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NORWAY YOGA RETREAT: YOGA & HIKING IN THE FJORDS

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EXPLORE: NORWAY YOGA AND ADVENTURE RETREAT

Update: July 2019 retreat is currently half full.

As this retreat is very popular and takes place only once a year, we recommend registering early.

 

Norway will steal a piece of your heart and take away your breath with its majestic magnificence. This Norway yoga adventure retreat is a very special journey that combines a nature exploration with a yoga and meditation experience.

The stunning fjord where we're staying during this yoga hiking retreat is breathing with a peaceful, grounded, enchanting energy. Resting in its splendour, the mountains around the fjord are like giant guardians by the sea, providing a beautiful setting for our yoga and meditation journey as well as hikes and mountain explorations in between the yoga sessions.

Join us in this oasis of unspoilt Norwegian nature and let yourself be carried away into a mythic cradle of the Nordic spirits.


TEACHER

This yoga retreat is lead by Elena Mironov, the founder of Sparkling Yoga Retreats. Elena is a very experienced yoga and meditation teacher, with a strong background in both technical, therapeutic and energetics aspects of yoga and meditation, over 13 years of teaching experience and a background in psychology. Read more about our teachers here.

 

 

YOGA

This retreat is open to fit practitioners with yoga experience who enjoy an active yoga practice combined with outdoor adventures.

During this hatha yoga retreat, you will have an opportunity to experience a variety of approaches to hatha yoga, from elemental vinyasa flow to meditation, however the main style of yoga featured in this retreat, is vinyasa flow. Some of the sessions may include the elements of yin yoga, myofascial release, pranayama and meditation. A part of the programme is yoga nidra (yoga sleep) meditation which has an extremely restful and restorative effect. All sessions will be adapted to the group and modifications of the poses will be offered to cater for all participants and to ensure that everyone is receiving the benefits of the practice and the individualised attention.

 

ACCOMMODATION

We are staying in a beautifully renovated hotel in the fjord in Ålesund region. The hotel is set amidst a beautiful unspoilt landscape just by the water, surrounded by mountains. The rooms are simple, comfortable and tasteful. Double/twin and single occupancy available.

HIKING

There is a variety of trails just outside the hotel that we will be enjoying during this hiking retreat. There is a magnificent trail that starts just a short walk from the hotel, and we have maps available to support your explorations.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • 4-night/5-day stay at our beautiful hotel directly by the water 
  • breakfasts, dinners and takeaway lunch packs
  • all yoga + meditation classes (two sessions per day)
  • the exclusive use of space for yoga sessions. 

MEALS

Breakfasts, takeaway lunch packs and dinners are included. All meals are vegetarian and some fish options will be available throughout the retreat. 

TYPICAL DAY

7.30-9.00 Morning yoga + meditation

9.00-10.00 Breakfast

10.00-17.00 hiking, adventure of the day or rest

17.00-18.30 Evening yoga 

18.30-19.00 Optional meditation self-practice

19.00 Dinner

WHEN TO ARRIVE

The best time to arrive would be Monday afternoon/evening as the programme starts after early dinner. The best time to depart is Friday noon/afternoon as the programme finishes around 11am on Friday.

GETTING THERE

The location is about 1.5 hours driving distance from Ålesund and a few smaller airports in the area. It can be accessed either by public transport (bus) or by car. Further instructions will be sent out upon registration.

QUESTIONS?

Click here to check out our Frequent Questions section or get in touch through the contact form!

 


 


 

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST RETREATS

Great lessons -- You have such a good aura and a wonderful sense of humor! There's a good mix between yoga and free time! Fantastic place, good food, wonderful nature!

Vielen herzlichen Dank für die wunderschöne Zeit. Ich gehe zufrieden & glücklich nach Hause. Ich bin motiviert weiterhin ganz fleissig Yoga zu üben!

Ich hoffe ich sehe dich bald wieder in Zürich oder vielleicht in einem anderen Retreat!

Sarah, Switzerland. Norway Yoga and Adventure Retreat. Oct 2018

I loved the pace and attention to tailor program to the group - loved the added hands-on adjustments which will improve my practice at home. I enjoyed the quality of your teaching and unique locations. I felt spoilt in my second floor view overlooking the beautiful fjords.

I would not hesitate booking another retreat with Sparkling Yoga. I follow your CDs at home and enjoy your guidance and calming voice.

Mary Liz, Canada. Norway Yoga and Adventure Retreat. Oct 2018

The good thing about the teacher was her voice and encouraging words. I enjoyed the hike, the boat trip.

Thank you so much Elena & Maria for giving so much of yourselves to helping me grow. I feel I am stronger and it is a journey I will continue to work on.

Thank you for being so open.

Karen, Germany. Norway Yoga and Adventure Retreat. Oct 2018

The teachers had wonderful adaptation to participant's needs. Could not imagine any better! Mind body balance was perfect. Keep going!

Ruben, Spain. Norway Yoga and Adventure Retreat. Oct 2018

Both teachers were very clear, patient, well-paced - but firm! The natural environment was fantastic. The staff was very professional, food was excellent.

 

 

John, UK. Norway Yoga and Adventure Retreat. Oct 2018

The teachers were creative, they encouraged, challenged, looked after. I enjoyed the physical practice. The staff was very helpful, room lovely! It's an eye opening experience, I made memories, learned a lot & had so much fun.

Vibes & energy created by the teachers, location, group & yoga was so positive... Finally having 2 teachers was very special, felt looked after and made practice very unique.

Full of gratitude.

Maddie, UK. Norway. Oct 2018