Testimonials Page

Shambala Gatherings / Testimonials Page


Johan Svanborg

Sky Akasha
(Yoga Teacher)

Melissa Nuñez-Brown

Julian Maryssael
(Tai Chi teacher)

Carin Carbonnier
(General Manager)

Tobias and Gabriella
(Acroyoga teachers)


“There really are not words to describe how wonderful this community and place is. Working and living here for three weeks was a complete joy. The volunteer experience here is a workshop and enriching retreat in itself. So many beautiful souls in this magical place, and the place itself– a lake, saunas, bikes, yoga, what more could you want?! You really become a part of the community here. I could have stayed the whole summer!”
Mollie Warren, volunteer 2016

“The energy is so, so clear, deeply heart centred and the intent with which Shambala Gatherings is held is so beautiful it has become a massively important part of Spiderflower’s work and life. We have found nothing like it elsewhere.”
Rowan Jaqueline, Teacher 2017

“Set by a magical beautiful lake, this charming ”get away” offers heart-felt and nurturing workshops, courses and retreats by very competent teachers, and is hosted by two such beautiful souls – Johan and Melissa – who make sure to create a cozy solidarity, and treat you with healthy food cooked with love.”
Mathias Nordström, guest 2014

“Shambala, is, still after 7 months, supporting somehow my being, I still feel it uplifting my body and mind and guiding my daily life towards my true self, like a light house”
Ana Casanovas, guest 2015

“This place is a loving, supportive and trusting environment sufficiently removed from ‘everyday life’ that people generally feel free to express themselves in an authentic way, and there is great potential to discover new insights and find inspiration”
Harry West-Taylor, Kitchen Leader 2016

“I came with a lot of questions and uncertainties as to which step to take next in my life. I found not only answers, but beautiful people who prove that another, more free and complete way of life is possible. I left with a heart full of love and possibilities, and will never forget the friendships i have made, nor the generosity of those who make Gatherings possible.”
Ioana Bacanu, Volunteer 2016

“This is where the magic happens – together, with open hearts in beautiful nature”
Daniel Makowsky, guest 2012

“Shambala- a five star ashram with lasting effects!”
Franz Anderegg, guest 2011

“Shambala is a place where strangers quickly become friends”
Mark Hallum, guest 2010

“A unique experience to show, share and develop your love amongst the wonderful nordic nature”
Jaime Arias, guest 2013


Welcome to join Shambala Gatherings, a yoga community in the Swedish forest.
Living a life of fullness with the ones called to explore themselves through yoga, meditation, nature and self-knowledge.