Revive, Recharge & Rest


Are you in need of a moment´s rest from everyday life? A descent into silence, conscious presence, and relaxation?

Our Serinity & Rest retreat will offer you the opportunity to catch your breath amidst the stunning nature of Northern Norway, by the shimmering Arctic Sea.

We will gather in Bugøynes for a mind-soothing weekend. In the surrounding of beautiful arctic nature you can take a moment to truly listen to what is genuinely within you and confront your emotions and feelings with gentleness and love.

Throughout the weekend, we will engage in various relaxation exercises, savor the gentle sounds of singing bowls, and practice letting go of the need to perform through meditation and restorative yoga, among other methods.


What´s included?

The Serinity & Rest retreat includes relaxing and meditative practices through various methods, such as singing bowls, restorative yoga and Qigong with the gentle guidance of our instructor Janna. The retreat also includes arctic bathing and sauna at our Barents Sauna Camp, cozy and comfortable accommodation in our Hedvig house rooms, and breakfasts, lunches and light evening dinners throughout the weekend. Check the full program from the itinerary below.


The facilities:

  • For our exercises we will be using the Bugøynes school´s facilities in the center of the village, just a few steps from our accommodation and restaurant.
  • Our accommodation in Hedvig house offers cozy rooms, kitchen and lounge areas with a home-feel. The house is in three floors, and each floor offers a bathroom. The twin rooms offer two single beds.
  • Meals are offered in Restaurant Bistroen.


Welcome to the journey towards inner peace and the power of rest❤️



The retreat is a unique opportunity to break free from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and find balance between body, mind, and spirit. The days are filled with relaxing practices, yoga, meditation, delicious food, and the chance to enjoy the beauty of nature.


Friday, April 19th

16:00 – Arrival and Welcome: The retreat begins on Friday at 4:00 PM when you arrive at Bugøynes. We warmly welcome you and invite you to enjoy a light evening meal. This is a great moment to start relaxing and letting go of the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


Saturday, April 20th

9:00 – Breakfast

10:00 – Gentle Mind and Body Nurturing Movement: We start the day with gentle movements that help relax the mind and body. The movement itself is a mindfulness practice that helps you connect better with yourself.

Next, we dive into relaxation exercises, self-compassion, and loving Metta meditation.

13:00 – Lunch: Enjoy a delicious lunch.

Free Time: In the afternoon, you can choose to spend your time outdoors or in relaxation. You can take a nature walk or simply rest and enjoy the tranquility.

15:00 – Restorative Yoga: In the afternoon, we return to restorative yoga, focusing on rejuvenating practices that help you relax, recharge, and gain more energy for your daily life.

17:00 – Meditation: The day’s guided program ends with a short meditation session. Through it, you will find inner peace and balance.

18:00 – Arctic bathing and Sauna at Barents Sauna Camp

20:00 – Dinner at Hedvig house


Sunday, April 21st

9:00 – Breakfast: Wake up refreshed in the morning and enjoy breakfast.

10:00 – Gentle Morning Qigong: We start the day with gentle Qigong exercises that combine slow movements, breathing exercises, and concentration on your mind. Through various body and mind exercises, you’ll gain tools to bring moments of rest into your daily life.

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Restorative Yoga: We revisit yesterday’s practices and also learn new poses to take home with you. In the silence, warmth, and safety of the environment, your body and mind can relax and release tension.

15:00 – Sound Bowl Relaxation: The retreat concludes with the soothing vibrations and energy of sound bowls. You will immerse yourself in gentle sounds, finding inner harmony and balance.

16:30 – Conclusion: The retreat ends no later than 4:30 PM. You can depart for home feeling refreshed and relaxed. Also staying an extra night is possible.


We reserve the right to any changes

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  • 6425NOK/person in shared twin room
  • 6825NOK/person in single room

Full-board pricing includes

  • 2 nights accommodation in Hedvig House rooms
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 2 light dinners
  • 2-day guided retreat including restorative yoga, sound healing with singing bowls, meditation and qigong.
  • Arctic bathing at our Barents Sauna Camp

Pricing without overnights

  • 4325nok/person (price includes 2-day course, 2 x lunches and snacks)

Prices do not include

  • transfers
  • drinks

Minimum participant amount required is 4 persons, and maximum group size 8 persons.

Extra nights are possible for 550nok/person/night in twin room and 750nok/night in single room



  • We will invoice the payment in advance. The retreat has to be confirmed with payment 31 days before the retreat date.
  • If you need to cancel 0-30 days you can try to find yourself a replacement. We will also try to find you a replacement.
  • If our instructor Janna needs to cancel  due to unforseen reasons we will make a full refund.
  • We will confirm the retreat with minimum 4 participants.
Bugoynes in winter


Outdoor Clothing

  • The temperature in the parts of Norway in April can vary from approx +5 – -10 degrees Celsius. You will need long underwear, good trekking shoes, winter pants and winter jacket.
  • Also bring gloves and a hat

Indoor Clothing

  • The restorative yoga, singing bowls and other exercises will be indoors. Take comfortable but warm clothing with you suitable for stretching and meditation. Use lots of layers which you can dress or undress.

Other things you should bring are:

  • Swimsuit for sauna & swimming!
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What is Restorative yoga?

Restorative yoga is a gentle and therapeutic style of yoga that focuses on relaxation, deep rest, and stress reduction. It involves gentle poses and deep breathing. The extended holds in restorative poses allow for both physical and mental relaxation. The primary goal of restorative yoga is to create a nurturing and supportive environment for the body and mind to release tension and promote healing.


What is Sound healing?

Sound healing with singing bowls is known for its ability to induce deep relaxation and reduce stress. The soothing and harmonious sounds can help calm the nervous system and promote a sense of calm and well-being. Sound healing is often used as a complement to meditation and mindfulness practices.


What is Qigong?

Qigong is a traditional Chinese practice that combines gentle movements, deep breathing, meditation, and mindfulness to cultivate and balance the body’s vital energy (qi or chi), promoting physical health, mental well-being, and spiritual growth.

Your Instructor

I am Janna, an eternal enthusiast and a lover of all things beautiful. Handicrafts, nature, and holistic well-being are important to me. I began studying the physiology of relaxation based on my own experiences and needs. Now I help others with gentleness and love through various methods and exercises.

My education:

  • Sound Healing Practioner
  • Singing Bowl Therapist
  • Restorative Yoga Instructor
  • Access Bars® Practitioner
  • Reiki Practitioner
  • Sound Bath Instructor

I am currently pursuing studies as a holistic relaxation guide, set to be completed in 2023.

You can learn more about what I do through my business website


April by Varangerfjord
    • April in Varangerfjord is a month of transition, where the landscape shifts from the remnants of winter to the awakening of spring. The fjord, with its diverse wildlife and scenic beauty, becomes an inviting destination for those looking to experience the changing seasons in a unique and picturesque setting.
    • As spring progresses, the days become noticeably longer. The increased daylight hours bring a sense of renewal, encouraging outdoor activities and exploration of the stunning natural surroundings.
    • While April brings a shift to milder temperatures, the weather can still be unpredictable. It’s not unusual to encounter a mix of sunny days, rain showers, and even occasional snowfall. Visitors should be prepared for varying weather conditions.


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