the Sauna Sisters concept; a storyteller, coach and TV producer. Reetta’s mission is to revitalize ancient spiritual practices and rituals, and reconnect people with nature.

Sauna Sisters Rituals, Friday 2nd, 17:00 - 20:30, Upseerikerhon biljardihuone and Magnesia sauna

This session is in Finnish. Please see details here. 

Sauna and Healing Rituals, Saturday, August 3rd, 15:30 - 19:00, Upseerikerhon biljardihuone and Magnesia sauna *FULLY BOOKED

Sauna and Healing Rituals is for everyone who want to deepen the relationship with their authentic self and nature. The drumming meditation and healing rituals are followed by a relaxing steam in the sauna. This event is held in English and open for all genders.

Please note that you have to pre-book your spot for this workshop by sending e-mail to after purchasing Magnesia ticket. There are 25 spots available. Sauna is free of charge for everyone attending this workshop.  

The workshop is fully booked.


Johanna Lindroos

Johanna, originally from Finland, first encountered yoga when she was living in India on a quest to search for a new direction to life and is without doubt on a life long journey to practise and learn more. She lives, practises and teaches yoga in Singapore. In addition, she co-runs Outta Hatha Yoga, a pop-up yoga platform in Singapore.

The Best Massage Ever - Myofascial Release Techniques for Self-healing, Sunday, August 4th, 19:30 - 21:00, Mastovaja

Do you ever experience tightness, muscle discomfort or limited range of motion that does not go away by ordinary means such as resting, stretching or massage? Join Johanna to learn myofascial self massage techniques to take care of the body, especially the fascia by using tennis balls in a therapeutic manner. Healthy fascia supports biomechanics – the interplay between muscles, other soft tissues and bones in maintaining posture and creating movement.

Program track: LOVE

You Are as Young as Your Spine Is Flexible - Therapeutic Back Bends, Sunday, August 4th, 9:30 - 11:00, Mastovaja

Spinal mobility and good posture go hand in hand. Both are vital to our wellbeing. Poor posture and limited spinal mobility affect movement and make us more prone to injuries, pains and aches. Even breath and digestion are affected by posture.

Join Johanna to explore yoga asanas, mindful movement, gravity and breath to maintain and restore upper back, neck and shoulder health.

Program track: MOVE


Nita Arpiainen

Nita Arpiainen is a holistic coach, actor and the founder at Actors Academy Finland. Nita’s passion is to help others connect deeper, more authenticly and freely with themselves and others.

Me and the environment - and how to step into a more authentic presence, Saturday, August 3rd, 16:30 - 18:00, Mastovaja

Are you craving a more truthful and authentic connection with yourself and others? Since childhood we have learnt to turn our backs to our feelings. In this workshop we will get to know our truer selves, our emotions and the power of authentic contact through applied Meisner acting technique and other inspiring exercises. In group and pair working, we will learn to trust our feelings and intuition, lean into authentic self-expression and strenghten our courage to be our honest selves in front of others. Vulnerability can become our most powerful way to our freedom and strenght. Come as you are. You are enough.

Program track: TRANSFORM


Annika Himberg

Annika Himberg is a Heartful Yoga Teacher and sound bowl facilitator. She He believes in the power of tunes, rhythm and intuition.

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Netta Lehtonen

Netta Lehtonen is Joylla’s Co-Founder and she holds a masters degree in positive psychology. Her passion is to help people and communities flourish.

The services of Joylla are based on positive psychology, also known as the science of good life. Joylla offers both knowledge and skills how to have a meaningful and blossoming life.

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Annina is a MSc in Organisation & Leadership, BSc in Social Psychology and has worked in recruitment, employer branding, career development and learning facilitation at Reaktor. At the moment she is experimenting with her role at Reaktor and as a side project building iteratively her own company, called Loimu Learning Life Lab. Annina believes that creating a psychologically and emotionally safe environment and relationships around you is the key to start going deeper in your authentic self. By being authentic to your inner wisdom you can live a healthier and more sustainable life, and create systems intelligent impact in the world.

Light Your Fire & Get Your Business in Flames, Friday, August 2nd, 16:30 - 18:00, Mastovaja

This workshop has three parts:

1) Annina shares her LOIMU model, which answers to the questions “How to light your inner fire?” or “How to help others to light their inner fire?” LOIMU model is an iterative experiment, that is under constant exploration.

2) How to get your business in flame? Annina shares her know-how based on her career at Reaktor and explains how she is building her company using the best tools and knowledge from the IT world - service design, agile growth methods, systems thinking and growth hacking.

3) How can I use this way of thinking in my own life or business? The workshop ends with reflection and group discussion.

Program track: PRO