Retreats at Ask Retreat Centre

At Ask Retreat Centre we are offering teaching in classical Yoga and Meditation for small groups at up to 14 participants. Our summer retreats are unique in content and intensity – either 5- or 10 days – and we also offer a 5-day Easter retreat. Our students – and others 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.

Renting Ask Retreat Centre

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Yoga Holiday in Spain • July 28 – August 3

Welcome to Yoga Holiday in Southern Spain!  We rent Molino del Rey – a family-run yoga Resort in the Andalucia nature reserve in southern Spain. The centre has been voted one of the top ten places in the world to have a yoga holiday. Both spring and autumn have a stable warm climate and in the summertime, the temperature will be around 30º C.



We offer a luxurious stay with 2 daily (2 hours each) sessions with classical yoga, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation. A vegetarian morning and evening buffet is served and you will comfortably live in double, single or king suites. It is also possible to get a massage and there are nice walks in the nature reserve around Molino del Rey. The beautiful caves are found throughout the area and give the place its special atmosphere. Some of them are an integral part of the centre. In the caves, you will find both peaceful meditation rooms and a saltwater pool without chlorine.

The Teacher: Bjarke

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

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Ask Retreat Centre

ASK Retreat Centre is situated at Ask, approx. 9 km. north of Kleppestø, on the east side of Askøy, approximately 25 km north of Bergen and 35 km north of the international airport, Flesland.

The Retreat Centre is situated undisturbed by the sea, with a great view towards Bergen. Fine possibilities for recreation and walking in the surrounding countryside.

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Quote of the Day

«Ananda is a state of joy where you don’t cling to ideas but just dare to be and experience the unexpected.» (Swami Janakananda)