Mindfulness and Yoga 6-day Summer Retreat
Gullnäsgården, Strömstad, Sweden
July 12- 18, 2020
Welcome to a summer retreat on a beautiful island in Sweden, exploring mindfulness, compassion, and yoga with one of Norway’s leading experts on Mindful yoga. This is an opportunity to relax in a nurturing and supportive environment, find balance, and re-connect with yourself, community, and the beauty of nature. We will explore more deeply into the practice of Mindful yoga, mindfulness meditation, and the power of this practice to transform and heal our lives in beneficial ways.
Gullnäsgård is an old farm converted into a retreat center on the beautiful islands next to the famous Koster islands, just under 2 hours’ drive from Oslo. There will be daily yoga that is open to all levels, mindfulness and compassion sessions, 3 healthy vegetarian meals, and plenty of time to just BE in the island nature. We can practice together in mindful walks through the nature reserve, on the rocks by the ocean, or in the garden orchards around the land. The mornings will be held in silence and mindful reflection. In the evenings, we can also explore mindful inquiry and listening in satsang, where we can share in the wisdom of the teaching traditions, or bathe in the healing sounds of Tibetan bowls.
There will be personal free time to kayak on the water, bike around the islands, receive a healing treatment, write in your journal, connect with others, or just enjoy the moment doing nothing. There is also a sauna on the land. This mindful yoga retreat is an invitation to quiet the mind, open the senses, renew the body and fill the heart!
Jonathan Weber is one of the leading experts in Norway on the practice of mindfulness/vipassana in connection to yoga practice, and a foremost teacher of Mindful Therapeutic Yoga. He has been instrumental in bridging mindfulness with yoga practice since he started teaching mindfulness in yoga studios around Oslo, from 2006. He started the Mindful Yoga Education through Oslo yoga, and was a co-teacher in the first Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training in Norway. He has studied for years with many respected Buddhist teachers, including Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and Lama Surya Das, and has a deep understanding of the traditional roots of mindfulness/vipassana. Jonathan guides the retreat with his usual warmth, wisdom, and open-hearted presence.
Velimir Aleksander Barisic will join as an assistant teacher and offer Alexander technique. Coming from Amsterdam, Velimir is a skilled and sought-after international instructor of the Alexander technique, Mindful yoga, and sound healing. He will be providing individual sessions in the Alexander technique during the retreat, as well as leading some Mindful yoga. Private sessions with Velimir can be booked at the retreat for an additional fee. More information about Velimir: velitality.com
Includes lodging for 6 nights
3 vegetarian meals
Teacher fees; all classes and course material
6,970 NOK / 7,290 SEK - shared cottage/room and shared bathroom
7,590 NOK / 7,880 SEK - private cottage/room and shared bathroom
7,280 NOK / 7,610 SEK - shared modern room with attached bathroom (limited space)
8,070 NOK / 8,435 SEK - private modern room with attached bathroom (limited)
Lodging is in different cottages and houses on the land. The style is a charming old Swedish farm, and things are kept very simple in a back-to-the-land fashion.
Space is set to 15 participants max, and private rooms are limited, so reserve your space early!
For inquiries or registration, send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(If you wish to register and have not been on any retreats with Jonathan before, please introduce yourself; say something about your experience with meditation, mindfulness or yoga.) It is recommended that you have some previous experience or interest in meditation and/or self-exploration to join.
More info about the retreat center: gullnas.se
Deposit to reserve your space: 1.000 NOK (balance due must be paid by June 22)
Pay deposit or full amount into account #: 1720.25.41372
Or Vipps: Jonathan Weber 94249479
Payment from Sweden or outside Norway:
IBAN-account #: NO9217202541372
To: Jonathan Barr Weber
Tryggvangveien 25, 1458 Fjellstrand, Norway
**Due to the current situation with the corona virus, we understand there is the possibility that there could still be social distancing in place at this time. In the event of cancellation, we will refund the full amount. More info will be updated soon.**