We will begin our day with Kevin sharing what he simply calls his “Morning practice” which involves a deep journey into the Aum & toning sacred sounds as he shares his profound insight into the nature of sound and the connections it has to every part of our lives.
You will be supported to open up to an effortless way of singing in your natural voice with emotion and feeling (the essence of Bhakti) and Kevin will explain how this has a direct connection to your true authentic self. We will chant daily and explore some of the blissful trance states that come from certain mantras with the possibility to learn some of the more difficult mantras he doesn’t normally share in the circles. Also there will be the element of co-creation where Kevin will do his best to accommodate the desires of the group including some one on one help if needed.
“The benefits from chanting are clearly evident in just one 2 hour session. What I love about these retreats is that I get a chance to share the experience of what it’s like to be chanting every day and how this can have a profound effect on your state of being and health but even much more than that, it can change your reality, where it’s almost like we enter another dimension of harmony and grace. This is really the essence of what I intend to share at these retreats.”
Kevin Morning Practice Toning work:
Toning singing through the Chakras will improve and open your voice, clear emotional blockages and give your energy centers a cleanse and charge up with the power of your own voice. Send a message of harmony to every cell of your body. Feel the deep meditation of toning the sounds of your own true nature as it aligns your being and gives you a clear aura of peace and healing…
Kevin James is an experienced Chant leader who travels continuously sharing his presence and heartfelt voice with people from many different cultures and religions throughout the world. His intention is to unite people to the heart through the simple act of chanting together in a way that is universal and based on the principles of Bhakti Yoga, to see the “One” or the Divine in everyone and everything. A search beginning, continuing, and ending in love.
(*subject to changes)
- 4.00pm Check in
- 7.00pm: Dinner
- 8.30pm – 10.00pm: Opening Ceremony & Chanting Circle
FRIDAY – SATURDAY:
- 7.30 – 8.30am: Morning Practice
- 9am: Breakfast
- 10.30am – 1.00pm: Chanting
- 1:30 – 3.00pm: Lunch
- 3.30 – 5.00pm: Yoga class
- 5 – 6.30pm: Outdoor Group activities, swim, dance, movement
- 7pm: Dinner
- 8.30 – 10.00pm: Chanting Circle
- 7.30 – 8.30: Morning Practice
- 9.00 – 10.00: Breakfast
- 11.00 – 1.00pm: Chanting, Closing Ceremony
- 1.30pm – 3.00pm: Lunch
- 3.00pm: Check Out
meet the team
MORE at Shambala
“Ever since the conclusion of my yoga teacher training at Yandara a little over two months ago, I’ve been searching for ways to describe the profoundly moving beauty and genuineness of the course and of the people conducting it. I left enriched with such an abundance of life transforming experiences and powerful practical skills that truly even the most gifted of poets would be lost for words to express. However, despite not knowing what to say, my endless gratitude towards the teachers together with an innermost desire for more people to find out about this exceptional school is making it impossible for me to not constantly talk about it”.
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.