13-17 April 2017
Yoga & Dance
We have early bird offer until 15 February
Yoga & Dance Easter is the first festival of the Ängsbacka season. It is an opportunity for us to welcome the Light and the change of the seasons together – in sacredness and ceremony. The festival offers a rich variety of yoga, dance, meditation, music and of course a lot of inspiring and nurturing workshops.
You are welcome whether you are a seasoned yogi or a beginner, whether you dance every day or almost never. Welcome to try new and different things, or connect with old friends. Welcome to experience the magnificence of the awakening forest, to enjoy delicious vegetarian food, to move and be moved.
Welcome to open your heart to the energies of the spring – in loving awareness, togetherness and community.
Theme for the festival 2017
Gratitude – pay it forward
How do we pray?
And when we do, how often do we do it in order to ask for something?
How often do we call on some higher power to help us with this and that, to protect us and our loved ones, to give us strength and wisdom so we can make better choices in life?
And how often do we pray to thank for all the things that are already given to us, or those that are yet to come into our lives, for better or for worse?
This Easter you are invited to a Ceremony of Gratitude, to create a space in which the resonance of thankfulness is the very fabric holding our shared experiences together. Where we consciously choose to not ask for things, but to offer what we already have. Not to post demands, but to celebrate the abundance that is available to us, waiting to be manifested. Where we start on the premise that we are good enough, that we already have everything we can possibly need to be “happy”.
In this container everything that happens is part of Ceremony, and as that, is Sacred and serves a bigger purpose. You are invited to explore the possibility that Your Life Is Your Dream and it is part of the Collective Dream. And whatever you’re doing, you’re doing it not only for yourself but for a greater whole. When you are in a challenging Yoga pose, you can take another breath and go deeper. The energy you gain, that extra little effort you make, you can regard as a gift of the moment, not your own personal achievement but a “surplus” that you can Give Away to the benefit of all. When you dance, pumping your feet to the floor in ecstatic joy, you can investigate a new possibility – how about sending this joy off to the Cosmic Bank Account, to tip it more towards the positive?
“Paying it Forward” means to exercise acts of kindness towards each other, without wanting anything in return. So that the person we are being kind to, or offer our help to, may also offer their kindness to someone else.”
In Native American traditions, they give thanks before their needs are met. This is how they show their trust in the process, dropping any doubt, becoming childlike again.
Welcome to explore with us, exactly as you are.
Welcome to bring all your feelings, thoughts, infinity
and limitations, to be embraced in Community.
Welcome to dance, to laugh or cry, to Be.
Workshop Leaders 2017
- Jenny Viktorsson (Yoga Kendra) – Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga
- Grant Visser – Men’s Yoga, Yoga Bomb
- Cristine Lilavati Lutz – Women’s Yoga, Kundalini Yoga with singing bowls
- Barsana (formerly Goloka) – Concert and Kirtan
- Charlotte Åström, Martin Siri Jodha & Pernilla – Sadhana & Gong Master
- Alva Alvita – Trance Dance, Sacred Womb
- Luna Lala – Movement Alchemy with Live Music
- Lisa Josefsson & Celso – African Dance with Live Drumming
- Ingeborg – Swing it!
- Magnus Vikström – Contact Impro, Kalahari Dance
- Gaja – Trance Dance
- Vigyan – Sweat Lodge, Dream Weaver
- Linnea – DJ, Ecstatic Dance, Circlesong
- Sara Broman – Concert
- Ben Bushill – Spoken Word, Shamanic Circle, Qi Gong
- Anu Azrael – Open Stage, Family Constellations
- Blake Steele – Higher Potential Satsang, Pink Tantra
- Hajnalka – Tantric Yoga and Embodiment
- and more to come…
~ Yoga ~ Dance ~ Easter ~
~ The Easter Journey ~
Our Easter journey starts on Thursday with Check-In (from 15:00), Welcome Workshops (from 17:00) and dinner (18:30). In the Welcome Ceremony (20:00) we meet each other, the musicians and workshop leaders, share some practical information and find our Sharing Group.
This year we will open the space of Ceremony with Sacred Cacao and Trance Dance.
Every day, we gather in the morning to set the intention for the day, to hear about the day’s workshops, and to PLAY and enjoy each other’s fabulous company!
On Saturday after the Morning Meeting, we will enter silence for the day, making space for reflection and to find our own prayers in what we are grateful for, and what we feel is our gift to the world.
On Easter Sunday we all participate in a Gratitude Ceremony together. We will have the whole day to celebrate, to be amazed by all the beauty that is available to us.
On Easter Monday we gather again to share with each other the flowers and fruits of our time together.
~ A day may look like this ~
The Healing Circle offers personal sessions for bodywork, energy healing, massage, counseling and other forms of therapies/modalities. Information about the sessions will be available during the festival.
YOGA. DANCE. EASTER.
Program Coordinator for Yoga & Dans Easter 2017
E-mail: easterfestival (at) angsbacka.se
Workshop Leaders & Musicians
Here we will present the workshop leaders and musicians who will come and share their gifts during the Easter Festival. More information is expected to come up during February and March.
Please note that there may be changes in the program.
Kundalini Yoga, Sound Healing, Women's Yoga, Inner Tantric Yoga
Lila is devoted to teach Kundalini Yoga so it connects the love and compassion from the heart and the light that we are, with the root energy of the body and Mother Earth. She seeks to work with yoga in order to integrate the light of the soul with a grounding energy, so it can be integrated into daily life and into creativity. Lila teaches from a soft heart space to allow everyone to connect deeply with the inner love and the lover within. Through the exercises in her yogaclass you will release toxins, tensions and old mind structures to open up for the life energy to stream with a greater flow. Activating the neutral mind of gratitude and peace and feeling a deeper love and connection with your body, mind and soul. Holding and loving what is in every moment.The yoga is dynamic with conscious breathing to lift the soul and open up to bigger life source. Lila is educated Kundalini Yoga Teacher from KRI and a Reiki Master Healer.
Luna is an experienced workshop leader and a popular source of inspiration. She is the founder of the Dance Practice Movement Alchemy and runs the dance association DanceHappenings. Luna has been sharing her gifts in workshops and ongoing projects both in Sweden and abroad. Her passions is to inspire people to health, trough movement in different aspects. Her passion for the body's intelligence and the healing trough movement inspires her in her day-to-day work. Movement Alchemy is a Transformative Dynamic Dance Meditation that includes Shaking Medicine.
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Ecstatic Dance, DJ, Circle Song
Linnea is a DJ, composer and musician with a deep fascination and love for sounds. She is passionate about sharing music and creating spaces that open up for awareness and freedom through dancing, listening and singing.
Linnea's DJ sets offer an eclectic collection of music that covers many different genres. She blends rhythms and melodies from all parts of the world. Music and dancing has always been a natural part of her life. Ecstatic Dance is very close to her heart and she is continually amazed by its potential for transformation and healing.
Aquarian Sadhana & Gongbath
Already as a teenager Siri Jodha was reading spiritual books but it wasn’t until he came in contact with Vipassana Meditation that he found a personal practice that came to transform his life. In the years to follow he explored different teachings until he fell in love with Kundalini Yoga and decided to become a teacher to be able to spread the love and light.
Martin Siri Jodha is the CEO of Kajak och Fritid creating Spiritual Nature, Yoga and Gong experiences in Oxelösunds beautiful Archipelago.
Siri Jodha has a Masters Degree in Environmental Outdoor Education, besides being a Kundalini Yoga teacher, Gong Master & creator of Kundalini Spirit Gathering at Ängsbacka.
Trance Dance, Holistic Detoxing and Emotional Transformation
Gaja is an experienced and skilled raw food chef / detox coach / vitality consultant with an holistic approach. Through her background experience with different Native American ceremonies like sweat-lodges, Shamanic Trance Dances and as firekeeper, she holds space for the authentic truth that is longing to be rediscovered, the core is about learning to listen to the body. Her strength is to support anyone in creating a trusting food-body relationship. With her holistic approach she utilizes the wisdom of different tools, for example therapeutic essential oils that have great potential for healing on emotional, physical and spiritual levels.
Women's health especially has her attention since we are in a profound time of transformation where we as women are called to reconnect to the earth as much as we are called to reconnect to our womb's intuitive system and to the digestive system. Recognizing our essence, our root, we have access to infinite creative potential.
Aquarian Sadhana (Kundalini Yoga), Gong Master
Pernilla Dalprem's first meeting with the unique Gong vibrations was a deep spiritual experience. Her feeling after the relaxation was that "everything was different", a feeling of being new in this world. A deep experience of peace and calmness. Another place to act from. At that moment she decided to learn how to play that fantastic instrument. It was the start of a transformational process that came to change her entire life and her way of living it.
Pernilla Dalprem is also a Kundalini Yoga and mindfulness teacher as well as a Physiotherapeutic KBT, Family Therapist and TA and a nurse.
?To listen and trust to my inner voice and the way that life unfolds itself, has become a blessing that guides me through my life.?
More profiles are added regularly, please check back later for a more complete list.
A Stockholm native, Sara Broman spent the majority of her early life in Sweden, while spending the past 15 years travelling and exploring the world and herself.
Sara has been singing and creating art pretty much her whole life and she draws inspiration for her songs from her life experiences, travels, relationships (and sometimes relation-shits :P).
Sara graduated from Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, in March 2012 with an Associates of Arts Degree in Vocal Performance, rated as one of the top performers in her graduating class. She also completed a 6 month Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training while living in Los Angeles. In 2015 she moved to England to complete her BA in Songwriting, but decided to come back in 2016 to her native Sweden to focus on what she really loves to do - being on stage singing and sharing her storytelling in song form.
Her debut EP "Seasons of me" is available on iTunes and she will be recording a new EP in the spring of 2017 in Stockholm.
Mozambican Traditional Rhythm and Song
Celso was born in Maputo, Mozambique. He grew up in an old fashioned tradition and started interpreting traditional music & dance from his roots' native land since childhood.
As a workshop leader in traditional music from Mozambique as well as a storyteller, lead singer and percussionist Celso visited schools, kindergardens, libraries and culture centers in many countries such as England, Zimbabwe, Angola, Portugal, Australia, Finland, USA and Sweden where he is currently residing. He attended a teacher training program in percussion at the Zimbabwe College of Music in Harare - departement of ethnomusicology, and at Royal College of Music in Stockholm - department of folk music.
More profiles are added regularly, please check back later for a more complete list.
Price & booking
Yoga & Dance Easter Festival – 13-17 April 2017
Early Bird offer until 15 February!
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
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. 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.
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)
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 dormitory. Part in bunk bed, cover and pillow is included. Please bring your own sheets & towels or a sleeping bag. You might want to bring an extra towel for the sauna. You can also rent covers and towel at an additional fee.
- At an additional fee there are often other types of rooms at the festival area; double room or 4-6 bed room. For availability see the tab ”Price and booking”.
- We place men and woman separately unless you haven´t 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.
- You can rent a space for your camper or caravan during the festival, a few with electricity available. Book well in advance!
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.
- 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 and comfortable indoor shoes/slippers.
- 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.
We are partnering with carpooling service GoMore. Enter ‘Molkom’ as your destination.
Come as volunteer
Click in one picture to open gallery on Flickr
Yoga & Dance Easter 2016
Yoga & Dance Easter 2015
Yoga & Dance Easter 2012
Yoga & Dance Easter 2011
Below is a collection of videos from the recent years. You will also find all Ängsbackas videos on our Youtube Channel.
Yoga & Dance Easter 2014 – Moments
Ängsbacka Festival Ambience
Yoga & Dance Easter -Volonteer Camp 2011
Yoga with Sky at Yoga & Dance Easter 2011