Art & Spirituality Retreat

Contact/More Information
Phone: +45 91614143
Email:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnandaGaorii

How to Pay
Follow the link to arrange your payment https://anandamargadanmark.nemtilmeld.dk/7/

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

NEW DATES ARE OCTOBER 21-24!!

Join us for a three or four-day retreat (your choice) in which we explore the intriguing and mysterious territory where the artistic and spiritual worlds meet and touch.

The Art & Spirituality Retreat offers you a relaxing and rewarding experience in a pleasing environment with good food and nice people. We have added the option to participate for an extra day! Creatives, kids, yogis, and meditators of all levels – Welcome!

⭐️Here is an opportunity for you to spend time mindfully and creatively in the natural and peaceful environment of Ananda Gaorii. The program includes creative workshops, yoga, meditation, and much more!

⭐️The program is an opportunity to explore our creativity and inner life as the soul naturally turns inward with the approach of winter. The workshops provide opportunities for you to express yourself through music, dance, painting, movement, and mantra while bringing presence and attention to the process of creation.

⭐️The retreat welcomes everyone interested in spirituality and art. You can come alone, as a couple or bring your children.

You can enjoy the relaxing experience of being at Ananda Gaorii while exploring new forms of expression, using your imagination, and enjoying the company of other spiritual people 🙏

The 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
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 Guided tour around Ananda Gaorii or free time if you’ve been here before
10.00 – 12.00 Choice of Workshops: 1) Unlock your creativity with theatre and improvisation,2) Prabhat Sam’giita – explore your relationship with the Divine through devotional music and song.
12.00 -1.00 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 or 2) Mandala Making Workshop
16.30 – 22.30 Akhanda Kiirtan – Ecstatic Dance Indian Style – 6 Hours non-stop chanting and dance
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner – the dancing will continue but you can take a break for dinner during this time.
22.30 – Short meditation before sleep
Saturday
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 – 11.15 Finding the Balance – a Workshop on How to Balance Spiritual and Worldly Life Effectively, Meaningfully and Blissfully
11.15 – 11.30 Break
11.30 – 12.00 Silent Walk
12.00 -1.00 Chanting and Meditation
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 Free time
15.00 – 16.30 Choice of Workshops: 1) The Magic Touch – Human touch can be a powerful tool for comfort and healing but we need to set, be aware of and respect boundaries 2) Jazz Up Your Guitar – Have you been stuck on the level of basic chords for the last 10 years (more or less)? Level up your playing with a simple but practical introduction to creating some cool sounding chord variations and progressions
16.30 – 17.00 Break
17.00 – 18.00 Yoga
18.00 – 19.30 Chanting, Meditation, and Spiritual Talk
19.30 – 20.30 Dinner
20.30 – 22.00 Share Your Talent – Cultural Evening with Performances from Participants
Sunday
6.00 – 7.00 Yoga Class
7.00 – 8.00 Chanting and Meditation
8.00 – 9.00 Breakfast
9.00 – 10.00 Free time
10.00 – 11.00 Choral Singing
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

Venue
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.

Accommodation
We have separate dormitories for men and women (big 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, 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!

Food
You will be served 3 meals per day – breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food will be mainly vegan as in Ananda Gaorii we follow vegan principles. Our cooks will make sure it’s nutritious, yet light and super delicious! Besides, our diet is sattvic which means without onion, garlic, eggs, and mushrooms.

Cost (prices include food, accommodation, and participation in the program)
If you arrive on Thursday and participate in all 4 days:
Normal – 2300 Dkk
Students, unemployed – 2000 Dkk
Child – 500 Dkk
If you arrive on Friday and participate in 3 days:
Normal – 1800 Dkk
Students and Unemployed – 1600 Dkk
Child – 400 Dkk
A set of sheets, pillow, 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/7/

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

Refund policy
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
Buy a ticket to “Vig”. Change at Holbæk to bus or train. We will pick you up in Vig. Kindly call us half an hour before you are due to arrive. If you come by car navigate to Holbækvej 56, 4560 Vig.

Corona precautions
In order to be able to come to Ananda Gaorii, you need to take the corona test before coming. It has to show the negative result within 24 hours before coming. Send the result to .
If you have paid and the result is positive you will get fully reimbursed.
You can also show your corona pass if you have one.
Vaccinated people don’t have to take the test.
Recovered from corona can show their recovery certificate.
Please make sure to book your appointment and get the result before coming to the retreat.
We will be around 45-50 people at the venue that’s why we want to make sure that everyone feels safe and we can enjoy the retreat without extra worries. Some of our residents are in the group of health risk. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

Contact/More Information
Phone: +45 91614143
Email:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnandaGaorii

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Oct 21 - 24 2021

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