In the depths of the Swedish woods is where we will spend 3 Midsummer Magic nights, this is going to be beautiful.
Tap into the ritual of your practice through dynamic vinyasa, pranayama sessions, heartfelt meditation and ceremony. At this magical time of the year, with the sun at its fullest potential bringing its longest lasting light and seasonal love, pure wild love for our weekend.
6.30 - 7
7 - 9
9 - 10
10 - 17
17 - 18.30
19 - 20
Silence + morning tea becomes available
Dynamic vinyasa class
Free time / Workshops
19 - 22 June 2020
Join Faye (Wildest Yoga) and her chef sister Sulin Baldwin from Friday 19th - Monday 22nd June 2020, for a 3 night summer solstice retreat taking place in the ancient forests of Southern Sweden.
During this time of year, the light lingers long and sweet brightening both us and our surroundings. Spirits are lifted high and the potency of the long summer sun recharges every fibre. We will have this long weekend cherish the long days out in nature, practicing and eating together.
We will unfold with a long dynamic morning flow practice, treating our body temple to movement and breath. During the day there will be time to take walks, paddle in the lake, sauna if the weather isn't too hot and read in the peace of the woods.
This retreat will consist of strong Vinyasa flow, nourishing Yin Yoga & some surprise ceremonies/activities.
Each day will open in silence, with herbal tea from the main house kitchen. We will meet in the forest studio and dive into a 2 hours creative and dynamic vinyasa class with pranayama and meditation weaved in. In the invigorating physical practice, there will be lots of chances to explore challenging poses and to deepen the quality of your own practice.
To slow down the long day, in the evening we will meet again to dive into more rejuvenating + restorative practices such as Yin or ceremonial practice.
We will also have the chance to break down inversions one afternoon in a workshop, answering all your questions from how to begin inversions or how to take the next step.
Breakfast, lunch + dinners
The chef Sulin, believes food and people come hand in hand. Integrating people through a language that is not spoken, but rather tasted and felt. Expect a style of sharing and community present in the style of large sharing bowls and family-style feasting, using food as a tool to build relationships between people from different paths.
Her mission on the retreat is to celebrate vegetables and pulses - think charred vegetables, vibrant herb based sauces, nutritious grains and fresh salads. Sulin mostly experiments in Levantine cuisine with its rich, vibrant tastes and the wide palate of tastes embracing the numerous cultures of Southeast Mediterranean, as well as using her influence of Southeast Asian culinary training.
Hidden deep in the forests of Southern Sweden, our summer solstice accommodation is tucked away from the noise of the city and hum of other people. With skies so dark at night you can see the myriad webs of stars, and no sound to be heard but the wind through the pines; woven throughout the days practices are complete peace and rest.
There is a main cosy house with kitchen and dining room and a fire lit living space with some of the sleeping arrangements on the top floor, and dotted about the land are smaller cabins, mixtures of wooden tiny houses with shared and private sleeping arrangements. This is less of a luxury retreat and more of a sharing space, some of the rooms will not have bathrooms and will have to use the main house large shower room or brave the outdoor toilets!
From the kitchen there is access to a wooden terrace overlooking the forest. Grab a book and read in the sun or find a blanket to roll out and snooze on in the fresh air. In the evening we can light a fire and toast marshmallows under the night sky.
The nourishing studio has beautiful wooden floors and beams, with a view over the trees into the forest to add to your practice. Its the perfect shala to generate heat in your morning fiery flow, and to cosy up in when the sun sets for Yin or for a film night!
One of the best parts of the place is the surrounding nature, we will have an opportunity to take a few walks and venture into the wild for communal meditations and ceremony, deepening our practice and celebrating the long summer hours.
There is a lake 5 minute walk away with a private sauna we can fire up (if the weather decides to not treat us to the full solstice glory!) and a pier we can lounge on and take a few dips from.
A mixture of of rooms and cabins, some with 2 single beds for friends some with 2 double beds. Again it is a mixture of cabins in the forest or in the top floor of the main house.
A mixture of single and double bed private rooms, some have toilets and some have to use the larger bathrooms in the main house. Linen is included.
FAYE BALDWIN // WILDEST YOGA
Faye, who teaches under the name Wildest Yoga, is currently based in Copenhagen teaching in a handful of studios. Her teaching style is influenced from her various trainings in Vinyasa, Rocket, Mandala, Ceremony holding and Embodied Yin.
Expect laughs & bliss in her light-hearted yoga classes, where she will help you to find the internal and external balance of sweetness and intensity, to let go and create more space in the body and mind.
Half Singaporean, a large portion of her time each year is spent traveling around the world , exploring new places on small budgets and diving in to the local cultures.
Sulin currently lives and works in The Northern Quarter, Manchester UK. As well as being a full time chef, she caters for dinner parties, private events and supper clubs.
Growing up, she and Faye travelled extensively with their nomadic family and this is where her love for food creation was born. With years of experience in kitchens and bespoke training in Southeast Asia, Sulin will create some magic in the kitchen and feed you with fresh and creative creations.
2.000 DKK deposit required upon booking, the rest to be paid up to 8 weeks before arrival.
Payment plans can be arranged if needed, please email to discuss.
3 nights accommodation
3 vegetarian breakfasts
2 vegetarian lunches
3 vegetarian dinners
1 cacao ceremony
3 dynamic morning classes
2 evening classes/ceremonies
1 conscious film night + snacks
Bed linen + towels
Herbal teas + filtered water
Travel to the venue is not included
This is a secluded venue in Ryd, the best way to get here is by car and we are hoping a few of you will have cars arriving from populated areas. We would love it if you could share lifts and will help organise this.
If you cannot get a lift/cannot drive, the nearest train station is Mörrum where we can arrange a 35 minute taxi for upto 8 people at 1600 SEK, or in an emergency we can try to arrange a private car from one of us.