Welcome to the Program Content page for Yggdrasil, a festival like no other. Held at the serene Skutesjön Healing Center, Yggdrasil is a celebration of community, learning, and the healing power of nature. Our program content is carefully curated to provide a diverse range of experiences for all attendees.
From wellness activities designed to rejuvenate your body and mind, to kid-friendly events that ensure fun for the whole family, there's something for everyone at Yggdrasil. We also offer unique volunteering opportunities, allowing you to contribute to the festival's success while gaining valuable experience and making lasting connections.
At Yggdrasil, we believe in the power of shared experiences and collective growth. Whether you're participating in a workshop, enjoying a performance, or simply soaking in the natural beauty of Skutesjön, you're part of a community that values compassion, love, and mutual respect.
We invite you to explore our program content and discover the many ways you can engage with the Yggdrasil community. Whether you're a first-time attendee or a seasoned Yggdrasil veteran, we look forward to sharing this journey with you.
Bhante Satimanta started his monastic life when he was 14 under Most Venerable Madihe Pannaseeha Mahanayaka Thera (The great Supreme Patriarch of the Sangha council ) and Most Venerable Ampitiye Sri Rahula Maha Thera at Bhikkhu Training Center, Maharagama, Sri Lanka. He started his religious life as a forest monk at Kandy. Later, he moved to Colombo for his studies, and since the year 2000, he become a teacher for monks at Bhikkhu Training Center (Teaching subjects Pali, Sanskrit, and Buddhist philosophy) While studying he started learning alternative Therapies as a hobby. He is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Homeopathy and an energy healer.
At present, he has completed the following areas of study: Royal Pandit Degree, B.A. Degree, Master’s Degree, Tripitakacharya Degree (Teacher of Buddhist scriptures) with the 1st prize 2011, Doctor of Acupuncture and Homeopathy diploma under Professor Dr. Sir Anton Jayasooriya at Colombo South Teaching Hospital.
Mission in Sweden
To guide people on how to lead a happy and blissful life through meditation and Buddhism. Meditation teaches you good mental practices that can tremendously help you in everyday life. Sweden is known as a country with “Free life, high tax, and more suicide”. The freedoms and liberties enjoyed by Swedes have not made them happier people in certain ways. Meditation effectively calms your mind and settles your mood. It helps you realize what is truly important in life and helps you identify what has been going wrong in your life. Buddhist philosophy and meditation help you to find peace, contentment, and direction in life. It also transforms your life enabling you to achieve whatever positive goals you may want to achieve. Hence Buddhism and meditation provide solutions to people’s problems and everyone in the twenty-first century needs to learn about it. So, at the moment Bhante Satimanta lives in Helsingborg and traveling different places in Sweden and Europe and holds meditation courses and retreats, and delivers the Buddha's message. he is the president of the Helsingborg Buddhist Association and a committee member of Mångreligiösa Föreningen i Helsingborg and supports peace development among all the religious groups at Helsingborg.
Major issues in the western society
Many suffer unable to cope with stress and depression as they lack endurance and haven’t learned coping mechanisms. They suffer from constant panic attacks, status anxiety, and lack of satisfaction.
My motto is “When you heal your mind, you heal your body”. Your mentality and emotions affect your internal organs and your entire life. Therefore, your emotional health determines your physical health. I help and guide people to achieve deep levels of concentration. When you reach deeper levels of consciousness through meditation, it rewires your brain.
Maha Lilah - Eloel & Rowena
Welcome Eloel and Rowena who will offer music and a session of the vedic game Maha Lilah during the festival.
Maha Lilah is a vedic oracle that connects ancient Eastern wisdom with modern Western psychology. As we walk along the board, we explored different aspects of human consciousness and become more aware of certain patterns that were installed in our lives.
About the facilitators:
Musician of the soul, started the study of sacred music when he was 18 years old, in 2010.
He has walked through different traditions learning the new frequencies that connect us with the Divine, using sound and music to raise consciousness with simplicity.
You can hear some of his music here:
Naturopath, facilitator of self-knowledge games. Guardian of ancestral knowledge. Mother, woman, wife, friend, daughter, aunt and sister.
Hare Krishnas - Kirtan & Vedic Teachings
We are the Hare Krishnas and belong to the path of Bhakti yoga. In this process we are chanting and singing the Holy names of Lord Krishna. By this ancient practice we are transforming our hearts to receive and give real love, which is connected to the Divine.
A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada founded the international society for Krishna consciousness (ISKCON) in 1966 in New York. In the following years many temples were established all over the world. Also in Göteborg Majorna, we have a little oasis with temple and Govindas restaurant since the beginning of the 80ties.
We would like to share with you a joyful afternoon where we will sing together, listen to the ancient vedic teaching. This very old wisdom will prepare us for the upcoming Golden Age of love, joy and happiness. We want to share with you an ancient temple ceremony and end by serving you blessed food which is prepared with love and devotion for the Divine.
Andreas Pontvik - Brown Bear Yoga
Andreas Pontvik, Brown Bear Yoga, plant medicine and shamanic healing/guidance; Andrea's journey with shamanism and plant medicine began 15 years ago, and gained real momentum 11 years ago. Today he follows the medicinal flow of wild nature, serves and serves man and earth via;
-Brown Bear Yoga
-Medical food and herbs, etc.
BBY is a form of yoga built from a range of different physical, theoretical and spiritual disciplines, with Yoga at its core, see more below if you're wondering which ones.
Unity between body and soul.
From the primal core of the ape that we are, to the divine cosmic being we have the potential to be. Do we create harmony and balance, in the pursuit of thriving and flourishing as a being.
Many hardships one must endure, a yogi monk on a screen once told Andreas. And so it was. Andrea's journey went through exhaustion depression, the years after high school of unhealthy living, continued trials through the coming years of joy but also heavy, deep sorrows and troubles... As a well-known bear once said.
Can we now forget worries, sorrows and troubles Thanks to BBY and dieta, and continue to flow present, happily and creatively through the life ahead.
Andrea's entire 11-year yogic journey has been imbued with Breathwork, Mediation & movement - With a focus on the power & potential of the Breath. Breathing training, breathwork, pranayama - the essence of all yoga, as well as mindfulness. Along Andrea's journey, in-depth studies of diet, nutrition, plant medicine, ceremonial forms have also been in focus, theoretical as well as practical studies. Gong fu, hard work, the journey is the goal, the work and discipline continue. More in-depth on this for those interested is below.
Trained as a Yoga teacher, after a solid interest in yogis and shaolin monks, Andreas has studied and trained under several masters in their respective arts; Various forms of genuine shaolin qi gong, gong fu. Kalaripatu, Marma massage therapy. Reiki healing to master level, with elements of shamanic healing.
Where Wild nature is the main teacher, & long-standing Dieta is a big part of Andrea's background. Various ceremonies and forms of medicine from indigenous traditions, medicine from elders in the Andes, Amazonas, North America & the Sami. American doctors' stress management methodology - Stress and trauma release via autonomic nervous system regulation, modern stress management technique using autonomous primal functions in the body (see neurological tremors/neurogenic tremors). In the present, there are enough lessons to understand what actually works for different individuals, for top health & quality of life, in Andrea's repertoire.
Stina o Solpojkarna / Amygdala
Stina o Solpojkarna/Amygdala have their own unique sound.
The repertoire offers both fine-tuned and more raucous songs. The lyrics have a spiritual meaning and describe the transformative inner journey we are all going through right now.
With favorite focus - to face one's fears. Amygdala.
Joel - Healer & Guide
Joel is a healer and spiritual guide, on a mission to help people find home to their true essence, step into their inner power and fullest expression and to be able to walk their highest path in life, so that together we can create heaven on earth .
With 14 years of experience in holding space at e.g. youth camps, workshops, retreats and in his coaching & healing practice, he creates a safe, accepting and loving attitude for people to explore and identify their fears and limitations and then release them and step into the power and potential of their higher self. He has a unique ability to see people and reach into their hearts.
He will offer the workshop "Embody Your Highest Self". Where you will explore your own divinity by getting in touch and uniting with your higher self through a guided meditation. You will be able to see yourself in a new light, experience your true worth and what a gift you are to this world.
Through a mirror exercise, you will upgrade your self-image and solidify as new foundational beliefs, then integrate the new version of yourself through a guided movement exercise that embodies the energies deep into your subconscious. You will leave the workshop with several powerful tools that you can use in your life to receive guidance from your higher self and live more from this divine place within you."
Look out for "The Temple Of Transformation" during the festival - a tent where he will be offering transformative 1:1 sessions by donation. Come for a 10 min energy upgrade and chakra balancing, or a deeper channeled healing session of 1.5h to free yourself from old blockages and bring home your inner power. If you are interested, you can book a session right now on 076-7634767.
"Joel has helped me live my mission even more! I have had a part inside me for as long as I know that has felt ashamed and afraid. The session with Joel helped me get to the bottom of this part safely and then help it to be transformed. Now I can put more of my focus on what I actually want to do in this life, which is to live my mission! 🔥🔥🔥" - Ernest
DJ MaZi has had a lifelong passion for music and has collected numerous instruments, even though he admits he cannot play them proficiently but…
…in 2017, he founded Circle Flow, a series of ecstatic dance nights in Gothenburg, which gained great popularity. After being the facilitator of the events for a while he decided to take on the challenge of performing the music himself, which led him to play at various events around Gothenburg.
DJ MaZi's music taste is eclectic, with a particular liking for Organic Techno as the foundation for his set build-up. He creates an immersive experience for his audience, taking them on a journey from low to high, dark to light, and slow to fast. His music collection includes danceable tracks from various genres, chosen purely from his heart's intuition. If a song moves him, it deserves a spot in his playlist.
So if you're looking for a memorable dance journey, DJ MaZi invites you to join him on the dance floor.
Prepare to let loose and dance to the beat, allowing the music to flow through your body and guide your feet.
Macuxiva - Awaken Dance
MACUXIVA - Pronounced "Macushiva" - Multimedia artist, the creator and creature behind projects like Favela Viking, Voices of the body, Awaken Club, Ethnosphere and one of the organizers of Lifeful Festival.
From Amazonas to Índia to Sweden and many other places, collecting elements of different influences to develop his unique personality and multifaceted artistic expression.
With his foundation in theater, contemporary dance and yoga, Macuxiva has the ability to create magical atmospheres where we can feel unity and explore the spontaneity, creativity and freedom of being ourselves.
At the dancefloor, Macuxiva invites you to a journey with imprevisible global sounds and ethno beats to create a collective celebration of life.
ML Kurbits - The Art of Magic
Magi-Louise, known as ML Kurbits, is a gifted artist from Dalarna, Sweden. She travels the country, captivating audiences with her unique, intuitive style of painting. Drawing from the traditional Swedish 'kurbits' style, she creates vibrant floral patterns and designs with swift, confident brush strokes.
At Yggdrasil, she will not only showcase and sell her artworks, but also perform live painting, allowing everyone to witness her creative process in action. Her artistry extends beyond the canvas, with her work gracing everything from small wooden skis to large silos. Each piece is a testament to her love for the traditional kurbits style and her own artistic flair.
Follow her journey on Instagram: mlkurbits
Facebook: ML Kurbits
or visit her website: www.mlkurbits.se to explore her work and upcoming projects. Join us at Yggdrasil for a mesmerizing display of ML Kurbits' art and immerse yourself in the magic of her creations.
Conversations with Dream Authors
- Albin & Artur
"Dream Authors?" you might ask. Indeed, in both Albin's and Artur's debut novels, dreams play a pivotal role. Albin's book, 'The Dream Collector' ('Drömsamlaren'), and Artur's 'Jacob’s Ladder' ('Jacobs Stege'), weave narratives where dreams are not just figments of the imagination, but integral to the story's progression.
In 'The Dream Collector', readers are introduced to Gidoros, a deer spirit who shields people from dream eaters - malevolent entities that feast on nightmares and extinguish the spark of life. On the other hand, 'Jacob's Ladder' presents a journey of self-discovery where Jacob learns to merge his dream consciousness with his waking one. As he delves deeper, he realizes that the waking world is as fluid and malleable as the dream realms he navigates in his sleep.
Join Albin and Artur as they delve into selected passages from their respective books and engage in enlightening conversations with participants. This session is designed for those who wish to be momentarily transported into a magical dream world, as well as those intrigued by the art of writing.
Many harbor the dream of becoming a writer, but what does it truly entail to transform a book idea into a tangible reality? What steps must one undertake beyond just writing? This is your chance to pose these questions and more to two authors who have successfully navigated the journey. Both Albin and Artur write about what is often referred to as the hidden, the mysterious, or the otherworldly - subject areas that, to some, may not seem so distant or alien, but rather, part of their immediate experience.
Links to place of purchase and more information about each book;
ZAPHIRA is a Danish Heart Medicine Singer & Musician. She is in the Studio working on her 2nd Album this Summer & is performing at lots of Danish Stages, Events & Festivals. She channels all her own Heart Medicine Music in co-creation with Spirit through the Heart Light. You can listen to previous releases at all digital platforms / Spotify via this >link<
Zaphira Antonia is deeply honored to be sharing her Heart Medicine Music at the Yggdrasil festival. You can listen to one of her recent performances >here<
Zaphira will guide a short Meditation to bring your awareness into the Heart Space. You will then go on an inner journey receiving her Healing Heart Medicine Music into your being. It is her Soul Mission to share her high vibrational & deeply grounded music. She also is very much in love with the Magical Transcendent songs of the Yawanawa tribe, so she will, time permitting, share a few of these tunes as well.
Music with Hannah Samira
& Evelina Dahlia
Hannah and Evelina, two sisters who have been playing and singing together forever. They offer deep, ingenious lyrics, accompanied by guitar, as well as many harmonies and feelings. The songs are often inspired by the love of life, nature, and the big questions one sometimes asks oneself. The joy of lifting with the wings of the tones is strongly present and invites you to join a journey in many colors.
Sound healing with Ruy Hinostroza
Ruy Hinostroza is a musician from Peru who has been doing Sound Healing Ceremonies for over 10 years with ancestral, shamanic and modern Instruments. He was playing at different festivals, yoga classes, cacao ceremonies and kirtans and has been teaching meditation and sound healing over all these years.
He also works as a producer and composer, and has released 4 albums, 3 of meditative/new age music and one of psychedelic rock.
Ruy will offer a Sound Healing concert with live looping, using ancestral and shamanic instruments from Peru and from many other ancient cultures, combined with modern instruments and with loops to generate this high vibration performance which is a ritual at the same time. He will also share music together with his partner Nicole Heffels, whom we will present tomorrow to give space to digest the information.
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Mamma Dunder arrives with primal force and joy of life! With powerful singing and uplifting, inspiring lyrics and music, Mamma Dunder invites you to a co-creating concert where anything is possible. If you want to join and play in the accompanying Yggdrasil band, get in touch with Mamma Dunder! Ten years of live playing at various venues such as Öland Roots, Urkult, and Ängsbacka. Many released albums, EPs, singles, and music videos are available to enjoy and vibe to. Each performance is unique and with Mamma Dunder's incredible stage presence, no one is left untouched.
Yoga with Samantha Berni
Samantha is an Italian Yoga Teacher, since 2018.Her passion for Yoga started in her childhood, thanks to her family who was practicing when she was small. Yoga came back into her journey when she was in her twenties, and it became her life path. Nowadays she offers her classes online and in person in Italy, the Netherlands and while she travels. She also offers Yoga Retreats in her hometown in the Italian mountains, where she created a space for small groups to recharge trough the Yoga practice and a deep contact with nature.
Her background is in Art and hospitality. After she graduated in Art History in Italy, she started travelling and getting interested in Yoga and holistic wellness. In the past years she has been living between the Netherlands and Italy, while also travelling trough Asia and Central America.
In her practices she combines different elements of Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Breathing techniques, Sound healing, Ecstatic Dance and Mantra chanting, and she especially likes to create a safe space for her students to feel comfortable and free to express themselves. Together with her passion for Yoga, Samantha loves dancing, doing Acro yoga, cooking, and above all being creative. She recently started her own artistic business as Macrame Artist. She makes macrame jewellery and handcrafts, selling in markets, festivals and online.
Yoga and Art are her way of life, and it's what she most loves to share with whom she encounter in her path.
In Samantha's Vinyasa Yoga classes you can enjoy a fluid and dynamic flow that will energise your body and bring focus and stillness to your mind. The class start with a short meditation focused on the breath and ends with a long savasana to relax and restore your body.
Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep and it's a way to restore and recharge body and mind very deeply. Just 30 minutes of Yoga Nidra can make you feel better than 4 hours of deep sleep. It is a guided relaxation focused on body parts, breath and visualisations, that will bring you on a deep inner journey. This practice is great for everyone, especially if you suffer of stress, anxiety, insomnia. When practiced regularly it can help you healing on a deeper level, working on emotional release, depression and traumas. Whatever your journey is, after just one practice you will feel recharged, relaxed and peaceful.
AKASHA SKALDEMAN- Dances of Universal Peace
Join us for a beautiful experience of movement, prayer, and love. From the beginning of time, sacred movement, song, and story have brought people together - at times of seasonal ceremony and celebration, as part of everyday life and life passages, in daily renewal and meditation. The Dances of Universal Peace are part of this timeless tradition of Sacred Dance. They are derived from scriptures and sacred phrases from the world's spiritual traditions that are set to music and movement.
The Dances are a transformative spiritual practice, invoking an embodied sense of unity, presence, and compassion and touching the spiritual essence within us. Offered in an atmosphere of safety, authenticity, and mindfulness, the Dances evoke a unified experience of movement, sound, breath, and sacred phrases.
Nicole Heffels is a German singer and composer, who has lived in Peru for over 8 years. Apart from singing, composing and performing, she loves to work as a vocal coach.
She has led singing and sound meditations, accompanying sound healing ceremonies and leading a variety of singing workshops.
In her compositions she mixed world music with bossanova-pop and some funky elements, using her voice and the guitar to tell musical poetry in different languages.
Her music has taken her to various parts of the world (Europe, Latin America and Asia.) The includes the largest circus in Peru (La Tarumba 2016) and South Korea (International Circus and Theatre Festival 2018) In 2023 she recorded her EP READY which can be found on You Tube, Soundcloud and soon on Spotify.
Sw Anand Vigyan
Vigyan is what could be considered a proper old-schooler. He has been on the journey of life since 1957 and received his name from Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, later known as Osho, in Pune, India on the 18th of February 1981.
He lives with his wife Savita and their daughter Stella, their former Portuguese stray dog Oscar, Vishnu the cat, and Nils-Poppe the rabbit in the countryside of Sweden where they are raising chickens and growing their own food. He spends most of his free time looking after his garden and his animals, but when responsibility permits, he turns on his loop station and brings out his guitar to compose hymns and melodies in tribute to the qualities which he holds dear, namely unity, respect and siblinghood.
Some of Vigyans music, such as the well-known “I Am A Human Being” can be heard on >Spotify<
Vigyan is a maker and artist making everything from jewelry, hen houses, human houses, tools and drums
He has a deep interest and passion for nature and the human connection with life.
For the last twenty years, Vigyan has developed the Dreamweaver, which is a ceremony of friendship, gratitude and community. It is a co-creation guided by music and the medicine wheel, which is an ancient technology for connecting to the reality of oneness.
Out of the Dreamweaver has grown the Earth Life Mapping (ELM), which is a tool to translate the medicine wheel into a new story about who and what we are.
The ELM asks us three pivotal questions which are; Who am I? What Am I? and Where Am I?
By answering these three questions the explorer will be able to navigate their world in a new way, recognizing the fact that; we are not here to take care of ourselves, but to take care of that which takes care of us, guided by gratitude and friendship.
Vigyan has been guiding Sweat lodges for over 30 years. His involvement in facilitating lodges happened very naturally. He does not carry any culture-specific tradition but has been developing his own way of working with the lodge, which he calls the Dream Lodge, which is directly connected to the Dreamweaver ceremony.
The Sweat lodge in Vigyans understanding is a profound technology that helps us to strengthen our connection to the living earth community and all its helpers in the spirit world, it is a place for healing and prayer.
Belly dancing with Razan
Razan found her passion for belly dancing over 10 years ago. More recently, she began to explore the spiritual aspect of dance. "Dance is like a tool to end up here and now and to get to know your body", she says.
"In belly dancing there is a lot of hip and chest shaking and by shaking we release a lot of emotions", says Razan. "Through dance, I also find it easier to get in touch with my femininity and sensuality and it is these aspects that I love to share at workshops. Elements of flow, the fast shakes to rhythmic darbuka drum beats and slow soft oriental movements to the violin are what characterize my workshops."
Yoga with Emmelie
As long as she can remember, movement has been a significant part of Emmelie's life, serving as a crucial tool for processing the ups and downs of life. With a background in dance, gymnastics, handball, and kickboxing, it was yoga that she fell for when it entered her life nearly 10 years ago. It introduced her to conscious movement on a new level, touching the sacred and artistic aspects of movement. Emmelie has been trained in and taught several forms of yoga such as hatha, vinyasa, yin, and Embodied Flow yoga, and also uses nervous system regulation as one of her tools in her own practice.
With experience in several different yoga styles and without following a specific lineage, it has become clear to Emmelie that it's not the style or form that matters. It's the yoga; connecting with the moment and all that it entails. What is true, open, and accessible, right now. In movement. Her yoga is characterized by the trust that the body finds its own form, regardless of the external form you are guided into on the mat, it's your body that knows. And that's where the important listening and sensing comes in. It's your experience on the mat, but we all move together, usually to some music or a specific theme we explore, philosophically and somatically.
During the festival, she will invite you to a nice, soft, flowing class focusing on one of the aspects of the Goddess.
Vedic Fire Ceremony with Karunamayi
Karunamayi has undergone sannyas training in India and has experience from being involved in creating over 500 Vedic fire ceremonies known as havan. To open the festival, all participants will be invited to participate in the fire ceremony to create a common power field for the festival. During the ceremony, we sing mantras and sacrifice healing herbs that give a healing smoke. We give our thoughts, feelings, and actions to be transformed in the fire in the middle that represents the fifth element, ether. It is a way to purify and balance our energy field and the energy in nature around us. By sacrificing different ingredients, we symbolically practice sacrificing and surrendering different parts of ourselves to something bigger. So that we can more easily see and meet ourselves, our children, sisters, and brothers! As part of our children's program, the children will learn about the ceremony and they will hold their own havan together. It usually becomes very enthusiastic!
Yoga with Maryam Moezzi
Maryam Moezzi was born in Iran and raised in Norway. Dance was a big part of her passion at an early age which led her to find yoga. She found the yoga practice as a more whole practice for all of her being, helping her to connect to her heart and her spirit. Already at the age of 18 she had a consistent yoga practice, and now she has integrated all aspects of yoga into her life.
Recently she moved back to Oslo, after 10 years of traveling the world as a working yoga teacher in India, Spain, Mexico and The United States. She has immersed herself in yoga studies at several recognized international yoga schools. In Spain she worked at Comunidad Om Shanti, certifying yoga instructors. She has also lived and studied yoga in India for half a year with Indian yoga teachers and Gurus. In Maryam's yoga classes she teaches traditional Indian yoga, taking you on a journey where you find strength, relaxation and peace within.
A curiosity about yoga philosophy arose early in Maryam, which made her want to learn more about how it is practiced. Therefore, in 2022 she went to Rishikesh, India, where she lived with the monks and dived into the traditional yoga lifestyle in an Hindu monastery (Ashram).
Maryam will share various types of yoga classes on the festival. One of them will be the cocreated Yin yoga with live music together with Romina Tidoni.
Mandala dance with Irina
Irina is a beauty-creating woman, wife and mother. For more than ten years, she has been crafting thoughtful cosmetics, hydrolates, natural high-quality incenses, and natural stone jewelry.
She loves nature, lives in a house and grows herbs in her garden pharmacy. In recent years, she has trained in several areas related to her interests and this year she dreams of preparing and creating her own ingredients from what grows in her garden – flowers, herbs, buds and twigs. More recently, she has guided care ceremonies for women. It is a three-hour individual program whose purpose is to help women immerse themselves in a pure, beautiful state of feminine fullness and happiness, to take root in it. Many say they feel calm and safe in Irina's presence.
To be in such a state, it helps her a lot to dance the Mandala.
Mandala dance is a deep practice for energy, the body and consciousness that
combines dance movements, breathing and attention. The dance brings one back to one
conscious stay in one's body and to a connection with our sacred organs, rooted in the earth.
For Irina, the Mandala Dance is also a great aesthetic pleasure that provides a deep calm and connection with the body, thoughts, feelings, fullness and joy.
“I want to share this practice with all women who want to wake up or regain the joy of being in a female body and love themselves. Let's unite and widen our circle of female power."
Txana Bukun Mapua & Yeke
Txana Bukun Mapua & Yeke are coming to us all the way from the depths of the Amazon rainforest, Acre, Brazil to share the healing wisdom of their ancestors. They come from and represent a tribe called the HuniKuin. Bukun & Yeke are siblings and son and daughter of the well-known shaman; Tuim Nova Era. They will hold a song circle where we can sing along and learn traditional healing chants. They will also hold in a circle with the sacred medicines, hapé & sepá.
Bukun & Yeke want to manifest a project where a school will be built and then run education, during the festival there will be an opportunity to donate.
Mens circle with Jimmy
Adventurer, enjoyer of life, tantric coach and medicine man with over 10 years of experience in the fields of tantra, sweat lodges, jungle medicines, trauma release and addiction.
Jimmy Lundgren will offer a men's circle with discussions about how we can heal our sexuality and conversations about personal sexual health for men.
He will also offer a shamanic trauma release workshop for both men and women.
These workshops and their content have slowly evolved through many years of traveling and living at tantra course farms and in the jungles of Latin America.
Jimmy goes his own way with sharp intuition, Always strives not to judge anyone, and gives great security both in groups and private sessions.
He always tries to be empathetic and has a keen eye for things that can be easily overlooked.
Like all the colors of the rainbow, he is equally at home in deep seriousness as in playful exuberance.
Full of emotions that are clearly displayed and experienced, he will most likely bring out yours as well.
Bioresonance & Herbal therapy with Heléne
Heléne is a nutritional therapist and a herbalist working with Bioresonance, among other things. Which she will offer at Yggdrasil.
With bioresonance, she measures the cells' energy/frequencies. Everything that exists on this planet has a movement a frequency, all cells, organs, glands, vitamins, minerals, microorganisms etc. We know that these cells, organs, glands, etc. have a specific frequency they vibrate at when they are in harmony and balance. Like the strings of an instrument.
The fantastic thing about this method is that you can detect imbalances at an early stage and thus reverse the negative spiral in time. Bioresonance as a measurement method can show phenomena that are completely impossible to see in blood samples.
And if it is the case that you have many different symptoms and perhaps some diffuse problems, you can use this method with advantage to see where you should focus and start helping the body's fantastic functions to heal itself.
Heléne addresses those who have imbalances in the body in which you want to start self-healing and offers sessions of 45 minutes for SEK 400.
As a herbal therapist, Heléne mainly uses tinctures, you are welcome to order by emailing email@example.com and she will bring them to the festival.
Heléne's website is: https://nyatidensmedicin.se/
Yin Yoga with Live music with Romina
Romina Tidoni is an Argentinian Certified Yoga Teacher since 2014. She is the co-founder of Comunidad Om Shanti Mexico (2014-2018), Barcelona (2017-2021) and Om Shanti Forest Mexico 2022 until now.
She has been teaching in Yoga Teacher Training for the last 9 years.
Romina has a background in dance and acting, which has helped her to tap into different layers of her personal growth and It has inspired her to be creative in her life.
She has been in India and Nepal at different ashrams, and monasteries learning from different teachers.
Currently living in Mexico she is now travelling around Europe sharing the practice of Bhakti.
Since 2015 she started guiding Kirtans and each time she fell more and more in love with the practice and continued to share it through the years.
Mantra chanting is the most direct way to open the heart and connect with the infinite potential that resides in each of us.
It helps us to feel the unity and the unconditional love that is our deep true Self.
As we gather together to share our voices, our energies melt with each other and we create a unique experience of love and connection with our divine energies.
Kirtan is the practice of singing mantras together. The repetition of mantras helps our mind to naturally fall into a state of quietness and stillness. When we sing we connect with different aspects of the divine energy within us. Using our voice to express ourselves fully helps us to release the blockages we might have in our throat chakra, the chakra of communication. It´s not the practice of singing beautifully, it´s the practice of singing wholeheartedly. With the intention of connecting with the light and the love within us, we open up to connect with the light of others.
Yin Yoga with live music
Yin Yoga is a sensational practice. As the postures are held longer, the focus is on feeling the sensations in the body. Physically its aim is to target the yin tissues of the body (tendons, ligaments, capsules and fascia), in a yin way, which means, soft and held longer in time. Mentally invites you to be present with whatever arises, and to overcome the resistance as you melt more and more into the posture.
To make the practice more colorful I share live music with mantras, which helps to create an atmosphere of tranquility and self-love.
The music brings your mind to the present moment over and over again, and you'll see that time flies, and you want to stay in the poses even longer!
Yin Yoga with live music will be shared together with Yoga teacher Maryam Moezzi.
Everything Mouschka does evolves around the drum: Giving drum journeys around Scandinavia the last 9 years, creating beautifully adorned power drums with crystals and magic symbols, selling power animal jewellery of her own design and all things used in drum ceremonies, special sages, aurasprays, Amazonian medicine.
Being a double entrepreneur offering services she hasn't been schooled in, Mouschka comes with an energy of daring to jump into the new & trusting yourself. Her passion is to help people step into the center of their own power, listen to their inner voice & communicate it with trust & openness.
Mouschka means “little fly” & she can sometimes annoyingly tickle people into releasing old encodings to find our perfect spot in the world circle. Mouschka holds an honest & real space, and firmly catches you where you want to flee from yourself. Mouschka’s training has come through the drum, her understanding of Reiki & from multiple workshops and ceremonies with western and indigenous shamans. All of it on a foundation of 27 years of self-development, a 2½ year therapeutically Life Coach training and many years at university.
Mouschka is also the co-owner of Mahalaya - Center for Holistic Growth in Göteborg.
Martial art meditations with Yaroslav
When the student is ready, a teacher will appear.
When the teacher is ready then the student appears.
Yaroslav Vasilchenko has always been interested in the hidden, invisible and intangible. He had the luck to get
meeting interesting people who became his teachers and showed him how life can be filled with meaning, strength and love.
Yaroslav wants to share the experiences and knowledge he has received, and hopes to create a balance between receiving and giving. He sincerely hopes that these seeds will end up in fertile soil.
He has a black belt in Kung fu from his studies in Uzbekistan and has also studied Ju-Jitsu.
At the festival he will lead physical meditative sessions inspired by his studies in these martial arts and also Tai Chi.