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  2022-07-10 17:15 - 2022-07-15 12:30

  Kadermo Conscious Living

In 2022, we will finally return to Kadermo Conscious Living near Hanko, Finland. On 10-15 July, 2022, Isabella will teach an Ashtanga yoga retreat open to all levels of practitioners. Isabella has previously taught two summer retreats at Kadermo, but in 2020+21 we unfortunately had to take a break due to the Covid19 pandemic

About Kadermo Retreat Centre

Kadermo Island is situated a couple of hours from Helsinki and is easy to get to by train directly from the airport. The retreat centre offers a unique opportunity to experience yoga in a peaceful, untouched and idyllic setting. There are no shops or cars and hardly any people on the island. The retreat is set in a protected oak forest area where some of the trees are 500 years old.

Kadermo retreat centre is the home of senior Ashtanga Yoga teacher Stefan Engström. He was born on the island and founded the Kadermo Conscious Living in 1994. Since then people from all over the world have been coming together there to practice yoga and self-development.

Weekly programme

Each day includes two yoga classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. There are two yoga halls available with plenty of room for both asana and quiet practices. In the mornings there's Mysore style class for all practitioners but depending on the level of participants there may be the opportunity for more guided tuition for beginners. Before morning asana class we practice silence and students may do their own meditation and breathing practice in the meditation hall.

Afternoon classes are held 16.00-18.30. This class gives participants an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the practice on several levels by looking at asana and breathing technique, yoga philosophy and chanting. Each class will have a different theme depending on the participants’ needs and will include some easy pranayama and relaxation techniques.

All yoga classes during the week are taught by Isabella Nitschke, authorised (level2) Ashtanga yoga teacher by Sharath Jois.

Room and board

Students are accommodated in various houses on the island. There is a two-storey summer house on a stunning rocky area overlooking the sea 10 mins walk from the yoga shala. Other rooms are at the winter house an old fashioned traditional villa style that was common in the 1920's.  All toilets are composting and showers are eco-friendly.

We enjoy daily vegetarian lunch and dinner. Herbal teas are available all day. The little café is also open after morning practice for coffee and smoothies (not included in the price). After lunch you have free time to explore the surroundings, walk, swim, go canoeing, read a great variety of yoga books from the library or enjoy the Finnish sauna.


All reservations and payments are done through Stefan at Kadermo Conscious Living by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The number of participants is limited in order to give everyone a personal and special experience of their time on the island. The retreat centre retreats all summer long and there are discount options for those wanting to stay more than one week.

Price approximately 290-840 Euro depending on the length of your stay (travel and other personal costs are not included in the price)

For more information and details about the summer programme please visit the Kadermo Conscious Living website. For questions about the yoga classes or your practice please email Isabella.



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