Shambala mid-winter is a little piece of magic. Sometimes tucked in a blanket of white snow. Peaceful and quiet. You can snuggle yourself in with a blanket and a book, warm up in the floating sauna and even ice-bathe if you feel up for it!
Everything is taken care of for you, three yummy Vegan meals, a hot cup of tea is always available and you will have plenty of sweet, loving company.
What we loved about last years retreat was chanting sacred mantras by the bonfire while the snow was drizzling down around us, the delicious gourmet festive Vegan buffet on new year’s eve, together with a powerful ceremony to set auspicious intentions, felt like such a meaningful way of welcoming the new year. With delightfully nourishing yoga classes, combined with subtle, yet potent Nordic Light healing touch classes, we all felt so energized and inspired to start a new year.
This year we will dive deeper into the nourishing yoga practice that creates a reset for the coming year, we will use art expression as a mirror to find a vision and we will be guided into embodied presence through dance.
Nordic Light Yoga is oriented towards slow and deep movements, which allows your body and mind to relax, thereby releasing deep inner tension. The healing aspect of our classes happens through moments of rest and receiving craniosacral touch. The foundation of our yoga is to be soft and mindful as you move your body, allowing you to be more present to what is happening inside and coming to know yourself and your inner processes deeper.
We have experienced that this kind of mindful yoga practice can be deeply healing and a beautiful tool towards becoming more aware of yourself and patterns that create stress and tension in your daily life. With the ability to practice strength with a caring and gentle attitude, one can handle challenges with more ease.
In our classes we do not make physical adjustments. Unlike most yoga adjustments, which are often directive or corrective, craniosacral adjustments are not there to impose or correct, but to allow the body itself to discover its own unique posture, as all bodies are different.
Vedic art is a way to explore your inner world of visions, longings and emotions on a canvas. You don’t have to have any previous experience of painting. On the contrary, the less ideas about how to paint the better. You will be gently guided into expressing whatever wants to flow from your heart onto the canvas.
Dance & Freemove Workshops
(*subject to changes)
16.00 Arrival and check-in
17.00 Introduction and landing yoga
19.00 Delicious vegan evening meal
SUNDAY – TUESDAY
08.00 Nordic Light Yoga
09.30 Breakfast buffet
11.00 Nordic Light Healing touch
13.00 Succulant vegan lunch buffet
17.00 Nordic light healing Yoga
19.00 Delicious vegan evening dinner
20.30 Yoga Nidra, Dance or New Year Ceremony
09.00 Nordic Light Yoga
10.30 Breakfast buffet
11.00 Practice Nordic Light Healing touch
13.30 Succulent vegan lunch buffet
15.00 Check out
meet the team
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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.