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International Retreats 2017 – five options

Treat yourself to a meditative summer holiday in beautiful surroundings at one of Acem’s retreat centers in the Scandinavian forests. International retreats are in English, sometimes with translation into additional languages. Read more…

Bridging cultural differences: Meditative yoga in Taiwan

Anne Thomte, a Norwegian high school teacher and head of the Acem School of Yoga, recently visited Taiwan, where she gave two weekend workshops for the general public and a training course for future yoga instructors. She was struck by the cultural differences she observed. Read more…

“The best gift I have given myself”

Erin Tseng interviewed by Joy Lu

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After ten years of yoga practice in Taiwan, Erin Tseng still felt stuck. For some reason, she could not breathe as deeply as some of the postures required. She was struggling. It was only when she learned how to “let go” in practice that she was able to relax and come closer to her own spontaneity. Read more…

Meditative Yoga from Norway to the world

Chinese translation of Acem’s yoga book published in October

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Slimming with yoga?

Studies indicate health gains from mind-body techniques

By Erik Ekker Solberg, PhD, cardiologist, specialist in sports medicine

yoga vajraAccording to recent studies, yoga and meditation practices may help us to lose weight, reduce our blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, and slow down our pulse. Both psychological and physical quality of life seems to improve. Read more…

Free mental attitude in body and mind

by Torbjørn Hobbel

Tongtos yogaA free mental attitude – repeating the meditation sound gently and effortlessly in the mind and letting the stream of spontaneous thoughts come and go – is the basic principle of Acem Meditation. This attitude is essential to meditation. What about yoga? What is a free, open attitude on a bodily level? Read more…

Basic principles of meditative yoga

meditative yogaThe book Meditative Yoga: Integrating Body, Breath and Mind by Are Holen and Torbjørn Hobbel (Dyade Press, 2012) presents the principles of meditative yoga, as well as more than 60 yoga exercises. Three points are particularly important. Read more…

This is for me!

Elia Camacho, Spain, on Acem Meditation

Elia Camacho Acem MeditationFor Elia Camacho, it took time before she finally decided to learn to meditate. “I had heard about meditation, but did not start before I moved from Mexico to Spain, after talking with a friend who had some experience. I chose Acem Meditation because it is non-religious.”

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Acem School of Yoga

MEDITATIVE YOGA

Acem School of Yoga teaches a simple, classical meditative yoga – different from many modern, more dynamic and forceful versions of yoga practiced today.
It is the oldest yoga school in Norway, founded in 1968, before the first major yoga wave reached the West.

Have a look at the school´s Norwegian site: yoga.no

A holiday that makes a difference

swimming in randsfjord

Recharging your batteries is good, modifying your direction is even better. Planning ahead makes for a good start. Read more…