The Motherland Retreat is a mid-summer gathering on the beautiful island of Styrsö, nestled in the Kattegat off the coast of Western Sweden.
This retreat is a unique blend of Liz Zamorski and Henrik Friberg's signature spiritual styles, weaving together our admiration of this sacred land, our knowledge of various healing modalities, and our loving dedication to creating an inclusive and supportive community (modifications will be made to the program to accommodate all levels of ability and mobility).
Through forest bathing, deep conversations, and fun summer activities that will reactivate your connection to your own spirit, our intention is to guide you back to balance and remove the blocks you've been holding about your life and your purpose.
You can also expect quirky jokes and spontaneous island adventures because that's how we roll!
All of the details are below, so scroll down and let your awakening with The Motherland Retreat begin! And if you're a YES already, click the button below to apply to join us now!
When and Where
The Motherland Retreat is a 5-day, 4-night immersive energetic experience on Styrsö, Sweden, the jewel of Gothenburg’s southern archipelago! You will leave this gorgeous island feeling 10 years younger and 15 years wiser … and have a WHOLE lot of fun while you're here!!
The Motherland Retreat will run from lunchtime on July 19th and conclude at lunchtime on July 23rd, 2022.
We will be using the energy of this beautiful land to reconnect with our soul purposes and replenish our whole selves. This includes deep work with our inner selves, our psychic intuition, and our magic through guided and open rituals.
We will be spending time together in daily rituals, art workshops, and intentional play.
You will have plenty of time for rest and your own local exploration as well!
A full activity schedule will be available as we get closer to the summer.
We will be staying at S:t Olavsgården, the local retreat center on Styrsö.
S:t Olavsgården is located at the end of a quiet dirt road and is just steps away from the ferry stop, beach, and forest.
S:t Olavsgården is traditional European-style accommodation, which means cozy and functional but no frills.
Food & Drinks
What's on the menu?
Fresh summer food that replenishes your soul and nourishes your body! Our chef-in-residence, Jess Leroux, will be cooking up local favorites with a twist. Jess has worked in a variety of kitchens from 1- and 2-star Michelin restaurants to healthy take-away. She is creating full-sensory meals for our retreat guests, where you get to experience food in a whole new way!
BONUS: Jess is an incredible life coach, so she will be helping to hold the transformational space of the retreat.
All allergies will be considered, but please note that S:t Olavsgården is not nut-free and it is not a celiac-safe kitchen.
We will also be hosting a traditional Swedish Midsommar party! Eeee!
Note: this is not a strictly alcohol-free retreat. You are welcome to imbibe responsibly in the evenings after our sessions have concluded for the day.
The closest airport to Styrsö is Göteborg Landvetter Airport.
You can also fly into Stockholm Arlanda Airport or Copenhagen Airport and travel to Central Göteborg via bus or train, depending on your vacation plans.
As part of The Motherland Retreat, we are arranging transport from/to Landvetter Airport AND Central Göteborg (in case you arrive early) to the island of Styrsö on the start and end dates (19th July and 23rd July).
You are welcome to find accommodation on the islands or in Göteborg for the surrounding dates, but the transportation arrangements provided by us will cover you on the 19th and 23rd.
We are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 information from the Swedish Public Health Authority. We will keep you updated on any changes that may affect The Motherland Retreat.
The Motherland Retreat fee is $3500 + 25% VAT ($4375 total with tax).
A $500 reservation deposit and signed contract will secure your spot in The Motherland Retreat.
Payment plans are available for a fee, but final payment must be made within 90 days of the retreat start date.
All prices are in USD. We are required by Swedish law to collect and remit all VAT amounts to the Swedish Tax Authority (Skatteverket).
Cancellations are possible, and that policy is fully outlined in the retreat contract that will be sent to you once your application is received.
Fill out this Google Form to apply for your spot in The Motherland Retreat.
We will then process your application, issue the retreat contract in your name, and issue an invoice for the reservation deposit.
We cannot wait to welcome you here and introduce you to the gifts this land has for you!
Liz and Henrik