Ashtanga Yoga Intensive with Ellen Johannesen - Ahimsa and Adjustments

Ashtanga Yoga Intensive with Ellen Johannesen - Ahimsa and Adjustments

In this workshop we will take a look at how to adjust ourselves and others. In order to do so we need to have a good understanding of the physical principles that underline the Ashtanga practice: we need to understand the function of various joints and muscles and we need to have an understanding of the mechanics of movement. We will break down the sequence into several themes like, Surya Namaskar, seated postures, balances, back bends etc. and explore some movement principles in a dynamic and creative way! 

Whether we adjust ourselves or others we also need to do so with kindness, care and patience - in short, we need to actively practice the yogic attitude of Ahimsa or non-harm. We will therefore explore philosophy and meditation from the perspective of Hindu and Buddhist traditions in order to cultivate a positive and wholesome attitude of mind.

The day will start with meditation Mysore practice and pranayama. After breakfast we will have a philosophy and meditation session. In the afternoon we will be doing a longer “asana clinics” in which we study the mechanics of various asanas and how to enhance them. Participants will also get the opportunity to try out adjusting each other.

This workshop is suitable for those who have practiced for a while and have a regular Ashtanga practice (at least up to half primary). It is also suitable for those who have - but this is no prerequisite -  completed a teacher training and want to learn more about adjustment - and it will certainly be helpful for you who practice by yourself without a teacher or those who just want a deeper understanding of the practice!

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Schedule

Thursday 24th January

  • 15:00 – 18:00 Arrival

  • 18:00 – 19:00 Introduction to adjustments, touch, and technique. What are we trying to achieve?

  • 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner

Friday 25th January

  • 06:30 – 07:00 Morning meditation

  • 07:00 – 09:00 Ashtanga Yoga led class

  • 09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast

  • 10:00 – 12:00 Relaxation and free time

  • 12:00 – 13:00 Yoga philosophy

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Relaxation and free time

  • 16:00 – 18:30 Workshop: alignment and adjustment, basic principles: Surya Namaskar, breath and counting ...

  • 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner

Saturday 26th January

  • 06:30 – 07:00 Morning meditation

  • 07:00 – 09:00 Ashtanga Yoga – Mysore style (assisted self-practice)

  • 09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast

  • 10:00 – 12:00 Relaxation and free time

  • 12:00 – 13:00 Yoga philosophy

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Relaxation and free time

  • 16:00 – 18:30 Workshop: alignment and adjustment: "to establish grounding and buoyancy" standing postures.

  • 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner

Sunday 27th January

  • 06:30 – 07:00 Morning meditation

  • 07:00 – 09:00 Ashtanga Yoga – Mysore style (assisted self-practice)

  • 09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast

  • 10:00 – 12:00 Relaxation and free time

  • 12:00 – 13:00 Yoga philosophy

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Relaxation and free time

  • 16:00 – 18:30 Workshop: alignment and adjustment: “core & more" sitting postures and jump back/through

  • 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner

Monday 28th January

  • 06:30 – 07:00 Morning meditation

  • 07:00 – 09:00 Ashtanga Yoga – Mysore style (assisted self-practice)

  • 09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast

  • 10:00 – 12:00 Relaxation and free time

  • 12:00 – 13:00 Yoga philosophy

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Relaxation and free time

  • 16:00 – 18:30 Workshop: alignment and adjustment: advance asanas, beckbends and upside-down postures

  • 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner

Tuesday 29th January

  • 06:30 – 07:00 Morning meditation

  • 07:00 – 09:00 Led class

  • 09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast

  • 11:00 – 11:30 Check out

  • 11:30 – 12:30 Conclusion/summary

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Departure

About Ellen Johannesen

Ellen Johannesen was one of the very first Ashtanga Teachers in Norway, and founded Ashtanga Yoga Oslo in 2002. In 2005, she obtained certification as Ashtanga Yoga teacher from Mysore. Ellen is deeply interested in Buddhism, and has lived for nearly 2 years in a Tibetan Cloister in Bylakuppe, India. She later moved to Kathmandu, where she first studied to become a Tibetan translator and interpreter, and later completed a Bachelor Degree in Buddhist studies.
Currently, Ellen teaches at Pranayama Yoga in Kathmandhu and is a highly appreciated and popular teacher for both workshops and retreats in Nepal and in Norway. 

More info: www.ashtanganepal.no

Photo: Omar Sejnæs

Photo: Omar Sejnæs

Workshop price:

Shared room accommodation: 7000,-

Single room accommodation: 8500,-

Price includes:

  • Accommodation at Nøsen Yoga og Fjellhotell for five nights in a shared or individual rooms with en suite bathroom

  • All cooking classes within the workshop including rental of tools and providing the ingredients

  • Three healthy vegetarian meals a day

  • Complementary tea and coffee

  • Sheets and towels

  • Yoga mat rental

  • VAT

Price does not include:

  • Products from our Café menu, such as special coffee and tea

  • Pick up from/to Fagernes or Gol

Cooking class and Ayurvedic medicine: Learn how to gain your health back

Cooking class and Ayurvedic medicine: Learn how to gain your health back

The Joy of Ayurveda retreat will inspire you to learn and discover the traditional art of the Indian medicine, Ayurveda.

Ayurveda is one of the oldest medicine in the world and the Sanskrit word itself can be translated as ”the sacred knowledge of life”. Ayurveda, through a holistic approach, reaches to understand how your body, emotions, and sensations work around different seasons while defining the role of five elements that compose not only our environment but also our bodies.

This weekend is perfect for those who would like to learn how to cook according to a body type(s) to balance body, mind and soul. You will know your Ayurvedic constitution through an Ayurvedic test and at the end of the weekend, you will have good theoretical knowledge and overview about the Ayurvedic history and philosophy of Ayurveda, and furthermore you will be able to practically implement it while preparing yourself a tasty and healthy meal. During our cooking classes, you will learn the fundamental principles of cooking with Ayurveda, the importance of six tastes, and how to use spices and herbs to create balanced and delicious meals. You will be able to understand the role of five elements in your body.

You will travel into yourselves with different afternoon activities like concentration techniques, open senses and chakras meditation. Furthermore, Bruno will share with you how to improve your health by auto-massage with all the benefits you can gain from practicing it on a regular basis.

This week, The Joy of Ayurveda will wake up your senses, balance your body and mind, and you will get into the real self with a mindfulness holiday.

Program

Day 0

  • 3pm to 7 pm check in

  • 6pm to 8pm welcome with an Ayurvedic dinner

  • 8:30pm Open ceremony around the fire

Day 1

  • 7am to 8:30am                      Yoga practice

  • 9am to 10am                         Breakfast

  • 10am to 11:00am                  Ayurvedic  History and Philosophy

  • 11:15am to 2pm                    Cooking and eating lunch

  • 2pm to 4pm                            Free time and activities

  • 4pm to 5:15pm                      Ayurvedic test

  • 5:30pm  to 7 pm                    Cooking and eating dinner


Day2 Open day talk

  • 6am to 8am                           Yoga practice

  • 9am to 10pm                         Breakfast 

  • 10pm to 11:30am                  Introduction of the Ayurvedic body type

  • 12am to 2pm                         Cooking classes and eating lunch

  • 2pm to 4pm                            Free time and activities

  • 4pm to 5:15                            Learn and self-massage practice

  • 5:30 to  7 pm                       Cooking classes and eating dinner


Day 3

  • 6am to 8am                            Yoga practice

  • 9am to 10am                          Breakfast

  • 10am to 11:00am                  Introduction to the medicinal Norwegian’s herbs

  • 11:30am to 1pm                     Cooking and eating lunch


About Bruno Duval

Bruno is a head chef from France with 12 years of experience around the world running some of the healthiest kitchens. In his travels, he came across the Art of Ayurveda in India and has been studying and researching it ever since in the disciplines of diet, nutrition, and massages. As a chef he has always been passionate about exploring, therefore, learning about the Ayurvedic lifestyle as a way of life has enhanced his general outlook on food and diet. Now Bruno wants to help others to learn this ancient art and inculcate everyone to incorporate the Ayurvedic diet into his or her daily lives for a healthier and balanced life.


Workshop price: NOK 4900,-



Price includes:

  • Accommodation at Nøsen Yoga og Fjellhotell

  • All cooking classes and lectures within the workshop including rental of tools and providing the ingredients

  • Yoga classes within the workshop

  • Three healthy vegetarian meals a day

  • A graduation certificate

  • Complementary tea and coffee

  • Sheets and towels

  • VAT

Price does not include:

  • Products from our Café menu, such as special coffee and tea

  • Pick up from/to Fagernes or Gol

Introduction to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga: Half Primary Series

Introduction to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga: Half Primary Series

This three-day workshop is suitable for those who are keen to learn or explore the system and tradition of the practice of Ashtanga vinyasa yoga and establish their own self-practice.

During this workshop, we will introduce you to the Ashtanga basics, give you the techniques that will help you to remember the sequence easily and improve your concentration. Further on, we will teach you some basic breath techniques that purifies the body from toxins and release tension in the body. If you think your body is too stiff for yoga, we are ready to change your mind. Everyone can practice yoga and by modifying the postures you will be able to keep a safe and stable alignment.

Aside of the yoga practice, meditation, and sessions on yoga techniques, you will be served three delicious and healthy vegetarian meals a day in a buffet style made by our chefs who are inspired by Yogic and Ayurvedic principles.

We look forward to welcoming you at Nøsen and spending a February weekend in a relaxing environment of the Norwegian mountains!

Programme

Friday 22nd February

  • 17:00 Arrival and welcome smoothie

  • 18:00 - 19:00 Soft yoga

  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Saturday 23rd February

  • 07:30 - 09:00 Ashtanga beginners led class

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

  • 11:30 – 13:00 Yoga technique

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 – 17:00 Leisure time

  • 17:00 - 18:00 Restorative yoga

  • 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner

Sunday 24th February

  • 07:30 - 09:00 Ashtanga beginners led class

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

  • 11:30 – 13:00 Yoga technique

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

About the teachers:

Raquel Carmelo is from Lisbon and has a background in social studies and community development. She worked in different educational projects in Portugal and other European countries. Her passion to yoga practice made her change the course of her professional life. She studied Hatha, Vinyasa yoga and Ashtanga in India and more recently she studied Ashtanga yoga at Nøsen with Alexander Medin, where she lives, works and dedicates her time understanding the deeper aspects of this practice. She is also a thai bodyworker, trained at TMC school.

Eva Antonie Brozova is an Ashtanga yoga practitioner with an educational background in Environmental Science. She started studying Ashtanga in Prague Shala with Denisa Sengerova, KPJAYI 1 authorized, and nowadays she continues her studies with R. Alexander Medin, KPJAYI certified, at Nøsen Yoga og Fjellhotell. She regards the practice as a practice of life. What we do in our daily lives influences how our practice will be, and vice versa. If we learn how to relax during the practice, that feeling will penetrate in the rest of the day. The practice of yoga represents a life journey to the truth self, uncovering the deepest patterns, and realizing ourselves as an individual and as a part of nature.

Workshop price:

Shared accommodation: 2500,-

Double room accommodation: 3100,-

Single room accommodation: 3500,-

Price includes:

  • Accommodation at Nøsen Yoga og Fjellhotell for two nights in a shared or individual rooms with en-suit bathroom

  • Yoga practice, meditation and technique sessions

  • Three healthy vegetarian meals a day

  • Complementary tea and coffee

  • Sheets and towels

  • VAT

Price does not includes:

  • Products from our Café menu, such as special coffee and tea

  • Pick up from/to Fagernes or Gol

Practical information

How to get here? click here

What to bring?

  • Comfortable clothes suitable for yoga practice

  • Indoor shoes

  • Skiing equipment if you are a skier

  • Pen and paper

  • Favorite yoga mat (if you have, if not, we can borrow you one)

  • Good mood!

Workshop is held in English.

Application

Mindful Yoga Training Retreat with Jonathan Weber

Mindful Yoga Training Retreat with Jonathan Weber

In this week-long training retreat, we will immerse in a mindful and compassionate approach to yoga practice. This is both an educational retreat in applied Mindful yoga as well as a time for personal development and transformation. Mindful yoga is inspired by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, bridging Western science and psychology with the ancient traditions of Buddhist yoga and Hatha yoga, offering a therapeutic approach to yoga asana. Using modern research, we can document the beneficial effects of attention training and loving-kindness techniques in working with common psychological and emotional disorders, as well as in developing positive mental states and the interruption of negative habits.

For teachers, this is an opportunity to get hands-on knowledge about how to integrate and teach mindfulness and compassion into yoga practice. For those on a personal path of yoga or mindfulness, it is an opportunity to experience the benefits of a week-long immersion in mindfulness, compassion, and yoga, while learning tools for greater transformation towards inner peace and well-being.

This retreat is open to anyone interested, and is of special interest for yoga teachers and MBSR/mindfulness instructors.  It can count as the second module of the 100 hr training program in Mindful yoga through Oslo Yoga, and represents 50 hrs of teaching time. In this week-long retreat we will be emphasizing the practical application of the theory that is explored in the first module. Module 1 and module 2 can be taken in any order, or independently.

If you are interested in the full 100 hour training through Oslo Yoga, read more here:

http://www.osloyoga.no/laererutdanning/mindfulyogaeducation/l

Or contact Jonathan with any questions: jonathan.rigpa@gmail.com

 

Topics explored:

Asana practice

  • Bringing healing elements into practice

  • Integrating the breath into practice

  • Cooling and Heating, Tension and Release

  • Performance vs self-discovery

Mindfulness

  • Sitting meditation and Moving meditation

  • Focused meditation and Open meditation

  • How to teach mindfulness meditation

  • Self-kindness and Compassion meditations

Applied Psychology

  • How to meet with difficulty

  • Cultivating positive mental states

  • Transforming negative habits

  • Finding greater wholeness and well-being

Philosophy

  • Common elements of Buddhist and Yoga/Sankhya philosophy

  • 8-fold path of Buddhism and 8 limbs of Yoga sutras

  • Bramaviharas; The four qualities of Wise Love

  • Integrating philosophy into classes and practice

Structuring classes

  • How to sequence and structure Mindful yoga classes

  • Working with asanas; which to use when and why

  • Exploring different styles of yoga

  • Blending different styles to create a Mindful yoga class

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GENERAL SCHEDULE

Sunday 17th March

  • 15:00 – 17:00 Arrive for registration

  • 17:30 - 19:00 First session

  • 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner

  • 20:00 – 22:00 Evening class/talk

                                                                                                          

Monday - Friday 18th- 22nd March

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Morning class

  • 09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 13:00 Session                             

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Break

  • 16:00 - 19:00 Session              

  • 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner

  • 20:00 - 21:30 Evening class/talk       

Saturday 23rd March

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Morning class

  • 09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast

  • 10:00 – 11:00 Check out from rooms

  • 11:00 - 13:00 Final session                             

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

  • after 14:00 Departure

Jonathan Weber

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.

websites: http://www.jonathanweber.org

websites: http://www.jonathanweber.org

Prices

Early bird (before January 17th):

  • Single room: NOK 10.300,-

  • Group shared room (max 4 people): NOK 8.500,-

Standard price (from January 17th):

  • Single room: NOK 11.300,-

  • Group room: NOK 9.500,-

Price includes:

  • Accommodation for 6 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

  • VAT

How to book:

Until the end of February 2019, there is a possibility to book your place with a deposit of 50% of the total amount.

Yoga Sadhana Intensive – Easter Mid-Week Retreat with R. Alexander Medin and Vijaya Kumar

Yoga Sadhana Intensive – Easter Mid-Week Retreat with R. Alexander Medin and Vijaya Kumar

These four days will deepen your yoga practice and help you realize the many benefits of a personal practice. We will help you become more independent in your practice and build a solid routine that will support your daily life. You will experience a great joy, the freedom of the body/mind and a underlying strength dormant within.

This course is a unique opportunity to study with Vijaya Kumar and Alexander Medin who are both distinguished yoga teachers and Sanskrit scholars in classical yoga philosophy.

The days will begin with an early morning meditation / japa, followed by a yoga practice, breathing exercises, technique, studies and introduction to classic yoga texts. Before dinner every day, we will end with a light yoga practice, followed by philosophy and breathing exercises.

Between classes you can relax in front of the fireplace or enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery. There are great ski trails with panoramic views and it is just to buckle on the skis right outside our doorstep.

Nøsen is located in a magnificent natural resort area surrounded by high mountains and overlooking a beautiful lake. There will be plenty of time every day for hiking and outdoor activities.

We serve an exquisite vegetarian food and three meals a day are included in the price together with accommodation in a double room. If you want a single room, a small extra fee will be added. We do not serve alcohol.

This course is suitable for those seeking deeper wisdom in yoga and how to build a stronger personal practice to attain that. We are open to all levels, beginners and advanced. Some people come to deepen their practice other people just come to get a relaxing holiday in a beautiful environment. Nøsen is open for everybody.

Welcome to Nøsen. Enjoy the tranquillity of the mountains and indulge in wholesome experiences that will provide you with an ease of mind, relaxed body and persistent well-being.

Sunday April 14th

  • 15:00 - 18:00 Arrival

  • 18:00 - 19:00 Introduction, info, breath and movement

  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Monday 15 April

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Japa / Meditation

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Ashtanga Yoga, breath and deepening in practice

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 13:00 Time to relax or go skiing

  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 - 17:00 Time to relax or go skiing

  • 17:00 - 18:00 Soft Yoga and Breathing exercises that cleanse the body

  • 18:00 - 19:00 Basic Yoga Philosophy

  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Tuesday April 16th

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Japa / Meditation

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Ashtanga Yoga, breath and deepening in practice

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 13:00 Time to relax or go skiing

  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 - 17:00 Time to relax or go skiing

  • 17:00 - 18:00 Soft Yoga and Breathing exercises that cleanse the body

  • 18:00 - 19:00 Yoga's modern history and development

  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Wednesday April 17th

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Japa / Meditation

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Ashtanga Yoga, breath and deepening in practice

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 13:00 Time to relax or go skiing

  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 - 17:00 Time to relax or go skiing

  • 17:00 - 18:00 Soft Yoga and Breathing exercises that cleanse the body

  • 18:00 - 19:00 Yoga Sutras (classic yoga philosophy)

  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Thursday April 18th

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Japa / Meditation

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Led class

  • 09:15 - 10:15 Breathing exercises

  • 10:30 - 11:30 Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Classical Yoga Philosophy)

  • 11:30 - 12:00 Check out

  • 12:00 - 13:00 Brunch

  • 13:00 - 14:00 Departure

About the teachers

Vijaya Kumar:

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Vijaya Kumar Manja is raised in a traditional Brahmin family. He holds a PhD in yoga therapy and 15 years of traditional Sanskrit studies behind him. He is a graduate of Sringeri Mutt and Sanskrit College in Mysore. Vijaya has two Vidvat degrees in both Nyaya and Vedanta and become Indian champion in debate on Sankhya and Yoga. He runs his own traditional www.yogagurukula.in in his hometown of Pandeshwara, a village in southern India. Vijaya is a sought-after speaker in India and people come from all over the world to study with him in his Gurukulam.

Alexander Medin:

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Alexander Medin has been teaching yoga for 22 years. He was certified by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois In 2002, an award obtained only by 33 people. He has an MA in Sanskrit and Indian Religions and has had the privilege of traveling the world teaching yoga. Alexander is the founder of the "Yoga for Life" foundation, which has been responsible for the two projects "Back in Ring" and "Gangster Yoga". In 2015, Alexander took over the operation of Nøsen, which has subsequently been transformed into a beautiful Yoga Retreat Center and Mountain Hotel.

Price:

  • Group room: 4400 kr (without VAT: 4062 kr)

  • Double room: 5400 kr (without VAT: 4955 kr)

  • Single room: 6400 kr (without VAT: 5848 kr)

Price includes:

  • Accommodation for 4 nights at Nøsen Yoga og Fjellhotell

  • 3 nourishing vegetarian meals a day

  • 18 hours of tution

  • Tea, infusion and snacks within workshop

Price does not includes:

  • Café-menu, for instance specialty coffee or tea

  • Extra towels/linen

  • Pick-up from Fagernes/Gol

Easter Holiday Retreat – Yoga, Awakening and Peace of Mind  with R. Alexander Medin and Vijaya Kumar

Easter Holiday Retreat – Yoga, Awakening and Peace of Mind with R. Alexander Medin and Vijaya Kumar

This course highlights the practice, history and development of yoga. From the classical sources to our contemporary approach. An investigation into why we stretch the body in order to expand our mind and how to focus on breath-work that goes deeper than just taking in oxygen. A course that highlights what yoga is, what is a good practice that supports it, and finally; how do we awaken to a greater clarity of yoga from within?

This course is a unique opportunity to study with Vijaya Kumar and Alexander Medin who are both distinguished yoga teachers and Sanskrit scholars in classical yoga philosophy.

The daily focus is: What is yoga? … and what is all the extra fuzz? What gives clarity of mind, insight, and understanding and what is everything else that distracts the body and mind? Our main focus is simply to light a torch that will provide a deeper insight into your own mind and promotes experiences of clarity and well-being. Something that gets clearer and better the more you approach it.

The days will begin with an early morning meditation / japa, followed by a yoga practice, breathing exercises, technique, studies and introduction to classic yoga texts. Before dinner every day, we will end with a light yoga practice, followed by philosophy and breathing exercises.

Between classes you can relax in front of the fireplace or enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery. There are great ski trails with panoramic views and it is just to buckle on the skis right outside our doorstep.

Nøsen is located in a magnificent natural resort area surrounded by high mountains and overlooking a beautiful lake. There will be plenty of time every day for hiking and outdoor activities.

We serve an exquisite vegetarian food and three meals a day are included in the price together with accommodation in a double room. If you want a single room, a small extra fee will be added. We do not serve alcohol.

This course is suitable for those seeking deeper wisdom in yoga and how to build a stronger personal practice to attain that. We are open to all levels, beginners and advanced. Some people come to deepen their practice other people just come to get a relaxing holiday in a beautiful environment.  Nøsen is open for everybody.

Welcome to Nøsen. Enjoy the tranquillity of the mountains and indulge in wholesome experiences that will provide you with an ease of mind, relaxed body and persistent well-being.

Thursday April 18th

  • 15:00 - 18:00 Arrival

  • 18:00 - 19:00 Soft Yoga, breathing, movement and relaxation

  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Friday April 19th

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Japa / Meditation

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Ashtanga Yoga, breath and deepening in practice

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 13:00 Time to relax or go skiing

  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 - 17:00 Time to relax or go skiing

  • 17:00 - 18:00 Soft Yoga and Breathing exercises that cleanse the body

  • 18:00 - 19:00 Basic Yoga Philosophy

  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Saturday April 20th

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Japa / Meditation

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Ashtanga Yoga, breath and deepening in practice

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 13:00 Time to relax or go skiing

  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 - 17:00 Time to relax or go skiing

  • 17:00 - 18:00 Soft Yoga and Breathing exercises that cleanse the body

  • 18:00 - 19:00 Yoga's modern history and development

  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Sunday April 21st

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Japa / Meditation

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Ashtanga Yoga, breath and deepening in practice

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 13:00 Time to relax or go skiing

  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 - 17:00 Time to relax or go skiing

  • 17:00 - 18:00 Soft Yoga and Breathing exercises that cleanse the body

  • 18:00 - 19:00 Yoga Sutras (classic yoga philosophy)

  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Monday April 22nd

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Japa / Meditation

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Led class

  • 09:15 - 10:15 Breathing exercises

  • 10:30 - 11:30 Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Classical Yoga Philosophy)

  • 11:30 - 12:00 Check out

  • 12:00 - 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 - 16:00 Departure

About the teachers

Vijaya Kumar:

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Vijaya Kumar Manja is raised in a traditional Brahmin family. He holds a PhD in yoga therapy and 15 years of traditional Sanskrit studies behind him. He is a graduate of Sringeri Mutt and Sanskrit College in Mysore. Vijaya has two Vidvat degrees in both Nyaya and Vedanta and become Indian champion in debate on Sankhya and Yoga. He runs his own traditional www.yogagurukula.in in his hometown of Pandeshwara, a village in southern India. Vijaya is a sought-after speaker in India and people come from all over the world to study with him in his Gurukulam.

Alexander Medin:

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Alexander Medin has been teaching yoga for 22 years. He was certified by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois In 2002, an award obtained only by 33 people. He has an MA in Sanskrit and Indian Religions and has had the privilege of traveling the world teaching yoga. Alexander is the founder of the "Yoga for Life" foundation, which has been responsible for the two projects "Back in Ring" and "Gangster Yoga". In 2015, Alexander took over the operation of Nøsen, which has subsequently been transformed into a beautiful Yoga Retreat Center and Mountain Hotel.

Price:

  • Group room: 4400 kr (without VAT: 4062 kr)

  • Double room: 5400 kr (without VAT: 4955 kr)

  • Single room: 6400 kr (without VAT: 5848 kr)

Price includes:

  • Accommodation for 4 nights at Nøsen Yoga og Fjellhotell

  • 3 nourishing vegetarian meals a day

  • 18 hours of tution

  • Tea, infusion and snacks within workshop

Price does not includes:

  • Café-menu, for instance specialty coffee or tea

  • Extra towels/linen

  • Pick-up from Fagernes/Gol

A weekend of practice with Paige Elizabeth: Exploring the 8-limed practice of Ashtanga Yoga

A weekend of practice with Paige Elizabeth: Exploring the 8-limed practice of Ashtanga Yoga

We are honored to announce that Paige Elisabeth is coming to Nøsen in June 2019 to hold a weekend workshop. During this weekend you will explore the practice of Ashtanga Yoga a little deeper and from a different - energetic perspective and focus on the role of tristhana method: the breath, bandha and drishti.

Paige, as an empath, uses her natural ability to read students energetically. By studying the patterning in breath, movement and dialogue, she pinpoint where is stuckness or weakness.

This workshop is open for all levels of practitioners and teachers who wants to discover and learn about the energetic perspectives of Ashtanga yoga practice.

Schedule

Friday 7th June

  • 14:00 - 16:30      Arrival

  • 17:30 – 18:30     Welcome and soft yoga practice

  • 19:00 – 20:00     Dinner

Saturday 8th June

  • 07:00 – 09:00    Mysore practice

  • 09:00 – 10:00     Breakfast

  • 10:30 – 12:30       Sun salutation and Vinyasa breakdown

  • 13:00 – 14:00      Lunch

  • 14:00 – 16:30     Break

  • 16:30 – 18:30      The art of adjustments

  • 19:00 – 20:00     Dinner

Sunday 9th June

  • 07:00 – 09:00    Mysore practice

  • 09:00 – 10:00     Breakfast

  • 10:30 – 12:30      Back-bending techniques

  • 13:00 – 14:00      Lunch

  • 14:00 – 16:30      Break

  • 16:30 – 18:30      Meditation introduction and guide to meditate

  • 19:00 – 20:00     Dinner 

Monday 10th June (2. Pinsedag)

  • 07:00 – 09:00     Mysore practice

  • 09:00 – 10:00      Breakfast

  • 09:00 – 11:00      Check-out from rooms

  • 11:00 – 13:00      Practical philosophy: Yamas and Niyamas

  • 13:00 – 14:00      Lunch

  • 14:00 –                 Departure

 

About Paige Elisabeth

“Paige has already lived a few lifetimes in one. She began her journey in mastery and healing when recovering from an eating disorder at the age of 14. It was then that she began her research into the energetic realm. In 1998, at the age of 16, she began her love affair with Ashtanga Yoga. This has served as a daily ritual where she has thread the two worlds together ever since.

Paige struggled from a very early age with depression and therefore made it her mission to change her own body chemistry and thus changing her own reality.

In 2000 she graduated from massage therapy school and then went on to get her degree in Business Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2005. Paige began working with her mentor, Cheryl Cornelius MFT LADC PC in 2003. Under her guidance, Paige has learned to find and break many of the emotional and psychological patterns that plague humanity. Paige's studies have led her to understanding the very nature of how we are chemically wired and how to dis-integrate old habits while integrating new ones.

Paige has dedicated her life to understanding the patterns that we live our lives by and how to break them (psychologically, emotionally and physically) so that we are free to live and create what we truly desire.”

The Dharmic Path

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Websites: http://thedharmicpath.com/

 Price of workshop per person:

Single room: NOK 6050,-  (ca 700 USD)

Double room: NOK 5600,- (ca 650 USD)

Shared room: NOK 5150,-  (ca 600 USD)

 

Price includes:

  • Workshop lectures and classes

  • Accommodation at Nøsen Yoga og Fjellhotell for 3 nights

  • Three delicious vegetarian meals a day for three days (starting with a dinner on the 7th June, ending with a lunch on the 10th)

  • Sheets, blankets, and towels

  • Complementary tea and coffee

Price does not include:

  • Pick-up from bus/train station – can be ordered separately

    • Pick up from Fagernes: 150 kr per person

    • Pick up from Gol: 200 kr per person

  • Specialty tea and coffee from barista

  • Extra towels and sheets

An exploration into the subtle body with Diana Shangguan

An exploration into the subtle body with Diana Shangguan

An exploration into the subtle body with Diana Shangguan

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Diana Shangguan (上官芳萍)Bio:

Being a yoga teacher and freelance interpreter, Diana has been exploring her life journey of yoga for over ten-years. She graduated from Lund University with a Master degree in Social Science and her cross-industry work experience covers banking, educational tourism, philanthropy and social innovation. She started daily Ashtanga practice in 2014 introduced by Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldmann and later met her main teachers Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor. Teaching bilingually in Beijing most of time, she keep regular international travels for further study and leading yoga retreats. Besides, she has been creatively integrating yoga with management trainings in cooperation with H&M, TheDoSchool, Beijing Normal University etc.

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Schedule

Tuesday 11th June

  • 20:00 arrival Nøsen

  • 20:30 - 21:00 light dinner

Wednesday - Saturday 12th-15th June

  • 6:30 – 7:00 Japa meditation

  • 7:00 – 9:00 Led or Mysore class + Pranayama

  • 9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast

  • 12:00 – 13:00 Themed discussion (mainly in Mandarin with English as supplementary)

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 – 17:00 Leisure

  • 17:00 – 18:30 Philosophy + chanting

  • 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner

  • 20:00 – Leisure

Sunday 16th June

  • 6:30 – 7:00 Japa meditation

  • 7:00 – 9:00 Led or Mysore class + Pranayama

  • 9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast

  • 12:00 – 13:00 Closing ceremony

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch