Women are rising all over the world to reclaim their power and to restore the connection all human beings used to have to the planet as a living being.
May 24 – May 28, 2023
INTERNATIONAL WOMAN'S DAY OFFER
Only today, March 8, we offer you 500 SEK discount on the regular fee!
All you have to do is use the discount code ‘IWD2023’.
Welcome to Sacred Womb Festival
Since 2017, the Sacred Womb Festival has been hosted at Ängsbacka, welcoming women from all walks of life to gather, connect, unwind, learn, inspire, and celebrate their womanhood every year.
Sacred Womb’s ultimate vision is to become a powerful force and a movement that radiates positive energy out into the world, uplifting the frequency of humanity. The festival is not just an occasion for dancing, singing, and acquiring new knowledge, but also a platform for sharing our passions, educating ourselves and each other, and promoting practical solutions to the world’s problems. Our goal is to offer a space for connection, celebration, and education, helping individuals to contribute to positive change in the world, right now.
Join us from May 24th to May 28th 2023
CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT
Check-in: 15.00 – 18.30 (preliminary)
Dinner first night: 18.30
First information meeting: to be decided
Check-out*: to be decided
*Clean your room before this time. You don’t need to formally check out at the reception.
Is this for me?
Answer this simple question, am I a woman?
If your answer is yes, our answer is YES!
At Sacred Womb, our goal is to create an inclusive environment where every woman is acknowledged, valued, and heard, regardless of their age, skin color, profession, religion, belief system, or nationality. Whether you’re a shy introvert or an outgoing wild child, whether you’re new to this or experienced, we welcome all sisters, mothers, grandmothers, daughters, and friends!
As a woman in today’s world, life can be challenging at times. In ancient times, women gathered together to support each other through life’s transitions and challenges. Women were the caretakers of the home and hearth, and they nurtured future generations. It was the women who rebuilt societies after wars, and they held the feminine mystery of creation. Unfortunately, many of these values and practices have been forgotten in modern societies that have strayed from living in harmony with nature and each other.
In recent years, women have been rising up across the world, reclaiming their power and standing together in sisterhood. This movement will help to rebalance the world, bringing gentleness and togetherness back into everyday life. We must come together to support each other, to learn, to share our wisdom and tools, and to reconnect with our deep intuition so that we can better support our children, families, and communities.
The Sacred Womb Festival is a part of this movement. Our mission is to bring women together, regardless of our differences, and to focus on the things that unite us. We aim to create a safe and welcoming space where every woman can feel seen, celebrated, and supported.
See what teachers are coming this year. You can read their bio’s by clicking their picture
The schedule of the activities will be presented upon arrival. You can read more about the teachers contributing below
Teachers & Musicians
The program team is currently working on the development of an amazing collection of offerings with the best teachers and musicians. In the weeks leading up to the Sacred Womb, we will regularly announce new teachers and musicians so do come back to check it out!
Sacred Womb Program – what can I expect?
While we welcome different teachers each year, our program at Sacred Womb Festival always includes certain elements that nourish the heart, body, mind, spirit, and sexual life force energy. As cyclical creatures, women are deeply connected to the rhythms and shifts of the Earth, the Moon, the elements, plants, and animals, even if we don’t always notice it. When we honor and understand our cyclical nature as part of nature itself, we become more relaxed, vibrant, healthy, and radiant.
In our modern lives, we are often disconnected from our spiraling and cyclical movements, so we always ensure to include teachers who can educate us about our cycles, hormones, fertility, blood mysteries, and basic anatomy. This is knowledge we all should receive at a young age, but rarely do.
We also believe in offering teachings that are relevant to all age groups, including inviting the Elder generation to teach and support us as we grow through our more mature years and learn to let go of our blood.
In addition to these recurring features, you can also expect to participate in other rituals and ceremonies, including our popular Fire Walk. And, of course, you’ll find all the other wonderful things that an Ängsbacka Festival has to offer, such as ecstatic dance, concerts and singing, yoga, nature walks, gong baths, sauna, and delicious vegetarian food.
Welcome to Sacred Womb Festival!
Hajnalka Makk & Marthe Alva Dille
Program Coordinators Sacred Womb
Hajnalka was born in Hungary with a deep longing to explore and travel the world both within and without. She lived in London before finding the community of Ängsbacka and moving there in 2012, contributing to their events as an organiser and space holder ever since. She has a fierce dedication to truth and authenticity. She is a dancer, inspirator, comedian, listener to the silence of the human soul unspoken behind words. She walks the path of Sweet Medicine SunDance shamanic tradition and has studied various healing modalities of body, heart, mind and soul. Her gift is her presence of acceptance and the deep wisdom of her heart. Her driving force is to contribute to the balance and healing between the masculine and feminine in the world. She currently works as an Integrated Sexuality Coach.
Alva had her first awakening moment at age 21 when she traveled back to the Womb of Source. This was the shifting point. The Re-Birth. From that moment on she dedicated her life to study Shamanism and to heal. She lived in the Amazon Jungle, became a mother. She has been an apprentice on the shamanic path Twisted Hairs, since 2007. Walking the Path of the Rainbow Warrior. Educated in Biodanza Heart In Motion, Womb Awakening and Medicinal Aromatherapy. Currently holding various workshops and retreats in Norway, Sweden & Ibiza. Alva is a visionary, a wild & warm woman with a fierce dedication to healing and authentic presence. She is a Dharma Dream Pilot with a driving force to birth a new world in harmony where we touch self, life and others with beauty and make our life a living prayer
Festival ticket, food and accommodation from SEK 4800
Accommodation upgrades will influence the price per ticket.
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU AT ÄNGSBACKA
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
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".
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.
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.
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
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.
A welcome letter with more detailed information about the festival will be sent out to all participants.
Ängsbacka is an international course and festival center with people from all over the world. The main language spoken during the festivals is English.