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4 Days Art and Yoga Retreat in Sweden

  • Greenstones Center, Flatön 790, 474 91 Ellös, Sweden


Meditation and Yoga Retreat Sweden

Immerse yourself in nature. On a small island with very few human settlements, surrounded with rocky hills and forests, you are invited to explore the mystic language of aesthetics. This yoga holiday unites you with the divine as you set your journey deep into yourself towards the infinite horizon of your inner landscape in the company of friends. The art sessions will spark your unique nature to bloom in creative expression that brings out the visuals of your psychic and spiritual anatomy.


  • Daily yoga practice
  • Guided meditation sessions
  • Ayurveda, Veda art therapy, and Vedic sciences
  • Trekking on native reserves, bathing in the sea, and more
  • Hot tube bath, sauna, and Greenstones facilities
  • Meals, juices, and smoothies
  • 3 nights accommodation

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 17.

  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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You will stay in the Greenstones center, with a capacity of 17 guests. It is surrounded by two spacey houses and several winter isolated yurtas or ancient Mongolian tent. There is a spa center with sauna, massage room, summer pool, and winter outdoor steamy hot tube.

The day starts at 07:00 with a yoga session to awaken your energies and harmonize with the sun. Each yoga session has a short theoretical part at the end as you go through the main steps of yoga science. However, all activities are optional so you can do as much or as little as you want.

Oida Veda art

In your art sessions, you will explore the mystic language of aesthetics. You will learn from the greatest artist of all, mother nature; and reflect together on her wisdom before you will paint or draw spontaneously without prestige. With the awakening of your creative energy, you give form to the invisible mind and heart. It is a great tool that aids the yogi on her path to self-discovery.

Yoga classes

The yoga sessions are very relaxing. You will learn how to balance the energy centers of your body. The yogic breathing and asana postures will calm the mind, enabling you to discover the treasure within your heart. The main goal of the yoga sessions is to deeply relax and rejuvenate the body and mind, reach the inner self where you can discover the natural happiness of life, and connect with your powerful potency. The yoga practice will connect with your energy channels so you can learn what your inner micro-cosmos is and associate it with your deepest harmony.

You will learn the world of energies, be able to always charge yourself, or heal yourself anytime in life. The theoretical part will open up a vast knowledge of the Vedic scriptures. The yoga Nidra meditations will serve as the deep healing and nurture therapy. There will be an hour and 30 minutes daily morning yoga session with additional practice scheduled during the week based on demand. The yoga sessions are set in the spacious yoga yurta.

You will not perform complicated poses; rather, focus on the inner meaning of yoga.

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:00 Yoga with learning module
  • 08:40 Morning juice or light breakfast
  • 10:00 Little treks and baths in lakes
  • 12:40 Lunch, Ayurvedic cuisine
  • 13:40 Siesta or relaxation time
  • 15:40 Art therapy session, seven levels therapy on the internal self
  • 16:40 Afternoon juice
  • 17:00 Yoga session and Nidra meditation
  • 18:30 Evening juice or a healthy meal
  • 19:30 Mantra meditation or educational movie

You will go on an exciting trekking adventure on native reserves, bathe in the sea, and visit the hub of marine biology research for all Sweden, in Lysekil town.

  • Bhakti Shakti

    Bhakti Shakti practiced yoga and meditation for over 16 years. She discovered her spiritual path in India, the holy town of Vrindavan where she lived in yoga ashrams as well as in West Bengal. She then opened an ashram in Bulgaria and later in Sweden. She practiced and taught yoga and meditation by organizing yoga tours and retreats to all parts of India and to ashrams in South America.

  • Brahma Samhita

    Brahma Samhita started his search for spirituality in India, where he found his spiritual master and lived like a monk in several ashrams in India and Sweden. Originally a painter, his life is mostly dedicated to discovering himself and helping people to do the same. He is indeed a very deep philosopher and poet. He is also a high-class lecturer on all kinds of Vedic knowledge and a licensed therapist in the Vedic art.

The location of the retreat will be on the beautiful island of Flatön in Sweden. It is an hour and a half drive from Göteborg. The small island has very few human settlements, surrounded with rocky hills and forests. The sea is just a 10-minute walk from the center; and it only takes 20 minutes boat ride to Lysekil, the picturesque coastal town, climbing up the rounded cliff, typical for the area. It is also Sweden's center for marine biology research.

Nearby places

  • Göteborg - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Beach - 10 minutes
  • Lysekil - 20 minutes
  • Art classes
  • Boating nearby
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Balcony
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lake nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance

Ayurvedic foods with plenty of raw foods will be served during the retreat. Ayurvedic advice about the daily food intake will be strictly followed as it will bound the phases of the moon and the sun. Mornings are for porridge with nice fruits and smoothies. Lunch will have the most opulent food with large varieties combined with the best spices. Dinner will be soft, light, and easy to digest before the sunset. All day you will have options for the best Ayurvedic teas. The water in the area is completely crystal clear and sweet.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Ayurvedic
  • Gluten Free
  • Raw food
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

You can trek the whole island to the fullest of your heart's content, because in Sweden, there is a law called freedom to roam.

  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna
  • Outdoor hot tube
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Art materials for therapy sessions
  • Daily meals
  • Excursion to Lysekil town
  • Meditation sessions
  • Yoga mats
  • Yoga sessions
  • Airfares
  • Canoe rent
  • Massages
  • Personal expenses
  • Tai Chi

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Göteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Yoga and Art Therapy Retreat will pick you up from the airport.

  • Review by Lenka Strakova from Czech Republic
    10 out of 10

    "I really enjoy the time in Sweden. The retreat with Lidia was absolutely excellent, lots of activities, spontaneous things, lovely and amazing cooking, amazing nature, amazing people.It was my first retreat yoga and art therapy and I really enjoyed every single moment. Art was something new for me to discover and found so many little details about it, really interesting thing to do relax and have fun too. Will definitely recommend to my friends.", edited

  • Review by Deborah from Basingstoke, UK
    10 out of 10

    "The retreat was inspiring and life changing. The combination of yoga, being in nature, making artworks, chanting and discussions gave a holistic transformative experience.", edited

  • Review by Howard S from UK

    "This was my first experience of yoga and it was successful in that it has awakened my appetite for yoga back in the UK. It was also greatly enjoyable with the most (bizarrely and wonderfully!) disparate group of people: Israeli / Californian aged 79, Bulgarian, Italian and Romanian 30-somethings, Scottish retired barrister. Long walks in the Swedish forests which surround the house were very productive in a relaxed way, and the 'art as therapy' daily sessions were hugely productive and useful in both drawing everyone out and giving our host the opportunity to explore with us the intellectual considerations of Ayurveda, and showed the remarkable extent to which everyone, without exception, can express their own narrative in a creative way. I was relieved to find that this particular branch of Ayurveda is in no way in conflict with Christianity. I was hugely impressed by Alexander (spiritual name, Brahma). The physical yoga sessions twice a day were well conducted and explained and I even felt significantly more flexible by the end of the week! Vegan food, I discovered, is not my 'cup of (Bio) tea', but was well and generously prepared by Lidia (spiritual name Bhakti). I would definitely recommend it to anyone, whether experienced in yoga or not.", edited

  • Review by Birgitte and Jakob
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you all for the authenticity of this retreat, for sharing your faith and and for being you and creating an ambiance for us to just be - us. This retreat, and you guys will be part of yet another beautiful memory and inspiration in our life, and for that we are very grateful."

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  • Review by Marianne van den Haak from The Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "This week was a very special experience for me. With both of the dedicated teachers I felt a warm connection right away, both beautiful souls. As well as the art therapy as the yoga were both based on old Vedic science. The yoga brought me closer to myself en I found my passion and inspiration during the art therapy. This really made me happy."

    "The teachers were well matched. Both very passionate and knowledgeable in their field. Besides that, they cooked fantastic. We enjoyed their Ayurvedic meals which were accompanied by their knowledge. Everything was tasteful and it was hard to not eat too much. So delicious!"

    "They followed our wishes and tailored the program. We've been everyday in the nature, which has fantastic forests and mysterious lakes. "

    "During this week there was a small group, we all felt at home right away."

    "The accommodation was small, but we learned to be flexibel. Both of the teachers gave us the example of complete flexibility and dedication for their passions. They live because of what they teach."

    "I would really recommend this retreat!", edited

  • Review by Arci Passanen from Finland
    10 out of 10

    "I stayed in villa Vrindavan for a week and it was amazing to experience the Swedish nature combined with the really experienced yoga instructors and the art therapists. It was like a real therapy going deep inside and discovering yourself. I became so relaxed and at the same time rejuvenated and got a really full yoga education. The rooms are simple but in the beautiful Swedish style. The host was also amazing always with smile and the food was really first class delicious Ayurvedic preparations. The lakes around and the greenery is amazing. Would like to repeat it."

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  • Review by Annette Theodoridis from Greece
    10 out of 10

    "This was my first yoga retreat and I did not expect it to be so deep and effective. I was at some crossroad in my life and with all the philosophical insights I got so clear direction in life. The food was amazing and the the art therapy made me see myself in completely new unexpected way. I enjoyed the Ayurvedic food. For me this is like starting my spiritual life. The whole team is very experienced in the practice and knowledge of yoga and at the same time very opened and pleasant, people with who to have a long life friendship. I really would like to go to the next level of this education."

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  • Review by Tom Weber from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "The perfect combination of yoga, cooking, and beautiful nature in the Swedish countryside. Great team and Vedic art knowledge. The host is amazing and always smiling. I would like to come again."

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  • Review by Maria Micheva from Bulgaria
    10 out of 10

    "The teachers in the Yoga and Art Retreat are extremely knowledgeable and experienced. It is truly a full education in yoga. You get much more then yoga and all the different Vedic sciences included. The nature is amazing and the local reservation and lakes are very beautiful. "

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  • Review by Viktor Kohlin from Sweden
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you very much for this perfect vacation. It was exactly what I needed - to spend relaxing and peaceful time in the nature, to go deep into the philosophy of yoga, and self discovery. The bathing in the lakes was an amazing experience and the nature is like from the Lord of the Rings scenes. The teachers are very experienced and high class therapists leading you on the paths inside."

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Gothenburg, Sweden

Yoga and Art Therapy Retreat is part of the International school of Yoga Inbound and OIDA Institute for Perennial Psychology. They offer tours, yoga retreats, and art therapies.

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