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Bliss: 5-day Waves residential retreat in Finland

Helsinki - 16 Jul 2024 to 20 Jul 2024
Karoliina Valontaival

Welcome to a dance holiday in the wonderful, restorative beauty of Finnish nature! “Bliss” is a residential retreat, a summer paradise for moving and resting, with the 5Rhythms dance supported by breathwork. Awaken your senses, free your creativity, tune into your body and breath, and melt and release into deep rest. Dancing is offered twice a day, morning and evening. In between, there is ample time to swim, read or write, enjoy nature or just be. This holiday gives space for solitude and togetherness, as well as the opportunity to follow what you need in the moment. The luscious lake landscape, delicious local food, sauna and natural peace invite you into a journey of rejuvenation and earthly embodied delights. A heartfelt welcome just the way you are!

The venue is a fantastic, unique place situated in the beauty of Finnish nature. Amazing food and beautiful surroundings will nourish all your senses. The majestic dance room has windows and views of the lake scenery, and walls can be opened on both sides, temperature and weather permitting, so that we are almost dancing in nature herself (and you can also go and dance on the grass outside). 

This workshop counts as 5 days of Waves towards the teacher training prerequisites.


The venue is easily reached by public transport from Helsinki (about 2 hours) and workshop start and end times are planned according to the bus schedules.

• Fly to Helsinki

• Train or bus to the centre

• Bus to Kemiönsaari

EXACT WORKSHOP HOURS will be confirmed later once the public transport schedules for July 2024 are published.


370€ early bird price (until 1 April 2024)

420€ thereafter


Single / one-person room: 473€

Shared 2-3 person room: 413€

Extra night (Mon 15 July - Tues 16 July): +70€

Price includes: accommodation in beautiful rooms, sheets and towel, delicious food (3 meals per day, plus afternoon and evening snack and tea/coffee), sauna option every evening, gorgeous dance space.


Register and pay for the workshop via the Online booking system here.

Please contact us if you have trouble signing up via the booking system. 


RECIPIENT: Labbnässtiftelsen sr.

IBAN: FI78 2457 1800 1203 23



DUE DATE: 1 July 2024 (if you need to pay in parts, contact the venue directly labbnas@labbnas.fi)


Endless Waves: residential retreat in Suomenlinna, Finland

Helsinki - 16 Aug 2024 to 18 Aug 2024
Karoliina Valontaival


Friday 18.00 – 21
Saturday 10 – 18 + optional evening programme (restaurant dinner)
Sunday 10 – 17




Early bird price: 230€ + accommodation (book by 1 May 2024)

Regular price: 250€ + accommodation

Accommodation in Hostel Suomenlinna:

Accommodation at the hostel is optional. You can also arrange your own accommodation elsewhere.

All rooms at the hostel are shared, with shared toilets and showers.

HOSTEL PRICES (2 nights, per person)

2 person room: 97€

3 person room (MEN): 87€

4 person room (WOMEN): 87€

8 person room (all genders): 67€

Book your place in the workshop: Online here

Book your accommodation at the hostel: Online here


Please contact us if you have trouble booking your place!


Ruutikellari (retreat) ja Hostel Suomenlinna (optional accommodation)
Suomenlinna Sea Fortress


Karoliina Valontaival is an accredited 5Rhythms® teacher and DJ. She’s been a passionate 5Rhythms dancer since 2005. Karoliina creates a safe, grounded, and accessible space that is an invitation into the unique magic of your own dance. Her expertise in holding space and facilitating group processes is based on a wide variety of education and work experience in science, arts, and embodied practices. Her inspiring music, sensitive soulfulness, powerful presence, and gentle and intuitive guidance will enable you to discover the joy and wisdom of your body and movement.


Local Teachers

Karoliina Valontaival Helsinki   Dancing Since: 2005

“Love is not a mood but a dynamic way of being. Love is essentially the primal energy of all our emotions flowing, of really feeling and responding moment by moment, situation by situation. -Gabrielle Roth”

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Laura Andersson (Teacher In Training) Tampere   Dancing Since: 2011

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