21st – 23rd June

weekend guaranteed, last places remaining

16th – 18th August



From 4250 NOK per person, sharing a twin room

No single supplement in 2024

Yoga level


For guests who are new to yoga or have a little previous experience of yoga.

Group size

Minimum 4, maximum 10.

Yoga equipment

We supply all the yoga equipment for the weekend such as mats, bolsters, blankets and blocks.

You may bring your own equipment if you prefer.

Yoga og meditasjon ved vannet | Venabu Fjellhotell og Hytter | Foto: Kristine Øihaugen
Welcome to our women’s yoga and meditation weekend!

Whether you are a solo traveller or joining us with friends, enjoy a relaxing yoga weekend in the mountains at Venabu. This weekend will suit guests new to yoga and those early in their yoga practice.

Yoga is a gentle form that aims to harmonise physical, emotional and mental elements in the body. You will have the opportunity to discover different styles of yoga during the weekend. Each of these styles can help you to slow down and unwind. To ensure that everyone benefits from each class, our yoga instructor Ania, is attentive to everyone’s needs and adapts her teaching accordingly.

Venabu is the perfect location for a mountain yoga weekend. The hotel sits on the Venabygdsfjellet plateau, encircled by rolling, accessible summits. You’ll find that the nature surrounding the hotel is peaceful and beautiful. This can support our practice and so we will spend time together outside for some of the classes: by the lake and in the forest. In addition, there are also plenty of easy footpaths for you to explore.

You will be well looked after: the hotel is comfortable and the food is delicious. We are happy to cater for a variety of diets, vegetarians and vegans are welcome! Please let us know in advance if you have particular dietary requirements. Venabu is accessible from Oslo, making a weekend visit easy, for more information visit our travel page.

Different styles of yoga included in the weekend
Morning Flow Yoga

This is an energising class. The class is held outside by our small mountain lake, weather permitting.

Meditation in nature

Learn how nature and the environment can help you to find calm.

Hatha Yoga

A low-intensity class focusing on the basic positions of yoga.

Yin Yoga

A quiet style where each position is deepened and held for a little longer. This class aims to improve the circulation and flexibility.

Yoga Nidra

A guided meditation class for holistic relaxation of the body and mind.

What’s included in this yoga weekend

  • Full board Friday to Sunday, departing late Sunday morning
  • Engaging programme incorporating a number of yoga styles
  • All yoga equipment provided
  • A variety of teas and coffee are always available in the hotel lounge

Women’s summer yoga weekend: programme

Friday - Arrival
Check-in available from 15h

19:00 Dinner is served

20:30 Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga (75 min)

An evening class to help you relax and let go for a good night’s sleep.

From 08:00 Breakfast is served

10:00 Morning Flow Yoga (60 min)
Start the day with a softening, yet energising class. We will practice next to our beautiful mountain lake, if the weather allows.

11:00 – 13:00 Meditation in nature

A short walk takes us out into nature where we learn how time in nature can support a meditation practice.

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch

16:00 – Yin Yoga ( 75 min )

In this class the focus is on increasing flexibility and the circulation by moving deeper into the poses.

19:00 – Dinner is served

The evening is free time, why not spend it in our lounge where our pianist often plays after dinner. There is a variety of teas and coffee always available.

From 08:00 Breakfast is served

10:00 Hatha Yoga (60 min)

In this class we will focus on the basic yoga positions or “asanas” to round off your yoga weekend.

Check out and goodbyes late morning

The programme may be subject to minor changes.

What our guests say:

“Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in wonderful surroundings and absolutely beautiful food. Thank you so much for helping to make my first yoga retreat so incredibly special!”

Heidi (transl. from Norwegian)

Our yoga teacher


Yoga teacher

Meet Carolyn

“My love with yoga started on a horse farm in the middle of the Australian rainforest, where I joined my friend during her classes. After this first contact my curiosity kept growing until I did my 250-hour yoga teacher training in Canada. Yoga has been by my side, guiding me in all kinds of phases in life .”

Carolyn is German and teaches all her classes in English.


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More about yoga

Yoga has its roots in ancient Indian philosophy, over 5000 years ago. Yoga practice is said to take care of the body, mind and soul. Since its origins yoga has developed many different strands and styles. These use a variety of poses, breathing techniques, meditation and relaxation practices. The different styles of yoga may use these in different combinations.

How can yoga benefit you?

– Reduce stress
– Improve strength, flexibility and posture
– Increase energy
– Improve concentration
– Help you to focus and be in the present moment

Yoga på Venabygdsfjellet | Venabu Fjellhotell og Hytter | Foto: Kristine Øihaugen

Carolyn says:

“Yoga sessions for me are more than just stretching – breath, meditation and movement combined to reconnect with yourself. My goal is to unite body, mind and spirit. I love finding out together what yoga can be for you.”

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