Health and Happiness

A life-changing experience, which even gives you skills to assist others in changing their lives.

We can’t wait to welcome you to the Health and Happiness Studies at Avnø People’s College

19 weeks:
Spring 2021: February 17 – June 29
Autumn 2021: August 9 – December 19

Also possible to only join for 6, 7 or 13 weeks beginning either with module 1 or 2. Module 3 presupposes module 2.

WHY HEALTH AND HAPPINESS

We provide people of all ages with a unique opportunity to increase their level of energy and optimize their health.

By freeing yourself from all the beliefs regarding health and happiness and discovering what actually works for you, you become empowered to take charge of your life on a much deeper level – with less effort!

Why right now at Avnø Højskole?

  • Avnø’s approach to HEALTH AND HAPPINESS includes and combines the physical, emotional and mental aspects of life.
  • It is easier to recreate your natural condition of HEALTH AND HAPPINESS in a learning space, where focus is on development and learning from each other.
  • Here you find an in depth understanding of the interconnection of  food, mindset, lifestyle, body, mind & soul.
  • Avnø Højskole offers a global learning space with an inspiring environment among people, who seek a higher quality of life and want to contribute to a better world.
  • There is no better way to reconnect with your own inner nature than experiencing the Nature at Avnø.
  • It is something special to be part of the first group of students in the first People’s College in Denmark, which has regeneration on all levels of life as its DNA.

Which issues are you going to learn about?

Below are the course modules in Health and Happiness. They  are designed to activate your self-healing powers in different ways: Food and lifestyle, mindset and relationships and through sharing the gift with others. In addition to the main course, there will be many exciting subjects you can participate in.

Module 1: Adapt a Healthy Lifestyle – 6 weeks from February 17 or August 9

The seesaw of damage and repair. Lifestyle diseases. Stop being the victim of virus, bacteria and inflammation. A healthy relationship with food. Hands-on cooking. Menu planning. A combination of healing foods, strengthening foods, detoxing foods, regenerative foods, family foods, food for children, food for the microbiom and food for enjoyment. Exploring the positives and negatives of veganism. (More than 95% of the food will be plant based.) Choosing ingredients and setting up your kitchen. Food and identity. How to design a diet that works for YOU! The importance of movement, physical activity and breathing. Liberating movements. Breath work. How to take the next step: Develop the knowledge you gained into a career.


Module 2: Reconnection gives Direction – 7 weeks from March 31 or September 20

Adapt a positive mindset and positive beliefs about you and the world. Strengthen your self worth – Increase your ability to love yourself. From stress => presence. Self reflection. Mindfulness. Wisdom, identification and contact with nature. Dealing with difficult emotions. Finding meaning. Increasing your ability to focus. Transforming obstacles into opportunities. Creating healthy & authentic relationships. Working as a team member. Relationship patterns. Projections. Letting go. Standing up for your self. Leadership. Team and project management. Social entrepreneurship. Thought storm. Peace and conflict resolution. Coaching and facilitating meetings.


Module 3: Share the Gift – 6 weeks from May 19 or November 8

Guiding each other to transform obstacles into opportunities. Ethics when coaching. Applying the laws of Nature to understand human constitutions, conditions and potential of development. Dealing with health issues. Creating economic freedom through designing a passion-based career.


How are you going to study these complex topics?

We address the above complex issues from many different perspectives, including presentations, dialogue, student inputs, knowledge sharing, exchange of experiences, and experiential learning through practical experiences and exercises to gain perspective on your situation. We will:

1. mix solid expert introductory inputs with active student participation leading to concrete results, e.g. improvement of personal health, energy level and quality of life as well as articles, short films, multimedia presentations, exhibitions, performances, and other local or global initiatives to share the insights & knowledge.


2. have attention on key current global issues like the increasing amount of lifestyle diseases, stress, inability to conceive naturally and the COVID 19 pandemic.


3. ensure mutually complementary learning and action modules.


4. teach in Danish with English translation or vice versa (There will both be Danish and foreign participants and teachers).

LIFE IN THE COMMUNITY

During the term, you will have the chance to prepare and share your culture at cultural evenings, cultural cafés and theme weeks. On those occasion, the local community will be invited.

Expected Outcome

  • You’ll be able to design your own healthy diet plan and have the option to be trained to assist others in making theirs.

  • You’ll have practical tools for self reflection and even for coaching others

  • You’ll know exactly what you are passionate about and good at.

  • You’ll be more aware about what’s really important to you and be able to take charge over your life on a whole different level

  • You’ll have an expansive network of friends and colleagues from different corners of the world.

  • You’ll be better at expressing your self and better at listening

  • You’ll be more able to deal with strong (negative or positive) emotions in your self and others.

  • You’ll feel a deeper connection to Self and Nature and be more aware about how everything is interconnected, e.g. how your mindset affects your body, your choice of food, partner and circumstances and life etc and vice versa.


  • Your ability to create authentic relationships with others, stand up for your self and express yourself will be greatly improved.

  • You’ll have the option to be trained to assist others to transform obstacles in their lives.


  • You’ll have the option to develop your skills as a vegan or macrobiotic chef.

About the origin and founder of Health and Happiness

Kristiane Ravn Frost

Founding Director of Aima Instituttet. Founding member of the Oasis Ecovillage Project, which Avnø højskole is a part of.

The Health and Happiness studies is developed by Kristiane Ravn Frost to make her comprehensive approach to available for everybody at an affordable pricing.

Her own story is that her body fell apart due to stress at the age of 21. She couldn’t get a diagnosis from her medical doctor (stress wasn’t invented those days). After one and a half year in agony, she learned that she could get her body-systems back in balance with food, lifestyle and meditation.

This was such an enlightening experience that it changed the course of her life. She left the study of Mathematical-Economics at Århus University shortly before her masters degree to study food and lifestyle at the Kushi Institute of London.

When she began counseling and teaching in 1982, she quickly realized, that it took more than a miraculous healing for people to be motivated to hold onto a healthy lifestyle. In 2001 she developed a new generation of dynamic, systematic and in-depth tools for personal transformation to support people in changing negative habits and mindset. The AIMA methods (modules 2 and 3) are based on her deep spiritual experiences and search of tools to recommend her students. They are capable of removing subliminal programming, such as negative self images and old patterns. Once they are gone a person naturally returns to their innate positive and proactive mindset.

Kristiane has primarily been teaching in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and USA.

Please fill out the application if you want to join the Health and Happiness course or just want more information.