Blidö, Stockholm, Sweden
From10 Jun 2019
To16 Jun 2019
YogaShala Blidö is a newly built yoga house with 13 windows overlooking beautiful nature in Stockholms archipelago. We live a 2-minute walk from the ocean in small classical Swedish summer houses and we eat organic vegetarian/vegan meals.
This retreat is a great introduction if you're new to Ashtanga yoga and want to learn the fundamentals of the practice.
During this weekend course, we'll go through:
Yoga retreat includes:
With a background in music, Sofia started practicing yoga at the age of 13. She did her first yoga teacher training in India after graduating from school at 19 years old. Since then practicing and teaching yoga has been a huge part of her life. Today Sofia is a dedicated Ashtanga yoga practitioner and been practicing with numbers of well-known Ashtanga teachers including Sharath Jois at KPJAYI in Mysore, India. Sofia's been teaching workshops and retreats in different parts of the world. The past 5 years she's been teaching regular classes in Stockholm and hosted two Mysore yoga-programs.
See you on the mat!
About YogaShala Blidö
This cozy and peaceful retreat center is owned by Päivi Seppä who is the mother of Sofia Soori. Together they built a yoga shala from scratch out of organic materials and is located in the forest by their summer house. The shala has 13 windows overlooking the beautiful Swedish forest and a sauna heater (yes, hot yoga classes available and meditations with fireplace).
Close to the yoga shala are two main houses with two bedrooms in each for retreat members to stay at. The garden is nice and big and in summer times we grow our own organic vegetables which we serve at the retreat meals too. There is also a possibility to bring a tent and camp at the retreat area if you want to stay even closer to nature.
The ocean is close by and we often go for a swim after a sweaty yoga class.
How to reach here from Stockholm?
You can either take bus 676 from Tekniska Högskolan towards Norrtälje and then change to bus 634 to Glyxnäs (endstation). This trip takes over2 hours.
If you want to drive it goes faster and you can easily take the two ferries over to Yxlan and then Blidö, they leave every 30 minutes from Furusund.
Adress for Google Maps: Glyxnäs Byväg 77, Norrtälje.
Or you can also take a beautiful ferry ride all the way from Strömkajen in Stockholm city to Glyxnäs Brygga with Waxholmsbolaget.
Check out in meantime the Ashtanga yoga classes with Sofia online at Yogateket from Uppsala Sweden