Saturday 5th July - Wednesday 9th July
Opening ceremony, chanting and meditation 8.00-9.00
Intensive asana practice 9.00-11.00
Lunch break 11.00-13.00
Asana and process work 13.00-15.00
Single class 300 SEK
Per day 550 SEK
All week 2500 SEK
On the first day we will explore the first Forrest Yoga corner stone: Breath. The breath is the foundation for your yoga practice. It buzzes up your energy and grounds you on the mat. It connects your mind, heart and body. We will explore breath through pranayamas during the morning practice and go deeper with it in the afternoon's process work.
We move on to the second Forrest Yoga corner stone and go into Strength. There are the different aspects of physical, mental and emotional strength to explore and connect to the yoga practice. Strength can be the ability to let go just as well as the ability to hold on. What is strength to you? Come and find out!
The third Forrest Yoga corner stone is Integrity. We will work with our authentic voice, our truth, as well as the duality of perception and reality. Who are you? Who do you want to be? Can yoga help you get there?
Leading on from the previous days, we find the fourth Forrest Yoga corner stone, Spirit. With our breath, strength and integrity, we connect to our spirit so that we can embody who we really are and be true to ourselves. The afternoon process workshop is only open to students who have been to all or most of the previous classes!
On the last day we endevour to Go Deeper. Using the tools from the previous days, we explore how we can develop our home practice further. We tie all the loose ends together for a meaningful end of the camp.
Additional organised activities
Join local artist Johanna Hästö for a guided tour of the Museum of Mental Health on Monday 7th July at 17:00. Johanna's art is exploring skin, layers, boundaries and connection using paintings, photography, textile and audiovisual chanels.
She also uses her art to explore mental health and has worked as a guide at the Museum of Mental Health for several years. She will tell you about the history of the local mental health hospital as well as the practices used within its walls for the last 100 years.
End of camp BBQ in Helena's garden on Wednesday 9th July at 17:00. Hang out with your new crew, put your favourite veggies or meat on the bbq and chill on the lawn.
Sandra Heider, MA, is the founder of Equilibrium Yoga and Well-Being Centres in Peteborough and Huntingdon (UK) and together with her partner Brian Robinson she owns and manages both yoga studios. She has been practising yoga since 1999 and has been teaching since 2005 when she qualified as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher under the guidance of Dr. Brian Cooper. Sandra initially practised and studied Ashtanga Yoga, but moved into Jivamukti and Forrest yoga in 2006. She completed the Jivamukti Yoga teacher training and the Forrest Yoga Foundation teacher training in 2007. Sandra is a certified Forrest Yoga Teacher and a Forrest Yoga Mentor. Since 2009 she has been assisting Ana Forrest at her workshops and teacher trainings throughout Europe.
Yoga and in particular Forrest Yoga in conjunction with Psychotherapy has helped her with dealing with the consequences of her own personal struggle during her teenage years, including eating disorders and feelings of not belonging and of not being good enough. Her interest lies in finding the integration between spirituality, psychotherapy and physical practices. At the heart of her teachings lies the assumption that we need to return to our bodies and to feeling in order to experience peace, acceptance and self-love, which in turn will lay the foundation for genuine relationships with other people.
Sandra currently studies body psychotherapy at CBPC in Cambridge (UK). Being native German, she loves languages and seeks avenues to utilise her language abilities more – including French and Spanish. Visit Sandra's website