Are you curious about Tai Chi or would you like to deepen your practice? From 8th September to 10th September, Ann Danaiya Usher comes to Nøsen where she will hold an intensive Tai Chi workshop suiting both beginners and advanced students.

Tai Chi is a broad term describing a Chinese training form with elements from both meditation and self-defense. There are several Tai Chi styles like Yang, Chen, Sun, Wu, named after the Chinese families who created them in the 1700-1800s. All of these can be recognized as Tai Chi, with graceful, floating movements that emphasize martial arts and meditation to different degree. The form of Tai Chi that Ann Danaiya Usher practices falls within the Yang style. It was developed by a taoist monk, Moi Linshin (Mei Linxin), who moved from Hong Kong to Canada in the 1960s. With 108 movements, the form emphasizes health-related aspects of Tai Chi, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, relaxation.

Through stretching and gentle twists, all parts of the body, and especially the spine, are in constant motion - extension, contraction and rotation. It is a comprehensive exercise that strengthens the body, improves blood and lymphatic circulation, and increases the sense of well-being.


Friday, September 8, 2017

17.00               Welcome
18.15                Dinner
20.00             Open evening practice

Saturday, September 9, 2017
8.00                 Breakfast
9.30 – 12.45     Tai Chi practice
13.00                Lunch and rest
15.00 – 18.00   Tai Chi practice
18.15                 Dinner
20.00              Open evening practice 

Sunday, September 10, 2017
8.00                 Breakfast
9.30 – 12.45     Tai Chi practice
13.00                Lunch and rest
15.00 – 16.30   Tai Chi practice
16.30                Tea and farewell

Registration information

To register for this workshop, kindly send an email to, indicating the name(s) of workshop participants and of others who will be joining, as well as your tentative dates. For visitors coming from outside of Norway, the Valdres Express bus takes you from Oslo or Oslo International Airport to Fagernes. There, Nøsen can arrange for pick up by minibus at a cost of NOK 150 per person. 

Price of the workshop is NOK 3000. 'Extra guests' - family and friends - are welcome for NOK 900 per night. This rate includes accommodation and three meals per day. Workshop participants can also extend their stay and take extra holiday days at Nøsen before and/or after a workshop for NOK 900 per night. Children 3-16 years are offered a half prize and babies are free.

The price includes:

  • 2 nights at a group room in Nøsen Yoga and Mountain Lounge (single rooms are available for an extra charge of 300 kr per night),
  • Towels and bed linen,
  • 3 nutritious, vegetarian meals per day (first meal is dinner on Friday and last meal is tea and dessert at about 4 pm on Sunday),
  • Dessert for tea in the afternoons, Saturday and Sunday (for extra coffee or specialty tea you pay extra),
  • Tai Chi practice and teaching,
  • VAT is included in the price.

Other information

The area offers fantastic opportunities to enjoy a rich outdoor life. At Nøsen, you can borrow canoes or rent a motorboat for 500 kr per 2 hours and there are many fishing possibilities in the Storfjorden water. You can also attend the yoga class led by Alexander Medin or his assistanting teachers. R. Alexander Medin has taught yoga around the world for over 20 years. In 2002, he was certified by the legendary Sri K. Pattabhi Jois from Mysore, India. An award only 35 people in the world have achieved.