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The class will be held in a special nature shala built into a huge rock at the foot of Melkevoll glacier. Accommodation will be in beautifully designed high standard wood cabins. Each with a kitchen and bathroom, and 3 bedrooms. You can choose between shared or single room within 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 include one nurturing homemade lunch prepared by chef Frank or/and other local chefs. One healthy vegetarian lunch per day will be served during the 6-day class. 6 nights of accommodation are included, with 2 half days and 4 full days of training.  Please note that breakfast and dinner is not included but can be cooked at your cabin. A time for groceries shopping will be available upon arriving.  

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what is it ?

Biodynamic Touch is a blend of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Symbolic Language. It is for anyone interested in learning about healing, holding space, enhancing your perceptive skills & your therapeutic posture, and learning about the power of non-invasive touch.

 

Level 1 - Sacred Space: We refine our awareness of space. Developing perceptual and relational skills, anchoring your awareness in the biodynamic approach and discovering subtle energetic anatomy and the principles of healing. We create a non-invasive field I call "sacred space" where we contact the first boundary of the patient, his or her space. We will learn how space is the first boundary and the principle agent of healing forces within a person's field. 

Level 2 - Inner Space: Awareness of Fluids. Module 2 brings us on a journey through physiology, integrating within ourselves our own inner space through the ventricular space in the brain and the cerebrospinal fluid. We will learn to apply touch and listen to the fluid of the body, through the mid-tide and long-tide. We cover the foundation of Craniosacral therapy. 

 

In Level 3 - As above so below We develop awareness of structures, we work more deeply with embryology, venous sinuses and the language of the body, living anatomy and it’s symbolism.

Graduates of module I and beyond can take part of our online student community called "Symbiosis"

Theses 6-day classes start with centring 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 membranes, 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 8-14 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 anyone interested in healing, whether you are a practitioner or if you take this class for your own personal healing. It is an invitation to gently immerse yourself in the stillness centred 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

Level 1    October 1-7th 2023

Level 2    October 9-15th 2023

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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

6 days class

Level 1

Oct 1st | Arrival - check in 2pm

Introduction Class 3-6pm
Oct 2 to 6th | Class 10am-6pm

Oct 7th | Class 9 to 12pm

Check out 1pm

Level 2

Oct 9th | Arrival - check in 2pm

Introduction Class 3-6pm
Oct 10 to 14th | Class 10am-6pm

Oct 15th | Class 9 to 12pm

Check out 1pm

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 ?

Level 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 12-14 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. Also included is the use of the sauna.

*** Breakfast and dinner 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

ONE MODULE (7 days / 6 nights)

regular price 13700 NOK (~1300 euros) *single bed in shared double room 

EARLY BIRD PRICE of 12600 NOK ( ~1200 euros)  - until June 15th 2023

+ 180 EUR for PRIVATE ROOM

BOTH MODULES (12 nights)

 

regular price 25300 NOK (~2400 euros) *single bed in shared double room

EARLY BIRD PRICE of 23200 NOK ( ~2200 euros)  - until June 15th 2023

+ 360 EUR for PRIVATE ROOM

*if you sign up for BOTH MODULE each module comes to about 1100 Euros and please note that you will have to book 2 extra nights in between the classes at 400 NOK / nights (~38 EUR)

PRICES INLUDE tuition, accommodation and vegetarian lunch !

A deposit of EUR 250 can be made to reserve and hold your place until full payment.

Deposit is non-refundable.

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

To make a deposit, click on the link below

 

TO MAKE FULL PAYMENT 
contact 
Johanne Melkevoll at yoganordfjord@gmail.com

 

 

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Deposit is 250 EUR

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Deposit is 250 EUR

JOIN ME FOR A LIVE Q&A and introduction to my classes

 

April 3rd at 4pm (UTC time) click here  

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How to get to us !

Google map: Melkevoll Bretun

BY CAR !


The easiest way is to come here by car. 
 

GPS coordinates: 61.66473º N, 6.81649º Ø

 

Sharing car option may be organized.

 

BY BUS !

You can book your bus through:

https://www.nettbuss.com/#!/

From: 

Gardermoen (Oslo Airport)

To:

Stryn (Stryn rutebilstasjon)

 

Gardermoen (Oslo Airport) to Stryn (Stryn rutebilstasjon)

Stryn (Stryn rutebilstasjon) to Gardermoen (Oslo Airport) 

If you arrive at Stryn Rutebilstasjon at 6pm on the day of check in, we have a paid shuttle to transfer you to the accommodation site.

 

Nettbuss are comfortable and even have wifi for your journey 7 hour journey.

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