(Terms & Conditions)


High Season
-Mid April to Mid October-

With catering and all our services. You can chose between booking the small sala, the large sala or the entire center.
The Shambala volunteer community is onsite.

Low Season
-Mid October to mid April-

Without catering and services. You have access to our entire center by yourself. We can put you in touch with one of our external caterers.


Shakti Hall (large yoga sala):

  • Capacity: 33 yoga mats / 45 meditation spaces
  • Size: 100 sqm.
  • Props: 30 mats, 27 bolsters, 30 cushions, 32 blocks,13 blankets, 19 straps, 50 chairs

Buddha Hall (small yoga sala): 

  • Capacity: 15 yoga mats / 25 meditation spaces
  • Size: 50 sqm.
  • Props: 15 mats, 15 bolsters, 15 cushions, 15 blocks, 15 blankets, 25 chairs



  • 9 x twin bedrooms
  • 5 x triple bedrooms
  • 1 x large 4-bed room
  • 1 x separate teacher hut (double bed) – only during the summer and mid-season
  • 1 x separate teacher hut (twin bed) – only during the summer and mid-season
  • 3 x Soulpad tents with bed, electricity and heating (double bed) – only during summer and mid season
  • Plus extra tenting spaces (guests bring their own tent) – only during the summer and mid season

Total capacity high season : 45 beds including teacher accommodation + extra tent spaces

Check out our The Place page for more images of Shambala.


  • 9 x twin bedrooms
  • 5 x triple bedrooms
  • 1 x separate teacher hut (double bed) – only during the summer and mid-season

Total capacity low season : 34 beds, including teacher accommodation

Check out our The Place page for more images of Shambala.


  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Dining room for up to 30 people (please let us know if you require more indoor sitting area)
  • Deck with outdoor tables and large sitting area overlooking the lake
  • Library
  • Lounge area


We offer one daily sauna free of charge. We have a wooden sauna floating on our lake, next to the yoga sala. We will happily provide additional saunas for  500kr + 12% vat. Please let us know in advance.

There is no sauna after 22h.



During the high season, our prices (see below) includes catering, cleaning and hosting services.

Our delicious and abundant food buffet is vegan and gluten-free (please note that some traces of gluten may be found in our kitchen), with mainly organic ingredients.

We are passionate to provide food that is delicious to eat, look at and feel. We ask our teachers to make any food request ahead of time.

Should you require some extra snacks, we happily provide them for an extra 50kr + 12% vat per person per day.

The meal serving times are:

– 9am: Breakfast
– 1.30pm: Lunch
– 7pm: Dinner

Enjoy one of our food stories below, where Nicolina, a yoga teacher, shares her experience of eating at Shambala.

For more food stories, please check our Youtube channel.

During the low season, you are welcome to book our space without catering or hosting services. Do you wish us to put you in touch with an external caterer to serve your retreat? Please click here. A caretaker will be onsite.


High season – with catering only
(mid April to mid October)

* Twin Room: 1150kr + 12% vat
* Triple / 4-bed room: 1050kr + 12% vat
* Own tent: 800kr + 12% vat
* Soulpad: 1400kr + 12% vat
* Single Room: 1500kr + 12%vat

All prices are per person, and include:

* 1 Guest Bed
* 3 abundant buffet meals per day
* 1 sauna per day
* Use of all common spaces
* Use of yoga salas
* Use of yurt space if needed (please specify ahead of time)
* Teacher accommodation
* Hosting and cleaning services
* Guests pick up and drop offs

Low Season – No catering only
(mid October to mid April)

 All room types: 780kr + 12% per person

This price includes:

* Access to the whole centre
* 1 Guest Bed
* 1 sauna per day
* Use of 2 yoga salas
* Teacher accommodation

During the low season, we ask for a 2000kr + 25% vat cleaning fee per retreat.

Do you wish us to put you in touch with an external caterer to serve your retreat? Please click here. A caretaker will be onsite. During the low season, 1 assistant is always welcome free of charge for self-catering retreats.

Teacher Concessions (High Season)

1-15 paying guests = 1 teacher free
16-25 paying guests = 2 teachers free
26-35 paying guests = 3 teachers free

Any other member of the team is charged half price.

Teacher Concessions (Low Season Season)

1-15 paying guests = 1 teacher free
16-25 paying guests = 2 teachers free
26-35 paying guests = 3 teachers free

1 assistant free
3 kitchen team members for free.

We have 2 private teacher accommodations.


0-6 years old – free
7-13 years old – 320kr + 12% vat, per child
14-18 years old – 500kr + 12% vat, per child

*Please note that VAT will also be charged to international teachers. By law, if a service is given on Swedish soil, VAT will be applied, regardless of wether the teacher is billing internationally or not.

* If a teacher gives treatments during their retreat,  it is free of charge. We have massage benches onsite.

* We know our customers. When calculating the final retreat price, we strongly advice our teachers to add no more than 1000kr inc vat for their teacher fee per night. We find that this is the max our customers are prepared to pay. For trainings (with certification) or retreats with more than 2 teachers, this amount can go up to a total of 1400kr per night inc vat. Thank you for your understanding.



Johan Svanborg leads kirtan (group chanting of Sanskrit mantras) regularly at Shambala when he is on site. Please get in touch with us if you want to make sure your group receives this beautiful sharing. The cost for this service is 1500kr + vat and it will be added to your bill. 


650kr + 25% vat per person for a 4-5 hour walk. Your retreat guests can take the chance to go on a guided excursion with Wild Sweden, to connect to the forest and the animals in the purest way. There will be a chance to learn about our wild life, sit by the campfire, jump in the lake, do some journaling and walk in silence (only in mid and high season).

We are also happy to offer treatments for your guests.

(High season only)

Even though we have some members of staff, our high season team is made largely by volunteers. One way in which we honor their help is by offering the possibility to participate in some of the classes during their spare time.

For this reason, in order to host an event at Shambala Gatherings, we ask the teacher to open one class per day to the community (volunteer team).

You can expect a max of 4 volunteers in the Shakti Hall and a max of 2 volunteers in the Budha Hall per class (unless the space is full). Please let us know in advance if this is a problem for you.

Our customers are invited to support our volunteer community through the simple seva (selfless action) of cleaning their own dishes. This simple but helpful act, brings the “serving” and the “served” together as one united community, and is an act of gratitude and generosity towards our volunteer team. Thank you.

Please note that during the low season, there will be no volunteers onsite.


  1. Please click on this link for an updated look at our available dates.
  2. To host a retreat at Shambala Gatherings, we require the following minimum numbers per night.

    * High Season Large Sala : 15 bookings
    * High Season Small Sala : 10 bookings
    * High Season Whole Center : 25 bookings
    * Low season Whole Center : 15 bookings

    Please be conservative when asking for low or high season, large or small sala. Minimum numbers cannot be lowered once the contract has been signed.

    Should you have less bookings than the minimum number, we can still go ahead with your retreat, so long as the minimum number of guests is paid for.

  3. To confirm your booking you will be requested to pay a deposit of 20% of
    the minimum number for your retreat. 
    This deposit will be 100% returned if the booking is cancelled more than 5 months in advance. If the retreat is canceled less than 5 months in advance, it is nonrefundable.


  4. We will ask for a fee of 500kr + 25% vat in order to publish your event on our website. This is highly recommended. 
  5. You will receive an invoice from us after the retreat has ended, with a 10-day due date.


– Guests Check-in & Check-out Times:

Check-in: 1pm to 3.30 pm 
Check-out: 3pm

Teachers are welcomed to arrive at 11h on the check-in day.
During the high season, teachers are welcome to have a brunch with the community and go through some practical details with our managers.
Please inform us of your arrival time 48 hours before arrival.

– Welcome Talk:
During the high season, please allow for us to make a 5 minute welcome & information talk on the first group session of your retreat.

– Silence & silent breakfast:
During the high season at Shambala, it is silent between 22h and 10h, and we aim at having our breakfasts in silence. It is a sacred moment for us to catch our breaths and be in stillness before the dynamism of the day starts. Please let us know in advance if this would be a problem for you.

– Ceremonial Fires:
We are happy to arrange for a ceremonial fire for you inside our tipi or in our sweat-lodge area. We ask you to please be mindful and to not leave these fires unattended at any time. Please let us know in advance if you wish to have this service.

– Forward Travel:
Please note that we don’t take responsibility for the arrangement of the forward travel of any of the guests or teachers.

– Sheets:
In an effort to being as ecological as possible, we ask guests to bring their own sheets. This is a normal custom in Swedish hostels. Customers can rent sheets and towels from us for 200kr inclusive of tax. Teachers will receive sheets from us free of charge.

– Laundry:
We provide laundry services if your retreat is more than 10 days in duration for 100kr per bag including vat.

– Printer:
Our printer is not available for public use. We ask teachers to please print all manuals and hand outs before your arrival

– Sound Levels:
We are located in nature, surrounded by forest, but we do have one neighbour. We ask our teachers to keep music within a limited decibel range. If you have planned a dance gathering or any loud events as part of your retreat, please let us know in advance. Shambala applies silence after 22h.

– Guest Cancellation Policy:
You are welcome to have your own cancellation policy for your guests.

Please contact us if you wish to have a 15min “discovery call” with us, where we explain our terms and conditions to you.

Ready to book? Then please click on this link, for an updated look at our available dates.

Thank you for booking with Shambala Gatherings!