Shine!

HARNESS THE ENERGY OF

THE SUMMER SOLSTICE

Sweden | June 14-18, 2020

Energize. Connect. Recenter. 

Celebrate the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, Swedish-style!  Honor the seasonal shift by aligning with the energies of abundance and opportunity. Retreat from your busy life to rejuvenate mind, body and spirit in a beautiful lake-side village called Lerum. Learn about the Swedish art of balanced living, “lagom”, make flower crowns, and enjoy daily yoga and meditation, wellness workshops, nourishing organic meals, nature walks in the nearby forest and canoeing on the lake. Return home feeling re-energized, reconnected, and recentered. 

Why Sweden? 

Midsummer is a celebration of the summer solstice, and one of the most important holidays in Sweden. It is not only a celebration of the longest day of the year, it's also a celebration of life and love and brings communities together. We are thrilled to combine our love for yoga, wellness, and Swedish culture during this retreat! 

Retreat Highlights:

  • Daily yoga & meditation

  • Inspiring wellness workshops

  • Midsummer flower crowns & Swedish culture

  • Nature walks & canoeing

  • Organic culinary meals & daily Swedish fika

  • Four nights private room accommodation

  • Typical Swedish Midsummer celebration in Gothenburg (optional)

  • Free time to reflect and relax

  • Insight from two experienced yoga and wellness leaders

What to bring:

  • Yoga mat 

  • Water bottle

  • Comfortable, layered yoga clothing

  • Notebook and pen 

  • Closed-toe hiking/walking shoes

  • Swimwear (for hot tub and sauna)

  • Full packing list will be sent two weeks prior to the retreat

 
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Schedule

We are excited to spend five transformative days together! We are still finalizing the schedule; in the meantime, we invite you to refer to the sample schedule below as a sneak peak.  Each day will also include free time to explore and reflect on your own, enjoy the private sauna, and use the complimentary canoes. All meals and daily Swedish fika are also included – yum! 

Sunday, June 14 

  • Evening arrival and check-in

  • Light evening snack

  • Opening ceremony

Monday, June 15 

  • Sunrise yoga 

  • The Swedish art of balanced living, "lagom"

  • Nature walk + mindful movement meditation 

  • Evening yoga nidra

Tuesday, June 16 

  • Sunrise yoga

  • Summer Solstice workshop: harness the summer energy 

  • Optional day trip to Naäs castle

  • Stargaze yoga  

Wednesday, June 17 

  • Salute the sun workshop

  • 108 gentle sun salutations
  • Swedish Midsummer traditions + flower crowns 

Thursday, June 18 

  • Sunrise yoga

  • Closing ceremony 

  • Departure 

After the retreat | Friday, June 19 

  • Traditional Midsummer festival in Gothenburg​ (transportation and lodging available at an additional cost – see investment section below for more information.)  

 

Lodging

The retreat will take place in a historic Swedish mansion called Aspenäs Herrgård, which sits on a beautiful lake-side property surrounded by nature – the perfect getaway to reconnect and recenter. With its roots dating back to 1894, Aspenäs Herrgård has a rich history to share, and guests are welcome to explore the library and other artifacts found in the mansion. 

Our group will be together in a cozy house with 14 private bedrooms (each with its own bathroom!) a communal living area, and our own yoga space, where daily classes and workshops will take place. True to Scandinavian design, the vibe can be described as "elegant simplicity" that combines minimalism with lots of wood element, natural light and bright spaces.

Our house also has its own sauna, which will be accessible to retreat participants at all times. 

Meals will take place in the main mansion, just a short walk across the grass from our house.

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Meals

All meals are organic, sourced locally, and thoughtfully created by professional chefs at Aspenäs Herrgård. 

Breakfast and lunch will be served community (buffet ) style in the main event building, alongside other guests who may not be part of our retreat. Dinners will be enjoyed privately with our retreat group in a wine cellar! With an appropriate amount of notice, we can accommodate any dietary need or restriction.

 

Fika (Swedish coffee break) will be provided daily, and includes fresh coffee, tea, and delicious Swedish treats!

 

Investment

This retreat is all inclusive, so you only pay once for lodging, meals, classes, workshops, and all other activities. 

  • Four nights accommodation with private bedroom and private bathroom

  • Daily yoga classes and wellness workshops

  • Daily organic, chef-created meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner ​

  • Daily Swedish fika (coffee/tea and pastries)

  • Access to private sauna and canoes on property

  • Day trip to Naäs Castle ​​

  • Optional Gothenburg Midsummer celebration*

  • Airport pickup and drop-off (See logistics section)

All inclusive: $1,200

Limited spots available!
Prices increase after April 30, 2020.

 *OPTIONAL: Add lodging for the night of Thursday, June 18 in Gothenburg (add $250) 
Join us for a traditional Midsummer festival the day of the Summer Solstice, June 19. In Sweden, Midsummer is of the same importance as Christmas or Easter is in other countries. It is a celebration of the new season, life, love and community! 

 
Logistics

Free airport transfers are available from Göteborg Landvetter Airport to the retreat center. 

Pickup: Sunday, June 14 at 4pm  

Drop-off: Thursday, June 18, at 6pm

If you are driving your own car to the retreat location, please use the following address in your navigation tool: Seatons allé, 443 91 Lerum, Sweden. You can check in starting at 4pm.

 
Teachers

Sofie and Isabel share a love of yoga, wellness, community, and culture. Over the years we've enjoyed collaborating on various yoga events, including outdoor classes through Yoga in the Park, a summer solstice celebration, and a retreat in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. We're thrilled to join forces again for the Shine! Summer Solstice retreat in Sweden! 

Pictured here: Sofie (left) and Isabel (right) 

 
Registration

After the form is completed, you will be directed to the payment options where you can set up a payment plan or pay the full balance.. We can't wait to see you in Sweden this summer! 

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Optional: Add lodging for the night of Thursday, June 18 in Gothenburg (add $250) to enjoy a traditional Midsummer celebration on June 19, the day of the summer solstice.

LOGISTICS

 

Airport Transfer: 

  • Pickup: Sunday, June 14 at 4pm  

  • Drop-off: Thursday, June 18, at 6pm

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