Devotion to Nature: Yoga retreat

28. April - 5. May, 2024

Monica Voss

«Please join me in the mountains of Hedalen, Norway, 2 hours north of Oslo. I’m very excited to offer this opportunity. It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed the mountain vistas and spectacular fjords of the Norwegian countryside. Extend your visit in Oslo with its fantastic Viking museum, sculpture gardens and galleries.» Monica Voss, yoga teacher from Canada

Attending a yoga retreat abroad creates an opportunity to touch upon, even examine, our connection to unfamiliar ways of life and our relationship to nature. In Scandinavia, there seems to be a clear sense of integrity and respect regarding the interaction between human development and the wild. The retreat setting in Norway offers simple, warm and comfortable accommodation in a spectacular mountain setting where we’ll devote our time to personal exploration of our place here on earth through walking, resting, writing, listening, gazing, breathing and stretching. I will lead two yoga and meditation sessions per day, early mornings and late afternoons, with the addition of an evening programme of chanting, reading aloud and/or storytelling.

The venue – At our centre south in Valdres, there’s the main house where you’ll find the most amazing yoga and meditation space, with views reaching out to the mountains. We’ll also eat here, fantastic world inspired vegetarian cooking, and also this is where we’ll meet up and share communal spaces, not to mention the sauna!

Our accommodation is in 10 Scandi style cabins with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and forest. Each cabin has a living room with small kitchen and 2 bedrooms with one single bed plus a bunk in (the rooms are all singles but everyone shares a bathroom with one other person). The buildings, interiors and all the fittings are simple and lovely. The property is spacious with gardens, meadows, a lake, river and surrounded by forest, all close at hand to inspire and relax. Choose to hike, stroll or rest and breathe.

Monica Voss has been a student and practitioner of yoga for 45 years. In addition to co-owning and directing Esther Myers Yoga Studio in Toronto, Canada, Monica conducts workshops, retreats and teacher training internationally.

Prices & Booking

Single room with shared bath and living space: $2095 pp (approx. £1,225)
All prices listed are in Canadian dollars and include taxes and agent’s fee.

If booking from the UK, Europe or Norway please contact Rowan on to pay in Sterling, Euros or NOK

7 nights at the retreat centre, all yoga, 3 meals/day, teas and coffees

«I have been on retreats with Monica in India, Portugal, Italy and Turkey.  I have always had a brilliant time.  I love Monica’s yoga teaching and always come to the end of a retreat feeling refreshed, calmed and renewed. The locations of the retreats are always comfortable and beautiful, and they are really well organised – lots of time for relaxation and outings if wanted, as well as yoga.  Most of all, the retreats are FUN.» – Charlotte, UK

«I’ve enjoyed the leadership of Monica Voss on 4 different international retreats (Mexico (2x), Iceland, Tobago). I’ve not regretted one moment of these retreats and I look forward to joining her in more. Monica is a deeply informed and intelligent yoga teacher who excels in accommodating the learning needs of students of all ages and stages and cultures. She’s also a deeply curious explorer of new landscapes, foods, customs, languages and is most generous in her guidance of those who wish to join the experiences she offers. Each of her retreats is an abundance of delights: the deep relaxation and pleasure of daily yoga and the discovery of new places in good company.» – Sandra, Canada

For more information please contact Monica by email.

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