Perhaps the teachings of yoga sometimes seem far away or even uncombineable with our modern lives?
But there is so much to be found in these old practices to support the modern human.
A modern life seems at times to be about a lot of doings and functions. Such as balancing life between to-do lists, zoom meetings, driving kids to activities and social media. In all our doings, we are also dealing with our inner world. Our experienced energy level at the moment, our relationships, our inner resistance or motivation and so on.
Our technology has been upward forward, but as human beings, we very much ponder upon the same things and hit road bumps mentioned in the old yogic texts way back. And there is a lot of clarity to be found in these texts as well as the actual practices.
COVID-19: During Covid, Shambala is able to hold retreats for a limited number of guests. We have a flexible cancellation policy. We are carefully following all government regulations and are in a continuous conversation with Skinnskattebergs’ Kommun to ensure that we are doing the best we can to make this a safe experience for you. Everyone will be offered a quick Covid test on arrival. For more information on how we are dealing with Covid, please visit our Covid page.
During these four days, we will get a break from our everyday life, enjoy the Swedish forest, the lake, and the beautiful food and community at Shambala.
Every day the practice will have its” take-off” from the perspective of a human trait or contradiction, which probably is present in our life. Such as Aversion/Attachment, Control/Surrender, meeting resistance, What is the I? and so on.
We will bounce discussions along with the yoga philosophy. The teachings won’t be linear, and the group might bring up what needs to be addressed. Moreover, we will investigate the daily topics with various techniques, such as dynamic and playful asanas, still meditation chanting and deep yin. There will also be time for writing. One evening we will also enjoy a large kirtan (mantra singing) with the whole community at Shambala. This is a real highlight!
My hope is you will leave with your body challenged and well-rested, your intellect infused, and your mind still.
Hopefully, the days’ practices have given you a clearer direction on creating and maintaining your own home practice. If not, Hanna can support you with that.
“Hanna is a really great yoga teacher. In her classes, she includes all the aspects of yoga; physical movement, breathing, meditation and philosophy. And she does it with warmth and a genuine presence. On her retreats, Hanna creates a very including atmosphere, you’ll feel welcome and “at home” regardless if you are a beginner or an experienced yogi. A retreat with Hanna is a real treat!”
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Please note that bringing your own tent is also an option.
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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.