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Meet Eva


Eva Estlander is an international Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher and A master in economics

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Meet Eva


Eva Estlander is an international Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher and A master in economics

Yogini, Marketing Wizard, Travel Enthusiast

Hi, my name is Eva Estlander and I am a Yoga Alliance Certified yoga teacher (RYT 200) and a marketing specialist balancing my life between these two career choices. My passions include yoga and wellness, anything purple, puppies (all animals for that matter and you won’t see me eating a burger) and traveling.

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I grew up in Helsinki, Finland, but always felt drawn to the beach lifestyle. After having graduated with a Master's Degree in Economics from the Swedish School of Economics (yup, a pretty massive change from numbers to poses), I decided to change my life completely. I packed my bags, left my marketing job and moved to the other side of the world, to a tiny little beach town on the Pacific coast. As I wrote my thesis about wellness tourism and customer behavior, it might not surprise you I found myself running a retreat company based out of Sayulita, Mexico.

After living in the tropics for 6 years, teaching and running various retreats, working with weddings and event production as well as working for a big hotel, I finally decided to repack my bags and head back home to the North. I am currently in the transition of relocating back to my original home of Helsinki, Finland. I will be based out of Helsinki starting November 2018.

My yogic path started through practicing Ashtanga while studying economics, but slowly and after a severe ankle injury, I started feeling more drawn to different styles including Vinyasa Flow and Yin, which are now the closest to my heart. 

As a yoga teacher, I combine the power of Vinyasa flow with the restorative energy in Yin. In a typical yoga class, you will feel the warmth of the flowing movement, and the strength in holding poses with integrity.  People say I have a gentle way of guiding your body in to proper alignment, and I always aim to work to meet each of my students individual needs. I believe that these two practices complement each other and are the perfect combination for a calm, balanced body, mind and spirit.

I think that to continue on this path, I must always keep an open heart and a willingness to learn from others. Therefore I must always stay a student.

I also believe that by practicing yoga and coming into alignment with your highest self, you will live a more fulfilling life and make choices from a more centered place. After all, life is all about choices. You can find some testimonials on my FB page.

I recently completed a training in NSR (Neuro Somatic Reprogramming), which is something I love to blend into my Yin classes. I have also studied Reiki healing, which is something I like to incorporate into my classes during Savasana.

My teachers

I have been fortunate enough to get the chance to practice with many amazing teachers. I did my teacher training with Satu Tuomela (FIN) and Ramesh Tarun Narine (CAN). I've also been privileged to practice with great teachers such as Jennifer Isaacson (US), Vanessa Morett (MEX), Taran Bhattal (IND), Audra Rose StanleyCarmela Carlyle (US) and Taisuke Tanimura (US) amongst others. 

Find me on Instagram @evaestlander

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Yoga Privates


TO DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE

Yoga Privates


TO DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE

YOGA PRIVATES IN HELSINKI, FINLAND

Over the years living in Mexico, I've had the pleasure of teaching at many different places in Sayulita: Hotelito De Los SuenosParaiso YogaAmor Boutique Hotel, co-hosting various yoga & surf retreats with SurfYogaBeer, Andrea Binder and teaching SUP Yoga for Lunazul Surf School and I Love Waves.

Yet guiding private practices is still one of my favorite things.  Whether you're wanting to book a private class for yourself or for a bigger group, I've got you covered.

I offer different styles of yoga classes in Helsinki and teach a weekly class at Pranama Kallio. It does not matter if you're a complete beginner or have a more advanced practice, I cater to all levels and always offer various modifications and variations.

I will bring mats, props and music, all you have to do is show up :)!

Special discounts for corporate groups and bigger groups.

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Vinyasa Yoga


for increased strength & flexibility

Vinyasa Yoga


for increased strength & flexibility

VINYASA YOGA

Flow Yoga or Vinyasa Yoga is one of the most popular styles of yoga. This practice increases flexibility, endurance and strength by linking each asana into a flowing sequence. Vinyasa Yoga is a a faster paced and diverse style since the sequence always changes.

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Yin Yoga & Restorative Yoga


to nourish your body

Yin Yoga & Restorative Yoga


to nourish your body

YIN YOGA & RESTORATIVE YOGA

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced, meditative practice with mostly floor based or seated poses that are held for a longer period of time (2-10 minutes). Instead of activating the muscles, we are aiming to relax into each pose and bring our awareness to our breath cycle. Most of the poses target the dense connective tissues of the body - often in the hips, pelvis and lower back.  This practice is perfect for anyone looking for a more mediative and relaxing class.

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Meditation


for a calmer mind

Meditation


for a calmer mind

MEDITATION

Sit in stillness and learn breathing techniques. Meditation will give you clarity, emotional positivity and a calm sense of the true nature of things.