Yoga & Dance Easter Festival

Welcome the spring and the light. Boost your body with a rich variety of yoga,

9th April till 13th April 2020

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Welcome to YOGA DANCE EASTER FESTIVAL

Yoga & Dance Easter is the first festival of the Ängsbacka season. The festival offers a rich variety of yoga, dance, meditation, music and inspiring and nurturing workshops.

Here you have the opportunity to try something new or different. It is also a place to connect with like minded people.

“Let us welcome the light and the change of the seasons together – in sacredness and ceremony.”

Join us from the 9th April till 13th April 2020

Who can come?

The festival is suitable for both beginners and experienced yogis, whether you dance every day or almost never.

Welcome to experience the magnificence of the awakening forest, to enjoy delicious vegetarian food cooked with love and care. Welcome to move and be moved.

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

The program team is currently working on the development of an amazing program with the best teachers and musicians. In the months leading up to the Festival, we will regularely announce new teachers and musicians so do come back to check it out!

The eastern journey

Maundy Thursday we start our journey with some welcome workshops, a dinner and the welcome meeting. In the welcome meeting we land together with some practicalities and we meet the musicians, workshop leaders and our personal sharing groups.

After the ceremony you can choose between dancing loose to magical music in the upper barn, hanging in the café, enjoying our newly renovated sauna and catching uo with old and new friends.

On Good Friday we dive into the program with a day filled with yoga, dance, lectures and other workshops. The evening ends with Bhajans in a way you haven’t experienced before.

Easters Eve Saturday we end the Morning Meeting by enter a day of silence. The silence is for us to get a chance to land in ourselves and to scourge all the noise around us that usually takes our attention. In silence, the answers and sometimes even the questions come. It will be a day of reflection and deep presence.

Easter Day Sunday we will end our silence with a beautiful ceremony that will begin the celebration that will last the rest of the day. After the silence you will be captivated by all the beauty that is available around you and maybe you will experience the reality in a new way.

On Easter White Monday, the last day of the festival, we gather again to share  our experiences of our time together. All framed by music, presence and togetherness.

Yoga

Every day you will have the chance to choose between yoga classes, movement practices or something else. Early in the morning, we offer Sadhana for those who wish to greet the sun with Kundalini Yoga and chanting.

During the day the program offers different styles of yoga, suitable for all levels and experiences. The teachers supporting you have many years of experience and will all bring their own special flavour into the festival. They are deeply passionate about what they do and are there to guiding you in finding that deeper essence within yourself through awareness, presence and breath

Dance

Welcome to the dance floor! Dance is not just “dance” in the Easter Festival – it’s meditation, ecstasy, wild, crazy, slow, delicate and everything in between.

Slow down and watch the air move in and out or dive into the expansive freedom of expression of your body! Shake out all tensions and sink deep into your own movement meditative journey. Get prepared for serious tunes and beats!

Angelica Schäfer & Jojo Norell

Program Coordinators Yoga & Dance Easter Festival

Angelica has been teaching on full time basis for the last 15 years and she runs her own yoga studio in Sweden.Working many years as personal trainer and group training instructor she took the step to deeper explore the world of Yoga. After longer stays in India living the ashram life and finding inspirational teachers to study with all of her classes invites to a holistic approach to movement and life. With passion for movement and fascination over different ways to still the mind she is the creator of the Freemove concept and she holds space for retreats both in Sweden and abroad. She is one of the main organizors of the international Stockholm Yoga & Dance festival and Ängsbackas Yoga & Dance Easter festival.She is also an initiated Osho sannyasin, Ayurvedic health counselor & masseuse.

jOjo is a yoga instructor and has for many years had meditation, yoga and running as a big part of his life. Founded Running Yoga 2009 and has a love for running marathons where the running is far, slow and with a feeling of being able to go on forever. He has been a dj for the past 30 years and dj;s in the Freemove class. Having a deep interest in the potentiality of the benefits of yoga in your life of the mat he has recently started a path in Embodied Yoga Principles. He is also one of the organizers of Stockholm Yoga & Dance festival and Ängsbackas Yoga & Dance Easter festival

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

Practical information

ACCOMMODATION

The festival ticket includes a bed in dormitory with duvet and pillow. Please bring your own bed-sheets, pillowcase or a sleeping bag. Also bring a towel and you might want to bring an extra towel for the sauna. There is an opportunity to rent bed-sheets, pillowcase & towels at an additional fee.

At an additional fee there are often other types of rooms at the festival area; double room or 4-6 bed room.

We advise to bring earplugs if you are sound sensitive – the sound can sometimes be quite loud in the festival area. All our accommodations are hostel standard with shared shower and toilet.

Volunteering

For most of our festivals we offer Volunteering oppertunities. This gives you the option to experience Ängsbacka and the festival from a completely different perspective while giving your service in the most gratefull way.

As a festival volunteer:

  • You serve the festival in one of our teams. The service is 5 hours per day, with one day off.
  • You receive a discounted festival ticket in exchange for your contribution. You also get three beautiful vegetarian meals a day, and a bunk bed in a shared dormitory room.
  • You are free to attend the festival program outside of your working hours.
  • You are proactive, flexible, and passionate to contribute and co-create.

You can read more about volunteering at our volunteering pages.

General policies & guidelines

The policies and the associated consequences stated below apply to everyone that visits Ängsbacka.

ZERO TOLERANCE ALCOHOL AND DRUG-POLICY

All operations on Ängsbacka are based on a drug and alcohol-free environment. The aim is to create a safe atmosphere that favors authentic meetings, personal development, and spiritual practice. This means that guests and residents must not consume or be under the influence of alcohol and drugs on the whole premises of Ängsbacka.

A person on the premises of Ängsbacka under the obvious influence of alcohol or drugs can be asked to leave immediately by the management team or a person appointed by the management.

A person who repeatedly violate the alcohol and drug policy, and after two warnings from Ängsbackas management again violate this policy, receive a ban from Ängsbacka for six months.

Ängsbacka management can demand that a person struggling with alcohol- or drug-related abuse who wishes to participate in Ängsbacka’s program is willing to work on oneself and receive the support available; for example, by participating in meetings with Alcoholics Anonymous.

All substances that are intended to alter one’s state of consciousness that is drunk, eaten, inhaled, snorted, sniffed or injected, and that are not prescribed by a licensed physician, are prohibited. For example, ayahuasca, cannabis oil, and tobacco that is snorted.

It is also prohibited to hire and/or promote the above substances (such as ayahuasca), and ceremonies related to these to people onsite at Ängsbacka (including volunteers, staff, guests, and participants).

Non-alcoholic beer and wine are not allowed to be consumed in public areas at Ängsbacka, such as the dining room, lounge, and kitchen, Orange corridor, sauna, outdoor, etc. Non-alcoholic beer and wine can be consumed by residents in private rooms at the Yellow House or the Red House, provided that any room-mates will be notified and verbally agree to this.

Those who repeatedly violate this added alcohol and drug policy, including non-alcoholic beer and wine policy, and after a warning from Ängsbackas management again violate this policy, receive a ban from Ängsbacka for six months.

Exceptions for non-alcoholic beer and wine consumption can be made for special events as decided by the General Circle.

If so far unknown or other substances are detected or detected at Ängsbacka, and / or conflict about the alcohol and drug policy occurs, this is addressed and decided upon in General Circle.

PHOTO AND FILM POLICY

Many people come to Ängsbacka – thousands every year! They come to be in a place where they can develop, take risks, challenge themselves and meet in new ways- and also to rest, enjoy and have fun! We want everyone to feel secure and respected in their desire for confidentiality.

Therefore: It is not allowed to film or photograph on the workshops or other activities (Heart Dance, Open Stage, etc) during Ängsbacka festivals and courses.

Feel free to photograph or film on the site – at meals and mingle at the café or in the park and at the campsite. We appreciate if you share your Ängsbacka experience with us or with your friends and family through social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Flickr, etc. It inspires others to live a healthier life, to find their own path to harmony and balance.

Ängsbacka’s own photographers take the pictures and movies that we need to share about Ängsbacka’s festivals, courses, and other events in order to inspire others to a more conscious life and remind you all – who have been here at Ängsbacka – about all the wonderful experiences and insights you have gained during your stay at Ängsbacka.

If you do not want to be in the pictures or videos, please notify the Ängsbacka media team in a good time.

PERSONAL DATA POLICY

When booking an event with us you give consent to our Personal Data Policy (as follows):

It is important for us that you as customer feel safe around how Ängsbacka handles your personal data. Our focus is to give all customers the best service possible; this requires that we have access to the following information about you: name, address, date of birth, phone number and email address.

We are relying on this information to be able to correctly process your requested service.

In addition to this, due to the type of events we offer, we will also ask you to specify a gender (some events have a limited amount of tickets offered within a certain gender-group).

We handle all data in compliance with Swedish law and GDPR. We have chosen to cooperate with Transistor AB (the supplier of our booking system) and in that cooperation, we have secured full ownership of the customer database and that it is handled in line with this policy. We do not share data with any other party than what is required for the delivery of the service to you. You always have the full right to take part of the data we have collected from you, as well to revise and correct them as needed. Access to personal information will only be shared with Ängbacka related partners as course facilitators and program coordinators. They are informed and consent to only use your information to communicate about the event you signed up for and related events they are holding themselves. They are without exception not allowed to sell your personal information to any other party.

Once we have delivered our service to you (the event is fully paid and completed) you can actively reach out to us with any wish to be removed from our system. We will systematically remove data related to customers that have not requested our services within the past 7 years.

COMMUNICATION POLICY

Unless you actively ask to be excluded from this part of our communication with our previous and current customers, you can expect us to get in touch with you who have participated in our events to share:

  • * Thank you letters and evaluation surveys.
  • * Offerings to sign up for mailing lists in a similar area of interest.
  • * Information about similar future events or events with the same workshop leaders.

We also share a monthly newsletter where we tell about what is going on at Ängsbacka, upcoming events, etc. You can opt-in and out of our newsletter at any time. Information on how to register or opt-out you find in the newsletter itself or on our website www.angsbacka.se

LOST & FOUND POLICY

As a visitor at Ängsbacka, you are responsible for your personal belongings. During the actual event Ängsbacka will support you to retrieve any lost items by setting up, and maintaining specific “Lost & Found”-labeled 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 kept in our booking office until they can be returned to their rightful owner (maximum 3 months). Valuables are the only items that will be sent to you after the event is over and you will be charged for the shipping cost and an administrative fee of 100 SEK. Valuables are returned upon description.

Please reclaim and hand in lost valuables in the booking office.
Email booking@angsbacka.se for questions regarding Lost & Found.

PAYMENT METHODS AND TERMS

The following terms are valid unless otherwise stated on the website in the "Price and booking" tab, alternatively has been specifically communicated by the workshop leader.*

Online tickets are booked and paid via the booking system.
We accept most credit cards, Swish (within Sweden) and bank transfer as payment methods.
For tickets with a value of less than 10 000 SEK, it is required that you as a customer pay the total amount directly upon booking. For tickets with value, more than 10 000 SEK customers are given the option to pay in steps (minimum first payment is still 10 000 SEK).
Upon booking you will receive a confirmation email with a link to your booking page online; here you can check what has been booked, view and handle payments and keep track of due dates. The full amount associated with your booking has to be paid at the latest 30 days before the event starts.
Remember, only full payment guarantees your booking, make sure to pay any outstanding payments on time - you will receive a reminder via email before the due date!

CANCELLATION POLICY

It is possible to cancel your ticket and receive a refund, see details below.
For all cancellations, we keep a fee of a minimum 400 SEK per adult and 200 SEK per participant 0-17 years of age.
Please contact booking@angsbacka.se for all issues related to cancellation and refunds.

  • * Until 30 days before the event starts: contact booking@angsbacka.se to cancel your ticket and receive information about how to claim your refund. We keep a cancellation fee of 400 SEK per adult ticket and 200 SEK per child/youth ticket.
  • * Until 14 days before the event starts: contact booking@angsbacka.se to cancel your ticket and receive information about how to claim your refund. We keep a cancellation fee of 15% of the total booking value per ticket - minimum fee 400 SEK and maximum fee 900 SEK. Half fee for child/youth tickets.
  • * When canceling your ticket less than 14 days before the event starts, a doctor's confirmation of your inability to participate is required to receive a refund. We keep a cancellation fee of 15% of the total booking value per ticket - minimum fee 400 SEK and maximum fee 900 SEK. Half fee for child/youth.
  • * Refunds will not be made if you cancel after the event has started. If Ängsbacka would cancel the event, all payments will be refunded (including the cancellation fee).

PLEASE NOTE: It may take up to one month before you have the refunded amount on your account.

LATE CHECK-OUT FEE

All events have a set time for check out that will be communicated in the welcome letter before arrival to Ängsbacka. Unless your event allows for you to book an extra night everyone is expected to leave their room at that time. The check-out routine and clarification on what is expected of you in terms of cleaning the room before departure varies with different types of events. In the welcome letter or as a part of the practical information given to you upon arrival this will be clarified to you. Please note that failure to vacate your room/bed by those times will incur a Late Checkout Fee of 200 SEK