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1-9 September 2018

The Gift of Womanhood

~ 2018 Theme – The Inner Art of Woman’s Power ~

with Guru Rattana, Ph.D.

We are delighted to announce that Guru Rattana is returning to Angsbacka in 2018 to share her presence and teachings on woman’s empowerment. This course will enrich your personal journey and support you in teaching your own classes for women.



About the course

This special workshop is designed by a woman for women! Based on forty years of daily practice, Guru Rattana shares how to practice Kundalini Yoga to support your womanhood. Her extensive career includes teaching in 18 countries and publishing 11 books on Kundalini Yoga, including 2 groundbreaking books for women The Gift of Womanhood* and The Destiny of Women Is the Destiny of the World.

The Gift of Womanhood is about woman’s inner reality and how she can honor and nurture her essence as a woman. If women could only understand the sacredness of being a woman, we would treat ourselves so differently. A woman’s spiritual path is about having an experience of her authentic identity as a sacred woman. This is very important knowledge to share with women of all ages.

Guru Rattana will share special dynamics of awakening based on her 40 year daily practice of Kundalini Yoga. We will use Kundalini Yoga, pranayama, and mantras to cultivate deep inner experiences and to immerse ourselves in the resonance of Oneness where Peace resides.


As a woman, you are a mystery.
Everyone loves mysteries, so enjoy being one!
But never be a mystery to yourself!


The Inner Art of Woman’s Power

A profound source of stress, burnout, and unhappiness for women in today’s world is rooted in the fact that women have been trained to cultivate power from a model designed by men for men that focuses on external force, power-over and control. To experience her power, woman must know, accept, and align her energies with her special design, nature, and constitution. Woman finds her authentic power within herself. Join with other beautiful women to:

♥ Experience your essence as a woman
♥ Find a stable place of inner security in your mind
♥ Enjoy emotional contentment and satisfaction
♥ Nurture your physical health and well-being
♥ Awaken to the mystery and magic of your spiritual connection
♥ Trust yourself and your unique life


“Any woman on this planet who values herself as a woman is great. She is a giver of life.
And when you are a giver of life, what more is there?”

Yogi Bhajan



September 1 – Arrival Day. Course begins with super at 18:00 and Introductions at 19:00
September 2-8 – Seven days with Guru Rattana and women in community.
September 9 – Departure after sadhana and breakfast.


Tentative Daily Program

5 AM – 7.30 AM   Sadhana
8 AM – 9 AM        Breakfast
10 AM – 1 PM       Morning lecture and Yoga
1 PM – 3 PM         Lunch
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Afternoon lecture and Yoga
6 PM – 7 PM        Dinner
7:30 PM – 8 PM  Evening meditation and activity


You will also need some time to integrate your experience in quiet and stillness.

Guru Rattana has designed a special Sadhana for women based on her personal Sadhana. Sadhana will be lead by the participants. If you are interested in leading Sadhana one day, please let us know.


The countryside environment is peaceful and beautiful.
The organic food is delicious.
The community is welcoming and helpful.
The yoga room is both spacious and cozy.
The atmosphere is loving and accepting.
The experience is uplifting and transformative.

* The Gift of Womanhood is our ‘text’ book. If you don’t already have a copy, it is recommended to purchase one and bring it to the course. Most of the Kriyas and meditations will come from this manual. It can be purchased at www.rootlight.se and www.satnam.de


Ängsbacka for a relaxing retreat and workshop

For over 20 years, Ängsbacka has been a gathering place for people who want to grow in awareness and live with an open heart. The retreat center is beautifully surrounded by meadows in the Värmland fairy-tale forest. The beautiful peaceful location provides support for those wishing to seek relaxation and tranquility.


More information

  • For information about the retreat – contact Ransher Kaur
  • For information about food and lodging – contact Ängsbacka:



Guru Rattana

Guru Rattana, Ph.D., author, teacher and teacher of teachers, has been a student of Yogi Bhajan and teacher of his Kundalini Yoga and Meditation for almost 40 years. She literally lives and loves Kundalini Yoga, and has devoted a large part of her life to teaching and writing books about this amazing technology.

Guru Rattana believes higher consciousness is a requirement to find solutions to all world problems. As we change our consciousness and become personally empowered, we transform the world. Her life is devoted to helping people move beyond hope and belief to an experience of the ecstasy of Self and the Divine in all life and to make their unique contribution to the world.

After many decades of daily practice and teaching, she now feels Kundalini Yoga. She writes and teaches from her own experience of the transformative power of this sacred technology. She has witnessed the effects of this practice in her own life, and in the lives of the many women and men she has taught from all over the world.

Through extensive travel, education, teaching and her own inner journey, Guru Rattana has consciously prepared for this moment in history. Since the age of twenty-six she has followed a committed spiritual path. She studied Hatha yoga for 8 years, trained with Yogi Bhajan from 1977, and has also studied tai chi, kung fu and chi gong.

Following receipt of her Doctorate (Political Science – University of Geneva) she pursued an academic career at Dartmouth College, MIT, and New Hampshire College, moving in 1985 to the U.S. International University in San Diego.

A ground-breaking author, teacher and teacher of teachers, she has given hundreds of workshops and classes on personal empowerment, featuring Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Her unique presentation incorporates her writings, a profound understanding of spiritual principles and human growth, and the transmutation of emotional energy into higher awareness. Each class is a milestone in consciousness.

Guru Rattana believes higher consciousness is a requirement to find solutions to all world problems. As we change our consciousness and become personally empowered, we transform the world. Her life is devoted to helping people move beyond hope and belief to an experience of the ecstasy of Self and the Divine in all life and to make their unique contribution to the world.

Her popular websites — Yoga Technology and Kundalini Yoga — attract an endless stream of visitors. Thousands are subscribed to her Kundalini Yoga Yahoo discussion group, to her New Millennium Being newsletter and to her free Kundalini Yoga Online Training Course – now completed by over 250,000 satisfied students.

Guru Rattana is author of 2 groundbreaking books The Gift of Womanhood and The Destiny of Women Is the Destiny of the World.

With deep insight and sensitivity, she illuminates a unique spiritual path for women using Kundalini Yoga and Meditation techniques that will touch your soul.


Testimonials from Guru Rattana students


The Gift of Connection

Receiving the inspiration, guidance and love of Guru Rattanas, Gift of Womanhood, changed me. Having been a woman for a considerable amount of years and having enjoyed most of the 43 of them with great pleasure, I still had a hard time with myself concerning elements of my life that I didn’t necessarily regarded as having to do with my sex or gender.

Guru Rattana connects you to the questions and enable you to go seeking the elements of both them and perhaps their answers. I had wonderful sadhanas, lectures, yoga classes, meals, sharings and meditations with Guru Rattana and this group of beautiful, bountiful and blissful women.

Spending life changing moments and processes, a lot of the time with your eyes closed, in the joined energy of the women, Guru Rattana and through her I honestly felt Yogi Bhajan himself too, I came back as a richer, happier and more aware woman.

We do carry things around that we feel that we generate ourselves from being “separate, not enough, too much or little of something…”. These life changing days with the women, I felt like a connected a lot of dots. The elements of the title of the retreat made tremendous meaning to me in that sense. “The Gift of Womanhood. Inner Mastery, Outer Mystery”.

We are mystery by essence, by design. That is my gift. Being a woman, my gift is that I by awakening to and cultivating my own mastery of that unique inner mystery can change. Not only myself, but the world around us changes when we connect to the higher frequency of the Cosmic Flow of the Divine Mother.

Sounds vague and intangible? It is very practical. It is Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yoga Bhajan. It delivers and Guru Rattana certainly delivered it to me. I am a even happier, more generous and calmer woman, mother, partner and teacher. I am more fun. And I have a bunch of new friends; sisters in white around the globe. I hope you will be one of them, come September 2017.

Sat Nam

/An-Magritt Seeland


Practical Information

The Gift of Womanhood with Guru Rattana
1-9 September 2018

Arrival & Departure

Saturday 1 September

Check-in: 17.00-18.00
• Dinner: 18.00-19.00
• The retreat starts: 19.00

Sunday 9 September

  • The retreat ends at: 16.00



Ängsbacka offers simple accommodation in a home-like 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 consists 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.



The Food

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.


Angsbacka lunch


Working Meditation

A beautiful way to integrate the course is to do working meditation with us on Ängsbacka. This is a praxis that is included on almost all our courses. As 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!



General Information

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.


Other information

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.


Ängsbacka cafe cakes


In the Ängsbacka Shop we sell a variety of health products and organic bodycare, relaxing music, books, clothes, organic incense, unique jewelry, yoga accessories and more.


No Alcohol or Drugs

Please note that Ängsbacka is a Alcohol and Drug Free place. We dont serve alcohol, and it is not allowed to drink or to be under influence of alcohol or other subtstances 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

The Gift of Womanhood with Guru Rattana
1-9 September 2018


Please pay the registration fee —– SEK (plus your upgrade of accommodation) to book your place in the course. The registration fee is non-refundable.

The remaining —– SEK or —– SEK (depending on what ticket) is to be paid at the latest 31 July, 2017.
We will send out a reminder about one month before, including payment instructions.