Ask Retreat Centre

Retreats at Ask Retreat Centre in Classical Yoga and Meditation

At Ask Retreat Centre we are offering teaching in classical Yoga and Meditation for small groups at up to 16 participants. Our summer retreats are unique in content and intensity - either 5- or 10 days - but we also offer shorter retreats at Christmas, Easter and Whitsun plus some Weekend retreats. Our students - and other who have learned similar yoga and meditation techniques - also have the possibility to stay here for shorter or longer periods of time to go deeper in their work with themselves. - Ask Retreat Centre is situated on the island of Askøy approx. 20 km. (13 miles) north of Bergen

Our next retreats are:

3-days Whitsun Retreat - May 22-25

Alternative Whitsun Holiday by the sea. From Friday evening at 6.30 pm. to Monday at 1 pm. you will participate in a living process which gives you the opportunity to discover new dimensions in yourself. We will work with classical yoga, breathing exercises, deep relaxation, concentration and meditation. In addition there will be good vegetarian food, sauna and Satsang. The retreat are open for everyone who wishes to go deepen in their work with them selves.

The Whitsun Retreat is now fully booked, but there is still spaces on our Summer Retreats!

Read more about the Whitsun Retreat >>

5- or 10-days Summer Retreats in July or August


• 10-days July 8-18
• 5-days July 21-26
• 5-days August 4-9

Active summer holiday by the sea with profound teaching in classical yoga, breathing techniques, deep relaxation, concentration and meditation. In addition, there will be silence (Mauna) on the retreats, satsang, sauna and good vegetarian food. On the 10-day course you will also do Shankprakshalana, the cleansing of the intestines.

Read more about the 5-day Retreats and the 10-day Retreat

«Dear Bjarke and Audhild,

I wanted to say thank you for the most amazing five days. When I was looking for a yoga retreat and deciding where to go, I found places in Thailand, San Francisco, mainland Spain, the Canary Islands, Greece, etc.

And I chose your retreat because I wanted to do proper yoga and learn proper meditation. I got that, and so much more than I ever expected. I feel like a cleaned up, better version of myself and I've laughed more in the past five days than I have all year. Bjarke, I loved your explanation of the energy meditation as housekeeping for the chakras. Clean them up through the meditation and everything neatly falls into place. Audhild, I really enjoyed the Sufi dancing. I didn't expect to, but it was great fun. And it was the loveliest group of people I've come across in a long time. As Maja said, everyone was such good company even during the silent period. Thank you for bringing us together and making the friendships possible.

Please could you also pass my thanks on to Robert for spoiling us with the gorgeous vegan food. That was worth the trip in itself!

I look forward to returning to the school and seeing you both again on another retreat.

Best wishes,

Mary, London, UK»

On all our Yoga Retreats the main activity is the deepgoing exploration of the original and authentic yoga:

Asanas, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Pratyahara, Deep Relaxation, Concentration and Meditation in the Tradition of Swami Satyananda and Swami Janakananda. On returning home you have the tools to get back to inner peace, energy and well being.

In addition - as a + activity - you will also get:

  • Exceptional good vegeterian food incl. RAW FOOD
  • Having a good time in the Sauna - bathing in the sea (5 m from the Sauna!)
  • Canoing along the seashore exploring the idyllic surroundings
  • Shorter and longer Walks in the surrounding hills and mountains
  • Just relaxing enjoying the atmosphere of peace and quietness of Ask Retreat Centre
  • On the longer Retreats - the 5- and 10-days and the Easter Retreats - we will be Silent for 1-3 days
Boathouse at Ask Retreat Centre

The area down by the sea is newly renovated with bathing facilities, boathouse, fireplace and recreative possibilities.

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Upcoming Yoga Retreat

by the Sea near Bergen in Norway


4-days Whitsun Retreat
Mai 22 - 25
- Beginners
- With Audhild and Bjarke

10-days Summer Retreat
July 8 - 18
- Beginners / Experienced
- With Audhild and Bjarke

5-days Summer Retreat
July 21 - 26
- Beginners / Experienced
- With Hamsananda

5-days Summer Retreat
August 4 - 9
- Experienced
- With Audhild and Bjarke

Chakra Yoga Retreat
October 1-4
Extended Weekend,
part 1 of 4
- Beginners / Experienced
- With Audhild and Bjarke

Weekend Retreat
October 23-25
- Beginners
- With Audhild and Bjarke

Weekend Retreat
November 13-15
- Experienced
- With Audhild and Bjarke

5-days New Year Retreat
Dec 28 - Jan 2
- Beginners / Experienced
- With Audhild and Bjarke

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