7 Days in Lush Swedish Nature: Yoga, AcroYoga & Real Social Time
UpSideDown Yoga Holiday — now into its fourth year, proves to be an eclectic platform to advance your Yoga practice, explore the creativity of AcroYoga, rejuvenate with Thai Yoga Massage plus allows real social time for yogis and yoginis to interact!
Type of Event
The total price for the holiday is £790 when paid in full before 17th June
Price from 17th June [final month] – £880
A deposit of £150 + 3% card transaction fee to secure your place on the holiday
We are hosted by the world famous ‘Shambala Gatherings’ retreat centre, quietly situated in a Swedish forest surrounded by tranquil lakes.
Shambala is particularly renowned for the community feel that is created when ‘strangers quickly become friends’, for the wholesome vegan food made from local and mostly homegrown organic ingredients, and its beautiful location in Nordic nature .
Other features of the centre include the availability of a variety of massage treatments and the use of their sauna.
UpSideDown Yoga Holiday is co-run by Catie Foroughi, creator of CYoga, ieva Wildlovebeamer, AcroYoga teacher, European teacher trainer for Rainbow Yoga and founder of Wild Love Beamer, plus her partner, AcroYoga base, and Wild Love Beamer director, Dino.
UpSideDown Yoga Holiday’s focus is to support you in your growth in your yoga journey, create space for you to relax, and connect to nature & like-minded yogis and yoginis.
There will be two Yoga sessions a day, meals provided and ample time to rejuvenate and explore our beautiful location.
Our retreat centre this year, Shambala Gatherings, is great place to awaken your inner wild and free spirit by exploring the surrounding beautiful lush forest and lakes, enjoying the evening sauna, dipping in a tranquil lake and trying some of the in-house bodywork therapies: Thai Yoga Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Full Body Oil Massage and Meditation Floating Tank.
Morning CYoga sessions are focused on your personal yoga practice with emphasis on arm-balances, backhands, and handstands, while afternoon Wild Love Beamer sessions is ‘Social Yoga play-time’ exploring AcroYoga, Partner Yoga, and Thai Yoga Massage practices. Both sessions are suitable for beginners to intermediate, to advanced/ embodied/professional practitioners
AcroYoga elevates the connection between you and others through movement, connection, and play. Acro in Greek means high, or elevated. Yoga in Sanskrit commonly translates to notions of union or joining.
The experience of taking flight with AcroYoga instantly dissolves fears and invites practitioners to tap into new and infinite possibilities of communication, trust, and union.
By combining acrobatics, yoga, and healing arts, the practice of AcroYoga has built a community of active teachers and practitioners all over the world.
It blends three main elements:
Solar Acrobatic Practices, that cultivate trust, empowerment, and joy
Lunar Therapeutic Practices, that cultivate listening, compassion and letting go
Yogic Practices that cultivate breath awareness, life balance and connection
Yoga flows connected with one or more yoga friends. Helps you to balance in ways your could not on your own, stretch deeper than you usually would and cultivates the ability of listening, communication skills, and interpersonal connection.
Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Yoga Massage originates from the Buddhist tradition and has elements of Vipassana (meditation of insight), Metta (loving kindness), Yoga & Thai Chi.
It is the application of rhythmic pressure on points & energy lines in the body, yogic stretching of muscles & joint manipulation.