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Minna Vainikka

Astanga Led

Everybody can practice yoga. This is Minna’s deep belief which she wants to share with the world.Through breath and movement, yoga has been a steady anchor in her life. It started as a small interest, over ten years ago, when she joined her first ashtanga yoga class in Finland. Only years later, after starting a daily Mysore practice with Claudia Pradella at Ashtanga Yoga Amsterdam, a new dimension of practice opened to her. It changed into a deeper inner exploration.


Yoga touched upon big moments and shifts in her life. She moved across countries and continents and got the chance to meet teachers that inspired her. After joining Claudia’s Yoga Teacher Training in 2015, she had the opportunity to go to Mysore to practice with Sharath Jois. A few years later in Rome, she met Lino Miele with whom she had an instant connection. Lino has been an integral part of deepening her practice and maintaining clear mind while going through health issues, daily stress and hectic lifestyle. 


Not long ago, she found herself in Colorado, discovering the teachings from Annie Pace. With her presence and vast knowledge, Minna felt she had arrived in authentic source of the ashtanga lineage. Annie made a big impact on her inner experience and devotion. She learned much more about alignment and breathing and returned to practice with her several times. Inspired by all these encounters, she is now studying at The Yoga Therapy Institute in Amsterdam. She loves the approach of how it integrates traditional yogic concepts and techniques with Western medical and psychological knowledge.


‘Yoga is so powerful; it can be transformative and healing. It makes you stronger and braver. Practice gives me joy. And this joy, is what I want to share when teaching.’



All workshops

The Heart Retreat (100-Hour training)

With Satya Katiza & Kevin Sahaj

Starting on 02 August 2021

This training is fully booked. To join the waiting list, please email academy@delightyoga.nl. A very unique opportunity for dedicated yoga practitioners looking for further guidance and inspiration in their practice: a 10-days retreat guided by Satya Katiza and Kevin Sahaj at  D'Alijo Yoga Retreat Centre in beautiful green Northern Portugal. You will have the opportunity to deepen into the yoga that is most suited to your individual needs. It can be followed individually or in combination with the Advanced Teacher Training

€ 150 € 1.050

The Mind Retreat (100-Hour training)

With Satya Katiza & Kevin Sahaj

Starting on 14 August 2021

A unique opportunity to dive within the Infinite Universe of the Mind: a 10 day silent retreat, by Satya Katiza and Kevin Sahaj at D'Alijo Yoga Retreat Centre in Portugal. We will investigate the Mind as true scientists within our own laboratory. The philosophical ground of practice will be based on non-dual practices, Buddhism, and Tantra. It can be followed individually or in combination with the Advanced Teacher Training.

€ 150

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