Nøsen Yoga Mountain Lodge is a high-mountain lodge, surrounded by pristine lakes, meadows and waterfalls. The region offers exciting opportunities for both adults and children, all year round. Around Nøsen, there are several mountain tops reaching 1700 meters above sea level and great opportunities for skiing, cycling, paddling or hiking. The hotel has rich history, receiving its first guests as far back as in 1888.
Alexander Medin took over the management of the hotel in 2015, with a dream of turning it into Norway (and Europe's) premier Yoga retreat destination.
JIVAMUKTI YOGA -
The Jivamukti Method is grounded in the original meaning of the Sanskrit word asana as “seat, connection” – relationship to the Earth. Earth implies all of life. Citing Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, which states that asana should be sthira and sukham, Jivamukti Yoga maintains that one’s relationship to others (asana) should be mutually beneficial and come from a consistent (sthira) place of joy and happiness (sukham). This is a radical idea that, when put into practice, can dismantle our present culture, which is based on the notion that the Earth and all other animals exist for our benefit and to be exploited for our own selfish purposes. So the practice of asana becomes more than mere physical exercise to keep one’s body fit or to increase strength or flexibility; it becomes a way to improve one’s relationship to all others and thus lead to enlightenment – the dissolution of the sense of separateness, the realization of the oneness of being, the discovery of lasting happiness.
A Jivamukti Yoga class is spiritual, uplifting and physically challenging. It emphasizes the physical yogapractice (asana), practiced in a continuous flow with a playful approach. While also including elements of chanting, music, meditaiton and yoga philosophy The method originated in the 1980s in NYC. Founded by Sharon Gannon and David Life, students of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Swami Nirmalananda and Brahmananda Sarasvati.
RIMA RABBATH -
Always willing to be vulnerable, what you see is what you get with Rima who confidently and unabashedly wears her heart on her sleeve. Her innate ability to relate, engage and inspire while holding space for
anyone entering the teachings and practices of yoga, allows her to create an opening for each student to connect with her, themselves and the class community in a very authentic way. In her classes, Rima effortlessly yet deliberately blends ancient wisdom, alignment cues, humor, exceptionally curated music and a unique interest in her students’ progress and transformation. As an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Teacher, she has been entrusted with carrying on the method’s lineage by facilitating the Jivamukti Teacher Trainings, leading immersions & retreats around the world and mentoring apprentices at the New York School. As a student of yoga, she practices daily and continues to deepen her understanding of the various aspects of yoga.
JULES FEBRE -
Jules Febre was born and raised in a section of New York City known as the Lower East Side. At the age of 13, Jules spent three months in India; two of which were spent in Mysore studying Ashtanga Yoga with Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois. During that time he was invited to share satsang with Swami Nirmalananda and Shyam Das, two radical yogis that have each contributed greatly to the progression of yoga in the West. At the age of 16 Jules began working at the Jivamukti Yoga School helping to clean, and is now considered one of the leading teachers of the Jivamukti Yoga method, teaching the method world wide as well as facilitating at the very highly regarded teacher training programs. Jules travels and teaches for a major part of each year, including to Europe, Australia, Asia, and more. His classes offer a wide range and depth of understanding of Yoga Asana as well as Meditation, Chanting, and Yoga Philosophy. Teaching yoga is Jules’ passion. He is grateful to his teachers, Sharonji (Gannon), Davidji (Life) who he has had the privilege of studying with for over 15 years, for igniting his devotion to the Jivamukti Yoga practice and for inspiring countless students around the world.