The Forest Bathing Retreat is our invitation for you to re-connect with your true self, nature and other human or non-human beings through guided immersion in the beautiful nature at the Norwegian Nøsen Yoga Retreat, a high-mountain lodge, surrounded by pristine lakes, meadows, waterfalls and forests. The program of the retreat is designed to help you opening your senses, getting naturally mindful, calm, connected, refreshed and renewed. Trained by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, the guides are trained to enhance sensory perception, facilitating connection with place, body, nature and the more-than-human world. They can help you to slow down, turn off the stream of habitual thinking and establish embodied contact with the present moment. They work in partnership with Nature and also have a function of a supportive witness, enabling participants to experience whatever the natural environment has to offer to them at the moment. The retreat is a real treat for anyone looking for more connection, focus, creativity and relaxation, boosting their immune system and improving their physical, mental and spiritual health at the same time.

Where & How to get there

Address: Nøsen Yoga Retreat lodge, Nøsasvingen 19 Panoramavegen 2960, Røn, Norway

Overseas: You fly to Oslo Gardermoen Airport. We suggest you find a flight as early in the morning as possible. Companies that fly regularly to Oslo are KLM, Scandinavian Airlines and Norwegian. From the airport you have to take the Airport Express Train (running every 10 minutes to Oslo Central Station).

To Nøsen from Oslo Central Station: There are both busses and trains running regularly towards Nøsen. You can either take the train to Gol from Oslo Central Station, or the bus to Fagernes( Fagernes Skysstasjon).

When all participants have informed us about their flight and arrival times, we will arrange transport from Gol/Fagernes to Nøsen- by car. Both the train and bus is about 4 hrs.

Links to websites you might want to check out: https://www.norwegian.no 
www.klm.no
https://www.sas.no
www.nsb.no
https://www.nor-way.no

Language

English, with possible translations to Norwegian or Dutch, if needed

When & Retreat Schedule

Thursday 4th October - Sunday 7th October 2018

We’ll start with an optional Welcome dinner and introduction on Thursday 4th October 2018. The Forest Bathing program will start on Friday 5th October and finish on Sunday 7th October 2018. Participants can choose to stay longer and book some extra days in the lodge to enjoy the location.

Thursday 4th October 2018:        

Arrival and pickup arrangements

Dinner at 19.00

Friday 5th October 2018:

09.00-10.00                                   Breakfast

10.00-13.00                                   Guided Shinrin- Yoku walk

13.00-14.00                                   Lunch

15.00-18.00                                   Guided Shinrin- Yoku walk

19.00-20.00                                   Dinner

20.30-21.30                                   Storytelling in circle around fire

Saturday 6th October 2018:

09-10.00                                         Breakfast

10.00-13.00                                   Creative walk/vandring

13.00-14.00                                   Lunch

15.00-18.00                                    Medicine walk and sharing circle

19.00-20.00                                   Dinner

20.30-21.30                                   Barefoot evening Shinrin-Yoku walk

Sunday 7th Ocotber 2018:

09.00-10.00                                   Breakfast

10.00-12.00                                   Guided Shinrin-Yoku walk

13.00-                                           Lunch and departure


Costs & what is included

Total price per person: 3850,- NOK = 400,- EUR. The price can be paid via bank transfer or PayPal.

Price is including:

  • A 3-day Forest Bathing Retreat (see schedule)
  • Accommodation in the beautiful Nøsen Yoga Retreat lodge for 3 nights (participant scan prolong their stay if they like) incl. linen and towels
  • Fresh (Ayurvedic) vegetarian meals from Thursday evening (diner) to Sunday noon (lunch), three meals a day
  • Coffee and tea throughout the day
What to bring

Be sure to bring a backpack and a water bottle. Please bring warm (winter) clothing and a rain jacket and/or an umbrella too, and possibly a hat or cap. Comfortable shoes for walking on easy trails are needed.

Interested? Please use the button below to register for the retreat of use the contact form below if you have any questions.

Retreat Registration form

For information about registration and payments, you can also contact us directly per e-mail.
Contact Kat for information about registration and payment: katerina.utrecht@gmail.com
Contact Silje for information about the location, meals and transportation: siljemichaela@gmail.com 


Some feedback from our participants:

"This was an amazing experience and to me also a way to forget all my daily worries and tasks. I realized I really need to find more time to relax this way in my daily life."

"I arrived more stressed and preoccupied. I left smiling and singing." 

"Thank you so much for the forest, you, and everyone who were there. It was a very beautiful experience."

"I felt very refreshed and energized after the walk. Much calmer and happier than before."

"A very pleasant experience. You realize all your to-do-lists can wait, it creates space and a new perspective of your daily life, helps you to slow down and see things from a different angle."