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MIDSUMMER BAHKTI FEST: YOGA OF DEVOTION with Sky, Sanna, Prema, the Shambala Kirtan Crew & Friends

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23 Jun

MIDSUMMER BAHKTI FEST: YOGA OF DEVOTION with Sky, Sanna, Prema, the Shambala Kirtan Crew & Friends

June 23 @ 4:00 pm - June 25 @ 3:00 pm

MIDSUMMER BHAKTI FEST:
YOGA OF DEVOTION
with Sky, Sanna, Prema, Jaya Deva,
The Shambala Kirtan Crew
& friends
23RD – 25TH JUNE 2017
SHAMBALA GATHERINGS, SWEDEN
PRICE: * From 1300kr
(includes vat, food and accommodation)

For the 10th year running we bring the best possible mix of yoga classes, live music, great food, an intimate atmosphere and a  vibrant and fun community to celebrate our
“Midsummer extravaganza”! 

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“How would it feel to be welcomed by open arms by a fun community, be fed a delicious banquet of food all day, make soul connections for life, take yoga classes that touch you deeply, listen to transformative live music, be moved by talks on the nature of devotion, dance to the beat of a passionate Dj and spend a weekend surrounded by beautiful nature?
Welcome to the Midsummer Fest at Shambala Gatherings!”

INTRODUCTION

This year we are teaming forces with two of our Yoga Giants: Sky Akasha and Prema Mayi. Them, together with Eric Archer, Hanna Winters,  Jaya Deva and the Shambala Kirtan Crew, we will be co-creating, yet again, an eclectic and colorful experience at our favourite time of the year: Midsummer.

This year’s theme revolves around: Yoga as LOVE and DEVOTION, with an emphasis on MUSIC.  This theme you will experience in everything we do: yoga classes with gentle and profound live music that helps you connect to your core, food that is sensual and abundant to the senses, group chanting and music evenings that take the opening of the heart to the next level, a dance journey that aims at dropping all bounderies and cracking the heart open, morning ceremonies that connects us with our natural surroundings and give us an opportunity to express our gratitude, a social atmosphere that is open and welcoming, that facilitates meeting others.

What can we say? This year Shambala Gatherings is in LOVE!

“Through the ancient practice of kirtan (mantra meditation), we can enter deeper chambers of our heart, discovering our inner wealth, beauty, ecstasy, Love”

WHAT IS KIRTAN?

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One of the principle practices of Bhakti is kirtan, sacred sound vibration through mantras. Vibrating our voices, invoking the very essence of Divinity, we make contact with our source of life, entering a higher level of consciousness which expands our conception of reality.

Coming together in sacred circle, sharing an ancient practice in a safe and loving environment is a deeply transformational and powerful experience. We invite you to this journey of the heart – exploring your unlimited potential.

We will raise early in the morning to capture part of the most auspicious time of the day brahma muhurta (from 3 to 6 am). We will have puja (sacred ceremony), mantra meditation and yoga. 

You will learn chants of purification and heart opening and with the accompaniment of beautiful instruments we will sing together to raise the frequency freeing ourselves from all anxiety, fear and stress created by daily life.

For more information on kirtan, pelase visit our page.

I feel deeply grateful that I have had the great fortune to walk with saintly personalities who shared with me a glimpse into that realm of pure love, where fear and illusions have no entrance”

– Prema Mayi

ARTISTS

This year we are bringing together several of of our favorite artists to our Midsummer Fest.
You will experience them all during our group kirtans.

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Prema Mayi 

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Johan Svanborg

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Eric Archer

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Jaya Deva

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Hanna Winters

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Gaur Hari

PASSES

There are three ways in which you can join us this Midsummer.

Price for the Sky, Prema and Shambala Pass:      Bed: 2800kr  //   Tent: 2200kr    (prices include food and accommodation)

Price for the Just Be pass:   Bed 170okr // Tent: 1300kr

 

SKY PASS:
Emphasis on workshops with physical, heart opening yoga

Sky will focus his yoga classes on opening the heart and expanding our energetic bounderies to emcompass more light and joy. This pass gives you access to all joined activities and classes programmed in the Shakti Hall. This is perfect for those that wish to join our celebration with an accent on physical yoga.

PREMA PASS:
Emphasis on workshops with music, chanting and The Yoga of Devotion.

Prema Mayi will take us on a journey of love and devotion through music and the art of devotional chanting. This pass gives you acces to all join activities and classes programmed in the Budha Hall. This is perfect for those that want to join our celebration with an accent on opening the heart through chanting and live music.

SHAMBALA PASS:
Emphasis on a bit of both worlds: some classes with Sky Pass, some with Prema Pass.

Perfect for those that want to experience a taste of both retreats. This pass gives you access to some activities in the Sky group and in Prema’s group.

 

JUST BE PASS:
Emphasis on joining us for all buffets, Midsummer celebration and evening gatherings but not joining any of the workshops.

A pass for those that want to hang out with us at meal times, during the Midsummer pagan celebration, during evening kirtans and dance gatherings, etc, but are not interested in joining any of our workshops within the Sky and the Prema pass. No worries! We got you covered also!
Please check our daily schedule below!

“After the Bhakti weekend it feels like life on this earth is a dance and each day a celebration! Prema Mayi shares her experience of Bhakti in a very personal, unique and natural way. Through sacred sound vibration, Kirtan, Puja (sacred ritual), wisdom from the Vedas, Yoga, we connect to nature and journey into the depths of our heart. Now I feel so grateful and inspired to explore and follow my indivudual path. It was so supportive to meet other people and do this journey together. We had so much fun in the group and all have the common desire to find happiness, harmony, alignment with nature and our self. I warmly recommend this to anyone who is interested in understanding their true essence, all students of yoga who want to deepen their practice and explore their path, as well as yoga teachers who wish to add another dimension into their yoga classes.”
-Subhadra Bäppler, Sweden

FRIDAY DAILY SCHEDULE

SKY RETREAT

 

  • 16h Check in
  • 17h Yoga Class with Sky 
  • 19h Dinner 
  • 20h Opening Ceremony and Talk on the Yoga of Devotion by Prema
  • 20.30h Kirtan with all musicians
  • 22h Sauna and lake

PREMA MAYI RETREAT:

 

  • 16h Check in
  • 17h Bhakti Devotional Music Class with Prema
  • 19h Dinner 
  • 20h Opening Ceremony and Talk on the Yoga of Devotion by Prema
  • 20.30h Kirtan with all musicians
  • 22h Sauna and lake

SHAMBALA PASS:

 

  • 16h Check in
  • 17h Bhakti Devotional Music Class with Prema
  • 19h Dinner 
  • 20h Opening Ceremony and Talk on the Yoga of Devotion by Prema
  • 20.30h Kirtan with all musicians
  • 22h Sauna and lake

JUST BE PASS:

 

  • 16h Check in
  • 19h Dinner 
  • 20h Opening Ceremony and Talk on the Yoga of Devotion by Prema
  • 20.30h Kirtan with all musicians
  • 22h Sauna and lake

SATURDAY DAILY SCHEDULE

SKY RETREAT

 

  • 7h Gratitude morning offering led by Prema (all welcome)
  • 8h Tea and snacks
  • 8.45h Pranayam (breath expansion) with Sky
  • 9.15h Yoga class with Sky
  • 10.30h Big breakfast buffet
  • 12.30h Midsummer ceremony
  • 16:00h Midsummer buffet
  • 18:30 Yoga class with Sky
  • 20h Kirtan + sweet prasad (offering) with all musicians
  • 21:30h Ecstatic Dance session with Dj Fredrik

PREMA RETREAT

 

  • 6h Muhurta mantra meditation
  • 7h Gratitude morning offering led by Prema (all welcome)
  • 8h Tea and snacks
  • 8.45h Pranayam (breath expansion) with Sanna
  • 9.15h Yoga class with Hanna + live music
  • 10.30h Big breakfast buffet
  • 12.30h Midsummer ceremony
  • 16:00h Midsummer buffet
  • 18:30 Bhakti Class (devotional chanting) with Prema
  • 20h Kirtan + sweet prasad (offering) with all musicians
  • 21:30h Ecstatic Dance session with Dj Fredrik

SHAMBALA PASS

 

  • 7h Gratitude morning offering led by Prema 
  • 8h Tea and snacks
  • 8.45h Pranayam (breath expansion) with Sky
  • 9.15h Yoga class with Sky
  • 10.30h Big breakfast buffet
  • 12.30h Midsummer ceremony
  • 16:00h Midsummer buffet
  • 18:30 Bhakti Class (devotional chanting) with Prema
  • 20h Kirtan + sweet prasad (offering) with all musicians
  • 21:30h Ecstatic Dance session with Dj Fredrik

JUST BE PASS:

 

  • 7h Gratitude morning offering led by Prema 
  • 8h Tea and snacks
  • 10.30h Big breakfast buffet
  • 12.30h Midsummer ceremony
  • 16:00h Midsummer buffet
  • 20h Kirtan + sweet prasad (offering) with all musicians
  • 21:30h Ecstatic Dance session with Dj Fredrik

SUNDAY DAILY SCHEDULE

SKY RETREAT

 

  • 7h Wake up and swim with Sky
  • 7.30h Pranayam (breath expansion) with Sky
  • 8h Yoga class with Sky
  • 9h Breakfast 
  • 11h Farewell Kirtan
  • 13h Lunch
  • 15h Departure

PREMA RETREAT

 

  • 7h Morning chanting session with Prema
  • 8h Yoga class with Sanna + live music
  • 9h Breakfast 
  • 11h Farewell Kirtan
  • 13h Lunch
  • 15h Departure

SHAMBALA PASS

 

  • 7h Wake up and swim with Sky
  • 8h Yoga class with Sanna + live music
  • 9h Breakfast 
  • 11h Farewell Kirtan
  • 13h Lunch
  • 15h Departure

JUST BE PASS

 

  • 7h Wake up and swim with Sky
  • 9h Breakfast 
  • 11h Farewell Kirtan
  • 13h Lunch
  • 15h Departure

“I am truly hooked on Sky. Not for his unique and very balanced yoga. Not for his way to get a group of people that don´t know each other to show so much love and compassion. Not for his wisdom, not for his playful and funny way of expressing things and not for getting people to find the best in them selves. I am hooked on him because he knows how to do it all.” – Peder Carlsson, Relaxed yoga week 2015

TEACHERS

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Sky

Sky is dedicated to living a life of yoga, and since 1991 has studied and taught several styles of yoga, always coming back to the simple and deep principles in the tradition of Hatha Yoga. Gracefully incorporating wisdom from Qi Gong, Ayurveda and Bhagavat Gita (yoga shastra) into his classes gives his delivery a certain integrity and well-rounded approach.

Sky has studied Vedanta since 2001 with Swami Vagishananda and Swami Dayananda, giving a good grounding in the purpose and practices of Yoga as a way of achieving balance, harmony and total fulfillment in this life.

His classes are always spontaneous and deeply honoring of his students.  As he says, “I’m like the milkman, I just deliver the milk, fulfilling the sacred and even unspoken orders of the students.” Taught  with relaxed passion, humor and clear understanding of the poses and their benefits, one finds his unique classes inspiring and rewarding.

Sky is the main teacher during the education and teaches about 70 % of the classes.

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Sanna Jonsson

Sanna Jonsson has always had a deep passion for growth and has been committed to a daily practice of yoga & meditation since she was 16. Her interest spans over all the aspects of yoga including Advaita Vedanta (self knowledge, what gives happiness and peace), Sanskrit, traditional Chanting & Ceremony as well as Yoga shāstra.

Her name is very appropriate, it means “truth”, which has been her motivation and goal for as long as she can remember. She radiates an honesty and openness that invites immediate comfort and trust in all her students and clients. On the teacher training she offers personal life coaching

Sanna brings a cheerful and dedicated presence to the courses which really supports everyone, especially the students in their processes. From her diverse background, which has included engineering, animals, physically challenged children, sports competition and extensive travels among other things, she has gained a deep humility and respect for each individuals journey and the ability to inspire and uplift whoever she meets. 

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Prema Mayi & Gaur Hari

Prema Mayi is a native of Chile. At the age of twelve she moved to France with her parents and lived in an ashram of bhakti yoga studying the vedic scriptures, kirtan, dance and other arts of the vedic culture.
She spent many years in India under the guidance of her spiritual master Srila Narayan M. Discovering the power of this sacred sound vibration kirtan offers, Prema now travels around the world with her son Gaur sharing a transformational experience and connection to Divine source.

For more information on Sama Yoga, please visit
www.samayoga.info

For more information on Prema, please visit
www.premamayi.com

For questions and bookings, please write to us at
Shambalagatherings@gmail.com

 

Event Details

Date: June 23 @ 4:00 pm - June 25 @ 3:00 pm
Time: 4:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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