Connectedness: Yoga Retreat on Senja, Northern Norway

Strala yoga Nature Meditation Sauna Great food Raw desserts classes March 13 – March 17 (18) 2018 Welcome to the nordic retreat with lots of natural movement, meditations, arctic nature, ice bathing, wood-fired sauna, delicious food and raw desserts! We are going to explore the feeling of connectedness and learn to create more of it in everyday life. This is a great time to unwind, … Continue reading Connectedness: Yoga Retreat on Senja, Northern Norway

Kråkeslottet: magic realism, new projects, raw nature and millionaire shortbread.

Life is a mystery and we never know where it takes us. We get to new places, meet new people and new challenges, see things from new perspectives. Couple of months ago it took me in a new place. A very special one. Far away north, on the most western part of the Senja island in Northern Norway where the wild sea meets the raw … Continue reading Kråkeslottet: magic realism, new projects, raw nature and millionaire shortbread.

Ice bathing? Seriously? Why? How?

One of my favourite things about living in the north is bathing in the cold water all year long. It might sound crazy, but it’s absolutely doable and it can be an amazing experience, an internal dive and a total energy kicker. Actually, it’s like yoga. You practice ease, presence, body awareness and feeling, and it makes you feel great. In this post I want to … Continue reading Ice bathing? Seriously? Why? How?

Life in the cabin, vegan Snickers bars and chocolate spaghetti.

I love staying at our cabin at Bjørnfjell in Northern Norway. It is a beautiful place near Swedish border with a very special landscape of large stone hills. The vegetation is limited to short trees, mousse and different kinds of mountain herbs and berries. Summers are really nice up here, with light days and nights, so it‘s not at all scary to be here alone. Staying … Continue reading Life in the cabin, vegan Snickers bars and chocolate spaghetti.

Gotland – the mystery island of beauty, openness and ease

During last two years I have heard too many good things about Gotland, the biggest Swedish island. I imagined a very special place with long history, magical light, mild climate, endless white beaches, old windmills, art galleries, kind people and amazing food. My curiosity grew bigger every day and couple of weeks ago we finally made it there. We: my boyfriend Gunnar and me. We … Continue reading Gotland – the mystery island of beauty, openness and ease

Experiment: 5 days with raw food

“Raw food”, “fully raw”, “raw foodists”. We hear these words quite often. Raw food is basically plant based food which has not been heated above 48 degrees centigrade (117 degrees Fahrenheit). People either love it, hate it or ignore it. Someone says that raw food makes you feel ecstatic, excited and cleanses your body because it contains all the life force, enzymes, water, oxygen, hormones, vitamins … Continue reading Experiment: 5 days with raw food

Zaira from Venice, the power of self care and vegan lemon cookies

I like how every person we meet can teach us something. I think, specially our friends and family can teach us a whole lot!:) My dear venetian friend Zaira visited me in Norway. We spent a week in each others immediate presence, filled it with many precious moments, innovative foods and small adventures. We learnt from each other, changed perspectives, got inspired. We became closer … Continue reading Zaira from Venice, the power of self care and vegan lemon cookies

How to make your birthday happy & the apple liquorice chocolate cake

We all have different feelings about out birthday. They can vary from high to low or something between.:) I had my birthday yesterday and I would love to share 4 things which made my birthday feel really nice and meaningful. Have no expectations. This is a big one. Do not expect too much from your B-day, just let it flow and focus on what you … Continue reading How to make your birthday happy & the apple liquorice chocolate cake

Norway’s best breakfast?

Often we feel this urge to experience the best. The best breakfast, the best restaurant, the best hotel, the best car…the best, the best, the best..  We almost feel like if we do not, we  will be missing out on something and our life will not be complete!:) Couple of days ago I accidentally found myself in the hotel serving the best breakfast in Norway … Continue reading Norway’s best breakfast?