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Long meditations plus guidance, yoga, workshops, seminars and mountain walks

By |2019-07-05T11:52:19+02:00April 18th, 2016|Meditation retreat|

The World Retreat programme centres on the long meditations. They are preceded by morning yoga and followed by guidance groups as well as evening seminars with Acem's founder Dr Are Holen. Every day there is time for walking and talking in the forests, grasslands and mountains nearby. In addition, you can choose from several parallel workshops in the afternoon, and informal social activities in the evenings make it easy to get new friends and contacts from different parts of the world.

Meditative Yoga from Norway to the world

By |2019-07-05T11:55:50+02:00December 16th, 2015|Books, Yoga|

When a book is published in Norwegian, a language spoken by only five million people, it is usually expected to stay well within the borders of this small Scandinavian country. However, Are Holen and Torbjørn Hobbel’s book Meditative Yoga: Integrating Body, Breath and Mind has beaten the expectations.

Basic principles of meditative yoga

By |2014-12-10T09:47:58+01:00December 10th, 2014|Yoga|

In yoga exercises, one stretches the muscles gently and without force. One maintains the stretch for some seconds without incurring strain or pain. In this way, the muscle fibers and tendons will slowly yield; their tonus is changed, and over time they become somewhat elongated. This kind of cautious stretching is easily combined with a calm and unrestrained breathing.