Set amidst lakes and dense forests, this is the perfect place to immerse yourself in Yoga and Mother Nature on our Back to Nature Winter Wonderland Retreat. Forest walks are just magical at this time of year, so deeply peaceful with a chance to practice Shinrin Yoku (forest bathing) and be at one with nature. Relax your muscles and mind in the floating sauna and dare to take an icy plunge in the ice hole afterwards.
Your 3 night stay consists of 5 Yoga sessions, meditations, Yoga nidras, an exploratory workshops, floating saunas, wild swimming, forest bathing and incredible food inspired by the Indian Ayurvedic health tradition. The talented Natalie Roper will be joining us and offering a range of her incredible Ayuvedic massage treatments.
Fully embracing our ethos we have curated this retreat to give you the opportunity to begin or enhance your Yoga practice making way for a deeper connection to yourself and the universe, encouraged and inspired by the calming influences of natural surrounds.
What to Expect
You’ll settle into your allocated room and have a bit of time to chill and explore the venue and surrounds before a group welcome around 4.30pm. Your first yoga session will be around 5pm with a chance to sauna/freshen up before dinner around 7.30pm. After dinner the sauna will be available for use.
Morning Yoga will be at a time agreeable to the group and a super healthy breakfast will follow. Then, its free time until lunch and again afterwards. Take a forest walk or there’s a great library with an interesting selection of books to choose from. After lunch, there’s more time for you to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds with the late afternoon class taking place around 5pm.
Each day begins with a Yoga session and breakfast and then you’re free to roam until lunchtime. Checkout is just after your lunch on the last day of the retreat although there is usually no rush here.
Morning Yoga sessions will be Hatha and gentle Vinyasa based to energise the body with evening sessions dedicated to the deeply relaxing practice of Yin. Throughout the retreat we will include pranayama (breathing techniques), Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) and guided meditations.
Yoga sessions will include pranayama (breathing techniques), Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), guided meditations.
There will be an exploratory workshop. Private Yoga sessions may also be scheduled at an extra cost.
“When I saw that there was a yoga retreat being offered, I jumped at the chance to attend. Jo is one of the best teachers I’ve had and her patience and guidance really helped me improve my practice and start setting new goals. Jo is extremely knowledgeable and is able to give both modifications for poses, as well as pushing you to achievements you didn’t know you were capable of!”
– Guest in 2017 retreat
What to Bring
Yoga mats, bricks, straps and blankets are provided. Clothes suitable for Yoga and swimsuit for the sauna and if you feel like a dip in the ice post sauna!
What is Included
Costs just £440 for the 3 nights and includes all accommodation (based on 2 sharing), all meals, 5 Yoga sessions, x1 exploratory workshop, use of floating sauna.
Payment Options/Terms and Conditions
A 20% non refundable deposit will be required to secure your place on any retreat. In most circumstances, monthly installments can be made towards your retreat. Full payment will be required usually 10 weeks prior to the retreat. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the retreat will not be refunded. A 50% fee will be applied to any refund due on cancellations made between 30 and 60 days.
“I’ve just returned from Jo’s Back to Nature Yoga Retreat at Shambala in Sweden. Her yoga instruction was both supportive and inspiring, letting me reach new heights. The lakeside environment was incredible chilled and beautiful, and the food was as plentiful as it was tasty (porridge bread was INCREDIBLE). Something I’ll definitely do again!”
– Guest in 2018 retreat
MORE at Shambala
“The energy is so, so clear, deeply heart centred and the intent with which Shambala Gatherings is held is so beautiful it has become a massively important part of our project and life. We have found nothing like it elsewhere.”.
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.