|Yoga follows me everywhere-this time to Havana, Cuba ;|
Welcome Fall 2013 !
Come and join a heavenly Yin-yoga practice on Sundays at 7pm. Yin-yoga is a gentle and soothing way to get deeper into yourself, body and mind. With calm and supported asanas we float away by stretching the body's connective tissue and meridians. No earlier experience is required, come as you are. Bring a yoga mat and blanket if possible.
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dates: sept: 8, 22 oct: 13, 27 nov: 10, 34 dec: 8, 15
7-8.30pm at Aleksanteri Theater, Helsinki
event page on fb: SUNDAY Yin-Yoga with Tiina
Hello Summer 2012 !!
Another Summer is here to warm our hearts. <3 Being very busy with teaching yoga and dance and developing many things I haven't been too active with writing what's up. Now, finally it's time again. This month kick-started the summertime outdoor non-profit community yoga classes in Helsinki. This year, we're going bigger; there are more of us teachers participating and there are more weekly classes held on a regular basis. Last year I had one happy class in Kaivopuisto park, this time I'll have plenty more! If you are in Helsinki, don't miss it - the atmosphere is just lovely and you'll end up leaving with a grateful body and a big happy smile on your face. Check out the info and pics:
YOGA GOES OUTDOORS <3
My ongoing weekly yoga classes during summer are:
Studio Yin Helsinki:
Tuesdays at 19:00 Hot Vinyasa Flow (level II, includes inversions / arm balancing and lots of back bends and spinal twists. Everyone is still welcome).
Sundays at 18:00 heavenly relaxing Yin yoga <3
More accurate info you shall find on my Facebook site: Tiina Mankki Yoga & Dance
BIDE - Barcelona International Dance Exchange
This month I had an amazing opportunity to participate a highly artistically exploring and super inspiring contemporary dance festivity in Barcelona, Spain. 42 Dance artists from over 20 countries came together for 5 days of co-work in form of labs and performance. Basically, we were doing a 6-hour research each day on a question or a theme in smaller groups and at the end of the day, we all came together to share with each other what each group had found. I cannot explain how magnificent it was! Check out photos etc. at the fb site: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Barcelona-International-Dance-Exchange-BIDE/151430468285375
I'm Definitively going again next year 2013! <3 Thank You BIDE!!
I'm now on Facebook :)
Be amongst the first people to go and like my brand new Tiina Mankki Yoga&Dance pages on facebook! There You'll find the more subtle changes concerning my classes, updates etc. Also video clips of my classes coming up soon! :D Join and support <3
Happy New Year!
It's 2012, guys!
Like I mentioned earlier, I have good news for the people wanting to practice yoga regularly with me. This spring I'll be giving weekly classes at the beautiful Studio Yin in Helsinki http://www.studioyin.com/ . I am blessed to join the highly skilled crew and to give a soothing and meditative yin-yoga class every Sunday at 18-20.30, Pilates on Tuesdays at 17-18 and a dynamic and sweaty hot Vinyasa Flow class at 18.30-20.
Also, I'll start a Friday Hot Flow yoga class at Esport Center Espoo at 16.30-17.45. http://www.esport.fi Loads of sweating and fun with arm balances coming up, as well as calming down to give space and recognize the True You. So grab your flying carpet also known as yoga mat and get your butt there!
And for my dancers: tomorrow at 18.45 we'll kick start the Lyrical jazz...Come and float to beautiful sounds!! <3
Back in Finland
What a beautiful home coming I've had!! I feel very blessed being welcomed back home to a lot of exciting work opportunities...:)
As a member of a non-profit yoga community organization HIMAjooga I was one of the teachers giving a totally free of charge online class. Stay tuned- the video will soon appear at http://himajooga.com/ and then you can do the practice in your own living room. Now how fun is that! :) That's what I love about yoga -everyone can do it and feel great, now even if you don't have the chances to participate a common class. All you need is an open mind and the rest will come. The practice is taught in Finnish but no worries, you can still give it a go!
As a dance artist, I've worked on some short video clips that'll also be out soon. I am currently working on a contemporary solo and enjoying the process full to the max.
As a dance teacher I'll continue at http://helsingintanssiopisto.fi . It's showtime every Thursday as I take over the Kasarmintori's show dance classes and Latin mix between 16.45-21.15. A lot of moving and jammin' coming up:) And all jazz lovers: don't miss Lyrical Jazz with me every Friday at 18.45 starting on January. 90 heavenly minutes time to float and be lyrical...Register now, it's a brand new class so don't wait with booking your spot!
Also - as a yoga teacher I might soon have good news for those yogi's awaiting me to get my own weekly classes. Substituting in several places I get that questioning a lot. Well guess what - the waiting should be over in no time from now! I'll be sure to post more info about this during the following days or weeks, as soon as i get things confirmed. Hold on there and stay tuned!
In case you are wondering about something, don't hesitate to write me an email and i'll answer your questions.
I wish all of you wonderful readers a very merry Christmas!! Enjoy the holidays :)
Appearing in a musical film
I had a lot of fun working as a dancer in shooting of a short movie "Basis of Decision" by Erich Rettstadt. The movie should be out around February 2012, can't wait to see it! check out the teaser: http://www.basisofdecision.com
YOGA Classes in Harlem, NY
New York has been treating me well and I am glad to have been given a chance to teach a couple classes while i'm here. Thank You Beloved Yogi Harlem for having me! The Yin yoga sessions were very soothing and powerful. <3
On Tuesday November 15th I shall be giving a vinyasa class at 7.30pm in Asali Yoga Studio, check in asaliyoga.com for directions in case you happen to be in town- Would be fantastic to see you!
..Some update...Cuba was amazing as always, lots of movement and sun:) The company dancers of Danza Contemporanea de Cuba are pretty amazing...strong physics with high level artistry. I am very, very happy that one more long term dream became real and I got the chance to meet up with the company. I definitively recommend to go see them if you ever get a chance!
I am happy to announce that I shall be travelling again! :) The purpose of the trip is to enrich my knowledge in both dance and yoga as well as get inspired by wonderful people i most probably shall come across. First I'll be attending a workshop organized by the amazing modern dance company Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, in Havana Cuba. After that I'll be continuing to the mecca of dance and yoga," the city that never sleeps" - New York City. In other words, plenty of new discoveries waiting for me. What a fantastic fall term 2011 I have coming up!
Stay tuned for updates! ;)
BE THERE! :D