Scandoir Retreat in Sweden


Scandoir Retreat in Idöborg, Sweden, with Kristi Johnson
23-30 July 2016


Scandoir Retreat in Idöborg, Sweden with Marcus Veda
31 July-7 August 2016

Come explore the serenity of Idöborg. A week of Forrest yoga and delicious, nourishing vegetarian food on your own magical island in Sweden.

Join for a week of Forrest yoga on your very own magical island in Stockholm archipelago – the perfect escape for mind, body and soul. With expert teaching from Kristi Johnson offering twice-daily classes in our studio overlooking the sea and delicious gourmet food with Kimberly Parsons, owner and founder of ‘Retreat’ Café. The retreat also includes a daytrip to Sandhamn, a popular, idyllic nearby island in the Stockholm archipelago as well as guided kayaking and traditional wood-fired sauna.

Idöborg is a beautiful island in the Stockholm Archipelago. Handpicked by Scandoir, the privately owned island offers an exclusive piece of Scandinavian serenity. Its yoga studio enjoys the daily spectacle of the morning sun rising over the sea, while a 300-year-old log cabin houses the wood-fired sauna on the island’s shore. Stay active by swimming the coastline or explore one of the 30,000 other islands by kayak. Alternatively, slow down with a bit of sunbathing on the rocks, a walk through the pines, or try your hand at kubb - the Swedish lawn game.

Here is a sample menue to give you an idea of what to expect:

Metabolism booster Juice - Carrot, Ginger, Beetroot, Sweet potato
Cinnamon soaked oats with poached seasonal fruits
Detox Omelettes with turmeric hollandaise & avocado

Sweet potato, ginger & tamari Soup
w/ seeded crackers
w/ cashew aoli smudge

Mocktail Golden Turmeric Mylk
Starter Grilled Halloumi
w/ blueberry & herb dribbles
w/ grilled kale ribs
Main Stuffed Portobello mushroom
w/ grilled cauliflower, date & earl grey chutney,
w/ red endive leaves, clementines on a bed of blanched curly kale
Dessert Frozen coconut yoghurt cheesecakes
w/ fresh berries & pistachio crumbs


Rustic luxury with signature Scandi style, the accommodation is split between three main houses, each with its own unique character, charming living areas and shared bathroom facilities. Both single and double bedrooms are offered, with total room for eighteen students. Allocation is organised on a first-come,
first-served basis. Free Wifi is available.


There will be a twice-daily practice with Kristi in the beautiful yoga studio overlooking the sea. The morning yoga practice will involve a flow of Pranayama (breathing exercises), Core Work, Standing Poses and Inversions. The afternoons will be a combination of workshops and deep restorative work, depending on the energy levels and needs of the group. Classes are suitable for all levels of experience with routine adapted for injuries and pregnancy if required. The intention of the daily practices is to help unravel tension, build strength and ignite energy.

Deepa Bidd, who is an amazing Forrest teacher and bodyworker will be onsite for the entire week to assist Kristi during the classes as well as offering treatments to make the week even more special. Deepa offers remedial & therapeutic massage as well as reflexology. Deepa uses her sensitivity for finding restrictions in the body to gradually unwind and release layers of tension.

Twice daily yoga tuition* (on day of arrival & departure – there is only time for one class)
All meals*, snacks and drinks (alcohol not included).
Accommodation, sheets and towels.
Use of sauna on three occasions.
Private boat tour and day-trip to Sandhamn, a popular, idyllic nearby island in the Stockholm archipelago.
Local transfers from recommended flights.

*Day-trip to Sandhamn:
On this day, there will only be time for a morning yoga class. Optional lunch meal while in Sandhamn is not included.


A certified Forrest Yoga Teacher, Kristi’s classes are strong, grounded and inspiring, based on the four pillars of Forrest Yoga – strength, breath, integrity, and spirit.

Kristi first discovered yoga in her native country of New Zealand. She traveled to Hong Kong and China in 2003 where she explored more deeply the physical, emotional and spiritual practice of yoga. Kristi taught at PURE Yoga in Hong Kong, gathering a rich amount of experience teaching group classes, privates and workshops, while furthering her training with teachers from all over the world.

Kristi teaches in yoga studios in London and Europe, and assists Ana Forrest in trainings and workshops around the world. She believes in working hard, but working mindfully, and offers modifications for different levels and injuries, sharing compassionate hands on assists.


Marcus Veda's road to yoga was not a conventional one. Fresh out of Uni, he managed to use his degree in philosophy to justify spending his 20s touring the world as an international DJ, wholeheartedly committing to the hedonistic life… and loving every banging minute of it.

It wasn’t until a spur-of-the-moment decision to take up break-dancing on stage one night put an extended stop to all professional jumping around, that he finally took a therapist friend’s advice in trying yoga to get fixed. A need to properly heal the body coincided with a sneaking desire for change in the mind that landed Marcus on the mat…

Trying every style of class he could get to on every studio intro-offer in London, he finally landed on dynamic vinyasa and more specifically, The Ashtanga-inspired Rocket system, which satisfied his undying urge to fly. Completing his first 200hrs teacher training with the Yoga People in Goa he went on to further train in advanced progressive ashtanga and Yin Yoga, deepening his appreciation of what yoga can be beyond the asanas that drew him in.


We host Scandinavian Inspired Retreats working with some of the world’s best leaders within the health and wellness field to help you rebalance and regain a complete sense of wellbeing.

Our retreats combine yoga with Scandinavian lifestyle and culture. Framed by expert teaching and a sensibility for purity and vitality, we offer a time and a place to reassess, refocus, retreat.

Scandoir is only interested in providing the best. We use our experience and knowledge of individual teachers, talented chefs and beautiful retreat locations to ensure peace of mind and contentment for body and soul.



Free Wi-Fi
Boat trips
Local transfers

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Double occupancy £999 per person
Single occupancy £1299 per person
(Flights and insurance are not included)



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"Scandoir was truly magical, from the stunning venue on a remote idyllic island to the excellent yoga classes, the rustic and wonderful accommodation, delicious food and all the surprise activities arranged to keep us all entertained. What a week, I will definitely be returning!"
"The yoga retreat was just what I needed, to be with like minded people eating great healthy food and enjoying authentically taught yoga. The venue was amazing and to top a great weekend I had the best massage ever.”"
"This was my first yoga retreat and it beat all my expectations. I had such a good time, I'm definitely going to do this again, and why not with Scandoir! The island of Idoborg is just magical, and perfect for a week of yoga and relaxing. The classes were inspiring and challenging thanks to an excellent teacher. The vegetarian food was fantastic even for a non vegetarian like me. We were also lucky that Scandoir brought a very talented massage therapist with us. The other yoginis were all incredibly friendly and none of us wanted to leave when the retreat was over!”"

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