Our very first festival took place back in 1996. A ‘circle of Elders’ laid the foundation and set the core intentions, such as spiritual awakening and celebration of life and individuality. This sparked the spirit of Ängsbacka, and it has been thriving until this day, and hopefully for many, many years to come.
In 2008 Ängsbacka became a non-profit membership organisation – Ängsbacka Economic Association. The association holds Ängsbacka Ltd company, which runs the daily operations of all events throughout the year. The association and the limited company have a shared vision.
Read the full Vision, Mission & Aim
Read the (föreningsstadga) Statues of Ängsbacka association – föreningsstadga (available in Swedish only).
Who can become a member?
Membership is open to anyone who wants to contribute to the realisation of our vision and support the spirit of the events that we create. The membership organisation’s main purpose is to be a legal foundation for Ängsbacka as a thriving and sustainable meeting place for personal and spiritual development.
The initial gift to the association is 1000 SEK. This buys you membership for the first year and helps to sustain the work that we do, and potentially to fund projects. The amount for annual contribution paid from the second year onward for as long as you want to stay a member is decided by the annual meeting – currently the fee is set to 400 SEK
Children and youth under 18 yrs of age can also be registered as memebers. They are also gifting 1000 SEK to enter the association and the annual fee to stay a member is 100 SEK.
Why be a member?
As a member you can involve yourself to the extent that you want. It can be anything ranging from just wanting to be contributing financially and energetically without any investment of your own time, to being an active part in projects, petitions and discussions, dedicating more of your time to Ängsbacka. We invite you to feel part of the community, and to give what your heart desires to give!
As a member you can bring suggestions and petitions for the improvement of Ängsbacka to the board. The board will then evaluate your proposal if it gets brought to the annual meeting.
Once you’re a member, we welcome you to connect and communicate via the members-only Facebook group.
What is the annual meeting?
We encourage all members to attend the annual meeting, normally held late spring/early summer. The meeting evaluates and celebrates the past year, discusses new ideas, and elects our representatives for the coming year. These representatives make up the Association Board, whose assignment is to – at the best of their ability – ensure the upholding of Ängsbacka’s vision and purpose throughout their mandate period.
The annual meeting is also a really nice way of connecting with other members and the onsite working community who live and work at Ängsbacka.
ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING APRIL 29TH, 2023
Welcome to spend the full weekend at Ängsbacka or come just for the Annual meeting on Saturday. The meeting itself offers an opportunity for members to come together and experience the magic of Ängsbacka and at the same time get updated on what has happened during the past year and take part of sharings on where we are headed.
Already a member!
All members should have a personal account in our membership database. If you still need to start up your account or have questions regarding the annual fee or other aspect of the membership, warmly welcome to contact us via email@example.com
Thank you for supporting Ängsbacka through membership!
As a member you are welcome to come and visit Ängsbacka as a guest during any time of the year when we are not hosting a festival or other big event.
There is an active working community of around 40 people sharing space here, eating together and doing different activities or workshops every day. To come as a guest can be a beautiful way to take a break from everyday life, and re-fuel at your ‘home away from home’ for a few days.
The cost is 250 SEK per night, including all meals and activities. Bring your own sheets and towels, or rent for 150 SEK per person. Remember that you need to contact us in advance to book and pay for your stay, as we need to make sure that we have space for you.
All adults connected to the guest booking should preferably be association members. If you agree with Booking office that a non-member can accompany you, they pay the full fee per night according to the current pricelist. Non-members cannot book guest nights on their own. If you agree with Booking office that you will bring along children/youth under 18 yrs of age it is not a requirement that they are paying members of the association. You pay 100 SEK per night for a child/youth accompanying you.
To book and pay your stay please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Everyone of us is a spark of the divine, a light unto this world.”
BECOME A MEMBER?
Membership strengthens and realizes the vision of Ängsbacka. If you wish to become a member please fill in the registration form linked below.
If you are a member but did not pay your annual fee for this year please send a mail to email@example.com.
Meet the Board of the Economic Association
The association board members are always here for your questions and feedback. Please feel welcome to share opinions or make suggestions via the contact form, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairman of the board
Read more about Per
Per has been working on the board for a couple of years now, and is happy to contribute with his calmness, curiosity and honesty.
If he would envision Ängsbacka in the future, he would want to see a much bigger extended community that is more integrated with Ängsbacka. He can also see a second eco village close to Ängsbacka and a more independent village for people who want to live closer to Ängsbacka, without necessarily being so involved.
Read more about Mia
Mia works as a course leader and yoga, meditation -and tantra teacher. She is the founder of the coach and leadership education Courageous Leadership which has trained about 200 coaches and leaders since 2009. She has written two books on personal development, and held workshops at No Mind festival.
For the moment she is involved in running Humlebäck’s course center, located 45 minutes drive from Ängsbacka. She hopes to be able to contribute with her many years of experience in leadership and personal development.
Read more about Terese
Terese moved to Ängsbacka three years ago to work. She was longing for nature and community after living in a city for many years and working as an environment -and health inspector. For the past five years, she has assisted the program team at No Mind Festival, andin 2019 she was also assisting at the New Year’s Festival and Sacred Womb. She now bakes the gluten-free bread for Ängsbacka. She loves it! She enjoys being in the body with different expressions such as exercise, dancing, singing, being in nature, or making pottery. She would like to contribute to Ängsbacka with her previous experience as a program coordinator, as well as her creativity and positive energy.
Hari Deva Eriksson
Read more about Hari
Hari was one of the original owners and founders of Ängsbacka. His role at Ängsbacka was above all to develop and maintain the programs. During the first 7 years, he developed and led programs at Ängsbacka’s daily activities and at the festivals. He was the program manager and host of the No Mind Festival, the Midsummer Festival, the New Year’s Festival and the Yoga Festival. He held the daily meditations, yoga and sharing group, led a few three-month development programs and various self-awareness retreats. You could say that his role in the creation of Ängsbacka was as an energy holder and visionary for the business.
In total, he has been the program manager and host of about 45 festivals at Ängsbacka It is primarily based on his knowledge and experience of energy work that he wants to be involved and help nurture the special power of presence that permeates Ängsbacka. That presence, the power is not something he takes for granted, but it is the result of many years of clear direction, intention, practice and unconditional giving by fantastic friends. He thinks that, sometimes in periods, direction and intention have been vague and scattered, which has led to superficial togetherness. But again and again the magic has come back. For Hari, Ängsbacka stands for magic, presence, heart in front of head, transformation, awareness, and love – and this is what he wants to support in the board. He is also one of the members of the Ängsbacka Circle of Elders.
Read more about Robin
Robin came to Ängsbacka as a volunteer in 2015. In 2017 he moved there, and has been living and working at Ängsbacka until this day. His passion lies in the awakening of human consciousness – both to our true nature, and to our full potential as human beings in the world. He has been part of most areas of Ängsbacka. With his insight into Ängsbacka as an organisation, as well as his passion for the vision, he hopes to be a positive force in the board – working for the benefit of all who get in contact with Ängsbacka.
Read more about Kjell
Kjell came for his first Ängsbacka festival experiences in 2014. He had a wonderful, heart-opening meeting and beautiful memories from this first encounter.
He sees Ängsbacka as a unique place in Sweden where people can meet in a genuine, open and loving way. A place for personal development, to see and know each other for who we truly are. He lives at the coast near Gothenburg, professional in the field of Economy. In the board he especially looks after the Ängsbacka tradition, development and continuation.
Read more about Elise
Elise has lived in Molkom since 2020 and was born in Karlstad. Her first connection with Ängsbacka was in 2009 at the Yoga festival, and since then Ängsbacka has been a part of her life in different ways.
She enjoys travelling and has explored different cultures and traditions around the world. Her time as a student in the university of life has included being a social worker, yoga teacher, earth guide and healer. Elise is passionate about nature, community living, and mothering her son.
Read more about Mette
Mette didn’t hesitate when she was asked to join the board. As she puts it “Ängsbacka is such a yes to me and if I can support Ängsbacka, I will”. She is curious about life and the exploration of different aspects and angles of it. Apart from holding classes in tantra and breath work, her work also includes being a bus driver.
She wants to contribute experiences from many fields, such as the corporate world, community life and building, plus from spiritual and personal development.
Her experience is that there is always something to learn and take responsibilities for in oneself, according to outer experiences, and how do we do that with presence and consciousness? “Can I look at it with connection to love, both in myself and others? That is probably the best contribution you can make right now to this world's greater mind shift and I am curious about bringing that in, everywhere I walk”.
Mette would love to bring Ängsbacka together as one, with all our shared enthusiasm,
Read more about Saeed
Saeed has studied sociology and worked with various organizations (non-profit and corporate). The connection with Ängsbacka, spanning over a few years of service in different areas of work, has been
so enriching that it has had a deep impact on his personal wellbeing.
Food has been his favorite play at Ängsbacka that opened a world of possibilities, which allows him as Community Chef to explore what sensory experience different flavors can bring.
He envisions an Ängsbacka that grows, and moves forward with the grace and sustainability, taking along diversity of