Women’s Summer Yoga Weekend

Dates

8 – 10 July 2022

19 – 21 August 2022

Price

From 3 950 NOK per person, sharing a twin room

Single supplement: 300 NOK

Yoga level

Beginner

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.

Saturday
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.

Sunday
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.

Your yoga instructor:

Ania

Yoga instructor
Ania has helped us to develop Venabu’s yoga offers, she is kind and thoughtful and a skilled yoga instructor, who sees each student in her class. She shares her knowledge and passion in a gentle and calm way, supporting you to discover yoga for yourself.

Meet Ania:

“My first passion was dance, a passion I cultivated for 16 years. I became interested in psychology during my studies and then I discovered yoga. I say that “It was love from the first practice” and since then I have followed my yoga education around the world; Thailand, Bali, Sweden and Poland.”

Ania is Polish, and teaches all her classes in English.

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)

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

Ania says:

“Yoga means different things to each practitioner. An important, fundamental theme for me is to help each person to discover what yoga is for them. Yoga can be so many things, and only the individual can decide what it is for them.”

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