Vinyasa yoga retreat with Igor Coelho and Bjørn Jakobsen

Vinyasa yoga retreat with Igor Coelho and Bjørn Jakobsen

Deepen your experience of yoga through vigorous vinyasa yoga practice. Join yoga teacher Igor Coelho and Bjørn Jakobsen in this full-packed dynamic workshop to raise your energy, increase contentment, and sharpen your focus.

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Program

Friday 30th November

  • 15:00 – 17:00 Checking-in

  • 17:00 – 19:00 Vinyasa Fusion

Two teachers combining their Vinyasa teaching styles to explore and open up for new knowledge and patterns in the body and mind. Both teachers will here be presenting their unique way of teaching, and support and guide the participants on the path of transformation.

  • 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner

Saturday 1st December

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Organic Flow

This vigorous Vinyasa class is a journey of connecting breathing, fluid conscious movement with moments of stillness, process of surrender, bringing full awareness to the present moment. Is an opportunity to reestablish a closer contact with all the layers of who you really are, truth and love.

  • 9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast

  • 11:00 – 13:00 Handstand Workshop

Learn the basic principles of alignment in a handstand and work on different exercises that can be implemented into your yoga practice, creating a strong and sustainable practice. All bodies are different, so we will explore different approaches and tools.

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

  • 17:00 - 19:00 Yin Fusion

The world we live in is constantly offering us information, actions, reactions and expecting us to do. When we really commit into the release of all efforts and allow ourselves to be, as we are, we find ourselves in a state of simple being. We will notice when we start to relax more into the postures, body gets more spacious. This can lead you into new areas to explore, whether it means you can go deeper or maybe feel new sensations that you never had. Try not to fight your way through it, but instead calm your breath, body, mind and be open to the changes in the soul.

  • 19.00 – 20:00 Dinner

Sunday 2nd December

  • 07:00 – 09:00 Vinyasa RISE

In this vinyasa class we will start with a guided meditation and pranayama, before finding strength, stability and freedom in poses that will lead you into arm balances. Letting go of old habits, and though anatomy explorations and principles of gravity, you will feel lighter and RISE. 

  • 9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast

  • 11:00 - 13:00 Finding Backspace Workshop

Isolating our spine from the rest of the body gives us the wonderful capacity to feel the numbness and limitations we hold. Traveling through the spaces of our spinal cord makes us realize not only that the whole body is attached to our spine through nerves and electricity impulses that travel through the heart to the brain.

As we open our hearts we are able to give to others and to the world but working on the back aspects of our heart chakra brings us to the point of acceptance and receiving. We are mystical beings in need for trust that the universe has got our backs.

Physically we will explore heart openers initiated from the support of backspace.

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Goodbye and departure

About the teachers

Igor Coelho (500 RYT)

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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.

Bjørn Jakobsen (900 RYT)

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Bjørn is a former gymnast and has worked in the fitness industry for many years. He is a licensed personal trainer from AFPT and has presented group classes and done workshops all over Norway and abroad. He likes to combine strength and elements of movement in his classes with a playful approach.

In his yoga journey he found a lot of resistance in being still, finding patience and peace.  This led to exploring yin, pranayama and meditation. When noticing the effect, it had on the mind – being flexible changed from doing the splits, to find new ways of looking at things. Being physically strong, changed to show vulnerability and ask for help and guidance.

Workshop price:

Shared room accommodation: 2900,-

Single room accommodation: 3500,-

Price includes:

  • Accommodation at Nøsen Yoga og Fjellhotell for two 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

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

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