My name is Taina Koskimäki.
In 1990, I graduated as an ambulance driver, and ended up working for the Jorvi Hospital emergency room in Espoo. I experienced many moving moments in my work and met a lot of people from different walks of life.
Gradually, I became interested in emotional expression and also in my own pent-up feelings. It was the beginning of my decades-long journey into the world of emotions. There was only one person in my childhood home who was allowed to be grumpy, nasty and shout, and it wasn’t me. So I found myself living in the shadows, trying to be invisible and hidden from others.
A lot of work had to be done to explore my own feelings and find out who I really am. In 1993 I participated in a short body therapy workshop in Tampere. We did Dynamic Meditation there in the mornings, and it completely revolutionized my life. That same year, I found myself suddenly unemployed in the midst of a recession, which gave me a chance to get to know the emotional blocks and tensions inside me. I found myself thirsting for the same quality I had experienced in the Tampere body therapy workshop: an honest and genuine encounter with my emotions.
After that I spent many winters at the International Meditation Center in Pune, India, which has a comprehensive and expert therapy-based approach to emotional blocks found in the body. In India, I did various therapy groups combined with active meditations. Difficult emotional burdens were not only experienced on a mental level but were also relieved through various bodily exercises. Dealing with emotions through a variety of powerful breathing techniques as well as body movements and sounds during these meditations was extremely effective for me. Through breath and sound, I got in touch with my own body, muscles and joints, where all my feelings had been stored.
I studied long body therapy training in India. In Finland, I did Rebalancing treatments and helped people in different ways. Often my clients were surprised by what they experienced during their treatment session, for example sometimes strong emotions, or some very old memory, came up.
During the course of my life I have lived in different parts of the world and I have learned a wide range of active meditations. I have also learned other approaches to releasing tensions from the body or the distortions created by mind.