Back to nature – a yoga retreat in the midst of the mountains and the ocean
Thursday 28.9 – Sunday 1.10.2023
Move both the body and the mind. Place yourself in the center of your universe, be the little spoon with nature. Center your focus, connect with yourself and like-minded (or unlike-minded) people.
4 days of yoga, meditation and restitution within an old factory in the Lofoten Islands
On the weekend of September 28th – October 1st 2023 we welcome you to our Back to nature -yoga retreat at Trevarefabrikken – an old carpentry and cod liver oil factory, now slowly being restored and transformed into a vibrant meeting place and cultural hub. Tucked away in an old fishing village between the islands, mountains and the ocean in the Archipelago of Lofoten, Northern Norway – far from the interruptions and buzz of an everyday life in the city. A perfect hideout.
Join us in slowing down and connecting to both yourself and the raw surrounding nature. The wild ocean and the arctic wind. Enjoy hearty food for the body and the soul. Comfy beds. Early morning hues and late afternoon sunsets between the mountains from our backyard. Maybe even some northern lights?
→ 4 days of yoga with certified teachers
→ 6 yoga classes in total (both slow and dynamic)
→ 3 nights accommodation at Trevarefabrikken
→ Meditation, cacao ceremonies and workshops
→ Breakfast, lunch and dinner + coffee/tea
→ A guided mountain hike
→ Daily access to our ocean view sauna
→ Back to nature -goodiebag (worth over 1400 NOK)
Price for shared room: 11,000 NOK/person incl. VAT
Price for a private room: 14,500 NOK/person incl. VAT
Rina is a former classical ballet dancer, and has together with her father practiced yoga since childhood. Her journey began with the search for more holistic solutions to physical and mental unbalances, which we all experience at some point in our lives.
She travelled to Guatemala to expand and dive deeper into her healing practice and completed her 200hr teacher training surrounded by the majestic mountains and magical Lake Atitlan.
Rina believes that yoga can help us move through life with compassion and love towards each other and towards our planet. Her intention is to make yoga accessible to everyone, regardless of their experience or their mental and physical ability. Rina gives confidence to her students to explore their own boundaries and teaches with a focus on creativity, playfulness and creates a safe space for healing and greater clarity in self-reflection.
Hedda stumbled upon yoga as a 17 year old in a time when she had lost appreciation for her injured body. Slowly but surely, yoga became less of a twice a week rehabilitation form and more so a way of life. She traveled to India to scratch the surface of her practice and ended up completing her first teacher training.
She has spent the last 6 years studying with different teachers and shared the practice around the world.
Hedda believes that people find yoga when they are ready to listen, and that to those who listen the practice itself will do most of the teaching. She wholeheartedly teaches not only what she has been told but what she has experienced and embodied herself and believes in practicing simply for the sake of practicing – connecting body mind and breath, trusting that the rest will come.
Trevarefabrikken is a partner hotel of hejhej, the first closed-loop yoga brand. It was love at first sight, when co-founder Sophie visited Lofoten Islands two summers ago. You can now find hejhej-mats, hejhej-blocks, and hejhej-bolsters in the factory’s yoga, meditation and breathwork room “Trandamperiet”. hejhej products are made in Germany and fully closed-loop. Recycled and recyclable. All decisions are based on sustainability and circularity criteria. It all started with the hejhej-mat in 2018. Now you can find closed-loop yoga mats, pillows, bolsters, bags, straps, blocks, eye pillows and sprays in their webshop.
The back to nature yoga retreat is a co-creation of Trevarefabrikken x hejhej.
Day by day
Check-in to the hotel from 15:00 onwards. Take your time to settle in and arrive. You get the chance to go on a tour of the old factory building by one of the owners before the evening program (to read more about Trevarefabrikken’s history, click here).
After the tour, we will have our official start of the back to nature retreat, our welcoming ceremony and a shared gentle yoga practice. We finish our first evening with a dinner together.
We start with an energizing yoga practice with a view out towards the ocean. After that we eat breakfast together while enjoying the panoramic views of the Vestfjord right outside the factory. Lunch packages are distributed before heading out on a guided hike.
The rest of the afternoon is for you. You can use Trevarefabrikken’s sauna that faces the ocean, rest, go swimming or read – you do you. We finish the day by having a dinner together before meeting for a cocoa ceremony and some gentle movements.
We start with a flowing yoga practice and breath work with a view out towards the ocean, followed by a breakfast together. There will also be a workshop (more info will follow) before everyone will have some free time to explore the village of Henningsvær and it’s surroundings.
Lunch will be served before the daily sauna session – and we suggest you try bathing in the cold arctic fjord in between the heat of the sauna. The evening yoga practice will be gentle and restorative before we sit down and enjoy our last dinner together.
We end our back to nature retreat with a yin yoga practice and closing ceremony with a view out towards the ocean. After that we invite you to enjoy a long and cozy last breakfast before checking out of the rooms at 12:00.
If you are traveling late on Sunday, you can keep your luggage stored at the factory while you roam the village or the surrounding nature.
During the retreat you will stay in one of the unique and playful hotel rooms of Trevarefabrikken. Every room has been built to maintain the original details of the factory.
Reused bricks, old elevator shafts, concrete details, ash flooring, and large industrial windows letting natural light fill the space. The rooms are located on the second and third floor of Trevarefabrikken, overlooking the small arctic fishing village of Henningsvær.
Private or shared?
If you’d like to have a private room during the retreat and enjoy a king size bed all to yourself, make sure to choose the “Yoga Retreat (private room)” when booking. Price for the retreat with a private room is 14,500 NOK/person incl. VAT.
All of our rooms are also available for sharing during the retreat. You can either share a double room or one of our bigger apartments (with space for up to 4-6 people). If you want to share a room or an apartment, the price for the retreat is 11,000 NOK/person incl. VAT. If you are planning on attending the retreat with a friend, please let us know and we’ll make sure to put you in the same room together.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at info(at)trevarefabrikken.no.
Is transport included?
Transport is not included in the price. We urge our guests to either fly to Evenes, Svolvær og Leknes and get a rental car from there. Evenes has daily direct flights from Oslo and is usually the cheapest. Although the drive to Henningsvær is a little longer – estimated 2,5-3 hours – the views along the road are scenic and it makes for a good appetizer towards your weekend in the north. Both Leknes and Svolvær airport are approximately a 1 hour drive from Henningsvær.
For more detailed information about how to travel here – read this page.
Is food and beverage included?
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all included in the price. All meals are vegetarian/vegan, and mostly seasonally built from the local ingredients that are fresh and available. Water, tea and coffee will be available without extra charges all day.
There are also options to get drinks (alcohol, kombucha, sodas, juice etc) and snacks from the Bar or Café Menu on your own expense.
We will send you a questionnary about food preferences or allergies after you have booked your retreat spot and we will do our best to accommodate everyone’s dietary requirements.
Do I need my own equipment and what to pack?
Trevarefabrikken offers hejhej-mats, blocks and bolsters for all guests, as well as towels & bed linen. You do not need to bring your own yoga equipment. However, we advise you to bring comfortable, warm clothing for your yoga practices, a bathing suit and robe for the Sauna, as well as warm clothing for the hike (water proof jacket, beanie, gloves, scarf) to face raw nature and the arctic wind.
We’ll provide all paricipants with a suggested packing list when the retreat dates are approaching.
Is Back to nature - yoga retreat for everyone?
This retreat is for everyone, no matter the level of skills or experience with yoga. Back to nature is the right retreat for you, if you are curious to move your body, wish to nurture body and mind, slow down, sleep in comfy beds and experience raw and real nature, wild water and arctic wind.
The whole schedule of the retreat is optional, we ask you to listen to yourself and your needs. You are more than welcome to join all our offers. Yet, they are optional and you know yourself best. Our experienced yoga teacher Rina will also be happy to guide you through uncertainties in your practice.
We know that life sometimes can be unpredictable and therefore we have the following cancellation policy for the retreat;
For cancellations made before the 1st of June, you’ll be refunded 75% of the retreat cost.
Cancellations made before the 1st of July will be refunded 50% of the retreat cost.
If you cancel before the 1st of August, you’ll be refunded 25% of the retreat cost.
For cancellations made after the 1st of August there is no refund.
If you cancel due to health issues or there reason, you will have to engage your insurance company for a refund from them. Trevarefabrikken and/or the instructors are not liable for refunds due to health issues. Therefore a valid travel insurance is important.
Trevarefabrikken reserves the right to cancel a trip due to lack of sign ups, or other factors beyond our control. In this case, you will have the option of receiving a full refund or rescheduling for a later date. Trevarefabrikken is not responsible for additional expenses incurred including non-refundable airline tickets, equipment, lodging and other travel related expenses. Due to the above policies, we recommend that you have proper travel insurance before going on a trip.
The goodie bag
A goodie bag awaits you at the back to nature retreat. It is included in your retreat fare and will be filled with a thoughtful selection of products, worth over 1400 NOK. Look forward to surprises by kruut, Hess Natur, hejhej (hejhej-eyepillow & -spray) and more products that will help you to slow down and feel cozy at your back to nature retreat. And after the retreat, you get to take all your goodies and lasting memories home.
If you have any other questions on your mind, please take a look at our FAQ page or contact us at info(at)trevarefabrikken.no
Book your retreat spot directly from our booking system below or email us to reserve your spot at info(at)trevarefabrikken.no