Foundations of Ashtanga Yoga: Creative and Supportive Practices for Daily Life

Foundations of Ashtanga Yoga: Creative and Supportive Practices for Daily Life

By the time you reach a certain point in life, you have spent alot of energy taking care of others. You might not even know how to take care of yourself! Join us for this deeply nurturing retreat where you will learn practices to support you exactly where you are in your phase of life, let go of what's no longer helpful, and invite fresh new growth. 

Daily yoga, pranayama and meditation practice, as well creative journaling exercises will guide you to develop your own daily routine you can take home for continued nourishment. Practice will be adapted to allow you to go at your own pace and learn what rhythm works best for your well-being. You'll also have the support of a like-minded community to help you navigate the journey. 

When you stop trying to keep up with your old pace of life and listen to the wisdom within, your life will change in powerful and magical ways. In this short retreat you'll learn how the practices of yoga, pranayama, meditation and creative journaling can guide you toward healing and well-being in daily life. 

Thursday May 23

  • 15:00 - 18:00 Arrival

  • 18:00 - 19:00 Guided meditation, gentle movement and relaxation

  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Friday May 24 - Sunday May 26

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Silent Meditation

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Foundations of Ashtanga Yoga: bandha, dristi and ujayi pranayama

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 13:00 Individual Practices: nature walks, journaling, reading, silent walking meditation (individual guidance available to discover your personal practice)

  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 - 16:00 Rest + Relax

  • 16:00 - 18:00 Restorative practices: gentle yoga + pranayama and creative journaling practice

  • 18:00 - 18:30 Sitting Meditation

  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Monday May 27

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Silent Meditation

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Foundations of Ashtanga Yoga: bandha, dristi and ujayi pranayama

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 12:00 Group walking meditation / group discussion

  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 - 16:00 Departure

About teacher

Kim Roberts, M.A. trained as a psychotherapist while earning a graduate degree in Contemplative Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, USA. She started practicing with Richard Freeman in 1992 and was authorized by Pattabhi Jois to teach Ashtanga, teaching internationally for over 25 years. She's also a dedicated meditator and weaves the wisdom of the Ashtanga practice into the foundations of a strong and stable sitting meditation. She shares these contemplative practices in a creative approach that provides the means to develop emotional balance in daily life. Author of Ashtanga Yoga for Beginner's Mind, with a foreword by Richard Freeman, her second book, Toward a Secret Sky: Creating Your Own Pilgrimage will be available June 2019. See kimroberts.co for more info.


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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

Elements of Life: Weekend Yoga Retreat with Igor Coelho

Elements of Life: Weekend Yoga Retreat with Igor Coelho

Born from the womb of nature, playing by the rules of Nature and destined to return back to Nature, all the organic living beings are made up of the same “stuff” as the rest of the Universe.

Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space, are considered as pure source of energy. As energy and matter are interconnected through all existence, we are ourselves an expression of these five attributes.

In every atom, every cell, every particle of our being that make us up, we find the qualities of the five great elements. Our individual and distinct nature has shaped us with particular dominant characteristics.

In each one of us, a single element truly rules our presence, codes the genetic of our being and traces our personality, its weaknesses and strengths, its limitations and possibilities, as well as what will balance and imbalance us.

When we consciously immerse into this journey of discovery, exploration and understanding of the Five Elements, the ancient wisdom reflects on our being. We realize, at an intuitive level, how the elements play inside us, between our actions, through the relationship with the raw laws of Nature. 

Program

Day 1 Friday (17:45-19:00)

EARTH

Earth represents the solid state of matter. It manifests stability, grounding and support.

In this welcoming class we will bring an awareness to the deepest and profound state of our being. 

Starting the process anchoring ourselves to the present moment with a nourishing pranayama session, followed by a fundamental and slow Vinyasa practice, focused on feeling rooted, strengthened and cleansed in body and mind.

 

Day 2 Saturday 

AIR (07:00-09:00)

Air is mobile and forever dynamic. It’s unique characteristic is the constant motion. The breath is directly linked to this element and plays an important role, being the tour guide to unfold the path through each pose and shape. 

In this Vinyasa class, we will explore heart openers coming from the support of back strength, targeting the seat of Love and Gratitude of the magical being that we all are.

 

WATER & SPACE (16:00-18:00)

Unstable by Nature, Water is deeply associated with the eternal flow.

Space is the field that is simultaneously the source of all matter and the space in which it exists. It is characterized as the sound and vibration. 

A blend of Yin, Restorative and Meditation, this class is an inner journey to the real You, focused on deepen the connection and trust of our feelings. A guided blindfolded experience to release emotional blockages from compact areas of our body and mind. 

 

Day 3 Sunday

FIRE (07:00-09:00)

Fire has the power to destroy, burn, transform and illuminate.

Together we will cultivate a powerful energy, allowing us to feel the inner fire and strength of our core, confidence, sometimes questioning our ego, progressively providing us tools to re-center ourselves in life. Dynamic breathing exercises, followed by a playful but challenging Vinyasa type yoga practice to through us out from out comfort zone. 

 

THE POWER OF TOUCH (11:00-12:00)

This last class is a collective reward to each one of us, where we will learn and experience techniques to connect, channel and release energy on our bodies. Through some massage and manipulation exercises we will share our light in a safe circle, as well as we decompress and relax.

 

About Igor Coelho

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Ballroom and contemporary dance university background, he began his yoga practice the moment he felt some kind of connection with him self and the world around him went missing. Speechless with the deep benefits of practicing yoga, he decided to leave all behind and start a journey of creating a new self in India. He combines his passion for yoga in each and every single class with playful and encouraging cues, focused emphasis on the breath, drishti and being present.

His fluid but challenging classes focus on traditional Hatha yoga and alignment based Vinyasa flow.

Through his relaxed, non-judgemental and heartfelt classes, he hopes to inspire true lifestyle change by aligning the mind, body and soul, bringing eastern philosophy to the contemporary fast-paced western lifestyle.

Workshop price:

Shared room accommodation: 2900 k (without VAT: 2677 kr)

Single room accommodation: 3500,- (without VAT: 3213 kr)

Price includes:

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

  • All yoga classes and discussion sessions

  • Three healthy vegetarian meals a day

  • Complementary tea and coffee

  • Sheets and towels

Price does not include:

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

  • Pick up from/to Fagernes or 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

Filmed and edited by Alessandro Sigismondi

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

The essence of purification: A seven-day Hawaiian Colon Cleanse with Desmond 0´Rafferty

The essence of purification: A seven-day Hawaiian Colon Cleanse with Desmond 0´Rafferty

Come and enjoy an unique experience to revitalize your system and rejuvenate your body. During this seven-day detox program you will learn skills for life and learn to let go of garbage that doesn´t serve your mind and body.

Every day starts with a morning water ritual followed by yoga, lectures, breath work and community sharing. It is a seven day water-fast with some minor fruit juices together with herbs and minerals to cleanse out the colon from the inside. Half way true the course you will be served an organic salad and on the last day you will be served a delicious meal. The rest of the week it is fasting with water, some juices and herbal teas.

The course will be held be Desmond O´Rafferty 80+ years with the health of a teenager ;-)

Timetable:

Friday 14 June

  • 16:00 – 19:00 Arrival

  • 19:00 – 19:30 A light meal

  • 19:30 – 20:30 Welcome and Info.

Saturday 15-20 June

  • 05:00 – 06:00 Morning wakeup and shower

  • 06:00 – 08:00 Morning Ritual Water Session

  • 08:30 – 09:00 Intake of Formula

  • 09:00 – 10:30 Yoga Practice

  • 11:00 – 12:30 Lecture on Nutrition, Emotional Stability and Wellness of Life

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Inspection and analysis

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Relaxing time

  • 16:00 – 17:30 Breath work

  • 18:30 – 19:30 A short film.

About Desmond O’Rafferty

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Desmond O´Rafferty, the leader of the course is 80 years old and has more than 45 years of experience in fasting, detox, yoga and breath-work. He has held this course all over the world and has helped thousands of people improve their digestion, let go of obstructive emotional patterns, and open up to life. 

Even doctors themselves had attended Desmond’s workshops and recommend them to their patients to cure various illnesses and diseases. Desmond has experienced people on wheelchairs suffering from MS, that began to walk free after the one-week course; people who suffering from diabetes, who stopped using their daily drugs.

Well-being, health and rejuvenation self-care along with a daily meditation and yoga practice has been Desmond’s interest for over 40 years. In the late 70’s his interest coupled with an interest in mastery of breath-work and led him to the hills of the Himalayas where he’d heard that a great Guru by the name of Babaji of Herikhan was teaching about it. This is where he was introduced into Kriya yoga by Babaji himself.

Desmond later traveled to Big Island of Hawaii and worked with Aunty Margaret, the renowned high Kahuna woman. She favored him with private and personal counselling and she showed him the art of cleansing from the sacred system that had been passed from healing women to women for over 5,000 years and was part of the inner knowledge of their shaman.

Desmond is an eighty-three-year-old man, a yogi full of vitality happy to share the secrets how to enjoy life fully and be grateful for what life has to offer.

Price

Price of workshop per person:

Single room: NOK 9600,-

Shared room (max 2 people)/Double room: NOK 7800,-

Price includes:

  • Workshop lectures and classes

  • Accommodation at Nøsen Yoga og Fjellhotell for 6 nights

  • Sheets, blankets, and towels

  • Complementary tea and infusion

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

Introduction of Ayurveda Cooking Classes and Massage

Introduction of Ayurveda Cooking Classes and Massage

This 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

  • 15:00 - 19:00 - Check in

  • 18:00 - 20:00 - Welcome with an Ayurvedic dinner

  • 20:30 Open ceremony around the fire

Day 1

  • 07:00 - 08:30 - Yoga practice

  • 09:00 - 10:00 - Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 11:00 - Ayurvedic History and Philosophy

  • 11:15 - 14:00 - Cooking and eating lunch

  • 14:00 - 16:00 - Free time or activities

  • 16:00 - 17:15 - Ayurvedic test

  • 17:30 - 19:00 - Cooking and eating dinner

Day 2 Open day talk

  • 06:00 - 08:00 - Yoga practice

  • 09:00 - 10:00 - Breakfast 

  • 10:00 - 11:30 - Introduction the Ayurvedic 6 tastes

  • 12.:00 - 14:00 - Cooking classes and eating lunch

  • 14:00 - 16:00 - Free time or activities

  • 16:00 - 17:15 - Learn and self-massage practice

  • 17:30 - 19:00 - Cooking classes and eating dinner

Day 3

  • 06:00 - 08:00 - Yoga practice

  • 09:00 - 10:00 - Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 11:00 - Introduction to medicinal herbs

  • 11:00 - 13:00 - Cooking classes 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 in a single room 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

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, a KPJAYI level 2 authorized teacher living in Nepal. You will have the opportunity to study yoga, Buddhism and meditation with her. Ellen, who holds a Masters Degree in Tibetan Buddhism and Himalayan Languages, will share the central ideas of Buddhism and introduce some of the life-changing meditation techniques practiced by the yogis of the Himalayas. The serene and quiet setting of Nøsen and its surroundings form the perfect setting for this retreat.

The day starts with yoga, where Ellen teaches Ashtanga in her characteristic way: supplying the practical Counted Vinyasa method with her playful approach to movement - inspired by dance and functional anatomy. With more than 20 years of teaching experience and a background as a professional dancer, Ellen is an extremely skillful Ashtanga practitioner and teacher, from whom you guaranteed will pick up some new moves. The class will start with meditation, then Mysore- style self practice and pranayama.

In the afternoon the classes will alternate between Ashtanga technique and Buddhist philosophy and meditation. We will delve deeper into the physical and mental aspects of practicing Ashtanga and look at how it prepares us for the higher limbs of yoga. We will also learn the philosophical foundation for meditation that makes possible the transformation of the mind. We will put this into practice during meditation sessions. Our aim will be to approach all aspects of yoga as a sadhana practice that can bring depth, a sense of purpose and joy into our lives!

Monday 24.06

  • 15:00 - 18:00 Arrival  

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

  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Tuesday 25.06

  • 06.30 - 08.30 Morning meditation and Ashtanga Yoga practice

  • 08.30 - 09.00 Pranayama

  • 09.00 - 10.00 Breakfast

  • 11.00 - 12.00 Introduction to Buddhist philosophy and meditation

  • 13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

  • 16.00 - 17.30 Chanting and meditation practice

  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

  • 20.00 - 21.00 Optional: Meditation self-practice

 Wednesday 26.06

  • 06.30 - 08.30 Morning meditation and Ashtanga Yoga practice

  • 08.30 - 09.00 Pranayama

  • 09.00 - 10.00 Breakfast

  • 11.00 - 12.00 Introduction to Buddhist philosophy and meditation

  • 13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

  • 16.00 - 17.30 Yoga technique and meditation

  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

  • 20.00 - 21.00 Optional: Meditation self-practice

 Thursday 27.06

  • 06.30 - 08.30 Morning meditation and Ashtanga Yoga practice

  • 08.30 - 09.00 Pranayama

  • 09.00 - 10.00 Breakfast

  • 11.00 - 12.00 Introduction to Buddhist philosophy and meditation

  • 13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

  • 16.00 - 17.30 Yoga technique and meditation

  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

  • 20.00 - 21.00 Optional: Meditation self-practice

Friday 28.06

  • 06.30 - 08.30 Morning meditation and Ashtanga Yoga practice

  • 08.30 - 09.00 Pranayama

  • 09.00 - 10.00 Breakfast

  • 11.00 - 12.00 Introduction to Buddhist philosophy and meditation

  • 13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

  • 16.00 - 17.30 Yoga technique and meditation

  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

  • 20.00 - 21.00 Optional: Meditation self-practice

Saturday 29.06

  • 06.30 - 08.30 Morning meditation and Ashtanga Yoga practice

  • 08.30 - 09.00 Pranayama

  • 09.00 - 10.00 Breakfast

  • 10.00 – 11.00 Introduction to Buddhist philosophy and meditation

  • 11:00   Check out  

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch  

What's included:

  • 5 nights accommodation

  • 3 delicious vegetarian/vegan meals daily

  • Tea & coffee

  • Wi-fi internet connection

  • 6 mornings of Ashtanga yoga

  • Meditation and pranayama

  • Ashtanga technique workshops

  • Buddhist philosophy 

What's not included?

  • Speciality teas, cakes and coffee from out coffee bar

  • Massages - available upon a request at additional cost 

About Ellen Johannesen

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Ellen Johannesen, originally a professional dancer, has practiced Ashtanga yoga for more than 20 years. Her first meeting with Ashtanga 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 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. 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. She since 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 teaches Ashtanga and Buddhist Practices internationally as well as running her own Ashtanga yoga shala in Kathmandu. Ellen speaks fluent Tibetan, has a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy and practice as well as Sanskrit and Indian philosophy.

http://ashtanganepal.com/

Price:

Total price for a workshop is based on type of accommodation:

  • Shared/Group room (max 4 participants): NOK 7000,- (without VAT: 6,462.50)

  • Single room: NOK 8500,- (without VAT: 7,801.79)

Introduction of Ayurveda Cooking Classes and Massage with Bruno Duval

Introduction of Ayurveda Cooking Classes and Massage with Bruno Duval

This 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

  • 15:00 - 19:00 - Check in

  • 18:00 - 20:00 - Welcome with an Ayurvedic dinner

  • 20:30 Open ceremony around the fire

Day 1

  • 07:00 - 08:30 - Yoga practice

  • 09:00 - 10:00 - Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 11:00 - Ayurvedic History and Philosophy

  • 11:15 - 14:00 - Cooking and eating lunch

  • 14:00 - 16:00 - Free time or activities

  • 16:00 - 17:15 - Ayurvedic test

  • 17:30 - 19:00 - Cooking and eating dinner

Day 2 Open day talk

  • 06:00 - 08:00 - Yoga practice

  • 09:00 - 10:00 - Breakfast 

  • 10:00 - 11:30 - Introduction the Ayurvedic 6 tastes

  • 12.:00 - 14:00 - Cooking classes and eating lunch

  • 14:00 - 16:00 - Free time or activities

  • 16:00 - 17:15 - Learn and self-massage practice

  • 17:30 - 19:00 - Cooking classes and eating dinner

Day 3

  • 06:00 - 08:00 - Yoga practice

  • 09:00 - 10:00 - Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 11:00 - Introduction to medicinal herbs

  • 11:00 - 13:00 - Cooking classes 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 in a single room 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

Silent Retreat and Meditation Immersion with V. Dhammadipa

Silent Retreat and 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 2019

The Norwegian Yoga Festival 2019

For all information and booking

http://www.norgesyogafestival.no

Welcome to Norway's Yoga Festival at Nøsen!

For the 5th year in a row, we organize Norway´s Yoga Festival in the beautiful mountains of Norway. This festival is a tribute to the growing yoga environment in Norway. Here you will meet Norway's foremost instructors and international teachers in Yoga and Buddhism.

You will be able to experience a variety of classes, lectures, debates and group discussions and we invite everyone to come and investigate and explore what yoga is. During the eight days of the festival, you will be able to meet over 20 teachers and choose from 108 classes, lectures, and debates. Simply to inspire and educate your further journey of yoga.

The classes are suitable for all levels. It will take place from morning until evening in three parallel yoga studios. You can explore a wide variety of practices and disciplines. Have good conversations with teachers and students. You will be able to participate in lectures, debates, seminars and discussions around various topics on Yoga and Buddhism, so you can make up your own mind about practices that serves you and give clarity and insight.

Every day you will enjoy three tasty meals served by our chefs, who prepare first-class vegetarian food. Between classes you can swim in the Storfjorden (glacier lake), lie in the grass and relax or enjoy magnificent mountain walks. We also rent bicycles, SUP boards, boats and canoes. Nøsen is a place for rest, play and enjoyable activities like trampolining, volleyball, climbing or swimming in our nearby waterfall.

Programme:

The mirror of the soul: Spiritual retreat in the Fagernes Mountains

The mirror of the soul: Spiritual retreat in the Fagernes Mountains

Le miroir de l’âme: Retraite spirituelle à la montagne

The Norwegian nature is vast, gentle and strong. The mountains are ancient and the air is constantly renewed. Water is running all over, like blood nourishing the peat, gently leaping under our feet. At 1000 meters altitude, the trees no longer grow and infinity becomes visible to our eyes.

The immersion into this nature; the large space, the rough elements and the silence filled with presence, is in itself an invitation to reconnect with our own original nature.

A spiritual retreat is an open space, a break, to allow deeper self-knowledge and an alignment with our true being. Far away from habits and distractions, we may dive inward and observe a gentle personal transformation, experienced in a group based on loving-kindness.

Any spiritual seeker may attend as long as you are open to all spiritual traditions and wish to experience the communal “living together”. The retreat is French-speaking and a good level of the language is required.


La nature norvégienne est vaste, douce et forte. La montagne est ancienne  et l’air sans cesse renouvelé. L’eau ruisselle partout comme le sang qui nourrit la tourbe, tapis tout doux qui bondit sous nos pieds. A 1000 mètres d’altitude, les arbres ne poussent plus et l’infini devient perceptible à nos yeux.

L’immersion dans cette nature ; dans les grands espaces, les éléments à l’état brut et le silence rempli de présence, est en soi une invitation à se reconnecter avec sa nature originelle.

Une retraite spirituelle est un espace vide, une pause, pour permettre une meilleure connaissance de soi et un alignement avec notre être profond. Loin des habitudes et des distractions, on peut plonger à l’intérieur et observer une douce transformation personnelle, vécue au sein d’un groupe bienveillant.

La retraite est ouverte à toute personne ayant une quête spirituelle sincère, une ouverture vers toutes les traditions du monde et une envie de vivre une expérience communautaire.

The teachings are drawn from various spiritual traditions and in particular from Sufism. The participants will be initiated in traditional practices adapted to our modern society:

  • Silent meditation and meditation in movement

  • Conscious breathing

  • Yoga and chi gong

  • Silent walking

  • Bathing in the lake

  • Land-art

  • Dance

  • Sharing circles

  • Healing touch

  • Prophetic healing practice

  • Recitation of divine names and mantras

  • Sufi meditation: Dhikr

  • Dervish Whirling: Samâ


L’enseignement est tiré des traditions spirituelles du monde, notamment le Soufisme.
        Les participants seront initiés à des pratiques traditionnelles adaptées à un public moderne :

  • La méditation silencieuse et en mouvement

  • La respiration consciente

  • Le yoga et le chi gong

  • La marche en silence

  • La baignade dans le lac

  • Le land-art

  • La danse

  • Les cercles de parole

  • Le toucher guérisseur

  • Des pratiques prophétiques de guérison

  • La récitation de Noms Divins et mantras

  • La méditation soufie : le Dhikr

  • La Danse Derviche Tourneur : le Samâ

The retreat is lead by Aya Annika Skattum.    

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 As a transpersonal therapist, art- and dance therapist and whirling dervish, she is enriched by 20 years professional experience both leading groups and individuals, by travelling the world, by attending pilgrimages, retreats and trainings, and by her long-term engagement to a female Sufi teacher. Of Norwegian origin, she grew up in Africa and has lived more than 20 years in France.


La retraite est menée par Aya Annika Skattum. Thérapeute psychocorporel, art-thérapeute, danse- thérapeute et derviche tourneur, elle est riche de 20 ans d’expérience professionnelle en groupe et en individuel, de nombreux voyages, pèlerinages, retraites et formations, et de son engagement auprès d’une Cheikha Soufie. D’origine norvégienne, elle a grandi en Afrique et a vécu plus de 20 ans en France.

Price:

Shared group room (max 4 pers.): kr 8700,- (without VAT: 8032,-)

Double/Twin room (max 2 pers): kr 9900,-  (without VAT: 9103,-)

Single room: kr. 11100,- (without VAT: 10175,-)

Price includes:

  • 6 nights at Nøsen Yoga og Fjellhotell,

  • fullpension: 3 vegetarian meals a day

  • and lectures

Travels: The flights, train and transfer by car should be organized and paid for individually. The transfer by car from Gol to the hotel (1h) should be booked at the hotel according to your train schedule. Aya may assist you in booking your train tickets and in any extension of your stay in Norway, in front of or after the retreat. Gol is situated half way between Oslo and Bergen, two beautiful cities to visit.

Information: annika.skattum@orange.fr / 06 22 74 44 37

Registration and payment before May 1st:


Les tarifs : en chambre partagée (max 4 pers.) 870€, en chambre double 990€ et en chambre individuelle 1110€ qui inclut 6 nuits en pension complète et l’enseignement.

Le voyage : Le vol, le train et le transfert en voiture doivent être organisés et payés individuellement. Le transfert en voiture de Gol à l’hôtel (1h) doit être réservé auprès de l’hôtel en fonction de vos horaires de train.  Aya peut vous assister pour la réservation des billets de train et pour une éventuelle prolongation de séjour avant ou après la retraite.

Gol se situe entre Oslo et Bergen, deux villes qui méritent une visite.

Renseignements : annika.skattum@orange.fr / 06 22 74 44 37

Asana and Introspection - Jivamukti Yoga Retreat with Jules Febre and Martyna Eder

Asana and Introspection - Jivamukti Yoga Retreat with Jules Febre and Martyna Eder

Fall is both the dusk and the dawn of the seasons, a magical time, a time ripe for harvesting the fruits of our labor both physical and spiritual. The regular cycle of the seasons produce a regular cycle of movement and as fall approaches most beings prepare themselves for the slower movement and solitude that winter will bring. It is marked by thankfulness and gratitude for what we have and a request for strength for the hardships to come. Asana practice keeps the body warm, limber and receptive to subtly while the more introspective practices of pranayama, pratyahara, dharana and dhyana can prepare the practitioner to delve into inner space.  

“If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour."

Victoria Erickson

We’re delighted to welcome back Jules Febre, together with Martyna Eder, for a full four- days Jivamukti Yoga Retreat. This will be an in depth exploration of our physical and spiritual practices and the Jivamukti Yoga method.

The Jivamukti Method is grounded in the original meaning of the Sanskrit word asana as “seat, connection” – relationship to the Earth. Earth implies all of life. Citing Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, which states that asana should be sthira and sukham, Jivamukti Yoga maintains that one’s relationship to others (asana) should be mutually beneficial and come from a consistent (sthira) place of joy and happiness (sukham). This is a radical idea that, when put into practice, can dismantle our present culture, which is based on the notion that the Earth and all other animals exist for our benefit and to be exploited for our own selfish purposes. So the practice of asana becomes more than mere physical exercise to keep one’s body fit or to increase strength or flexibility; it becomes a way to improve one’s relationship to all others and thus lead to enlightenment – the dissolution of the sense of separateness, the realization of the oneness of being, the discovery of lasting happiness.

A Jivamukti Yoga class is spiritual, uplifting and physically challenging. It emphasizes the physical yogapractice (asana), practiced in a continuous flow with a playful approach. While also including elements of chanting, music, meditaiton and yoga philosophy. The method originated in the 1980s in New York City, founded by Sharon Gannon and David Life, students of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Swami Nirmalananda and Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati.

JULES FEBRE

Jules Febre was born and raised in a section of New York City known as the Lower East Side. At the age of 13, Jules spent three months in India; two of which were spent in Mysore studying Ashtanga Yoga with Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois. During that time he was invited to share satsang with Swami Nirmalananda and Shyam Das, two radical yogis that have each contributed greatly to the progression of yoga in the West. At the age of 16 Jules began working at the Jivamukti Yoga School helping to clean, and is now considered one of the leading teachers of the Jivamukti Yoga method, teaching the method world wide as well as facilitating at the very highly regarded teacher training programs. 

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Jules travels and teaches for a major part of each year, including to Europe, Australia, Asia, and more. His classes offer a wide range and depth of understanding of Yoga Asana as well as Meditation, Chanting, and Yoga Philosophy.  

Teaching yoga is Jules’ passion. He is grateful to his teachers, Sharonji (Gannon), Davidji (Life) who he has had the privilege of studying with for over 15 years, for igniting his devotion to the Jivamukti Yoga practice and for inspiring countless students around the world. 

MARTYNA EDER

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Martyna Eder is an advanced certified Jivamukti Teacher, and an actress. Coming from an artistic and musical background, along with being a passionate animal rights activist, Jivamukti Yoga felt like home to her right away. After graduating teacher training, she let go of acting and dedicated her life fully to practicing, and teaching Yoga. She teaches regular classes at Jivamukti Berlin, as well as workshops and retreats all over the world. Martyna serves as a mentor in the Jivamukti 800- Hour Apprenticeship Program, and is part of the Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training faculty. Her biggest inspiration is the tireless animal rights and environmental activism of her teachers, Sharon Gannon and David Life, which she makes her priority to pass on to her students by conveying a loving and compassionate behavior towards all living beings, and by practicing non-violence in thoughts, words and actions as the first and foremost important step of all Yoga practices

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PRICING

Early bird (before April 31st):

Shared room: NOK 6200,- / 740$ (without VAT: NOK 5639 ,-)

Double room: NOK 6800,- (without VAT: NOK 6175,-)

Single room: NOK 7400,- (without VAT: NOK 6711,-)

 

Full price (from May 1st):

Shared room (max 3-4 people): NOK 7300,- / 870$ (without VAT: NOK 6739,-)

Double room: NOK 7900,- (without VAT: NOK 7275,-)

Single room: NOK 8500,- (without VAT: NOK 7811,-)

Pricing includes:

  • 16 classes of yoga, meditation, philosophy and Satsang 

  • 3 vegan meals per day

  • Accommodation in a room at Nøsen yoga og Fjellhotell