Scandoir is excited to return for another yoga retreat on the Swedish island of Idöborg. Join us for a week of Rocket yoga on your very own magical island in Stockholm archipelago – the perfect escape for mind, body and soul. With expert teaching from Marcus Veda 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
Marcus Veda's road to yoga was not a conventional one. Fresh out of Uni, he managed to use his degree in philosophy to justify spending his 20s touring the world as an international DJ, wholeheartedly committing to the hedonistic life… and loving every banging minute of it.
It wasn’t until a spur-of-the-moment decision to take up break-dancing on stage one night put an extended stop to all professional jumping around, that he finally took a therapist friend’s advice in trying yoga to get fixed. A need to properly heal the body coincided with a sneaking desire for change in the mind that landed Marcus on the mat…
Trying every style of class he could get to on every studio intro-offer in London, he finally landed on dynamic vinyasa and more specifically, The Ashtanga-inspired Rocket system, which satisfied his undying urge to fly. Completing his first 200hrs teacher training with the Yoga People in Goa he went on to further train in advanced progressive ashtanga and Yin Yoga, deepening his appreciation of what yoga can be beyond the asanas that drew him in.
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 Marcus in the beautiful yoga studio overlooking the sea. Certified in both Rocket and Yin Yoga, Marcus will be drawing on the Yang aspects of a dynamic vinyasa morning practice to complement the deeper meditation of yin in the evening. Expect a a strong focus on the connection of breath and movement, flying and grounding.
There will be an onsite body worker offering treatments to make the week even more special.
Double occupancy £999 per person
Single occupancy £1299 per person
Early birds booking before 1 March 2016 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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