Karhun Talo

House of the Bear

SHAMANISM AND FOLK HEALING

FINLAND

Welcome to the House of the Bear! The purpose of the House of the Bear is to create a contemporary center for the ancient practices of folk healing, folk culture, and shamanism. The center offers wellbeing services, consultations, courses, retreats, and networking possibilities for the professionals, students, and friends of all kinds. The sanctuary will be based in Joensuu and in Koli in North Karelia region in Finland. You can already now participate the courses and retreats offered by the founder Helena Karhu. The courses are offered around Finland. Helena offers also services of private consultations, ceremonies, and has her own esoteric product series. The shaman drums made in North Karelia travel around the world. Welcome to order your own drum, participate a course, or join a ceremony! The next ceremonies take place at the Kosmos Festival in Ristiina, Finland, on Saturday 27th of July, and on 3rd of August in Magnesia Festival in Helsinki, Finland.

If you are able to support the building project of Karhun Talo, House of the Bear, in Finland, you are welcome to contact Helena in the e-mail address below. Thank you for your kind support!

 
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COURSES ON SHAMANISM IN ENGLISH IN HELSINKI, FINLAND

Warm welcome to enjoy the shamanic courses taking place in Era Nova, Kasarmikatu 2, Helsinki! Courses now available also in English! These courses introduce the basic shamanic practices, and take a special focus on urban shamanism. The courses take place during:

15th -16th of February 2020: URBAN SHAMAN 1 -course on shamanism in English

Read more information about the course here.

22nd -23rd of February 2020: URBAN SHAMAN 2 – continuation course

I will translate the text about the continuation course soonest!

Looking very much forward to these courses in Helsinki! The registration portals are open, and great if you are with us!

 
Drawing by Nelli Øvre Sørensen at the Journey to the Heart of the Stone Retreat in Nötö Island, Finland.

Drawing by Nelli Øvre Sørensen at the Journey to the Heart of the Stone Retreat in Nötö Island, Finland.

 

SHAMANIC NORTH KARELIA

 with heart and nature

 for travelers

SACRED NATURAL SITES * SHAMANIC JOURNEYS * POWER PLACES * WELL-BEING * MYTHOLOGY *

* WISDOM CULTURES OF KARELIA * POWER ANIMALS * SHAMAN DRUMS

North Karelia is the sacred land of the tribe. This is the land of the poetry singers and free-spirited pagan hearts. Here you stand on the oldest bedrock of the whole Europe, giving the solid fundament to connect with nature. The ancient trees, sacred waters of the lake land, and the abundance of nature spirits invite you to connect with your heart and soul as you rest. Friend, you are welcome to connect with our nature, your nature, and enjoy our shared path.

Karhun Talo – House of the Bear – provides authentic shamanic services for travelers in North Karelia. Shamanism is over 30 000 years old tradition found within all of humanity, with purpose of living as inherent part of nature, increasing awareness, and connecting with the wisdom of the heart. North Karelia has strong shamanic roots. North Karelia provides one of the world’s most unique destinations of shamanic power places and sacred sites. The rich cultural, geological, environmental, and spiritual dimensions of North Karelia invite you to connect with the beauty of this world. 

Karhun Talo introduces you to the true essence of North Karelia by inviting you to step into the mythic, fairytale-like realm of the Karelian nature together with a local shamanic guide. The key qualities of these journeys are safety, professionalism, and joyful mind of the explorer.

Connect with the ancient essence of North Karelia region of Finland.

Friend, you are welcome.

PACKAGES FOR TRAVELLERS * SHAMANIC SESSIONS * COURSES & RETREATS * CEREMONIES

* SHAMAN DRUMS FROM NORTH KARELIA * MAGIC TOOLS

 
You have the strength and wisdom of the Ancient Pines
Lightness and flexibility of the blades of grass
— Tyyne Räsänen, grandmother of helena
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SHAMAN DRUMS FROM NORTH KARELIA

Possibility to build your own shaman drum made with North Karelian materials. Shaman drums are the ancient tools of connection with the multiple dimensions of the world. They are suitable for everybody, making you more grounded, more connected, and stronger as you are. The creative and hand-craft work to build a drum is nourishment to the whole being. If you are not used for creative work or hand-craft, you will be gently guided through the process. Anyone can do this. If you already love creative work, the shaman drum will take your creativity to the new level, as you connect with this ancient sound for rootedness or for higher energies. How will your drum look like?

These packages are in co-operation with Healing Drum / Ari Kuivalainen from Joensuu and with Louhen Polku / Jaana Louhelainen from Koli.

Karhun Talo is with you to coordinate, to assist, to translate to English, and to offer ceremony for the drums when they are ready.

Karhun Talo sells also tailor-made drums ready for you, if you prefer this option.

Ask more via: info@karhuntalo.com

Captivating teacher, who delivers from the depths of the heart. The contents of the retreat were wide-reaching. I discovered the joy and freedom of being, that everything necessary is already here and now. I feel relaxed and inspired.
— Crista
Excellent course to practice shamanic consciousness and to learn something new. Helena is magical teacher, who is able to guide everyone the way they need.
— Friend of the forest, September 2018
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HELENA KARHU

THE FOUNDER OF KARHUN TALO

 

Karhun Talo - The House of the Bear is a project initiated by Helena Karhu, M.Soc.Sc, BA. Helena is a shamanic teacher and practitioner, born in 1978 in Joensuu, Finland. She is a mother of 6-year old twins. Helena is an anthropologist doing her Ph.D. research on shamanism at the University of Eastern Finland. Helenas life project is Karhun Talo (House of the Bear), Center of Shamanism and Folk Healing, She has strong passion to bring forth the true essence of Koli as the shamanic power place of Finland, and the true Spirit of Koli.  

Helena’s main teacher is a Peruvian shaman don Oscar Miro-Quesada, who has taught Helena advanced studies in shamanic healing arts, alchemy, and magic. Helena has deep roots in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practice, and likes to incorporate the Tibetan practices into her Nordic heritage along with the Peruvian wisdom traditions. Helena’s passion is to bring forth the light-increasing, co-operative, and empowering aspects of the shamanic practice, where everyone can rest as they are, yet have freedom to become who they are.

I want to be involved to increase the trust, experience, and scientific knowledge on the possibilities of folk healing for the holistic well-being.

Besides a body, a human being consists of soul, mind, and spirit. These dimensions of consciousness have to be considered, if we like to have long, healthy, and happy human life.
— Helena Karhu
This weekend was very enlightening. I got inspired, how to continue further. Wonderfully alive shamanism and guide.
— Friend of the forest, September 2018
 

CONTACT

It is also possible to write in Finnish, Danish, Swedish or Spanish. We are based in Joensuu, North Karelia, Finland.

+358 (0)40 5148788

info@karhuntalo.com