Shambala Gatherings

Shambala Gatherings is a yoga retreat center in the Swedish forest, offering yoga and meditation retreats, yoga teacher training, and healing workshops.

  • Skinnskatteberg, Västmanland, Sweden
Limited availability
3 people currently interested
from US$508
Price for:

4 days / 3 nights

Limited availability
2 people currently interested
from US$0
Price for:

3 days / 2 nights

Limited availability
2 people currently interested
from US$399
Price for:

3 days / 2 nights

Alexander Borovik

Alex was born in 1970 near Nuremberg in Germany. Via Vipassana meditation and Aikido, he came to Iyengar yoga in 2002. After completing his training as a certified yoga teacher in the tradition of BKS Iyengar in Sebastian Kneipp Academy, he went to India where he deepened his knowledge of Iyengar Yoga at the Iyengar Institute in Pune and with Usha Devi in Rishikesh. In his classes, Alex uses knowledge of Iyengar yoga, biomechanics, and yoga therapy, which allows him to easily teach students of various levels, body types, and with different health problems.

Hanna Backman

Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)

Hanna is a certified RYT 500. She offers Hatha with pranayama, a dynamic and fun Vinyasa flow, and deep Yin yoga. She teaches with warmth and a sense humor, and is nowadays mostly teaching at her own studio, Little Peace Yoga, in Stockholm. Alongside yoga, she is passionate in visual communication, book design, and fine arts.

Surya Kontis

Surya is the co-owner of the yoga studio, Huddinges Hjärta. He offers dynamic Vinyasa, AcroYoga, and soft Yin yoga. He has a background in martial arts, conflict negotiation, theology, and peace activism. Surya is known for his deep interest in yogic philosophy, a warm embrace, his unexpected funny comments, and a big, loud laugh.

Jan Esmann

Jan Esmann is an enlightened Shaktipāt master living in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he teaches, transmits, and gives Shaktipāt. The highest teachings are transmitted in silence during meditation or afterwards. Jan is not part of any tradition or represents a lineage. He has a MA in History of Modern Culture and a B.Sc in Art-restoration. He earns his living as an artist, a writer, and a software developer. People from all around the world have been coming to Jan’s intensives and retreats: New Zealand, USA, Finland, Sweden, Canada, Denmark, Austria, UK, Serbia, and France.

Verified BookMeditationRetreats.com reviews

  • Review by Liora from Har Halutz, Israel

    "The retreat was wonderful, beautiful location, the volunteers were friendly and helpful, the facilitators were warm and welcoming and the other participants were supportive and friendly.This was a magical place with beautiful people. I very much enjoyed the yoga exercises and the movement, and also there was enough free time to go to the water and walks. The food was delicious, the rooms clean, the facilities roomy, the yoga room had great energy and space."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Rowan Jaqueline

    "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."

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  • Review by Mollie Warren

    "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!"

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  • Review by Ana Casanovas

    "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"

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  • Review by Mathias Nordström

    "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."

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  • Review by Jorge and Jaime

    "Shambala Gatherings is a unique experience to show, share and develop your love in this Nordic wonder of nature."

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  • Review by Franz Anderegg

    "Shambala is a five star ashram with lasting effects!"

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  • Review by Mark Hallum

    "Shambala is a place where strangers quickly become friends."

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  • Review by Danielle Makowsky

    "This is where the magic happens - together, with open hearts in beautiful nature."

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