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    Nessa is offline Sifu Nessa Kahila - Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam Finland
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    Shaolin Winter Camp 2018 venue

    Dear Shaolin family and visitors,

    here is information about the Shaolin Winter Camp 2018 venue and accommodations:

    We are happy to host the Winter Camp at the beautiful and exotic Lapland. If you have never visited Finland in winter, we warmly recommend taking the possibility now!

    The Finnish Lapland is quite different from the northern area in Sweden and Norway (Finnish Lapland borders Sweden, Norway, Russia and the Baltic Sea). There are no mountains as in the neighbouring countries, but vast arctic hills, with reindeers, wolves and other arctic animals.

    This Winter Camp is held in Inari, a town high over the arctic circle. The village of Inari is Finland’s northernmost holiday resort.

    You can reach Inari by air, arriving to the airport of Ivalo. Ivalo is a town near Inari.

    There is a very good possibility to witness the majestic Northern Lights - the Aurora Borealis.

    The course venue Vasatokka is located 10km from the village of Inari. Vasatokka is a resort with hostel-rate accommodations for those who wish to experience the true arctic nature, with very affordable prices.

    Vasatokka offers accommodation in cabins and in dormitories.
    For those arriving with a budget this is a good option.

    You can visit Vasatokka here:

    http://vasatokka.fi/inEnglish/Home/t...S/Default.aspx


    For those who wish to stay in a 3 star hotel, the Hotel Inari is a good choice.

    visitinari.fi/accommodation/hotelinari


    We are happy to help with your accommodations, and ensure a reasonable price for your stay.


    Please take note that January is a very busy tourist month in Lapland, so we strongly recommend booking your stay as early as possible!




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    We hope to see many of you in 2018,


    Nessa
    Nessa Kahila
    Shaolin Nordic Finland

    www.shaolin-nordic.com


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    Nessa is offline Sifu Nessa Kahila - Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam Finland
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    We are very happy that there has already been interest for the coming Winter Camp.

    Here is some important information about the courses and booking your stay in Vasatokka or in Hotel Inari:


    Please remember to apply for the courses before you book the hotel, since all the courses next year will be advanced courses. Just to make sure you can actually participate to the courses.

    The course dates and information will be announced next month, in May, so just hang on until then!


    If you wish to stay at Vasatokka during the courses, please contact us:

    nessa@shaolin-nordic.com
    or
    markus@shaolin-nordic.com

    We will get special rates for course participants.


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    Best wishes,

    Nessa
    Nessa Kahila
    Shaolin Nordic Finland

    www.shaolin-nordic.com


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    Nessa is offline Sifu Nessa Kahila - Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam Finland
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    Arctic Adventure

    Dear Shaolin family and friends,

    now that the course content for the upcoming Shaolin Winter Camp 2018 has been announced we are ready to take your applications.

    Please note that January is tourist season in Lapland. So if you wish to participate, we kindly ask you to book your stay as soon as possible.
    Many hotels are totally booked many months in advance.

    But if you have a little adventurous spirit and wish to experience Lapland nature and culture upclose, Vasatokka (our course venue), offers lodgings in quite reasonable prices, along with the possibility of daily meals.

    If you wish to book your stay in Vasatokka, please contact me.

    nessa@shaolin-nordic.com


    We will be posting more information on the venue and courses soon!


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    Best wishes,

    Nessa
    Nessa Kahila
    Shaolin Nordic Finland

    www.shaolin-nordic.com


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    Nessa is offline Sifu Nessa Kahila - Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam Finland
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    Hotel Inari

    Dear Shaolin family and visitors,

    although there is still time before next winter as we are currently enjoying the beginning of the summer, now is a good time to remind you of the Shaolin Winter Camp.

    We have reserved some rooms in Hotel Inari, with a special price.
    The rooms available are Standard Double room (for two persons) and Standard room single (for one).

    Hotel Inari is already almost fully booked So, if you wish to reserve a place, sooner is better than later.


    We are happy to help you with the reservations,
    don't hesitate to contact us.

    nessa@shaolin-nordic.com
    markus@shaolin-nordic.com


    Best wishes,

    Nessa

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    Nessa Kahila
    Shaolin Nordic Finland

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    Nessa is offline Sifu Nessa Kahila - Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam Finland
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    Northern survival guide

    Dear Shaolin family and visitors,


    Since there has already been applications to the Shaolin Winter Camp courses, and most of them from abroad, we decided to put together a little Northern Survival Guide for those participants coming from warmer countries, maybe for the first time to visit beautiful Finland.


    CLIMATE


    As Inari is very far north in Lapland, Finland, it is useful to know that the temperature can be very cold in winter time. January is usually the most cold of the winter months, so you can be prepared for -10 celsius to -35 celsius below zero. If it’s windy, the air is even colder.

    Another interesting fact about the northern winter is, that in Lapland the sun does not rise at all. So it is dark all the time. This is called ‘kaamos’ in Finnish language, polar night in english.
    In the south of Finland the sun does come up for a short while everyday in winter, but only for a few hours. For those not used to the darkness even in day time, it can be a new and exciting experience.

    Snow. There is usually lots of it.

    If you plan on renting a car, it’s good to have someone drive who has experience how to drive in snow. During winter you can hardly see the road, and the ice and snow can make the roads very dangerous.

    Because of this rare climate and darkness, it becomes possible to see the northern lights very well.
    It’s easier to see the northern lights away from city lights, so you can take a hike a little farther away from buildings. Just be sure not to get lost.


    HOW TO PREPARE

    So, with the cold, snow, darkness and possibly the northern lights, how should you prepare?

    Be sure to bring enough warm clothing.
    A feather lined winter jacket, winter trousers you can put on over your normal trousers, wool socks, knitted cap, cloves, good winter shoes, etc. You really can’t exaggerate.

    When you’re dressed like a little eskimo, you can go see the northern lights, take a dog sled ride, try to see some reindeers and basically just stay alive outside.


    INARI

    Inari is Finland’s largest, most sparsely populated municipality. Inari village is a small village north of Lapland. (You can reach Inari by airplane. Ivalo is the nearest airport.)
    There is a grocery store and some other basic things for your convenience in Inari, but it’s good to come well prepared.


    ACCOMMODATIONS

    Hotel Inari is situated in Inari village.
    We have reserved a few rooms for course participants:
    A single room for one (about 100€ per night)
    A double room for two (about 120€ per night)

    VASATOKKA, our course venue is located 10km from the Inari village.

    There are different accommodation choices in Vasatokka:

    Price is about 30€ per night, per person:

    A shared room with a bed, 2-3 persons per room
    A shared cabin 4-6 persons per cabin
    (the price includes linens and towels, plus a cleaning at the end)

    There is also the possibility of having meals at the course venue:

    Breakfast 7,40€
    Lunch 9,80€
    Dinner 11.80€

    The meals have to be reserved before hand.

    If you want to reserve accommodations or meals,
    please contact me:

    nessa@shaolin-nordic.com


    We are very happy to welcome you to the northern Shaolin Winter Camp!
    With the great courses we are going to have, you can join us for a once in a lifetime adventure.


    Best wishes,

    Nessa
    Nessa Kahila
    Shaolin Nordic Finland

    www.shaolin-nordic.com


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    Nessa is offline Sifu Nessa Kahila - Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam Finland
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    Shaolin Winter Camp

    Dear Shaolin family and course participants,

    as there have already been quite a few applications to the Winter Camp, we would like to offer the possibility for discounts, if you decide to come as a bigger group (maybe fellow kungfu practitioners from another country).
    So feel free to ask us, if you get a few participants together!

    If so, I would recommend booking a cabin from our course venue Vasatokka (those are for 4-6 people, about 30€ per night/per person) and getting a real arctic adventure feeling.

    Only 6 months to go! I hope everyones set practice is going well. We will be posting the first parts of a few sets this week, to get you started.


    Best wishes,

    Nessa


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    Nessa Kahila
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