Namaste, I’m Annina, and Saltwater Curls is my passion project. I’m a certified yoga & meditation teacher, holistic life coach and Reiki Massage therapist based in Byron Bay. Saltwater Curls was born from my desire to share my love for all things yoga, spirituality, the ocean and hands on healing to help others reconnect with their inner flame, heal trauma and live a life of passion and purpose.

Originally from Finland, soul searching and my love for travel led me to leave my original homeland for countless trips and adventures in my twenties, however it was a study abroad program at the end of my university degree in 2009 that brought me to Byron Bay and changed the course of my life. I knew I had found my spiritual home as I instantly felt connected to the land, it’s multicultural openminded locals and laid back culture, and I also formed a somewhat obsessive addiction to the ocean and surfing.  My until then always restless soul had found it’s place to settle, but as always the journey wasn’t straight forward and it took me years of working in the corporate world in Sydney followed by many yoga and healer trainings around the world to uncover my true calling as a healer, teacher and coach, that enabled me to finally start calling Byron Bay home again earlier this year.

As part of my personal healing journey I battled a rare autoimmune condition since I was 18; and as the condition progressed but western medicine had no answers, I started turning to alternative therapies. I could remember the initial onset of my symptoms at a tough time in my life where I ‘wished myself sick’ and as the memories gradually came back I innately knew that if I could create sickness I could also heal myself. This was the beginning of a long and at times very tough healing journey – but with the help of yoga, meditation, dietary changes and energy healing I found my way back to a healthy body and happy balanced mind. I could never have done that journey without some of the incredible spiritual teachers and healers I was blessed to be supported by along the way, who in turn motivated me to step into the light and embrace my innate power to not just heal myself but also inspire and motivate others on their healing journey.

Through Saltwater Curls I want to merge my intuitive skills as coach, healer and empath with my personal journey and passions, to bring you carefully curated yoga and meditation classes; Reiki Massage healing treatments as well as weekend retreats in beautiful seaside locations in Australia to help you reconnect with your body, the natural world and the present moment. Surrender to the natural flow of life – find peace, rediscover the magic in everyday moments and start living your ultimate life right now!

If the above resonates please get in touch, I look forward to supporting and inspiring you along your journey.

Namaste, Annina x


  • Certificate – RYT200 Registered Yoga & Meditation Teacher
  • Certificate – Medicine Wheel Bodywork / Deep Holistic Massage
  • Certificate – Reiki Level 1 and 2
  • Certificate – Mindfulness Master Practitioner
  • Certificate – Holistic Life Coach
  • Current Australian First Aid
  • IICT Executive Member