28 – 30 April, 2023     Kriya Yoga Initiation retreat

This is a special Kriya Yoga initiation program under guidance of Yogacharya Histas Damania. Kriya Yoga is an ancient method of living and meditation that cultivates body, mind, intellect and awareness of the soul, using powerful meditative and yogic disciplines. It helps us to experience the three divine qualities of light, vibration and sound using concentration, posture and breathing. This develops a one-pointed mind, which enables us to penetrate the deepest levels of consciousness and change our lives. Kriya Yoga teaches us that any action, kri, is done by ya, the indwelling soul. It is a universal spiritual discipline that crosses all divisions and boundaries. 

For newly initiated people we offer the price of 50 euros per day, so for the weekend you only pay 100 euros/ 1000 swedish kronor for full accommodation and meals (this is apart from the financial donation of 150 euros/1500 kronor for the initiation ceremony). For the initiation ceremony you would need to bring three offerings. The three offerings are five fruits, which represent the fruits gained from activities throughout life; five flowers, which represent the five senses; and a financial donation of 150 euros. The three offerings represent the causal, astral, and gross bodies, respectively. You can find more information about the initiation and Kriya Yoga here

People already initiated into the Kriya Yoga technique are also very welcome. A free public lecture about Kriya Yoga will be held on friday evening April 28 at 7:15 pm. For the program schedule please click on the link here or contact us. For more information and registration email us at info@lakesideretreat.org


21 – 29 July, 2023  Kriya Yoga Summer retreat

This Kriya Yoga retreat offers you a unique program with guided meditations by spiritual leader and Kriya Yoga teacher Rajarshi Peter van Breukelen. Kriya Yoga is a golden opportunity to reach higher states of consciousness and positively change your life. Kriya Yoga meditation enhances the experience of inner silence and peace, and brings an awareness that can transform you and realign you with your true self.

This special Kriya Yoga Retreat program is held annually. It is a special fundraising program to support the non-profit organization Hand in Hand.

In addition to the daily meditations there will be plenty of opportunity for walking, swimming, canoeing and practicing yoga.


All of the activities are offered in an atmosphere of openness in order to enable you to enjoy the beautiful environment as much as you like, and can benefit the experience of greater stillness within yourself.


The program consist of:

  • 2 daily meditations
  • hatha yoga classes
  • nature walks in the Glaskogen Nature Reserve
  • cultural excursion in the area
  • canoe trip on the beautiful lakes with a picnic
  • evening campfire (when there is no risk of forest fire)
  • swimming & boating in the shimmering blue lakes
  • time for personal contemplation and relaxation


Participation fee

The participation fee for the retreat program is 750 euros. This includes the fundraising fee for Hand in Hand, full accommodation, three healthy, vegetarian meals a day, all meditations and activities. Not included in the price are the airport pick-up service (100 euros both ways), pick-up from train or bus station (these are optional and can be arranged), and individual travel costs to Sweden and Lakeside Retreat. Included is the 25 euro maintenance fee for the Glaskogen Nature Reserve. It enables the maintenance of all the trails, shelters, lakes, camping sites, firewood and toilets available to us.

This Kriya Yoga fundraising program is open to everyone already initiated in the practice of Kriya Yoga by an authorised teacher. You can be initiated during the program. If you wish to participate but are not yet initiated, please contact us. For information about Kriya Yoga see our page on retreats or go to the international website of Kriya Yoga.


For questions, information and registration you can contact us at info@lakesideretreat.org or call +46-(0)73-0913685 or +46-(0)73-0777357. We will be happy for the opportunity to help you in any way we can.

We hope to welcome you here!

Giri and Nicole



24 – 30 September, 2023  On Death Love & Life | a 6-day Retreat (English)
AWAKEN and bring yourself back to your true ground

We hereby present you with a unique opportunity for dedicated and seasoned practitioners: a 6-day Tantra Retreat guided by Mirjam Maëla and Patrik Hansson from House of Being, hosted at our Lakeside Retreat Center in the beautiful Glaskogen nature reserve on 24 – 30 September 2023.

In this heart opening retreat you will explore and practice surrendering to the cycle of life andexperience deep connectedness that springs forth from realizing who you truly and fully are.

Detailed information on this profound Retreat you can find on the website of House of Being.