Norway Yoga Retreat

4-9 July 2019

Teacher: Emma Henry

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Join Emma Henry for a mid-summer yoga retreat in Senja, Norway. Located in the Arctic Circle this remote destination offers a deep experience in wild nature with its dramatic mountains, crystal clear turquoise waters, white beaches and beautiful fjords. With 24 hour daylight there is plenty of time to enjoy the quiet beauty of this secluded paradise and experience the midnight sun, a prolonged sunset and sunrise all at once where everything is bathed in a magical reddish light.



Our yoga retreat destination is the north west coast Senja island, an incredibly beautiful part of Norway where steep, majestic mountains dive straight into the sea and pearly white beaches line a small archipelago of uninhabited islands.

You stay in luxury apartments set around the harbour of an old fishing village with uninterrupted views out to the surrounding islets and azure sea. Immerse yourself in a powerful Jivamukti yoga practice with twice daily classes and enjoy delicious vegetarian meals. Between classes relax in the jacuzzi and enjoy the views or get active and explore the wild nature all around.

Included in the yoga retreat is a day trip to Husfjellet mountain. We travel there by boat through the fjords and then hike together with our guide walking through wild nature and lush vegetation, pausing for a picnic lunch before heading to the top where you will find an amazing view over the surrounding mountains and out to sea.

There are also options to explore by kayak where the clear waters and many small islands make for a beautiful adventure. You can also head out by boat to one of the islands to enjoy in the midnight sun or hike up Sukkertoppen mountain. This is one of our more adventurous European yoga retreats and the best way to enjoy it is to get out and explore!

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Yoga with Emma Henry

Senior Jivamukti teacher Emma Henry will teach daily yoga classes. Morning classes will be 2.5 hours and you’ll experience a strong Jivamukti practice. Afternoon sessions will be workshop style or more restorative.

Each Jivamukti class offers a dynamic asana practice that is infused with inspiring teachings derived from the ancient yogic texts. Classes will include chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation.

Modifications and progressions are given so that everyone will find these yoga classes rewarding but this retreat is not suitable for complete beginners. We recommend that you have previous experience of a flow class and enjoy being challenged by a dynamic style of yoga. It is a yoga style that will require you to commit to your classes.

Read more about Jivamukti yoga and try a free online class here.

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Food & Accommodation

Meals on your yoga retreat: Our local chefs will be creating 3 delicious vegetarian meals each day using fresh, local produce. Herbal teas and water are included in your retreat.

Accommodation for your yoga retreat is situated in an old fishing village set around the harbour. We have 16 places available on this retreat, sleeping in 6 newly refurbished luxury apartments which have 2 – 3 bedrooms in each. All rooms are ensuite and each apartment has a living room with beautiful views of the harbour and a veranda.

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What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Twice daily yoga classes
  • 3 meals a day
  • 1 jacuzzi, sauna & sea bathing experience
  • A day out to Husfjellet mountain

What’s extra:

  • Return travel to Senja (flights, ferries & transfers)
  • Fjord kayaking day trip
  • Island midnight sun trip
  • Body rafting experience

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Travel to Norway

You are heading to a remote location in north Norway so it will take a little time to get there! It is a fairly straight forward journey. Our suggested route is:

Arrival: Fly to Bardufoss via Oslo with Norwegian Air and transfer by road to our retreat location.

Departure: Take the ferry from Finnsnes to Tromso and then a flight from Tromso to Oslo.

Transfers: We will organise a group transfer from Bardufoss and to Finnsnes, the cost will be around £30 per person each way, depending on final numbers.

Air fares from London will be around £300 if you book early. Flight time from Oslo is just under 2 hours. The ferry cost is around £30 and takes just under 1.5 hours.

Full details on timings will be given when you book.

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1 review for Norway Yoga Retreat

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Belinda Ks

    We signed up for the retreat to Reine within minutes of it becoming a reality. Jools had worked hard to ensure that our travel to Reine was memorable via the Hurtigruten along some of the most picturesque Norwegian waters. Five hours of revitalising yoga each day made us both more flexible and stronger. The weather is always unpredictable in Norway and this led to some schedule changes for some of the events – midnight sun hunting for example – which Jools communicated simply and easily. Everyone got the chance to take part in trips.Full marks to Jools for leading the week so practically for the benefit of all of us. She ensured the cohesion of the group whilst being kind and totally approachable.

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