To learn Indian Classical Music is not only about learning Indian music, it is about learning how to play music without relying on a music score. It is about closing your eyes and letting yourself be played by inspiration. It is to learn how to improvise and how to create something new in every moment.
It is about finding the music naturally within you.
It is about learning how to listen carefully and to fine tune yourself.
It is about learning how to speak music just like a language.
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“Virginia is my Dhrupad teacher and I have been introduced to e deep inner space through the beauty of this ancient sound. She is a great teacher and I could feel that the sound is her life. Definitely, for those who want to go deep and discover this Sacred Music is the right place to visit.Looking forward to be there again.”
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.
“Experience could not be more complete: musically and personally. I’ve been brought to a new understanding of the sound such as of my inner self in the true meaning of Nada Yoga. Virginia and Igino kindly carried me a step further in my path, offering new instruments and tools to open up my vision. All surrounded by an epic and magic environment like Tignale“
“I was very glad I took the opportunity to participate to one of the Retreats of Virginia & Igino. I had taken several Skype lessons with them before but being there in person it made a more complete learning experience. I got a lot out of those few days I was there and I highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about deepening their understanding of indian classical music and in particular of bansuri playing.”
Tuesday 1 February
Wednesday – Saturday
Sunday 6 February
meet the team
Virginia & Igino
Virginia and Igino studied Dhrupad, the oldest type of north indian classical music, in India under the guidance of the masters Gundecha Brothers, world leaders of the Dhrupad style. They study bansuri flute with Pandit Rajendra Prasanna.
They have performed internationally in several classical and innovative musical projects and have been teaching Indian classical music worldwide for over 10 years.
By combining their knowledge of western pedagogy and the Indian system of oral tradition, they have created a unique way of teaching that makes it possible for everyone to access this ancient art form.
The retreat is open for students in bansuri flute and voice. If you wish to attend the retreat with other instruments please write us for further information.
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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.