Mindfulness and Yoga Winter Retreat with Jonathan Weber

12 - 16 January 2022

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 or another with a much-needed time out for self-care, come back home to your center, and explore mindful living with a supportive community. This is the 5thannual retreat, and we are happy to offer this popular retreat again this year.

The stillness of winter at the start of a New Year is a powerful time to go inside, listen, and get clear about what is important. On retreat we can go deeper into meditation practice and let go of confused or suffering states, while getting insight into that calm, peaceful, and authentic place of Being. From this inner resource, we can make wiser and more compassionate choices in our lives, resolve difficult emotions or uncertainty, and feel more gratitude and loving-kindness.

Jonathan will skillfully guide us into embodied Presence and Open-hearted practices through mindfulness meditations and Mindful Therapeutic yoga. In the different sessions 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. There will also be space in the day to just BE, unwind, and enjoy personal down time.


 

 

Jonathan Weber is a leading teacher of mindfulness and Mindful yoga in Norway with over 30 years of experience in Vipassana meditation and yoga practice. He has been teaching mindfulness and compassion practices since 2006 in the Oslo area and pioneering in the integration of mindfulness/compassion into yoga practice. He is a 500 E-RYT yoga teacher and educated in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR/MBCT) through the IMA. Jonathan founded the 100hr Mindful Yoga Education at Oslo Yoga, is a co-therapist in Maja Thune’s Therapeutic Yoga Education, and a regular guest teacher on other TT programs. He is currently working as a Master Trainer at SATS Hiyoga to bring mindfulness into their system. Jonathan brings a natural warmth, deep wisdom, and calm presence to his inspired teachings.


Dharma Mountain is 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 free, lactose free options or vegan possible if booked in advance). First meal will be dinner on on Wednesday and last will be lunch on Sunday afternoon. Dharma Mountain also offer holistic massage and other sessions for 875,- (60 min) which can be booked in advance or on arrival.

Also, you may stay an extra night at the resort before the  retreat (for an added 450 kr.) no meals included.


Price:

Single room:   6.727,- (private room and shared bathroom)

Shared room: 5.767,- (bunk beds and shared bathroom)


Book you place by filling in our form here.


General Schedule:

Wednesday
16:00 – 17:00 Arrive/ Registration
17:30 – 18:30  Introduction meeting
18:30 – 19:30  Dinner
20:00 – 21:30 Evening session

Thursday- Saturday 
07:45 – 08:30   Morning meditation
08:30 – 09:30   Breakfast (silent)
10:00 – 12:30   Morning yoga
13:00 – 14:00  Lunch
14:00 – 16:15   Personal time/ Sauna (optional)
16:15 – 18:00   Afternoon session
18:30 – 19:30  Dinner
20:00 – 21:30  Evening session

Sunday 
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
E-mail: welcome@dharmamountain.com


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 us to make a reservation for you. We will also help organize car pooling.


Please contact us if you have any questions!

Warm welcome!

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