Revitalise and Relax: Yoga, Mindfulness and Natural Movement Holiday

Seven days of summer on the edge of the Rondane National Park 

Are you looking for a holiday that both energises you and develops a feeling of calm? Do you want to learn new skills of self-care? Have fun and meet new people? 

Would you like to spend time exploring wellbeing outdoors in nature?

Would you like to start practising yoga and release tension from your body? Would you like to build strength and move without restrictions through a Natural Movement practice? Would you like to become more mindful in your daily life? 

If Yes, then we would like to invite you to Venabu Fjellhotell our cosy hotel in the mountains, 2,5 hours by train from Oslo. 

We have created a special program that we would love to share with you! We understand how important is to stay healthy and have fun! This is a great chance for you to release stress and recharge your whole body and mind. An opportunity to learn new skills for a healthier, calmer and more productive life: a life filled with energy and wellbeing! 


 Holiday Highlights:

  • Daily yoga classes in different styles: find your favourite yoga style! 
  • Natural movement practice outside in nature 
  • Guided relaxation - recharge on every level: physical, mental and emotional 
  • Wild Mindfulness 
  • Experience Tapping, a technique to release tension and stress. 
  • Fire and dance evenings: have fun with new friends! 
  • Movie night 
  • Delicious meals every day
  • 6 nights at Venabu Fjellhotell, on the beautiful plateau of Venabygdsfjellet

Price: from 9950kr per person sharing a twin room

Supplement for a single room 100kr per night

Dates:

15th - 22nd August 2020

more dates to follow soon 

Group size:

minimum 4, maximum 8

 Skill level:

● Beginner

● Intermediate 

The programme is taught in English


Holiday Programme:

Each day has its own theme and practices. We will spend time indoors and outside in nature.

All sessions are taught in English.

Day 1:

Dinner and introduction: 18:30

Guided relaxation 20:00 - 21:00

Day 2: Introductory day - Observation

Breakfast: 8:00

Natural movement: 10:00 - 11:30 

Lunch break: 12:00 - 13:30 

Hatha Yoga: 14:30 - 16:00

Dinner: 18:30

Fire and dance: 20:00

Day 3: Power 

Breakfast: 8:00

Hatha Yoga: 10:00 - 11:30 

Lunch break: 12:00 - 13:30 

Natural Movement: 15:30 - 17:00

Dinner: 18:30

Recovery stretching: 20:00

Day 4: Mindfulness and release

Breakfast: 8:00

Wild Mindfulness: 9:30 - 13:00 

Yin yoga: 15:30 - 17:00

Dinner: 18:30 

Movie night: 20:00 

Day 5: Yin and yang: power and relaxation 

 Breakfast: 8:00

Natural movement: 10:00 - 11:30

Lunch break: 12:00 - 13:30

Natural movement: 16:00 - 17:30 

Dinner: 18:30

Yoga nidra: 20:00

Day 6: Mindfulness and letting go

Breakfast: 8:00

Wild Mindfulness: 9:00 - 12:00

Lunch break: 12:00 - 13:30 

Tapping: 14:00 - 15:00

Hatha Yoga: 16:00 - 17:00

Day 7:

Breakfast: 8:00

Hatha Yoga and natural movement: 10:00 - 12:00

Lunch: 12: 30 

Goodbyes after lunch


About your teachers:

Ania (Yoga)

Ania is a certified yoga teacher from Poland. Ania has studied yoga around the world in Thailand, Bali, Sweden and Poland.

Ania’s first passion was dance, which she practised for 16 years. She then found her passion for psychology in pedagogical studies to finally discovered Yoga. She fell in love with yoga at her first practice! 

Ania has been teaching yoga at Venabu since 2018. Her teaching style is calm and gentle. During practice Ania will help you to discover the meaning yoga that yoga has for you. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge and passion for yoga with you!

Antonia (Natural Movement)

Antonia is an athlete from Finland. She is one of the top athletes in mountain bike orienteering and has won several medals in the World Championships, European Championships and Finnish Championships. She also races in mountain biking, obstacle racing and has a background in cross country skiing. Previously Antonia also coached orienteering in Australia. 

Antonia is curious and loves to explore new ways of moving her body. Besides competitive biking she does this through yoga, parkour and climbing. Antonia’s teaching is inspiring and she never forgets the fun aspect of the practice! 

We go through the exercises together, step by step. You are encouraged to participate on your own individual level to get the most out of your practice.

Joy (Mindfulness)

Joy works leading groups in wild places, summer and winter. She is a UIMLA International Mountain Leader and BASI Nordic Ski Instructor. In her free time Joy loves to spend time outdoors: skiing, running or climbing. A mindfulness practitioner for many years, she now teaches mindfulness. Her work is united by her passion for helping people to express their potential and to explore their relationship with nature.

Originally a qualified physiotherapist the pull of the mountains became too strong, so she relocated to the Alps and now lives in Norway. Joy is also a Pilates teacher.


Yoga 

Yoga is a mind and body practice with a 5,000-year history in ancient Indian philosophy. Various styles of yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation. 

Benefits of yoga

● Improves flexibility, strength and posture

● Reduces stress

● Increases energy

● Help you to become more mindful

● Improves concentration 

● And much more..

Hatha Yoga

is a gentle practice with the basic yoga postures.

Yin Yoga

is a slow-paced yoga style in which poses are held for longer with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. 

Yoga Nidra

a guided meditation and conscious relaxation practice that aims to induce total physical, mental and emotional relaxation.


Natural Movement

Have you seen how young children play and move their agile bodies in every imaginable way?

This skill often gets forgotten when we get older. Old injuries, a lot of sitting and weakness in forgotten muscles makes our body's achy and stiff.

In natural movement we move our body in a natural way to strengthen and mobilize our whole body from toes to head! Unlock power, strength, balance and body awareness to find new energy!

You'll learn skills you can include in your exercise regime, use when you play with your kids, and get a body you can feel comfortable and proud in!

Practice these exercises safely under the guidance of a teacher. Antonia understands the importance of conditioning before exercise and getting back to a relaxed state afterwards. This way you'll get the most out of your practice.

"You don't stop playing when you get old. You get old when you stop playing!"


You may also be interested in our re-energising Yoga and Natural Movement weekend and our Mountain Mindfulness week.


Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a word that we hear almost everywhere nowadays. During this holiday you have the opportunity to discover mindfulness for yourself or to explore new practices outdoors in our Wild Mindfulness sessions. The beautiful, open landscape surrounding Venabu supports our practice as we use the senses to reconnect with ourselves and nature.

The benefits of mindfulness have been well documented, mindfulness:

  • helps to develop calmness, clarity and concentration
  • reduces stress, anxiety and rumination
  • helps memory and focus
  • helps us to be less emotionally reactive
  • supports relationship satisfaction

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