Norway

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The class will be held in a brand new nature shala built at the foot of Melkevoll glacier. Accommodation will be in beautifully designed high standard wood cabins accommodation shared by 3 people. Everyone has a private room in a shared cabin.

The cabins have fully equipped kitchens and living rooms, with shower and toilet, fireplace and outdoor terrace with stunning mountain views over the glaciers and valley. There is easy access to many mountain trekking paths from the camp site, which also has a sauna and a cold river for the courageous ones. The retreat includes nurturing homemade meals prepared by chef Frank. A healthy vegetarian/vegan cuisine for lunch and dinner will be served during the 7-day class. 8 nights of accommodation are included, with 6 full days of training and 1 free day of trekking, rest or group practice. Please note that breakfast is not included.

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what is it ?

Biodynamic Touch is for everyone interested in learning about healing presence, perceiving from the heart, and the power of non-invasive touch.

 

Module 1  focuses on developing perceptual and relational skills, anchoring your awareness in the biodynamic approach and discovering subtle energetic anatomy and the principles of healing.

 

Module 2 brings us on a journey through physical anatomy, integrating within ourselves our own inner space through the ventricular space in the brain and the cerebrospinal fluid.

 

In Module 3, we work more deeply with embryology, venous sinuses and the language of the body, living anatomy and it’s symbolism.

These seven day classes start with centering and listening practices intended to create a sacred space for us to explore the dynamics of healing, to deepen into the stillness of presence, and to enter into contact with the body by allowing its inner wisdom to guide us through a treatment. 

We will also cover the principles and anatomy of craniosacral therapy such as the fluid tide, diaphragms and membrane, and look at stages of embryology through a combination of theory, practice, group sharing, demonstration and Q&A periods.

The intimate space created within the group is of primary importance. 

Spaces are limited to 8-12 students and the group field will be shaped by each of us. Feel into your heart if this is the class for you. 

This course is designed for you to gently immerse yourself in the stillness centered in your heart, and grounded in the mountains of Norway or in the tropical jungles of Bali.

I invite you to join us on this inner journey.

“All works are being done by the energy and power of nature, but due to the delusion of ego, people assume themselves to be the doer”

 

— Expressed by the Bhagavad Gita.

Norway

Module 1    April 26 - May 2nd 2021

Module 2    May 4-10th 2021

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we will cover

Perceptual skills
 

The field is highly complex.  We will learn to perceive the body on multiple levels of organization -- physical, fluids and energetic. In turn, these skills will become foundationsfor therapeutic use. We will familiarize ourselves with mid-tide, fulcrums, primal orientation, embryological forces and living anatomy.

 

Contact skills

 

To facilitate a session, we position ourselves in relationto a patient. This position, although neutral, is enhanced by the ability to be present and is applied through perceptual skills andthrough touch. In order to listen to subtle motions and information contain within the body mind, we need to develop presence and body awareness. Knowledge of physiology and anatomy will enhance your awareness. Learning how to listen with your hands while creating a safe touch enhancesthe relationship with physiology.

 

Relational field

This work is relational in essence and therefore developing the presence we bring  into the  treatment space is of the utmost importance. We will learn the steps required todeepenour presence, hold space, to listen and to be. 99% of the work happens through the unseen and the unknown. Yourability to remain present while in the unknown is the essence of this work.

 

Therapeutic skills

Being a compassionate skilled listener is something we can all develop. We will explorehow to respond to the variety of situations arising in aclinical setting, from relational issues betweentherapistandpatient to handling trauma release.

Schedule

7 days class

Module 1

April 25 | Arrival - check in 3pm
April 26-28 | First 3 days of class
April 29 | Day of rest
Apr 30-2 | Last 3 days of class

Class end in the evening of 2nd
May 3 | Check out 12pm

Module 2

May 3 | Arrival - check in 3pm
May 4-6 | First 3 days of class
May 7 | Day of rest
May 8-10 | Last 3 days of class

Class end in the evening of 10th
May 11 | Check out 12pm

Both

Module 1 and 2 can be joined at once

Johanne & Frank

This collaboration is born out of an idea, a simple dream we expressed while traveling together in Mallorca, Spain.
 

We planted a seed in 2014. We saw a space, an opening created by nature where sharing wisdom in communion with the surrounding nature is offered in integrity. A space where we can offer the values we hold dear to our hearts. Values found within the ways we relate to each other, the integrity of being, where business principles are no different than the principles our friendship is based on.

 

To hold a physical space where people can experience a reconnection to their essence, while receiving quality immersion into the discovery of sacred wisdom and feeling nourished by hearty cooked meals. The classes we created have touched me deeply, the mountains offer such a magnificent surroundings feels like waking up in a painting everyday ! 

These two humans, and their little daughter Alva (and my goddaughter) are hosting us, protecting a space, built by the hands of Alva's grand father.  

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Who can attend ?

Module I is an excellent starting point for anyone looking for self-healing as well as those wanting to add skills to their practice or deepen their understanding of the healing field (energy therapist, massage & movement therapist, CS therapist, yoga teachers and meditators). Our own healing is key in order to facilitate for others.

Level I is a requirement for further levels. If you are an experienced practitioner, you will benefit from doing this module over and over again, there is nothing like observing the principles of nature with a fresh new outlook ! 

 

The intimate field created within the group is of primary importance. 

 

Spaces are limited to 8-12 students and the group field will be shaped by each of us. Feel into your heart if this is the class for you. 

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What a day look like

Class starts on the morning of the first day at 10am and end around 6-7pm.  A typical day will see a lecture on different topics, practical exercises, demonstration sessions, exchange practice, sharing and questions & answer.  

 

The retreat also includes home cooked vegetarian lunch and dinner. Also included is the use of the sauna as well as gatherings in the Stone cave on the last day. 

*** Breakfast is at the discretion of each of you, on arrival, you can stop at a groceries store 30 min drive from the retreat or bring with you what you require before the retreat.

Venue and accommodation

The venue

The class will be held in a brand new nature shala built at the foot of Melkevoll glacier. There is easy access to many mountain trekking paths from the camp site, which also has a sauna and a cold river for the courageous one.

To make a reservation

The training cost EUR 1350 

Early bird price of EUR 1250 before February 28th 2021

If you book for 2 modules at once we can offer them at EUR 1150 each

A deposit of EUR 250 can be made to reserve and hold your place until full payment. Deposit is non-refundable.

If for any reason the retreat should be cancelled by us, you will receive the full amount back. Please be aware that we need to charge the full amount for the retreat for any cancellation less than one month before the retreat starts. 

 

DEPOSIT
contact me via the contact form below 

Or Johanne Melkevoll at yoganordfjord@gmail.com

Click here to reserve your space