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Forest Bathing & Yin Yoga at the Gate of Lapland

Date: 21 - 24 March 2019

Location: Västerbotten

Instructor: Maria Bergmark & Cornelia Lohf

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About the Retreat

At the end of March, when the light returns to northern Scandinavia combining the best of winter and early spring, we spend a weekend together for a unique experience in the middle of the northern wilderness. We eat and sleep well, do yoga and enjoy spending time in nature. All in order to strengthen our bodies and return to our natural state of health, balance, and joy.

We want this weekend to be a pause from everyday life, to let you focus entirely on yourself and your own well-being. You stay in a newly renovated eco hotel, eat well-cooked organic food in a restaurant overlooking the river, and get to experience the untouched and beautiful Scandinavian nature.

Forest Bathing

Every day we spend at least two hours in the forest, guided by Cornelia. We will explore Shinrin-Yoku (“forest bathing”) – a nature therapy originating from Japan, filled with health benefits. During these hours we will let our stress melt away, reunite with nature, and break the cycle of stress. Shinrin-Yoku has lots of proven health benefits, and we are proud and happy to be the first to offer this in the northern Sweden.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga classes are offered a couple of times during the weekend. Yin Yoga is a calm and meditative form of yoga where we hold each position 3-5 minutes, to access the deep connective tissue. We use props like blankets and bolsters to be as comfortable as possible, and all the exercises are done with relaxed muscles. All yoga offered during the weekend is suitable both for beginners as well for more experienced yogis.


Our weekend together is spent in the small village of Granö in northern Sweden, where we eat, sleep and do yoga overlooking the magnificent Ume River, surrounded by the endless northern woods. In addition to the weekends scheduled activities, there will also be free time for you to explore the surroundings, go for a walk, or just be. This weekend is for you, to recover and replenish.

Useful Info

  • Time & date: March 21st 15:00 - March 24th 13:00
  • Location: Yogaretreats Norrland, Garnö, Västerbotten
  • Price:
    • The Eco Hotel/Single Room: 7 800 SEK
    • The Eco Hotel/Shared Twin Room: 6 800 SEK
  • Icluded:
    • Retreat, accommodation and food 3 nights
  • To bring: Your own yoga mat
  • Teachers: Maria Bergmark & Cornelia Lohf
  • Organizer: Yogaretreats Norrland

Food & Accomodation

The food is served in Granö Beckasin’s cosy restaurant, made with love from local produce of fine quality.

The accommodation is located in the beautiful village of Granö. We stay in the newly renovated Eco Hotel, surrounded by nature and close to the magnificent Ume River.

About the Teachers

The weekend retreat is led by experienced forest guide Cornelia Lohf together with our beloved yoga teacher Maria Bergmark. Cornelia is an Associate Coach (IFC) and inspirer, known for creating forest experiences that invite all the senses. Maria has more than 20 years of experience of yoga and her style is very straightforward, simple and inviting, requiring no previous experience of yoga.

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