The 2024 Course Programme

Devotion to Nature: Yoga in Norway with Monica Voss
28 Apr - 05 May 2024
“Monica is a deeply informed and intelligent yoga teacher who excels in accommodating the learning needs of students of all ages and stages and cultures. She’s also a deeply curious explorer of new landscapes, foods, customs, languages and is most generous in her guidance of those who wish to join the experiences she offers. Each of her retreats is an abundance of delights: the deep relaxation and pleasure of daily yoga and the discovery of new places in good company.”
– Sandra, Canada


Please join me in a new venue – a former meditation retreat centre in the mountains of Hedalen, Norway, 2 hours north of Oslo. I’m very excited to offer this opportunity. It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed the mountain vistas and spectacular fjords of the Norwegian countryside. Extend your visit in Oslo with its fantastic Viking museum, sculpture gardens and galleries.


Devotion to Nature

Attending a yoga retreat abroad creates an opportunity to touch upon, even examine, our connection to unfamiliar ways of life and our relationship to nature. In Scandinavia, there seems to be a clear sense of integrity and respect regarding the interaction between human development and the wild. The retreat setting in Norway offers simple, warm and comfortable accommodation in a spectacular mountain setting where we’ll devote our time to personal exploration of our place here on earth through walking, resting, writing, listening, gazing, breathing and stretching. I will lead two yoga and meditation sessions per day, early mornings and late afternoons, with the addition of an evening programme of chanting, reading aloud and/or storytelling.


“I have been on retreats with Monica in India, Portugal, Italy and Turkey.  I have always had a brilliant time.  I love Monica’s yoga teaching and always come to the end of a retreat feeling refreshed, calmed and renewed.  The locations of the retreats are always comfortable and beautiful, and they are really well organised – lots of time for relaxation and outings if wanted, as well as yoga.  Most of all, the retreats are FUN.”

– Charlotte, UK

The venue – At our centre near Valdres, there’s the main house where you’ll find the most amazing yoga and meditation space, with views reaching out to the mountains. We’ll also eat here, fantastic world inspired vegetarian cooking, and also this is where we’ll meet up and share communal spaces, not to mention the sauna!

Our accommodation is in 10 Scandi style cabins with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and forest. Each cabin has a living room with small kitchen and 2 bedrooms with one single bed plus a bunk in (the rooms are all singles but everyone shares a bathroom with one other person). The buildings, interiors and all the fittings are simple and lovely. The property is spacious with gardens, meadows, a lake, river and surrounded by forest, all close at hand to inspire and relax. Choose to hike, stroll or rest and breathe.

Activities – Some activities will be on offer (all optional) including: Hiking, canoeing, sightseeing trip to local town/stave church/cultural centre, as well as some “in house” activities such as Guided Nature Walk & Forest Bathing, Silent Mediation Walk, Creating from Silence Workshop – a creative workshop of mindfulness and fun painting. Guided activities are not included in the cost.

Treatments/Therapies – Holistic Massage A relaxing, energy-rewarding and beneficial massage for the whole body, where we use different techniques suitable to your individual needs. £97 / £ 128 – (60 / 90 min)

Neuro Integrative Embodiment –  This is a session where, through conversation/guiding, we make contact with your own body’s intelligence, in order to achieve more well-being, balance and harmony. Acknowledging and paying attention to our inner and outer resources helps the nervous system and brain to calm down and find balance. In this way, new neural pathways can be built that give the opportunity for stronger contact with the here and now. The method is based on recent research into the ability of the brain and nervous system to heal itself so that you can come out of stress and trauma in a friendly and sensitive way. (60 min)  £97

Star Sapphire session – inner male/female energy – Discovering the inner male and female energies inside you can help you understand and discover yourself in new ways, becoming aware of how your outer world reflects your inner. You can bring any issue that is up for you right now, whether it concerns work, relationship or other aspects of your life. A session includes energy reading and different therapeutic techniques adapted to the session, for example gestalt.  (90 min) £ 128

Transmutation Therapy – This is a treatment technique which uses sensitive touch to activate the natural healing force in ourselves. Through a soft and precise touch of the connective tissue and bone structure, tensions and blockages can be revealed and released. This form of therapy can dissolve physical and/or mental tensions, relieve pain, strengthen the immune system and provide deep relaxation. (60 min)  £97

The centre also offer Reiki and Bach Flowers Remedies.

 All activities and Treatments must be booked in advance.


Transfers from Gardermoen Airport – We recommend the group travels as one from the airport on our transfer, this will keep the cost down. The transfer will leave the airport at 11:30 on the 28th April and will return on the 5th May leaving the venue after lunch. If you wish to travel alone then car hire is available from the airport. It’s also possible to travel from Oslo by train or bus to Nes i Adal and the final stretch to the retreat by taxi.


MONICA VOSS has been a student and practitioner of yoga for 45 years. She studied with Esther Myers in Toronto, Vanda Scaravelli in Toronto and Florence and Mary Stewart in London. In addition to co-owning and directing Esther Myers Yoga Studio in Toronto, Canada, Monica conducts workshops, retreats and teacher training internationally. She has been offering classes annually in the UK since 1989.




Single room and all meals: £1035 payable to Huzur Vadisi Yoga Retreats

Yoga Fee $700 CND (£400) payable to Monica Voss via

If booking from the UK or Europe please contact Rowan on

7 nights at the retreat centre, all yoga, 3 meals/day, teas and coffees and travel agent fee.

Flights to and from Norway, all transportation within Norway, snacks, alcohol, excursions, guiding fees, gratuities, massage, laundry, flight and medical insurance.


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