Integral Biohacking: Interview with Olli Sovijärvi

The Integral Dialogue interview with Dr. Olli Sovijärvi, a pioneer of Integral Biohacking in Finland. Olli Sovijärvi, MD, co-authored Biohacker’s Handbook (with Teemu Arina & Jaakko Halmetoja) and co-founded the Biohacker Center (Helsinki).

This episode of Integral Dialogue is about how the Biohacker Center team uses Integral AQAL Framework (as developed by Ken Wilber and his colleagues) to augment and update biohacking practices, which makes their approach a uniquely holistic life practice.

The interviewer is Eugene Pustoshkin, clinical psychologist, chief editor of Eros & Kosmos. Camera: Tatyana Pafenova. The video has subtitles in English and Russian.

Olli Sovijarvi & Eugene Pustoshkin at the Biohacker Center (Helsinki)
Olli Sovijarvi & Eugene Pustoshkin at the Biohacker Center (Helsinki)

Dr. Olli Sovijärvi (Finland) is one of the pioneers of holistic medicine in Finland. At the beginning of his career Dr. Sovijärvi worked as a medical duty officer at the Finnish Red Cross Blood Service. In 2006 he graduated from the University of Helsinki with a Licentiate degree in Medicine and became self-employed in 2008. In 2010–2011 Dr. Sovijärvi completed an Integral Theory degree at the John F. Kennedy University, focusing on psychology and philosophy.

For the first five years of his career as a physician Dr. Sovijärvi was employed by Finland’s first medical recruitment agency. The job description involved scheduled patient care as well as emergency care and being on call. He has worked at nearly 50 different clinics around Finland.

At present, Sovijärvi focuses primarily on the production of scientific content for preventive health care and wellbeing. He also runs training sessions and presentations on the topics of biohacking, performance optimization, nutritional issues and maintaining the intestinal balance. In his free time he enjoys athletics, playing with his child, music and good humor.

Biohacker's Handbook

The Integral Dialogue series. Co-authored by Eugene Pustoshkin and Tatyana Parfenova. An initiative of the Integral Space project and the Eros & Kosmos online journal/magazine. The English and Russian subtitles were created by Sonya Pigalova.

The video was recorded in Helsinki, Finland, on December 18, 2019 (first publication: October 13, 2020).