Join us for a weekend retreat devoted to creativity and spirituality in the natural and peaceful environment of Ananda Gaorii. The program includes workshops, yoga, meditation, time in nature, and spiritual inspiration. As winter approaches it is natural to look inwards and the retreat provides us with a beautiful opportunity to give more time to our creative and inner life. Below you can read the details of the program and find information about prices, food, and accommodation, etc. Please register online using the links below if you wish to participate.
15.00 – 17.00 Arrive and Settle In
17.00 – 18.00 Yoga Asana Class/ Introduction to Meditation and chanting for 1st-time participants
18.00 – 19.30 Chanting, meditation, and welcoming
19.30 – 20.30 Dinner
20.30 – 22.00 Workshop: “Activate Your Intuition” – A workshop in pairs where we use symbols from the natural world to help us get insights into the person we are talking to. By Maniisha
6.00 – 7.00 Yoga Class
7.00 – 8.30 Chanting, Meditation, and Dharma Shastra (spiritual talk)
8.30 – 9.30 Breakfast
9.30 – 10.00 Free time
10.00 – 12:00 Workshop: “Mysticism and Haiku” – Nothing is more suited to capturing the mystery of life than Haiku, the traditional three-line Japanese poem which gives us a glimpse of something in as few words as possible. In this workshop, we will look at examples of Haiku, learn about the basic principles of how to make them, and enjoy a “Haiku Walkabout” – time in nature to see what you can capture in three simple lines. By Dada Krsnasevananda.
12.00 -12.45 Chanting and Meditation
12.45 – 13.45 Lunch
13.45 – 14.15 Free time
14.15 – 15.30 Choice of Workshops 1) Clowning Workshop by Mainju 2) Mandala Making Workshop by Maniisha
15.45 – 17:15 Choral Singing Workshop by Kiiranamayii: Choral singing is tremendous fun and Kiranamayii, who teaches choral singing professionally, has a talent for getting an amazing sound from a group in a really short time. During the workshop, we will learn and sing some beautiful tunes and do some exercises that strengthen our abilities to sing together, open up different qualities in our voices and strengthen the sense of rhythm.
17.30 – 18.00 – Short Yoga Asana Class
18.00 – 19.30 – Chanting, Meditation, and Dharma Shastra (spiritual talk)
19.30 – 20.30 Dinner
20.30 – 22:00 Cultural Evening: A chance for all participants to share songs, dance, mime, stories, skits – whatever you feel like.
6.00 – 9:00 Akhanda Kiirtan: an extended Kiirtan (mantra singing and dance) that builds up tremendous spiritual energy and helps you go deep into the spiritual mood.
9.00 – 9.45 Meditation and Dharma Shastra (spiritual talk)
9.45 – 10.45 Breakfast
11.00 – 12.00 A choice of workshops: 1) Art Therapy 2) Eurythmy – a movement workshop
12.00 – 12.45 Kiirtan (Chanting) and Meditation
12.45 – 13.30 Closing Circle
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – Departure
Ananda Gaorii Ashram is located on 13 hectares of farmland near Vig, about an hour from Copenhagen. We have a small orchard, vegetable garden, organic bakery, sauna, music studio, meditation hall, dining hall and dormitories for men and women. It’s a pleasant place to be.
We have separate dormitories for men and women (large rooms where up to 10 people can sleep). You are also welcome to camp if you prefer.
What to Bring
Sleeping bag, sheet, pillow, comfortable loose-fitting clothes for yoga, indoor slippers, pen, notebook, warm clothes for outdoors, towel, and toiletries.
If you don’t want to bring a sleeping bag and etc. you can rent a set of sheets and a towel for 50 DKK.
Feel free to bring your musical instruments and creative materials. We have many guitars (electrical as well), 2 pianos, and different percussion instruments so spontaneous jams can occur!
You will be served breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with tea and snacks (from our bakery!). The food is primarily vegan although there will occasionally be dishes that are vegetarian but not vegan. We follow what’s called a “Sattvic Diet” which excludes onion, garlic, and mushrooms.
Cost (prices include food, accommodation, and participation in the program)
Normal – 1300 Dkk
Students and Unemployed – 1100 Dkk
Children (3-10 y.o.) – 600 Dkk
Children (under 3 y.o.) – free
A set of sheets, pillow, and towel – 50 DKK (in case you didn’t bring yours)
You can get a private massage session with Soraia, an experienced masseuse. 30 min – 250 DKK, 1h. – 300 DKK (arranged with Soraia on-site).
How to Pay
Follow the link to arrange your payment https://anandamargadanmark.nemtilmeld.dk/16/
After you have paid, please fill in the google form below for us to know you better and adjust our menu and program specifically for your needs.
REGISTER HERE (after payment): https://forms.gle/NHXqPmoPrTZ3J4sD7
If you cancel your participation over 2 weeks before the retreat – 100% payback
More than 1 week but less than 2 weeks – 80 % payback
Less than 1 week – 50% payback
How to Get There
We have a bus stop called “Sneglerupvej” within easy walking distance of Ananda Gaorii (about 500 meters). If there are no buses available buy a ticket “Vig” and give us a call before you arrive so we can pick you up. If you come by car navigate to Holbækvej 56, 4560 Vig.
•Phone: +45 50 13 21 74
• URL: www.anandagaorii.dk
The Art & Spirituality Retreat offers you a relaxing and rewarding experience in a pleasing environment with good food and nice people. A more detailed program is in the feed.
Excited to meet you all soon