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Tantra Festival

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

August 11 – August 16, 2020

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A summer festival season at Ängsbacka is an extraordinary container for all that we are and all that we can be. We believe that this year’s special edition of the festival program 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 special edition of Ängsbacka Tantra Festival is now bookable online. We are proud to launch our new August dates for this event, despite the ongoing challenges taking place around the world. The lingering uncertainty has kept us on our toes when it comes to planning for this year’s summer, resulting in the need to condense the festival program to fit into the month of August. We love welcoming all of you for our unforgettable Tantra Festival in a unique august 2020 edition!

 

NEW FESTIVAL DATES

August 11 – August 16, 2020

 

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 and the end of social distancing. The theme of this year’s festival 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?

The Tantra Festival is one of Ängsbacka’s most heartfelt event. It is a place for saying YES to yourself! People from all corners of the world gather to explore various tantric techniques. 

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.

This festival 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 festival is suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Come with an open mind and the willingness to face yourself and others honestly.

Teachers

See what teachers are coming this year

Theme

Take a look at the theme of this year’s festival

Festival program

The program is currently being developed. Come back later.

Teachers & Musicians

We are honored to present some of the world’s top teachers to create an inspiring and safe space for you to discover what Tantra offers. In the months leading up to the Festival, we will regularely announce new teachers and musicians so do come back to check it out!

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.

Ängsbacka Tantra Festival 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.

This year the theme at the tantra festival is “I AM LOVING AWARENESS” which reminds us about the light within and the illumination of all.

People of all ages come from all corners of the world come to Ängsbacka Tantra Festival, to explore the various tantric techniques that the program offers. It is a unique experience and we have collected tantra teachers from all branches and traditions. From the classic tantra, to shamanic sexuality and neo tantra. You meet the world’s foremost teachers and 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 come to the festival 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 behaviours 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.

At Ängsbacka Tantra festival 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 festival 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 festival 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 at the festival to stay grounded and integrated.

Workshops

On the program 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 at the festival. 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 festival people might experience some challenges. To support you, there is a professional emotional support team available around the clock should you need their assistance.

Lin Holmquist

Program Coordinator Tantra Festival

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.

Get your tickets in time to ensure your presence at the festival!

Early Bird Tickets

First 100 tickets

 – SOLD OUT –

Festival ticket + food and accommodation from SEK 4600

Regular Tickets

After the Early Bird period until 3 days before the festival


Festival ticket + food and accommodation from SEK 5500

Last minute tickets

2 days before, and the starting day of the festival


Festival ticket + food and accommodation 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 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.

Our event permit allows music to go on until latest 02:00 at night.

ACCOMMODATION

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

All our indoor accommodations come at hostel standard with shared showers and toilets.You will find outdoor toilets in connection to the camping areas and outdoor showers are available to complement the indoor facilities. 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: 

  • dormitory - female or mixed gender (bunk bed)
  • 4-6 bedroom (bunk bed)
  • double room (twin bed)

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.

PAYMENTS AND CURRENCY

Remember! We always request you to book and pay your event ticket online before arrival. Once here you will be able to use cash, card or Swish (Swedish direct payment service) at our reception. We only accept SEK. At the reception you will be able to purchase or refill gift cards for use in the Café - the Café itself is cash-free! 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!

KARMA STORE

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

SIMSALA CHAI

Simsala Chai is beautifully situated a short walk into the forest next to the festival area. Welcome to treat and nourish yourself with a cup of chai in the presence of nature. Here you also find hand crafted music instruments. Come, take a break from the intensity of the festival and let yourself be held by the spirit of the forest.

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.

FESTIVAL GALLERY

Information about workshop leaders and festival programs for each day can be found in the Festival Gallery outside the barn. The program can be changed with short notice, so please check it often. Here you also find opening hours for café, shops, reception and more.

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. Collected items will be stored 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.