inner island borntorpet

Nordic Light Edition

20 July — 26 July

Do you believe that the future can be shaped by you?

Inner Island Nordic Light Edition is a 7-day long transformative workshop taking place in Borntorpet, in the wild forest of Bergslagen, two hours drive from Stockholm. The lakeside setting offers a nourishing immersion into Nordic nature.

“Inner island is a clarifying experience for those thinking about their next chapter in their life and not sure how to go about it”.

Design your future

Inner Island is a combination of a Proactive Future Design workshop, yoga and meditation retreat with active rest and reflection. The program consists of facilitated Future Design workshops, co-creative sessions and peer coaching. The intention is to transform your personal or work-related visions into reality.

The retreat is for those who are ready and dedicated to making meaningful change come through but not sure how to go about it. 

The retreat is a guided process designed to support shaping your own future and provides six hours daily program (except on arrival and departure day). 

Read more about our methodology here.

“Inner Island is a space supporting you to reach your vision by allowing for vulnerability. It aligns your passions, visions and values to one force”.
–Javeria Rizvi Kabani

Release your potential

Work in a relaxed way without force and without creating tension.

We start the day with morning yoga and close our days with optional sharing, sauna and other activities. You will have space to enjoy your own time in the enchanting setting and we invite you to go offline, step away from the everyday routine and to reconnect to yourself and nature.

The Yoga sessions are oriented towards slow and deep movements, which allows your body and mind to relax, thereby releasing deep inner tension and letting you access your quieter and wiser inner voice.

Read more about the Inner Island concept here.

Daily schedule

Wake up
Yoga and meditation
Breakfast and rest (in silence)
Workshop session
Lunch and own time
Co-creative session / own work (optional)
Closing and sharing (sauna and other activities)

Subject to change

Immersion into Nordic nature 

The location is chosen to provide secludedness, stillness to support your reflection and contemplation.

Borntorpet is a fantastic place to encounter the very best of Sweden’s wildlife. Other than enjoying its abundant flora, the magnificent ”king of the Swedish forest”, moose – can be seen here. The area has proven to be one of the best regions in Sweden to see other wildlife such as wolves, bears, beavers, lynx and owls.

Borntorpet is perfect for forest walks, wild swimming, kayaking and has a floating wood-fired sauna. Participants will be accommodated in simple and authentic double and triple rooms and provided vegetarian meals, inspired by Ayurveda (holistic healing). 

Earlier retreat locations have been a tropical castaway beach location on Andaman Island, India, and a private island in West Papua, Indonesia. Read more about our previous retreats here.

Inner Island Borntorpet

Henrik Johansson


Henrik designs and leads processes for organizational and personal transformation that empower people to envision their future, manage change and create the forward movement to manifest visions into reality. He has a passion to make people smarter together and has been facilitating collaborative group processes for 15 years for over 10.000+ people.

Henrik is the co-founder of Inner Island,  co-owner at Emerging, the founder of Fantastic Studios and a trainer for Potential Projects. He helps organisations enhance performance, resilience and innovation through mind training programs and have been involved in various innovation projects for clients including Hyper Island, Greenpeace, IKEA etc. 

Henrik is a mindfulness practitioner since 20 years and have made it into one of his main priorities in life. He spends extensive periods every year in retreat with the meditation master Sayadaw U Tejaniya in Myanmar.

Gayathri Rathinavelu


Gayatri is a social entrepreneur and a dedicated meditation practitioner with a passion for authentic leadership and creating a supportive and safe space for people to heal themselves and thrive in their full potential. She is a certified trainer within several leadership, team and personal development processes. She has over ten years of experience of building social businesses that aims to create a positive impact in society and hosting leadership programs that raises the level of trust and openness in teams and supporting individuals to come in contact with their innate potential.

She has co-founded two social businesses; The Good Tribe and The Good Talents. Over the years she has coached and supported the startup of other social businesses, and currently doing so through her role as Program Manager at Reach for Change.

Jenny Janaki Solberg

Yoga Teacher & facilitator

Janaki is the co-founder of Nordic Light Yoga Her teaching is based on traditional Hatha Yoga principles of both the sun’s dynamic, energising postures, and also the moon’s inward going stillness and relaxation. 

She is passionately dedicated to understanding the meaning of true happiness, and what it means to live a spiritual life. In her teaching, she assists with softness and compassion, allowing the uniqueness of every person and their process to take place. 

She did her first Hatha Yoga TTC in India with Atmavikasa Yoga eight years ago and has been going frequently every year to practise. She has done Sama Yoga Teacher Training and studied a variety of other yoga styles.

How to get there

Check-in Monday 20th July 4 PM / Check out Sunday 26rd July 3 PM. 

By air

The nearest airport to Borntorpet is Stockholm Västeras. The second nearest airport is Arlanda airport, the main airport in Sweden. You can easily fly from all over Europe to both airports with low fare airlines such as Ryanair. Check for more options. Then take the train all the way to Skinnskatteberg.

By train and bus

We are fortunate to have a train station at Skinnskatteberg only 5 minutes ride from the centre. We offer a free pick up service for retreat arrivals 10 am – 8 pm from this station. Please inform us in advance of your arrival. For train and bus times, visit

By car

From Stockholm, take road E18 towards Oslo. After having passed through Vasteras, take a right on route 66 towards Ludvika. After about 30 km, take a left on road 233 towards Skinnskatteberg. Right before arriving at the centre of town you will see on your right a company called Team Däck, turn right at this point and follow the dirt road to Borntorpet. Or simply open our location on Google maps with this link on your navigator and follow directions.

Retreat price

The two options include retreat program, food, and catering and 6 nights accommodation per person. Early bird spots are limited and are available until latest 29 March 2020. All prices include VAT.

Shared room per person:

Normal price: 14,500 Sek

Early bird price: 12,300 Sek

Triple room per person :

Normal price: 14,100 Sek

Early bird price: 11,900 Sek

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