‘Back to the Roots’ RETREAT in Sweden w/ Nordic Sisters

about this event

NORDIC SISTERS/ˈnɔːdɪk ˈsɪstəs/

Nordic roots and Viking like spirit brought these sisters together. The spirit of: fighting for what’s in your heart, to follow your heart and to flow from it. With similar background in the performance and movement world Josie and Ida wanted to create a space and find a place where they could help others to connect and express their own inner Viking – to find the essence of inner power.


We’ll be hidden 2 hours away from Stockholm, nestled within a pine forest centred around a lake with immediate access to dip in. Floating sauna, vegan food and long walks in the forrest.

Immerse yourself in the powerful duality of yin and yang yoga practise by the Nordic Sisters Ida & Josie. Ida will be teaching powerful vinyasa flows fused with the elements of animal flow and primal movement to wake you up in the mornings whilst Josephine guides you into the world of healing meditation and breath work with the evening yin practises.


’How often do we take time to honour our ancestors? To sit with our story and to allow the natural unfolding of LIFE to take place?

Held in the beauty and rawness of Nature we will allow for an opening and softening to occur. All. By. Itself. Come to breathe, cry, hug, laugh and dance through it all. Come to be seen, touched and understood.

More than anything come to recognize that YOU ARE ALWAYS LOVED.’


The Kitchen at Shambala is the heart of the place. Bring on that vegan butter (those who know you know) !! Vegan and gluten-free, mostly organic ingredients, recipes inspired by the Indian Ayurvedic health tradition, high quality healthy oils, sweets served every other day, home baked bread served every other day (my fav), right food combination to ensure optimum protein intake, we focus on easily digestible beans and legumes, abundance of digestive spices, use of healthy fats, o sugars or artificial sweeteners. Dreamy.


The nearest airport to Shambala is Stockholm Vasteras. You can fly from all over Europe to that airport with the low fair airline www.ryanair.com. From Vasteras airport, you can take a taxi to the train station in Vasteras (about 10 mins) and from there take a train to Skinnskatteberg (about 1,5 hours). 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 (about 2,5 hours). To view train and bus times, visit www.sj.se . We organise a free pick up for your from the train station at Skinnskatteberg, only 5 minutes ride from Shambala. Please inform us in advance of your travel times.

Check in 4PM / Check out 3PM.

Option to stay til Monday 4th July with an extra cost of 400kr. This includes 1 extra night with dinner and breakfast. Check Out 10AM. 


50% non-refundable deposit required to guarantee a place on the retreat. The full balance is due no less than 6 weeks prior the retreat. You may also pay in full at the time if you prefer. Booking made less than 6 weeks prior to the event must be paid in full. Email hi@idamay.co to book.


(w/ shared showers & bathrooms) 

  • £ 850 pp


  • 4 night accommodation 
  • breakfast, lunch & dinner 
  • 8 x 90 min yoga classes guided by Ida & Josie 
  • Transportation to and from Skinnskatteberg trainstation


  • Airfare + Transportation to and from the Airport 
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Holistic Treatments: Aromatherapy Facials & Acu Pressure, Life Coaching, Shamanic Healing 
  • 1 on 1 Training: Bespoke Training Sessions Tailored to You (yoga, pilates, barre, HIIT)