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13-16 September 2018
Awaken The Feminine Body
~ Deepening into feminine essence ~
with Alva, Hajni & Gaja
Awaken the Feminine Body is a four-day Ceremony for Body, Heart, Mind, Spirit and Sexual Life Force Energy to be awakened, nourished and nurtured.
All female bodies welcome.
It is no pre-requisite to have participated in the first retreat. Dive deeper if you have joined us before or come and explore for the first time. In the first retreat in June we explored mainly the element of Earth, with specific attention to cleansing our gut, our emotional brain. We worked with our roots and our grounding.
In this next retreat are we playing with the elements Water and Fire, represented by the second and third chakras. For balancing these chakras our focus is on the Within (our individual, inner world) and the In-Between (transpersonal, our connection and relationship with others). The intention is to recognise, verbalise, acknowledge and transform negative patterns, habits and life choices with ones that will serve, support and empower us as women and sisters.
Main elements of the retreat
- Tools for balanced hormonal health. We explore nutrition, supplements, essential oils and healthy habits that support nourishment of organs, body and soul.
- Kidney and liver detoxification tips. Where to start, do’s and dont’s.
- Amazing, vibrant, delicious raw-vegan menu.
- Simple self-massage techniques to support kidney and liver regeneration
- Dance Journeys to support free feminine expression and a deeper connection with our different aspects, especially our sensuality, sexuality and emotions.
- Ceremonies and circles (Womb Awakening, Sacred Sisterhood) to open our hearts to our deepest feminine essence.
- Yoga and other morning practices.
- Sauna ceremony with healing oils, steam and drums.
- Orgasmic Breathing.
- Massage and Touch.
- Trance Dance and Cacao Ceremony.
This course is for you if you:
- are a woman
- are interested in health and nutrition
- long to become more in tune with your body
- are on a journey to establish a healthy lifestyle and long-lasting well-being
- want to take actual steps to move away from self-sabotage and self-limiting beliefs
- are longing to spend time to retreat inwards while being
- supported by empowering processes and the power of Circle
- long to connect with your deeper spiritual essence and Mother Nature
- wish to deepen your connection to the sisterhood
- are just curious and open to try something new
Physical (Body, Earth)
Our physical focus will be on the kidneys and the liver, their cleansing
and the emotions connected to them. The liver is responsible for cleaning toxins and wastes from the blood, and separating out the useful nutrients to synthesize hundreds of biochemicals that our body needs for daily functioning. It also activates and regulates important hormones.
Specially for this course, we have put together an amazing Liver Cleanse starter kit. A soft and effective treatment that will support in cleansing the liver and kidneys and stimulating the energetic pathways in the liver and gallbladder. This results in more energy, hormonal balance and general wellbeing.
Emotional (Heart, Water)
On an emotional level, the health of the liver is strongly connected to
how we deal with anger in our lives. So working on cleansing the physical organ is intimately related to cleansing our emotional world. According to Chinese Medicine, kidneys filter out the ‘anti’ in our life. They house the emotion of fear and are considered to be the root of all the other organ systems. This is reflected in the idea that fear is at the root of all the other emotions we consider negative or limiting.
Mental (Mind, Air)
We will look into how the physical and emotional well-being (or the lack of it) of our inner world influences the way we think about ourselves, our lives and others, looking into and bringing to the surface limiting belief systems and thought patterns that no longer serve us. This weekend we transform the ‘no’ to saying YES to life.
Sexual/Soul (Life Force Energy, Ether)
This time we will also playfully include our sexual and sensual nature.
We, women, are naturally “wired” to be sensual, passionate, “turned on” and “tuned in”. The truth is, we women are made to be turned on by virtually anything. If we allow it. We are orgasmic beings, meant to radiate and attract, and the power of our pleasure can support us in manifesting what we desire. How do we relate to our sexuality and our pleasure? Are we in connection with our Womb and her incredible power? Come and explore with us Her infinite potential through meditations and Womb Awakening practices.
Spiritual (Spirit, Fire)
During this retreat everything is part of a ceremony. We offer all our
learnings and insights to the benefit and healing of Mother Earth and all her sentient beings. It is time for us to re-member the feminine mysteries of creation and unity, so that we can assist this world and its beings, to come back to their own essence. It is up to us women, to change the course of history. We shall do it not by fighting, or preaching, but by learning to love ourselves no matter what, by nourishing our bodies and hearts, by dancing, singing, loving, and embracing each other in sisterhood.
This weekend we step into sacred space to find the deepest treasures within our soul and in the sisterhood. Using many different tools to support us in the process: supercharged healthy foods and supplements, essential oils, shamanic dance journeys, inquiry, breathwork, massage and touch, yoga, sacred sisterhood circles, journaling, to mention a few.
Welcome to a shamanic ceremony where everything happens in a sacred manner.
- The retreat will be in English.
- Read more about Alva, Gaja & Hajni.
- For questions about the retreat, contact Hajni:
Phone number: +46 733 32 50 18
- Contact us for information about food and lodging:
Warmly welcome to Awaken The Feminine Body at Ängsbacka!
Alva is a qualified workshop facilitator & co-founder of Shamanic Heart Movement, a concept grown out of Biodanza Heart in Motion, Shamanism, Tantra, Authentic Movement & much more.
Currently holding workshops in Stockholm & Oslo together with Hajni. She has a fierce dedication to healing & awakening to our Souls mission, and embodying our true selves. The last 10 years she has dedicated herself to studying Shamanic Alchemy & wisdom. She is educated in Medicinal Aromatherapy & offers courses in the healing powers of essential oils.
Passionate about the mystery of Sacred Shamanic Sexual Healing & transformation, she is currently doing a teacher training in Womb Awakening.
Gaja is an experienced and skilled rawfood chef and vitality consultant who utilizes therapeutic essential oils and holistic methodology to mind, body, and spirit. It is her passion to assist others identifying their true inner radar. With a mission to support anyone creating a trusting food-body relationship.
Through building up experience with different Native American ceremonies like sweat-lodges, Shamanic Trance Dances and as firekeeper, she now holds space for others identifying their true inner radar. The body has a navigation system that gives way to deeper layers of intelligence; our inner source is a vast place for our authentic truth to rediscover.
Hajnalka Makk (Hajni)
Hajnalka has many years of experience in bodywork, dance and movement therapy, ecstatic dance, sacred dance, tantra, meditation, sacred sexuality and various other practices. She is an experienced facilitator of Biodanza Heart in Motion and Mystical Dance, has lived and worked for years in Ängsbacka, and organises their Yoga & Dance Easter Festival. She is an apprentice in the Sweet Medicine Sundance tradition and walks the path of the modern Warrior of Light. Hajnalka travels in Scandinavia offering bodywork sessions and holding workshops with Shamanic Heart Movement, a concept she developed with Alva.
She is the owner of Hands of Wisdom, a company based in Malmö, offering coaching, bodywork and healing sessions. She is dedicated to working for, and with, the Mature Feminine and Masculine and to the awakening of the raw, hidden powers of the soul. She offers a space of deep acceptance and awareness, with both the humour and the merciless clarity of her fierce yet gentle heart and the raw aliveness of her wild sensual being.
Awaken The Feminine Body with Alva, Gaja & Hajni
13-16 September 2018
Arrival and Departure
Arrival day: Thursday 13 September
- Arrival / check-in: 15.00-16.00
- Dinner is served 18.30
- The course starts at: 16.00
Departure day: Sunday 16 September
- The retreat ends at: latest 16.00
As a part of Ängsbacka’s community ethos, participants are expected to help out with approximately 30 minutes of working meditation (dishwashing, cleaning etc) per day. The working meditation takes place after the meals and does not interfere with the course schedule.
Ängsbacka offers simple accommodation in a homelike style. Please look under the tab Price & booking to see what accommodation is being offered during this course.
- All of our accommodation alternatives have shared bathrooms.
- The dorms consist of 12 – 20 bunk beds.
- Please bring your own towel, bed sheets, pillow cover and duvet cover.
- You can rent a set of sheets & a towel from us for 150 SEK per course.
Breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner are all included. We serve vegetarian food, mostly organic, locally produced and made with love. In connection with your reservation, you can order a vegan diet (this is also the alternative if you’re lactose intolerant), a Gluten-free diet and notify us about nut allergies. If possible, the chef will make adjustments for other allergies, please make the request when you book. Unfortunately, we can not, for practical reasons, accommodate any other food philosophies or diets.
A beautiful way to integrate the course is to do working meditation with us on Ängsbacka. This is a praxis that is included in almost all our courses. As a participant, we invite you to join us in the community for 30 minutes per day and helping out with easy tasks such as cleaning or dishwashing. You will get an introduction to your task and then you do it the same time every day. Our volunteers are very grateful for your contribution and will also help you out. We do the working meditation together!
Ängsbacka is an international course and festival center with workshop leaders from around the world. Please be aware that the main language of the courses, therefore, can be different, e.g. in English, Swedish or Norwegian.
It is good to bring good shoes for walking in the forest surrounding Ängsbacka and an extra towel for a visit to our sauna. You can also rent a special “Sauna” or “Sweat lodge” towel from us for 50 SEK per occasion.
In the nearby Molkom society, about 1,5 km away, there is an ATM where you can withdraw cash.
Our Café is a nice and cosy meeting place that is always open on Saturdays. Have a coffee or herbal tea along with new meetings and interesting conversations. You can also buy organic pastries, sandwiches and healthy drinks.
In the Ängsbacka Shop, we sell a variety of health products and organic body care, relaxing music, books, clothes, organic incense, unique jewellery, yoga accessories and more.
No Alcohol or Drugs
Please note that Ängsbacka is an Alcohol- and Drug-Free place. We don’t serve alcohol, and it is not allowed to drink or to be under influence of alcohol or other substances when you are at Ängsbacka.
Find your way here
It’s easy to find your way to Ängsbacka by train and bus, or by car. Read more about how to find your way here.
We are partnering with carpooling service GoMore. Enter ‘Molkom’ as your destination.
Price & Booking
Awaken The Feminine Body with Alva, Gaja & Hajni
13-16 September 2018
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Tickets can be paid online by card or by bank transfer.
We encourage you to pay by bank transfer in order for us to avoid the transaction fees imposed on card payments.
If you have problems paying by card (for example due to limited allowance), please contact us for a manual payment link.
While booking you will get further instructions. After booking your ticket, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.
1) Credit/Debit Card
Pay online using your card of choice.
2) Bank Transfer
Deposit payment to Ängsbacka’s Bankgiro account 5038-7448
Swift address: NDEASESS
IBAN: SE63 9500 0099 6026 4418 5510
The address of the bank: Nordea, Smålandsgatan 17, 105 71 Stockholm
Account name: Ängsbacka Kursgård AB
Important! Please write what event you are paying for (and your name if you are paying through someone else’s account).
If you use BANK TRANSFER, please pay on the same day as you book.
In case of cancellation latest one month before the event starts, the cancellation fee is 350 SEK per person. Children and youth (up to 18 years old) pay half this fee. Within one month and until the event starts, the fee is 15% of the total value of your booking. The maximum cancellation fee for one person/booking is 900 SEK.
Please note that when cancelling closer than two weeks before the event starts, a doctor’s confirmation of your inability to participate is required. Refunds will not be made if you cancel after the event has started.
If Ängsbacka would cancel the event, all payments will be refunded.
NOTE that it may take up to one month before you have the refunded amount on your account.
As part of our communication with our customers, we may keep in touch with you who have participated in our courses and festivals by mailing or emailing:
– thank you letters and evaluation surveys
– offerings to sign up for mailing lists in a similar area of interest
– information about similar future events or events with the same workshop leaders.
We also have a general monthly e-mail newsletter where we tell about what is going on at Ängsbacka, upcoming events etc. You can opt in and out of our newsletter at any time.
If you have questions regarding the booking, payment, cancellation, our communication policy etc, please contact us:
Phone: +46 55 31 00 35. (Monday to Friday 10.00 – 13.00)