Embodied Sound

Let the Sound touch You. Touch the Sound
September 5 – September 8, 2024


Experience traditional and contemporary sound-healing techniques that release stress, activate inspiration, creativity, and happiness


Our skilled teachers are here to share their gifts in benefit of your experience.

50+ Workshops

The daily program offers activities from early in the morning till late at night.


Experience nature through earthing barefoot walks and by spending time in the forest around Ängsbacka


Edgar Cayce “father of holistic medicine”

To be attracted to sounds and vibrations is part of being a human. After all, sound has always been considered a direct link between humanity and the divine.
Wherever there are people – there is the creation and exploration of sound, music, rhythm, dance and movement. Rituals and ceremonies, healing, communication, connection or celebrations and pure enjoyment.. we humans always revolve around sound.

Embodied Sound is a brand-new four-day festival aiming to arouse all senses with a total one-of-a-kind experience that combines sound healing, live music, learning, nature and art.
Workshops honouring the vulnerability and power of one’s own voice, embracing deep listening and receptivity, being carried by the magical concerts, sound and shamanic journeys. Sacred space of ceremonies, connecting with your body in yoga and dancing, putting your hands on the instruments in experiential workshops, getting to know the science of vibrations and sound therapy in practical lectures and so much more…

Join us from September 5 till September 8, 2024


Check-in at reception: 16:30 – 18:30
Dinner first night: 18:30 – 19:30
Welcome ceremony: 20:00 in Upper Barn

Last meal: 13:00 – 14:00

*Clean your room before this time. You don’t need to formally check out at the reception.

Is embodied sound for me?

Whether you are already using sound as a part of your practice or even as a tool in your professional life or if you are just beginning to open up to your curiosity for what sound can mean to you – the circle will benefit from your presence these days. You participate fully on your own terms and choose freely from the workshops, lectures and concerts offered on the program. Three times per day you are served nourishing vegetarian meals from Ängsbacka’s kitchen and in between you can treat yourself to hot and cold drinks or sweet and savoury snacks in the Café.

You will also get the chance to be part of a Sharing circle, a smaller group of people that journey together and meet each day during the event. For many, Sharing becomes a very important part of the day; for connection, for slowing down, allowing integration and the practice of speaking one’s truth in the moment. The gatherings such as the Welcome ceremony and the Morning meetings will partly have a practical and informative function and hopefully so much more as we come together in collective sounding, silence, reflection, meditation and movement.

Ängsbacka’s closest neighbour is the forest and the lake is within walking distance from Ängsbacka. Nature plays an important role in Embodied Sound and we are so lucky to be surrounded by its beauty and nourishment for body, mind and soul – we encourage you to take the opportunity to simply be in nature these days.

Come as you are. Come to rest, come to learn, come to reconnect

​During Embodied Sound Festival, you will…

  • meet +20 experienced workshop leaders and facilitators making new headway in the field of sound as they share the latest leading-edge techniques in the use of sound and vibrational medicine
  • experience traditional and contemporary sound-healing techniques that release stress, activate inspiration, creativity, and happiness
  • learn about easy vibrational tools that calm your nervous system and support faster mind-body regulation
  • explore the ability of your own voice so that you can activate the power of sound within your own life
  • practice chanting and humming in singing circles to deepen your connection with yourself and others
  • enjoy beautiful concerts and live music;
  • learn how to use sound-healing instruments, including gongs, rainmakers, drums and singing bowls, to reduce stress and increase your wellbeing
  • And much more in the beautiful surroundings of late summer Ängbacka in Värmland.

Join the festival

Dive into the resonance of Embodied Sound, where every note is a journey to the soul’s core.


Entry to the festival including 9 vegetarian meals and standard accommodation.

3900 SEK

  • 4 days immersion in the resonance of embodied sound.
  • Daily breakfast and two warm meals
  • Access to 50+ different workshops
  • 20+ Teachers & Musicians

Accommodation choices can influence the price per ticket.


Our summer offers a varety of opportunities to come as a volunteer. You can come for just one event or choose to come for a longer volunteer camp.


  • Explore what it is like to bring presence and joy into ordinary work.
  • Experience the feeling of community and create friends for life.
  • Join the practice and experience the magic of sharing authentically from the heart (except on your days off)
  • An opportunity to join transformative workshops outside of your working hours


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 the camping area and you bring your own tent.

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).


Depending on availability and your budget we offer the following options for indoor accommodation: 

  • dormitory (bunk bed)
  • 4 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.


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. 


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.



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.


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.


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 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.


Simsala Chai is beautifully situated a short walk into the forest next to the festival area. Welcome to treat and nourish yourself with a cup of chai in the presence of nature. Here you also find hand crafted music instruments. Come, take a break from the intensity of the festival and let yourself be held by the spirit of the forest.

Healing Circle

The Healing Circle offers personal sessions for bodywork, energy healing, massage, counseling and other forms of therapies/modalities. Make sure to bring your own towel to your session to lay on. You can book and pay (by card) your sessions through the reception, or the Café when the reception is closed, during your stay at Ängsbacka


Information about workshop leaders and Festival programs for each day can be found in the Festival Gallery outside the barn. The Festival program can be changed with short notice, so please check it often.

Here you also find opening hours for café, shops, reception and more.


In The Hub, the tent next to the Festival Gallery, you can find more information about the amazing work our workshop leaders are doing outside of Ängsbacka.

If you need to charge any of your digital devices you are more then welcome to use our charging stations located in The Hub.


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.


In case you choose to travel to Ängsbacka with an electric car, here are some things you need to know. Since we have a limited power grid we can’t provide charging facilities for electric cars. The closest charging station is in Karlstad (30 kilometres) or Forshaga (25 kilometres). On this website you can find the best one for you https://chargefinder.com/se/karlstad/laddplatser-elbil/z6g3z9. Travel safe and see you soon!


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.


It’s easy to find your way to Ängsbacka by car, bus or train. Read more about how to find your way here.


During the festival the reception will be open every day, times will vary. You can find our contact details here.

Workshop leaders Csilla & Gabriel

Mateusz Krawiec

Program coordinator

“My spiritual practice is sound”. Mateusz is a Sound & Movement artist, yoga teacher and founder of Art of Union. Originally from South-West Poland, living in Sweden. He is a former Lawyer, who found his connection and passion to the body, mind and awareness. He is passionate about creating playground-like educations, trainings, retreats and teachings and sharing his passion for the love of sound with the world. Always exploring new ways to approach the space he holds to allow people to completely surrender into their body and reach a meditative state and well-being.

Filip Fišer

Program coordinator

Filip is a self-taught, multi-instrumentalist, charismatic performer, intuitive soundscaping magician, craftsman and a professional and uniquely artistic drum builder. With great intuition and humility, he invites listeners into the experience of disappearing in sound and silence and into the space in which they can listen deeply to the wisdom of the heart and remember our purpose on this beautiful earth. His attentiveness and presence makes him a most valuable guide to those who wish to learn more about using small sounds and percussive tools for music and healing purposes. He knows very well natural material drums as well as rattles and ambient enhancers and instruments such as chimes, rainsticks, singing bowls and flutes. Filip shares his knowledge, instruments and an invitation for you to craft your very own drum via his website.

Workshop leader Isabella dos Santos