This 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, mind and soul. You will know your Ayurvedic constitution through an Ayurvedic test and 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 tasty and healthy 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.

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 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

  • 15:00 - 19:00 - Check in

  • 18:00 - 20:00 - Welcome with an Ayurvedic dinner

  • 20:30 Open ceremony around the fire

Day 1

  • 07:00 - 08:30 - Yoga practice

  • 09:00 - 10:00 - Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 11:00 - Ayurvedic  History and Philosophy

  • 11:15 - 14:00 - Cooking and eating lunch

  • 14:00 - 16:00 - Free time and activities

  • 16:00 - 17:15 - Ayurvedic test

  • 17:30 - 19:00 - Cooking and eating dinner

Day 2 Open day talk

  • 06:00 - 08:00 - Yoga practice

  • 09:00 - 10:00 - Breakfast 

  • 10:00 - 11:30 - Introduction of the Ayurvedic body type

  • 12.:00 - 14:00 - Cooking classes and eating lunch

  • 14:00 - 16:00 - Free time and activities

  • 16:00 - 17:15 - Learn and self-massage practice

  • 17:30 - 19:00 - Cooking classes and eating dinner

Day 3

  • 06:00 - 08:00 - Yoga practice

  • 09:00 - 10:00 - Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 11:00 - Introduction to the medicinal Norwegian’s herbs

  • 11:30 - 13:00 - Cooking and eating lunch

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: NOK 4900,-

Price includes:

  • Accommodation in a single room 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