Yoga & Dance Easter Festival
Yoga & Dance Easter offers a rich variety of yoga, dance, meditation, music and inspiring and nurturing workshops.
April 6 – April 10, 2023
Welcome to OUR YOGA DANCE EASTER FESTIVAL
The Yoga and Dance Easter festival is the first festival of the Ängsbacka season. It takes place as life and light is returning to the natural world in springtime. This is one of our more intimate and cozy festivals and offers a beautiful variety of yoga, dance, movement, music, meditation, and other inspiring, vibrant, deep and joyful workshops.
These five days are an intentional and held journey during which you are invited to go into both deep stillness and sweet celebration. Together, with open hearts, we follow spring and the natural cycles in welcoming a new dawn.
“Let us welcome the light and the change of the seasons together – in sacredness and ceremony.”
Join us from April 6th to April 10th 2023
CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT
Check-in at reception: 15.00 – 18.30
Dinner first night: 18.30 – 19:30
Welcome ceremony: 20:00 in Upper barn
Last meal: lunch on Monday at 13:00
*Clean your room before this time. You don’t need to formally check out at the reception.
Who can come?
The festival is suitable for both beginners and experienced. 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.
Welcome home to yourself.
See what teachers are coming this year
The program is currently being developed and will be presented during the Easter Festival
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 easter journey
On Good Friday we dive into the program with a day filled with yoga, dance, movement, lectures, and other inspiring workshops. It’ll be a magical plant concert and an organic dance journey in the evening after dinner and also Ängsbacka’s beloved Open Stage.
Every day you will have the chance to choose between both indoor and outdoor yoga classes, movement and dance practices, meditations, forest walks and other inspiring workshops. On a couple of occasions, early in the morning, we offer Sadhana for those who wish to greet the sun with traditional vedic chanting and Yoga.
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 guide you in finding that deeper essence within yourself through awareness, presence and breath.
Planting new seeds for your life!
Throughout 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 flavors 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.
Program Coordinators Yoga & Dance Easter Festival
Angelica has been teaching on a full time basis for almost 20 years and she runs her own yoga studio in Sweden. Working many years as personal trainer, health consultant and group training instructor she took the step to deeper explore the world of Yoga and Ayurveda. After longer stays in India, living the ashram life and finding inspirational teachers to study with, all of her classes invite 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 Yoga concept. She is a frequently booked workshop leader around the globe and she holds space for own retreats both in Sweden and abroad. She is an initiated Osho sannyasin, yoga teacher, dance inspirer, Ayurvedic health counselor & masseuse.
Festival ticket, food and accommodation from SEK 5100
Accommodation upgrades will influence the price per ticket.
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU AT ÄNGSBACKA
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.
The basic festival ticket includes a spot in a bunk bed in one of our dormitories.
All our indoor accommodations come at hostel standard with shared showers and toilets. 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:
- 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 email@example.com.
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).
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".
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.
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.
The festival program
Information about workshop leaders and Festival programs for each day can be found in the entrance of the yellow house and on the staircase towards the Upper Barn.
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 your sessions directly with the session givers during your stay at Ängsbacka
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.
A welcome letter with more detailed information about the festival will be sent out to all participants.
Ängsbacka is an international course and festival center with people from all over the world. The main language spoken during the festivals is English.
Volunteering at Yoga & Dance Easter Festival
If you long to deepen the Easter experience at Ängsbacka even further you are welcome to apply for a volunteer spot. As a volunteer, you commit for the full period April 4 – April 11 and in exchange for your service, you pay a lower fee. Read more and apply below!
AS AN EASTER FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER
- You will explore what it’s like to bring presence and joy into volunteer work.
- You will arrive on April 4th, two days before the Easter Festival begins, and you will leave on April 11th, one day after the festival has ended.
- You are invited to attend all of the offered activities, outside of your working commitments.
YOU AGREE TO
- Contribute with five hours of working meditation per day, except on your day off.
- Join the practice of sharing every day, except your day off.
- A discount on the Easter Festival in exchange for your contribution to the work.
- Three vegetarian meals each day. You can sign up for vegan and gluten free alternatives.
- Accommodation in an indoor dorm either on-site or off-site.