Asahi Moves Me -
Let It Move You

LIVE CLASSES IN THE USA
SPRING & SUMMER 2024
LOOK FOR EVENTS NEAR YOU!

Dates and times may change. Please check this schedule regularly and contact the teachers offering the classes!

ILLINOIS

RIVERSIDE, IL

Informal Asahi group: Thur: Nov. 2,9,16, & 30 at 4:30 pm
Address: Riverside Library, Burla Road, Riverside IL 60546
Teacher: Gina Consolino-Barsotti, gconsobarsotti@gmail.com
(312) 307 9643

URBANA, IL

Asahi Nordic Teacher Training coming up the third weekend of June. For more info contact Carol Curtis: agneslynn@me.com

Drop-in Asahi class Tuesdays at 11 am starting Feb. 20
Teacher: Carol Curtis (217)278 9187 call for more information
Address: Cornerstone Fellowship Church, 1101 E. Colorado Ave, Urbana, IL, 61801, $10/class  https://cornerstone-cu.org/contact/ 

Asahi classes Saturdays at 2 pm weekly starting March 9.
Address: Savoy Rec Center, 402 Graham Drive, Savoy, IL, 61874, $10/7 per class (Rec Center member discount)
Info & registration: (217) 359-3550;
Teacher: Carol Curtis (217) 278-9187 

MARYLAND

BETHESDA, MD

Asahi classes at 9 am (not 12 noon):

Date                                                      Rain Date
Saturday,  April 20                         Monday,  April 22
Saturday, May 4                              Monday, May 6
Saturday, May 11                           Monday, May13
Saturday, May 18                           Monday, May 20

Address: Carole Klein's backyard at 8616 Garfield St.
Teacher: Margaret Hilton: (301) 356 4761 mhilton8@gmail.com.

MICHIGAN

IRONWOOD, MI/HURLEY, WI 

Asahi class  every Tuesday  at 12:30 at Little Finland, on US 2 west of Hurley. Instructor: Deb Wahlberg (906)-364-3679 debwahlberg@yahoo.com. Donation-based.

Asahi class every Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 111 S. Curry St, Ironwood, MI 49938
Instructor: Naomi Kauppi (906)364 3363 njkauppi2@gmail.com

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by becoming friends with "Paul Lutheran" !

MARQUETTE, MI

Open Classes at Marquette Senior Center:
Mondays & Fridays at 10:30 am
Address: W Spring St, 49855 Marquette, MI,
Teacher: Donald Bode, phone: (906)236-0960

Open class at Sands Twp Gym
Wednesdays from 11 am - 12 noon, starting April 24
Address: 987 State Hwy, M-553, Gwinn,MI 49841
Instructor: Diane Tschirgi (218) 409 5407, dianetschirgi@gmail.com
Suggested donation $5

Open Outdoor Classes at Mattson Park: Thursdays at 11 am, (Starting soon!)
Teacher: Diane Tschirgi (218) 409 5407, dianetschirgi@gmail.com
Address: Downtown, Lower Harbor
Suggested donation $5

NMU Asahi class: (Temporarily suspended for Spring quarter) Registration for Summer terms 2024
Asahi health exercise class on the Northern Michigan University curriculum. registration required or Call Christy Johnson (906) 227 2528. (Free tuition for people 62+) (Register now!)
Instructor: Krystyna Rickauer, 906-225-4437 rickauer@yahoo.com 

YMCA Asahi class YMCA of Marquette County
Also, Asahi as part of Pedaling for Parkinson's class.
(Pre-registration required!)
Address: 1420 Pine St. Marquette, MI, 49855
Teacher: Rachel Berglund: (906)227-9248 or email: rberglund@ymcamqt.org

TEACHER TRAINING DURING
MARQUETTE ASAHI WEEK JULY 12-14

A unique opportunity coming up for live training with new US teacher trainers and Head Trainer Margaret Vainio from Finland:
Beginning ($395) and Advanced ($450) Asahi Teacher Training! Contact: margaret@asahinordicinstitute.com. Also, outdoor practices in the parks, a picnic on the beach, visits to local care institutions and facilities...

BIG BAY, MI

Open Asahi Classes: Tuesdays at 9:30 AM at the Township Hall, and on Fridays at 9:30 AM  in the Thunder Bay Inn, 400 Bensinger, Big Bay
Contact Teacher: Jill Bevins, phone: (906)361 9599

WISCONSIN

MELLEN, WI

Asahi class at the Mellen Library
Instructor: Naomi Kauppi (906)364 3363 njkauppi2@gmail.com
More info: Jennie Thewis: jenthewis@gmail.com

MILWAUKEE, WI

Asahi Nordic Teacher Training coming up April 26-27!
Village at Manor Park, West Allis, WI
for more info contact teacher trainer Sue Schaefer: asahi.mke@gmail.com, 262) 955-4066


Asahi Nordic Exercise Tuesdays 11:15
Teacher: Mary Strautmann (414)688 2528
Village at Manor Park, West Allis, WI,


Asahi Nordic Exercise Fridays -  at 10 - 11 AM
Teacher: Sue Schaefer: (262) 955-4066, asahi.mke@gmail.com
Address: Kelly Senior Center 6100 S. Lake Drive, Cudahy, WI

SHEBOYGAN, WI

Asahi classes held from time to time at the Mead Public Library. Contact teacher: Courtney Anne Holcomb: courtney.anne.holcomb@gmail.com

WAUSAU, WI 

Asahi class Tuesdays at 11:15
Teacher: Sharon Bertler: (920) 539-7908
Address: THE LANDING, 707 N. 3rd St.Wausau, WI, 54403; (715) 841-1855


Asahi series  (8 classes) Mondays May 6 - June 24
Contact teacher: Sherry Oakes: sdoakes1995@yahoo.com
Address: 5 KOSHAS YOGA & WELLNESS CENTER, 2220 Sherman St, Wausau, WI, United States, Wisconsin
Email: office@5koshasyoga.com; phone:  (715) 298-19

MINNESOTA 

DULUTH, MN - FINNFEST USA July 24-28

A unique opportunity coming up for live training with new US teacher trainers and Head Trainer Margaret Vainio from Finland:
BEGINNING and ADVANCED TEACHER TRAINING: July 24-25, 2024 at FinnFest USA in the DECC, downtown Duluth, MN
Contact: margaret@asahinordicinstitute.com

MINNEAPOLIS, MI

(CLASSES COMING SOON!) Contact Mark Sedio: marksedio@me.com OR Daniel McKinley: danielmckinleylmt@gmail.com

Request a workshop in your area!

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Replay of the Blue Cross- Blue Shield Wellness Show,  broadcast Feb. 8, 2024:

Here's the link:
https://www.mibluesperspectives.com/events/asahi-a-finnish-mind-body-health-practice-with-margaret-vainio-and-jill-bevins

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, 2022:
https://www.uppermichiganssource.com/2022/08/26/upper-michigan-today-practices-asahi-nordic-looks-forward-up-city-fest/

And AUG 31: https://www.uppermichiganssource.com/2022/08/31/asahi-nordic-being-offered-northern-michigan-university/

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

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

Testimonials

How Asahi has changed these people's lives

Martin Uhlrich,  Germany

I felt clumsy my whole life, until I started to practice Asahi at age 70. Now, through Asahi practice, I have better posture, more strength, much better 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! As a teacher, I can show other men how easily Asahi moves them to better health!