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Conscious Camping – Tantra Week

FIVE DAYS OF LIFE EXPANSION! Through transformational workshops, music, dance, conscious sexuality and meetings from the heart.

August 11 – August 16, 2020

A summer festival season at Ängsbacka is an extraordinary container for all that we are and all that we can be. Ängsbacka has permission from the municipality and Police to keep running as a camping site for a few hundred people this summer. In order for us to be able to welcome you all in August, we are renaming the festival to ‘Conscious Camping – Tantra week’, to comply with the permission given. This means, for example, that we will have fewer people gathering than usual and that activities will have a limit 50 participants at a time. We believe that this year’s special edition of Tantra will live up to your expectations. Whether this will be your very first visit or your 15th year anniversary as a workshop leader, participant or volunteer.

The world is in a time of great transition right now, many of us experience fundamental changes in the way we live. This is an intense and exciting time and a great opportunity to expand, spiritually, emotionally and to manifest a new era on the planet earth. The era of Love and Compassion.

We are excited to again offer you a juicy program to celebrate life. The theme of the week is “I am loving awareness” – a mantra that we need to remember in times of change!” – Lin ‘Lovely’ Holmqvist

HOW CAN I BE AUTHENTIC BOTH WITH MYSELF AND THE PEOPLE I MEET?

Welcome to Conscious Camping – Tantra week! It is a place for saying YES to yourself!

How would it feel to embrace and affirm all sides of yourself? What do you need to feel safe enough to truly dare to meet yourself and others? Both with yourself and with others.

It is a unique experience where you will have the opportunity to participate in workshops held by tantra teachers from many branches and traditions.

Join us from August 11th to August 16th 2020

Who can join?

You are welcome just as you are: with your light and your shadow, your horniness and tender vulnerability. We invite you to explore your relation to your own energy.

You can come alone as a single or together with a partner. All sexual orientations and preferences are warmly welcome as long as you are 18 years or older.

It doesn’t matter if you have experience of Tantra or not – the week is suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Come with an open mind and the willingness to face yourself and others honestly.

I AM LOVING AWARENESS

Tantra grows worldwide and there are many traditions and ways to practise. There is no goal in tantra, the practitioner experiences the “leela” the game of life through the eyes of an ultimate observer. Tantra brings you into a space of oneness and unconditional love.

Conscious Camping Tantra week is created by a huge collective of people who holds space for you to experience yourself with acceptance and permission for everything that is you.

The theme of the week is “I AM LOVING AWARENESS” which reminds us about the light within and the illumination of all.

Welcome to explore the various tantric techniques that the program offers. It is a unique experience and we have collected tantra teachers from different branches and traditions.

It’s easy to choose the intensity and challenges you want from the workshops by consulting the codes in the schedule.

It does not matter if you are completely without experience or with your own tantric practice. There is something here for everyone.

So what is Tantra

There are many ways to respond to the question “What is Tantra?”. Tantra can be explained as a philosophy and a set of tools and techniques that aim to expand our consciousness so that we can embrace more of life.

Many witness that Tantra is a personal exploration leading them towards freedom and awakening; the techniques used can allow us to step out of old patterns and behaviors that prevent us from realizing our own liberating truth.

Tantric techniques will most likely challenge your taboos, especially around sexual relating to self and others. Sexuality in itself is considered a taboo in many cultures and using the sexual energy is a big part of tantric practices.

However, in Tantra sexual energy is considered the very source of existence, and our individual sexuality is just a small part of how the sexual energy can manifest in the material world.

You are welcome to explore tantric philosophy, tantric meditations, tantric energy work, tantric sexuality, tantric kink and much more.

LISTEN TO YOUR NEEDS

All aspects of the week and participation in the program offered is entirely voluntary. We do however expect you to take part in the initial workshops on boundaries to support the creation of a safe week for all. There is no pressure to expand your boundaries further than feels right to you. Invite a respectful attitude towards yourself. Self-responsibility is the key, it is you who decide how far you would like to go.

It can be of high value to give yourself a break between the different workshops – to stay grounded and integrated.

Workshops

The different workshops will be visually categorised based on their content. The categories might for instance give you information on how advanced or challenging the workshop will be.

 

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU?

  • You are expected to be honest and take responsibility for your own feelings and actions.

  • You are expected to be accepting towards the other participants. Compassion, respect, and open honesty are embraced and encouraged.

  • You are expected to keep your sexual relationships in your own private room or in your tent. There will be specific areas where nudity will be permitted, but it is not allowed to have sex in those areas.

Emotional support

We are aware that due to the intensity of the Tantra Week people might experience some challenges.To support you, we arrange that there is a professional emotional support team available to offer their assistance.

Lin Holmquist

Program Coordinator Tantra Week

Lin started her journey with the primordial shamanism of the north, she continued study Advaita Vedanta and later crazy wisdom, neotantra, NLP and therapy. She weaves modern psychology and science with the traditional practices of tantra and she is the bridge between the material and spiritual world. After a powerful and life changing kundalini awakening in 2011 she follows the inner truth and her passion is to see people’s awakening and to guide them through this intense experiences. Lin works with pleasure as healing method and she facilitates tantra groups and trainings all over the globe.

Conscious Camping - Tantra week is no longer bookable

Due to COVID-19 regulations and restrictions we released a limited amount of tickets. At the moment there are no more tickets available. If for any reason more tickets will become available we will inform everyone through our Facebook page.

Regular Tickets

Until 3 days before the start of the Tantra week


Camping spot + food and activities from SEK 5500

Last minute tickets

2 days before, and the starting day of the Tantra week


Camping spot + food and activities from SEK 6000

The booking page automatically shows the actual price for the current price-period, with the discount included.

Accommodation upgrades will influence the price per ticket.

Practical information

A day at Ängsbacka

You will have a lot of freedom to design your experience during your Conscious Camping week. We are planning for a rich variety of activities to choose from and here is basically what you can expect from a day:
Morning practice - start the day in a calm and/or energizing way!

  • Breakfast - first meal of the day presented as a beautiful buffet.
  • Information meeting - together we set the tone for the day ahead and share important information for all.
  • A variety of parallel activities are offered before lunch.
  • Lunch - the main meal of the day - is served from our amazing kitchen.
  • A variety of parallel activities are offered before dinner.
  • Dinner - a lighter, still fully nourishing meal.
  • The evening offers a chance to simply rest or take part in the activities, music/concert, the possibility to meet a friend at the café or enjoy the flames at the firepit...

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

CAMPING & ACCOMMODATION

The Conscious Camping ticket includes a spot in the camping area and you bring your own tent.

Camping is only allowed in areas marked for this purpose. Pitching a tent in other places such as the neighboring fields or the nearby forest (belongs to the municipality) is strictly prohibited. Our good relations with our neighbors depend on all following this rule.

Open fires in the actual campsite and in the forest are strictly prohibited, gas burners are allowed as long as there is not an official fire ban.

You will find outdoor toilets in connection to the camping areas and showers indoors both in the Barn and the Annex buildings. We advise you to bring earplugs for better sleep if you are sound sensitive as the site can get loud at times.

INDOOR ACCOMMODATION

Indoor accommodations come at hostel standard with shared showers and toilets. Depending on availability and your budget we offer the following options for indoor accommodation:

  • Dorms (bunk beds with max 16 spots per dorm)
  • 4-6 bedroom (bunk beds max 4 spots per room)
  • 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 the 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. 

FOOD AND SERVING

All meals are included during your stay; 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.

Recycle all materials including food waste at the designated areas on site.

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.

PAYMENTS AND CURRENCY

Remember! We always request you to book and pay your stay online before arrival. Once you're here you will be able to use cash, card or Swish (Swedish direct payment service) at our reception. We only accept SEK. Regarding 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! The Café is cash-free.

KARMA STORE

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

SAUNA

We will offer some sittings in our amazing and newly renovated Sauna, there are limited spots and you sign up at the reception. Come relax and enjoy the heat in the company of new and old friends. It is an absolute requirement to bring a towel to sit on in the sauna.

ACTIVITY INFORMATION

Once on-site you will find more information about the activities offered during your stay. The offers may be changed with short notice (sometimes depending on the weather or so), so please check it often. On-site you will also find opening hours for café, shop, reception and more.

LOST ITEMS

As a visitor at Ängsbacka you are solely responsible for your personal belongings at all times. During your stay Ängsbacka will support you to retrieve any items lost by setting up, and maintaining specific “Lost & Found”-labelled boxes nearby the workshop-spaces. Collected items will be stored for a total of 2 weeks.

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.

CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT

Check-in: No Mind, Tantra & Sexsibility weeks: 15.00 - 18.30. Sacred Womb week: preliminary 15:00 -18.30
Check-out*: No Mind & Tantra week: 14.30. Sexsibility week: 15.00. Sacred Womb Week: to be decided. 
Dinner first night: No Mind & Sexsibility week: 18.00 Tantra & Sacred Womb week: 18.30
First information meeting: No Mind week: 19.30, Tantra week: 20.00 Sexsibility & Sacred Womb week: to be decided

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

WELCOME LETTER

You will receive a welcome letter with more detailed information about your stay.

LANGUAGE

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

The reception open-times will vary. You can find our contact details here.