Coming home to oneself through love and acceptance, navigating the ups and downs of life from a wiser place.
This retreat has several focuses:
How to breathe to calm the nervous system, thus remaining calm, more resilient and less emotionally reactive in daily life.
Psycho-therapeutic Concepts: We will take a deeper look at the layers of self to understand our different behaviors better and to look at the different personality structures that we have built. Once we have a deeper understanding it is much easier to integrate these parts/behaviors compassionately for a greater feeling of wholeness.
Buddhist Philosophy and meditation
We will use mindfulness practices to help us find that place of rest amidst the inevitable ups and downs of everyday life.
Yoga: We will use Tantric yogic techniques that work with the energy body and there will be classes of vinyasa and yin.
We will use techniques from this wonderful form of communication that can help us feel into our needs and express them in a wiser way. An amazing tool in day to day relating.
There will be Silence from Friday morning until Sunday morning. This is a chance to really take a deeper look inside, to slow down and become more intimate with oneself.
There will be a talk before about the power of silence and some of the challenges one might face during this period. Please know, I am available during this period if you are struggling and need to talk to us.
The workshops will be taught in English. All levels are welcome, no experience of yoga or meditation are required.
The retreat will be held at Borntorpet Shambala Gatherings, located in the forests of Bergslagen around Skinnskatteberg. Except of joining the yoga classes and workshops you will also encounter the Shambala community who, with open arms, receives and serves the guests with a heart warming and homely family atmosphere. The food is vegan, gluten free, inspired by Ayurveda and locally produced vegetables and honey.
The cost for this retreat is:
Early Bird price: 3900 kr (Pay before 28th of February)
Full Price : 4500 kr
The price includes shared accomodation, all of the workshops, all of the meals from Thursday dinner until Sunday lunch, and accommodation in shared room and transfer to and from train station at Skinnskatteberg (5 mins away).
(*subject to changes)
16.00 Arrival and check-in
17.00-1830 Qi flow vinyasa grounding energy techniques and mindfulness
19.30-21.00 The benefits of meditation in daily life, therapeutic listening techniques and meditation practice.
7.00-9.00 Vinyasa Qi flow, pranayama and meditation
10.30 -11.30 A talk about the importance of stepping into silence Silence begins
17.00 – 18.30 Heart Opening Yin Yoga, Gratitude and Loving Kindness practice
19.30-20.30 Psychotherapy meets Buddhism
Looking at the layers of self, understanding our behaviors and habits and how to strengthen our beneficial habits and diminish our less beneficial habits mindfully
7.00-9.00 Vinyasa Flow, pranayama and meditation, strengthening the energy body
10.30 -11.30 A talk on the 5 klesas (the hindrances to happiness) How to investigate the parts of personality and cultivating happiness.
16.30 – 18.00 Daoist yin practice. Inner Alchemy, working with the internal organs.
19.30 Non violent communication. How to feel into ourselves and express our needs better in daily relationships.
7.30 – 09.00 Morning Vinyasa Flow, Pranayama & Meditation. Silence ends
10.00 – 12.00 Sharing circle, therapeutic listening, nonviolent communication practice.
13.30- 14.30 Softy yoga pranayama and meditation
14.30 – 15.30 Closing Circle with meditation
meet the team
MORE at Shambala
“Set by a magical beautiful lake, this charming ”get away” offers heart-felt and nurturing workshops, courses and retreats by very competent teachers, and is hosted by two such beautiful souls – Johan and Melissa – who make sure to create a cozy solidarity, and treat you with healthy food cooked with love.”
How to get here
Located just two hours away from Stockholm in Skinnskatteberg, Sweden, the area is easily accessible by air, train and car, making a great option for a short break wildlife destination.
- Coming by air: The nearest airport to Shambala is Stockholm Vasteras. The second nearest airport is Arlanda airport, the main airport in Sweden. You can easily take a train all the way to Skinnskatteberg from both of them.
- Coming by train / bus: We are fortunate to have a train / bus station at Skinnskatteberg only 5 minutes ride from the center. We offer free pick up services from this station in summer.
- Coming by car: Simply open this Google map on your navigator and follow directions to Borntorpet 1 in Skinnskatteberg, Sweden.