Aksana and Antti this adventurous couple has worked in the great outdoors for 20 years. They have filmed their trips, written hundreds of articles, and based on their outdoor experience they have been involved in the product development of outdoor supplies.
Antti is a professional photographer and guide who particularly focuses on outdoor photography. He has done photography for advertising for a number of large enterprises. He also owns his own
brand Kurola Photography, making it possible to express his artistic impressions of the beauty of nature. Antti’s images have been used to decorate a number of hotels and he has held a number of photography exhibitions. The Finnish Post Office has also used his pictures for its stamps. Antti has a photography gallery at his work premises.
Aksana organises yoga trekking and retreats all over Lapland and at her home in Sierijärvi, Tuulenpesä Home Farm.
Nature provides content for Aksana’s tales, the treks she organises, yoga practice and training sessions.
Nature with its fantastic diversity, delicious wild food made from natural produce, yoga, meditation, ease of breathing, yoga treks, husky sled rides, and meeting lovely people are the things they love most about their work.
“It is wonderful to be able to offer unforgettable experiences for people visiting Lapland. Seeing how we give people so many happy moments makes us happy.”
Aksana’s own yoga experiences started back in 1991 and she has worked as a full-time yoga teacher for around five years. Her special focus is on yoga therapy.
Perhaps the greatest and most significant learning processes for Aksana have been obtained from spending long times alone in the wilderness. The wilderness facilitates a deepening of life’s levels: to feel, comprehend and internalise.
“The most important and intrinsic learning I have received is listening to my own heart. Time needs to be reserved for taking a moment to stop and feel the strength of presence and internal wisdom.
Through my own misfortunes, thankfulness, leniency, resilience, loving oneself as one is and the power of focusing on life’s positive sides have become significant issues.”
We hope that our paths will one day cross and we can head towards a balanced, prosperous life, and the life that suits you best – or perhaps experience an unforgettable moment on your trip to Lapland.
The fantastic experiences we feel are important and unique are precisely what we want to share with others.