Nicola

Hi, I’m Nicola Moberg

And this is my yoga studio.

It’s also my dream, my second home, and probably also my third child. 😉

It’s at least sure to say that it is my pride and my source of happiness.

And that happiness, I hope you feel it too, when you come to our small studio.

I want to warmly welcome you and I’m looking forward to meeting you in person.

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So, let me tell you a little bit about myself.

I’m a Purna Yoga teacher, a pregnancy and a postnatal yoga teacher

and a coach for natural childbirth.

For couples, I increasingly hold sessions for nurturing fertility and making pregnancy possible. This is very much close to my heart as I meet couples every day that are having trouble conceiving. If this is your case, remember you are not alone.

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Yoga for me is more than what I do, it’s who I am and it’s who I want to be in life.

Thanks to yoga, I got to know myself and I know that my life is rich in spite of the hiccups that come on my way. Thanks to yoga, I ‘ve gotten very clear on what matters to me the most in life.

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So why Purna Yoga?

I love Purna Yoga simply, because it’s all about practical tools on how you too can live a happy and a meaningful life.

Yoga has always provided me the “WHY”,

but when I got to know Purna Yoga I got my “HOW”.

Today, I’m so excited to be able to have this tool and to be able to share it with you every day in the studio.

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I also believe in you.

I believe in your ability to create your dream life with the help of practical Purna yoga practices strengthening your body and opening your heart to new levels of being.

What I also believe is that You, deserve a happy and stress-free life. And I’m willing to work for this goal with you.

Here are some highlights of my story that have brought me here.

Check them out if you are curious, and let’s meet at the studio, so we can get to know each other more.

 

  • I come from the Austrian alps, where I grew up with a feeling of not really belonging.
  • In 1994, I start to travel a lot to find something to call my own.
  • My travels take me to a spiritual center in Guatemala, where I first discover yoga in 2001.
  • My travels continue, but yoga never leaves me. I keep taking classes wherever I go: Mexico, Costa Rica, Canada, Spain.
  • Year 2003-04 in the heat of Barcelona, I finally say yes, to my first teacher training.
  • This is also, where I meet my Finnish husband. So, Barcelona pretty much sealed my destiny 😉
  • In 2007 I find myself to be pregnant and get into prenatal yoga. I experience my first childbirth and find the whole birthing process absolutely fascinating.
  • In 2009, I study at Birthlight with the founder Francoise Freedman and get certified in Perinatal yoga.
  • We move to Helsinki and in 2010 we have our second baby-girl, soon after I get to fall in love with a beautiful little studio called Purna Yoga Helsinki.
  • From the moment I enter the place, I know I have found IT. The studio founder Tove Palmgren welcomes me into her studio with arms open wide. And honestly, I feel like I’m finally home.
  • 2012, I start teaching prenatal yoga and finalize the 200-hour teacher training with Drew Scallop and Tove Palmgren.
  • In the same year I meet the founder of Purna Yoga, Aadil Palkhivala. This is a huge turning point for me to be studying the values of Purna yoga with him.
  • We were also very lucky to have him teach the 500- hour Purna yoga training in Helsinki, a man who taught the most professional yoga teachers in the world.
  • In 2017 I take over the studio and continue living my dream.
  • It’s 2021 now and the path doesn’t stop here. It feels like it’s only the beginning. And that is a beautiful feeling.

After all these years of training, teaching and growing a business, I know I will always be a student as my curiosity and my urge to give is endless. I am grateful to have found Tove Palmgren, Aadil Palkhivala and Savitri as well as many other teachers in my life who have made me who I am today.

One thing is clear to me “Never stop learning”.

Namaste,

Nicola

www.yogala.fi

Salla

My name is Salla Suomi.

In January 2020, before even entering the Purna Yoga studio for the first time, I saw myself behind that counter where the teacher wishes students welcome. It was a very inspiring image in my head, but I never had planned to do a teacher training or teach, not even then!

I started to do yoga in 2018 in Tampere where I lived back then. It instantly gave me something that I had longed for: peace. I continued practicing yoga in Helsinki when I moved in 2019. I had heard something about Purna Yoga and checked their website when I read the words, ”welcome home”. It really hit me since after my divorce in 2017 I have had this thought in my head that said ”I just want to go home”.

I started to do Purna Yoga online classes in the spring of 2020 and later also studio classes. I loved the atmosphere at the studio, the professional teachers and the love and care. Slowly the idea of doing a teacher training at Purna Yoga Helsinki started to come more and more clear into my mind. I had to do it!

In the training I started to understand what yoga really is and doing an asana practice is really a small part of that. It is meant help you to become that person who you really are.

So, I graduated as a 200-hour Purna Yoga teacher in the spring of 2021 and here I am now, ready to help YOU find back home.

Eva

Eva Kiviluoma started her yoga journey with a practice that was very body focused, until she found Purna Yoga.

Through Purna Yoga she learned that the body is but one important part of the wholeness that we are and our practice should include all parts of ourselves – after all Yoga is Union. With this understanding and the tools of Purna Yoga (Heartfull meditation, applied philosophy, nutrition and lifestyle) Eva nourishes all aspects of her life with Yoga.

Now as a 500-hour (RYT500) Purna Yoga Teacher she joyfully shares the gifts of Purna Yoga in her classes. Eva was trained personally by Tove Palmgren (2.000RYT) and Yoga Master Aadil Palkhivala, who is also a co-founder of Purna Yoga and known as the teacher of teachers.

In her classes Eva shares with you pieces from all different aspects of Yoga, which is far more than just relaxing and stretching. You will learn about the philosophy behind through fun stories, receive useful tips on nutrition and lifestyle and get to understand how your life can benefit from meditation.” www.evakiviluoma.com

Gabriel

Gabriel Maldonado comes from Chile. During his law studies in the University of Chile and traveling in India he discovered Yoga in Rishikesh, where he had the opportunity to study with Hatha Yoga teachers and get inspired. After continuous self practice in Chile and a 3 month teacher training, he decided to go back to India for further training in Rishikesh.

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Vea

Vea Vainio first started yoga in Oulu in 2007 when she was 17 years and looked for ways to support her overall-
wellbeing. Vea has danced actively since a little girl but yoga gave her something new – a feeling of deeper peace. For many years yoga ”came and went” as Vea travelled and lived in Finland and abroad.
In 2017 Vea felt a call to deepen her yoga practice. As a beautiful answer to her wish she then found
Purna Yoga Helsinki ́s happy and cozy studio and gradutated as a 200-h Purna Yoga Teacher in 2018

with the guidance of Tove Palmgren and Nicola Moberg.

”With Purna Yoga I have learned to see myself in a totally different light than before: I can actively and
positively influence the wellbeing of my body, mind and Heart by practicing Purna Yoga. I have learned
many practical tools to feel more free, light, happy, grounded and complete in this hectic world we live in.
Purna Yoga practice for me is a journey with many beautiful gifts which I am happy to share with others.
When I think of Purna Yoga and its teachers, I feel deeply thankful and joyful in my Heart.”
Vea is also educated as a Professional Dancer, an Occupational Therapist and a Yoga Teacher for
Special Needs groups. As a Dancer she works in the fields of Social and Health care and Community &
Social Arts by creating dance performances, projects and workshops. In addition to yoga, dance is for

Vea a way to express herself and to feel the most connected to her Heart.

www.veavainio.com

Pauliina

Hello, You, and welcome to my classes! Come to relax, to build strength and create openness in the body and in the mind, to hear your heart and to feel your soul sing!

My name is Pauliina Ullner Di Pietrantonio and I am a 200-hour Purna Yoga teacher. As a yoga teacher I am all ears to your needs, precise with alignment and maintain a relaxed atmosphere.

I am a big fan of alignment in life and in asana. In yoga poses, it keeps the body safe and makes the practise most effective. In the context of life, however, alignment can be about aligning your actions with your values. Yoga can also help you with this.

I have found my alignment through yoga, entrepreneurship and motherhood. In all, I can take action that matches my values. And this has made me feel complete. And as you may know, Purna means complete. So, whether you seek for alignment in asana, life or both – finding it can make you feel more like yourself.

I took my first ever yoga class in 2010 and right away felt a calling. I heard my heart whisper that this is something to explore more, to come closer to my core. So, I dabbled in various kinds of yoga to see what is under that big umbrella and came to see Purna Yoga as the place to be – to learn and teach.

To tell you a bit more about myself: I am a mother and a wife in an Italo-Finnish family. As an entrepreneur, I create presentation materials for companies and non-profits alike (www.ullnercreative.com). By the way, alignment is a big thing also in my visual design work. Go figure – there it is again! It is the path that I walk, in all its forms.

Come and find your alignment. I am happy to assist in any way I can.

Namaste.

Charlotta

My name is Charlotta Eskola and I was born in Espoo in Finland in the year 1975. I was a quite happy little girl and everyone who knew me back then remembers the particularity of me wanting to hug and embrace everyone, even strangers!

When some years ago I found Purna Yoga, I immediately connected to that same feeling I had as a child – to connect to people, to embrace them and share the immense feeling of love. That’s how I knew that I wanted to teach Yoga.

I graduated from the Purna Yoga College in the year 2019 as a 200-h Purna Yoga teacher.

But all the years before that?

After High school I wanted to see the world. I travelled to many places and loved meeting all kinds of people. Most of my time I spent in Italy, were I found the passion for Yoga through the great master in Sivananda Yoga, Pasquale D`adami. I am still truly grateful to him for his teachings.

In Italy I also found my future husband. Together we chose the path of creativity, and later we found ourselves designing jewelry for our own company Lorukoru while taking care of 3 beautiful kids.

Creativity has always been an important part of my life and that is why I admire the Mother, who continued the work of Sri Aurobindo in the Ashram of Pondicerry. The Mother says: ”Art and Yoga has in the center the same principle. The aim is to come conscious in both. You need to see and feel something beyond the ordinary vision and feeling to go within and carry out from there deeper things.”

Yoga completed my life. I am now happy to be able to share the path and beauty of Yoga. In the same way as I once was blessed with this sacred knowledge through my great masters Pasquale D`adami in Italy and Tove Palmgren in Finland.

”All life is Yoga” and the best part is that the path of Yoga has only started!

www.lorukoru.com

Ulla

Hi, I’m Chia-Fang Wu, but you can also call me Ulla, it’s easier to be pronounced and remembered.  🙂

I am from Taiwan and have resided in Finland for several years. As an introvert person with social anxiety, it is yoga helps me to open up myself and embrace the warmth of the world.

Pure, genuine, caring, and persistent, are the feedbacks from students about their yoga practices with me. If we haven’t met yet, welcome to join my class and let us communicate with each other through yoga to unwind your body, mind, and soul.

Hope to see you in class!

Namaste. 

 

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