The Joy of Ayurveda retreat will inspire you to learn and discover the traditional art of the Indian medicine, Ayurveda.

Ayurveda is one of the oldest medicine in the world and the Sanskrit word itself can be translated as ”the sacred knowledge of life”. Ayurveda, through a holistic approach, reaches to understand how your body, emotions, and sensations work around different seasons while defining the role of five elements that compose not only our environment but also our bodies.

This weekend is perfect for those who would like to learn how to cook according to a body type(s) to balance body and mind. At the end of the weekend, you will have good theoretical knowledge and overview about the Ayurvedic history and philosophy of Ayurveda, and furthermore you will be able to practically implement it while preparing yourself a meal. During our cooking classes, you will learn the fundamental principles of cooking with Ayurveda, the importance of six tastes, and how to use spices and herbs to create balanced and delicious meals. You will be able to understand the role of five elements in your body.

The day will start with a gentle Ying yoga massage taught by Elise Svendsoy, a certified Yin Yoga instructor and a nutritionist. You will travel into yourselves with different afternoon activities like concentration techniques, open senses and chakras meditation. Furthermore, Bruno will share with you how to improve your health by auto-massage and teach you the Ayurvedic reflexology with all the benefits you can gain from practicing it on a regular basis.

This week, The Joy of Ayurveda will wake up your senses, balance your body and mind, and you will get into the real self with a mindfulness holiday.


Day 0

  • 3pm to 7 pm check in

  • 6pm to 8pm welcome with an Ayurvedic diner

  • 8:30pm Open ceremony around the fire

Day 1

  • 7am to 8:30am                      Yin yoga massage

  • 9am to 10am                         Breakfast

  • 10am to 11:00am                  Ayurvedic  History and Philosophy

  • 11:15am to 2pm                    Cooking and eating lunch

  • 2pm to 4pm                            Free time

  • 4pm to 5:15pm                      Ayurvedic test

  • 5:30pm                                  Open senses meditation

  • 6pm to 8pm                           Cooking and eating dinner

Day2 Open day talk

  • 6am to 8am                           Yin yoga massage

  • 9am to 10pm                         Breakfast 

  • 10pm to 11:30am                  Introduction of the Ayurvedic body type

  • 12am to 2pm                         Cooking and eating lunch

  • 2pm to 4pm                            Free time

  • 4pm to 5:15                            The importance of the 6 Ayurvedic tastes

  • 5:30 to 5:45pm                       Guide chakras meditation

  • 6pm to 8pm                            Cooking and eating dinner

Day 3

  • 6am to 8am                            Yin yoga massage

  • 9am to 10am                          Breakfast

  • 10am to 11:00am                   Ayurvedic daily routine

  • 11:30am to 2pm                     Cooking and eating lunch

  • 2pm to 4pm                             Free time

  • 4pm to 5:30pm                        Introduction and practice of auto massage

  • 6pm to 8pm                             Cooking and eating dinner

  • 8:30pm to 9pm                        Closing day by a quiz

Day 4

  • 6am to 8am                             Yin yoga massage

  • 9am to 10am                            Breakfast

  • 10am to 11:00am                     Introduction to the medecinales herbs

  • 11:30am to 2pm                       Cooking and eating lunch

  • 2pm to 4pm                               Free time

  • 4pm to 5:15pm                          Ayurvedic baking and drinks

  • 5:30pm to 6pm                          Ayurvedic concentration techniques

  • 6pm to 8pm                               Cooking and eating lunch


Day 5

  • 6am to 8am                             Yin yoga massag

  • 9am to 10am                           Ayurvedic tea and cake

  • 10am to 11:30am                    Surprise me and challenge yourself,                                                 Cook and Ayurvedic brunch

  • 11:30am to 12:30pm               Closing ceremony and graduation of the certificate

About Bruno Duval

Bruno is a head chef from France with 12 years of experience around the world running some of the healthiest kitchens. In his travels, he came across the Art of Ayurveda in India and has been studying and researching it ever since in the disciplines of diet, nutrition, and massages. As a chef he has always been passionate about exploring, therefore, learning about the Ayurvedic lifestyle as a way of life has enhanced his general outlook on food and diet. Now Bruno wants to help others to learn this ancient art and inculcate everyone to incorporate the Ayurvedic diet into his or her daily lives for a healthier and balanced life.

Workshop price

  • in a single room with an en-suit bathroom: NOK 9.875,-

  • in a shared room per person: NOK 8.375,-

Price includes:

  • Accommodation at Nøsen Yoga og Fjellhotell

  • All cooking classes and lectures within the workshop including rental of tools and providing the ingredients

  • Yoga classes within the workshop

  • Three healthy vegetarian meals a day

  • A graduation certificate

  • Complementary tea and coffee

  • Sheets and towels

  • VAT

Price does not include:

  • Products from our Café menu, such as special coffee and tea

  • Pick up from/to Fagernes or Gol