Yoga Kurse, Sport Massage Kurse, privates Fitnesstraining, Sightseeing, Freizeitaktivitäten.
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This retreat will be led by Vivian. First Astanga training in 2003, back to Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Hatha around 2013 after 10-year fitness supervisor career (BB, BP, BA, BJ, BC, Zumba). Specialist Certificates in rehabilitation, physiotherapy, dietitian, nutrition. Participated Vipassana 10-day silence course in Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia. Arctic guide, translator, aquatic trainer since studied in Norway, MSc of Sport Management after Physical Education in Competitive Aerobics Dance. Vivian would love to share experiences with you in spectacular Norwegian landscapes.
aus Schweiz, Dezember 2018
I enjoyed a great week with Vivian which started with the first impression when she picked me up and ended with the goodbye at the airport.
The programme was varied, interesting, personally and I had even some free time. The Yoga part (for me as a beginner) was instructive and gave each day a routine to start and end the day.
Elnesvågen is a great place, beautiful nature, lots of possibilities to explore.
Vivian is a amazing person and became a friend during the week. With her warm nature she motivated me to exercise and think positive.
I could take a lot out of this week and would do it again.
aus Belgien, August 2021
In addition of being a great person, Vivian simply thinks about everything! From the difficulty of the yoga session, to the sightseeing you would want to do, to the memories you would want to keep from your trip. She takes you in and makes you feel welcomed to the point that you feel you are simply visiting an old friend. It was my first time doing a trip like this and I had an absolute blast. Everyone told me I looked radiant on the pictures and that's because I really had an amazing time.
I booked this trip in particular because of the stellar reviews that I read and I can only agree with them. So if you're thinking about booking this trip, don't hesitate !! Go right ahead, you can count on Vivian to have an amazing time :)
Vivian, I already look forward to seeing you again :)
aus Norwegen, Juni 2021
"An incredibly inspiring week"
Thank you for this wonderful, challenging and exciting week. Before I came here I told you that I was thinking about doing a yoga teacher training next year and that I have a lot of experience in practicing yoga and gymnastics.
But for this yoga & hiking retreat, I just thought I would relax and practice a bit more yoga to calm down.
But you realised what I really needed. You pushed me in the right direction. You have a very good sense of challenging and taking me out of my comfort zone. I am very grateful for that.
I had a lot of fun during this time here and learned a lot of new things about yoga and Norway in just one week. The trip was incredible. I will always remember our conversations during the hikes. I enjoyed all the activities we did: the hikes to "Eltraneset", the cave “Skjonghelleren" and other viewpoints, the walks around the lake, on the beach and on the “Bird Island”, the time in the gym, the trip to “Trollstigen”, the “Sunmore museum” and most of all the AMAZING yoga teacher training.
I really enjoyed your freshly prepared food, it was so delicious every time and very different from the dishes I eat at home in Germany. Thanks for showing me how to prepare the local sea weed.
I will continue to teach yoga in Germany, I will keep you updated and I am looking forward to welcoming you as a friend in my home, wherever I will live then. You are a great inspiration and you made this week perfect for me. Thank you very much for your time. Big hug Anna
aus Vereinigtes Königreich, August 2020
"A tailored Mountain retreat for Mind and body reset"
Vivian was a Warm, welcoming And enthusiastic host who developed a varied, personalised retreat that fulfilled all my goals. She has very good knowledge of the surrounds And all the great hikes for varying levels, and every day Was a new challenge. It gave me a feeling of accomplishment !
I practiced deeply relaxing yin yoga with Vivian Which is a great compliment to the Daily hiking. She also developed yoga practices that helped me strengthen and work on areas that I highlighted.
The Weekly schedule was A Perfectly Tailored balance of hiking, yoga, taking in the sites, and Vivian was lovely company throughout.
Accommodation was comfortable, clean, with a lovely mountain view And Well located To walk into town.
I thoroughly recommend this retreat to people seeking a blend of hiking and yoga in Norway!
aus Niederlande, August 2021
Vivian gave some very good yoga lessons with a lot of attention witch are still very helpful. We made some beautiful hikes in the area and had very good talks. She was very kind and open to me and made some lovely food. The whole trip was fantastic.
aus Deutschland, August 2021
It was great being picked up from the airport. The hike was a good challenge and we could see beautiful views. Food was truly amazing everyday. Vivian was very attentive and listened to us carefully and arranged the exercises according to what was needed for our bodies. I enjoyed every session to the fullest and could do moves/poses I did not know it was possible for me. I can only recommend this trip.
aus Norwegen, Juli 2021
"Amazing and relaxing weekend"
I spontaneously decided to book this retreat. Vivian was so nice to take me in with short notice and took care of me even before I arrived, by helping me out with hotel and transportation before getting there. During the 3.5 days I really had an amazing time. Vivian was very warm and welcoming and the weekend had everything you could wish for: really tasty homemade food, a challenging but amazing hike to a nearby mountain, a city tour of Ålesund and of course Yoga practice. I really liked that she adjusted the practice according to our level and schedule (e.g. we did lots of stretching after the hike).
We had some great laughs and conversations over dinner, it rather felt like visiting a good friend. Definitely recommend this retreat and I am hoping to come back soon again.
aus Norwegen, Mai 2021
"Highly recommended, best investment to your self!"
Vivian tok such a good care of us! She is a very warm, friendly, happy and positive person. She is also very very professional. I am scared I will never meet such a perfect instructor again so i'll have to come back to her often :)
She came with many activity opportunities for each day! We got the possibility to see Ålesund at its best! We were hiking in such amazing places! We were eating amazing homemade food! We were having amazing time at the house! We were practicing with the best instructor ever! We got holliday videos special made for us!
You get so much for such a little price! Are you thinking about this retreat - book it, it doesnt matter if you are alone or you are two or more - you will love it! Just do it!
aus Irland, Februar 2020
"Norwegian Arctic Adventure"
Vivian is a warm, welcoming, kind, genuine host who excels in the service of others.
She also has boundless energy and a great sense of humour.
There was great variety in our days, with any number of fab adventures during our yoga retreat.
Starting the day with yoga and ending it most days with an evening meditation provided lovely bookends.
Our small group from three continents led to lively discussions and learnings around the table.
Snow shoeing, using the Barents Sea to cool off from a sauna and staying in the snow hotel in Kirkenes were my stand out adventures of the week. Reindeer and Husky sledding through a winter wonderland were also really good fun.
aus USA, Februar 2020
"Vivian is amazing!"
This arctic Norway experience was hands down a blast! Vivian sourced activities each day that kept us engaged and excited. We did yoga every morning and night with some meditation sprinkled in which was perfect for the trip. She knew the locals which made everything so much better than a commercial experience. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for the northern light (aurora borealis) as we were lucky enough to see them twice!
aus USA, Februar 2020
"Just. Go. "
Vivian has been great even before we met her. She took well good care of us (transportation, home made food, planning our activities, etc) She is a unique human, who loves life, is always happy, and has a happy children (as in fun loving) qualities about her (if you meet her you'll understand).
The place we stayed was beautiful gorgeous cabin in the middle of a beautiful small town covered in snow next to a fjord. Everyday we did something that was new. It was non stop adventure!
aus Frankreich, September 2019
"Second yoga retreat with Vivian! Another unforgettable time "
This my second retreat with Vivian! Last year was in Norway. This time was in China (Qingdao) : everything was amazing there and here ! I’ve lived in Qsingdao like locals : that’s what I expected.
Vivian’s friends (especially Jiajia and Wu) were very kind and open-minded. They shared their culture, their job and their time. As an osteopath and a Kung-Fu master, Wu gave me many advice for my personal training and he treated me for a shoulder injury : his treatment was “painfully good” and effective!
We’ve practiced yoga twice a day at home and in 2 different yoga studios. Even if I don’t speak Chinese the teachers were very helpful. And Vivian is always so positive and supportive.
She and her friends organized many activities. We visited the mount Lao Academic School and made incense-holders, a traditional printing of a Chinese text I chose and tested tea. We saw a night light show in downtown Qingdao and went to the night market. We went to Zhanqiao Pier, visited the Tsingtao Beer Museum (with beer testing ;)) before having a delicious dinner in the Beer House with friends. We visited the peaceful Temple in Zhanshan.
We went to hike in the mount Lao : the paths are only made of stairs.
We picked tea leaves in a local tea garden.
We also spent a day at the beach with friends, played volleyball and practiced yoga on the sand!
I totally recommend that retreat: take friends with you!
Thank you dear friend. See you in another retreat (with our Dragon).
aus Frankreich, August 2019
"Awesome time in Qingdao city and mountains"
I had an excellent time in Qingdao with Vivian and her friends. They made me feel most welcome and I felt like I was staying with family. The day started and ended with yoga and was filled throughout with visits and activities. The cooking class, tea picking, Tsingtao beer museum, and kung fu class were my favorites! Everyone had great energy and was excited to share what they knew about Chinese culture, cuisine, medicine, etc. I learned so much, I am really glad I chose to do this retreat and travel differently. It was a much more intimate way of discovering China than if I had gone by myself. Plus: Vivian paid special attention to my back issues and the yoga sessions were tailored for me, I even got an amazing traditional medicinal massage to fix my shoulder problem! Extra plus: I am a big foodie, and I got to try something new at every meal! I really liked the beer house ;)
Thank you Vivian, Jia jia, Master Wu and Moli for your kindness and knowledge!