Wim Hof Method goes Nøsen!

Wim Hof Method goes Nøsen!

Tar du utfordringen? Denne helgen vil gi deg en god innføring i WHM og lære deg praktiske øvelser du kan gjøre hjemme. Etter dette kurset vil du kunne merke virkningen av økt oksygennivå i kroppen, og hva det gjør når du utsetter deg for ulike øvelser og temperaturer.

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.



Saturday 16th June

  • 20:00  arrival Nøsen
  • 20:30 - 21:00  light dinner

Sunday - Wednesday 17th-20th 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

Thursday 21st 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
Ashtanga yoga, Mindfulness and Buddhist Meditation with Ellen Johannesen

Ashtanga yoga, Mindfulness and Buddhist Meditation with Ellen Johannesen

This is a unique chance to meet Ellen Johannesen, KPJAYI level 2 authorized Ashtangi, living in Nepal, where she studies Tibetan Buddhism, philosophy and language. Ellen will share with us the central ideas of Buddhism and present some of the life-changing meditation techniques practiced by the yogis in the Himalayas.

The day starts with yoga, where Ellen teaches Ashtanga in her characteristic way: her approach is both playful and technical, inspired by dance, functional anatomy and Buddhist meditation. With more than 20 years of experience, Ellen is among the foremost Ashtanga teachers and practitioners in Norway and we guarantee that you will pick up something new from her teaching!

In the afternoon there will be classes in yoga philosophy, meditation, chanting and Ashtanga technique.

We promise you an extraordinary week in the Norwegian mountains!


  • 07.00 - 09.00 Morning meditation and Ashtanga Yoga
  • 09.00 - 09.30 Pranayama
  • 09.30 - 10.30 Breakfast
  • 11.00 - 12.00 Introduction to Buddhist philosophy and meditation.
  • 13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
  • 16.00 - 17.30 Chanting and Meditation practice.
  • 18.00 - 19.00 Dinner
  • 20.00 - 21.00 (optional: meditation self practice)

About Ellen Johannesen

Ellen Johannesen, originally a professional dancer, has practiced Ashtanga yoga for more than 20 years. Her first meeting with Ashanga Yoga took place during a tour to New York in 1994. Since then this has been her daily practice, and Ellen first visited Mysore and Pattabhi Jois in 1997. She is now Authorized Ashtanga level 2 by Sharath Jois, and she has also completed a two-year teacher training with John Scott.

In 2002 Ellen became one of the founders of Ashtanga Yoga Oslo, one of the first studios offering daily Mysore practice in Norway. She was the principal teacher at her own studio, which also offered TTC/apprenticeship in Ashtanga Yoga.

An increasing interest in Buddhist practice brought her to Bylakuppe, South India, where she spent almost three years in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. Then she moved to Kathmandu where she first completed an education as a Tibetan interpreter before she obtained a Bachelor degree in Buddhist studies and Himalayan Languages at Kathmandu University. Ellen presently works on her Master Degree in Buddhism while teaching Ashtanga Yoga at Pranamaya Yoga, Kathmandu, where she also runs retreats and yoga treks in Nepal. Ellen speaks fluent Tibetan, has a deep insight into god Buddhist philosophy and practice, Sanskrit and Indian philosophy.


Shared accommodation: NOK 6500, -
Single room: NOK 8000, -

Price Includes:

  • Accommodation for 5 nights in shared or single rooms at Nøsen Yoga og Fjellhotell
  • 3 nutritious vegetarian meals per day
  • 22 hours of tuition
  • Tea, infusion and snacks during workshop
  • TAX

The price does not include:

  • Our café-options, for example specialty coffees and teas


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Yoga Sadhana Intensive: a week deepening into Yoga

Yoga Sadhana Intensive: a week deepening into Yoga

Nøsen Yoga Mountain Retreat (map)

This week is specialised for you who wish to go deeper into your Yoga practice. You will have an introduction to classical Yoga philosophy, learn breathing exercises to clear the mind and balance the body.

1 Week Silent Retreat / Meditation Immersion With V. Dhammadipa

1 Week Silent Retreat / Meditation Immersion With V. Dhammadipa

Nøsen Yoga Retreat Center (map)

We are very honored to have Venerable Dhammadipa visiting Norway and Nøsen Yoga retreat Center and share his vast experience in Meditation and Yoga with us. Dhammadipa´s instruction in Shamatha meditation presents a unique opportunity to approach the higher limbs of yoga (Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi) with a great practitioner and teacher.

The Norwegian Yoga Festival 2018

The Norwegian Yoga Festival 2018

For all information and booking: https://www.norgesyogafestival.no/

For the 4th year in a row Yoga enthusiasts, some of Norways foremost yoga teachers and international teachers in Yoga and Buddhism is joining this special event in the Norwegian mountains. For all info and tickets: norgesyogafestival.no

TOPIC: "Traditions vs. trends in Yoga"

What is real and what has a substance in this popular culture of modern Yoga? How do we define a tradition? Does our practice help us understand Yoga a little better?

This is some of the questions we wish to discuss with you in this years festival. There is never one answer or method. We wish to create an open space to share perspectives, experience and ideas. "Truth is a moment when a multivoiced chorus of voices suddenly creates a chord, while every voice still keeps its distinctness." - Alexander Sidorkin (russian philosopher and educator)

It will be a wide offer of yoga classes for every level. We have 3 studios with ongoing classes from morning to evening to make sure there's something that fits you. Study movements in body and mind, engage in interesting discussions and learn how to make tasty raw cakes. Most of all, here you have time to enjoy Nature - relaxing in the grass, by hiking, on a bike or a SUP board.

Our restaurant with its skilled chefs has a reputation of delivering outstanding vegetarian dishes everybody can enjoy. The diet is various and inspired by an international cuisine.

Welcome to the Norwegian Yoga Festival 2018!


 Mindfulness and Therapeutic Yoga - Summer Retreat with Jonathan Weber

Mindfulness and Therapeutic Yoga - Summer Retreat with Jonathan Weber

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.

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Friday, 27th July

  • 1500 – 1600    Arrive/ Registration
  • 1700 – 1830    Introduction meeting, practice
  • 1830 - 1930     Dinner
  • 2000 – 2130    Evening session

Saturday - Monday, 28th - 30th July

  • 0800 – 0930   Morning practice
  • 0930 - 1030     Breakfast
  • 1100 – 1300      Morning session
  • 1300 - 1400      Lunch
  • 1400 – 1600     Free time
  • 1600 – 1800     Afternoon session
  • 1800 - 1900      Dinner
  • 1930 – 2130      Evening practice/ Dharma Talk

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.

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websites: http://www.jonathanweber.org


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,-

Price includes:

  • 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
  • VAT
Mindfulness and Therapeutic Yoga 27-31. Juli
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