Yoga Festival

Presence, vitality, movement & soul. Inspiring teachers from different traditions guide you deeper into the rich world of yoga at Sweden's biggest Yoga Festival for all ages.

17th July till 23rd July 2020

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WELCOME TO SWEDEN’S BIGGEST YOGA FESTIVAL

6 days of relaxation and replenishment for Body & Soul!

Enjoy experienced teachers, uplifting music, delicious vegetarian food and beautiful Swedish nature.

Enjoy experienced teachers, music, delicious food and beautiful nature. Connect with your body’s own intelligence, discover new ways of finding optimal alignment and enhance your natural fitness and life energy.

The festival is known for its warm and soulful community spirit that also includes a rich program for youth and children.

Join us from the 17th July till 23rd July 2020

YOGA FOR ALL

Come as You! We have classes for beginners and advanced. Come by yourself or with family and friends. Here everyone can make new connections! People of all ages and from all over the world gather here in the garden to enjoy togetherness, good and healthy food and rest between classes.

You decide how to compose your festival by choosing from the various yoga styles and workshops to find the greatest challenges, relaxation or enjoyment. Take a walk in the woods or chill out at the café staircase with a raw food cake and a fluffy cup of coffee or why not our famous golden milk.

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.

AMAZING TEACHERS, GONG BATH & MAGIC MUSIC

We have invited some of the world’s foremost yoga teachers and you will find yin yoga, yoga flow, ashtanga and kundalini yoga on the schedule. We have bhajans and dance, tantric yoga and gong bath. Our nightly gong puja is always very popular, just like the sauna and open stage in the café.s.

Music is an important part of the festival program. Come and enjoy Ängsbacka’s magical house band and many other musical acts. You are also welcome to bring your own instrument or your voice and be a part of Ängsbacka’s spontaneous “yoga orchestra”

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

The festival offers a daily Children and Youth program with fun things to do; Games, dance, circus, open air theatre, excursions in the forest, yoga and more. The “kids camp” will be open from 11:00 to 13:00 and 14:30 to18:30.

Our “kids camp” is not a kindergarten with trained childcare employes. You take full responsibility over your children during the entire festival and you need to come to an agreement with your them whether they want to be alone in activities or together with you. If your child is less than 4 years old, they are too young to join the kids camp by themselves but you are welcome to join activities together with your children.

The area around Ängsbacka is a safe and lovely place for kids to explore. There is a forest full of blueberries and a lake where the older kids like to go for a swim.

There is also plenty of workshop leaders in the adult program that are happy to have young people in their classes as long as they behave in a respectfull way towards the workshop and the other participants. It is important that you always check this with the workshop leaderson forehand.

YOGIC FOOD

For you to get the most out of the festival, we offer yogic vegetarian food from passionate chefs who care about your well-being. They will pick the finest veggies in the garden for you to enjoy as exciting stews, soups and raw food dishes that make both your body and your taste buds vibrate with pleasure.

The yogic food provides lots of energy, without being too heavy. Vegan alternatives will also be available during mealtimes.

Lin Holmquist

Program Coordinator Yoga 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.

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