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Yoga & Dance Easter

Yoga & Dance Easter offers a rich variety of yoga, dance, meditation, music and inspiring and nurturing workshops.

April 2 – April 5, 2021

The Yoga & Dance Easter Celebration retreat is fully booked.
You can still take part of the celebration through our Online Yoga & Dance Easter Festival.

WELCOME THE LIGHT

As the days grow longer once again we are welcoming you to start waking up from the wintery state and connect deeper in body, mind, heart and soul through practices such as yoga, dance, meditation and music!

Any other year Easter would mark the beginning of our festival season and this year we are instead offering an exclusive celebration in retreat style. We will be a smaller group journeying together at beautiful Ängsbacka while establishing contact also with a wider circle of workshopleaders and participants through a parallel online event.

Join us from April 2nd to April 5th 2021

Check-in: 14:00 – 15:00 in the Reception
First meal: 18:30
The retreat starts at: 15:00

Who can come?

Yoga & Dance Easter 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

The gift of easter

Tune into the nature of you with the support of the powerful shift in the seasons

Yoga

Experience the rewarding union of stillness and movement in the yoga classes offered during our days together. Whatever level you are at – complete beginner or seasoned yogi – we invite you to get curious and feel the support from our teachers who will be guiding you in finding that deeper essence within yourself through awareness, presence and breath.

Dance

Welcome to the dance floor! Explore the space where dance is not just “Dance” – it is 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!

Music

The Houseband will accompany us on the journey all the way from beginning to end. Allow yourself to be carried by the sounds, rhythm and vibrations of sacred mantras, heart songs and beautiful meandering melodies. Breath in and out, relax, enjoy and sing along if you want!

Planting new seeds for your life!

Through history Easter has been the time of year for rebirth, renewal, fertility and the triumph of light over darkness.

Regardless if the origin of the myths for celebration are Saxon, Egyptian, Pagan or Christian. Easter is a time for new beginnings, letting go of the old and waking up to the new.

We invite you all to begin and start your journey towards something new. To gently plant the seed within you. Explore the flavours of creativity. Let the nourishing energy of communal love shower your seed and let it set firmly within your heart.

The warm sunlight of spring has finally arrived and will make you grow. Grow towards your inner majestic tree filled with your life and blossoming potential.

As the egg is round, endless, and full of the promise of life. You are vast, eternal and full of promise for your own unique life.

So come let’s go into the garden of your soul and in the softest of soils plant your seed so you can blossom forever in love.

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. 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!

The Yoga & Dance Easter retreat is fully booked. 

It is still possible to take part of the celebration through our Online Yoga & Dance Easter Festival! 

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 gives you a spot in a dorm with bunk beds including 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.

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 upgrade: 

  • Shared 4-6 bedroom (bunk bed)
  • Double room (twin bed)
  • Single room - may be available upon request

 

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.

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.

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.