Tai Chi  Workshop in the Norwegian mountains

                   Welcome to an intensive Tai Chi weekend workshop in the Norwegian mountains                                                                    with Ann Danaiya Usher, September 8-10, 2017.                                                                           The location is Nøsen Yoga Retreat Center, three and a half hours northwest of Oslo. 

The road into the Nøsen Yoga Retreat Center is aptly called "Panorama Road". This picture was taken on March 18 during our visit to Nøsen, looking west, 10 minutes from the centre. When the workshop takes place in September the snow in the lowlands will have disappeared, but some may remain on the peaks.

The road into the Nøsen Yoga Retreat Center is aptly called "Panorama Road". This picture was taken on March 18 during our visit to Nøsen, looking west, 10 minutes from the centre. When the workshop takes place in September the snow in the lowlands will have disappeared, but some may remain on the peaks.

Nøsen Mountain Hotel

IMG_5988.JPG

Nøsen is located in spectacular surroundings in the County of Oppland, halfway between Hemsedal and Fagernes. The Norwegian Ashtanga yoga teacher Alexander Medin acquired Nøsen Mountain Hotel in 2015 and has turned it into a yoga retreat centre; a place that is at once intensely vibrant and serene. He welcomes us to hold a tai chi workshop here this fall. By then, the autum colours will be starting to show.

The workshop will take place over the weekend of September 8-10, 2017. The cost is   NOK 3,000. This covers tai chi training, lodging and three meals a day for two full days from Friday dinner until Sunday afternoon. 

Friends and family of all ages are welcome to come along. Alexander is offering them a day rate of NOK 900 per person for three meals + lodging. (You will be hard pressed to find a better rate in the Norwegian mountains!) Children aged 3-16 are half price. Babies are free.

Participants, friends and family are welcome to arrive a few days early or to stay on a few days afterwards to experience this amazing place. The same day rate of NOK 900 per person applies for the extra days. Please scroll down for more information about the hotel's facilities and how to register.

The main common room has a fire place, a huge sofa, excellent tea and coffee facilities and a fantastic view of the mountatins.

The main common room has a fire place, a huge sofa, excellent tea and coffee facilities and a fantastic view of the mountatins.

This is Nøsen ...

Lunch with a view. Nøsen serves vegetarian food.

Lunch with a view. Nøsen serves vegetarian food.

The hotel sleeps about 100 people. Rooms have two, four or six beds. This is a typical room. Photo: Sebastian Dahl

The hotel sleeps about 100 people. Rooms have two, four or six beds. This is a typical room. Photo: Sebastian Dahl

Nøsen Mountain Hotel.

Nøsen Mountain Hotel.

IMG_5960.JPG

Programme for the weekend workshop

Friday, September 8, 2017

  • 17.00   Welcome
  • 18.15    Dinner
  • 20.00  Open evening practice

Saturday, September 9, 2017

  • 8.00  Breakfast
  • 9.30 – 12.45 Tai Chi practice
  • 13.00 Lunch and rest
  • 15.00 – 18.00 Tai Chi practice
  • 18.15  Dinner
  • 20.00 Open evening practice 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

  • 8.00 Breakfast
  • 9.30 – 12.45 Tai Chi practice
  • 13.00 Lunch and rest
  • 15.00 – 16.30 Tai Chi practice
  • 16.30 Tea and farewell

Facilities

There are hiking trails in all directions. The hotel is located 200 metres from Storfjorden Lake where mountain trout is plentiful. A motorboat can be rented to fish or tour the lake. Canoes are also available free of charge for hotel guests. For the kids there is a trampoline and swings. Indoors, the hotel has a tv room, a game room with a billiard table and plenty of arm chairs to curl up in.

Registration

To register for this workshop, kindly send an email to ann_danaiyausher@hotmail.com, indicating the name(s) of workshop participants and of others who will be joining, as well as your tentative dates. For visitors coming from outside of Norway, the Valdres Express bus takes you from Oslo or Oslo International Airport to Fagernes. There, Nøsen can arrange for pick up by minibus at a cost of NOK 150 per person. Please find more information on transport here (scroll to the bottom).

Limited space

You will be sent a link where you can register and pay to Nøsen directly. 

Welcome to all!