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



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,
(312) 307 9643


June 21-23 
Beginning ($395) &  Advanced ($450) Asahi Teacher Training! 
Instructors: A1 Asahi trainer Carol Curtis & Head Trainer Margaret Vainio from Finland
Registration & more info: Carol Curtis: or SMS: (217) 278 9187.
Address: Cornerstone Fellowship Church, 1101 E. Colorado Ave, Urbana, IL, 61801

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

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 



Asahi classes at 8 am:
Date:                                     Rain Date:
Saturday, June 8             Monday, June 10
Saturday, June 15           Wednesday,  June 19
Saturday, July 6               No rain date (Margaret away for  training)
Saturday, July 20             Wednesday, July 24
Saturday, July 27             Wednesday, July 31
Saturday, Aug 3                 Wednesday, Aug 7
Address: Carole Klein's backyard at 8616 Garfield St.
Teacher: Margaret Hilton: (301) 356 4761  



Asahi class  every Tuesday  at 12:30
Address: Little Finland, on US 2 west of Hurley.
Instructor: Deb Wahlberg (906)-364-3679 Donation-based.
Special event July 2: Asahi & Mini-Picnic for All Area Asahi folks to mark Little Finland 60-years!

Asahi class every Thursday at 3:30 pm
Address: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 111 S. Curry St, Ironwood, MI 49938
Instructor: Naomi Kauppi (906)364 3363
Participate on Facebook live by searching  "Paul Lutheran"

Beginning ($395) &  Advanced ($450) Asahi Teacher Training! August 17-19.
 Instructors: A1 Asahi trainers Deb Wahlberg & Carol Curtis, Head Trainer Margaret Vainio from Finland
Registration: (906)-364-3679  


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 Outdoor Classes at Mattson Park: Thursdays at 11 am,
Address: Downtown, Lower Harbor

NMU Asahi class: Fall term 2024  Aug 27 - Dec. 12
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 4 pm
Instructor: Krystyna Rickauer
 Registration required! Call Christy Johnson (906) 227 2528.
(Free tuition for people 62+) (Register now!)

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

Beginning ($395) and Advanced ($450) Asahi Teacher Training!
Beginning: August 12-13, Advanced: August 9-11.  A unique opportunity coming up for live training with new US teacher trainers and Head Trainer Margaret Vainio from Finland:
Address: NMU PEIF building, room 243,  Fair St. Marquette, MI 49855

Learn Finland’s Happy Health Practice 

Asahi Week 2024 is dedicated to Marsha Lucas' memory
Welcome to these events!  
(Only teacher training requires pre-registration & payment)

Mon 7/8 10:30 Open Asahi class, Mqt. Senior Center, 300 W.Spring St. Tues 7/9 6 am Sunrise Asahi at McCarthy Cove
                  9:30 Asahi at Draver Park Pavilion, Big Bay, MI 49808
                  4 pm Asahi in Mattson Park *
Wed7/10 10am Beginning Asahi & Chair Asahi at Sands Tp Hall              4:15pm Asahi demo at the Farmer’s Market
Thurs 7/11 9:30am Open Asahi class at the Negaunee YMCA
                       4 pm Asahi in Mattson Park *
Fri 7/12 10:30 Open Asahi class, Mqt. Senior Center, 300 W.Spring St.
                 3 - 8 pm 2-day Beginning Teacher training (Register at email below)
Sat 7/13 9 am-4 pm Beginning Teacher training cont.($395, NMU PEIF 243)
Sun 7/14 10 am Protect Old Town Negaunee walk starting at the Jim Thomas Pavilion & Asahi demo around 11 am at the Heritage trail head.
Asahi for all! Many Asahi demos at local care facilities, etc. during the week!

(Donations collected during Asahi Week will go to the Marsha Lucas Memorial Fund)

Check our FB page "Asahi Nordic-UP of Michigan" or for updates, or SMS: (906)236-0960 Marquette; (906)361-9599 Big Bay. Email:


Open Asahi Classes: Tuesdays at 9:30 AM at the Draver Park Pavilion, Hoffman St, Big Bay, MI 49808
Contact Teacher: Jill Bevins, phone: (906)361 9599

Crystal Falls, MI

Asahi offered as part of the Evergreen Camp at Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp July 15-17. Registration here:

Hancock, MI 

Canal Run, Saturday, July 20, 8:00am-12: Asahi Nordic will be featured all morning during the Canal Run, so spectators, runners and walkers can learn the benefits of this practical warm-up or recovery practice! 

Ontonagon, MI

Art in the Park, July 20: Asahi will be presented in the afternoon starting at 3 pm



Asahi Nordic class at the Mellen Library Wednesdays at 4 pm
Teacher: Naomi Kauppi (906)364 3363
Address: Legion Memorial Library, 106 Iron St., Mellen, WI

July 5th Celebration in Mellen  -  Asahi presentation at 4 pm!
More details coming soon!


Asahi Nordic Teacher Training  in th Milwaukee area! 
For more info contact Sue Schaefer:

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
Address: Kelly Senior Center 6100 S. Lake Drive, Cudahy, WI


Asahi classes held from time to time at the Mead Public Library. Contact teacher: Courtney Anne Holcomb:


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 at 5 Koshas: 
Contact teacher: Sherry Oakes:
Address: 5 KOSHAS YOGA & WELLNESS CENTER, 2220 Sherman St, Wausau, WI, United States, Wisconsin
Email:; phone:  (715) 298-19



BEGINNING and ADVANCED TEACHER TRAINING: July 24-25, 2024 at FinnFest USA in the Gooseberry Falls Room in the DECC, Duluth, MN
A unique opportunity coming up for live training with new US teacher trainers and Head Trainer Margaret Vainio from Finland.
Contact: Sue Schaefer: or SMS (262)955 4066.

ASAHI INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP Thursday July 25 2-4 pm in the Gooseberry Falls Room in the DECC. Free for FinnFest registrees

LECTURE: Two Finnish Health Hacks in Tandem: Asahi Nordic & Modern Nordic Walking, Fri 10:30. Free for FinnFest registrees

LUNCH BREAK ASAHI SESSIONS: Fri & Sat at 11:45 - 12:15. Option afterwards to try Nordic walking from 12:15-1 pm. Free for FinnFest registrees.

Asahi at the Marketplace "Tori" and on the Tori Stage 


(CLASSES COMING SOON!) Contact Mark Sedio: OR Daniel McKinley:

Request a workshop in your area!


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

Here's the link:

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:

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. 

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 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!