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Welcome to a wonderful weekend filled with playfulness, joy, presence, new challenges, and time to refine some amazing washing machines. This is a weekend for everybody with earlier experience of AcroYoga, the level of the workshop will be intermediate to advanced. It’s time to go deeper into the acrobatic aspect of AcroYoga!
The feeling in Shambala is that of being a community space. For this reason you will be expected to share a room with a fellow yogi. Unless otherwise stated in your booking, the couples will be placed randomly but of the same gender. This is a wonderful opportunity to have deep connections that could otherwise have never been planned.
The types of accommodation are as follows:
Twin rooms can be booked as single rooms with an extra surcharge when available. All accommodation has shared showers and bathrooms.
The weekend starts with a dinner out on the deck overlooking the sunset over the lake. After the dinner, you will wake up your bodies with some soft AcroYoga - then you celebrate the start of an amazing weekend with a kirtan together in the big shala.
Saturday morning starts with a yoga class, followed by breakfast and some good hours of AcroYoga. A delicious vegetarian lunch is served and then there is the possibility to have a dip in the lake, stretch out in the sun, or walk in the forest.
In the afternoon, you load yourself up with more AcroYoga and top it off with a great dinner. In the evening, you can sing some more bhajans, go in the sauna and take a swim, light a fire, or why not do it all!
On Sunday, there will be more acro, more yoga, more great food.
This retreat will be located in Shambala Gatherings. The retreat-center is situated in a beautiful serene place out in the troll nature of Bergslagen just by a small lake. Shambala Gatherings have created space for acro and yoga classes, free training, and time to enjoy the amazing center.
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The kitchen is the heart of Shambala. They just love to make delicious vegetarian food for you. They not only use the best possible ingredients, but they also take care of food combinations to ensure that you are in top energetic shape all throughout the retreat.
There is a lot to offer for you in your spare time. You can take walks in the forest, take one of guest bicycles for a ride, take a canoe trip around the lake, take a dip in the lake, share silence or an interesting conversation in the electric or wooden floating sauna, read some good books from the library, or take a treatment. If you have a car and enough free time in your schedule, you can also visit the nearby spa Färna Härgård (10-minute drive).
Shambala treatments give you the opportunity to relax even further, connect to your ground nature, and heal holistically. Both Johan and Melissa, and other invited guest therapists, are passionate about their bodywork practices and have had a deep commitment to them for many years. Please remember that sessions book quickly, so please ensure you book in advance.
The nearest airport to Shambala is Stockholm Västerås Airport (VST). You can fly from all over Europe to that airport with the low fair airline.
From Vasteras airport, you can take a taxi to the train station in Vasteras (about 10 minutes) and from there take a train to Skinnskatteberg (about 1,5 hours).
The second nearest airport is Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN). This is the main airport in Sweden. From there you can easily take a train all the way to Skinnskatteberg.
There is a train station at Skinnskatteberg only 5 minutes ride from the center. During the summers, Shambala Gatherings offer a free pick up services from the train station to the center. Please inform Shambala Gatherings in advance of your arrival. For winter retreats, your teacher will inform you regarding train station pickups.