- This event has passed.
October 16 @ 10:00 - 17:30 CESTNOK1050 – NOK1499
Join us for a one day in-person immersion retreat to launch ORBIT, an inclusive community to support our personal, social and professional evolution.
Orbit is an arena for people who crave authenticity, truth and belonging. We choose a compassionate and radical acceptance of self, and in the process, we embrace and come into our collective and individual power.
The past two years has strengthened our resolve in the value of community and amplified our need to consciously create a safe kinship where we can thrive in all aspects of our lives. We created Orbit with the knowledge that flourishing isn’t always about taking a straight path to success or wellness, but about blooming where we are planted. Not without difficulty, but despite it.
Orbit encourages you to unlock your inner self: by taking space, breaking through limitations and connecting with ourselves and each other. The orbit community is supportive and uplifts its members through workshops, retreats and gatherings that center reflection, acceptance, alignment and profound joy.
As a community, Orbit is inclusive. Regardless of your identity or gender, we welcome you to come as you are, or as you would like to be.
What is included:
- Introduction to the Orbit Community
- Yoga and movement with Tendai Angela Rokkones
- Breaking through limitations with Chisom Udeze and Lucy Mason
- Taking and creating space with Selena Støback
- Dropping weight – A ceremony with Chisom Udeze
- Ritual and intention setting to align you with your potential
- Healthy, veggie, delicious lunch
- All day snacks and refreshments
- Your attendance at our launch event secures your place in the Orbit community and unlocks access to further programming including ‘The Village’, ‘The Circle’ and our year-round retreats.
Early Bird Ticket: NOK1199 until Monday 13th October
HerSpace member discount (-30%): NOK 1050
Full price: NOK1499
This event will be held in person, at HerSpace, Strandgata 19, 1512 Oslo.
Chisom Udeze is a 3x Founder, Economist, and Business Strategist. She has over 12 years of professional experience from various industries including the oil and gas, research, maritime, finance and higher education sectors. Chisom is the Founder at Diversify where she intentionally works as a Cultural Innovator and Inclusion Strategist to implement measurable change and facilitate a truly inclusive culture and environment in workplaces across the world. In 2020 (mid-pandemic), Chisom also founded HerSpace which provides the support women and women-led companies need to start their businesses, promote their brands and projects and work while caring for their children. Chisom is a thought leader within Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, a passionate advocate for mental health and wellness and building a strong and resilient community through supporting personal and professional development. She works tirelessly to create space for people across personal, professional and societal structures. Chisom’s can-do, take a plunge and learn by doing approach is inspiring, and her many achievements are testament to her resilience and courage.
Selena Støback is a senior social impact and mental health innovation consultant and women’s rights activist, with a background in driving policy and systems change through radical collaboration and capacity building. Selena was identified as an emerging leader of the NFP sector by AMEX/Common Purpose early in her career and went on to work within civil society organising and social model mental health interventions; working with governments across Europe to innovate public policy and in Asia Pacific within advocacy, programmes and feminist movement building. Selena currently consults for INGO’s and social impact start-ups to support them to raise and maximise funding, meet the needs of their beneficiaries and secure sustainable futures. Selena is a trained peer counsellor, qualified Mental Health First Aid instructor, keen mindfulness student and a long serving active listener with Samaritans UK. Selena is passionate about inclusion, belonging and centering compassionate approaches to changing organisational, community and individual outcomes, for a more authentic, truthful and meaningful existence for all.
Tendai Angela Jambga-Rokkones
Tendai is a Zimbabwean born 200hr certified yoga teacher living in Trondheim, Norway; her journey into yoga began in 2003. This culminated to her work in Zimbabwe where she led workshops, classes, discussions’ and programs for diplomatic agencies, children’s homes, a film for Fashion Revolution, Tamba Africa Circus, TEDXHarare, women’s groups and her community.
Tendai believes that yoga is embodied on and off the mat as a lifestyle that is accessible to any one and by using the tools yoga prescribes one can lead a fulfilled life. Drawing from the teachings of the sutras by Patanjali, Yogananda, BKS Iyengar, David Frawley and the Bhagavad Gita Tendai weaves in ancient wisdom, self inquiry, subtle body anatomy and modern scientific research into her vinyasa, yin and yoga nidra classes that have been described by students as ‘deeply inspiring, nourishing and emotional’, ‘returning home to your self with clarity’ and ‘not simply a class but an experience that explores the whole; body, mind and soul’.
Lucy Mason has been a social justice activist for over 20 years, growing up in the heart of the inclusion movement she learnt peer counselling techniques at an early age and has gone on to strengthen the capacities of other social justice campaigners in over 20 countries, with the intention to empower people to understand their rights, their ability and their potential.
Lucy is an educator, campaigner and seasoned movement builder, she’s been challenging and disrupting oppressive structures for a life-time. Lucy founded Helping Empower Youth Activism as a young person herself, working to improve outcomes at a community level, build solidarity and affect disability and inclusion policy, particularly in UK, Bangladesh, Russia and Papua New Guinea. Lucy has made television appearances and spoken at prominent events and political rallies, she’s a skilled facilitator, public speaker, writer, counsellor, human rights advocate and ally to many.