Teachers and Musicians
Festival Dates: May 31 – June 9
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Sky Akasha Tobias (June 3-9)
“What a wonderful journey yoga has provided!” It’s been 29 years of keeping the practices alive in my life, learning about the inner journey and understanding the whole. In the early days I tried every style I could find, fast and slow, athletic and still, eventually it led to Sama Yoga, free from extremes and with balance in all aspects of life. This is what I teach and what I live. Marriage and having a child have only enhanced my devotion for yoga and receiving gracefully all that is. Teaching Sama Yoga is always an honour and a blessing.
Sanna Akasha Tobias (June 3-9)
My life is devoted to studying Yogic/vedic wisdom and integrating it into every aspect of my life. How to find complete peace and freedom and to keep the teaching tradition of Vedanta alive. For the last 10 years I have the immense privilege to spend 8 months of the year living with and having daily classes my teachers Swamiji and Radha. I will share some of the knowledge and tools that have been most crucial in my own healing and journey towards Moksha – freedom. At the festival I will offer classes in:
– Trust, seen from a Yogic perspective and integrated with psychology
– Healing the inner child and unconscious
– Yogic Wisdom for healthy relating
– Yogic/Universal Values – crucial for inner peace
Roland Nahringbauer (June 3-9)
During the festival Roland leads Aquarian Sadhana on the beach at sunrise, yoga classes and breathwalk. He is an internationally certified Kundalini Yoga teacher and teacher trainer. Roland has been a Yogi full-time since 2004. He teaches Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan and wants to spread the well-being and development on all levels that it can provide. Kundalini Yoga strengthens the nervous and glandular systems, increases flexibility and facilitates emotional transformation. It balances the body and the chakra system, calms and focuses the mind and gets you in touch with your soul. Roland was born and raised in Uppsala, now living in Skokloster. He runs a Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in Uppsala and Yogi On The Road, www.yogiontheroad.se.
Astrid Brinck (June 2-9)
Astrid Brinck is a contemporary teacher and integrative therapist from Chile. Her work blends the traditional and non-traditional perspectives for the thriving of human relationships and self-mastery. She is a global leader, a cultural bridge, mother and grandmother. She is the founder of Inner Freedom Institute, the Conscious Leadership Training, the Inner Freedom System, Free Bonding with Horses and the Surrender Quest. She is a Guardian and forever apprentice of native traditions as well as a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, singer and writer. Currently she works in various regions of the world with students from over twenty different countries. She also supports, as a volunteer various social and evolutionary activism projects.
Derk Loeks (May 31- June 7)
Derk was trained since early childhood by extraordinary individuals in authentic mystical traditions with whom he later met and developed close relationships. These relationships supported him in his work as a healer, mystic and as a guide for the living school, a 5000-year-old multi-cultural, multigenerational experiment in human excellence and interspecies partnership. Derk’s work has taken him deep into community healing, strategy and design with native Hawaiians, Native Americans, Bedouin and ongoing projects with the urban homeless. Everything in Derk Loeks’ career points to the support and celebration of what is available to us all; the human spirit, human abilities and a superbly creative partnership with the earth and all species. He has recently relocated with his family from the U.S. to rural Sweden.
Sharada (May 31-June 7)
Sharada Devi spiritual journey started 16 years ago with the love for Yoga and Ayurveda, followed by the classical Indian Odissi dance. 10 years ago she met her revered teachers in the lineage of Swami Dayanada Saraswati. Since then she has been a devoted student who has wholeheartedly embraced the Vedantic teachings and spiritual disciplines. Her love for the sacred feminine has birthed a beautiful initiative called the Be Woman Project. Its vision is to reestablish the trust and bond between women and help them rediscover the value of being a woman and having a sisterhood. At the festival Sharada will offer workshops in Vedanta, mantra and Be woman Devi Circles. For more information see: www.bewomanproject.info and www.vaidika.org.
Emma Stålvik (May 31-June 2)
Emma is here to inspire you to explore yourself with the dynamic and soulful movements of Nia. It is an invitation to connect to the beautiful, diverse expressions of you. To explore your body, senses, joy, power and playfulness. The feeling of being alive, present and free.
Emma is the co-owner of Nia Movement Center in Gothenburg. She has been working with movement and personal development in different formats for about twenty years. Emma teaches regular Nia and Yoga classes in her studio and also shares her work through retreats and workshops.
During the festival you are welcome to Nia with Emma. Nia is a movement form and lifestyle practice inspired by dance, martial arts and healing arts. It´s an invitation to connect to your body and self, through music and movement while listening to your body, seeking joy and pleasure.
Ben Bushill (May 31 -June 6)
Ben is a mystic, poet, and circle leader. His passion in this life is the deep remembrance of our place here as free beings upon the earth connected and integrated with a miraculous planetary system. During the last 25 years he has traveled deeply with many different traditions from Qi gong and classical theology to the teachings of the ancient mystery schools.
At the festival Ben will be teaching ‘Living Movement’, a fusion of Qi Gong, free movement and the recognition of the deep friendship between all things. He will also be performing spoken word as part of a concert together with his wife Kenia.
Kenia Ytterman (May 31 May-June 6)
During the festival Kenia will hold Voice journey workshops and share her music. Since discovering gibberish at Findhorn Community in 1998, Kenia has been passionate about the voice as a tool of self-exploration. Inspired early on by teachers such as Pratibha Stoppani, Jill Purce and Danny Becher she developed her own unique style and method of teaching, singing and songwriting. She has studied drama pedagogic at HiG and Voice as a tool at SMI and works as a full-time arts and drama teacher. With a clear and honest voice Kenia delivers heartfelt lyrics and strong melodies. Together with Ben Bushill she will hold a concert at the festival, where they will share heartfelt songs and profound poetry.
Cesilia Ekroth (May 31-June 9)
Cesilia is the creator of the transformative books “This Creative Existence – Unfolding a new conscious world” and “Dreamstate – Where you bring forth your being”. Through the arts she weaves our senses into inner travels. She connects the eye of the artist and the language of the poet to crawl behind the three-dimensional image of the world, into transformation.
To the Space of Love Festival, she brings her crystal singing bowls, her drum and her voice in overtones. Her guided meditations take you into your own divinity and your ability to create your life in resonance with the Cosmic flow.
Jeannie Mckenzie (June 4-9)
Jennie is the land steward of a cooperative urban farm and informal spiritual center in the hills of Oakland California. She has practiced yoga, chi gung, massage, and sound healing for over 30 years, and performs and teaches music and mime. Since 2013 Jeannie has been studying Desda Zuckerman’s mapping of the Energy Body, or “Sacred Anatomy”. Jeannie became a practitioner and teacher of this work and uses it to access and interact with the plant and animal worlds. She has been sharing this new body of knowledge at Permaculture and Herbalist gatherings, and looks forward to new collaborations at the Space of Love festival!
Paula Nygren (June 4-9)
Paula is a tantrica, a passionate sexsibility coach, tantric masseur and experienced tantra teacher. She loves to inspire people to invite more lust and love into their lives. Paula is much appreciated for her joyful way of creating a loving, safe and open space to relax and grow in, both in sessions and in workshops. She wants to inspire you to be in contact with your heart and body, to increase your lust and communicate more lovingly. Paula lives in the countryside outside Varberg with her husband Henrik Bengtsson and their three children. At the festival she will teach workshops together with Henrik: Tantric touch and Tantric magical meetings. Paula will also share her workshop Women Rising – Tantra for Women.
David Styles (June 2-9)
David is a Heart Connection coach from Australia. After a burnout in the corporate world he immersed himself in nature for a year to recover. During this solo-time he reconnected to a much deeper place within himself which was just waiting for him to return to. David feels reconnecting to this place within is everyone’s birthright. He shares simple yet practical techniques to return to the trust of the heart and to realign by living from your heart in the world. You can find out more on his website and access the free ”Head to Heart” report at www.davidstyles.com.
Towe Patricia Celest (June 2-9)
Towe Patricia is a women´s empowerment coach, Yoni mapping therapist, drama teacher, and performance artist. She is passionate about supporting women to get in touch with their inner love-force, and unique gifts. Towe uses playfulness, self-empowering exercises, and the nourishing sisterhood as a tool in collaboration with the unlimited wisdom of the body and the heart. She has walked the path from a shy personality to a woman that dares to take her space in the world. Towe is a much appreciated workshop facilitator at Space of Love – get inspired on her webpage and get access to a special gift www.patriciacelest.com.
Eva Dunder (May 31-June 9)
At the festival Eva will give workshops, songs, concerts and hold the Open Stage. She will also cook and serve magnificent food and beverage in the Yellow House Restaurant/Café 69! There will be live concerts at the restaurant, tell us if you want to perform. The workshops Eva offers are:
– Open Heart Jam: An intuitive improvised journey through sounding, singing, playing, sharing, and dancing.
– Intuitive Expressive Song: Playful sound/song excercises and intuitive singing and chanting together.
– West African Inspired Dance: Shake your body and release lot of toxins and inhale more energy and joy in your life!
Eva is also giving a concert with the high energy boost world-reagge band Mamma Dunder!
Malini Odenhall (May 31-June 2)
Malini is a physiotherapist and leads workshops in free, expressive dance. She uses free dance and movement as a way to connect with body and soul, extract life energy, joy and presence. She creates a room for your own dance and rhythm and space to explore how to follow the inner movement and longing of the body. All is welcomed, as it is and can be used in the dance as an expression of the moment. At the Space of Love festival Malini will be offering workshops in free dance and being the DJ at an evening dance event.
Rob Allen (May 31-June 6)
Rob Allen is a comedian, storyteller and Master of Ceremonies from London. He has performed at festivals and comedy clubs throughout Europe. His most recent show (“It’s not EU, it’s me” – Babies, Breakups and Brexit) premiered to a sold-out audience at the Lund Comedy Festival 2018. At Space of Love, Rob will be performing an evening of comedy and offer a workshop in comedy and storytelling. Rob lives in Sweden with his wife, son and Google translate.
Lotta How (June 4-9)
At the festival Lotta offers workshops in conscious connected breathing, also called rebirthing. Breath work is a wonderful platform to connect to hidden emotions that hinder our energy to flow freely both physically and mentally. Rebirthing is a way to promote the health in the system and the therapeutic effects are a bonus as you do the practice. Lotta is a trained facilitator in Rebirthing, Access bar, Learning Love, a reiki master and a alcohol and drug therapist. She has worked with people for 20 years and is currently focusing on her company Nessagården where she runs a family home facility for adults with addictions. Lotta welcomes you to lovingly meet yourself in the breathing.
Leigh Evans (June 5-9)
Leigh Evans is a yoga teacher and sound artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Leigh is a go-to resource for Ayurveda Yoga and seasonal attunement practices which harmonize our inner rhythms with the energetic movements of each season. It is a holistic approach to asana practice, diet, and lifestyle which nurtures our interconnectedness with nature. Each Seasonal Yoga Practice is attuned to particular elements of each season in accordance with the Chinese Five Element Theory, meridians, and the seasonal dosha in resonance with the principles of Ayurveda. Leigh is looking forward to sharing the Summer attunement practices with you at the festival! She teaches retreats, workshops, festivals and teacher trainings internationally. For more information on Leigh, visit www.leighevansyoga.com.
Tim Jago (May 31-June 9)
Tim is a lodge leader, a poet, a storyteller and a gardener. He loves spending time in the forest and sitting around a fire with friends. Tim has been holding Celtic sweat lodge ceremonies in Scandinavia for more than twenty years. On his journey he has trained with sufis, kundalini yoga teachers and been a student of the Living School of Mystery with Derk Loeks. At the festival Tim will be leading three Celtic sweat lodges and two workshops in Forest tantra, a way to rediscover intimacy with nature. The lodges are open from the age of 14, or younger together with a responsible adult. For more about Tim or the lodges see www.celticlodges.com.
Rebecka Römsing (May 31-June 9)
At this festival I will hold a women’s Celtic Sweat lodge and a Celtic fire ceremony. I am a trained Ayurvedic Yoga teacher, Celtic sweat lodge leader and training instructor. With the help of the sweat lodge and other tools, I have arrived at a place where I live my life with inner peace. I thrive the best when in motion and in contact with nature. I look forward to seeing you by the fire.
Dana and Mariel (May 31-June 5)
Dana and Mariel will be leading Heart Dance at the festival. Let your heart be opened by the simple yet powerful songs and movements. As you look into the others’ eyes, pretense falls away and presence is revealed. Warm, slow and intimate or in joyful celebration, Mariel and Dana support you in grounding yourself, letting go and opening to your true self.
Mariel and Dana have been leading Heart Dance for over 10 years. Dana is an experienced choir director and voice coach. Mariel is a Psychosynthesis therapist and trained Liberating dance teacher.
Linnéa (May 31-June 9)
Linnéa is a registered licensed Mace Energy (MEM) Practitioner and the Ambassador for the World Groove Movement in Sweden. At the festival she offers creative dance experiences (The Groove), as well as a workshop about intention holding based on the studies of Lynne Mactaggart. Linnéa has 26 years of dance experience and is educated in a large variety of dance styles. The Groove is much about the connection to your body, breath, the music and to others. The instructions are simple so you can focus on how it feels rather than having to think about getting it right. Linnéa is also available for private MEM Therapy sessions at the festival, which lets a person move from a negative aspect of life to the positive side of life quickly. www.happyembodiment.com
Elin Ljuset Scott (May 31-June 9)
Elin is a dedicated children’s yogi responsible for the activities for the children and teenagers at the festival. She has many years of experience working with youth’s development supporting them towards a life in harmony. Elin is a certified sama-, yin- and kids yoga teacher and has a master in pedagogics. Within the Swedish Church Elin offers yoga, meditation and life coaching circles for young women and is in charge of kids’ choirs and creative activities. At Space of Love, she offers activities for the children at the festival ages 4-12. Some of the activities she offers are yoga, games, forest and beach activities, storytelling, singing, dancing, acrobatics, sweat lodge for kids, crafts, drawing and more. As one of the co-creators of the festival she welcomes everyone to the festival -especially the children!
Magnus Bengtsson (June 1-5)
At the festival Magnus invites children, youth and adults to his circus school. He is an appreciated circus artist and has many years of experience working with children and youth. Magnus teaches the art with much joy and inspiration and with the attitude that there is something for everyone to learn. He is from Falkenberg and founded Magnus Circus School in year 2005. In his school you will learn the fundamental techniques of juggling will balls, rings, devil sticks, diablo, stilts, line dance, acrobatics and clownery. “In circus everyone finds their thing!”, Magnus says. At the end of the Circus school a circus performance will be held for the participants that whish to part take.
For more on Magnus, please see the video “Magnus cirkusskola”.
Tove and Anneli (May 31-June 9)
Tove and Anneli will offer Aquarian Sadhana on the beach during the festival. They met each other at a Kundalini yoga teacher training in Stockholm and had an instant connection. They have a common passion for Aquarian Sadhana, which is the magical morning time in Kundalini yoga. This is the time where the veils between worlds are at their thinnest providing an opportunity to connect with our true essence. Together at dawn, as the sun rises over the ocean, we read Japji Sahib – the song of the soul. This is followed by yoga practice and ends with singing seven mantra meditations. Anneli lives in Kalmar and Tove lives outside of Oskarshamn.
Magnus Nilsson (May 31-June 6)
I am a hatha yoga and meditation teacher and have been teaching yoga and yoga philosophy for over 20 years. I have studied the yoga and Vedic tradition in dept during my travels in India and love sharing my knowledge. My spiritual background is in Vedanta, Buddhism, Zen a Christian Mysticism. To me yoga is predominantly about developing a boundless heart and a beautiful mind. In later years my yoga and spiritual practice has been about implementing the yogic wisdom and tools in everyday life encountering challenges, and how to develop insight and a loving awareness that leads to greater peace and freedom. At the festival I will also offer sessions in Swedish classical massage.
Rebecka Magnusson (May 31-June 6)
Rebecka’s yoga journey started in the ashtanga tradition but has branched out over the years and today she mainly teaches in vinyasa and yin yoga. During the festival, she will give a workshop in “Happy hips” (yin) that focuses on releasing and dissolving tensions in the hips. She will also invite you to an inversion workshop (Yang) where we turn ourselves upside down and work on strength and stability. Rebecka also works as a masseur and ayurveda therapist, the massage bench follows, if you want to book a treatment.
Livia Wanntorp (June 5-6)
Livia is a certified yoga teacher in Virya Yoga (RYT-500), with a speciality in therapeutic and rehab yoga. Livia has also studied somatic methods and techniques such as the Feldenkrais Method, Hanna Somatics, Body Mind Centering and Yoga Nidra. These studies has brought her to develop her own yoga style with focus on embodiment and is based on the combination of movement and stillness to deepen the connection between body and mind. At the Space of Love festival Livia will offer Yoga and Yoga Nidra with focus on trusting the body. Here you can read more on Livia’s yoga fitnesslivia.se. She also writes for the yoga journal Yoga World liviafitness.yogaworld.se.
Ahmad Matar is a 22 year old Palestinian from Gaza. He is one of the Parkour Athletes who brought the Parkour sport to Palestine. He began with the sport on his own as a 10 year-old on the streets of his town. His dream was to be able to leave Gaza in order to join competitions in other parts of the world. In November 2016 his dream was manifested when he was invited to Sweden, expenses paid, and he managed to get out of Gaza. He has been coaching parkour for 5 years for different age groups and has done many workshops in Gaza and Sweden. At the moment he is teaching two parkour groups in Stenungsund. In the space of love festival he will be teaching parkour daily for everyone who would like to learn. He teaches the basic skills as well as parkour games so it will be fun for all. An advanced class may also be offered if there is interest.
Manereia Hanuman (June 4-9)
Manereia is a Bhakti yogi and a mystic who channels strong energies of love from the Universe that transform both him and his environment. Manereia loves to sit in front of an altar singing mantras or meditating. Nature is his best altar. When Manereia does not work as an engineer, he is often out camping in the wilderness or inspiring others by performing different spiritual exercises. At Space of Love, Manereia will lead some different activities from his repertoire such as; puja, meditation, mantra singing, energy exercises or healing. More about Manereia and his project at www.projektsol.se.
Lisa Isha Förander (May 31- June 2)
Lisa is a yoga and meditation teacher teaching classic yoga, Satyananda yoga, ayurvedic health and mindfulness. She is teaching regularly at Centralbadet in Stockholm. At the festival Lisa will hold a classic yoga class and a workshop in Ayurveda. The yoga class will inspire you bring five asanas to into your everyday life. Lisa’s intention is to offer peaceful yet powerful yoga at a subtle level, influenced by mindfulness and Ayurveda. The class will end with nourishing yoga nidra. In the ayurvedic workshop you will be able to determine your dosha with simple and playful practices. (This workshop will be held in Swedish.) For more information about Lisa see www.peacefulbeing.se and Peaceful Being on Facebook.
Joseph Wallin (May 31-June 4)
Joseph has been passionate about drumming for more than half of his life. For a long time, he would join different bands and play his love of music on stage. The last two years he has paused most of his performances to dive deeper into spiritualizing his relationship with Music. He has the understanding that all of us have the capacity to express ourselves through rhythms, just as everyone can learn how to speak. Joseph is now traveling around the world to facilitate Community Drum Circles and share his passion for rhythm.
Jenny Ammilon (May 31-June 9)
The YogaMonks classes Jenny will be sharing is a unique fascia based form of hatha vinyasa yoga, where you will be moving with softness and grace into greater spinal freedom and connection to the earth. It is a no sweat, full-body workout that leaves you open, relaxed and present. Welcome to explore beingness through the body and to move into stillness. Jenny has completed a three-year teacher training and has for many years a regular Sadhana within the YogaMonks method. Furthermore Jenny has extensive training in various movement, dance and bodywork traditions such as Yoga Somatics, Nia-five stages, Swing dancing, Yoga Massage and Somatic Education. She has been running her own studio “Himmel och Jord” in Varberg since 2008 and has been organizing the festival “YogaVarberg” with several hundred participants each year. For more information about Jenny see www.himmelochjord.com.
Manora Nyström (June 5-9)
Manora is a social worker, tantra therapist and her life intention is to heal people’s hearts. She has been working with people for over 20 years and holds events, workshops as well as giving tantric treatments. During the festival she will host ”Self-love and Body healing”, a workshop where you are given the opportunity to deep healing through energy massage. You carry both conscious and unconscious blocks and here you can choose to let go of the shield that prevents your heart energy from flowing. Jonna Liv plays live music throughout the massage workshop. Manora also offers Tantra for beginners, an introduction to the tantric way.
Stina, Louise and Alexandra (June 5-8)
We invite you to a oneness ceremony to strengthen the healing power within you. Together we create an allowing space for singing, mindful movement and blessings. Our desire is to invite more people to the community we found when we met. We come from different backgrounds but found each other in the longing for more magic in this world. In order to experience all the magic in this world, we need to choose to live our greatest lives. By creating a space where all emotions are allowed to exist, we can get in touch with of our own consciousness, truth and choose to expand our lives based on this experience. We work with tools for expansion based on yoga philosophy, the doctrine of energy awareness, emotional management, nature medicine and five element theory.
Tina Sinn (May 31-June 9)
At the festival Tina will hold a Cacao Ceremony. Cacao is a very gentle healing plant from South and Central America. During the ceremony the plant spirits or “devas” are invited to open our hearts and to allow us to dive deeply into our true self. Light Qigong, guided meditation, mantras and prayers will lead us on our journey as we celebrate the magic of pure love energy.
Tina also offers Hangab at Space of Love. Hangab is individual inversion shamanic bodywork where you are pulled up by your feet very slowly and gradually. You are gently moved into stretching and asana like positions, releasing muscular tension, resetting the energetic system and often experiencing a sensation of floating in space.
Albin Hagberg Medin (June 4-7)
Albin’s spiritual journey started about 10 years ago with yoga and meditation. His journey deepened by coming in contact with spiritual traditions from all corners of the world. After several visions he started his peace walk in 2016. This lead him to walk from Sweden to Serbia and to “The Path of Peace”. At the festival Albin will offer a Peace ceremony with a holy urn from Nepal. This urn will be buried in South Korea in September this year. Albins current mantra is by embracing both our light and shadow sides we can manifest lasting peace on every level.
Malou (May 31-June 4)
Malou offers courses, coaching and sessions in holistic health, mindfulness, self-love, the power of thought and more. She is certified holistic health coach. She have also completed a 200 hours yoga teacher training in hatha/vinyasa in Rishikesh, India and a 130 hours instructor education in a holistic training form that combines; yoga, dance, pilates and holistic energy-work in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Malou has recently returned to Sweden after 10 years of travels and work around the world. For more info please visit www.malousaga.com or the facebook-page Malou Saga < https://www.facebook.com/malou.wellbeing/
At the festival you can enjoy Malou’s workshop High Vibrations; Yoga & Dance, where you will be guided through a uplifting flow of meditation, yoga, afrodance, intuitive movements and deep relaxation. A safe space for you to open up for your freedom and embody your joy.
Eva and Arvid – Mamma Dunder Band (May 31-June 9)
Eva and Arvid have been active musicians and participants the latest years on Space of Love. They work passionately full-time with the music and personal development in different projects. Through the healing powers of the music and the creativity they want to change the world to a world full of love, happiness and presence and inspire people to believe in their inner power, follow their dreams and listen to the voice of the heart. They inspire us to connect through songs, dances and games during the morning gathering circles. They will also arrange other activities during the festival such as Open Stage, beach nights and spontaneous jam and games. Their band Mamma Dunder will also come and give a magical powerful concert night! More info and music: www.mammadunder.nu.
Prem Macuxiva (June 5-8)
Macuxiva is a Brazilian multimedia artist. He is the creator of the legendary party Favela Viking in Stockholm and also one of the organizers of Lifeful Festival and Awaken Club. Macuxiva brings together in his events, workshops and spiritual practices his experience with contemporary dance and theater, creating an atmosphere of celebration of life, always with unpredictable and magical surprises. He became a follower of the world movement “Awaken Love” coordinated by the spiritual leader Prem Baba, and was trained as a Yoga teacher by the Maa Yoga Ashram in Rishkesh, India. He has just published a book of poems and spiritual insights titled “When the mind is silent, the heart speaks.”
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Hanzano Lidbrink (May 31-June 9)
I teach dynamic Hatha yoga which makes you warm, strong, supple, calm and good-looking. Everyone can join. I call my yoga ”Zoulyoga” with a foundation of dynamic Hatha yoga mixed with yin yoga, bikram yoga and other things I like. My classes can be quite playful and fun. I like when yoga is unpretentious but I also don’t want to detract from the depth that yoga offers. I have taught yoga at Hellasgården in Stockholm for many years. I have a Yoga studio on Utö where I teach yoga classes daily during the summer.
Space of Love is a re-occurring event in my summer and I will return for the 16th time to the festival. At the festival I will also play music as a bass player. As a musician I love to play all types of music and enjoy playing in all kinds of collaborations.
Jonna Liv Dragstedt (June 5-9)
At the festival Jonna Liv will be sharing her music, mantra songs, heart dance and meditations from the Kundalini yoga tradition. She is a singer, musician and yoga teacher. She has been actively working with emotional expansion/healing for the last 16 years through methods such as the 12-step program, The Work, Buddhism and physical touch exercises. Jonna Liv uses voice, movement and music as means to become present in the heart and to open to self-love. During the festival she will hold ”Heartdance and voice exploration,” an intimate and devotional meeting with your own heart and others, where the participants get to explore their voice and use singing and dancing both as meditation and expressions of joy (Bhakti).
Aleider and Nathalie (June 4-9)
We will share Heart Chanting which is a ceremonial singing circle where we invite you to sing, collaborate and receive the medicine of music. We gather our material from a wide spectrum of different cultures, from heart songs, mantra, and medicine songs tas well as Aleider’s own creations. At the festival we will also share a meditation with you, taking you on a deeply relaxing music journey with crystal bowls, drums, kora and charango.
Aleider will offer a workshop in throat singing and voice recognition, in which you will receive tools to get in touch with your voice, vibration and the world of overtones. Nathalie will give a soft yoga class with focus on releasing performance and getting into the body. With the support of Aleider’s music you will be guided into your heart. Warmly welcome!
Mattias Sundman (May 31-June 9)
Mattias will be offering daily Lunch-Gong at the festival. He is an educated Gong Master and MEM Gong-Yoga teacher and runs his own company called “Feel the Vibes – Gong, Yoga & Meditation”. Mattias was inspired by Shervin Boloorian on the healing power of sound which led him to begin his sound-journey by playing Gong.
The sound of the Gong stills the mind, with the effect that you may experience a state between sleep and awakeness. The vibrations, which go deep into the body, help the body’s self-healing ability to dissolve tension and stress. After a Gong Session you often feel relaxed and can approach life with renewed energy! Read more about Mattias: www.feelthevibes.se and FB-Gong-group in Stockholm: Gongavslappning i Stockholm.
Beatrice Nilsson “Tigresdevi” (June 2-9)
Beatrice is a certified World Peace Gong-player by Gong Academy and has actively played gong for over 7 years. She is looking forward to playing the Gongs for the entire Space of Love. She worked in the healthcare industry since 1981 primarily with various massage treatments. Since then continued with courses in various wellness techniques such as Qi Gong, various yoga traditions, and gong education for, among others, Don Conreaux, Methab Benton, Jens Zyger, Tom Soltron, Abbey delSol, Gongmuse Mojca. “I think it is so inspiring to create experiences with healing vibrations and sounds. It is really for everyone! Vibrations take you on a journey into your inner true self and outside yourself, balancing what is needed at the moment.”
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Sw Anand Vigyan (May 31-June 9)
TAt the festival I will be leading a sweat lodge, the Dream Weaver Ceremony and also share my music. I have facilitated sweat lodges and workshops, like men’s groups, vipassana, ceremony, drum building, and different forms of therapy from the world of Osho, for over 25 years. My passion is the connection to the Earth and Spirit, and creating and living in community, as a way to create a sustainable culture for the future. Welcome to visit our shop at the festival, where Savita and I will offer our hand crafts, drums, chai and a chill out space. For more information visit Earthdancer on Facebook.
Mouschka Shanta Drouzy (June 3-9)
Her passion is to help people listen to their deeper voice and trust that voice in order to stand in their power. As an entrepreneur, Mouschka is learning by doing and dares to jump into the new. She advocates total honesty as a means of loving oneself and honoring another’s power. The space she creates is both serious and humoristic. At the festival, she will guide a drum journey ceremony. When she drums, she uses her knowledge of Reiki and lets the drum and its spirits be the guide. She also gives drum-coaching sessions that include finding hidden limiting beliefs, working with the emotions hidden in the body and implementing transformative energy work through visualization.
Sat Sisters (June 4-9)
With the embodiment of true sisterhood, the Sat Sisters share soulful music through sanskrit and kundalini yoga mantras as well as their own written material. Since their debut in the summer of 2017, the band has played at different yoga events, retreats and festivals such as Ängsbacka yoga festival. As the band name implies, ”Sat” means Truth, the Sat Sister’s mission is to spread and awaken the truth that cannot be spoken or described, but only directly felt and expressed. The band consists of Lotta Andersson (djembe, vocals), Leona Frantzich, (violin, vocals), Emma Sund, (harmonium, tampura, vocals) and Hanna Wretmark, (bouzouki, guitar, vocals). During the festival, the Sat Sisters will offer a heart opening merge of concert and singing bhajans together, sharing a mixture of well known mantras as well as their own written songs.
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Akasha Skaldeman (May 31-June 9)
Akasha, the overall facilitator of the festival, was born and raised in California. She has been the organizer of the festival since 2005 and finds a great joy and purpose in this co-creation. She came originally to the festival as a belly dance teacher and a later as a facilitator of the Dances of Universal Peace. She would love to take the opportunity to share the circle dances from this deeply rich and now international tradition.