In Nature
— Get Away

Pack your bags for our new Get Away adventure! We're inviting you to be among the first to experience our new camp site in the lake Tokke in Drangedal Telemark.
Once an old homestead, this living treasure is nestled deep in the Norwegian woods. Our super friendly and knowledgeable hosts will guide you through a whole range of hands-on experiences from cooking on fire in the outdoors and baking bread in our traditional oven, canoeing in the lake and sharing stories around the fire. Immerse yourself in nature and find focus by learning practical ways that we can give something back to the land. All is this is set by the tranquil waters of Tokke Lake just 3 hours south of Oslo via a rejuvenating train journey through the countryside.

Make your booking today and ensure your place on this very special Spring event!

ARRIVALS:   Friday 31 May 2019 – VY train 16.25 (arrive Drangedal 19.11)

FINISH:  The course finishes on Sunday 2 June, after breakfast – VY train 13.58 (arrive Oslo 16.25)

The hosts of the weekend

Cecilie Dawes, Founder Food Studio – Oslo Norway
Cecilie spent her early years between pine forest and the mountains of Norway where she grew a deep connection to the Scandinavian outdoors. In 2011 she founded Food Studio as a collective of game-changers rethinking the idea of sustainable modern lifestyle, and is currently a central force in the sustainability movement in Oslo, continuing the cross pollination of ideas and practices.

Matt Sykes, Nature guide – Gippsland Australia
Matt comes from the rolling hills of Gippsland, a region just outside of Melbourne with an emerging organic food culture. Matt manages the wellness experience program at Peninsula Hot Springs which includes practices like forest bathing, meditation and hot springs yoga. He is super excited to collaborate on this beautiful Get Away event, which is part of a bigger research project looking at Nordic nature-based tourism.

Thea Nordby, Nutrition therapist – Bergen, Norway
It was first when Thea lived in Bali she experienced a healthy lifestyle trough yoga and ayurveda and how this impacted quality of life. Back in Norway 1,5 years later she pursued a Bachelor degree in Nutrition while at the same time searching for the keys on how to keep the healthy habits in a society that runs on a high speed.

Emmanuel Rang, Baker and massage therapist – Lyon, France
Emmanuel grew up in France where he was schooled as a professional baker. After a year as a paratrooper and uninspired to bake, he rediscovered his excitement for baking in his old teachers sourdough bread. He found passion where science meets human interaction, and in 1998 he founded Åpent Bakeri. He has a massage therapist education from Axelson Body Work School of and are currently finishing his education in Rosen therapy.

Every day will have a rhythm of a slow start, optional morning practice, breakfast outdoor on the fire, workshops, warm lunch at noon, open time to do what you like and a light evening supper.

Through the weekend we will explore different workshops on practise related to
– Food (philosophy, nutrition, growing, fishing, foraging, cooking)
– Mind (Ayurveda, meditation)
– Spa (massage, mud, sauna)
– Movement (yoga, walks, forest bathing, paddeling)
– Craft (wood fire, baking)

How to get there:

Train journey: From Oslo S – Drangedal (with service to Stavanger) We will arrange for a group pick up at the station to bring you to the trail head!
Please click the link above to purchase tickets on the NSB website.
NOTE: Occasionally tickets will be re-routed to a bus from Oslo S – Kongsberg with a train transfer from Kongsberg – Drangedal. More details closer to the event. 

Stay overnight:

We recommend bringing your own tent – this option is free of charge, just bring your own camping gear. Alternatively you can sleep inside the homestead where there are single floor mattresses available (at an additional 150kr per person) Contact to book.

Look forward to see you there!

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