Events

Photo exhibition: Albma olbmot – Real People

The Sámi Museum Siida’s temporary photograph exhibition “Albma olbmot – Real People” displays Pekka Sammallahti’s black-and-white portraits of people living in the north, showing them in their everyday surroundings. The time span is seven decades, starting from the 1960s. The exhibition focuses on people living on the Teno River and its river system, but there are also portraits from Inari, Enontekiö, Sodankylä, Kaaresuvanto, Gällivare and the Varanger and Alta fjords, etc. The title reflects the rather common custom of indigenous peoples of calling themselves real people.

Pekka Sammallahti is especially known for his work for Sámi languages and culture. He is an emeritus professor at the University of Oulu and still an active promoter of the Sámi languages. Sammallahti is best known for his dictionaries of several Sámi languages. He grew up in Helsinki but has lived half of his life in Vetsikko, Utsjoki. Sammallahti has been an enthusiastic photographer since the 1950s, and he inherited his love for the art from his grandmother, photographer Hildur Larsson from Rovaniemi. His brother, Pentti Sammallahti, is an internationally renowned photographer. Pekka Sammallahti has displayed his photography in solo exhibitions in Inari (2013), Rovaniemi (2015), Oulu (2015) and Hetta (2016) and participated in group exhibitions in Munich (2011), Paris (2011), Helsinki (2016) and Kuopio (2016). In addition, Sammallahti’s photographs have been at display at the Kuusamo Nature Photo Festival (2015) and the nature photography event Camera Borealis in Inari (2016). Of his books, the most notable one is the work “Tuulessa roihuaa maa” (Tammi 2017), which he published together with Antti Haataja; the book was granted a special mention in the 2017 Nature Book of the Year.

The exhibition has been curated by Marja Helander. Helander is a renowned photographic artist, who has also created short films in the past few years. The exhibition has been produced by the Sámi Museum Siida.

Arctic Light – Meditation & Gentle Yoga Retreat

Get ready to immerse yourself in the most magical arctic experience of 2021 as you step into the tranquil, restorative space of these once in a lifetime yoga retreats in Lapland! Every part of this retreat will invigorate your body and relax your mind taking you to a state of profound relaxation as well as renew your creativity and passion for life.
Meditation & Yoga Retreats aim to concentrate on very gentle yogic practices and meditation to allow the body to fully rest and reset. One of the biggest National Parks in Finland is right on our retreat centers doorstep – Between our sessions you can either take a little hike or simply relax and soak in the beauty that surrounds you.
You can also relax and detox your body in a traditional finnish sauna, while listening to the blissful purifying silence that surrounds us in the North.
Accommodation takes place in a beautiful, premium log Chalet Skabma. This year accomodation is only possible either in a private room or can be shared with your friend or a family member.
Your Teacher Riina Laitinen will guide you to the depths of yoga practice in a safe, gentle environment and make sure that you’re experience with us will be as relaxing as possible.
PRICE for a Private Double Room – 895e
PRICE for a Shared Double Room – 745e
(Only with a friend or a family member)
Skabma has 6 gorgeous double rooms that will be filled in the order of registration. For any additional information or bookings visit our website or get in touch via email at riina@ivaloyoga.com.

Arctic Light – Meditation & Gentle Yoga Retreat

Get ready to immerse yourself in the most magical arctic experience of 2021 as you step into the tranquil, restorative space of these once in a lifetime yoga retreats in Lapland!

Soak up the last of the glorious summer during one of the most breath-taking seasonal changes in the Arctic Circle in August. Every part of this retreat will invigorate your body and relax your mind taking you to a state of profound relaxation as well as renew your creativity and passion for life.

Our Meditation & Yoga Retreats aim to concentrate on very gentle yogic practices and meditation to allow the body to fully rest and reset. One of the biggest National Parks in Finland is right on our retreat centers doorstep – Between our sessions you can either take a little hike or simply relax and soak in the beauty that surrounds you.

You can also relax and detox your body in a traditional finnish sauna, while listening to the blissful purifying silence that surrounds us in the North.

Our delicious meals will be cooked from local, self-collected goods as much as possible. In Lapland the land provides people with a big part of our dietary, including different berries, mushrooms, fresh, free fish from clean lakes – and this will be present in our menu too.
Vegetarian and vegan options will be offered, just let us know your dietary requirements in advance.
Accommodation takes place in a beautiful, premium log Chalet Skabma. This year accomodation is only possible either in a private room or can be shared with your friend or a family member.

PRICE for a Private Double Room – 895e
PRICE for a Shared Double Room – 745e
(Only with a friend or a family member)
Skabma has 6 gorgeous double rooms that will be filled in the order of registration.

Your Teacher Riina Laitinen will guide you to the depths of yoga practice in a safe, gentle environment and make sure that you’re experience with us will be as relaxing as possible.

Get in touch via email on riina@ivaloyoga.com and read more from our website – We are looking forward to share the magic of Lapland together in the summer of 2021.