Swedish Canoe retreat
Summer 2022: 9 to 17th of July
A summer journey across the lakes into the wilderness.
Early bird discount till 31st of December
A breathtaking journey in nature
Canoeing on the Swedish lakes is a liberating experience in nature. It offers a surrounding with the most peaceful sounds and opens all your senses with its pureness, from the clear air to the breathtaking landscapes. A nature cleanse. A digital detox. This unique canoe journey will be combined with our personal development program of Unleashing of Potential. A retreat is a moment to break with regular routines and see life with perspective, discover realignment with your core self. Our workshops will guide the group dynamic & personal discovery process.
This canoeing journey will take place in Dalsland, a Swedish region known for its pure wilderness and serenity. With an area of 10.000 square kilometers Dalsland is characterized by its hilly landscape, fresh green colors and thousands of interconnected lakes and canals. We switch of canoe days with also a day of just being in 1 place in nature so you have time to take it all in.
You will fly in above a scenery of lakes and forest into the beautiful city of Göteborg. Our first day is really about tuning in with the rhythm of the water and arriving in nature. On day 2 the scenery starts shifting to small canals and little island. One of these islands will be a location where we will stay for a first rest day, here we have time to really enjoy ourselves and do some more profound workshops. With rejuvenated energy and more developed canoe skills we will continue the tour on day 4 and 5. Another nature spot will become our home for an enjoyment day, which we have experienced to be very rewarding. Our last day of the canoe journey ends in Bengstfors with a unique celebration, closing workshop moments and a nights in a comfortable hotel with a hot shower.
Our canoe trail will cover about 80 km. Ideal for participants who are beginner as well as medium experienced with canoeing.
Following your intuition, taking time for yourself, discovering how your energy works, going in deep connection – all skills we feel we need to know but often lack a space were we can practice and learn them. A retreat is designed in a way that creates space for personal development insights. Our program will make use of four dimensions: Mental, Emotional, Spiritual and Physical. Identifying where you currently stand within each dimension and how it impacts who you are as a person. Throughout the journey you learn different insights, tools and skills that focus on being alive and present.
The canoe retreat contains all the ingredients for a profound personal process to take place. Unique is to have people there to support you with insights and mirrors that can trigger discoveries within. Key is for you to really feel present, detached from worries from the past and stress about future plans. Create clarity by bringing focus. The physical aspect in nature triggers a key component needed for inner potential to be unleashed which is feeling vibrantly alive.
Meals & Lodging
All meals during the retreat are provided, someone will join our group to focus on making sure everyone is well fed. Key is that your are well taken care for in this retreat, the food will be simple but delicious.
Every day we will stop at one of the hundreds of designated camp grounds along the lakes. These campsites are prepared, all equipped with wind shelters, open fire pits, wood and environmentally friendly toilets. You have the option to sleep alone in your own tent if you bring it or share a tent that we provide per 2 people. Per request you can ask for a private rented tent as well.
On the first night of arrival we sleep in a guest house with beds and hot showers, to make sure you are well rested when we start the canoeing journey. Also right after the canoe retreat ends we will stay in the same guest house so you can return home well refreshed.
People seeking to extend their stay can inform us. Tips & connections are always at hand.
Joris & Sanne will guide the reflective workshops that will guide the group in their personal discovery process. A canoeing journey becomes even more unique when guided with insights. Before the retreat starts they will also be the ones who you will be in contact with.
An extra 2-person team joins to make sure the cooking and logistics is all taken care of. They make sure that you feel at home in nature. It is essential that you have freedom to really take in this beautiful experience and have time to yourself.
Joris Van Doorslaer
This video gives you a feeling of what you can be expecting this summer when you are canoeing on these lakes. The Swedish lakes offer a unique nature setting that gets you away from everything.
This canoeing retreat is such a powerful experience. Taking time to connect back to nature and live at a different pace of life. Canoeing across the waters and camping in Swedish nature brings a whole experience that touches upon all the elements that our program stands for.
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The price for the Swedish canoe retreat is
In-depth Workshop & Coaching Program
Preparation Call & Materials
Guide & Coaches during the canoe journey
Sleeping accommodation (2 nights in hotel)
Outdoor nature camping (6 nights)
Food (Breakfast, Lunch, Snack & Dinner)
Swedish National Park permits
Canoe material & Dry storage barrels
Transportation from Gothenburg airport – Dates still to be confirmed