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21-23 June 2018

at Ängsbacka

-Welcome to a Swedish Midsummer celebration for all-


We welcome you to a festival full of music, creativity, stillness, magical forest walks,
ceremonies, open hearts, new friends and lots of dancing.

Experience the best of our Swedish Midsummer tradition with flower decorations, dancing around the midsummer pole, fun games and a great midsummer buffet.

Welcome to Ängsbacka Midsummer Celebration taking place during three of the year’s brightest days and nights. An alcohol and drug free festival.

Midsommarafton only or the full festival?

You now have the opportunity to choose whether to come and enjoy the full festival or to buy a day ticket for Midsommarafton only. The daily ticket includes lunch and dinner.
See the tab “Price and Booking” or click here to view the different ticket options.

Midsommarafton program 2017

9.30 – Our Midsummer celebration starts in the “Big Barn” with music, theatre and old folk stories. After some time we go outside to pick flowers and prepare the midsummer pole. We invite you to meditation, singing and dancing together – a celebration for everyone!

13.00 – Lunch
After the ceremony we enjoy a delicious, vegetarian midsummer buffet.

14.00 – Playing, sharing and workshops
In the afternoon we continue the celebration with fun games for adults and children and inspiring workshops. The café will also be open!

18.30 – Dinner

20.00 – Forest magic
Welcome to join us in a magical world full of music and mysterious beings.
The night is long, the sauna is hot, the cafe is open and the fire is lit.

A rich program and lots of free time

Our intention is to invite people to a joyful and inclusive, magical midsummer celebration for body, mind and imagination. This is a festival for both children and adults.

Come and enjoy great food, dance, yoga, meditation, creativity, playful workshops and happenings. We offer you a rich program with space for meetings, spontaneity and relaxation – surrounded by the beautiful Swedish nature.


A celebration for everyone of all ages

Ängsbackas midsummer celebration welcomes everyone – whether you come as a family, single, in a relationship or other constallation. There will be programs for all ages.

This year we focus on inclusiveness and we are especially pleased that the LGBTQ group called “HBTQ Spirit” are joining us with their inspiring workshops. HBTQ Spirit is a meeting place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people who are interested in health and personal development.

So come alone or bring your friends and family!



~ Welcome to Ängsbacka ~


For questions about the festival – contact: midsommar (at) angsbacka.se
For questions about food, accommodation and tickets – contact:  booking@angsbacka.se (0553-10035)


Maria Åkerstedt & Sascha Verbeek
Program coordinators  Midsummer at Ängsbacka 2017



Photo Gallery

Would you like to see what the Midsummer festival looks like? Click here! 

Children & Youth

Welcome to a Midsummer Celebration for all ages!

Our intention is to create a magic weekend for the whole family. There will be plenty of time to hang out with each other and play together. There will be workshops for families to join and some suitable for both youths and adults. Also the opening/closing and morning meetings will be for all ages and we really hope you will bring your children there to sing and dance together.

On a central spot in our beautiful garden you will find the children’s tent where there will be lots of opportunities for creativity and having fun together.


Opening times kid’s camp 2017:
23/6 Friday 14-18.45
24/6 Saturday 10.30-13.15 and 14.30-18.45

Please note we do not have child care for children under the age of 4. The little ones are very welcome accompanied by an adult.

During certain times on Friday and Saturday, there will be childcare for all children form the age of 4 and up, to play, sing and try out different activities. There will be a great team of workshop leaders and volunteers taking good care of our beautiful children. During these hours parents are given the opportunity to attend workshops on their own.

We will present the time for childcare here shortly. (No childcare under 4 years)

We are extra happy to welcome our fantastic children and youth to this Midsummer Celebration!


Workshop Leaders & Musicians –
Ängsbacka Midsummer 2017


Workshop leaders


Astrid Brinck

Ceremonies, Meditations, Ritual Singing and Circle of Unity.

Your hearts is the size of your life. You have been made to experience life exactly as it is. Accept it, love it, honor it, let it IN!


Astrid Brinck is a contemporary teacher and integrative therapist from Chile. Her work blends the traditional and non-traditional perspectives for human awakening and self mastery.
Astrid has done extensive research for more than twenty years about the wisdom behind the cycles in nature and its relation with the process of maturity of the human heart. Based on this research and experience, Astrid has developed "The Circle", a unique process for inner freedom.
She is currently the main teacher of the Conscious Leadership Training for Women in Germany, Switzerland and soon in Sweden.
Her passion and relationship with horses guided her to "discover" a unique way to Bond with them. Once or twice a year she guides Horse Journeys in the Andes Mountains. Soon she will also be offering Bonding with Horses in Scandinavia.
She is also a song writer, singer and writer. Her music is a reflexion of her journey within and holding space for hundreds of people over the years.

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Satya Nyberg

Yinyoga, Kundaliniyoga, Mantra singing, Queer spiritual

"Being queer is a quest for consciousness"


Music is Satya's passion. Sacred, connective sounds together or alone. Satya has been practicing yoga since 1994, is an educated Yinyoga teacher, and is now studying to become a Kundaliniyoga teacher. Since 2008 Satya has been one of the key people and teachers in the organisation "HBTQ Spirit" (LGBT Spirit). This is a group offering workshops and retreats with focus on movements, stillness and contact. Sat Nam

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Johan Hedström

Yin & Yang Yoga, Breathwork, Meditation, Yoga Dance

Whatever happens in life - try to be kind, brave & honest.


Johan Hedström is a integrative theraphist specialising in transpersonal psychology- the psychology of the spirit. It is a division of psychology that integrates the spiritual & the transcendent aspects of the human experience with the framework of modern psychology.
He is a Medi & Yin Yoga Intructor- who teaches mindfulness as well as dance therapy.
Since 2008 Johan has been one of the key people and teachers in the organisation "HBTQ Spirit" (LGBT Spirit). This is a group offering workshops and retreats with focus on movements, stillness and contact.
He is a student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh & owner of Stillhet & Rörelse.

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www.hbtqspirit.se - www.stillro.com
Sara Bonadea George

MIDSUMMER IN OLD FOLK-BELIEF. On a magical world-view and on plants for sorcery and healing.

"Get closer to a world that may seem far away in modern society- the magical world of old folk-belief and folk-magic."


Sara holds a MA in Folkloristics/Ethnology from Uppsala University. She is also a herbalist, trained at Folkhögskolan Biskops-Arnö. Now she teaches folk magic and folk medicine in herbalist schools, amongst them Biskops-Arnö. During summers Sara works in a herbal garden where she gives guided tours on medical herbs and on plants in old folk-belief.

She finds it fascinating that, not so long ago, a magical world-view was natural to a majority of people in Sweden. This spiritual past is something Sara finds endlessly inspiring to bring back. To do this during Midsummer is perfect since this was a time considered to be particularly magical. During Sara´s workshop you will learn about old magical lore and get inspiration to create your own Midsummer customs based upon this.

Alexander Clemenson

Dance, laughing meditation, interactive workshops and voice work

Being oneself


Alexander's main focus is sustainability, inclusiveness and equality both in his personal and professional life. He offers inspiring interactive workshops featuring movement, dance and voice work. He has a background in various disciplines including yoga, meditations and mindfulness. Initially Alexander comes from a business arena however the past 20 years he has progressed into personal and spiritual development. Since 2008 Alexander has been one of the key figures and teachers in the organization "HBTQ Spirit" (LGBT Spirit). This is a group offering workshops and retreats with focus on movements, stillness and contact.

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Kavina Thorslund

Zen Coaching - the power of Yes & The Sacred Human

THIS moment, right here and right now - is my life. That's all!


Kavina is passionate about the discovery of the potentials of being a human, and what it means to be awake, alive and aligned with what the soul is longing to live in this life - and actually LIVING IT in the daily life.

For the last 20 years she's been on the path of meditation and self-discovery. From primal therapy and shamanism to meditation, the work of Osho and lots of therapeutic methods to trainings in body therapy and other therapeutic schools. Today she is a passionate apprentice on the Sweet Medicine Sundance Path, a shamanic school, as well as a very happy coach, body worker and teacher of Zen Coaching & Mindfulness.

She has a long history with Ängsbacka, and has been involved in many different tasks and projects since 2001. Some of the highlights have been hosting the Yoga and Dance Easter festival for 3 years (together with Lamhita Jacobson), as well as the No Mind festival 2015 (together with Magnus Vikström).

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Frej Martin

Poi and Flow Arts Instructor, Fire Dance Initiator

You may dance with fire.
Fire dances with itself.


When I was a child, Circus Charlie was pitching their giant tent right outside the child-care I was in. I stood glued to the fence when one of the tent workers called me over with a wave of his hand. So I jumped the fence and ran over to the circus. Though I didn't run away with them, I did still learn to juggle that day.
Since then circus arts has always been a hobby in my life, and doing the last 5 years it has become somewhat professional, both as performer and teacher.
My preferred arts is Poi (Maori word for "ball on string") and generally those of flow arts, which include staffs and hoop as well.
The fire dancing is naturally a big part of this practise, and if one is grounded enough I find it a formidable way to connect to source. It is typically much less intimidating than people suspect. I shall be honored to teach poi classes and initiate new Fire Dancers at this year's Midsummer Festival.

Dariush Matloubi

Circus skills, play space, and general wondering Fool

<3 WOW <3


Dariush, after a wild and fiery youth, has been wondering this wonderful world of ours from India to Iran, Thailand to Australia playing with, learning from and teaching people from all walks of life. His mode of communication changes from person to person, from circus to yoga, shamanic healing and Tantra. Whatever the way you find him, he simply loves to interact with fellow humans on this WOW journey of ours and looks forward to another wonderful summer at Angsbacka &amp;lt;3

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Eelko Manderveld



Eelko&#039;s life passion is health and healing touch. This inspired him to 20 years training and practice in eastern and western medicine; Shiatsu, acupuncture, Swedish massage, nutrition, homeopathy, Qi Qong, Vortex Healing and Biophoton therapy. Eelko has founded a beautiful new shiatsu style called Yin-Shiatsu combining deep acupressure with fluent movement. He has worked with Biophoton therapy since 2012. He was born in the Netherlands and moved to Sweden in 2012.

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Isa Karlsson

Singing circle

"Singing together is such a powerful thing"


Isa has been singing all of her life in various contexts - choirs, musicals, bands, festivals and other events. For the past five years she has been working as a music teacher for kids, adults, and people with disabilities. Isa sees music as a global language, a powerful tool for communication and a treasure chest for self-development that is accessible to everyone. With passion, joy, and playfulness, she gently guides her groups into its´ own musical flow.

Along side her music teaching profession, Isa is also singing and playing guitar in the duo Isa &amp;amp; Samuel. Mixing Indian mantras, English heartsongs, percussive beats and traditional world songs, Isa &amp;amp; Samuel are performing at various yoga events and festivals. Openness and presence are the means by which Isa musically connects with those she is involved with.

Lisa Josefsson

African playfulness, midsummer dances

Love your body and dance like everybody is watching!


Lisa Josefsson, dance teacher and performer, believes that dancing is that moment when there is nothing else in the world but your body, the music and you spirit is loose.

Dancing in its original form is an expression of an emotion rather than something created for the stage. Lisa has worked for 10 years with different dance forms such as dance improvisation, traditional African dances, Blues and Swing, styles where dancing is a short cut to feeling free. With a three year experience from Mozambique working with professional dancers and teaching children Lisa uses playful dance exercizes with allowing each dancer to express their emotions. All ages are welcome to Lisas classes where you will be welcome to connect to yourself, to others and the group as a whole.

Lisa feels grateful to her dance company Hodi Maputo Afro Swing in Mozambique who are always present through her when she dances.

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Lovisa Lagneryd

Traditional Swedish folk dance

To be able to lead, you need to able to follow.


Lovisa grew up in the woods of Värmland, and learned traditional dancing early on as a child. Her youth was spent visiting different folk festivals – playing the fiddle and dancing all types of traditional folk dances. She has always found a great joy in dancing. Often learning the steps and the routes of figure dance, to then be able let go of the rules and simply enjoy being playful and improvising.

Lovisa is an educated dancer and has been part of Västanå Teater, Hembygdsgillet and Värmlänningarna. Her favorite traditional dance is &quot;Polska&quot;, a partner dance in 3/4-beat. Her wish as a workshop leader during the Midsummer festival is to give the participants a taste of the beauty and joy of traditional dancing.

During the festival Lovisa will also share circle dancing during the Midsummer celebration ceremony and morning gatherings.

Magnus Vikström

All Ages Contact Impro & Open Stage

"Whatever works" & "Fail again, fail better".


Magnus is a program coordinator for the No Mind Festival. He arranges courses and holds workshops in improvised movement, process and presence. He&#039;s a certified dynamic psychologist. A musician, singer and songwriter. And a dad.

A passion is to co-create spaces where people are embraced in getting real, expressing their powerful light and hidden shadows. He also loves when people unite and experience a sense of oneness.

Gaja Beukers

Sauna \'n Senses
- Aufguss with esential oils
- Voice / drum / other instrumental soundscape to relax your mind, body, being.


Gaja is an experienced and skilled raw food chef / detox coach / vitality consultant with an holistic approach. Through her background experience with different Native American ceremonies like sweat-lodges, Shamanic Trance Dances and as firekeeper, she holds space for the authentic truth that is longing to be rediscovered, the core is about learning to listen to the body.

Her strength is to support anyone in creating a trusting food-body relationship. With her holistic approach she utilizes the wisdom of different tools, for example therapeutic essential oils that have great potential for healing on emotional, physical and spiritual levels.

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Gustav Gårdlund

Guided meditation in Silent sitting

Jag kan ha fel,
Jag kan ha fel
Jag kan ha fel


Gustav Gårdlund has meditated for many years.

Meditation is his biggest interest and his way to choose joy and balance in life.
&quot;In silence I get in contact with what I am and what I want and from that consciousness I make my choices&quot;, he says.

Gustav has been living and working at Ängsbacka for 4 years. Leading Meditation retreats and facilitating other courses too. His will is to live in peace within and without demands and resistance to life.

His guiding words are Acceptance – Trust – Patience – Self love.

Guided Meditation in Silent Sitting is a great way to re-connect with your great truth and witness your pure nature of joyful happiness, beyond reasons and concepts. Be free from suffering! Use this &quot;tool&quot; in all situations in life and see the great change take place.

Welcome Home!

Nadine Melzer-Glatter

Hatha Yoga and Yoga Nidra

"Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak" Majaya Sati Bhagavati


Influenced by my teachers, peers, environment and my travels, I aim to bring a unique sense of self study and common-unity to my classes.

Through intention, meditation, pranayama and asana, my goal is to have my students leaving each class feeling refreshed and renewed.

Teaching yoga in a wide range of styles from Hatha to vinyasa, I provide an opportunity to explore the spiritual through the physical, hoping to bring the study of yoga off the mat and in to the practice of Life.

Yoga is a way to focus within, and by doing so expand our awareness, bringing increased responsibility to live in alignment.

 More profiles are added regularly, please check back later for a more complete list.



Sunniva Lila Brynnel

Accordion and voice, music for dancing, ceremonies, bhajans and more

Improvise your way through life!


Sunniva Brynnel is a composer, accordionist and singer.

She was born into a musical family on the Swedish west coast and started composing and playing the piano at a young age. She plays and sings folk and jazz music in a variety of groups, such as Night Tree (<a target="_blank" href=" http://www.nighttree.com" ;>www.nighttree.com< ;/a> ), Sara Pajunen &amp;amp; Sunniva Brynnel Duo and Sunniva Brynnel &amp;amp; Timo Alakotila Duo.
At the age of 19, Sunniva moved to Ireland to study Gaelic singing at DIT Conservatory Of Music And Drama. She went on to study jazz performance at Birka Folkhögskola in the snowy Swedish midlands. At last she took her bags and her accordion to England, where she studied a BA in Jazz, majoring in composition. She now lives and tours in the USA.

Sunniva puts emphasis on improvisation in music. This summer, she is looking forward to spreading sounds of stillness, beauty, depth and ecstasy around Ängsbacka.

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Martin Nurmi

Saxophone, flute, guitar, piano, song, hulahoop


Martin Nurmi is playing music all over the world - always with the same deeply inspirational feeling. For the very first time - Martin Nurmi visits Ängsbacka!

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 More profiles are added regularly, please check back later for a more complete list.


Come as a Volunteer


Those are the Preliminary periods & prices for Summer 2018:




Pre-Pre Camp 29 May-6 June 600 SEK
All Summer Volunteer Camp 7 June-13 August 5900 SEK
Pre Camp 7-18 June 800 SEK
Midsummer Camp 19-23 June 1300 SEK
Midsummer & Sexsibility Camp 19 June-2 July 2600 SEK
Sexsibility Camp 24 June-2 July 2600 SEK
No Mind Camp 3-16 July 3350 SEK
Yoga Camp 17-27 July 2900 SEK
Tantra Camp 28 July-6 August 2900 SEK
Tantra & ISTA Camp 28 July – 13 August 2900 SEK
Post Camp I 14-21 August 600 SEK
Post Camp II 26-31 August 800 SEK


Dates: 21-25 June

Price: 1300 SEK

Summer volunteering at ängsbacka


As a festival volunteer you come to participate in our festivals and in exchange, you offer your time and energy to serve the festival in one of our working groups.

As an exchange for your contribution, you receive our festival ticket at a discounted price; three beautiful, vegetarian meals a day and a bed in one of the dormitories or tents on the festival campsite.

Please note that the camps have limited spots and might get full.



Application for Summer Camps 2018 are not open. We aim to have application ready for you in the end of January.


Join our Facebook group

Welcome to join the volunteer group on Facebook: Volunteer @ Ängsbacka.

Here Ängsbacka publish info etc, as well as volunteers share good memories, pictures and offers/requests about co-traveling etc.


Warmly Welcome to Ängsbacka!

With further questions please contact:

@  volunteer@angsbacka.se

+ information will come soon
Phone time between the hours 10-13 & 14-16. Monday-Friday.
Sometimes we receive a lot of calls, so sometimes it can be difficult to get through. If so, please leave a message on our answering machine, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Dates & Times 2017

Thursday, June 22

  • Check-in: 16.00-19.00
  • Dinner: 18.30- 19.30
  • Welcome Ceremony: 20.00

Sunday, June 25

  • Brunch at 10.00-11.00
  • Closing Ceremony 11.30-13.00  (Snacks and sandwiches will be available for purchase in the cafe)

Dayticket Midsummer Eve

  • Check in: 9.00-11.00
  • Lunch and dinner is included
  • Program starts at 9.30


Price & booking – 2018


The event is not bookable yet. We aim at having it bookable before end of February. Welcome back!



Payment Methods

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

From Sweden:
Deposit payment to Ängsbacka’s Bankgiro account 5038-7448

From abroad:
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).


Booking Terms

If you use BANK TRANSFER, please pay on the same day as you book.


Cancellation policy

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.



Communication policy

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:
E-mail: booking@angsbacka.se
Phone: +46 55 31 00 35. (Monday to Friday 10.00 – 13.00)