Take time for yourself, get nourished, enjoy a balanced yoga routine and lovely summer days by the lake. Taken care of by an experienced teacher and loving staff, you will definitely unwind, feel more fresh and healthy, as well as learning a lot about yoga.
We have designed this retreat with you in mind. You who wants to take rest amidst nature, deepen your yoga practice and have plenty of time for being, sensing the sun on your skin, taking a deep in the lake, enjoying the evening sauna and time connecting to others. The community that gathers around Sanna and Sky as teacher are notorious for being sweet and welcoming. We wish for you to arrive in your body, forget your concerns and have a yogic holiday to remember.
We are carefully following all regulations and we have an extra flexible cancellation policy should you need to cancel last minute due to showing symptoms. For more information on how we are dealing with Covid, please visit our Covid page.
If you’ve never taken a Samayoga class or retreat with Sky, then this will be a welcome gift. “He sensed my needs and delivered just what i wanted” is a common feeling among Sky’s students. Samayoga is a wonderful middle way and closest to Hatha yoga flow style, that offers clear guidance through all aspects of yoga and each session is tailored to meet the students where they are at. Some classes will be primarily focused on relaxation poses with special guidance on how to feel and release holding patterns. Other classes will be more invigorating and challenging, but with Sky’s help it can be highly enjoyable, flow easily and very accessible to all levels of experience.
“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
(*subject to changes)
06:15 Wake up swim
06:30 Pranayama (breath expansion)
07:00 SamaYoga class
09:00 Silent Breakfast and relax time
12:00 Forest philosophy (a walk and yoga talk)
13:00 Succulent vegan lunch buffet and relax time (Sky available for private yoga session by request)
15:00 Afternoon breaks: time to take a hike in the forest, rest or take one of our treatments
17:00 Samayoga class
18:30 Delicious vegan evening meal
20:00 Different each night: sauna, moon celebration, music, massage etc.
Arrival Time: 15.00
Departure Time: 16.00
You can view our accommodation options below.
Please note that bringing your own tent is also an option.
For more information on our rooms and facilities, please visit our The Place page.
Twin Bedroom Shared (can be booked as Private Single Room)
Triple Bedroom Shared
Soulpad Glamping Tent (double bed) – lake view, heating and electricity
meet the team
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 honouring 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.
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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“”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.