Feel Good Garden

The ethereal well-being area of the Funky Elephant festival, Feel Good Garden, includes a wide scale of programme and performances on both days while offering a holistic relaxation for both your mind and body. Welcome to enjoy and spend time there in the concept of togetherness! There will also be a wood-heated sauna on the area, which anyone can use by paying a separate fee. Mellow steams and summer cottage atmosphere in urban environment are offered by Alvarin Sauna.

Saturday, Sept. 9th

15:00 Opening Ceremony
15:15 Taru of Hearts (Love Poems)
15:30 Simon Yearwood (open floor dance)
16:30 DJ Illuvial
17:30 Funky Yoga (Mila Laine)
18:00 Zoltán Lakner LIVE
18:45 Juicy Naurujooga (Henna Länsipää www)
19:45 Maisa Tikka & Keiju (Keijo Koskenharju) LIVE
20:45 Aliisa Aurora LIVE
22:00 Mysterose Garden LIVE
23:00 Ultimate chillout

Sunday, Sept. 10th

13:00 Acro Yoga -jamit (Circus Johku)
15:00 Julia Adal
15:30 Yoga for Families (Veera Koivaara)
16:20 Dog Dance Show (Nadja Böckerman & Flow)
17:00 Capoeira Roda
18:00 DJ Funky Ville
18:50 Closing Ceremony

Taru of Hearts

After the opening ceremony, the Saturday afternoon programme at Feel Good Garden holds love poems by Taru of Hearts, freely expressed open floor dance full of love, joy, presence and consciousness by Simon Yearwood as well as the deejay set by DJ Illuvial focusing on British electronic music and especially funky chilled out drum’n’bass. After that you will have a possibility to join the special Funky Yoga sessions of Mila Laine.

The evening then again starts with the hypnotic music performance by hang drummer Zoltán Lakner. After you have freed your mind in the hilarious Juicy Laughter Yoga sessions with Henna Länsipää (www), expect to hear atmospheric live music from the astral folk artist Maisa Tikka along with the percussionist Keijo Koskenharju, singer-songwriter Aliisa Aurora with her traditional music traveling through different times and parts of the world as well as Mysterose Garden known of their enchanting soundscapes.

For all the participants of yoga sessions: bring your own yoga mat and water bottle!

Zoltán Lakner

Sunday at the Feel Good Garden will start with the Acro Yoga sessions by Circus Johku combining elements from acrobatics and yoga. The live performer of the day will be Julia Adal (listen in SoundCloud) who plays acoustic soul. After that the afternoon continues with the empathic Yoga for Families by Veera Koivaara, who invites all the children from 4-11 years old to explore the world of yoga and fairytales along with their parents. Other highlights in the garden will be the dog dance performance of Nadja Böckerman and Flow the Dog as well as the open and interactive capoeira roda sessions taking place before DJ Funky Ville takes over the turntables with his music selections and the closing ceremony of the area.

The Feel Good Garden is hosted by our lovely feel good mamas Alina and Amaterasu.