1 Week Silent Retreat / Meditation Immersion With V. Dhammadipa

1 Week Silent Retreat / Meditation Immersion With V. Dhammadipa

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

The Norwegian Yoga Festival 2018

The Norwegian Yoga Festival 2018

For all information and booking

http://www.norgesyogafestival.no

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

THEME: "Traditions vs. trends in Yoga"

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

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

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

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

Welcome to the Norwegian Yoga Festival 2018!

Programme:

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 Mindfulness and Yoga - Summer Retreat with Jonathan Weber

Mindfulness and Yoga - Summer Retreat with Jonathan Weber

Join us for a rejuvenating 4 day retreat this summer in the beautiful setting of Nøsen Fjellhotel. With the transformative practices of mindfulness, compassion, and therapeutic yoga we learn to quiet the mind, open the heart, and heal the body; coming home to the peace of our authentic self.

Therapeutic yoga draws from many different styles of yoga to meet the individual where they are at in their physical and mental state, and restore balance to the whole system. We will be exploring a more gentle and mindful approach to yoga postures and movement that can be practiced by everyone. The emphasis will be the release of stress and tensions, while developing a more compassionate approach to our bodies, our challenges, and difficult emotions.

Mindfulness has become popular in our stressful modern times because of its documented benefits to improve well-being and its many therapeutic uses like reducing stress, anxiety, depression, and managing chronic pain or emotional reactivity. Mindfulness practice fosters present-moment awareness, helping us to become more focused, calm and resilient, so we can make wiser choices in our everyday life. Compassion and loving-kindness practices complement the mental training of mindfulness by working with attitudes that open the heart in an unconditional way, resulting in greater happiness and profound healing.

This retreat is especially suited for those looking to experience a quieter, more meditative form of yoga practice and to explore the healing potential of yoga and mindfulness.

Part of the retreat will be held in silence, to deepen the experience of self-reflection. No previous yoga or meditation experience required. Teaching is in English.

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GENERAL SCHEDULE

Friday, 27th July

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

Saturday - Monday, 28th - 30th July

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

Tuesday, 31st July

  • 0800 – 0930    Morning practice
  • 0930 - 1030     Breakfast
  • 1000 – 1230      Morning/Last session
  • 1300 - 1400      Lunch
  • 1400 -               Leave

JONATHAN WEBER

Jonathan has been practicing mindfulness in the traditional method of Vipassana meditation since he was 15. Through an experience of awakening with his first teacher Ram Dass in 1987, he dedicated himself to a path of yoga and meditation. With 30 years of experience in the practical study of Buddhism, Vedanta and yoga, he brings a broad understanding and deep wisdom to his teaching.

Originally from the USA, Jonathan has been innovative in bridging the practices of mindfulness and compassion with yoga. He began teaching mindfulness and compassion when he moved to Oslo in 2006, and was one of the first teachers in Norway to introduce Mindful yoga. He is also a co-teacher in the first Therapeutic Yoga Teacher training program in Norway, with founder Maja Thune.

Jonathan is certified in Mindful Hatha yoga and MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) with an Advanced Teacher training in Vinyasa yoga from Mark Stephens. He is also educated in Yin and Restorative styles of yoga. Jonathan is known for his warmth, soothing voice, and kind presence, creating a safe space for healing and insight.

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websites: http://www.jonathanweber.org

Prices

  • Single room: NOK 6,700,-
  • Double room: NOK 5,500,-
  • Group room: NOK 5,000,-

Price includes:

  • Accommodation for 4 nights in shared or single rooms at Nøsen Yoga og Fjellhotell
  • 3 nutritious vegetarian meals per day
  • Yoga and mindfulness tuition
  • Tea, infusion and snacks during workshop
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An Introduction to Acro-Yoga with Lukas Gustavson

An Introduction to Acro-Yoga with Lukas Gustavson

 

Crowd:

People who have had a taste of Acro yoga and wish to expand their skill set of flying asanas as well as understanding of Acro yoga

Purpose:

I wish to test my wings as a space holder and share the experience of efficient communication with more people

Place:

Nøsen Yoga og Fjellhotell -how to get here?

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Workshop description:

This is a weekend of full immersion into Acro yoga. For three days you will learn and attain many tools which will accelerate your own practice and create more stability for both flyers and bases. This course is suitable for beginners who are just starting out their practice but also for slightly more seasoned Acro yogis who wish to expand their practice and go deeper into its different aspects. Throughout the weekend we will go into flying acrobatics which include lots of dynamic movements and playfulness. We will also cover the Therapeutic flying aspects of Acro yoga which could be described as a blend of Acro and Thai massage. It’s not required to come with a partner or to bring a yoga mat.

Price includes:

  • Holistic and healthy vegetarian food
  • Hotel rooms at one of Norway’s most beautiful spots, Nøsen Yoga Retreat Center
  • All classes, workshops and meditations

 

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About the teachers:

 

Lukas Gustavson

Lukas has learned, taught and practiced Acro yoga all the way from Norway to New Zealand. Besides his great love for Acro he’s also completed over a thousand hours of teacher trainings involving Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Thai Massage. “The word yoga can be translated as Union and I have not seen any form of yoga which creates more Union than Acro Yoga. Within seconds complete strangers can gain a level of trust and understanding for each other that couldn’t be gained through a hundred years of small talk”

 

Rahel Güntert

From the beginning this journey has been a healing process for Rahel. Yoga has helped her out from suffering of anxiety and self doubt. A passion immediately turned into a lifestyle she couldn’t imagine of letting go again. When she started emerging herself into Acro Yoga she finally realized that touch and connection, she used to be afraid of more than falling, can be such a powerful and beautiful act of a human being. A journey through India and an intense course of 500h Ashtanga Vinyasa and Hatha in Rishikesh has opened the door to teach at many places and share exactly this union since more than two years.
“Acro Yoga for me is a place of connection, of union, trust and courage. A place I’ve met the most wonderful people. An act of openness. A moment of being myself and no one else.“

 

Schedule

 

Friday 17. 8.

  • 16:00 Welcome smoothie
  • 17:30-19:00 Acro Yoga Fundamentals
  • 19:00-20:00 Dinner
  • 20:30-21:00  Meditation

Saturday 18. 8. 

  • 07:30-09:00 Soft yoga
  • 09:00-10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00-10:30 Feet activation/flyer stability exercises
  • 10:30-11:30 Barefoot walk meditation/lake visit
  • 11:30-13:00 Acro Jam
  • 13:00-16:00 Lunch+leisure time
  • 16:00-17:00 Acro massage workshop
  • 17:00-19:00 Therapeutic flying fundamentals
  • 19:00 -20:00 Dinner

Sunday 19. 8. 

  • 07:30-09:00 Soft yoga
  • 09:00-10:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30-13:00 Acro Immersion
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch & Farewell

 

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