santa claus

  Gotta Joga is a Nordic yoga application. We’d love to share with you some secrets of Scandinavian Christmas. Christmas is called joulu in Finnish (jul in Swedish, Norwegian and Danish). In the pre-Christian times the there was a 3 day celebration in December as the days started getting longer again. The word hjul coming  from ancient Viking language meaning sun… Read More


marimekko unikko red 50th anniversary

One of first memories from my childhood are from home where in every window hang curtains with Marimekko prints. We were wearing red striped long pyjamas, made out of soft cotton fabric. My bed sheets had the large poppy prints of “Unikko”. We run in forests bare feet all summer long. We swam in lakes with lukewarm… Read More


tea book candle gotta joga

We love yoga and think reading is great too. Sitting in the corner of a soft couch, keeping warm inside, the light of low raisin sun or an open fireplace, drinking a cup of tea and diving into a good book is something we Scandinavians love to do. No wonder when we have a constant source of… Read More


sonia jumps in finland summer for gotta joga yoga app

Hello there I would like to share you some of our best moments during the holidays in Finland. We were there in July when it was not super hot, yet nice to swim, play and practice yoga outside as well as enjoy the berries and other fresh food from the nature. 1. Strawberries (raspberries, blueberries and cloudberries too) You… Read More


gotta joga yoga app iphone apple salmon canapes

beautiful tastes better. I love the colours of this dish: brown, orange and green. You can try out these salmon canapés at home. Just remember to pick fresh ingredients. These canapés are great as appetizer while getting started for a dinner or as a small bite in between meals. We in Scandinavia sometimes like to use larger slices of… Read More


gotta joga yoga app apple iphone red house finland

Home sweet home or Oma Koti Onneni (in Finnish) or Hem ljuva Hem (In Swedish). The Scandinavians love to build their own houses and many of them have a summer cottage by a lake too. When we visit Finland or Sweden to see our families and friends in the summer, the visit often becomes a long tour… Read More


gotta joga yoga app apple iphone yoga tree grow

  Hanna Konola is an illustrator and artist based in Helsinki, Finland. She has an MA degree from Aalto University, Helsinki and she has also studied in Tokyo and Bergen, Norway. Hanna enjoys working with versatile projects and clients and developing her personal work. She has a love for colours and shapes and she’s talented… Read More


gotta joga yoga app apple iphone birds

Birds are in the background of Gotta Joga yoga practices. We like to practice yoga with eyes closed. Birds bring us back to nature, taking our thoughts away from the closed room we might be in. Listening to birds or other voices of the nature helps us relax, concentrate and meditate. Focus our mind on… Read More