made for more retreat, Samsø 2021
femmes were at some point taught that we need to fight each other,
in order to make space for ourselves in this world.
quite the opposite is true.
Walking each other home.
"Made For More" was for the first time offered as a workshop in 2019. It was hosted in YO Studios, Aarhus Denmark and sold out in rapid speed. Since then it was turned into a retreat-style experience for the first time in 2020 - same thing happened again. It sold out basically before it was really set up at this website.
The interest was talking its own clear language. Humans identifying as female are looking for safe places to explore their identity. They know, deep inside, that they are made for more, and this is exactly the place to follow than calling - whether it's a silent whisper or a heart-breaking scream.
Made For More is that safe space to explore what else is there for us.
We ask the hard questions but also attempt to learn from joy - just as much as we learn from our suffering. Through dancing, writing, painting, Yoga, talking, singing, laughing, and crying next to your sisters you will learn how much more you're made for. YUP!
(if you're even more curious on Made For More, Nanna has also developed a coaching program based on the same principles! It's sold out for now, but new spaces are up from April. Learn more here)
is she intimidating
or am I intimidated?
there's enough. also for you.
let's learn to trust that.
when and where am I going?
Oct 14th, 2021, 4:00 PM – Oct 17th, 2021, 2:00 PM
Mellem-rummet, Samsø, Holmslund Holmevej 3, Tanderup, 8305 Samsø, Danmark
what is it really about?
This Women's retreat will dive into all things magical inside of you.
I'm well aware that all day everyday cannot be unicorns, glitter and rainbows
but I'm a firm believer that for at least one moment everyday
the weight of the world should feel lighter on your shoulders.
Now imagine four days of that.
Four days where I, and our amazing hosts at Mellemrummet Retreat Center, takes care of all the external stuff.
And in the meantime you just do you.
I believe there's more to it. More to life. More to you.
If you do the same, or at least feel curious about it,
then please consider this an invitation to come home to your Self.
I hold space for EVERYONE. Wall flowers and wild women.
I see you all.
I am you all.
will it be for me?
The main headline this year will be "Is she intimidating, or am I intimidated?",
inviting to workshops in internalized misogony, body image, vulnerability and connection within the female community.
This, combined with the wisdom of Yoga-philosophy from the Sutras (the Yogic "Bible")
and the Kleshas (our suffering), we will lay ground for ways to lift ourselves and each other at the same time.
This will be the coziest, yet most groundbreaking retreat of them all.
A true homecoming through so much more than Yoga-postures.
The retreat is open for women of all practice-levels, bodytypes, ages and life experiences!
(last year we had women at age 23 to 55 - so there's definitely space for you)
For more specific information on the program, the location and the guidings,
then go ahead and keep scrolling down this page.
If you're still left with questions or concerns after taking it all in,
just shoot me a message and I'll get back to you asap.
I am here.
All the love,
7.00-8.00 quiet time, morning tea, journaling
8.00-9.30 morning practice, breath, meditation
10.00-11.00 breakfast, laughs, hugs
11.30-14.00 workshops, gatherings
14.00-15.00 lunch, quiet/alone-time if needed
15.00-16.30 walks, chats, wishes
16.30-19.00 workshops, gatherings
19.00-20.00 dinner, chats, thank you's
20.00+ goodnight gathering, ceremony
On the day of arrival (around 16.00 o'clock) and the day of departure (around 14.00) the program will look different. There will however, be a YUM practice on both of those days and proper ceremonies with all the sparkles imaginable.
Know always that this is your time and you can spend it 100% like you prefer it to.
The morning-practices will look different everyday. Sometimes yoga, sometimes chill stretching, sometimes dancing and play.
The physical practice is the space where we invite the knowledge of the body to speak its language and promise that we will listen.
Every practice will be followed by meditation and pranayama for a full circle experience. We are not "just" our physical bodies. There's also the energetic body as well as the emotional body. We will meet every layer of our Being in these practices.
For afternoon- and evening workshops we will touch down on Yoga-philosophy but also expression, writing, Satsang-gatherings and SelfCare practices. The main goal for each of these sessions are that you get to explore multiple parts of the amazing You that you are, and the different ways to meet her.
Don't underestimate yourself if you are moving gently.
living & shala
food & drinks
On a small island, in a small country, only a short ferry-ride away from either Hou or Kalundborg a magical place has its roots. Hidden away between fields and trees lies Mellem-rummet.
"The space in between."
Which is exactly what it is. That peaceful moment between the thoughts. That restful pause after the exhale and right before the inhale. This is where we shall stay. Resting in simple surroundings and esthetics to allow full focus on the Journey itself.
The shala is as beautiful as it gets and has this sanctuary-feel to it. Her light yet strong frame will create the perfect frame for each practice and gathering. Darkness tends to be overwhelming in October but in this this space, we will get to see our inner flame light it all up.
Mellem-rummet is only a short walk from the ocean, as well as a hidden beach, where we will frolic and feel for ourselves what this life is really about.
Of course we will also be taking the best care possible of our physical vessel. Whenever our bodies, as well as minds, are working hard, we need to feed it accordingly. How we eat and drink is such a nurturing way of respecting the whole Self that we are.
For this retreat you will get 3 meals/day - all vegan/vegetarian from locally sourced produce around Samsø. Just beautiful! Throughout the entire day there will also be access to tea, coffee ( I see you coffee-drinkers!), fruit and light snacks.
more about Mellem-rummet:
ferry tickets from Jylland:
ferry tickets from Sjælland:
Nanna came across Yoga in 2015 and used it as a complimentarary practice to her Crossfit and weightlifting practice after too many injuries and too little caretaking. Life as a personal trainer and crossfit/fitnesstrainer was a lot on the body. About a year later, Nanna literally dropped the weights and surrendered fully to the path of Yoga. From early on it became a daily ritual and a way of finding her way home. A home that she had never experienced like this before.
In combination with her degree as a Physical Therapist from VIA University College, where she was missing more knowledge on the subtle energies as well as the human mind, Yoga became the thing that allowed her profession to go full circle.
Since then Nanna has taken more than 300+ hours in official Yoga Teacher Training, an 8-week mindfulness course and 100+ hours in workshops from different teachers around the world besides all the training she's done in personal development, EFT, boundary-setting and more. PHEW!
She is despite of all the fancy numbers, all about the felt experience more than anything else.
Nanna's thoughts on guiding physical Yoga, play or dance-time is pretty simple.
She considers the combination of movement and breath a way to keep life flowing through us.
Physical movement with Nanna is a combination of thorough anatomic cues to move the body in a safe way and connecting it to that special energy that's always bubbling within you.
She don't really care about how flexible you are, how beautiful you move or how long you can invert yourself for. She cares more about how you hold yourself.
How you use the physical practice to move in direction of whatever seduces your lungs. The simple fact that we're able to breathe and move is an epiphany of magical systems in place - Nanna sees physical movement as a way of honoring that.
Whether you find yourself under the guidance of Nanna in a physical, a mental or a philosophical setting, expect to be challenged. Expect new ways of looking at yourself, your world and the way you move in it.
Nanna holds a love for you and a deep belief in you from the second you're under her wing.
She has your back and she's here to guide you
until you have it for yourself as well.
investment & sign up
the more the merrier-room (3 ppl):
3949,- dkk (530 euro)
two hearts one room (2 ppl):
4149,- dkk (558 euro)
love my own space (1 person):
4249,- dkk (570 euro)
deposit, non-refundable (option available until 1/8):
1200,- (160 euro)
1) Please send an email to the worlds's longest email
2) Include which room you'd like, if you already have roommate-arrangements, any special requests or needs. I'm here to listen. Always.
3) Get excited. It's happening! YAY!
Payment is available through simple banktransfer or Paypal.
Sign up is final once deposit is paid.