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

Therapeutic Yoga and Mindfulness for Healing Relationships

Therapeutic Yoga and Mindfulness for Healing Relationships

We welcome you to this long weekend retreat where you can get in deeper contact with yourself using mindful compassion and gentle yoga. Through this healing journey we will create a safe space where you can heal your wounds, transcend old blocks and soften rigid patterns, opening the way for a more authentic kind of love. In healing ourselves we can have better relations with the people around us; our friends, family, partner, colleagues, and strangers. And we can learn to meet even the ones we have difficulty and conflict with in a wiser and more compassionate way.

Our tools will be the practice of mindfulness, compassion, expressive art therapy, and soft yoga. We will work on setting healthy boundaries, getting in touch with our needs, expressing them, and developing healthy new patterns of relating and responding with compassion instead of defensive reactions. And we will explore the practice of forgiveness and letting go of the things which hold us back so that we can surrender to our true selves.

This is a retreat to heal our self, so that we can heal our relationships.

Everyone is welcome, no prior yoga experience necessary.


Maja Thune

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Maja is a certified teacher of Jivamukti yoga, yin yoga and hatha yoga. She has taught yoga and mindfulness around the world, including in Bali, Spain and the Sinai Desert. In 2016, Maja published the best-selling yoga book "yoga as therapy" in collaboration with Gunnar Egeberg, and has her own education in yoga therapy for health professionals and yoga teachers. She has developed yoga as a therapy form and used the powerful tools of yoga and mindfulness in hospitals, in the outpatient clinic and in her private practice as a psychotherapist. She is passionate about how yoga works as a medicine in the face of mental ailments such as stress, trauma and anxiety, and how a regular yoga practice can contribute to increased awareness, deeper presence and compassion in meeting with ourselves and others. She has experienced how a regular yoga practice can contribute to a desire to make a difference in the world, and has taken yoga from mat and into the world through her events "Love as Medicine" which is a movement where the intention is to create hope and transformation in psychiatry.

Jonathan Weber

Jonathan Weber is certified in Mindful Therapeutic yoga and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. With more than 30 years of experience in meditation, yoga, Buddhism, and non-dual wisdom traditions, along with a contemporary training in evidence-based mindfulness approaches, Jonathan has been teaching classes, workshops and retreats since 2006. He specializes in the integration of mindfulness and yoga, and how to transform our everyday suffering into wisdom, happiness, and a more compassionate response to life. He developed the first Mindful yoga training in Norway through Oslo Yoga studio, where he is a senior mindfulness instructor, and has also been a co-therapist in the Therapeutic Yoga training with founder Maja Thune. Over the years of his teaching, Jonathan has become known for his warmth, wisdom, and grounding presence.
He is also a published illustrator and visionary artist. His paintings have explored a visionary approach to ancient deities, goddesses, and archetypes, and was recently featured in the book, “Feminine Mysticism in Art; artists envisioning the divine.”


Thursday 3rd

  • 16:00 - 18:00   Registration*

  • 19:00 - 20:00   Dinner

  • 20:00 - 21:30   Welcome circle (sharing and meditation)

*Please, note that the reception closes at 19:00. In case you are arriving late, please, let us know and we will leave a key outside at the coffee bar.

Friday and Saturday 4th, 5th

  • 07:30 – 09:00 Gentle yoga and meditation

  • 09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast

  • 11:00 – 13:00 Morning session (inquiry, writing, expressive arts)

  • 13:00 – 17:00  Lunch and personal time

  • 17:00 – 19:00 Afternoon session (yoga, discussion, compassion)

  • 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner

  • 20:00 – 21:30 Evening session (sharing, meditation, yin yoga)

Sunday 6th

  • 07:30 – 09:00  Yoga

  • 09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast

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

  • 11:00 – 13:00 Closing circle, Integration

  • 13:00 - 14:00   Lunch and departure

Prices per person:

  • Single room: 6350 kr (without VAT: 5835 kr)

  • Double / Twin room (2 people per room): 5900 kr (without VAT: 5433 kr)

  • Group room (3-4 people per room): 5450 kr (without VAT: 5032 kr)

Price includes:

  • Accommodation for three nights with Nøsen Yoga and Fjellhotell

  • All meditation and yoga classes

  • Three healthy vegetarian dishes a day

  • Complementary tea and coffee

  • Linens and towels

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)