July 26 - 30, 2023
EMBODIMENT FESTIVAL: A SUMMER FOREST DREAM
A FESTIVAL FILLED WITH MOVEMENT, PLAY, WISDOM, NATURE, ART & SOUND
We are stoked to invite you to five summer days of celebration of the amazing, mystical and wise human body.
We will bring our senses into dance, music, yoga, meditation, acrobatics, lectures, arts and much more – celebrate, play, learn and connect.
All will take place in the idyllic surroundings of Mundekulla´s forest, beautiful buildings, lush greens and community.
Food & Cakes
Bodywork Workshops & Sessions
WELCOME TO THE EMBODIMENT FESTIVAL
The Embodiment Festival is the first of its kind in Mundekulla and springs from our passion and love for this approach. We are very happy to see a growing movement in the world and grateful to be part of this beautiful and meaningful journey. The days will be intentional and held as an invitation to explore what it means to inhabit our own body; celebrate the gifts we find and discover the deep wisdom that lives in all of us!
The festival is created with a rich and diverse group of 25+ workshop leaders, all deeply passionate about embodiment, that will share their knowledge and practices. We will gather, celebrate, enjoy, share, discover, explore and be together during the peaking beauty of Swedish summer in the depth of the Mundekulla forest.
You can participate as much, or little, as you want in the program offered and will be served healthy, tasty and sustainable plant-based food three times a day. In our café we serve delicious homemade cakes (both raw, cooked, gluten free, vegan and super sugary ones!), coffee, tea and cold drinks. This is also a cozy place just to hang out, share with a newfound friend or enjoy the nature and scenery in silence. Every morning we gather to connect, reflect and arrive in our bodies, as well as practically look into all the fun!
In beautiful mundekulla
WHAT IS EMBODIMENT?
Did you ever catch yourself thinking of your body as a tool to carry your head around? :) These days we explore a slightly different perspective: Letting our fantastic mind stay where it is while dropping down and into the wholeness of the body, seeing what that can mean for our well-being, sense of balance, way of orienting in life, healing, transformation and the way we act, are and relate in the world.
Embodiment shines light and invites awareness to the natural process of living, being, relating and acting through and as our beautiful bodies. You could say that the lens of Embodiment perceives the body as the ground which our human experience rests upon and where life expresses itself. It is a practice of self-awareness, self-regulation and sense-making through working with the relationship between body and mind. Involving practices such as being in-tune and in touch with our environment through our senses and connected to our internal physical sensations (such as bodily needs and emotions).
“Life is born out of movement. An endless expression traveling through, in between and among us. When we rejoin this currency, we get to know life in the most intimate way – immediate, raw and uncensored. And we discover our bodies as intertwined with this universal flow.”
EMBODIMENT AS AN INVITATION
Embodiment invites us for awareness of sensations in our physical body, waves of emotions, and the movements of our mind as well as of the environment through our senses. It invites us to be present in our life: being right here and now.
We love how embodiment can hold space for listening, responding and learning from the messages, needs and wisdom of our own bodies. It supports us to move from understanding something into living it, such as a way of being or an inner quality.
Embodiment can help to move us away from objectifying our bodies into perceiving them as living organisms and give guidance towards our needs.
SOME EMBODIMENT GIFTS WE MIGHT
BRING HOME FROM THE FESTIVAL
Being present and grounded
Accessing our own life energy and become more vibrant, vital and spontaneous
Connecting with our feelings, as physical sensations, guiding us to our values and what is important to us. Making us able to orientate and act from an inner compass
Being with the flow of inner movements, (feelings, thoughts, sensations, energies) strengthening our “bodily container”, making ourselves more resilient to deal with and meet life
Becoming more sensitive to the messages and needs of our bodies: if we are stressed, relaxed, if we are hungry, too cold or hot, standing too close to someone, where our boundaries are, what we love, when our energy level is running out and we can be more accurate to point in how we respond and act
Enriching your lives with beauty, grace and creativity
Sense-making of our own behaviors and patterns, stepping out of our automatically responses and increasing our sense of freedom
Gaining insights and depth
Feeling at home and belonging
Connecting with others in an authentic way
Sensing ourselves to be part of the bigger body of nature
Becoming more conscious of our energy and how it moves in our system
More ease in making decisions
For you who loves...
Hanging out with a bunch of beautiful humans in nature
Movement, play and creative expression
Healthy delicious food & meaningful meetings
Learning new things and discovering new ways of looking at life
Connection, presence and awareness
Exploring the wise and magnificent body
To become an embodiment nerd (if you weren't one already :)
To simply celebrate life and be together!
Come along or bring your beloved, friends, family, partner, co-workers and their amazing bodies! The intention is to create a welcoming and open atmosphere where we can dive into the exploration of embodiment with a beginner's mind while enjoying to be together and the summer vibes of a sun that just never really wants to set! We welcome you exactly as you are.
Meet the festival organizers:
For Sandra the journey of Embodiment became a bridge to a more holistic way of orienting, making decisions, relating and resting in life. It turned out to be the perfect complement and balance to her analytic and problem-solving mind!
Embodiment has opened Sandra up for more creativity and playfulness, taught her about self-regulation, given her a deeper trust and peace, a more intimate relationship with nature and a growing interest for sustainability. She sees embodiment as a practice to utilize the totality of the human potential and facets of intelligence, where the body-mind is a unit. This great love for Embodiment has grown during the years and she is super exited to, together with Pernilla, create and invite all these amazing teachers and practitioners for this Festival and celebrate and learn together!
Read more about Sandra and her work under the workshop leaders.
Pernilla describes herself as a free spirit and for as long as she can remember, she has had a desire to always want to explore the depths of life's mysteries, turn and twist every stone to find what is true and genuine. Eventually she found that the search on the outside always led to what is true and genuine within. It's just waiting there to be seen, heard and embraced.
Pernilla is passionate about how we can create more people-friendly, trauma-informed environments and contexts and loves to share the tools she herself uses to ground herself and cultivate self-compassion. Through her workshops, she will invite you to reconnect to the wisdom of your body where you can find, explore and embrace both your vulnerability and strengths.
Read more about Pernilla and her work under the workshop leaders.