Asahi Moves Me -
Let It Move You


Dates and times may change. Please check this schedule regularly!

MILWAUKEE, WI July 14-16
Asahi workshop & teacher training 

More info coming soon! In cooperation with the Finnish-American Society of Milwaukee

MADISON, WI July 17-18
Asahi workshop& possible teacher training 

More info coming soon!

DULUTH, MN July 26 - 29, 2023
Asahi Nordic at Duluth FinnFest  

Beginning Teacher training July 26-27 ($395 for certification)
register here
Workshop Thursday July 27
FinnFest registration open now: Register here

MARQUETTE, MI  Aug 26-Sept 3

Events every day all week on campus, in the parks, on the beaches, at the Farmer's Market, at the YMCA, in care facilities & schools

Aug 26 at 12 noon EST
FinnFest virtual webinar: "Sitting Is Killing Us! And How the Asahi Nordic Health Method can come to the rescue!

 Asahi Head Trainer Margaret Vainio demonstrates easy ways to prevent the negative impact of sitting too much and how this can create a savings in federal spending. Finland has foreseen this growing health threat and has made it part of the government's high priorities to get people moving. Asahi is an inexpensive and effective way to do just that!!

Open Classes at Marquette Senior Center

Mondays & Fridays at 10:30 am,
address: W Spring St, 49855 Marquette, MI,
Teacher: Donald Bode, phone: +1(906)236-0960

Registration open: NMU Asahi class in Marquette MI
Sign up for fall term 2023 (Free tuition for people 62 +

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 - 11:50 am,
Asahi health exercise class on the Northern Michigan University curriculum. Teacher: Marsha Lucas. registration required or Call Christy Johnson +1(906) 227 2528

Asahi at the Brulé  YMCA 

Contact Asahi teacher Rachel Berglund: (906)227-9248 or email:

Open Asahi Classes Tuesdays & Thursdays

Tuesdays at 2:00 pm at Powell Twp. Hall, 103 Bensinger St , Big Bay
Thursdays at 3:00 pm at the Thunder Bay Inn, 400 Bensinger, Big Bay
Teacher: Jill Bevins, phone: +1(906)361 9599

New Open Asahi class on Tuesdays  at 11 am

Address: Cornrestone Fellowship Chursh, 1101 E. Colorado Ave, Urbana, IL, 61801,
Teacher: Carol Curtis (217)278 9187 call for more information!

Replay of 26 Aug & 31 Aug (2022): Asahi Nordic on Marquette's TV 6 WLUC Morning News

Here are links to the replay of the TV programs:  
AUG 26:

And AUG 31:

Don Bode, Marsha Larson and Margaret Vainio demonstrate Asahi Nordic and discuss its health benefits, with an emphasis on the importance of regular practice. 

Request a workshop in your area!

Online Asahi C-level teacher training course 

Learn anywhere in the world to become an Asahi teacher
Certification USA: $395 Europe: 395€
Sign up and register here

Private Zoom sessions Online

Price per hour $55  Ask more or sign up by email

Watch this video of
Asahi filmed by Maria Milovic in Rhodes, Greece


How Asahi has changed these people's lives

Martin Uhlrich,  Germany

I felt clumsy my whole life, until I started to practice Asahi. Now, through Asahi practice, I have more strength, balance, and a new, relaxed way of moving! 

Maria Arka,  Greece

I fell in 2020 injuring my left shoulder, fracturing some ribs and twisting my ankle.  I was in a lot of pain, but ten days after the accident I returned to our Asahi group with my arm in a sling and did just as much as I could without aggravating the injuries. Asahi’s pumping movements helped to speed the healing. I could see improvement with every Asahi session. The physical therapist said my recovery was quite dramatic. Only three months later my husband and I became Greece’s first Asahi instructors!

Nikos Papavasiliou, Greece

My wife started coming to Asahi practices and talked me into trying it. Now we come together. I was surprised at how comprehensive a practice it is. My balance has improved so much that standing on one leg is possible again and moving in general is much easier.  Asahi makes me feel so much stronger!