We could tell you the usual selling points about how magical this retreat will be up in the mystical forests of Sweden. Five days of surreal serenity in nature, tantalising food, moments to reflect on all the crazy things in your life, and how wonderful it all is. And it will be all that and more. But we thought we might describe it differently. So we have put together an all you can eat rocket buffet for you to get your hands on as many arm balances, backbends, inversions, laughs, and good times that you can stomach.
We like to be a little bit tongue n cheek and have fun within our practice and lives. I mean, of course, right, this is rocket? The rebellious sibling of ashtanga. We are here to break all the rules. We both come from a bit of wild background in the music world, and that epic energy of losing yourself in the night with your friends creating endless memories is an element we like to bring to your retreats.
So we have packed these five days with some crazy classes and adventures with the hope to bring you a bit of wildness. After all, you deserve it ;).
So grab your friends, sign-up, and then begin marking down those days on the calendar as you would in high school, counting down the days until summer.
We’ll see you there!
Miles and Rachel x
ACCOMMODATION AND PRICING
Shambala is more of an ashram-like space than a luxurious retreat centre. Please be aware that the facilities at Shambala are simple.
Shambala has focused its offering on bringing a heartfelt service, rather than building a place that is materially perfect or luxurious.
In an effort to be as ecological as possible, Shambala asks guests to bring their own sheets. This is a normal custom in Swedish hostels. Customers can rent sheets and towels from us for 200kr inclusive of tax.
Pricing for rooms is as follows (includes full board. it does not include travel expenses):
Twin-share £955 *Early bird price of £900
Triple/quad share £920 *Early bird price of £870
Tent £810 – *Early bird price of £760
*We have a total of ten early bird spots available. It’s a first in first served basis.
**If you are booking with a friend/partner and wish to be paired with them please let us know so we can accommodate accordingly.
If you would like to pay in instalments please get in touch with Miles at firstname.lastname@example.org
“I cannot recommend enough going on a retreat with Rachel. She put together the right mix of classes, teaching challenging and dynamic classes but she also created a space for restorative and yin focused sessions. Her teaching style is enabling me to be really present in the moment whilst providing me with individual options that allow me to deepen my physical and mental yoga practice. I’m already planning to sign up for the next retreat. It was overall a beautiful experience that I really enjoyed being part of.”
You can view our accommodation options below.
Please note that bringing your own tent is also an option.
For more information on our rooms and facilities, please visit our The Place page.
Twin Bedroom Shared
Triple Bedroom Shared
Soulpad Glamping Tent (double bed) – lake view, heating and electricity
Arrival: 16th of May 15:30 (3:30 PM)
Departure: 22nd of May 15:00 (3 PM)
meet the team
Miles comes from club life, having spent his late teens and early twenties immersing himself in the world of techno culture. He spent his first few years in London running around DJing, hosting his own raves with friends, and running a record label. The elements he loves about this world are ones that he entwines into his classes today.
The energy, the music, the playfulness, the community. All those things that you love about going out without the feverish hangover the next day. His classes weave the driving rhythms of the dancefloor with the energetic and playful nature of Rocket yoga, all mixed together with a twist of philosophy to really get yourself
Yoga has completely changed the course of Rachel’s life and she feels immensely grateful to be able to share this practice with hundreds of people each week. Rachel’s teaching style mirrors the way she likes to practice. It is physically demanding whilst being fluid and playful at the same time.
Having lived many different lives off the mat, Rachel is now on a mission to live a more balanced life; bringing a unique perspective to students who may be looking for more than just the asana.
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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.