Tantra Festival

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

July 25 – July 30, 2023

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TANTRA FESTIVAL AT ÄNGSBACKA

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.

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.

Join us from July 25th to July 30th 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.

Who can join?

At Ängsbacka’s Tantra Festival you are welcome just as you are. 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.

Teachers

See what teachers are coming this year

program

The program is currently being developed and will be presented during the New Year’s Celebration

Teachers & Musicians

We are honoured to present some of the world’s top teachers to create an inspiring and safe space for you to discover what Tantra offers. A magical mix of heart-opening meditations, energy work, dance, singing, sexual development and exploration. An opportunity to meet other people with a passion to explore conscious sexuality, relating, personal development and spirituality. We will regularly announce new teachers and musicians so do come back to check it out!

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 realising 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.

A tantric path can awaken your senses to the pleasure, love and peace that all exist within you. You can awaken to what already is rather than make up or aim for something, and cultivate a deeper and blissful surrender to being rather than doing. 

During the 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 are entirely voluntary. We do however expect you to take part in the initial workshops on boundaries to support the creation of a safe experience 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 activities 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

    Tantra is a global movement; a powerful and influential method for personal development, known and practiced for centuries. Some say it’s the fastest way to enlightenment – experience shows that the way there most likely goes via blockages and feelings of fear, shame and guilt.

    We are aware of the challenges You may encounter during your stay with us; that’s why we have a professional emotional support team who will be available 24hrs 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.

    Ticket price

    Festival ticket, food and tent spot from SEK 8800

    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 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 (bunk bed)
    • 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.

    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.

    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 (by card) your sessions through the reception, or the Café when the reception is closed, during your stay at Ängsbacka

    FESTIVAL GALLERY

    Information about workshop leaders and Festival programs for each day can be found in the Festival Gallery outside the barn. The Festival program can be changed with short notice, so please check it often.

    Here you also find opening hours for café, shops, reception and more.

    THE HUB

    In The Hub, the tent next to the Festival Gallery, you can find more information about the amazing work our workshop leaders are doing outside of Ängsbacka.

    If you need to charge any of your digital devices you are more then welcome to use our charging stations located in The Hub.

    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.