This course highlights the practice, history and development of yoga. From the classical sources to our contemporary approach. An investigation into why we stretch the body in order to expand our mind and how to focus on breath-work that goes deeper than just taking in oxygen. A course that highlights what yoga is, what is a good practice that supports it, and finally; how do we awaken to a greater clarity of yoga from within?

This course is a unique opportunity to study with Vijaya Kumar and Alexander Medin who are both distinguished yoga teachers and Sanskrit scholars in classical yoga philosophy.

The daily focus is: What is yoga? … and what is all the extra fuzz? What gives clarity of mind, insight, and understanding and what is everything else that distracts the body and mind? Our main focus is simply to light a torch that will provide a deeper insight into your own mind and promotes experiences of clarity and well-being. Something that gets clearer and better the more you approach it.

The days will begin with an early morning meditation / japa, followed by a yoga practice, breathing exercises, technique, studies and introduction to classic yoga texts. Before dinner every day, we will end with a light yoga practice, followed by philosophy and breathing exercises.

Between classes you can relax in front of the fireplace or enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery. There are great ski trails with panoramic views and it is just to buckle on the skis right outside our doorstep.

Nøsen is located in a magnificent natural resort area surrounded by high mountains and overlooking a beautiful lake. There will be plenty of time every day for hiking and outdoor activities.

We serve an exquisite vegetarian food and three meals a day are included in the price together with accommodation in a double room. If you want a single room, a small extra fee will be added. We do not serve alcohol.

This course is suitable for those seeking deeper wisdom in yoga and how to build a stronger personal practice to attain that. We are open to all levels, beginners and advanced. Some people come to deepen their practice other people just come to get a relaxing holiday in a beautiful environment.  Nøsen is open for everybody.

Welcome to Nøsen. Enjoy the tranquillity of the mountains and indulge in wholesome experiences that will provide you with an ease of mind, relaxed body and persistent well-being.

Thursday April 18th

  • 15:00 - 18:00 Arrival

  • 18:00 - 19:00 Soft Yoga, breathing, movement and relaxation

  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Friday April 19th

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Japa / Meditation

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Ashtanga Yoga, breath and deepening in practice

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 13:00 Time to relax or go skiing

  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 - 17:00 Time to relax or go skiing

  • 17:00 - 18:00 Soft Yoga and Breathing exercises that cleanse the body

  • 18:00 - 19:00 Basic Yoga Philosophy

  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Saturday April 20th

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Japa / Meditation

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Ashtanga Yoga, breath and deepening in practice

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 13:00 Time to relax or go skiing

  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 - 17:00 Time to relax or go skiing

  • 17:00 - 18:00 Soft Yoga and Breathing exercises that cleanse the body

  • 18:00 - 19:00 Yoga's modern history and development

  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Sunday April 21st

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Japa / Meditation

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Ashtanga Yoga, breath and deepening in practice

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 13:00 Time to relax or go skiing

  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 - 17:00 Time to relax or go skiing

  • 17:00 - 18:00 Soft Yoga and Breathing exercises that cleanse the body

  • 18:00 - 19:00 Yoga Sutras (classic yoga philosophy)

  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Monday April 22nd

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Japa / Meditation

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Led class

  • 09:15 - 10:15 Breathing exercises

  • 10:30 - 11:30 Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Classical Yoga Philosophy)

  • 11:30 - 12:00 Check out

  • 12:00 - 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 - 16:00 Departure

About the teachers

Vijaya Kumar:

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Vijaya Kumar Manja is raised in a traditional Brahmin family. He holds a PhD in yoga therapy and 15 years of traditional Sanskrit studies behind him. He is a graduate of Sringeri Mutt and Sanskrit College in Mysore. Vijaya has two Vidvat degrees in both Nyaya and Vedanta and become Indian champion in debate on Sankhya and Yoga. He runs his own traditional www.yogagurukula.in in his hometown of Pandeshwara, a village in southern India. Vijaya is a sought-after speaker in India and people come from all over the world to study with him in his Gurukulam.

Alexander Medin:

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Alexander Medin has been teaching yoga for 22 years. He was certified by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois In 2002, an award obtained only by 33 people. He has an MA in Sanskrit and Indian Religions and has had the privilege of traveling the world teaching yoga. Alexander is the founder of the "Yoga for Life" foundation, which has been responsible for the two projects "Back in Ring" and "Gangster Yoga". In 2015, Alexander took over the operation of Nøsen, which has subsequently been transformed into a beautiful Yoga Retreat Center and Mountain Hotel.

Price:

  • Group room: 4400 kr (without VAT: 4062 kr)

  • Double room: 5400 kr (without VAT: 4955 kr)

  • Single room: 6400 kr (without VAT: 5848 kr)

Price includes:

  • Accommodation for 4 nights at Nøsen Yoga og Fjellhotell

  • 3 nourishing vegetarian meals a day

  • 18 hours of tution

  • Tea, infusion and snacks within workshop

Price does not includes:

  • Café-menu, for instance specialty coffee or tea

  • Extra towels/linen

  • Pick-up from Fagernes/Gol