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Shambala Gatherings

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

Instructors 5

Izhak Helman

Itzhak was born in 1970 in Israel. From 1999, Itzhak was authorized by Asokananda to teach Thai yoga massage on a regular basis at the Sunshine Network in Chiangmai, Thailand. Since then, Itzhak has taught more than 200 courses, both for beginners and advanced practitioners.

Lila Whiting

Originally born in London, Lila spent half of her childhood in the East and half in the West. She has always loved movement, especially the creative arts of dance and trapeze which serendipitously lead her to yoga. Teaching since 2011, her classes imbibe the strong alignment focus of Iyengar, interplayed with the dynamic sequencing of Jivamukti. Lila likes to use physical assists to help the practitioner explore the full capacity of their anatomical and subtle body. She always encourages students to look within and remain compassionate to their needs.

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, France.

Guillaume Laplane

Guillaume Laplane is a 5Rhythms® accredited teacher trained by Gabrielle Roth in 2007, dancer, and architect. His dance journey brought him to lead workshops internationally and in stunning natural environments as Morocco’s deserts, Corsica and Ibiza’s beaches, Iceland’s raw landscapes, and Finland’s forests. Guillaume worked in improvisation dance with Marie Motais and Anna Halprin, in contact impro with Manuela Blanchard, in Tantra meditation with Margot Anand and as an independent eco-architect in Switzerland and France for 10 years.

Rikke Brodin

A former ballet dancer from Norway, Rikke moved to London to pursue her passion for theatre and filmmaking. This journey led her from drama school to shamans in the jungle of Peru to eventually exploring yoga and tantric philosophy; a world where she found a strong creative stimulus whilst working a deeply transformational and spirit-igniting edge. Rikke is a soul-stirrer, creativity coach and truth speaker with a deep commitment to using the practices of yoga to feel more. She has her own personal experience become very skilled in helping her students to return home in their own body.

Reviews 1

Christine Charlotin

from United States, August 2017

J'ai particulièrement adoré la qualité de l'enseignement avec un professeur excellent, incroyable dans sa pédagogie, le meilleur que je n'ai jamais eu!!!! ainsi que sa compagne adorable qui traduisait en français quand je ne comprenais pas. Un grand bravo pour Alex et Celia!!! J'ai aimé le site et la gentillesse des participants. Mais je pense que des efforts pourraient être faits sur les installations (chambres et douches) et la variété de la nourriture.

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Rowan Jaqueline

Shambala Gatherings website

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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