Scandoir is excited to return for another yoga retreat on the Swedish island of Idöborg. Join us for a week of Forrest yoga on your very own magical island in Stockholm archipelago – the perfect escape for mind, body and soul. With expert teaching from Kristi Johnson offering twice-daily classes in our studio overlooking the sea and delicious gourmet food with Kimberly Parsons, owner and founder of ‘Retreat’ Café. The retreat also includes a daytrip to Sandhamn, a popular, idyllic nearby island in the Stockholm archipelago as well as guided kayaking and traditional wood-fired sauna.
Idöborg is a beautiful island in the Stockholm Archipelago. Handpicked by Scandoir, the privately owned island offers an exclusive piece of Scandinavian serenity. Its yoga studio enjoys the daily spectacle of the morning sun rising over the sea, while a 300-year-old log cabin houses the wood-fired sauna on the island’s shore. Stay active by swimming the coastline or explore one of the 30,000 other islands by kayak. Alternatively, slow down with a bit of sunbathing on the rocks, a walk through the pines, or try your hand at kubb - the Swedish lawn game. For booking enquiry click here
Teasing your tastebuds
Here is a sample menue to give you an idea of what to expect...
Metabolism booster Juice - Carrot, Ginger, Beetroot, Sweet potato
Cinnamon soaked oats with poached seasonal fruits
Detox Omelettes with turmeric hollandaise & avocado
Sweet potato, ginger & tamari Soup
w/ seeded crackers
w/ cashew aoli smudge
Mocktail Golden Turmeric Mylk
Starter Grilled Halloumi
w/ blueberry & herb dribbles
w/ grilled kale ribs
Main Stuffed Portobello mushroom
w/ grilled cauliflower, date & earl grey chutney,
w/ red endive leaves, clementines on a bed of blanched curly kale
Dessert Frozen coconut yoghurt cheesecakes
w/ fresh berries & pistachio crumbs
A certified Forrest Yoga Teacher, Kristi’s classes are strong, grounded and inspiring, based on the four pillars of Forrest Yoga – strength, breath, integrity, and spirit.
Kristi first discovered yoga in her native country of New Zealand. She traveled to Hong Kong and China in 2003 where she explored more deeply the physical, emotional and spiritual practice of yoga. Kristi taught at PURE Yoga in Hong Kong, gathering a rich amount of experience teaching group classes, privates and workshops, while furthering her training with teachers from all over the world.
Kristi teaches in yoga studios in London and Europe, and assists Ana Forrest in trainings and workshops around the world. She believes in working hard, but working mindfully, and offers modifications for different levels and injuries, sharing compassionate hands on assists.
Rustic luxury with signature Scandi style,
our accommodation is split between three main houses,
each with its own unique character,
charming living areas and shared bathroom facilities.
We offer both single and double bedrooms,
with total room for eighteen students.
Allocation is organised on a first-come,
Free Wifi is available.
There will be a twice-daily practice with Kristi in the beautiful yoga studio overlooking the sea. The morning yoga practice will involve a flow of Pranayama (breathing exercises), Core Work, Standing Poses and Inversions. The afternoons will be a combination of workshops and deep restorative work, depending on the energy levels and needs of the group. Classes are suitable for all levels of experience with routine adapted for injuries and pregnancy if required. The intention of the daily practices is to help unravel tension, build strength and ignite energy.
Deepa Bidd, who is an amazing Forrest teacher and bodyworker will be onsite for the entire week to assist Kristi during the classes as well as offering treatments to make the week even more special. Deepa offers remedial & therapeutic massage as well as reflexology. Deepa uses her sensitivity for finding restrictions in the body to gradually unwind and release layers of tension.
Double occupancy £999 per person
Single occupancy £1299 per person
Early birds booking before 31 December 2015 receives £100 discount.
Price for this eight-days/seven night retreat includes:
Twice daily yoga tuition* (on day of arrival & departure – there is only time for one class)
All meals*, snacks and drinks (alcohol not included).
Accommodation, sheets and towels.
Use of sauna on three occasions.
Private boat tour and day-trip to Sandhamn, a popular, idyllic nearby island in the Stockholm archipelago.
Local transfers from recommended flights.
*Day-trip to Sandhamn:
On this day, there will only be time for a morning yoga class. Optional lunch meal while in Sandhamn is not included.
Price does not include:
Flights and insurance.
A non-refundable deposit of £200 is required to confirm your place. The balance is due no less than 10 weeks prior to the event. Bookings made less than 10 weeks prior to the event must be paid in full.
In the event of cancellation
10 weeks or more prior to the retreat: Your entire payment will be refunded, less £200 which is your deposit.
10-6 weeks prior to the retreat: Payments are not refundable, but are transferable (less £200 deposit) to a future Scandoir retreat.
4 weeks or less prior to the retreat: Payments are not refundable.
Please contact us for payment details.
See full Terms & Conditions for more details and cancellation policy.
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