Deepen the external practice by finding your inner strength
with Nathalie Mukusheva
Go deeper into your practice with an experienced and dedicated teacher.
19th -24th July 2016
Arrival time from 3pm Tuesday 19th July
Retreat ends after lunch on Sunday 24th July.
I am delighted to return to Shambala to teach another retreat in this beautiful community and location.
There will be a maximun of 12 people on this retreat giving you a boutique experience with the opportunity for personal attention to work on various aspects of the practice.
Twice daily yoga sessions incorporating all the tools of yoga including pranayama, meditation and asana will connect you with your inner body and true nature.
The morning sessions will be classical Hatha-Raja yoga to ground and set you up for the day.
The evening sessions will be asana clinics to really tune into different aspects of the practice. Each session will have a dedicated focus covering, Standing Poses, Hips and Seated Twists, Hamstrings and Forward Folds, Shoulder and Upper Chest openers, Backbends and Inversions
In additon to the yoga sessions you can choose to be as active or as relaxed as you like. Shambala is located in a former forestry school right on the edge of a lake. Additional activities include a day of horse-riding in the forest, sauna, swimming or taking a boat out on the lake, there is an art studio (you will need to bring your own art supplies), Treatments including cranio-sacral therapy, deep tissue and full body massage. There will also be one film screening in English during the week and a Kirtan (devotional chanting) one evening.
£550 for double / triple accommodation
£750 for single accommodation
There will be only two single rooms available on the retreat.
This includes accomodation, three vegetarian meals a day, unlimited use of the sauna and all yoga sessions.
Not included – flights to and from Stockholm, travel to and from the train station, massage treatments, additional optional activities – horse riding in the forest.
A deposit of £200 for shared accomodation and £300 for single accomodation holds your place with the balance payable a month before the retreat. NB: The deposit is non refundable 3 months prior to the retreat.
For a booking form please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All rooms share communal bathrooms and showers. In an effort to be more ecological Shambhala ask that guests bring their own sheets and towels, if this is not convenient they can be rented at a cost of £15 for the stay.
I have been practicing yoga since 2000 and teaching full time since 2010. Prior to yoga I received extensive training in Ballet, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Floor-Barre and Contortion techniques. I have always considered it my complete privilege to share every bit of knowledge I have acquired along the path with every student no matter what their age, fitness or level of experience.
My focus now is on delivering a teaching methodology that incorporates all the limbs of yoga and empowers students with the tools to sustain their practice throughout their lifespan with patience, compassion and devotion to all. I have a lot of experience working with the following conditions – hyper-extension, scoliosis, rotatar cuff injuries and bicep tendonitis.
I teach regular yoga classes and workshops as well as private one on one sessions at many top studios in London including Indaba Yoga, Tri-Yoga, Yogarise and Yoga Place E2 and have been a guest yoga teacher for Chaya Yoga Retreats. I have led previous yoga retreats in New York, Italy, Sweden and Suffolk and taught classes and workshops in LA and Europe.
I have been featured in Yoga Magazine as Teacher of the Month and contributed asana demonstrations for the journal.
“This is where the magic happens – together, with open hearts in beautiful nature” (Danielle Makowsky, guest 2012)
“Shambala– a five star ashram with lasting effects!”
(Franz Anderegg, guest 2011)
Shambala is a beautiful ashram comprising 2 yoga shalas (one of 100sqm and another of 50sqm), 15 twin guests rooms, treatment room, cinema room, volunteer’s guest house, art studio, WiFi, main kitchen and small kitchen, teacher room, library, sauna and lounge all set in an idyllic space surrounded by lakes and deep forests.
“The kitchen is the heart of Shambala. We just love to make delicious vegetarian food for you. We not only use the best possible ingredients, including organic products, but we also take care of food combinations to ensure that you are in top energetic shape all throughout the retreat.”
“On the menu selection process we inspire ourselves in the Ayurvedic tradition of food preparation and proper food combination.Our vegetarian cuisine uses mainly organic products, biodynamic where possible and locally produced vegetables and honey. It´s easy to enjoy Shambala´s menu even when being a vegan. We minimise the use of any animal products as well as wheat and gluten. Cheese and homemade bread is served on the side for those who are not intolerant with gluten free alternatives also available.”
Shambala is situated 5 minutes from a town called Skinnskatteberg, 2 hours north of Stockholm.
Coming by Air
The nearest airport to Shambala is Stockholm Vasteras. You can fly from all over Europe to that airport with the low fair airline http://www.ryanair.com. From Vasteras airport, you can take a taxi to the train station in Vasteras and from there take a train to Skinnskatteberg. To view train times, visit this website http://www.sj.se.The second nearest airport is Arlanda airport. This is the main airport in Sweden. From there you can easily take a train all the way to Skinnskatteberg. Again visit http://www.sj.se for train times and information.
Coming by train
We are fortunate to have a train station at Skinnskatteberg, a few minutes from the center. For train times, visit http://www.sj.se
Coming by car
If you are coming from Stockholm, please take road E18 towards Oslo. After having passed through Vasteras, take a right on rute 66 towards Ludvika. After about 30kms, take a left on road 233 towards Skinnskatteberg. Right before arriving at the center of town you will see on your right a company called Team Däck, turn right at this point and follow the dirt road to Borntorpet.