We welcome you wholeheartedly to our place.
Shambala is an intimate yoga community and retreat centre in the middle of the Swedish forest. In coming to Shambala you will not only have access to the teachings of top international yoga teachers and teachers from other disciplines within spirituality, you will also encounter the Shambala community who, with open arms, receives and serves guests with a heart warming and homely family atmosphere.
The project started in 2005 out of a vision to live in communion with nature and dedicated to a life of community and yoga. What once was an artist community of yogis simply living in nature, slowly, throughout the years, it opened its doors to those that wished to experience this way of living in the form of retreats.
We now offer retreats all year around. The experience of Shambala within the winter is of silence, stillness and introspection. During the summers, the feeling is connection and celebration.
High & Low Season
In the high season (May to Sept), Shambala turns into a community project involving over 50 people at a time between guests and residents. We generally offer parallel retreats during the summer months.
In the low season (Oct to April), Shambala takes a deep exhale and is offered as a peaceful retreat space managed by a small team of caterers with generally just one retreat at a time.
100% of all the energy we use comes from renewable sources.
We aim to have the majority of our food organic and ecological.
Our food is mainly gluten free* and is mainly vegan*.
*There can be traces of gluten in our kitchen. The community may cook eggs and eat cheese in between retreats.
The dense forests of Bergslagen around Skinnskatteberg, are a fantastic place to encounter the very best of Sweden’s wildlife. Other than enjoying its abundant flaura and lush beds of moss, the magnificent ”king of the Swedish forest”, moose – otherwise known as elk – can be seen here in its natural habitat, and the many lakes and watercourses are home to the beaver.
The area has also proven to be one of the best regions in Sweden to see other wildlife such as wolves, bears, lynx and owls. Being located just two hours away from Stockholm, the area is easily accessible and makes a great option for a short break wildlife destination.
We have simple facilities that are taken care with love. Two yoga salas, twin, triples and four bed rooms, library, lounge, dining room, electrical sauna, wood floating sauna, tipi, sweatlodge, deck onto our lake, glamping tenting area and separate forest huts.
If you wish to host your retreat with us and want to know more about our facilities and terms, please click here.
The Kitchen at Shambala is the heart of the place. We cultivate a creative, mindful, peaceful atmosphere during the preparation of our food.We have created some Food Stories, to give you a hint of what’s to come.To see all Food Stories, please check our Youtube Channel.
* Vegan and gluten-free
* Mostly organic ingredients
* Recipes inspired by the Indian Ayurvedic health tradition
* High quality healthy oils
* Sweets served every other day
* Home baked bread served every other day
* Right food combination to ensure optimum protein intake
* We focus on easily digestible beans and legumes
* Abundance of digestive spices
* Use of healthy fats
* No sugars or artificial sweeteners
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We look forwards to having you with us.