Satyananda Yoga with Mattias & Maria Hagman

Satyananda Yoga with Mattias & Maria Hagman

Satyananda Yoga is a system of yoga developed by Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati and his lineage, which incorporates practices derived from ancient and traditional sources.

During this retreat we will explore the tradition of Bihar School of yoga, also know as Satyananda Yoga. Satyananda Yoga is a system of yoga developed by Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati and his lineage, which incorporates practices derived from ancient and traditional sources. Satyananda Yoga uses practices in a traditional way, asanas (postures) to balance the body and mind through the physical body, pranayama (breathing practices) to work on the energy body (equated with Ki or Chi in other systems), and meditation to calm and focus the mind. It also takes a broader outlook by teaching and encouraging yogic lifestyles. To this end Satyananda Yoga adopts the attitudes of Jnana Yoga (the path of knowledge), Bhakti Yoga (the path of heart and emotion), Karma Yoga (the path of service) and other yogas which enable the practitioner to frame all aspects of their lives in a way which is conducive to spiritual growth. The Satyananda approach incorporates the whole person, not just the body. There is an emphasis on awareness and practitioners are encouraged to learn about all aspects of their personality through Yoga. Change is a process that takes place naturally as a consequence of regular practice with full awareness, rather than by forcing the mind and body to the limit and beyond. Course start The retreat starts at 17.00 on Saturday 19 September and ends at 12.00 on Friday 25 September.

Getting to Paros: alt. 1: Flight Arlanda-Athens-Paros alt. 2 Flights Arlanda-Athens. Then boat to Paros, price about 45 € (travel time about 3.5 hours). You can take the boat either from Piraeus or Rafina. There are of course other islands to fly to and then take the ferry to Paros. Find flights at eg:,,, Ferry times and prices:


07:00-09:00 Yoga: mantra, asana, pranayama & meditation.
9:30 Breakfast Free time, some days joint excursion, voluntary.
17:00-18:30 Yoga: yin yoga & yoga nidra
19:00 Dinner
20:00-21:30 Mantra song with Satyadev Barman
The schedule may subject to changes or minor adjustments


Course price: SEK 10,200
The price includes part in a double room, two meals / day and the course (see schedule). If space allows, we can offer single rooms, supplement 1500: -.

The price does not include: Flight (and ferry if you fly to Mykonos or Athens).
Transfer (Taxi from the airport costs 43 € and from the port 34 €. The taxi can take four people).
Contact us if you want help booking a transfer.

Payment information: Registration fee SEK 2,500 is paid to Bankgiro 5270-6819 or Swish 123 1569 177, Gävle Yoga School after confirmed registration. The registration fee reserves your place for the retreat and is non-refundable. The remaining course fee is paid according to the notice and is only refunded if your place is filled by another participant. Feel free to check if your home insurance includes a travel insurance.


Daily breakfast/brunch and dinner is included with the retreat. You will be nourished by the food grown in Okreblue’s own organic gardens. Our private chefs offer daily sumptuous organic, Indian/Mediterranean infused farm to table vegetarian meals from our garden or local farmers. All of our meals are served in our cafe /dining hall Caretta.
Vegan, gluten free, wheat free, dairy free diets and other special diets can be accommodated upon request.
Apart from our included meals, the cafe is open daily and serves light meals and drinks. Tea as well as drinking filtered water is available all day.


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Mattias & Maria Hagman

Mattias Kopala Hagman

Yoga and meditation teacher, behavioral scientist and Ayurvedic health counselor started Gävle Yoga School in 2001 and is affiliated with Satyananda Yoga Sweden. He holds regular courses and lectures to the public, companies and organizations.

Since 2006, he is also one of the leaders of the national yoga teacher training within Satyananda Yoga Sweden. Initiated to Karma Sannyasa by Swami Niranjan Saraswati in Slovenia May 2006.

Maria Sloka Hagman

Yoga and meditation teacher in the Satyananda tradition. In addition to basic courses and advanced courses, Maria also teaches soft yoga, mother-child yoga, yoga for pregnant women and treatments in Yoga Massage at Gävle Yoga School since 2008.

Maria is trained in Yoga Massage in Dharamsala, India and further trained in pregnancy yoga by Elisabeth Serrander. She was initiated by Swami Niranjan Saraswati in Slovenia in 2008.


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