An oasis free from stress and full of humanity
TEXT: SIGNE HANSEN | PHOTOS: STENSBÆK HOLISTIC COURSE CENTRE
Spend a week in silence, practising yoga or exploring your creativity. With a focus on all the layers of the human being – the body, the mind and the spirit – Den Holistiske Højskole (Stensbæk Holistic Course Centre) offers a range of special courses and retreats.
Founded in 2010, the ambition of Stensbæk Holistic Course Centre was, and still is, to create an oasis for guests to explore their creative, spiritual and physical wellbeing. Head of the school, Maria Ruben Fries Hansen, explains: “The holistic approach is at the heart of everything we do, and that means that all courses are combined in a way that connects the body, the mind, and the spirit. A lot of people have hesitations when they hear the word holistic, because they associate it with something spiritual, but in reality, all it means is that it relates to the human being as a whole.”
The holistic focus is reflected in the subjects of the courses, which include everything from yoga to creative writing, tai chi, transformational breath and a Wild West family course.
When staying at the course centre, guests are not just immersed in their course subject but also in the beautiful, natural surroundings of the school, which is located in a protected area, 20 minutes from Ribe. “When the founder of the school found this place with its amazing surroundings, she knew it was just right,” says Hansen, and rounds off. “It’s the perfect location for a school that aims to inspire people to live in harmony with nature, themselves and others. We want to create an oasis free from stress and full of humanity.”
Stensbæk Holistic Course Centre was founded in 2010 by Linnea Beek Hansen, who today teaches the centre’s transformational breath courses.
All staff at the school (except the course instructors) work on a voluntary basis.
On top of courses, the school also hosts a number of yearly yoga retreats.
Most courses are offered in Danish.
The transformational breath courses are offered in English and are attended by participants from all over the world.
For a full list of courses and more information, see the website.
Guests at Stensbæk Holistic Course Centre are immersed in a peaceful atmosphere in beautiful, natural surroundings.