Yoga in Norway, with Monica Voss…NEW!

April 28 – May 5, 2024, with Monica Voss
in association with Merit Travel

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.

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.

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. £65 – (60 min)

 Aroma Massage A lighter form of massage therapy where we use essential oils selected for your needs. This type of massage is circulation-enhancing, relaxes the nervous system and is especially recommended in case to reduce stress and stimulate the immune system. £65 – (60 min)

Reorienting Counselling Session with Santoshi Pörner  An in depth meeting in presence with the mystery of the heart and body as a guide with possibilities for more clarity and awareness. Become attuned with your inner essential qualities, more contact with your Self and what is your own support and potential. You will receive support in becoming closer with your body and heart and learning more from yourself on how to come out of the stress and defence responses of the body and mind.

All activities and Treatments must be booked in advance.

In spring, the weather will be cool – perhaps 15 degrees C – and is a wonderful time for bird and wildflower watching.

Transfers can be arranged from Gardermoen airport in Oslo. 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 piece to the retreat by taxi.

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Monica Voss

MONICA VOSS has been a student and practitioner of yoga for 45 years. In addition to co-owning and directing Esther Myers Yoga Studio in Toronto, Canada, Monica conducts workshops, retreats and teacher training internationally.

Your payment is separated into two parts: yoga fees and accommodation/meal package. The Studio portion of the payment ($700, non-refundable) is due now and made directly to Esther Myers Yoga Studio. EMYS accepts cash, e-transfers to, cheques, debit, MasterCard, Visa and credit card payments through Paypal. For room assignments and more information please contact Monica Voss,

Once you have registered with the Studio, contact Joseph Machado at Merit Travel (, 416 345-9726 x5319, 111 Peter Street, Suite 101, Toronto, ON, M5V 2H1, TICO-registered #T781396) to pay for your assigned accommodation and meals package (one payment).
Single room with shared bath and kitchen: $2095 pp
All prices listed are in Canadian dollars and include taxes and agent’s fee.

7 nights at the retreat centre, 3 meals/day, travel agent fee

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

Flights can be booked with Joseph Machado at Merit Travel, through your own travel agent or on the web.

50% refund, fewer than 120 days but more than 60 days prior to the beginning of the retreat
No refund, 60 days prior to the beginning of the retreat

Cancellation policies for transportation, accommodation and meals are at the discretion of Merit Travel and the retreat centre. The Studio is not responsible for any refunds for transportation, accommodation or meals.

Trip cancellation and/or medical insurance are available from Merit Travel.

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