Young Retreat July 25 to August 1, 2020

Young Retreat July 25 to August 1, 2020

Course starts
Saturday 25 July 2020, 18:50
Course ends
Saturday 01 August 2020, 14:00

Young Retreat reopens for international participation, welcome!

Due to the corona situation, this retreat will take place at Halvorsbøle, Norway. Recent adjustments in corona-related restrictions allows us to reopen for participants from several  EAA/Schengen countries, please refer to our corona virus travel advice page.

Welcome to the third edition of the International Young Retreat.

Relaxing. Refreshing. Good for your soul. Perfect for those between 17 and 35 years old who want to explore their meditation.

The retreat is especially adapted to those going to a retreat for the first time, but has also become a yearly tradition for more experienced meditators.

Long meditations

One aim of the retreat is to help you master the three-hour level of long meditations. This mode of Acem Meditation furnishes for a calmer and more receptive frame of mind. Deep layers of mental stress and muscular tension are allowed to loosen up, and you can come in touch with yourself in new ways.

Daily guidance
Small guidance groups led by experienced instructors provide you with ample opportunity to discuss your meditative experiences. This enhances meditation skills and deepens insights into central personal issues.

Evening seminars
Evening seminars explore the psychology of meditation and help you to enhance your meditative practice.

Daily sessions of basic Acem Yoga have a refreshing effect and facilitate the practice of long meditations.

Social interaction
The activities of the retreat will enable rich and varied social interactions in an international milieu.

First day of the retreat
From 1600 : Check-in
1900 : Dinner
2000 - 20.30: Guidance Groups
2100 - 22.30: Seminar and social interaction
2300 : Quiet

Typical daily programme
08:00 - 08:30: Yoga
08:30 - 09.00: Breakfast
09:00 - 11:30: Silence for meditation.
11:45 - 12:30: Lunch
12:30 - 13:30: Guidance groups
13:30 - 18:00: Walks/bathing/cycling/volleyball/kubb sport
18:00 - 19:00: Afternoon group meditation
19:00 - 20:00: Dinner
20:30 - 21:30: Evening talks
21:30 - 23:00: Social interaction
23:00 : Quiet

Course language
There will be simultaneous translation when needed e.g. during seminars.

Lactovegetarian meals
The Acem Retreats cuisine is based on lactovegetarian food well suited for long meditations.

Course starts
Saturday 25 July 2020, 18:50
Course ends
Saturday 01 August 2020, 14:00


When ordering using the menu and button above, please remember to register the appropriate price alternative before clicking the button. Full-time students get a discount. Early Bird Price is for non-scandinavians only. If the retreat is cancelled or you want to cancel your registration due to the corona-situation, we will pay you back the entire course-fee. It is also possible to register by sending a message to Acem and paying in euro by international bank transfer to: ● SWIFT/BIC: NDEANOKK ● IBAN NO: NO8060260497238 ● Recipient: Acem, Pb 2559 Solli, NO-0202 Oslo, Norway ● Bank: Nordea Bank Norge ASA, Pb 1166 Sentrum, NO-0107 Oslo, Norway ● Include the following information: Course number (to be found in the upper right corner of this page) + name of participant(s) ● Your registration will be valid upon receipt of your payment.

Course type: Regular Retreat in Acem Meditation

The course is arranged by Acem Student Group

Course number: V20310


Elisabeth Heimdal Wærsted

Acem Meditation Initiator. Civil engineer, PhD. Business Development Manager.

Bjarke Madsen

Economist. Working with process optimization and artificial intelligence. Acem Meditation instructor.

Jonas Meyer

Writer and musician. Teacher in secondary school. Acem Meditation instructor.