The Norwegian Yoga Festival 2019

The Norwegian Yoga Festival 2019

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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.


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.    


 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.


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: / 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 : / 06 22 74 44 37

Develop a self-practice: An introduction to Ashtanga Yoga

Develop a self-practice: An introduction to Ashtanga Yoga

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 summer weekend in a relaxing environment of the Norwegian mountains!


Friday 2 August

  • 17:00 Arrival and welcome smoothie

  • 18:00 - 19:00 Soft yoga

  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Saturday 3 August

  • 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 4 August

  • 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: 3000,-

Double room accommodation: 3600,-

Single room accommodation: 4000,-

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.


From grain to bread: Learn to bake with sourdough with Ida Albertsen

From grain to bread: Learn to bake with sourdough with Ida Albertsen

"Baking with sourdough - isn't that very difficult? I don't have time for that."

In this workshop, you will find that baking with sourdough can be easy and helpful in many way. It takes less time than baking with yeast, it tastes much better than yeast bread, you know exactly what the bread contains and, not the least, it can solve an essential challenge in many people: pain in the stomach. No more puffy stomachs after the bread meals!

At Nøsen Yoga and Fjellhotell, we come to a practical and pleasant course where you can try everything you need to bring your leaven into your everyday life. We will bake bread, sweet baking and biscuits. There will be tastings and all you bake, you will bring home alongside with a fresh and bubbly sourdough starter.




  • 16:00 - 18:00 - Arrival

  • 19:00 - 20:00 - Dinner


  • 07:00 - 08:30 - Morning Yoga

  • 09:00 - 10:00 - Light breakfast and smoothies

  • 10:00 - 11:00 - A little theory of what leaven is and how to maintain the starter

  • 11:00 - 13:00 - Leisure

  • 13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch

  • 14:30 - 17:30 - We meet to grind flour, put dough together and make a leaven

  • 17:30 - 19:00 - Leisure

  • 19:00 - 20:00 - Dinner


  • 07:00 - 08:30 - Morning Yoga

  • 09:00 - 10:00 - Light breakfast and smoothies

  • 10:00 - Check-out

  • 10:00 - 13:00 - We meet to cut bread, shape cinnamon rolls, bake and taste.

  • 13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch

Nøsen Yoga and Fjellhotell is situated in scenic surroundings, so I highly recommend using the time between the leavening sights to enjoy what nature has to offer.

About Ida Julie Dark Albertsen


My name is Ida Julie Mørk Albertsen and I am running the Surdeigshimmelriket in Norway. I keep running courses in baking with sourdough.

I love to cook and have always been curious about leaven. I started experimenting with leaven about 4 years ago, and when the first starter reached the light of day, I was in love! I've experimented and made all mistakes you can make with the leaven, and just get more and more hooked. And as a crazy bonus, the fermented dough, which is leaven, has cured my husband's IBS disease! When I started with sourdough I was so confused by how complicated I, as a beginner, thought the recipes for sourdough were. Therefore, I make a big point in my courses to simplify and make everything as easily understandable as possible. Sourdough for the people.

Can you knit? I usually compare it to learning to bake with leaven with learning to knit. If you can't knit, you only see a few sticks and some yarn, but if you knit you might see a pair of socks or a sweater with a pattern (if you are good) when you look at the pins and the yarn. Similar with sourdough baking, too. There are some codes that must crack by practicing. And when they're jacking you can impress yourself (and others) with your talents

For more information and inspiration you can check out the instagram page or my facebook page: Surdeigshimmelriket.

Prices per person:

  • Single room: 4400 kr (without VAT: 4038 kr)

  • Double / Twin room (2 persons in the room): 4000 kr (without VAT: 3681 kr)

  • Group room (4 people per room): 3600 kr (without VAT: 3324 kr)

Price includes:

  • Accommodation for two nights with Nøsen Yoga and Fjellhotell

  • All baking classes and lectures

  • Rental of equipment and ingredients

  • Yoga practice

  • Three healthy vegetarian dishes a day

  • Complementary tea and coffee

  • Linens and towels

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 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. 


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 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





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

Awakening: Traditional Yoga & Art Therapy

Awakening: Traditional Yoga & Art Therapy

Give yourself these days to set aside routines, obligations and expectations. Daniela invites you to make the space to find and reconnect with the sparkling light within you. This will be a peaceful weekend surrounded by Norwegian nature, yoga practice, art workshops and delicious plant based food, which will nourish you from inside out. 

This weekend will allow peeling off your layers; starting from the physical body aiming to your deepest and most sacred place within. It is an opportunity to practice yoga postures-asanas and learn breathing exercises-pranayama for the physical body in a safe environment, as well as to practice meditation and mantras to find mental peace. In addition, there will be an internal exploration in a joyful and free way through the creation of visual arts. 

 Yoga and psychology are mental disciplines, which aim to make one self feel more fulfilled. Yoga is the oldest and purest form of psychology. By the principle that Yoga is the cessation of the disturbances of the mind, Patanjali gives notice to the mental strength that we can develop through this practice. He reminds us of that the internal and external distractions lead to misery, but gives us a path to find peace and joy by stopping them. Interestingly enough, Freud points out that the unconscious mind makes a person act in a certain way or another. In both disciplines, modifications or disturbances in the mind are unconscious, enabling consciousness to be awakened for a better life.

 In Yoga, the body is the means by which we can purify, find and transform ourselves. The asana practice and breathing exercises will enable us to go through a journey from the physical body towards the deepest and most sacred place within ourselves. Daniela aims to combine traditional methods of Yoga practice together with her expertise in Psychology and Art Therapy, providing a playful way to reconnect with yourself



  • 14.00-16.00 Check-in/Arrival

  • 16.30-17.00 Words of welcome

  • 17.00-18.30 Light Hatha Yoga Class

  • 19.00-20.00 Dinner

  • 20.00-21.00 Trataka/Meditation


  • 06.30-07.15 Mantras/ Pranayama / Meditation

  • 07.20-08.55 Awakening Hatha Yoga Practice

  • 09:00-10.00 Breakfast

  • 10.00-12.00 Art-Therapy Workshop

  • 13.00-16.00 Lunch & Free Time

  • 16.00-17.00 Yoga Philosophy

  • 17.00-18.30 Heart Opening Yoga Practice

  • 19.00-20.00 Dinner



  • 06.30-07.15 Mantras/Pranayama/Meditation

  • 07.20-08.55 Awakening Hatha Yoga Practice

  • 09.00-10.00 Breakfast and check-out from rooms

  • 10.00-12.00 Art-Therapy Workshop

  • 13.00-14.00 Lunch

  • 14.00-15.00 Closing session

About Daniela Rivera Arredondo


Daniela found yoga in London in 2007 whilst studying a Masters in Psychoanalysis. As a psychologist, she’s always been fascinated by the human mind. With a passion for sports, loving anything that makes the body feel alive and loving Arts and Nature, she found the perfect union of all her passions in yoga.
Daniela has left her profession aside to be fully dedicated to teach and expand her learning in Yoga. In 2011 she became a Hatha Yoga teacher and has been practicing and learning from recognised teachers based on the Bishnu Ghosh lineage. 

She has also been practicing ashtanga-vinyasa yoga since 2016 and has been learning with R. Saraswasti Jois and with Rolf Najoukat in India.  She became a Yoga teacher for children in 2016 and holds a certification from Kaivalyadham Institute- India in Traditional Yoga/ Philosophy. Since 2011, Daniela has had the fortune of sharing her passion in numerous countries in the world.  

After nine years of studies in Mental Health –Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Art Therapy, Daniela is convinced yoga heals people’s minds and bodies in a very integral way. 

Yoga makes you love yourself and become a better person for the world. Yoga makes you see how strong you can be when you feel weak and reminds you how vulnerable you are when you feel strong. 

Yoga has come into my life as magic and that’s how I like to share it with my students…

Workshop includes:

  • two nights of accommodation at Nøsen Yoga & Mountain Retreat, with linen & towels, 

  • three delicious vegetarian meals a day prepared as a buffet

  • all yoga classes and workshops

  • tea & coffee available during the day

Price does not include: transport and pick-up services from train and bus stations

  • Pick up services cost 150 kr from Fagernes, and 200 kr from Gol. The price is one way per person.

  • Please, contact us in advance on about available times before you purchase your ticket.

Price per person:

  • Shared room:  2,950 NOK (without VAT: 2723 NOK)

  • Double/twin room: 3,350 NOK (without VAT: 3081 NOK)

  • Single room: 3,700 NOK (without VAT: 3393 NOK)