Explore your inner landscapes

4 days of inspiration, creation, nature and connection during midsummer

Fedje, Norway

- June 19th till 24th 2019 -

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If you really want to escape the rat race, the Hellisøy Lighthouse of Fedje is one of the 15 destinations in the world worth travelling to.
— by the British newspaper The Observer in 2004

Immersing in tranquil nature. Connecting with others without the need of using words. Reflecting and learning about yourself through creation instead of thoughts.

That’s what this midsummer retreat will be all about.

As an artist I know the power of inspiration and flow. How difficult it sometimes is to find it, but how energising when found. I also know how much you can learn from simply looking back on what you’ve made. Your hands and your creations are powerful teachers.

 
photo by  Lars Persen

photo by Lars Persen

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photo by  Lars Persen

photo by Lars Persen

 

Long hikes

 

Connecting

 
 

Inspiring assignments

Create your own landscape of life

 

Challenging yourself

Nourishing food

Nature

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What can you expect?

On Wednesday afternoon you will arrive with the ferry at the Island of Fedje. A beautiful small Norwegian island just 2 hours north of Bergen. Surrounded by the ocean, seagulls and with majestic mountains in the background this place is a source of inspiration in itself.

The first evening there will be time to slowly get to know the place and your fellow explorers. There will be a simple meal to enjoy whenever you arrive or are hungry. So no worries if you arrive late!

The next four days we will explore the island, the ocean and even have a day-tour to the majestic mountains. There will be silence, laughter, deep conversations, sketching, challenging and inspiring assignments. Everything to guide you to inspiration, connection and new ways of seeing this beautiful world around you.

We won’t spend all our time outside, we will also gather in the beautiful wooden home together to work on putting our inner landscapes on paper and of course share delicious and nourishing meals together. But with good weather we will also enjoy some time on the terrace with ocean view. In the evenings we can sit together, enjoy the sauna or have some time for yourself.

On Monday morning we will enjoy a last breakfast together. Afterwards everybody will go home with new friendships, beautiful drawn paintings and a new set of eyes to enjoy and treasure this amazing living world.

 
The idyllic town Fedje with a breathtaking view on the mountains in the background.

The idyllic town Fedje with a breathtaking view on the mountains in the background.

 
Think fresh salty air, wind blowing in your face and the sound of seagulls in your ears.  photo by  Lars Persen

Think fresh salty air, wind blowing in your face and the sound of seagulls in your ears.

photo by Lars Persen

 
Nourishing organic and vegan food, fresh and home made. If you have any allergies or specific diet requirements please contact me.

Nourishing organic and vegan food, fresh and home made. If you have any allergies or specific diet requirements please contact me.

 

what are innerlandscapes?

Do you know how difficult it sometimes is to describe something you felt, experienced? When you try to talk to people about a spiritual experience or something else that’s not normally discussed?

It’s because your subconscious, where all these things take place, doesn’t understand language. At least, not the language we speak to each other on a daily basis. Yet if we know how to bypass this communication problem we will find a wealth of information and wisdom.

That’s why humans make art for as long as we know. Through art we suddenly are able to communicate without common language. This means a new and deeper way of communicating with others, but also with ourselves.

During this midweek you will search for a way of expressing yourself in a new way by making your own landscape of life. Don’t be surprised if your final drawings and paintings don’t look anywhere near a traditional landscape!

Together we will explore what you make and you can learn from this deep wise subconsciousness that’s inside you.

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The cabins by the ocean

’Friluftsliv’ a scandinavian word for living the simple outdoor life. Back to nature, tranquility and connection. That’s what our stay is all about.

We will stay at the yoga school of the island! From the 250 people living on the island 50 of them participate regularly in the classes teaches by Åse. The livingroom of her cabin is therefore transformed in a tranquil almost empty space with a beautiful view on the ocean. We will have a nice sofa to relax on, but we will also have to space to stretch, sit on the floor and gaze outside the low windows.

At the kitchen table we can enjoy our meals together, draw and create or have deep conversations. If the weather is good we can also sit outside on the terrace. There is also a sauna, which you are free to use when you want.

 
The sunny terrace
 
The bedroom with the bunkbeds.
 
The living and yoga room.
 

Welcome to your inner landscapes

- June 19th till 24th -

 
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What’s included?

  • 4 nights stay in the cabins

  • 3 fresh, home cooked, vegan meals a day

  • Coffee, tea & some dried fruits for snacking

  • Picking up from the ferry to the house

  • Paper and art materials

  • A hiking-sketch-set, which you can bring home

  • A personal coaching session with me to see how you can use the landscape of life method in other parts of your life.

What do you have to bring?

  • Hiking clothes & shoes

  • A daypack for hiking

  • Rainjacket and pants

  • A reusable waterbottle & lunchbox

  • A small thermos for tea/coffee during the hikes (optional)

  • Bedlinnen & towels

  • Swimsuit for sauna use

 

Prices

Say  YES!  now and ensure your enrolment with this first payment. Pay the remaining fee 2 weeks before the retreat to confirm your spot.

Say YES! now and ensure your enrolment with this first payment. Pay the remaining fee 2 weeks before the retreat to confirm your spot.

First payment of €150

EARLY BIRDS RATE UNTIL Easter Sunday!   Reserve your spot before Easter Sunday and pay  €650  instead of €750

EARLY BIRDS RATE UNTIL Easter Sunday!

Reserve your spot before Easter Sunday and pay €650 instead of €750

Early birds €650