Scandiwild Island Retreat
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Scandiwild Island Retreat in the outermost part of Stockholm's archipelago
Indulge in four days of blissful retreat in the stunning Stockholm archipelago. Be inspired and rejuvenated by the calming wilderness and water at Idöborg, a private owned island only one and a half hours travel time with public transport from central Stockholm. Practice yoga and meditation with experienced teachers, then explore the island by foot and the archipelago by boat, sea kayak or paddle board. Share healthy meals and enjoy relaxing massage in the beautiful surroundings. Expect to feel rejuvenated, inspired and calm – as well as stronger in mind and body - after the retreat.
Activate body and mind with daily yoga, mindfulness and meditation classes with views over the tranquil waters around Idöborg.
Take part in up to 4 hours of daily yoga, mindfulness and meditation led by Johanna Mörk Colden and Rachel Youds. The classes will take place in a room built of wood and glass, with uninterrupted views over the water. There will be a 2-hour session in the morning before a late breakfast brunch, and in the afternoon/early evening, before dinner. Supplementary sessions can be arranged directly with Rachel and Johanna during the retreat, including massage offered by Rachel. During your free time you can be as active as you want to be, rest or explore.
Take time out to relax in the natural beauty of the archipelago including daily access to the wood-fired sauna set beside the sea.
Take time to relax each day in the wood-fired sauna and swim in the calming Baltic waters – still warm as the summer draws to its end. Join Sarah on a daily early morning silent walk around the island to absorb the beauty and tranquility of the surroundings.
Explore the nature reserve and neighbouring islands in the outer archipelago with a native.
Try sea kayaking or stand up paddle (SUP) with archipelago native, Andreas, in the beautiful waters around Idöborg or the stunning Bullerö nature reserve. Waxholmsbolaget's daily schedule of commuter ferries also allows the possibility for you to explore nearby islands, such as Nämdö, Bullerö and Sandhamn.
Enjoy fresh seasonal vegetarian food in great company.
Breakfast and lunch will be served in a relaxed buffet style, whilst dinner will be an opportunity for the full group to meet each day. Lunch and dinner is vegetarian, with a focus on local ingredients. Tea, coffee and fruit will be available between meals. All meals will be served in the dining room and on the veranda of the main house.
The accommodation is both in the main house and in cottages scattered across the island. The rooms are refurbished to a high level of comfort whilst keeping a rustic feel, with shared bathrooms. You can book either a single room or a twin room with shared occupancy.
Scandiwild was founded by Sarah and Andreas Blomquist to help you achieve your lifestyle and wellbeing goals in the inspiring Scandinavian wildnerness. Sarah moved to Stockholm in 2007 and fell in love with the outdoor lifestyle and wild nature, which she is passionate about sharing with her international friends. Andreas was born and bred in Stockholm, and grew up with the archipelago as his back yard!
Johanna is a yoga teacher and has since 2015 run a yoga studio "Yogahome" in Stockholm with a focus on making yoga accessible to everyone. She teaches both dynamic yoga & yin. Follow Johanna on Instagram @johannayogahome.
Rachel is an expert in the sphere of well-being with over 10 years’ combined experience in massage, meditation, mindfulness, naturopathy and Hatha yoga. Follow Rachel on Instagram @rachelyoudscms or read some personal testimonials: https://www.creativemindspace.net/testimonials
Prices including 3 nights’ accommodation; all meals (no alcohol); 4 days of yoga, meditation and mindfulness classes (up to 4 hours per day); daily wood fired sauna; guided SUP and kayak tours. (Massage and additional sessions paid on site according to preference):
For a single room, full board: 5750 Sek (approx. 480 GBP)
For a single bed in a twin room, full board: 4950 Sek (approx. 410 GBP)
You can sign up for the retreat at: https://www.idoborg.se/events/scandiwild-island-retreat/form
Sarah will then send you an invoice for a deposit of 2000 Sek (approx. 165 GBP) by 30 April 2019. An invoice for the remaining balance will be sent in June.
Getting to and from the island
If you are travelling from abroad, you can fly to Stockholm Arlanda, Skavska or Västerås and then take public transport all the way to the island. All of the airports have regular shuttles to Stockholm Central Station. From Central Station, you can take the underground 3 stops to Slussen and then a regular bus to either Stavnäs or Saltsjöbaden. Waxholmsbolaget commuter ferries offer regular trips to the island several times a day from Stavnäs and Saltsjöbaden. You will find current timetables at www.waxholmsbolaget.se. Table 17A applies to tours from Stavsnäs Winter Harbor and Table 17B from Saltsjöbaden / Björkvik. An X means that the boat stops. Tickets are sold on the boats and from Stavsnäs it costs SEK 79 (approx. 6.50 GBP) single trip. Sarah can provide detailed advice on options to access the island from central Stockholm.