HOST YOUR RETREAT WITH US
(Terms & Conditions)
We have the following accommodation options.
All rooms have shared bathroom and showers (divided into male and female).
- 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
- Tenting space – only during the summer season
Total capacity summer and mid-season : 40 beds
Total capacity winter season : 37 beds
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- Fully equipped kitchen
- Dining room for up to 33 people
- Lounge area
- Deck with outdoor tables and large sitting area overlooking the lake
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.
Our delicious and abundant food buffet is Ayurvedic based and vegan, 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:
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.
Summer + Mid-season:
(May to September)
Twin Room – 890kr + 12% vat
Triple / 4-bed room – 890kr + 12% vat
Own tent – 640kr + 12% vat
Soulpad – 990kr + 12% vat
Single Room – 1200kr + 12%vat
Without catering: Not possible during summer and mid season
(October to April)
890kr + 12% vat (all rooms)
Without catering: 600kr + 12% vat (all rooms)
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 board. There is a maximum of 2 members of staff paying half board.
0-6 years old – free
7-14 years old – 320kr + 12% vat
14-18 years old – 500kr + 12% vat
*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.
Johan Svanborg leads kirtan 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. This service is free of charge.
For a detailed explanation of the treatments we offer, please click here
Re-Wilding and campfire in the forest-
650kr + 25% vat per person
VOLUNTEERS & COMMUNITY
Even though we have some members of staff, our 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.
TEACHER DOWN PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY
Upon receiving your booking, you will be requested to pay 5000kr + 12% vat as a deposit up front to confirm your booking. This deposit will be returned if the booking is cancelled more than 5 months in advance. We ask for a non-negotiable fee of 500kr + 12% vat in order to publish your retreat in our website.
If you are booking the Admin and Marketing Kit, you will also be asked to pay each fee in advance. Please note that neither of these fees are refundable should you decide to cancel your booking.
The rest of the payment will be invoiced to the teacher after the retreat has been completed. If we have taken the bookings ourselves, we will pay the teacher immediately as soon as the retreat has finished.
Please check the minimum number of bookings required for each yoga sala at the top of this page. Should you have less bookings than the minimum number, we can still go ahead with your retreat, so long as the daily minimum number is paid for.
Please check here, the cancellation policy we have for our guests.
– Check-in & Check-out Times:
Teachers are invite to arrive earlier and have lunch with us on the check-in day and go through some practical details with our managers.
– Welcome Talk:
Please allow for us to make a 5min welcome & information talk on the first group session of your retreat.
– Silent breakfast:
At Shambala 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. For retreats without any catering, we ask our teachers to please not leave these fires unattended at any time.
– Forward Travel:
Please note that we don’t take responsibility for the arrangement of the forward travel of any of the guests or teachers.
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.
We provide laundry services if your retreat is more than 10 days in duration for 100kr per bag including vat.
Unfortunately 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.
Thank you for booking with Shambala Gatherings!