Information about Tantra 2017 will be posted later. Below you can read about the festival that happened 2016.
2 – 7 August 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 Kullberg – Shamanic 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
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.
7.00: Morning Practice (Yoga, Breathing, Shaking, etc.)
10.00: Morning Ceremony
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
Closing Ceremony ends at 14.00, and then snack/fika is served
Sitemap for the Tantrafestival
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.
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.
The environment stays cleaner and carpooling also saves us money. Visit our car-pooling, where you can offer or request a ride to and from Ängsbacka.