Ängsbacka Extended Community

Over the years many people have come to Ängsbacka to enjoy a temporary community through courses, festivals, short and long-term volunteering. Among these however, there have been a growing number of people that simply didn’t want to leave, that built a life and home in and around Molkom and become a part of what is generally referred to as “The Extended Community”.

Meet the community

What is Ängsbacka Extended Community exactly and what is it that brings all of us together in Molkom? 

Activities program

We invite you to take a look at our divers Activities Program filled with activities by the community for the community.

EXTENDED EMAIL LIST

In extended community we have an email list that we invite everyone in the direct vicinity to become a part of. 

About the community

Not everyone knows that when you come to Ängsbacka you also enter an already existing community of individuals that live in and around Molkom, that have their own permanent community connected to the town with the Ängsbacka at their heart.

This larger and more permanent community is currently comprised of roughly 150 people, young and old, families and singles, permanent and temporary citizens of the greater community of Molkom. Ängsbacka  functions as their shared community hub outside the festival season where some visit and participate regularly while others drop by as feels natural to them. To support a growing number of families Backa Förskola and Backa Friskola have been initiated and built in Molkom, based on the same spirit of self-development, love and togetherness as Ängsbacka itself.

Alone but not lonely

With head and heart

Some community members work permanently and closely with Ängsbacka and/or the school, while others have work in the surrounding cities or are self-employed and working from home. There is a great variety of talents, tools and skills among us, and many have lived amazing lives before ending up in Molkom. From “regular Joe’s” to “hippies”, you can find healers, yoga teachers, massage therapists, musicians, consultants and much more.

Anyone in the community can offer their services and workshops through the weekly activities program at Ängsbacka that runs throughout the year. There are also mini-festivals and yearly celebrations where everyone is invited. Whenever the café is open it becomes a central gathering place where the community can come to tap into the shared collective. Opening hours of our café will be presented on our website.

The power of pie

Unity in diversity

You get what you give

Even though Ängsbacka in most cases is the common thread that weaved theses people’s lives together, they all have a unique story of why they ended up in Molkom, how they see their connection to the course center and why they choose to stay in this small, quiet Swedish town. On this page we shared a few of these stories to give you an idea of who we are.

The activities program

Monday
  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Monday  12:30 - 13:00 - Big Barn

    no entry past 12:40


  • Breathwork with Viktor
    🕙 Monday  17:00 - 18:30 - Big Barn

    We will immerse ourselves in deep breathing for 1h


  • Sauna
    🕙 Monday  19:00 - 23:00 - Sauna

    The first hour is silent. Don't forget to bring a towel


  • Pink Tantra with Blake
    🕙 Monday  20:00 - 21:30 - Strawbale House

    Pink Tantra: A process of spiritual birthing

    This is an energetic progression, a skill development that opens your being to more Light, Love and Presence and activates your abilities to heal.


Tuesday
  • Morning Yoga w/ Marie🧘‍♂️
    🕙 Tuesday  07:00 - 08:00 - Big Barn

    This is a Vinyasa Flow, designed to awaken your body and mind with an organic and embodied sequence of movements. We flow through soft and strong poses that will leave you feeling refreshed, centered and ready to seize the day ahead!

    Big Barn or outside if weather allows


  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Tuesday  12:30 - 13:00 - Big Barn

    no entry past 12:40


  • Family Constellation w/ Per
    🕙 Tuesday  16:30 - 18:30 - Strawbale House

Wednesday
  • Wake Up Toning with LeAnn
    🕙 Wednesday  07:45 - 08:15 - Big Barn

  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Wednesday  12:30 - 13:00 - Big Barn

    no entry past 12:40


  • Silent Lunch
    🕙 Wednesday  13:00 - 13:45 -

  • Open Garden 🌿
    🕙 Wednesday  16:30 - 18:30 -

    For anyone wanting to spend time gardening. Learn and grow with the plants & the garden team!💚


  • Cafe Open
    🕙 Wednesday  17:00 - 20:00 - Cafe

  • Five Elements Music School with Benjamin
    🕙 Wednesday  17:00 - 18:30 - Strawbale House

    Improve your musical expression and learn how to jam like a force of nature. Hosted by Benjamin Jamily.

    Also every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday we meet at the café 16:45!


  • Open Stage with Aljoscha
    🕙 Wednesday  20:00 - 22:00 - Café

    let's come together and create a warm and welcoming space to share your voice, talents and anything you want to bring! :heart:


Thursday
  • Morning run with Conni 🏃🏽
    🕙 Thursday  07:00 - 07:30 -

    A morning run along the woods. All running levels are welcome
    Meeting point: at the café deck at 7. ☕
    +/- 20-25 minutes, no heavy workout, but an enjoyable activation and awakening for body & mind in nature! 🌲 

    p.s. weather forecast is promising sun! 🔆


  • Open for morning practices
    🕙 Thursday  07:00 - 08:00 - Big Annex

    Please send VO a message if your interested in holding a morning practice.


  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Thursday  12:30 - 13:00 - Big Barn

    no entry past 12:40


  • A moment of spirituality, love and emotions with Mathias
    🕙 Thursday  16:30 - 18:30 - Strawbale House

    We tap in to the realms of mediumship, healing, intuition and psychic abilities to find and experience a deeper connection with our soul, our heart and the essence of love.


  • Permaculture Gardening Walk - With Flo & Aljosha
    🕙 Thursday  17:00 - 18:30 -

    Meet by the Polytunnel!
    Finding examples in Nature and the Garden


  • Yin Yoga w/ Florine 🧘‍♂️
    🕙 Thursday  17:00 - 18:30 - Big Barn

    Yin Yoga for integration & relaxation.


  • Pranayama and Chakra Mantra Meditation with Eli
    🕙 Thursday  20:00 - 21:00 - Big Barn

    The meditation practice will involve yogic breathing excercises and chanting of ancient vedic mantras that can bring awareness and experiences of subtle energetic vibrations and put the mind in a relaxed state with one single point focus.


Friday
  • Wake Up Toning with LeAnn
    🕙 Friday  07:45 - 08:15 - Big Barn

  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Friday  12:30 - 13:00 - Big Barn

    no entry past 12:40


  • Men's Sauna
    🕙 Friday  17:00 - 19:00 - Sauna

  • Sociocracy Workshop w/ Dicte
    🕙 Friday  17:00 - 18:30 - Strawbale House

  • Women's Co-Created Circle
    🕙 Friday  17:00 - 18:30 -

  • Sauna
    🕙 Friday  19:00 - 23:00 - Sauna

    The first hour is silent. Don't forget to bring a towel


Saturday
  • Yoga with Sara 🧘‍♂️
    🕙 Saturday  10:00 - 11:15 - Big Barn

    This is a gentle Vinyasa Flow to awaken your beautiful body, mind & soul.

    weather-permitting it will happen outside!


  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Saturday  12:30 - 13:00 - Big Barn

    no entry past 12:40


  • Cafe Open
    🕙 Saturday  14:00 - 17:00 - Cafe

  • Mind over Back Pain with Viktor
    🕙 Saturday  17:00 - 18:30 - Strawbale House

    Treating back pain with nothing but knowledge about back pain


Sunday
  • Outdoor Football
    🕙 Sunday  10:00 - 11:30 - pitch next to Vårdcentralen/close to Coop

    Location: pitch next to Vårdcentralen/close to Coop.
    If you are interested in joining, speak to Hampus.


  • Yoga with Jade 🧘‍♂️
    🕙 Sunday  10:00 - 11:15 - Big Barn

    This is a Yoga Flow, designed to awaken your body and mind with an organic and embodied sequence of movements.

    weather-permitting outside!


  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Sunday  12:30 - 13:00 - Big Barn

    no entry past 12:40


  • Permaculture Garden Design 1 - With Flo & Aljosha
    🕙 Sunday  16:30 - 18:30 -

    Practical excercises plus theory


  • Life Story - Paula
    🕙 Sunday  19:30 - 22:00 - Café

    meet you in café

    Please ask VO to put you on the calendar, if you'd like to share your life story!


Monday
  • Wake Up Toning with LeAnn
    🕙 Monday  07:45 - 08:15 - Big Barn

  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Monday  12:30 - 13:00 - Big Barn

    no entry past 12:40


  • Breathwork with Viktor
    🕙 Monday  17:00 - 18:30 - Strawbale House

    We will immerse ourselves in deep breathing for 1h


  • Sauna
    🕙 Monday  19:00 - 23:00 - Sauna

    The first hour is silent. Don't forget to bring a towel


  • Pink Tantra with Blake
    🕙 Monday  20:00 - 21:30 - Strawbale House

    Pink Tantra: A process of spiritual birthing

    This is an energetic progression, a skill development that opens your being to more Light, Love and Presence and activates your abilities to heal.


Tuesday
  • Morning Yoga with Jade 🧘‍♂️
    🕙 Tuesday  07:00 - 08:00 - Big Barn

    This is a Vinyasa Flow, designed to awaken your body and mind with an organic and embodied sequence of movements. We flow through soft and strong poses that will leave you feeling refreshed, centered and ready to seize the day ahead!


  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Tuesday  12:30 - 13:00 - Big Barn

    no entry past 12:40


  • Lunchtime Discussion on the Pizza Oven Project
    🕙 Tuesday  13:15 - 14:00 -

    Meet with Electrician Tom on the Café Deck


  • Pranayama and Chakra Mantra Meditation with Eli
    🕙 Tuesday  18:30 - 19:30 - Upper Barn

    The meditation practice will involve yogic breathing excercises and chanting of ancient vedic mantras that can bring awareness and experiences of subtle energetic vibrations and put the mind in a relaxed state with one single point focus.


  • Contact Beyond Contact with Jade & Mishah
    🕙 Tuesday  20:00 - 22:00 - Upper Barn

    CBC is a healing journey through the lens of dance, specifically using the language of contact improvisation. We share the dance floor as a laboratory to better understand ourselves and others, with a series of exercises that will help us dive into dance as a mirror for how we show up in the rest of our lives.


Wednesday
  • Wake Up Toning with LeAnn
    🕙 Wednesday  07:45 - 08:15 - Big Annex

  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Wednesday  12:30 - 13:00 - Big Annex

    no entry past 12:40


  • Silent Lunch
    🕙 Wednesday  13:00 - 13:45 -

  • Maharic Seal D12 Protection w/ Múa
    🕙 Wednesday  16:30 - 18:30 - Big Annex

    more info soon


  • Open Garden 🌿
    🕙 Wednesday  16:30 - 18:30 -

    For anyone wanting to spend time gardening. Learn and grow with the plants & the garden team!💚


  • Cafe Open
    🕙 Wednesday  17:00 - 20:00 - Café

  • Five Elements Music School with Benjamin
    🕙 Wednesday  17:00 - 18:30 - Upper Barn

    Improve your musical expression and learn how to jam like a force of nature. Hosted by Benjamin Jamily.

    Also every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday we meet at the café 16:45!


  • Bansi's book release: reading and celebrations🥳
    🕙 Wednesday  20:00 - 22:00 - Café

  • Sensory Bath with LeAnn
    🕙 Wednesday  20:00 - 21:30 - Big Annex

    Journey into an altered state and reset your system with scent and crystal sound, voice, drum and flute.


Thursday
  • Morning Yoga with Ilu 🧘‍♂️
    🕙 Thursday  07:00 - 08:00 - Upper Barn

    A gentle and exploratory movement practice inspired by somatics, Yoga and the art of Embodied Flow.


  • Open for morning practices
    🕙 Thursday  07:00 - 08:00 - Big Annex

    Please send VO a message if your interested in holding a morning practice.


  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Thursday  12:30 - 13:00 - Big Annex

    no entry past 12:40


  • Sacred Law of One Perspectives & Philosophies w/ Múa
    🕙 Thursday  16:15 - 18:15 - Big Annex

    Mechanics of Consciousness & Evolution


  • Yin Yoga w/ Florine 🧘‍♂️
    🕙 Thursday  17:00 - 18:30 - Big Barn

    Yin Yoga for integration & relaxation.


Friday
  • Annual Meeting (Dicte)
    🕙 Friday - Sunday   -

  • Wake Up Toning with LeAnn
    🕙 Friday  07:45 - 08:15 - Big Annex

  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Friday  12:30 - 13:00 - Big Annex

    no entry past 12:40


  • Men's Circle
    🕙 Friday  17:00 - 19:00 - Strawbale House

  • Women's circle with Asta🌷
    🕙 Friday  17:00 - 18:30 -

    Women's circle. Come celebrate the gift of being a woman. An authentic space to explore, share & be seen in your feminine truth.


  • Sauna
    🕙 Friday  19:00 - 23:00 - Sauna

    The first hour is silent. Don't forget to bring a towel


Saturday
  • Annual Meeting (Dicte)
    🕙 Friday - Sunday   -

  • Open Practice Space: Yoga, Calisthenics, ...
    🕙 Saturday  10:00 - 11:15 -

    This is a space to practice yoga or other movement practices together. This means that the class is not guided by a teacher, but we come together to create a space for self-practice. Note: if you would like to guide and offer a practice, this could be your slot - reach out to VO!


  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Saturday  12:30 - 13:00 -

    no entry past 12:40


  • Cafe Open
    🕙 Saturday  14:00 - 17:00 - Cafe

Sunday
  • Annual Meeting (Dicte)
    🕙 Friday - Sunday   -

  • Open Practice Space 🧘‍♂️
    🕙 Sunday  10:00 - 11:15 - Big Annex

  • Outdoor Football
    🕙 Sunday  10:00 - 11:30 - pitch next to Vårdcentralen/close to Coop

    Location: pitch next to Vårdcentralen/close to Coop.
    If you are interested in joining, speak to Hampus.


  • Silent Sitting
    🕙 Sunday  12:30 - 13:00 - Big Annex

    no entry past 12:40


  • Queer Chocolate 🏳️‍🌈
    🕙 Sunday  16:00 - 17:30 - Café

    A cosy Cafe get together, to share a chocolate, eat cake and socialize around discussions on gender, pronouns, the norm, sexuality, identity, choices, non-choices.. All is invited!


  • Life Story
    🕙 Sunday  19:30 - 22:00 - Café

    meet you in café

    Please ask VO to put you on the calendar, if you'd like to share your life story!


As the program for the Extended Community is made by the community for the community we are always interested to hear from you if you would like to share your gift. Please contact us at volunteer@angsbacka.se with a title, short description, desired day and time and the desired space. We will contact you to discuss the possibilities.