In this week-long training retreat, we will immerse in a mindful and compassionate approach to yoga practice. This is both an educational retreat in applied Mindful yoga as well as a time for personal development and transformation. Mindful yoga is inspired by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, bridging Western science and psychology with the ancient traditions of Buddhist yoga and Hatha yoga, offering a therapeutic approach to yoga asana. Using modern research, we can document the beneficial effects of attention training and loving-kindness techniques in working with common psychological and emotional disorders, as well as in developing positive mental states and the interruption of negative habits.

For teachers, this is an opportunity to get hands-on knowledge about how to integrate and teach mindfulness and compassion into yoga practice. For those on a personal path of yoga or mindfulness, it is an opportunity to experience the benefits of a week-long immersion in mindfulness, compassion, and yoga, while learning tools for greater transformation towards inner peace and well-being.

This retreat is open to anyone interested, and is of special interest for yoga teachers and MBSR/mindfulness instructors.  It can count as the second module of the 100 hr training program in Mindful yoga through Oslo Yoga, and represents 50 hrs of teaching time. In this week-long retreat we will be emphasizing the practical application of the theory that is explored in the first module. Module 1 and module 2 can be taken in any order, or independently.

If you are interested in the full 100 hour training through Oslo Yoga, read more here:

http://www.osloyoga.no/laererutdanning/mindfulyogaeducation/l

Or contact Jonathan with any questions: jonathan.rigpa@gmail.com

 

Topics explored:

Asana practice

  • Bringing healing elements into practice

  • Integrating the breath into practice

  • Cooling and Heating, Tension and Release

  • Performance vs self-discovery

Mindfulness

  • Sitting meditation and Moving meditation

  • Focused meditation and Open meditation

  • How to teach mindfulness meditation

  • Self-kindness and Compassion meditations

Applied Psychology

  • How to meet with difficulty

  • Cultivating positive mental states

  • Transforming negative habits

  • Finding greater wholeness and well-being

Philosophy

  • Common elements of Buddhist and Yoga/Sankhya philosophy

  • 8-fold path of Buddhism and 8 limbs of Yoga sutras

  • Bramaviharas; The four qualities of Wise Love

  • Integrating philosophy into classes and practice

Structuring classes

  • How to sequence and structure Mindful yoga classes

  • Working with asanas; which to use when and why

  • Exploring different styles of yoga

  • Blending different styles to create a Mindful yoga class

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GENERAL SCHEDULE

Sunday 17th March

  • 15:00 – 17:00 Arrive for registration

  • 17:30 - 19:00 First session

  • 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner

  • 20:00 – 22:00 Evening class/talk

                                                                                                          

Monday - Friday 18th- 22nd March

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Morning class

  • 09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 13:00 Session                             

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Break

  • 16:00 - 19:00 Session              

  • 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner

  • 20:00 - 21:30 Evening class/talk       

Saturday 23rd March

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Morning class

  • 09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast

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

  • 11:00 - 13:00 Final session                             

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

  • after 14:00 Departure

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.

  websites: http://www.jonathanweber.org

websites: http://www.jonathanweber.org

Prices

Early bird (before January 17th):

  • Single room: NOK 10.300,-

  • Group shared room (max 4 people): NOK 8.500,-

Standard price (from January 17th):

  • Single room: NOK 11.300,-

  • Group room: NOK 9.500,-

Price includes:

  • Accommodation for 6 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

  • VAT

How to book:

Until the end of February 2019, there is a possibility to book your place with a deposit of 50% of the total amount.