Therapeutic Yoga and Mindfulness for Healing Relationships
Nøsen Fjellhotel, Valdres, Norway
Thursday, October 3, 2019 – Sunday, October 6, 2019
We welcome you to this long weekend retreat where you can get in deeper contact with yourself using mindful compassion and gentle yoga. Through this healing journey we will create a safe space where you can heal your wounds, transcend old blocks and soften rigid patterns, opening the way for a more authentic kind of love. In healing ourselves we can have better relations with the people around us; our friends, family, partner, colleagues, and strangers. And we can learn to meet even the ones we have difficulty and conflict with in a wiser and more compassionate way.
Our tools will be the practice of mindfulness, compassion, expressive art therapy, and soft yoga. We will work on setting healthy boundaries, getting in touch with our needs, expressing them, and developing healthy new patterns of relating and responding with compassion instead of defensive reactions. And we will explore the practice of forgiveness and letting go of the things which hold us back so that we can surrender to our true selves.
This is a retreat to heal our self, so that we can heal our relationships.
Everyone is welcome, no prior yoga experience necessary.
Maja is a certified teacher of Jivamukti yoga, yin yoga and hatha yoga. She has taught yoga and mindfulness around the world, including in Bali, Spain and the Sinai Desert. In 2016, Maja published the best-selling yoga book "yoga as therapy" in collaboration with Gunnar Egeberg, and has her own education in yoga therapy for health professionals and yoga teachers. She has developed yoga as a therapy form and used the powerful tools of yoga and mindfulness in hospitals, in the outpatient clinic and in her private practice as a psychotherapist. She is passionate about how yoga works as a medicine in the face of mental ailments such as stress, trauma and anxiety, and how a regular yoga practice can contribute to increased awareness, deeper presence and compassion in meeting with ourselves and others. She has experienced how a regular yoga practice can contribute to a desire to make a difference in the world, and has taken yoga from mat and into the world through her events "Love as Medicine" which is a movement where the intention is to create hope and transformation in psychiatry.
Jonathan Weber is certified in Mindful Therapeutic yoga and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. With more than 30 years of experience in meditation, yoga, Buddhism, and non-dual wisdom traditions, along with a contemporary training in evidence-based mindfulness approaches, Jonathan has been teaching classes, workshops and retreats since 2006. He specializes in the integration of mindfulness and yoga, and how to transform our everyday suffering into wisdom, happiness, and a more compassionate response to life. He developed the first Mindful yoga training in Norway through Oslo Yoga studio, where he is a senior mindfulness instructor, and has also been a co-therapist in the Therapeutic Yoga training with founder Maja Thune. Over the years of his teaching, Jonathan has become known for his warmth, wisdom, and grounding presence.
He is also a published illustrator and visionary artist. His paintings have explored a visionary approach to ancient deities, goddesses, and archetypes, and was recently featured in the book, “Feminine Mysticism in Art; artists envisioning the divine.”