Art & Spirituality Retreat 2023

A Weekend of Chanting, Meditation, and Workshops!
 
Join us for a three- or four-day retreat (depending on your preference) that will take you on a fascinating journey through the intersection of the artistic and spiritual worlds.
Take advantage of this opportunity to immerse yourself in a serene and natural environment at Ananda Gaorii. Our program includes a variety of creative workshops, yoga, meditation, and more to help you relax and express yourself mindfully.
As we approach the winter season, this retreat is a unique opportunity to delve deep into your creativity and inner life. Through music, dance, painting, movement, and mantra, the workshops offer a platform for you to unleash your creative potential while remaining present and attentive to the process of creation.
This retreat is open to anyone interested in spirituality and art, whether you come alone, with a partner, or with your children. You’ll have the chance to relax in the beautiful surroundings of Ananda Gaorii while exploring new forms of expression, stimulating your imagination, and meeting other like-minded individuals.
 

VENUE:

Nestled on 13 hectares of farmland just an hour away from Copenhagen, you’ll find Ananda Gaorii Ashram – a peaceful oasis for those seeking a rejuvenating escape. Our serene retreat boasts a range of amenities, including a small orchard, vegetable garden, organic bakery, sauna, meditation hall, dining hall, and more.
 
 

ACCOMMODATION:

At Ananda Gaorii Ashram, we offer separate dormitories for both men and women. These spacious rooms can comfortably accommodate up to 10 people. Alternatively, if you prefer to be closer to nature, you’re also welcome to camp on our beautiful grounds.
 

CUISINE:

Our cuisine follows the yogic vegetarian diet, which is based on foods that are not only beneficial for the body but also calming for the mind. Most meals are vegan, but we also provide a vegan alternative for dishes that contain dairy products. The yogic vegetarian diet excludes fish, eggs, onion, garlic, and mushrooms, as these foods are believed to be disturbing to the mind.
 

PROGRAM:

THURSDAY 🕐
15:00 – 17:00 | Arrive and settle in
17:00 – 18:00 | Qi Gong (Chinese Art of Breath and Movement) / 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 | Heart Circle – a Mantra Chanting Circle for Healing and Connecting

 
FRIDAY 🕐
06:00 – 07:00 | Yoga Class
07:00 – 08:30 | Chanting, Meditation, and Dharma Shastra (Spiritual Talk)
08:30 – 09:30 | Breakfast
09:30 – 10:00 | Free Time
10:00 – 11:30 | Collective Bhajans (Spiritual Songs) with Dada K
11:30 – 12:00 | Silent Walk (Try to Go Outside)
12:00 – 13:00 | Chanting and Meditation
13:00 – 14:00 | Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 | Free Time
15:00 – 16:30 | Choice of Workshops:
1) Painting and Drawing
2) Mandala Making Workshop
16:30 – 17:00 | Break
17:00 – 18:00 | Yoga Class
18:00 – 19:00 | Chanting, Meditation, and Spiritual Talk
19:00 – 20:00 | Dinner
20:00 – 22:00 | Akhanda Kiirtan – Ecstatic Dance Indian Style – 2 Hours Non-Stop Chanting and Dance (or Teaching Meditation to Newly Arrived People)
22:00 – | Short Meditation Before Sleep
 
Saturday 🕐
06:00 – 07:00 | Yoga Class
07:00 – 08:30 | Chanting and Meditation
08:30 – 09:30 | Breakfast
09:30 – 11:00 | Prabhat Sam’giita – Explore Your Relationship with the Divine Through Devotional Music and Song
11:00 – 12:00 | Spiritual Talk
12:00 – 13:00 | Lunch
13:00 – 16:30 | Free Time and Nature Walk
16:30 – 17:00 | Break
17:00 – 18:00 | Yoga Class
18:00 – 19:30 | Chanting, Meditation, and Spiritual Talk
19:30 – 20:30 | Dinner
20:30 – 22:00 | Cultural Evening with Performances from Participants
22:00 – | Short Meditation Before Sleep
 
Sunday 🕐
06:00 – 07:00 | Yoga Class
07:00 – 08:30 | Chanting and Meditation
08:30 – 09:30 | Breakfast
09:30 – 11:00 | Finding the Balance – A Workshop on How to Balance Spiritual and Worldly Life Effectively, Meaningfully, and Blissfully
11:00 – 12:00 | Circle Dancing
12:00 – 13:00 | Chanting and Meditation
13:00 – 13:30 | Closing Circle
13:30 – | Lunch
15:00 – | Departure
 
 

ADDITIONAL TREATMENTS AND MASSAGES:

💫Massage by Soraia:
• Full Body Massage (60 min) – 300 DKK
• Back Massage (or specific areas if required) (30 min) – 200 DKK
 
💫Face & Body Spa Treatments by Shivanii:
• SharOasis Signature® Back Massage (60 min) – 250 DKK
• Mini Serenity® Face/Neck/Shoulder Massage (15 min) – 150 DKK
• Touch by an Angel® Aromatherapy Facial (30 min) – 275 DKK
• Touch by an Angel® Aromatherapy Facial (60 min) – 550 DKK
Note:
To schedule an appointment, please visit us in person. We look forward to treating you!
 
 

PAYMENT HERE:

*Prices include three meals a day, accommodation, and participation in the program.
 
 

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

A fitted bed sheet, a duvet (comforter) cover, a pillow case, a bath towel, toiletries, comfortable loose-fitting clothing, indoor slippers, a notebook/pen, and warm clothes for outdoor activities. *A pillow and duvet (comforter) will be provided.
 
 

HOW TO GET TO THE RETREAT:

Buy a ticket from Copenhagen Central Station to “Vig”, change at “Holbæk”. You have an option to take two buses; 560 and 566 or the train to Vig. If you come by car, use your navigation to: Holbækvej 56, 4560 Vig.
*Please note: If you arrive too late in Vig to take the bus, please call us 30-minutes before you are due to arrive at the station. We can arrange for someone to pick you up.
Happy travels!
 

COVID PRECAUTIONS:

Depending on your location and circumstances, there may be varying testing requirements. However, if you are feeling sick, please take precautions by staying home and following local health guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.
 
 

CANCELLATION REFUND POLICY:

• 100% refund if cancelled two weeks prior to the retreat.
• 80% refund if cancelled more than one week prior to the retreat.
• 50% refund if cancelled less than one week prior to the retreat.
 
 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

For more information please don’t hesitate to contact us at:
+45 71 88 12 73
+45 22 54 66 80
email: .
www.anandagaorii.dk
 
We look forward to welcoming you to this enriching experience! 
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Date

Oct 27 - 29 2023

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15:00 - 18:00

Location

Holbækvej 56
4560 Vig
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Organizer

Ananda Gaorii