The opening ceremony is a chance for everyone to meet and greet, but also to set an intention for the weekend, Michael will lead us through with a very special offering. Camille will prepare a nourishing beverage for us to enjoy together. Everyone is invited.
Michael J Wong
Vinyasa Krama "Brahma & The Warrior Practice"
An authentic Vinyasa Krama practice that is focused, precise and purposeful. Journey through the story of Brahma, the God of creation, one of the three personas of the trimurti as we explore the sequence of grounding, standing, inversions and reclined postures.
Michael’s signature ladder flow class! This class is a strong, fun and energizing asana practice. Let the breath and the music guide you as you learn short sequences one after the other, linking them together throughout the practice to create one long flow that we can move, breathe and feel together! This is a powerful practice of learning, forgetting, feeling and flowing.
Vinyasa Krama "Hanuman & flying splits practice"
An authentic Vinyasa Krama practice that is focused, precise and purposeful. Journey through the story of Hanuman, the monkey God, as we explore deep lunges and steady movements. This class embodies the spirit of Krama Yoga and the complete practice of Yoga.
Restorative yoga + meditation "Sweet surrender"
A practice to surrender and unwind. Join Michael for a gentle restorative yoga practice that will help you rest and relax from an amazing weekend. This class will have music, calm breathing and an extended savasana.
Twist and Twist Again
There’s a family of asana that every 21st-century body loves and needs, the twists! We’ll begin by touching base on the mechanics of what’s happening in your body when you twist with integrity, then via a controlled vinyasa practice, we’ll gradually explore the core-muscles required for non-levered twist and then begin to add some leavers, gradually getting deeper into our opening and closing twists. We’ll explore adding our new found twists to increasingly challenging balancing poses and arm balances.
Bigger, Balanced Backbends (workshop 1h 45m)
There are plenty of ways to shortcut your way into a pose, or at least something that looks like the pose on quick inspection, but here we’ll be focusing on integrity over aesthetics. Backbends have countless benefits, if done mindfully, but have lots of less-than-desirable outcomes if you are ‘chasing the shape’. Here, through a controlled vinyasa practice, we’ll be especially looking at; finding evenness, enhancing technique, building strength and finding comfort, in your backbends. We’ll strengthen your over- loose bits and open your over-tight bits. We’ll explore dancers, wheel, cobra, drop backs, bow and plenty more.
Heavenly Hips and Tight bits
Activities we do every day, from picking up babies, to hunching over desks can create huge habitual tightness in our bodies. In this class, via a controlled vinyasa practice with some deeper static sections, we’ll we target those problem areas parts, finding increased flexibility in the stiff bits and strength in the weak bits. Amongst other things, attention will be given to shoulders, chest, hips, legs, and plenty more. Maybe you’ll find a huge sense of release and maybe you’ll find parts especially intense, but you’ll certainly take home some useful ideas on how you can find more balance in your body, both in class and at home.
Refining our vinyasa practice and asking why – (workshop 1h 45m)
We may have gone to hundreds of vinyasa classes, but in these 75 minute affairs, slotted precariously in to high energy weeks, we move from asana to asana without having time to truly; explore the pose, understand the pose, take it deeper or acknowledge the sensations of the body. Through this workshop you’ll get to consider key anatomical principles and how they apply to your asana practice along with exploring the alignment, anatomy and intention of common postures, potentially feeling them in entirely new places. You’ll learn to become more engaged, attentive, integrated and focused in your asanas, potentially feeling them in entirely new places.
It’s time to yin things out and tap into your inner peace, expect very little and feel very much.
Sinking into stillness
A moment to slow down, and create space in the body and the mind.
And Relax ...
Melt away tightness in the body as you relax the mind.
Yin for sleep
An opportunity to let go and rebalance ourselves for a better night of sleep.
Cold exposure expert Lex will lead us through breathwork techniques to support us and prepare us for our cold water immersion at famous Kallbadhuset. When we have the theory and practical elements we plunge into the cold Kattegatt sea guided by Lex.
Natures awe is unfolding before our very eyes every day. Even if we live in a city, mother nature still shapes our life and expresses herself constantly, we just need to learn how to connect. In this lecture you will learn in depht how to connect with nature, even when you’re not in the cabin by the lake or at a hike in the woods. You will be taught a combination of ancient and modern techniques that will allow your senses and awareness to hone in on the natural world around you. This will increase your nature connectedness in your day to day life.
Kundalini yoga "Building Spiritual Stamina"
Spiritual stamina is about being able to move beyond the limitations of your ego. This powerful class combines breathwork, movement and mantra so that you can surmount the voice of negativity and hear the guidance of your soul.
Kundalini yoga "Mantras and Meditation for a Radiant Aura"
Your aura is the energy you share with the world. In this kundalini meditation and mantra class you will do breathwork and chants that help you radiate positive energy so that you can feel calm, supported and bright.
Kundalini yoga "Busting through the blocks"
Feeling stuck? Ready to change? Needing inspiration? This powerful kundalini class incorporates poses, movements and breathwork that will guide you towards a feeling of being clear and centred.
Kundalini yoga "Align the Chakras"
The chakras are the spiritual highway in which vital life force moves -- this power kundalini class combines breathwork, movement, poses and mantras aimed on facilitating a feeling of being aligned and connected.
Breathwork "Landing Within" and "The Art of Recovery"
I often describe this specific style of Breathwork as couples therapy between you and you. It is a dynamic and active meditation technique that harnesses the intelligence of the breath, your breath, to help soften the analytical mind while supporting the body and the nervous system in an emotional and energetic release. This practice can leave you feeling deeply grounded, less burdened, authentically you, and more at home within your body.
Pranayama & Restorative "Bone Deep Listening"
During this class you’ll be guided through a variety of breath practices (pranayama) to help access, free-up, unburden, and ground the body before moving into a restorative yoga sequence. Restorative yoga offers you the opportunity to land into the cushioned support of bolsters, blankets and props, helping the body to surrender into more therapeutic positions to foster an evolved state of restoration and repair for the body, mind and spirit.
Pranayama, Nidra & Reiki "A Winter Softening "
During this class you’ll be guided through a variety of active and soothing breath practices (pranayama) to help access, free-up, unburden, and ground the body before moving into the realm of Yoga Nidra & Reiki.
Vinyasa Krama "Open your heart"
A dynamic vinyasa class where we will use the Sun Salutations as a framework to increase the flow of prana in our bodies while opening up our heart space and exploring the Anahata chakra (the heart chakra). It will be meditation in motion. This session is open to all levels.
Asia Spa instructors
Ottilia Bergström – The evulotion of a tree
Everything starts from something.
For something to then grow into a majestic tree, is quite an impressive process. Similarly, in the same way that a seed can develop into such a remarkable thing as a tree, so can we as humans beings. Join Ottilia in this class to explore the possibilities to find steady ground from where you can move freely. You will be guided through a vinyasa yoga practice, to find strength and flexibility within the concept of yoga - body, mind and soul.
Karolin Axelsson - Slow Flow
In a world where everything is moving fast this practice gives you the opportunity to move slow and take time. Time to connect body and mind, time to adjust, and time to feel and breathe in each pose. At a therapeutic pace Karolin will guide you through a slow flow sequence that stretches and strengthens your entire body in a relaxed atmosphere.
Jonna Segergren – Qigong/Gong
In this class you will have the opportunity to connect to your own life force energy - Qi. Jonna guides you into your body, your presence and your own flow of Qi. With movements from Chinese Qigong you support your meridians to let Qi flow freely in your system. Enjoy the opportunity to create soft movements at an almost meditative pace to really sense the sensations in your body. In the end of the class the sounds of Gongs will help you release your system and create even more room for Qi moving freely in your being.
Fanny Olsson – Tibetan yoga "Inner Rivers"
Tibetan yoga (Tsa Lung Thrul Khor), sometimes called magical movements, has long been practiced in the Himalayas, both for its health benefits, and for its ability to support spiritual practice and meditation. As opposed to the often more known Hatha yoga, Tibetan yoga has a more dynamic characteristics, with less static holds, and there is an emphasis on specific breath patterns that follow the different movements. In this session you will be guided through a sequence of breath-synchronized movements that aim to remove blockages within the nadis (the energy circuits of the subtle body) and prepare you for the seated meditation at the end.
At the closing ceremony everyone will gather for a cerimonial experience to end the retreat together. There will also be a Q&A with Michael and some of the teachers for you to ask questions that might have arisen druring the weekend. There will also be a little surprise for everyone. A wonderful event that you don’t want to miss out on.