As snow covers Finland, the land of 187,888 lakes, nature braces itself for yet another cycle of deep frost and piercing gusts of northern winds. As do people: we gather around warmth and work on our arts, crafts and other tricks aimed for the sweet summer shenanigans, the time when we shed our winter cocoons and go back to the forest to play music and dance.
Kosmos Festival is a gathering of a wide variety of people. Hypnotic techno shakes hands with freaky suomisoundi. The chill stage has been one of the biggest successes every year. Not a day goes by without next level drum’n’bass or breakbeat. We try not to call any stage ’main’, but as a result of natural force, the psy-forest-womb that is Vortex stage is the beating heart of the dancing Kosmos, showcasing a stylish, strong lineup that is hand picked for the deep forest setting.
Located in the beautiful Finnish countryside, the road to Kosmos is an experience in itself. After a 2-3 hour drive from our nations capital, Helsinki, you will arrive in the lake
district of Finland where a couple of extra days around the festival for relaxation would not go amiss. The locals are delighted to see festival people around the area, and it is always a great idea to test the local delicacies of family bakeries and farms.
The festival itself provides three days of music, art, workshops, circus, damn fine woods, sweet crazy beautiful people and some of the best festival food around. Tickets usually sell quite fast, so it is suggested to catch them while you can. Camping in the area is a lot of fun, with a lake at walking distance and, of course, the Finnish Sauna.
Kosmos is a family grown around the best beats and squelches we know of. It is an extension to, or a fruit, of life long friendships. We are borne of a very special dance culture, and we would like to welcome You all to share it with us in Kosmos Festival 2022!
In this workshop we make handcrafts and various decorations from natural materials. Discover your inner creativity and decorate yourself and your environment with things like flowers, hay, cones and canes. You will get tips how to make for example fairy wings and wreaths, but only your own ingenuity is the limit for creations. The workshop is suitable for both adults and children.
Improvised movement or dance expression, in physical contact with one or more people. We will practice connection, touch, weight transfer, movement dynamics and jamming freely
Self Empowerment with Minimalism is an approach of enhancing quality of life by empowering the self through a philosophy called minimalism. Australian born seeker Sam has developed his own and unique approach to minimalism over many years of deep thought and research. Sam will offer some background information on this topic, including some practical steps of how you can begin or continue developing your own journey toward empowering yourself with this unique philosophy.
Drag artist Gaylien 2000 will host a playful Kosmos Vogue fashion show representing the most stunning festival style of Kosmos. Design your own outfit in advance, present it to the audience and win a ticket to next year’s Kosmos! There will be room for ten participants, enroll on the list on Solar Temple from 16.00. No genre boundaries, no facts, being awesome matters! The winner will be chosen based on the volume of applause given by the audience, so include your own support team as well.
The workshop is carried out through singing, movement and meditative work. The songs feature modern and urban electronic music with shamanistic mantras and exorcisms, as well as a ring drum. Movement, dance, voice and body work allow flow of emotions that vibrate the emotional locks and ground your body and mind. Body contact with a friend is present but not mandatory. You can also participate by sitting quietly with your eyes closed if you want. You can also bring your own drum if you wish.
Electric Asana is a combination of movement and music. There are no rules or choreography in this class. The aim is to liberate yourself and move like nobody’s watching. Let the music release you and free your mind. The lesson is taught by techno-loving yoga teacher Henna Heimonen, who has more than 20 years of experience in body-mind classes. We are privileged to hear a very special DJ set from the esteemed DJ Korento.
We’ll cover what everybody should know about cryptocurrencies, their fundamental differences to traditional money, possibities and risks. What’s the differences between bitcoin & others? Why is it really important to understand digital identity? Finally, why all central banks are developing their own cryptos? I’ve been following and studying these areas for many years and currently working on them as well. The talk will not focus on investing or profits.
Take a dive into the world of snakey fusion bellydance! Tribal Fusion opens you up, brings your body and mind together and lures out your inner goddess. We start with a soft warm-up, learn some basic movements and finish with a little magical choreography. Workshop is guided by Laura Luna, who runs her own danceschool Studio Bastet in Helsinki.
Interview and panel discussion about becoming an artist. How to begin doing art from scratch? What tools or techniques to use? How to learn the necessary skills? Where to find inspiration? 3 artists of different fields (Sound/visual/performing) tell their story from start of their career to this day and share the wisdom they have gathered along the journey. After interviews there will be panel discussion with the audience.
Macrame workshop- an opportunity to disconnect from the daily routine, stop for a moment and reconnect with an ancient art that will provide you a therapeutic meditative moment. At the workshop we learn the basic macrame knots and prepare a little macrame work according to your level of competence from beginner to master. This little macrame work you will be able to use on the festival like bottle holder, key holder or friendship bracelet to take with you or give to a friend as a memory. In this workshop we use only recycled and 100% biodegradable cotton thread as a material for not to bourden nature and our globe.
Authentic Movement is a deep and rich practice that explores being present in this moment from the perspective of the body. The practice includes free unrestricted movement, observing another moving human being in a non-judgemental way and translating your own experiences into words. The workshop is suitable for anybody interested in bodily exploration and play, mindfulness and researching different uses for Authentic Movement. No previous experience on the practice is needed to participate.
Introduction to Tibetan Medicine/Sowa Rigpa. Sowa Rigpa is one of the oldest living healing tradition still not so well known in the west. It’s a complete and unique medical system that includes a abundant philosophical structure and chapters of anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnosis, pharmacopeia, external theraphies subtle anatomy, diet, lifestyle and much more. Lecture will give you a basic understanding of the traditional art of healing in simple and easy to understand way.
We are not human beings, we are human becomings – You are a holobiont, a fractal representation of self-similar evolution, a product of emergent intelligence, an ultimate prototype of orchestrated specialization. Understanding the fundamental fabric of reality creates the foundations for accessing deeper structures for becoming an intergalactic being all the way from the microcosm to the macrocosm.
Ecstasy, or more specifically 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), is a well-known substance among ravers. The effects often include social openness as well as feelings of closeness and lovingness, which is why the benefits of this substance have been an area of interest in the therapeutical context for decades. Are the positively experienced feelings always a good thing? In this lecture we ponder about the downside of the “lovingness” experienced under the influence of MDMA.
In this workshop we craft pussy by folding paper. The aim is to learn a unique new skill and to reflect on one’s own approach to the theme through crafts. What kind of feelings does the workshop evoke? Laughter, joy, shame, discomfort, pride, the joy of success? Before folding, participants are encouraged to write a wish / aphorism on origami paper. When the origami is ready, you can either keep it as a keepsake for yourself or give it to a festival friend!
Find joy and integration through poetry! In this writing and performance workshop we will
engage in ways of expressing otherworldly experiences and emotive natural phenomena
together through our own written and spoken words. After any psychedelic journey, safely and verbally sifting through the experience is key. Poetry expands and extends beyond our usual understanding of language, and the potential to put our minds into words is endless. Bring your own previously written work along too, if you like!
Lecture about the equipment and programs needed for the VJ hobby, and introduction to the production and acquisition of video material. Also insight and tips about gigs and different ways to play video to the beat of the music.
When the cosmos crashes down on you or you’re just feeling uncomfortable among the festivities, you’ll find calm and sober support at Kotilo’s care tent. But how do you create safe and allowing space for such experiences, and how can you foster it for your own expeditions?
Crisis worker and Kotilo veteran Hannu Loimo holds a participatory lecture where every voice is welcome to partake.
Welcome to the UV -PAINT JOURNEY! How does it feel to be each others’ art piece? How does it feel to be touched, and touch another and leave a mark? How does it feel to release the control of the outcome? The facilitators Loimu Satakieli and Renegade Braun are artists with variety of mediums such as music, emotional embodiment and visual expression. Come explore and shine the rest of the night as a unique creature of connection.
A workshop on shades, pitfalls and opportunities of psychedelic experiences. Why are some wondrous, others nightmarish? How to trip with skill and style, to return home with a little something? Come find out together!
The workshop is organized by Timo Komulainen and Ville Huuskonen of Psykedeelisen sivistyksen liitto ry. It involves group work and is held is Finnish.
More on the association: https://sivistysliitto.fi/indexen
Collaborative workshop where you get an introduction to improvisational music-making in a safe environment, in the warm embrace of the backing band ‘Häzling’. In addition to traditional band instruments, the workshop features various percussions such as djembes and all kinds of wooden and metallic noise-makers. You don’t need previous musical experience, and it’s ok to join and leave the workshop at any time. We will warmly invite all festival people to share the joy of music with us!
How can love be a spiritual path? What can tantra offer to eroticism and relationships? How can increasing pleasure and happiness also lead us to discover the universal consciousness? In this lecture you will learn some of the fundamental tantric attitudes and practical ways towards fulfilment in love and lovemaking. The lecture is kept by a tantric couple who are on this journey for more than 10 years, practicing and teaching together in several festivals and workshops.
Kosmos Healing Area has their own Facebook page!
In this workshop we will sink into a state of trance by using a special breathing technique and shaman drumming. Emotions that no longer serve us will be released through crying, shouting, shaking… The journey may involve visual messages and bodily experiences. Instructor Jutta Toivonen has studied various healing methods in Peru and Finland and used Breathwork in significant healing processes. Bring a yoga mat and something to cover the eyes. Do not come drunk or intoxicated.
Join us for a grounding and nourishing ceremony with the heart-opening plant medicine Theobroma cacao. Through meditation, mindfulness and ritual, you will be led on a journey of self-reflection and conscious community connection. The focus of our short ceremony will be on the themes of gratitude, love and peace. Facilitated by Nicole Flora Cramer – a mental health advocate, movement teacher and metamorphosis coach with a passion for creating safe spaces to facilitate healing and transformation.
The concept of Emotional Alchemy derives from the tradition of nondual tantra that views all emotions as pure flow of energy. In this workshop we will explore the keys to emotional alchemy, including somatic awareness and an ability to experience emotions in a raw and unfiltered manner. We move beyond the judgment of emotions as good or bad and instead approach them with openness, curiosity and radical acceptance. We will also discuss the universal needs of which emotions serve as indicators.
Calling all creatures, humans, monkeys, mermaids and psychonauts to land back on our beautiful spaceship Earth on Saturday morning! We’ll do the grounding via Hatha Yoga – techniques. “HA” – the Sun in Sanskrit, “THA” – Lunar energy. As we say goodbye to the night and salute the Sun we’ll balance our energies and align our body, mind, senses and heart using breathing techniques, meditation and physical asana practice. Bring something to drink, a mat, and a blanket or comfy clothes.
This workshop is an introduction to Non Violent Communication and its core essence: self-compassion. NVC is based on the idea that essentially we are compassionate creatures that live in a culture of domination, control and scarcity. NVC is a pathway to unlearning the language of judgments, analysis, labels, blame and lack of self-empathy, and reconnecting with ourselves and each other. Kaisa Käärmemaa, artist and workshop facilitator, holds a safe space to express your feelings and needs.
In this session you will have the opportunity to dive deep or fly high depending on your own intention. Leigh Ewin is an experienced breathwork facilitator who will be holding space for this experience. The techniques used are rhythmic breathing and small pauses that create sublime experiences and sensory feelings and connections. We are bathed in electronic music to enhance the sensory experience and ground the session.
How does it feel to be truly connected to your center, your own body and to other people?
In our workshop you get to try beginner friendly tantric exercises that gently guide you to be more present, more grounded in your body and to experience deeper connection. Connection that brings us closer to ourselves and to each other. In this space we can be, feel, experience and grow safely. And that is a beautiful place to begin the Kosmos journey! Come and open yourself to the connection.
We combine music and bodywork to create a magical healing space for all to attend and let go. We play medicine music from different traditions. The songs are easy to join in with singing or rhythms. We offer short, calming personal bodyworks by multiple individuals with healing skills. I allow myself to feel everything, I allow myself to release everything. Om, om, om.
Cleanse and balance the body and mind through a combination of movement, asanas, voice vibration, breathwork and meditation. In this workshop we release tension stuck in our system, whether in physical, emotional or mental form. We activate the body, balance our energies and calm the mind. Mindful practices help us connect with our center – with who we are without the noise from the mind and surroundings. Move, make sound, breathe, and just be.
At this ritualistic yoga & movement practice we tune into our bodies through guided meditation, breathwork and movement to find our hidden power of enjoyment and self-healing abilities.
This is a transformational journey to align with our spirit and wild and raw nature. No experience in yoga or ritualistic practices is required. The practice is hosted by artist and psychonaut yogi Elsi Valeriana, who channels her knowledge of esoteric arts & sciences to support the wellbeing of the practitioners.
Psychic healing is a purposeful intervention to help us find clarity so that healing can begin from within ourselves. If you are searching for a new direction in life or are struggling to find answers to complex questions, psychic healing may help. Sam offers gentle and empathic healing sessions with the use of divination, crystals and reiki. His gifts have been developed and confirmed over 20 years of clairvoyance (psychic sight) and clairsentience (psychic feeling).
Open up your body and mind to fully immerse yourself in the magic of Kosmos with all of your senses. This series of asanas, breathing practice and small moments of mindfulness will put you in the center of your being, ready to boogie and safely journey through the dancefloors!
Come with your partner, friend or just by yourself to release oxytocin by stretching, yoga and massage done in pairs. This will be followed by shamanistic drumming, sound healing and complete relaxation. Our couple yoga sessions have the best of both worlds: science and yogic energy. Together we teach couples to communicate via touch and body work, and create a safe space to relax the muscles and nervous system.
In this workshop you will be cherished, cleansed and grounded. Drumming, calm words and soothing singing shall lead you into a mystical trance and help you turn within. The intention is to bring the great power of our souls closer to our remembering, to find out why our energy is special, why it is to cherish and shine! Maybe even leave some old patterns in the past and heal. Subtle touches of pure care will be shared if that feels good. You are welcome to move your body and sing along.
Come join me in a hand balance workshop, lift your practice to another level and turn yourself upside down! You will learn the drills for hand balancing and the skills to control your body. We will start by waking up your core and strengthening the upper body and hands. Practice can be adjusted to your level so you don’t need any prior experience in hand balances. At the end we will unwind with some restorative poses. All you need to join is an open and playful mind!
Deepen your backbend practice and get a strong and flexible body! Backbends energize and clarify our body and mind. You will learn different techniques to increase flexibility and strength and start safely working towards poses like the bridge, camel, pigeon and splits. At the same time you will get a full yoga practice that ends with some restorative poses and relaxation. No prior experience needed – you can practise at your own level. Bring a yoga mat and a playful mind!
In this workshop we massage each other. Everyone gives and gets a 45-minute massage focusing on the back and shoulders but not forgetting the rest of the body either. Suitable for anyone who needs some deep relaxation.
Join us in a fascinating journey towards a deeper heart connection! Once rooted firmly in our body and soul, we connect with other travelers, discovering the fulfilling network of hearts and expanding together into the kosmos. This workshop is for everyone who wants to learn to be their authentic selves and discover the spiritual dimension of life. Practices are both introspective and contacting others through eyes and gentle touch. No nudity or sexual contact. Do not come drunk or intoxicated.
Warm welcome to step into your unique flow within this 1,5h yoga class. We will do a holistic yoga practice including asana, pranayama and meditation. The flow builds from the ground up towards the sky. We move through each asana group addressing all of the chakras (energy centers of the body). After this class you will feel rooted in your essence and ready to hit the dance floor with refreshed energy!
Welcome to our neo-shamanistic ritual calling on the four primary elements. An electro-organic musicscape to the ritual will be conjured by Vala Shai (Jussi Aav, Sini Koskelainen). After the ritual rope artist Tinttu Henttonen will host a Shibari-workshop teaching basic rope techniques in a playful and meditative atmosphere. You can take part in the exercises according to your own wishes respecting boundaries. Ropes can be borrowed or you can bring your own.
Kiia Taika is an Aquatic, Holistic & Shamanic healer. She offers deeply relaxing water therapy Janzu, allowing a transformational rebirth experience on the lake. You will be held, moved and massaged in the water with love. This allows you to flow into different states of consciousness, a meditative journey of pure being. The flow of the water helps to release muscular tension enabling emotional blocks to be released. Aquatic healing leaves you with a deep feeling of rebirth, joy and liberation.
Hey there Kosmos people! My name is Tiuku and I am a holistic therapist and energy healer.
I’m offering energy and gua sha healings, indian head massage and intuitive card readings during the festival, so feel free to stop by! Looking forward to our wonderful experience together.
I am happily offering you a relaxing moment with a healing foot massage based on Reflexology and Acupressure. This relaxing foot massage is a great relief against stress, anxiety, sleeping problems and many more. You can also choose:
– Psycho Zone- foot massage
– Extra lymphatic stimulation (immunity system, metabolism, stress)
– Indian head massage (headaches, neck/upper back pain, sleeping problems)
Hello dear Kosmos Family! I welcome you to take some quiet time to relax and reload:
– Finnish trad. bone setting/kalevalainen jäsenkorjaus (issues with physical body? Safe and painless!)
– Meridian massage (deeply relaxing and stress relieving, balancing nervous system in a gentle way)
– Indian head massage (sweet and gentle massage for upper body)
Thai massage is a holistic form of treatment for the mind and body. It is done at floor level with clothes on and uses massaging touch, stretches and movement. It is influenced by Eastern philosophy and practices, which the masseur can display in their quality of movement, touch and presence. Open up your body to receive the music deeper within and to be freer in dance!
PLEASURE ROOTED PRESENCE & RESONANCE on Saturday at Healing Area.
In this playground we explore the emotions and sensations in the bodymind through the means of meditation & playfulness. We intend to allow ourselves to feel the pleasure of simply being alive. From the pleasure-rooted state we explore what is alive in the present moment & express it through the voice and movement of our bodies. The facilitator Loimu Satakieli is a music pedagogue & artist with a variety of mediums such as music, emotional embodiment and visual expression.
Have you thought about trying yoga? Or maybe it has been a while since you were on the mat. Come join us for a simple yet energizing yoga class that is just for males. Beginner friendly and all levels are welcome.
Ask anything about the festival from the Info-Point! There you can also charge your phone. Info is open: Thu 19-23, Fri 10-22, Sat 10-22, Sun 10-17
If hurt or injured, visit the 24-hour medical service.
Kotilo’s safe space offers a calming presence and confiden- tial support in case of difficult experiences or moments of feeling lost among the festivities.
First check the Info-point. All valuable items that is found after the festival will be delivered to Suomen Löytötavarapiste.
Please keep the forest clean! Leave nothing behind! Make sure any glass bottles will stay in one piece. In addition to the environment, please look after yourself. If it rains, stay warm and when it shines, hydrate and shield yourself from the sun.
Kosmos Festival site is located in the Närhilä Village in Ristiina, in the middle of the lakes of beautiful, forest-rich Eastern Finland. Exact location Raitinpurontie, 52510 Ristiina, Finland.