Conversation starts at 10:55


This was another fun one to make. I got to know Tiril in Natural High Healing Festival 2015, where she ran the raw food kitchen with Lilu Lyalya Shanti, providing raw cakes and treats for the festival cafe. I met her again later in ’15 on Natu Retreat, where she treated us again with heaps of raw chocolate desserts.

When I planned to go the NHHF 2016 equipped with my podcast gear,  Tiril was right away on my wish list of people I’d like to talk with. I was wondering though whether she could find time for it, because I had seen how much she spends time creating cakes and treats in the kitchen, when she’s not running a workshop or a yoga class. She just loves to do that!

To my delight she agreed to my proposition immediately, so on late Saturday afternoon she took time for a chat with me and Lasse Maijala, who is the co-host on this and following episode. He’s been involved with the festival one way or another a lot along the years, and I’ve always liked his clarity and sincerity, so it felt natural to ask if he’d like to join Fonto Radio for these special episodes.

We let Tiril pick the spot where to sit down, and as soon as she saw giant marshmallows down on a field, the decision was made. On closer inspection they turned out to be hay bales wrapped in pink plastic, but let’s not let the facts get in the way of imagination! The story goes that Robert, the owner of farm / festival venue Narvilinna, had order pink plastic this year instead of the usual white because he had learned how much Henna, the head of the festival, loves pink. It sure was appreciated!

▶ Raw Food Oslo
▶ Tiril’s magical place on Facebook
▶ Pictures of Tiril’s magical creations on Instagram


We headed to a field behind the festival main tent for the conversation, because it was dotted with giant marshmallows.

Title music: The Seeker
Performed by The Hypnomen – from the album ‘Dreaming of a New Dawn‘ (on courtesy of Stupido Records)

Conversation starts at 11m 00s


Amir Jaan is a kundalini yoga teacher, who has been practicing for nearly 20 years. However, upon asking him what he would like to talk about in this episode, he answered “the way of nature”. I got an impression that for him kundalini yoga is a tool, which is an integral part of his life for sure, but underneath the practice there is something even more elemental. Amir’s centeredness tells that kundalini yoga has in turn helped him to integrate that more-elemental-something into his being.

This conversation was the last of the four that I did in Natural High Healing Festival 2016, but it’s the first one to be published. It was a very pleasant moment on Sunday, the last festival day, when everybody is getting perhaps a bit tired from all the fun, great workshops and, well, staying up late –it’s a festival!– yet waking up early for guided morning yoga or meditation that you don’t want to miss.
We sat down in a peculiar place in the festival venue, an old stone build barn which had been turned into an old furniture store. It was quiet and peaceful inside those thick walls, and sitting in middle of old things it suddenly felt as if time had stopped, and as if we had magically been transported from the festival to some completely different place and location. Perhaps I was not able to remove myself completely from the busy mindset, but Amir’s calm presence helped me to sink into the moment.

The conversation part of the episode is a bit less than 30 minutes, but it’s the substance and the quality that matters, not quantity. This is one of those episodes you might want to re-listen every now and then, because his each sentence is to the point. So please enjoy this timeless conversation from July 2016. Much love!

– Ville / Fonto Radio

Show notes:
Amir Jaan’s website
 Amir Jaan on Facebook


Title music: The Seeker
Performed by The Hypnomen – from the album ‘Dreaming of a New Dawn‘ (on courtesy of Stupido Records)