Yoga and Health Week at the Gate of Lapland


At the end of August, when the Scandinavian summer is at its most beautiful, we spend a week together for a unique experience in the middle of the northern wilderness. We eat and sleep well, do yoga and enjoy spending time in nature. All in order to strengthen our bodies and return to our natural state of health, balance, and joy.

The retreat is led by our beloved yoga teacher Maria Bergmark. She has more than 20 years experience of yoga and her style is very straightforward, simple and inviting, and she teaches students at all levels.

We want this week to be a pause from everyday life, to let you focus entirely on yourself and your own well being. We start each day with 90 minutes Ashtanga / Hatha Yoga, where we soften and strengthen our bodies and minds through sun salutations, deep breathing, standing and sitting movements.

Yin Yoga classes are offered a couple of times during the week. Yin Yoga is a calm and meditative form of yoga where we hold each position 3-5 minutes, to access the deep connective tissue. We use props like blankets and bolsters to be as comfortable as possible, and all the exercises are done with relaxed muscles.

All yoga offered during the week is suitable both for beginners and for more experienced yogis.

Our week together is spent in the small village of Granö in northern Sweden, where we eat, sleep and do yoga overlooking the magnificent Ume River, surrounded by the endless northern woods. We want to invite you to take part of the wild nature of this amazing place and offer both a guided herbal walk in the forest and an evening with sauna and hot tub by the river. There is also plenty of free time during the day for you to explore the surroundings, maybe rent a bike, swim, go for a walk, or just be. This week is for you, to recover and replenish.

 


THE TEACHER

Maria is the founder of Yogaretreats Northern Lights, works full time at Yogastudion Umeå and has devoted almost 20 years of her life so far to yoga. During her many long trips to Asia, she has tried out most yoga styles and philosophies. Over time, she found her very own way of living and teaching, all based on what she loves the most: simplicity.

"To keep things simple and not loose my temper over unimportant things is pretty much how I live my life. I do not like the airy fairy stuff in yoga. For me, stepping onto the mat is my way of connecting to my body and soul, just as simple as that. Many like the way I teach because I'm ordinary. No New Age stuff in my classes. To me, a retreat is a wonderful opportunity to dive deeper into yoga for a little longer, to become more present, and to guide people into that experience."

You can read more about Maria on the page about our yoga teachers.

 

SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK

Day 1 - Thursday
15.00-17.00 Check in
19.30 Welcome Dinner

Day 2 - Friday      
07.30 Coffee/tea + a fruit
08.00-09.30 Yoga class Introduction
09.30 Breakfast
13.30 Lunch
19.00-21.00 Dinner

Day 3 - Saturday
07.30 Coffee/tea + a fruit
08.00-09.30 Yoga class
09.30 Breakfast  
13.30 Lunch        
17.15-18.45 Yin Yoga
19.00-21.00 Dinner

Day 4 - Sunday
07.30 Coffee/tea + a fruit
08.00-09.30 Yoga class
09.30 Breakfast  
13.30 Lunch
18.00-19.00
19.00-21.00 Dinner

Day 5 - Monday
07.30 Coffee/tea + a fruit
08.00-09.30 Yoga class
09.30 Breakfast
13.30 Lunch        
17.15-18.45 Sauna and hot tub
19.00-21.00 Dinner

Day 6 - Tuesday
07.30 Coffee/tea + a fruit
08.00-09.30 Yoga class
09.30 Breakfast
13.30 Lunch
18.00-19.00 Evening meditation in the Glass House
19.00-21.00 Dinner

Day 7 - Wednesday
07.30 Coffee/tea + a fruit
08.00-09.30 Yoga class
09.30 Breakfast
13.30 Lunch
17.15-18.45 Yin Yoga
19.00-21.00 Dinner

Day 8 - Thursday
07.30 Coffee/tea + a fruit
08.00-09.30 Yoga class
09.30 Breakfast / Wrap up

 

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

The food is served in Granö Beckasin’s cosy restaurant, made with love from local produce of fine quality.

The accommodation is located in the beautiful village of Granö. When you make your reservation you choose whether to stay in the hotel or in a "bird's nest".

On Granö Beckasin’s website you can read more about the different options.

 

COST

Yoga course: xxxxx SEK

Food & accommodation 7 nights:
Ekohotellet / Single Room xxxxx SEK
Ekohotellet / Shared Twin Room xxxxx SEK
Bird’s Nest / Single Room xxxxx SEK
Bird’s Nest / Shared Twin Room xxxxx SEK

 

BOOKING & FURTHER INFORMATION

You make your reservation by contacting Granö Beckasin.

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