Tantra at Ängsbacka

This Conscious Camping week is a journey for all who are curious about what tantra is - and for everyone who thought they already knew.

July 26 – July 31, 2022

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In 2022 we will keep sharing the Ängsbacka experience in the format of Conscious Camping. We are so looking forward to welcoming old and new friends this summer.

Learn more about our approach during the pandemic here.

JOURNEY CLOSER TO LIFE

Imagine going on a magical journey. A journey that takes you from the beginning of time until the end of it all. Imagine seeing the source of existence materialised in the nature around you, in the mountains, grasses and lakes? What if you could recognize that same source residing in yourself and in all beings on Earth! 

This magical journey – is the journey of life.

Tantric practices can offer us a wider perspective, bring expansion and allow us to awaken to the present moment. Tantra are ancient and mystical practices that originated in India, Tibet and other parts of Asia, several thousands of years ago. Nowadays, there is wide spread perception that tantra is merely a trendy way to improve your sex-life – but what if it can be much more than that? Let’s find out together!

Join us from July 26th to July 31st 2022

CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT

Check-in: 15.00 – 18.30
Dinner first night: 18.30
First information meeting: 20.00

Check-out*: 14.30

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

Who can join?

At Ängsbacka’s Tantra week 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. You can read their bio’s by clicking their picture

The journey

Take a look at the journey through Tantra at Ängsbacka

Activities

The schedule of the activities will be presented upon arrival. You can read more about the teachers contributing below

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!

The Journey

This year Ängsbacka embarks on a journey inspired by classic tantric traditions as well as Western tantra of today. We are inviting all of you who are curious about what tantra is – and everyone who thought they already knew to come along. Let us together explore you how to make these practice yours and find out how this could enrich not only your life – but also the lives of others. 
Peace starts within!

Day 1 – Landing at Ängsbacka

Find your place at Ängsbacka as we gather in meditation and ceremony to open up to spiritual realms.

Day 2 – Spirit

We open the day with soft morning practices such as meditation, mindfulness and silent sitting.

The day is about setting the intention for the rest of the week and creating a safe field where you can hold your boundaries as well as respect the needs and boundaries of others around you.

We will connect in the depth of each other’s eyes, melting our spirit and softening our hearts in ways you may not have experienced until now.

Day 3 – Human

We slowly open up for more movement and dance in the morning to awaken our human bodies.

Let us nurture the inner child and explore some very relaxing tantric energy work together, allowing for emotions in a safe and held space.

Day 4 – DIvine

Open yourself up through dance and music, as today will offer deeper explorations through different kinds of tantric bodywork.

In the evening it is time to let go while we celebrate the divine through an abundance of playful and fun activities like the Ängsbacka Open Stage, bodypaint, Contact impro and so much more!

Day 5 – Peace on earth

We invite each and everyone of you to bring yourself and your spiritual practices into daily life so we can together change the world. On our final full day together we would love to offer you some tools to make this a reality.

 

Day 6 – Bringing it home

Having manifested a little peace on Earth we now celebrate the completion of our journey through this camping week at Ängsbacka with a collective stepping back onto our own paths. We hope that new connections found will support you on your journey onward and that we will meet you back at Ängsbacka soon again!

 

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 week 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 are 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.

Activities

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 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.

GET YOUR TICKETS IN TIME TO ENSURE YOUR PRESENCE AT TANTRA AT ÄNGSBACKA!

Due to the ongoing pandemic we are offering a limited amount of tickets so that everyone that visits Ängsbacka can enjoy a safe and well held experience. If you wan’t to ensure your participation, we recommend to book early.

Ticket Prices

Camping spot + food and activities from SEK 8350

Accommodation upgrades will influence the price per ticket.

Practical information

Your stay at Ängsbacka

We are so looking forward to welcoming you here! We are planning for a rich variety of activities to choose from; allowing you full freedom to design your experience during your Conscious Camping week. The activity program will not be shared online, however, once you arrive here you will easily find all information about activities offered during your stay. Offers may be changed on short notice (sometimes depending on the weather or other factors), so please check it regularly. In the info area you will also find opening hours for the café, shop, reception and more.

For you to get a taste of what is coming - this is what a day at Ängsbacka could look like:

  • Morning practice - start the day in a calm and/or energising 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 neighbouring fields or the nearby forest (belongs to the municipality) is strictly prohibited. Our good relations with our neighbours 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 18 spots per dorm

  • 4-6 bedroom - Bunk beds max 4 spots per room. (Potentially 6 if booked for a family group)

  • Double room - twin beds

  • 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 daily and presented to you in our outdoor serving tent areas. Ängsbacka offers a vegetarian diet prepared with love. We use locally produced and organic products as much as possible. 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.

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.

Our café is besides a cash-free zone also a digital-free zone. This means that Laptops, tablets and phones are not welcome in our café. Charging your digital devices can be done in "The Hub" or in your accommodation. This ban on digital devices also applies on children and youth during No Mind.

KARMA STORE

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

SAUNA

We will offer some sittings in our amazing and newly renovated Sauna. There are limited spots. 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.

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 reception 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.

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.