The Forest Bathing Retreat is our invitation to 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.
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
Total price per person: 3850,- NOK = 400,- EUR
Price is including:
What to bring
Be sure to bring a daypack, water bottle, and sunscreen. Please bring a rain and wind jacket and some warm clothing. Comfortable shoes for walking on easy trails are needed.
ANFT Guide Silje Michaela Kvalheim.
Silje Michaela Kvalheim is a trained guide through the Ass.of Forest Therapy Guides and Programs in USA. Silje is an intuitive, forest loving and sense/sensual guide who lives for ”embodiment”, instinctual living and the connection and relation between humans and the ”non- human world” in her life, works as a guide and as an artist. She is a dancer, and also has alot of experience with embodiment work, yoga and various mindfullness practices.
ANFT guide Kat Novotna
Kat is a Forest Therapy guide trained by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Her passion and element is to help people slow down, calm down and create an enjoyable and inspiring atmosphere in the group, so that people can connect to nature, their true self and others. In her guiding, she combines techniques of forest therapy with creativity of all kinds and melodic percussion playing a handpan-like Guda drum.
«I felt light in my mind and in my body. I felt calm and positive about life, after the walk»