retreats.

STill SPaceS 

Meditation retreat in Sweden

December 30th 2020 ⎯ January 3rd 2021

Svarta Huset, Blekinge

I am pleased to invite you to join me at the dreamy Svarta Huset (The Black House) in the south of Sweden. At the oldest house in the village, we'll celebrate the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021. We will enjoy simple but tasty plant-based food, forest walks, guided and un-guided meditations. Steaming hot sauna by the lake. Talks. Walks. Journaling. Reading. Being offline

This will be the most intimate offering so far, I have space for 8 participants, and this retreat is for women only. 

Important to note is that this is not a yoga retreat, even though we'll probably do some yoga at some point. The focus of this retreat is instead Vipassana meditation; becoming established in this powerful technique that can radically change our experience of life, and even forever alter our minds, so that we become less stressed, less anxious and less self-absorbed. We'll also delve into the radical wisdom of the Buddha, and why it is so relevant for us now.

 

LIKELY SCHEDULE :

 

6:40   Mindful movement

7:00   Meditation

8:00   Breakfast

11:00 Forest walk/walking meditation

13:00 Lunch

15:00 Dharma Talk

17:00 Meditation and yoga/sauna/an excursion

19:00 Dinner

21:00 Meditation (unguided)

 

TRAVEL :

Svarta Huset is about 2 hours away from Copenhagen. Travel by train to Bromölla, from there bus 561 till Olofström, from there pick-up can be organized for €10 pp. You may consider renting a car if you want to explore the area around Svarta Huset. There's quite a lot to see. Although staying put is also sweet.

 

PRICE :

 

€600. Retreat regulars pay €540. 

 

4 nights accommodation in shared doubles, as well as 3 tasty plant-based meals per day. 

For inquiries or to book, email: victoria@swanmountainyoga.de.

Fully booked!

YOGA & THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS 

Yoga, Meditation & Digital Detox Retreat 

April 24th -May 1st, 2021

Danena Sicily, ITALY

You don't have to be a Buddhist to benefit greatly from Buddhist psychology and practices. Even though the Buddha lived and taught over 2000 years ago, the human plight (read: mind) hasn't changed that much, meaning we can reap the same immense benefit from practicing that he did, and which eventually led him to become awakened.

Buddhism is not something to believe in, it is something to explore for yourself. Come see how these practices can help you lead a happier, kinder life. Good for you, good for others. 

 

In my experience, yoga asana practice is often the ‘gateway drug’ into other aspects of yoga, that have even greater potential to change your experience of life.

We start by getting out of our heads and into the body. Then we move into concentration and contemplation practices. The idea is to actually show up for our lives, the way they are unfolding moment by moment. Here and now. And in the process becoming less anxious and less self-absorbed. 

  

During the week we’ll practice vigorous flow yoga and meditation in the morning. The afternoon sessions will change from day to day. Sometimes we may practice yin or restorative yoga. At other times we might listen to, and discuss Buddhist teachings, or have longer meditations or group/partner work.  

We'll have scheduled silences. Digital detox is highly encouraged. So is journaling. 

 

APPROXIMATE SCHEDULE :

 

7:00 -9:00 Flow Yoga & Meditation

9:15   Breakfast

13:30 Lunch

17:30 Evening Program (yin or restorative yoga, dharma talk, meditation etc)

19:30 Dinner

 

TRAVEL :

Danena Sicily is located in the Southeast part of the Island, about 10 km from Noto. The closest airport is Catania Airport. It is possible to arrive in the nearest town, Rosolini, about 5 km away, via public transport. Pick-ups can be arranged from there. If you want to explore the area, and its many beaches and cultural sites, a rental car is a must, but if you are happy to just relax at the property you don't need one.

If you can travel without flying, I will be happy to give you advice on how, and I will also reward you with a €50 voucher towards the next retreat. 

 

PRICE :

 

Course fee €400. Retreat regulars receive a 10% discount on the course fee.

 

+ €700 for 7 nights in shared pretty doubles and 3 delicious plant based meals per day. 

 

4 nights accommodation in shared doubles, as well as 3 tasty plant-based meals per day. 

Booking is confirmed upon payment. Payment plans available with a small admin fee. 

For inquiries or to book, email: victoria@swanmountainyoga.de.

© 2020 Victoria Larsson