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A DAY WITH TINA

Introduction to Dreamvalley.

You will experience Dreamvalley as a relational work of art. Included will be a horse meditation amidst the herd, a little art event in nature, a social vegan lunch preparation by the camp fire, and a yoga session. This introduction day starts at 11.00 and finishes at 17.00. A day with Tina costs Kr. 800,- included vegan lunch. For group- or family price reduction please contact Tina at tina@dreamvalley.no.

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DREAMVALLEY LIFE

The full experience.

You are welcome to take part in life just as it is in Dreamvalley from moment to moment, from day to day, from season to season. You are free to participate or to retreat, maybe concentrate on your own work such as writing, painting, reading. In wintertime a ski track passes right behind the farm. Rondane Nationalpark is situated close by.

The herd is the circular turning point of our daily rhythms –  herd observations, creativity and learning beyond the conventional ways are a recurring theme in our discussions and activities. Also the inner focus with help of meditation and yoga is a continual praxis.  The work (depending on seasons) consists of feeding, mucking, chopping wood or building fences, building up the farm and fertilizing the earth. We go for excursions into wilderness with and without the horses. We usually cook together around a campfire in the summer, on the wood stove during wintertime.

Your will live in a very simple style, with outdoor bathroom and kitchen, in a mongolian tent or a basic cottage. Maybe you even want to build your own tree house? And if you wish a complete retreat you are welcome to stay at the little mountain farm situated 4 km further up the hills close to the beautiful lake Finnsjøen and enjoy complete time off. You may experience how little a person needs when connected to nature.

The longer you stay the cheaper it gets. Up to one week you pay Kr. 500,- per day, for up to two weeks you pay Kr. 400,-, up to three weeks Kr. 300,-, from four weeks and onward: Kr. 200,- per day. The price includes everything – vegan food, lodging, participation in the activities, yoga and meditation sessions and so on.

DREAMVALLEY SELF

The full experience.

You are welcome to take part in life just as it is in Dreamvalley from moment to moment, from day to day, from season to season. You are free to participate or to retreat, maybe concentrate on your own work such as writing, painting, reading. In wintertime a ski track passes right behind the farm. Rondane Nationalpark is situated close by.

The herd is the circular turning point of our daily rhythms –  herd observations, creativity and learning beyond the conventional ways are a recurring theme in our discussions and activities. Also the inner focus with help of meditation and yoga is a continual praxis.  The work (depending on seasons) consists of feeding, mucking, chopping wood or building fences, building up the farm and fertilizing the earth. We go for excursions into wilderness with and without the horses.

Your will live in a very simple style, with outdoor bathroom and kitchen, in a mongolian tent or a basic cottage. Maybe you even want to build your own tree house? And if you wish a complete retreat you are welcome to stay at the little mountain farm situated 4 km further up the hills close to the beautiful lake Finnsjøen and enjoy complete time off. You may experience how little a person needs when connected to nature.

Dreamvalley Self offers a self-catering accommodation. In one cottage you will find a fridge and two cooktops. Apart from that feel free to use the kitchen in my cottage.

You will pay Kr. 180,- per day. The price includes: lodging, firewood, WLAN, participation in the activities, yoga and meditation sessions and so on.

 

WORKING STUDENT

Become a working student in Dreamvalley!

Dreamvalley is regularly looking for working students, who want to spend at least 2 months or more with Tina and her 9 headed herd. Depending on the season life with the horses on a mountain farm is very different as the weather is having a great influence on the daily routines: feeding, mucking, making or fetching hay and firewood, Yoga, meditating, Art making, vegan cooking, household, natural hoof care, working on the farm and moving the herd are all repeating elements of typical Dreamvalley life. As the farm is sited very remote you can experience a sort of freedom up here that is difficult to find in more colonized areas.

The way the horses are handled follows the Philosophy of Being with Horses (www.beingwithhorses.eu), and Tina is herself a student, not a teacher, of this amazing path with the horses.

You need to like to be alone sometimes, when Tina has to leave for an art project. You need to be fit enough to manage the physical works and hiking with the herd. You will also find time for your own projects. Working students live either in the circus wagon or in the upper room of the old norwegian storehouse. Both rooms have electricity, in the circus wagon you even have a small fire stove.  But mind – life is very basic and simple in Dreamvalley!

You do not pay rent but you have to pay for your living expenses – food, electricity, firewood. In 2015 this is an amount of Kr. 145,- per day. You have also the option of making your own food, then living expenses are reduced to Kr. 85,- daily, and you buy your own food in addition.

Read more about the possibilities and expectations of becoming a working student in Dreamvalley here: PDF Working Students

 

 

DRAWING AND PAINTING COURSE

A weekend in Dreamvalley.

Join Tina and her friendly herd of horses for drawing and painting the beautiful wilderness close to Rondane national park. You will be learning to paint and draw animals and landscapes in a playful, listening and experimental way. Tina will show you how to mix your own colours and how to build up a landscape painting. She will be guiding you to engage in different techniques, with art historic references. You are welcome both as a beginner or advanced art student.

A drawing and painting course costs Kr. 1600,- including art materials. The art weekend lasts from saturday to sunday. Days begin at 11.00 until 17.00. For group- or family price reductions contact me at tina@dreamvalley.no

 

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HORSE MEDITATIONS

A day with Tina and her herd. 

The participants will be introduced to a meditative way of being with horses. They will experience a mind- and knowledge expanding way of observing the herd. The individuals perception abilities will be strengthened. The meditations will be guided while sitting, standing or walking. A general rule is that the horses always can choose if they want to participate in the meditations or not. The meditations will happen in the field, in the woods, in wilderness with the herd.

A day with Tina costs Kr. 800,- included social preparation of vegan lunch by the campfire. For group- or family  price reductions please contact Tina at tina@dreamvalley.no.

 

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EXTERNAL ART WORKSHOP

Spreading Dreamvalleys message. 

This is a weeklong workshop with a focus on contemporary art. During the workshop we will go through the values that affect our relationships to nature. The first step of the workshop is to investigate our own sensual abilities. We will explore our relationship to nature by the help of mindfulness meditations and experiences out in nature. We are looking for stillness – does it truly exist? Drawing is going to be used in our investigations as a very direct and authentic medium. What kind of dialogue can we have with a site of our choice, and how can we convey that dialogue to other people?

Workshop contents can be arranged according to all levels – from beginner to expert. Contact Tina at tina@dreamvalley.no for further details.