Back to Nature, Yoga in a Winter Wonderland

Skinnskatteberg, Sweden

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Jo Fox
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Feb 21 - 24, 2020
Group size: 10 - 18
Back to Nature, Yoga in a Winter Wonderland
Skinnskatteberg, Sweden

Jo Fox
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£440
Deposit: £88
Feb 21 - 24, 2020
Group size: 10 - 18

About this trip

 

Set amidst lakes and dense forests, this is the perfect place to immerse yourself in Yoga and Mother Nature on our popular Winter Wonderland retreat in the Swedish forest.


Your 3 night stay consists of 5 Yoga sessions, meditations, Yoga nidras, an exploratory workshops, floating saunas, ice dips in the lake for the brave, Shinrin Yoku (forest bathing) and incredible food inspired by the Indian Ayurvedic health tradition.


Fully embracing our ethos we have curated this retreat to give you the opportunity to begin or enhance your Yoga practice making way for a deeper connection to yourself and the universe, encouraged and inspired by the calming influences of natural surrounds.   


Forest walks are just magical at this time of year, so deeply peaceful with a chance to practice Shinrin Yoku (forest bathing) and be at one with nature. Relax your muscles and mind in the floating sauna and dare to take an icy plunge afterwards.


We have the use of the large and fully equipped Yoga shala overlooking the lake and forest and we have our very own chef catering for all our Ayurvedic inspired meals which really are created with love.


The beauty of nature can have a profound effect, calming the senses and pacifying the mind. In nature, as we find in our Yoga practice, we can be present in the moment without distractions. In allowing ourselves the peaceful and extended free time of a retreat, we make space within, space for new ideas, space to remove old habits and create new. We recharge, give renewed energy to ourselves, rejuvenate and allow for optimism and change.  



What’s included

  • Morning Yoga
    Energising Hatha and/or gentle Vinyasa
  • Evening Yoga
    Yin
  • Yoga Nidra
    Deep relaxation
  • Meditation
  • Workshop
  • Floating Sauna
  • 3 nights accomodation
    Based on 2 sharing
  • All meals
    Ayuvedic inspired, plant based, super healthy and nutritious
  • Drinks
    Water and herbal infusions
  • Wifi
    limited to library area
  • Nature therapy
    Shinrin Yoku (forest bathing), mindful walks in the forest
  • Flights
  • Transfers
    For this trip, usually a shared bus is organised as most guests arrive at the same airport. The cost is then split
  • Bedding/towel
    As is customary in Sweden, guests are charged a minimum fee to hire or they can bring their own.

Itinerary

Itinery
Yoga in a Winter Wonderland

 

You'll settle into your allocated room and have a bit of time to chill and explore the venue and surrounds before a group welcome around 5.30 and your first Yoga session. 


Dinner will be around 7.30pm after which, the floating sauna will be available for use. 


Energising morning Yoga sessions followed by a super healthy breakfast, then, its free time until lunch and again afterwards.  Some of the group usually takes a long forest walk at this time returning just before lunch. Or, guests may chose to relax peacefully with a book and a cosy blanket. There's a great library with an interesting selection of books to chose from. 


After lunch, there's more time for you to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds with the late afternoon class taking place around 5pm. This class will be Yin followed by a Yoga nidra. Evening sessions will be approx 1 hour and 45 mins.


Each day begins with a Yoga session and breakfast and then you're free to roam until lunchtime. Checkout is just after your lunch on the last day of the retreat although there is usually no rush here. 


Yoga sessions will include pranayama (breathing techniques), Yoga nidra (deep relaxations), guided meditations. 


There will be an exploratory workshop.


Private Yoga sessions may also be scheduled at an extra cost.


Your Organizer


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Jo Fox
Evolving from a love of Yoga, nature, travel and the bringing together of people, we have been organising Yoga getaways for over 9 years in some truly spectacular and unique locations. Safari, beach, forest or mountains, the essence of each has always remained constant and simple: to present guests with the opportunity to begin or enhance their Yoga practice making way for a deeper connection to themselves and the universe, encouraged and inspired by the calming influences of natural surrounds.