Immerse yourself into the practice of yoga, while being surrounded by the beautiful rural nature, during this relaxing and rejuvenating retreat
This retreat will be a for everyone that want to invest some time to reflect, relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. It will be personal journey, nourishing body, mind and soul on a beautiful location. Yoga, meditation, healty food and ultimate relaxation is what it is all about.
The days will start with a hatha yoga practice including pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation. During the day you’ll have time to rest and relax, take a massage, read a good book, explore the surroundings or enjoy the sauna. In the afternoons there will be a yin yoga practise and we will explore chanting, breathing and meditation together. Every day we will work with a different theme in the classes and make use of sound, mantra and essential oils in order to engage the senses and to relax body & mind. There will be a possibility to book a massage. We’ll finish our days with a yummy dinner.
The retreat is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced yoga practitioners.
The yoga classes
The aroma of essential oils stimulate the part of the brain that affects emotion. When you breathe oil molecules they are received by the brains olfactory centre via the nostrils. Essential oils communicate to the limbic system to recall or release stored emotions and memories. The limbic system, that is responsible for the storage of emotions and memories, gets stimulated and sends information to the autonomic nervous system and activates the para-sympathetic nervous system that is responsible for homeostasis in the body, a state of well-being and balance. Using essential oils in the yoga practise can help to release tension and emotions that can appear. At the end of the retreat you will know more about the effect of the essential oils on body and mind and how to use them.
Sound & Mantra
Sound is a form of energy, it consists of vibrations that we can feel and hear. Sound is a subtle form of space. What we can hear is a union of sound and space. You can reach silence with the help of sound. Silence is a part of sound. Every sound has its own effect on body and mind. During the retreat we will work with mantra’s. A mantra is a syllable, a word or a group of words that has a psychological and spiritual power. ‘Man’ – means ‘mind’or ‘thinking proces’ and ‘Tra’ – means ‘instrument’ or ‘going beyond’. So literally a mantra is an instrument to go beyond the mind and it’s thinking process.
Friday & Saturday
08.30 | hatha yoga class
10.00 | Breakfast
Morning time for walks, massage, sauna
13.00 | Lunch
Afternoon free time, walks, sauna, kayaking
17.00 | afternoon yoga, sound practices and guided meditation
19.00 | dinner
During the retreat we will stay at Dybing farm located in between Egersund and Flekkefjord. The farm is located near Heskestad in Lund county, 95 km south of Stavanger (about 1.5 hours driving) or 160 km north of Kristiansand (about 2.5 hours).
Dybing Farm is located on 250 privately owned acres of fields, meadows and forest, overlooking the trout-rich Dybing Lake nestled below majestic mountains in the peaceful valley that “time forgot”. The only sound that breaks the stillness is birdsongs, distant sheep-bells, gurgling water in the nearby creek or the rush from waterfalls across the lake. You will treasure the peace and tranquility of the place. At Dybing Farm you can lower your shoulders, relax and renew.
Siristova the crown jewel of Dybing Farm
All guests will stay in Siristova the crown jewel of Dybing Farm. With its heavy rough Norwegian timber, grass roof, wood carvings and exquisite stone work, it is a monument in the wilderness. Siri House (1500 sq. ft) is tastefully decorated with multiple artistic details and high standards. The atmosphere is elegant, nostalgic and cozy. You will enjoy a large living area with natural stone fireplace, solid wood hand-crafted dining table seating 12 and a fully equipped kitchen with exclusive materials like natural stone, granite and a solid timber bar. The bedrooms are situated in two separate wings on each side of the living area, 2 bedrooms in each wing with a tiled and heated floor bathroom between.
The daily yoga classes will be given in Pederlåven, by the panoramic window. Soaking in the gorgeous view of peaceful Dybing Lake in combination with the yoga practice gives you a renewed perspective on life.
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The price for this all-inclusive retreat is 3950,- NOK it includes:
- 5 yoga classes (90 min. | incl. yoga equipment and essential oils used)
- 3 nights of accommodation, bedlinen and towels | based on room sharing (2 pers. a room)
- Delicious vegetarian food | breakfast, lunch and dinner as described on the program
- Use of sauna and Canoes
There are 8 spots available
Massages & transportation are NOT included
There are also 2 karma yoga spots available. You pay NOK 1950,- and will help in the kitchen and with the dishes during the retreat.
Payment & Cancelation
To confirm your reservation, deposit of 1000 NOK is required. No refund possible. Final payment is required by the 26th October 2016. In case of cancelation after the 26th October 2016 100% payment of full fee is applicable.
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