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
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.
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:
10.00-13.00 Guided Shinrin- Yoku walk
15.00-18.00 Guided Shinrin- Yoku walk
20.30-21.30 Storytelling in circle around fire
Saturday 6th October 2018:
10.00-13.00 Creative walk/vandring
15.00-18.00 Medicine walk and sharing circle
20.30-21.30 Barefoot evening Shinrin-Yoku walk
Sunday 7th Ocotber 2018:
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
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.