Treat yourself to a peaceful and rejuvenating retreat at the beginning of the new year. In the beautiful winter wonderland of Dharma Mountain meditation resort, sink into the silent nature and reconnect with your inner peace through mindfulness, meditation, and therapeutic yoga. This is a perfect opportunity to gift yourself with a much-needed time out for self-care, set your intention for the year to come, and explore mindful living with a supportive community.
The start of the new year in the winter silence is a powerful time to listen closely and get clear about what matters most. In retreat, we can go deeper into meditation practice to let go of confused suffering states and get insight into our most authentic Self-nature. From this inner resource, we can make wiser and more compassionate choices, and appreciate what is most valuable in our lives.
Jonathan will skillfully guide us into embodied Presence and Open-hearted practices through mindfulness meditations and mindful therapeutic yoga. There will be sitting and walking meditation, loving-kindness meditations, dialogue and sharing, reflective journaling, deep relaxation, and dharma talks about practice. The yoga sessions will be gentle and accessible to everyone. Mornings until lunch will be held in silence to support inner reflection, mindful awareness, and a meditative environment. There is a sauna available, and you can book a professional massage with the resort. Importantly, there will be space in the day to just BE, unwind, and enjoy personal time.
Jonathan Weber is a leading teacher of mindfulness in Norway with 30 years of experience in Vipassana meditation and yoga and has been teaching mindfulness and compassion practice since 2006. He is a 500hr Mindful Therapeutic and Vinyasa yoga teacher and educated in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction through the IMA. He is the founder of the Mindful Yoga Education at Oslo Yoga, faculty of the 300hr Foundational Yoga TT, and a co-therapist in Maja Thune’s Therapeutic Yoga Education. Jonathan brings a natural warmth, deep wisdom, and calm presence to his inspired teaching.
Dharma Mountainis located in the beautiful Hedalen valley, Valdres, about 2 hrs drive from Oslo. There are popular skiing areas nearby, and you may choose to bring skis. Enjoy delicious vegetarian meals prepared with love (gluten, lactose free options or vegan possible, if booked in advance). Also, you may stay an extra night at the resort before or after to extend your retreat (for an added 450 kr.) Arrive for dinner on Thursday until lunch on Sunday afternoon.
Early-bird price: Kr 4.300,- (before November 15)
Price is for shared room. Single room discount: 4.900,-
Regular price: Kr 4.900,- (Shared room and shared bathroom)
Single room: Kr 5.500,- (private room and shared bathroom,
Note: limited number of single spaces available)
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16:00 – 17:00 Arrive/ Registration
17:30 – 18:30 Introduction meeting
18:30 – 19:30 Dinner
20:00 – 21:30 Evening session
07:45 – 08:30Morning meditation
08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast (silent)
10:00 – 12:30 Morning session13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Personal time
16:00 – 17:30 Afternoon session
17:30 – 18:30 Sauna (optional)
18:30 – 19:30 Dinner
20:00 – 21:30 Evening session
07:45 – 08:30 Morning meditation
08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast
10:00 – 12:30 Closing session
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – Depart after lunch
Testimonials from previous participants:
“Jonathan is one of the kindest people I have met in my life, so much empathy. A brilliant yoga therapist with a wonderfully calm voice.” – Martina
“Jonathan teaches with a presence, warmth, and tenderness that makes it easy to find deep relaxation and land in the heart. He has a natural wisdom and grounding that really nourishes the soul.” – Maria Sørlie
“Jonathan is warm and gentle, and he holds the space and group so comfortably. I have thoroughly enjoyed his retreat. It was both a healing and an inspiring experience. I highly recommend a retreat like this to anyone.” – Julie
“As my first encounter with Jonathan, I experienced his depth of wisdom and confident instruction as greatly comforting and supportive, not to mention immensely inspiring!” – Virgil Cameron
“The teacher’s lifetime experience and focused attention gives a well-rounded example of taking care and supporting oneself. I feel deeply nourished, rested, and content.” – Veslemøy
“Jonathan is so steady, comfortable, and secure. He has a great voice that makes the guidance comfortable and safe.” – Kristin Hovden
“Jonathan is an excellent teacher who guided us softly and respectfully through the exercises, creating a safe and warm atmosphere for everybody.” – anonymous
Dharma Mountain Info:
Location: Dharma Mountain AS
Hedalsvegen 1220 3528 Hedalen, Norway
Telephone: mob: +47 9489 1010
How to get there by car:
Dharma Mountain is located in Hedalen (Valdres), 2 hours drive from Oslo. From Oslo, follow E16 towards Hønefoss, then pass Hønefoss, follow the directions towards Fagernes (still E16). Approximately one hour drive after Hønefoss, you come to Nes i Ådal. Here, turn left at the sign to Hedalen. Follow the road up the valley, about 11 km. Then you will see the sign of Dharma Mountain.
How to get here by bus or train:
From Oslo, you can travel with the bus “Valdresekspressen” to Nes i Ådal (2 hrs). From Bergen you can travel by train to Hønefoss or Nesbyen (about 4 hrs to Nesbyen). From Oslo Airport Gardermoen, you can take the bus or train to Oslo, and from there go with “Valdresekspressen” from Oslo as described above. Or you can go by the bus “Askeladden” to Hønefoss, and from there go with “Valdresekspressen” to Nes i Ådal.
For information about bus schedules and prices, check: www.nor-way.no.
For information about train, check: www.nsb.no
From Nes i Ådal or from Nesbyen, you will need a ride or a taxi. For ordering taxi you can call +47 95950711, or ask Dharma Mountia to make a reservation for you. Oslo Yoga will also help organize car pooling.