The Timber house seen from the garden with the Pyramid

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.

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Our next retreats are:

Weekend Retreat - November 4-6


Deepgoingintroductionto classical yoga, breathing exercises, deep relaxation, concentration and meditation.In additionthere will be good vegetarian food, sauna andsatsang. The retreat is openforeveryone who wishes to godeepenin their work withthem selves.

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Weekend Retreat

Weekend Retreat - Experienced, November 18-20

The Weekend Retreat - Experienced is only for students which have participated in a Weekend Retreat for beginners, either at Ask Retreat Centre or similar. The Classical Yoga program and breathing exercises are emphasized and the meditations are devoloped with new steps. Karma Yoga, Kirtan and Mauna (stillness) are introduced in theory and practice.

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Weekend 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
  • 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


Weekend Retreat
November 4-6
- Beginners
- With Audhild and Bjarke

Weekend Retreat
November 18-20
- For the Experienced
- With Audhild and Bjarke

New Year Retreat
Dec. 29 - Jan. 1
- Long Weekend
- With Audhild and Bjarke


Weekend Retreat
February 3-5
- Chakra - Esoteric Yoga
- for the Experienced
- With Audhild and Bjarke

Weekend Retreat
March 2-5
- Long Weekend Retreat
- With Audhild and Bjarke

Easter Retreat
April 12-17
- 5-days Retreat
- With Audhild and Bjarke

Whitsun Retreat
June 2-5
- Long Weekend Retreat
- With Audhild and Bjarke

5-days Summer Retreat
July 4-9
- Beginners
- With Hamsananda

10-days Summer Retreat
July 12-22
- Going deeper
- With Audhild and Bjarke

5-days Summer Retreat
August 1-6
- For the Experienced
- With Audhild and Bjarke

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