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Sweden 3 Nights


Back to Nature in a Winter Wonderland - 3 Nights: £430

Set amidst lakes and dense forests, this is the perfect place to immerse yourself in Yoga and Mother Nature on our Winter Wonderland retreat this coming February. Forest walks are just magical at this time of year, so deeply peaceful with only the sounds of your footsteps crunching in the snow that we hope will be piled high once again. The lake is, of course, frozen over and a small hole cut into it so the very brave can immerse themselves into the icy water after stepping out of the lake side sauna. Truly exhilarating!

This simple but beautiful venue is all ours for the duration of our stay. We have the use of the large and fully equipped Yoga shala overlooking the lake and forest and we have our very own chef catering for all our Ayurvedic inspired meals which really are created with love.

The beauty of nature can have a profound effect, calming the senses and pacifying the mind. In nature, as we find in our Yoga practice, we can be present in the moment without distractions. In allowing ourselves the peaceful and extended free time of a retreat, we make space within, space for new ideas, space to remove old habits and create new. We recharge, give renewed energy to ourselves, rejuvenate and allow for optimism and change.

Your 3 night stay consists of 5 Yoga sessions, meditations, Yoga nidras, an exploratory workshop, floating saunas and incredible, healthy, nourishing food.

Fully embracing our ethos we have curated this retreat to give you the opportunity to begin or enhance your Yoga practice making way for a deeper connection to yourself and the universe, encouraged and inspired by the calming influences of natural surrounds.

What to Expect

You'll settle into your allocated room and have a bit of time to chill and explore the venue and surrounds before a group welcome around 4.30pm. Your first yoga session will be around 5pm with a chance to sauna/freshen up before dinner around 7.30pm. After dinner the sauna will be available for use. 

Morning Yoga will be at a time agreeable to the group and a super healthy breakfast will follow. Then, its free time until lunch and again afterwards. Take a forest walk or there's a great library with an interesting selection of books to chose from. After lunch, there's more time for you to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds with the late afternoon class taking place around 5pm. 

Each day begins with a Yoga session and breakfast and then you're free to roam until lunchtime. Checkout is just after your lunch on the last day of the retreat although there is usually no rush here. 

Yoga sessions will include pranayama (breathing techniques), Yoga nidra (deep relaxations), guided meditations.

There will be an exploratory workshop.

Private Yoga sessions may also be scheduled at an extra cost.

Usually a therapist will be on hand to offer treatments (this in in progress)

What to Bring?

Yoga mats, bricks, straps and blankets are provided. Clothes suitable for Yoga and swimsuit for the sauna and if you feel like a dip in the ice post sauna!

What is Included?

Costs just £430 for the 3 nights and includes all accommodation (based on 2 sharing), all meals, 5 Yoga sessions, x1 exploratory workshop, use of floating sauna.

The Venue

http://shambalagatherings.com/

Travel Information

Ryanair flights from London Stanstead direct to Stockholm Vasteras are available at super cheap prices and transfers easily arranged for the hour drive to the venue.

 https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/booking/home

Payment Options/Terms and Conditions

A 20% non refundable deposit will be required to secure your place on any retreat. In most circumstances, monthly installments can be made towards your retreat. Full payment will be required usually 10 weeks prior to the retreat. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the retreat will not be refunded. A 50% fee will be applied to any refund due on cancellations made between 30 and 60 days.

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