Join us for a rejuvenating 4 day retreat this summer in the beautiful setting of Nøsen Fjellhotel. With the transformative practices of mindfulness, compassion, and therapeutic yoga we learn to quiet the mind, open the heart, and heal the body; coming home to the peace of our authentic self.
Therapeutic yoga draws from many different styles of yoga to meet the individual where they are at in their physical and mental state, and restore balance to the whole system. We will be exploring a more gentle and mindful approach to yoga postures and movement that can be practiced by everyone. The emphasis will be the release of stress and tensions, while developing a more compassionate approach to our bodies, our challenges, and difficult emotions.
Mindfulness has become popular in our stressful modern times because of its documented benefits to improve well-being and its many therapeutic uses like reducing stress, anxiety, depression, and managing chronic pain or emotional reactivity. Mindfulness practice fosters present-moment awareness, helping us to become more focused, calm and resilient, so we can make wiser choices in our everyday life. Compassion and loving-kindness practices complement the mental training of mindfulness by working with attitudes that open the heart in an unconditional way, resulting in greater happiness and profound healing.
This retreat is especially suited for those looking to experience a quieter, more meditative form of yoga practice and to explore the healing potential of yoga and mindfulness.
Part of the retreat will be held in silence, to deepen the experience of self-reflection. No previous yoga or meditation experience required. Teaching is in English.
Friday, 27th July
1500 – 1600 Arrive/ Registration
1700 – 1830 Introduction meeting, practice
1830 - 1930 Dinner
2000 – 2130 Evening session
Saturday - Monday, 28th - 30th July
0730 – 0900 Morning practice
0900 - 1000 Breakfast
1030 – 1300 Morning session
1300 - 1400 Lunch
1400 – 1600 Free time
1600 – 1830 Afternoon session
1830 - 1930 Dinner
2000 – 2130 Evening practice
Tuesday, 31st July
0800 – 0930 Morning practice
0930 - 1030 Breakfast
1000 – 1230 Morning/Last session
1300 - 1400 Lunch
1400 - Leave
Jonathan has been practicing mindfulness in the traditional method of Vipassana meditation since he was 15. Through an experience of awakening with his first teacher Ram Dass in 1987, he dedicated himself to a path of yoga and meditation. With 30 years of experience in the practical study of Buddhism, Vedanta and yoga, he brings a broad understanding and deep wisdom to his teaching.
Originally from the USA, Jonathan has been innovative in bridging the practices of mindfulness and compassion with yoga. He began teaching mindfulness and compassion when he moved to Oslo in 2006, and was one of the first teachers in Norway to introduce Mindful yoga. He is also a co-teacher in the first Therapeutic Yoga Teacher training program in Norway, with founder Maja Thune.
Jonathan is certified in Mindful Hatha yoga and MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) with an Advanced Teacher training in Vinyasa yoga from Mark Stephens. He is also educated in Yin and Restorative styles of yoga. Jonathan is known for his warmth, soothing voice, and kind presence, creating a safe space for healing and insight.
Early bird (before May 1st):
- Single room: NOK 6,100,-
- Double room: NOK 4,900,-
- Group room: NOK 4,600,-
Standard price (from May 1st):
- Single room: NOK 6,700,-
- Double room: NOK 5,500,-
- Group room: NOK 5,000,-
- Accommodation for 4 nights in shared or single rooms at Nøsen Yoga og Fjellhotell
- 3 nutritious vegetarian meals per day
- Yoga and mindfulness tuition
- Tea, infusion and snacks during workshop