Embodied Sound

Let the Sound touch You. Touch the Sound!
August 31 – September 3, 2023

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“THE MEDICINE OF THE FUTURE WILL BE MUSIC AND SOUND”

Edgar Cayce “father of holistic medicine”

To be attracted to sounds and vibrations is part of being a human. After all, sound has always been considered a direct link between humanity and the divine.
Wherever there are people – there is the creation and exploration of sound, music, rhythm, dance and movement. Rituals and ceremonies, healing, communication, connection or celebrations and pure enjoyment.. we humans always revolve around sound.

Embodied Sound is a brand-new four-day festival aiming to arouse all senses with a total one-of-a-kind experience that combines sound healing, live music, learning, nature and art.
Workshops honouring the vulnerability and power of one’s own voice, embracing deep listening and receptivity, being carried by the magical concerts, sound and shamanic journeys. Sacred space of ceremonies, connecting with your body in yoga and dancing, putting your hands on the instruments in experiential workshops, getting to know the science of vibrations and sound therapy in practical lectures and so much more…

Come as you are. Come to rest, come to learn, come to reconnect

​During Embodied Sound Festival, you will…

  • meet +20 experienced workshop leaders and facilitators making new headway in the field of sound as they share the latest leading-edge techniques in the use of sound and vibrational medicine
  • experience traditional and contemporary sound-healing techniques that release stress, activate inspiration, creativity, and happiness
  • learn about easy vibrational tools that calm your nervous system and support faster mind-body regulation
  • explore the ability of your own voice so that you can activate the power of sound within your own life
  • practice chanting and humming in singing circles to deepen your connection with yourself and others
  • enjoy beautiful concerts and live music;
  • learn how to use sound-healing instruments, including gongs, rainmakers, drums and singing bowls, to reduce stress and increase your wellbeing
  • And much more in the beautiful surroundings of late summer Ängbacka in Värmland.

Practical Information

Arrival day: Thursday 31st of August, 2023
Reception is open for check-in: 16:30
First meal: 18:30
The event starts at: 20:00

Departure day: Sunday 3rd of September, 2023
Last meal: 13:00
Check-out latest at*: 14:30

*Take down your tent or clean your room before this time. You don’t need to formally check out at the reception.

Is Embodied Sound for me?

Whether you are already using sound as a part of your practice or even as a tool in your professional life or if you are just beginning to open up to your curiosity for what sound can mean to you – the circle will benefit from your presence these days. You participate fully on your own terms and choose freely from the workshops, lectures and concerts offered on the program. Three times per day you are served nourishing vegetarian meals from Ängsbacka’s kitchen and in between you can treat yourself to hot and cold drinks or sweet and savoury snacks in the Café.

You will also get the chance to be part of a Sharing circle, a smaller group of people that journey together and meet each day during the event. For many, Sharing becomes a very important part of the day; for connection, for slowing down, allowing integration and the practice of speaking one’s truth in the moment. The gatherings such as the Welcome ceremony and the Morning meetings will partly have a practical and informative function and hopefully so much more as we come together in collective sounding, silence, reflection, meditation and movement.

Ängsbacka’s closest neighbour is the forest and the lake is within walking distance from Ängsbacka. Nature plays an important role in Embodied Sound and we are so lucky to be surrounded by its beauty and nourishment for body, mind and soul – we encourage you to take the opportunity to simply be in nature these days.

Teachers & Musicians

The Embodied Sound team is currently working on the development of an amazing program with the best teachers and musicians. We will regularely announce new teachers and musicians so do come back to check it out!

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Mateusz Krawiec & Filip Fišer

Filip and Mateusz, supported by Malin Wik and Kasia Soraya, are creators of the Embodied Sound. Together and individually they bring years of experience of sound, music and movement. Their passion to share their knowledge and the openness to further explorations with others, engages a wide network of co-creators in various workshop, training and retreat settings as well as concerts and ceremonies held both at Ängsbacka and elsewhere in Sweden and Europe.

Workshop leaders Csilla & Gabriel

More about Mateusz: “My spiritual practice is sound”. Mateusz is a Sound & Movement artist, yoga teacher and founder of Art of Union. Originally from South-West Poland, living in Sweden. He is a former Lawyer, who found his connection and passion to the body, mind and awareness. He is passionate about creating playground-like educations, trainings, retreats and teachings and sharing his passion for the love of sound with the world. Always exploring new ways to approach the space he holds to allow people to completely surrender into their body and reach a meditative state and well-being. Check out Mateusz offers in gongs and experiences: www.gongstockholm.com

Workshop leader Isabella dos Santos

More about Filip: Filip is a self-taught, multi-instrumentalist, charismatic performer, intuitive soundscaping magician, craftsman and a professional and uniquely artistic drum builder. With great intuition and humility, he invites listeners into the experience of disappearing in sound and silence and into the space in which they can listen deeply to the wisdom of the heart and remember our purpose on this beautiful earth. His attentiveness and presence makes him a most valuable guide to those who wish to learn more about using small sounds and percussive tools for music and healing purposes. He knows very well natural material drums as well as rattles and ambient enhancers and instruments such as chimes, rainsticks, singing bowls and flutes. Filip shares his knowledge, instruments and an invitation for you to craft your very own drum via his website: www.holytree-crafts.com

Ticket price

Festival ticket, food and accommodation SEK 4400

Accommodation upgrades will influence the price per ticket.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU AT ÄNGSBACKA

Practical information

A typical day at an Ängsbacka festival

Our events all have their unique program of workshops and other activities, still there are some fixed points that you can expect at the festival:

  • An early morning program is offered - yoga, breathing, meditation etc. - before..
  • Breakfast - our first meal of the day.
  • A gathering for all with music and togetherness setting the tone of the day is followed by..
  • Morning workshops and other activities until..
  • Lunch - the main meal of the day.
  • Afternoon workshops and activities go on until..
  • Dinner - a lighter, still fully nourishing meal.
  • An evening program follows; workshops, dance, live music or a cozy hang-out in the café.

Once per day everybody meets in their sharing groups; all of us come together for the core practice of Ängsbacka!

Workshops on the program are described and categorized in such a way that you can find out how advanced or challenging exercises you can expect beforehand.

Accommodation

The basic festival ticket includes a spot in a bunk bed in one of our dormitories.

All our indoor accommodations come at hostel standard with shared showers and toilets. We advise you to bring earplugs for better sleep if you are sound sensitive as the festival area can get loud at times (the program will end latest 02.00).

UPGRADE YOUR ACCOMMODATION

Depending on availability and your budget we offer the following options for indoor accommodation: 

  • 4-6 bedroom (bunk bed)
  • double room (twin bed)
  • Single room

Indoor accommodation includes a blanket and pillow for each person. You need to bring your own bed sheets or a sleeping bag and a pillowcase. Towels are not included. We offer a possibility to rent sheets and towels at an additional cost.

CARAVAN OR CAMPER

If you would like to bring your camper or caravan - check availability when booking your ticket. Unfortunately we do not have the capacity to offer electricity for any of these spots. 

OFF SITE ACCOMODATION

Sometimes you need more privacy or tranquility or maybe you want to bring your dog (no dogs allowed on site). Booking an off site accommodation can be a good option and many private house/flat owners offer spaces for rent during the summer. Please request the list of people offering off site accommodation by contacting our booking office at booking@angsbacka.se.

FOOD AND SERVING

The festival ticket includes all meals; breakfast lunch and dinner are prepared and served daily. Ängsbacka offers a vegetarian diet prepared with love. We use locally produced and organic products to a large extent. In connection with your booking, you can ask for a vegan diet (same as lactose free) or gluten and nut-free food options. For practical reasons, we cannot meet any other wishes related to allergies or diets during festivals. All meals are presented at the outdoor serving tent area.

ALCOHOL-FREE & DRUG-FREE

Ängsbacka has a policy of zero tolerance for illicit drugs and alcohol. We don’t serve alcohol, and it is not allowed to drink or to be under the influence of alcohol or other substances when you are at Ängsbacka. If you are found under the influence, we will ask you to leave immediately.

Please find our other general policies and guidelines here.

Code of ethics

Ängsbacka is continuously developing intentions for offering supportive and transformational spaces - read our Code of Ethics here.

PAYMENTS AND CURRENCY

Remember! We always request you to book and pay your event ticket online before arrival.

Both our café and the reception at Ängbsacka are cash-free, so once at Ängsbacka you will only be able to use card or Swish  (Swedish direct payment service) as a payment method at our reception and in the café. 

We only accept the currency SEK. 
For cash withdrawal, there is a cash point at Coop in Molkom (the nearby village).

ÄNGSBACKA CAFÉ

The Café is a cosy meeting place for hang-out, new friendships and deep conversation. You can buy yummy home-made cakes, a wide range of coffee, teas, golden milk, smoothies, chilled beverages, chocolate, raw food goodies and more!

During the summer our café is a tech-free zone, so the café is not a place for work or gaming on your digital devices. Charging your digital devices can be done in "The Hub".

SAUNA

Our amazing and newly renovated Sauna is open all evenings of the festival. Come relax and enjoy the heat in the company of new and old friends. It is a requirement to bring a towel to sit on in the sauna.

KARMA STORE

At Karma Store you find organic yoga clothes, beautiful jewelry, books, beauty products and ­more.

Holy Tree crafts and instrument shop

In the Holy Tree shop you find a unique selection of music instruments such as shamanic drums, flutes, rattles and more.

The festival program

Information about workshop leaders and Festival programs for each day can be found in the entrance of the yellow house and on the staircase towards the Upper Barn.

Healing Circle

The Healing Circle offers personal sessions for bodywork, energy healing, massage, counselling and other forms of therapies/modalities. Make sure to bring your own towel to your session to lay on.

You can book and pay your sessions directly with the session givers during your stay at Ängsbacka

LOST ITEMS

As a visitor at Ängsbacka you are solely responsible for your personal belongings at all times. During the actual event Ängsbacka will support you to retrieve any items lost by setting up, and maintaining specific “Lost & Found”-labelled boxes nearby the workshop-spaces.After each Festival the lost & found boxes will be emptied and all collected items will be stored in our Lost & Found tent for a total of 2 weeks upon completion of the event. 

Valuables such as wallets, digital devices, keys and similar are handed in and kept at our booking office for a maximum of 3 months and will be returned upon description. Valuables are the only items that will be sent to you after the event is over and you will be charged for the postage plus an administrative fee of 100 SEK. 

Please be aware that Ängsbacka does not take any responsibility for personal belongings - the above is to be considered a service and not a guarantee that you will be able to retrieve lost items whether valuables or others, such as clothing.

WELCOME LETTER

A welcome letter with more detailed information about the festival will be sent out to all participants.

LANGUAGE

Ängsbacka is an international course and festival center with people from all over the world. The main language spoken during the festivals is English.

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.

CONTACT BOOKING OFFICE/RECEPTION

During the festival the reception will be open every day, times will vary. You can find our contact details here.