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2-7 August

Tantra Festival 2016

Heart, bliss and power


The Tantra Festival is Ängsbacka’s juiciest festival and offers you the opportunity to meet other people willing to explore sexuality, relationships, personal development and spirituality trough tantra, one of the most powerful methods of self-realization.

This year the Tantra Festival is about finding the truth of one’s heart, its ecstatic enjoyment and its vitality and to be centered in meetings with others. Heart, bliss and power.

Tantra is not just about sex and sexuality – it is an exploration of being true, free and in our power. It offers the gift of seeing past illusions and limiting patterns, fully engaging us with life in a potent and fulfilling way.

You don’t need any previous experience of tantra to come, just an open mind and a willingness to face yourself and others honestly. The festival is suitable both for beginners and advanced practitioners, 18 years old and above. All sexual orientations and preferences are welcome in the practice of tantra.

You can come alone as a single or together with a partner; there will be opportunities for everyone to grow.

The festival offers workshops on sexual tantra and tantra massage for couples and singles, including tantric meditations. We invite you to experience powerful ceremonies, men’s circles and women’s groups, dance and concerts. It is a festival dedicated to joy, pleasure and unconditional love, but also a place of profound peace and rest in stillness.


The festival offers the opportunity to experience many magical encounters with other people, but it’s also fine to do most workshops with the same person if you come with a partner. It is a great place to heal old wounds, especially around shame and self-doubt. It is a place for really saying YES to yourself and for bringing in greater peace and fulfillment into your life. We have invited many experienced and exciting teachers, mystics, spiritual guides and energy workers who help us on the path, and the intent is to create a strong energy of togetherness during the festival. The experience is included in addition to great music and lively dancing, delicious vegetarian food and, not least, the beautiful surroundings of Ängsbacka.

A taste of the festival lineup 2016

  • Bruce Lyon – Cosmologist and Tantra Teacher
  • Kamala Devi – Sacred Snuggle Party
  • Michael McClure – Experiment in Sex, Love and Enlightenment
  • Dhyan Niten – Tantra workshops, The Integrated Masculine
  • Matt Schwent – Sacred Sexuality, The Wheel of Consent
  • Åsa KullbergShamanic Sexual Wisdom – Shamanic BodyDearmoring
  • Santoshi Amor – The Art of Loving Touch, Tantra workshops
  • Anna Maria Hernmarck – Shamanic Tantrika Arts & Taoist Sound Journey
  • Herman Ottosson – Presence Training for Men
  • Sara Gustafsson – Women’s Health, Pelvic Floor Dance & Movement
  • Lin Holmquist – Tantra massage workshop, Energy Work
  • Kareem Raihani – DJ, Ecstatic Dance, Party Night
  • Eugene Hedlund – TribalTantra, 5Rhythms®
  • Estera Saraswati – Tantra Teacher, Temple Art Priestess & Shaman
  • Zenon D. Dorje – Four Pillars of Tantra
  • Beta Lisboa – Yin Fascial Yoga
  • Simon Calder – MyoFascial Daoyin
  • Dakini Cat Nightingale – Tantra teacher, Dakini & Sacred Intimate
  • Fredrik Swahn – Musician, Be the Voice workshops
  • Charlotte Cronquist – Talks on Sexual Energy, Energy Work
  • Shima Hessenauer – The Holy Lover
  • Kobi – Tantra Heart Workshops
  • Aron Wängborg – Guru Training
  • Maria Pravasi – Yoga Shaking, Shamanic Chakra healing
  • Anna-Karin Nilsson – Relating in dance
  • Hajni Makk – Shamanic Heart Movement
  • Smrati Skog – Pulsation Breathing
  • Jimmy Lundgren – Sweat lodge
  • Samuel Lu – Violinist
  • …and more to come!

The full list of workshop leaders and musicians will be updated continuously. Check back for updates!

What is Tantra?

Tantra is an exploration that leads to freedom and enlightenment. There are thousands of techniques and methods to step out of your old patterns and discover the thoughts and behaviors that prevent you from seeing the truth. Tantra serves as a way to authentically engage with life in the present moment; moving towards living without anxiety, jealousy or being judgmental. It also reminds us that at a deeper level, there is no separation between ourselves and “others.”


Exploring your boundaries

At the festival there is room for both fun and seriousness, magical encounters, tough challenges and unconditional love. All workshops are voluntary and color-coded to better inform you of what will take place. Self-responsibility is the key and it is you who decides how far you would like to go. There is no pressure to expand your boundaries any further than feels right to you. There will also be a “code word” that can be used throughout the festival by anyone when boundaries are being crossed. This is all done to respect the power and potency of Tantra, which can be both challenging and rewarding.

What is expected of you?

At the Tantra Festival we expect that you are honest and that you take responsibility for your own feelings and your actions. You are expected to be dressed in the garden and the woods around it, and that you keep your sexual relationships in your own private room or in your own tent. We expect that you are open and accepting towards the other participants at the festival. Compassion, honesty and openness with our emotions is embraced and encouraged. All participants must respect that Ängsbacka is a drug-free and alcohol-free space. Those who violate this policy will be asked to leave. Everyone will be presented with the Tantra Festival Ethical Guidelines after they sign up for the festival.

Curious what a Tantra Festival really looks like?

Check out pictures and video from previous festivals and take a look for yourself!

A typical day might look like this:

  • 7.00: Morning Practice (Yoga, Breathing, Shaking, etc.)
  • 8.00: Breakfast
  • 10.00: Morning Ceremony
  • 11.15: Workshops
  • 13.00: Lunch
  • 15.00: Sharing
  • 16.15: Workshops
  • 18.30: Dinner
  • From 20.00: Workshops, dance, music or socializing in the café.

All workshops will be color-coded and categorized so that you know how advanced or challenging the exercises you will encounter are – it’s up to you to take responsibility for your well-being during the festival and workshops to choose – not for your ego, but from a deep desire to participate in this particular session. Information about the workshop leaders and their backgrounds will be available on the info board for all to see.

Express your deepest desires

On Friday afternoon there is the possibility to freely explore your inner dreams. Everyone is invited to a spectacular party where you can explore all aspects of your being: all colors, all shadows and embrace them together with people you feel safe with. Dress in your finest or your sexiest clothes. Dress up like your dream character, or why not express a fetish. Come dressed as a princess, police or in latex, leather, beads or feathers – or come in your everyday dress or your workout clothes.

During the party we will play a game that is about enjoying life fully! How much can you enjoy this very moment and how can you let that happiness and love overflow to serve others? it’s a game that suits some – but not others. The party is a real opportunity for you to give and recieve love!

Divine Cuddle room and Open Stage

For those who prefer to rest in intimate connection, there is a “cuddle party” on Friday efternoon, a beautiful room with loving guidance regarding the art of sensual massage. One night on the edges between dreams and reality awaits those who fulfill their dreams in the cuddle party.

Perhaps you also intend to express yourself on stage. Then there is the possibility of performing on the Open Stage on Friday. The audience during Ängsbacka’s open stage gives you the love and encouragement you need and perhaps births new focus and inspiration for your life after the open stage!


White Ceremony

On the Saturday evening, you will be invited to a tantric ceremony. During this ceremony, we will wear white clothes. Make sure to bring white or light colored clothes when you pack.


Deepening courses after the festival

Directly after the festival you can stay on and go deeper by joining the ISTA-training (8-14 Aug) med Bruce Lyon, Kamala Devi och Dhyan Niten. Later in the autmn Beta Lisboa , Estera & Zenon, Åsa Kullberg, Smrati Skog and others will return to Ängsbacka offering various courses and retreats.

Healing Circle

The participants are offered a variety of massage, energy work, counseling and coaching from selected professional therapists. You book and pay for your session by cash on-site at Ängsbacka, in the information tent, before you receive your treatment session. The coordinator and the session-givers in the Healing Circle will be presented at one of the morning meetings at the beginning of the festival.


All participants receive tent space in the campground with their ticket. Please bring your own tent. If you come with a partner you can book a double room or use your tent for your own practice. If you book a dormitory or 4-6 bedroom, these rooms are intended for recovery and sleep only.

The food, cafe and sauna

The food at the festival is cooked with love and passion and is to be enjoyed by all the senses. We serve mostly organic vegetarian food and you are invited to a variety of surprises along the way. Our cafe prepares delicious baked goods and raw treats that you can delight yourself in. We also have a large wood sauna which you can enjoy with others and let go of all your stresses.


The surroundings

The beautiful and peaceful surroundings with meadows, lakes and forests around Ängsbacka offers and creates a supportive atmosphere for those who want to immerse themselves in the tantra. From early morning to late evening, your day is filled with yoga, tantra, love and nature.

    Lin Ananda Holmquist Program coordinator for Tantra Festival 2016 E-mail: tantrafestival (at) angsbacka.se   Are you curious about how yoga changed Lins life? Read the article on our blog!  



Price & booking

Early Bird price until the 31 March.



Payment Methods

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

From Sweden:
Deposit payment to Ängsbacka’s Bankgiro account 5038-7448

From abroad:
Swift address: NDEASESS
IBAN: SE63 9500 0099 6026 4418 5510

Important! Please write what event you are paying for, (and your name if you are paying with someone else’s account).


Booking Terms

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.


Cancellation policy

In case of cancellation latest one month before the event starts, the cancellation fee is 350 SEK per person. After that, and until the event starts, the fee is 15% of the total value of your booking. Children and youth (up to 18 years old) pay half this fee. The fee we charge on a cancelled ticket is capped at 900 SEK.

Please note that when cancelling sooner than two weeks before the event starts, a doctor’s confirmation of your inability to participate is required. Refunds can take up to a month to go through. Refunds can not be made after the event has started.

If Ängsbacka would cancel the event, all payments will be refunded.


Communication policy

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:
E-mail: booking@angsbacka.se
Phone: +46 55 31 00 35. (Monday to Friday 10.00 – 13.00)


Photo gallery

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Tantra Festival 2016

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Tantra Festival 2015

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Tantra Festival 2013

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Video gallery

Below is a collection of videos from the recent years. You will also find all Ängsbackas videos on our Youtube Channel.





See more photos and videos from other festivals at Ängsbacka.


Workshop Leaders & Musicians Tantra Festival 2017


Workshop Leaders

Andy Buru

Japanese Rope Art, Bound Bodywork, Medical Massage Therapy

People often ask why one would like to be tied or tie another person. The answer is always vulnerability ? in the polarity between surrender and holding power. When done in consensual and loving way it empowers intimacy, healing and growth.

Andy is teaching the Japanese rope art of Kinbaku/Shibari and has developed it into his own therapeutic bodywork practice. For years he has traveled the world to experience, teach and be inspired by both Japanese and European rope culture, where he had the honor to learn from masters like Osada Steve, Yukinaga Max and Felix Ruckert.

He is a medical massage therapist and conscious kinkster with a background in international team and organizational coaching, and a deep passion for the place where psychology, anatomy and mysticism meet. Like everyone else he likes movement by yoga, contact improvisation and ecstatic (and non-ecstatic) dance.

We are free to be bound and bound to be free.

Åsa Kullberg

Shamanic Sexual Wisdom, Shamanic Body Dearmoring, Tantra Yoga - Tandava

Åsa has been an apprentice to the Sweet Medicine Sundance Path and under the guidance of the Elder Thunder Strikes in spiritual sexuality for 27 years. She founded the Rainbow Dragon Lodge – a school for \\\\\\\"The Blessed Beauty Way\\\\\\\" and brought the Shamanic Body Dearmoring to Sweden 1996. She is a yoga teacher and practitioner of Kashmiri Shaivism. She is a Lover of Life and Truth.

To learn and heal through pleasure is loving Life and Self, in this way we walk in Beauty.

 More profiles are added regularly, please check back later for a more complete list.



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 More profiles are added regularly, please check back later for a more complete list.


What does it mean to be a festival volunteer 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.

Festival Volunteer Camp Dates

  • Tantra Festival Volunteer: Sun 31 July – Mon 8 August 2016 Fee: 1950 SEK.
  • Post Camp I Volunteer: Tue 9 August – Sun 14 August 2016 Fee: 80 SEK/day.
  • Post Camp II Volunteer: Mon 15 August – Sun 28 August 2016 Fee: 80 SEK/day.

If you combine two or more camps you will receive a discount on the volunteer fee. 2 camps = 20% discount.

Application 2017

Application not open yet.  


Practical info


Arrival and Departure 2016

Arrival Day – Tuesday 2nd August 2016

  • Check-in: 15.00-19.30
  • First workshop: 16.30
  • Dinner: 19.00-20.00
  • Welcome Ceremony: 20.30

Departure Day – Sunday 7th August 2016

  • Brunch served at 10.30-11.30.
  • Closing Ceremony ends at 14.00, and then snack/fika is served



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.


Other information

  • 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 car, bus or train. Read more about
how to find your way here.


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