1-8 July 2017
No Mind Festival
No Mind is Scandinavia’s biggest alternative festival – a transformative gathering to open our hearts, become alive and free in our bodies, and relax into a wisdom beyond the mind.
This week-long festival is located in the beautiful Swedish countryside and has gathered around 1000 people yearly for 20 years. It offers a magnificent program of workshops, concerts, ceremonies and happenings within spirituality, personal development, dance and movement, meditation, shamanism, yoga, intimacy, creativity and more…
More than 70 inspiring workshop leaders, artists and musicians will join us from all over the world to share their passions. Bring your family and friends or just come on your own. The No Mind Festival is truly a place where we can relax just as we are, and feel at home in ourselves and with each other.
Watch the video from No Mind Festival 2016
Theme for the Festival 2017
“CommUnity is the new Buddha”
– Thich Nhat Hahn
When we come into this world as children it is natural for us to connect and unite with others. Later most of us learn to disconnect and separate. Wouldn’t it be amazing and fun to reclaim some of that innocent openness again?
True Unity means giving space for our individual uniqueness; our joy, love and power as well as our shadow sides. By resting in ourselves as we really are in this moment, we open up to a deeper union with the world inside us as well as the one around us.
Let’s come together for the No Mind festival 2017 on a journey Into Unity!
A festival for the whole family
The festival offers a dedicated family program with fun things to do for children and teens who can participate without their parents; song, music, dance, creative activities, excursions in the forest, sports, games, yoga and more.
The area around Ängsbacka is safe and lovely for kids to explore. Here you can enjoy a deeply nourishing holiday for body, soul and heart.
Workshop leaders for the children & youth program will be added to website regularly.
A rich festival program for all the senses
As we believe in the uniqueness of each individual and respect the different paths that we all walk upon, we want to invite as many different flavors as possible to this great happening.
The festival is also a possibility to face our fears and transcend them into awareness and love. We invite our shadow sides to be shown to us and embraced by us, as we see it as an important part of being authentic and whole as humans. Then we can take responsibility for what we feel and need instead of expecting the outer world to take care of it.
Would you like to see what the No Mind Festival looks like? Click here!
~ Welcome to Ängsbacka ~
Whether it is your first time to Ängsbacka or your fiftieth, we invite you this summer to the journey of a lifetime. Step into this adventure together with us!
Welcome to No Mind 2017!
Email: nomindfestival (at) angsbacka . se
Children & Youth Festival
No Mind Festival – All Generations
Ängsbacka’s summer festivals have always been popular among parents and children.At No Mind we invite you to a rich program for children, youth, parents … and adults who want to get closer to their inner child.
Here the family has the opportunity to socialize with each other and with other families in a new way, in a relaxed and safe environment. The family gets a much needed break from everyday routines and stress and can get to know new sides of each other. Read Malina Arps blog about being a child – and later a mother – at Ängsbacka!
Book the whole family today with our family discounts!
Children’s Village – a place where all ages come together
Children’s Village is located in the center of the festival area, between the cafe and garden. Here the children are given their rightful place; centrally in life, society and the festival. The Children’s Village offers room for play, rest, storytelling and creative expression. It´s a safe place for all families where Anna Elheim has put together a truly amazing program for children, youth and their parents who have a longing for being physically active during the week.
Volleyball, martial arts, rounders, No Mind soccer tournament, parkour and other fun things will be offered. For the smallest ones, we have a trained pre-school staff and a magical guest who comes every day and finds adventure with the kids, sometimes a super woman, sometimes a fairy or perhaps a clown. We have many adventures in the forest where we play, explore and build. In addition, we have a Creativity Tent with various workshops every day.
During specific times each day we offer childcare for children over 4 years. This is a fun, creative and safe place where parents can leave their children while they attend workshops and take care of themselves for a few hours. We strive to have staff who speak both English, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian so that most of the kids can be understood and we can meet their needs.
Toddlers and babies
For children under 4 years we have our own “No Mind babies” area, a nice place for parents to be with their children and meet other parents. (Note: This is not babysitting for children under 4 years.)
Children’s Village is open to all children and parents to socialize, play, paint, sing, tell stories, wrestling in the grass, meet new friends, and everything else related to the festival experience.
Youth (13 – 18 years)
No Mind also offers an engaging program for young people. In various exercises and workshops, we create community and the opportunity for personal growth. Of course there is also the opportunity to just be and keep up with new and old friends.
Young people are welcome to also be volunteers. Participation in a volunteer group can be an opportunity to experience how it is to take responsibility and contribute, as well as provide a valuable experience of community.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
The festival ticket includes camping space on Ängsbackas beautiful green camping field. Bring your own tent. For a supplement you can book single, double and dormitory beds.
Wonderful Mangenbaden which lies 10 km from Ängsbacka with its beautiful long sandy beach and cottage rentals can be a great option for families with children.
Ängsbacka’s Delicious Food
All meals are included in the festival ticket! During the festival we serve vegetarian breakfast, lunch and kids-friendly foods.
Youth Camp Leaders
No profiles have been added yet, please check back again later.
Do you have suggestions for activities for your children and/or teenagers? Do you have questions about the program?
Please contact me: nomindfestival (at) angsbacka.se
Anna Elheim Coordinator for No Mind – children and youth 2016 Email: nomindfestival (at) angsbacka.se
Price & booking
No Mind Festival 1-8 July 2017
We have early bird offer until 28 February
DISCOUNTS – 2017
Tickets can be paid online by card, by bank transfer or with the mobile app Swish.
We encourage you to pay by bank transfer (from Sweden or EU) or Swish in order for us to avoid the transaction fees imposed on card payments.
If you have problems paying by card (for example due to limited allowance), please contact us for a manual payment link.
While booking you will get further instructions. After booking your ticket, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.
1) Credit/Debit Card
Pay online using your card of choice.
2) Swish (A mobile app – Swedish bank account needed)
Transfer the amount from your Swich Account to Ängsbacka: 123 538 12 56.
Important! Please write what event you are paying for (and your name if you are paying with someone else’s account).
3) Bank Transfer
Deposit payment to Ängsbacka’s Bankgiro account 5038-7448
Swift address: NDEASESS
IBAN: SE63 9500 0099 6026 4418 5510
The adress of the bank: Nordea, Smålandsgatan 17, 105 71 Stockholm
Account name: Ängsbacka Kursgård AB
Important! Please write what event you are paying for, (and your name if you are paying with someone else’s account).
If you use SWISH or BANK TRANSFER, please pay directly – or at the latest the same day you book – otherwise your booking will not be valid and your place at the event not guaranteed.
In case of cancellation latest one month before the event starts, the cancellation fee is 350 SEK per person. Children and youth (up to 18 years old) pay half this fee. Within one month and until the event starts, the fee is 15% of the total value of your booking. The maximum cancellation fee for one person/booking is 900 SEK.
Please note that when cancelling closer than two weeks before the event starts, a doctor’s confirmation of your inability to participate is required. Refunds will not be made if you cancel after the event has started.
If Ängsbacka would cancel the event, all payments will be refunded.
NOTE that it may take up to one month before you have the refunded amount on your account.
As part of our communication with our customers, we may keep in touch with you who have participated in our courses and festivals by mailing or emailing:
– thank you letters and evaluation surveys
– offerings to sign up for mailing lists in a similar area of interest
– information about similar future events or events with the same workshop leaders.
We also have a general monthly e-mail newsletter where we tell about what is going on at Ängsbacka, upcoming events etc. You can opt in and out of our newsletter at any time.
If you have questions regarding the booking, payment, cancellation, our communication policy etc, please contact us:
Phone: +46 55 31 00 35. (Monday to Friday 10.00 – 13.00)
Workshop leaders & Musicians
We are pleased to present the workshop leaders and musicians who come and share their gifts during the festival. The list will be updated and replenished as and there may also be changes in the program, so remember to check back for updates.
Sexual Alchemist & Tantric Shaman
"Tantra is freedom; freedom from all mind-constructs, from all mind-games; freedom from all structures; freedom from the other" - Osho
Mantra meditation workshop, Kirtan & Gauranga breathing meditaton
"This hearing and chanting of transcendental mantras gives a person a taste of that nectar for which we are always anxious."
Belly2Belly & Deep Heart Connection for Groups, Partners and Parents & Children
"To change your mind, use thought. To change your heart, use feeling. But to change physical reality, you must use your body!"
Gaianoor Healing, Shamanic Breathwork & Inka Lightbody Practices
"These are the times we are born for."
Synergistic Alignment of Tantra, Yoga & Ayurveda
"The tantric yogi is the original super-natural, harnessing the forces of nature to go beyond nature, with the blessings of nature."
Living life from source & having a mind-blowing existence
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." ~ Groucho Marx
Embodied Intimacy & Transformational Relating
"Alone we are screwed - together we can do it!"
Experiencing your true nature as oneness, through meditation and walking in nature
"Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery,
and today is a gift...
that is why they call it the present."
Master Oogway - Kung Fu Panda
Primal Ritual for Women/Men, Sacred Womb Workshop for Women & Ecstatic Shamanic Breath Journey
"When all your desires are distilled,
You will cast just two votes:
To love more, and be happy."
"AcroYoga fuses acrobatics, yoga and therapeutics. It combines self-love, partner work, strength, flexibility, healing, trust and LOADS OF FUN!"
Shamanic Yoga and Conscious Relationships
B.O.C.S. (Body Opening & Core Strengthening)
Embodied Intimacy & Transformational Relating
Love has no boundaries. Love is the infinite mystery. Love is always there, just waiting to be discovered on the other side of your next deep breath.
Brazilian Bioenergetics, Embodied theatre games & DJ-set
"Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt"
"We are here NOW to co-create together with each of our special gifts to bring balance and love back to Mother Earth."
Mantra Drum Circles : heart - mind - soul drumming
"Every step is dance, every word is song and every feeling is love."
More profiles are added regularly, please check back later for a more complete list.
Voice that has power to stop time and open the floodgates of mystery.
Ecstatic Chanting Circle. Mantras and Heartsongs
Perfection is not outside of the self.
Its an attitude that connects us.
Chanting helps us remember.
"Close your eyes and listen to your heart, and you will find forgotten love."
'The total dance: the dancer disappears, dissolves; only the dancing remains' OSHO
Sound Transmission, Sound Healing
"The most direct route to finding your way is to forget where you're going"
"Peace on earth begins inside each and every one of us."
More profiles are added regularly, please check back later for a more complete list.
Come as a volunteer
No Mind Festival – Volunteer 2017
Dates: 26 June – 10 July
Price: 2950 SEK
Click here to see ALL Camp dates and prices – VOLUNTEERING Summer 2017 If you combine two or more camps you will receive a discount on the volunteer fee.
Summer volunteering at Ängsbacka
As a festival volunteer you come to participate in our festivals and in exchange, you offer your time and energy to serve the festival in one of our working groups.
As an exchange for your contribution, you receive our festival ticket at a discounted price; three beautiful, vegetarian meals a day and a bed in one of the dormitories or tents on the festival campsite.
Please note that the camps have limited spots and might get full.
Application for Summer Camps 2017 are now open.
Join our Facebook group
Welcome to join the volunteer group on Facebook: Volunteer @ Ängsbacka.
Here Ängsbacka publish info etc, as well as volunteers share good memories, nostalgic pictures and offers/requests about co-traveling etc.
Warmly welcome to Ängsbacka as a volunteer this summer!
Arrival & Departure
Arrival Day – Saturday 1 July
- The café opens around 15.00
- Check-in: 15.00-19.30
- First movement meditation: 16.30
- Dinner: 18.00-19.00
- Welcome Ceremony: 19.30
Departure Day – Saturday 8 July
- Closing ceremony ends around 14.00. Afterwards lunch is served.
- The café is open until about 16:00
A welcome letter with more detailed information about the festival will be sent out to all festival participants. Below is some general information.
International Course & Festival Center
Ängsbacka is an international course and festival center with participants, workshop leaders and volunteers from all over the world. Therefore please note that the main language during the festivals often is English but some of the workshops can be in a different language, for instance Swedish or Norwegian.
- The festival ticket includes camping at Ängsbacka’s beautiful green camping field, which is located in direct connection to the festival area. Bring your own tent and don´t forget to bring equipment suitable for the warm as well as the cold and for a rainy summer day.
- At an additional fee there are sometimes beds to rent indoors at the festival area; in double room, 4-6 bed room and dormitory. For availability see the tab “Price and booking”.
- We place men and women separately unless you have booked a whole room. Please bring earplugs if you are sound sensitive – the sound can sometimes be quite loud in the festival area. All our accommodations are hostel standard with shared shower and toilet.
- Please bring your own sheets and towels. You might want to bring an extra towel for the sauna or swimming.
- You can rent a space for your camper or caravan during the festival, without electricity. Book well in advance!
- It is also possible to rent private accommodation in the nearby village of Molkom. Most accommodations are located at walking distance (1-1,5 km) to Ängsbacka. Please contact us if you are interested and we’ll send you a list with contact-information of the people who let out rooms, apartments, houses and campers/caravans.
The festival ticket includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. At Ängsbacka we offer a vegetarian diet prepared with love. We use locally produced and organic products to a large extent. If you let us know in connection with your reservation, we will arrange vegan diet (same if lactose intolerant) or gluten and nut-free food for you. For practical reasons we can´t meet needs from other allergies or diets during festivals.
The Cafe & The Shop
- The Cafe is a cozy and comfortable meeting place for new friendships and deep conversation over a latte or a mild herbal tea. You can also buy organic bakery, delicious sandwiches and healthy drinks. The atmosphere often get lively during Open Stage where you can take the opportunity to share a song, poem or just improvise.
- In the Ängsbacka Shop you will find health products and organic body care, relaxing music, books, different clothes, organic incense, unique jewelry, yoga mats and more.
- Money. For cash withdrawals, there is a vending machine (ATM) at the grocery store in Molkom community, about 1.5 miles from Ängsbacka.
- Walking. A good idea is to bring coarser walking shoes for trails around Ängsbacka. Comfortable indoor shoes/slippers is also good to have.
- Bottle/cup. Don´t forget a water bottle and maybe a take away mug for coffee and tea.
- Sauna. We have a large sauna where you have the possibility to relax in the company of new and old friends – an extra towel is a good idea to bring for that.
No Alcohol or Drugs
Please note that Ängsbacka is a Alcohol and Drug Free place. We dont serve alcohol, and it is not allowed to drink or to be under influence of alcohol or other subtstances when you are at Ängsbacka.
Find your way here
It’s easy to find your way to Ängsbacka by train and bus or by car. Read more about how to find your way here.
We are partnering with carpooling service GoMore. Enter ‘Molkom’ as your destination.