Welcome

Here in Tofvehult we want you to get a chance to relax and just enjoy life. We want you to experience what it might feel like to live life closer to nature and get inspired by it. Maybe you will discover the pleasures of waking up from birds singing or from the sounds of silence…

Can you imagine yourself waking up in the morning, putting on a bathrobe, stepping outside on your little porch, taking a deep breath and then bravely, putting your bare foot on the grey rock and gently, gently, on feet unused to being connected to the ground, walk down to the rocky beach and slide yourself into the cool, silky smooth water of the still lake…

Or maybe you will pack a little basket with some hot coffee, juice, some nice sandwiches, some yogurt and fruit, bring a blanket and ask your family to join you outside for some beautiful sunrise breakfast in the still dewy morning air…

Tofvehult is a beautiful destination no matter what season, come summer and sun or autumn and rain. Spring will bring freshness and new beginnings, summer will bring swimming and “al fresco” dining, fall will bring mushroom picking and rich colors, winter will bring indoor reading and warm fires…

Come stay with us  in one of our four idyllic wooden cottages overlooking the lakes, or choose one of the two spacious apartments in the historic main house with its 3 foot deep solid walls.

Let us guide you on recharging walks through the surrounding forest during one of our Retreats.

Or you can choose a leisurely stay and spend your vacation in our lovely place, with the lakes and forest ready and waiting to be enjoyed by children and grownups alike.  Hike through the woods, dip in the lake, paddle the canoe into the sunset, or have a refreshing morning fishing experience slowly drifting in the summer breeze. Kids love to bounce on our trampoline, become happy ‘popcorn”as we like to call them.

We honor Sustainability, Local, Seasonal, Eco and Fair-trade products, and during our retreats we serve a mostly Vegetarian menu.

Lena, Peter and Korinne

Please use the scroll arrows to the right to discover more about the team … our Bio’s and the fascinating history of Tofvehult  >>>>

 

About us

This is Peter and Lena and our friend Korinne.

It is us you will meet when you come to Tofvehult.

Peter and Lena moved to Tofvehult in 1997, thinking that they wanted to create a life and a home here with their three kids, in the spirit of Astrid Lindgren and her beautiful stories.

Since there was room enough in the big, old house and Lena had time on her hands, she started a Kafé in the spring of -99. She used her grandmothers old cooking books for inspiration (Lenas grandmother is born here in the house). The Kafé grew into a very busy meeting place, that attracted people for more reasons than just the delicious cakes.

The Kafé is closed, but the business is still booming. We do Conferences, Retreats, Sweet Memory fika, meetings and B&B. We keep improving and adding things lika a sauna, green house, a creative room… ideas are plenty and we do love to surprise our visitors, so why don´t you come by and check it out for yourselves…

History

Retreats

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                             “ A  Spiritual Sanctuary where people can come home to themselves… ”

 

All our Retreats are built securely on the foundation of  our essence.  Designed to inspire you and start re-balancing your own ways, rippling from the most minuscule details to universal shifts. We share our Way of Life, and aspire to lead by example and our hands-on approach allows you to taste the fruits of mindful Awareness in daily life and to bring the seeds home to continue your harvest of new found inspiration. Our Signature Retreats hold you in our warm embrace, surrounded by the peaceful lakes and majestic trees of the forest.

For dates and more info, go to our Swedish page or our Facebookpage/ evenemang

PEACEFUL DAYS     –   The priceless gift of a few days of uninterrupted pampering and relaxation.

SILENT RETREAT FOR WOMEN   –   Experience the infinite value of time spend in solitude and silence.

DANIEL MENDOZA   –   His Signature Retreat with  lectures and workshops focused of Love, Attendance, Goodness and Conscious Optimism.

THE SCHOOL OF GRACEFUL LIVING INTRODUCTION    –   A little taste  of all gems of inspiration the School of Graceful Living has to offer.

THE SCHOOL OF GRACEFUL LIVING DESIGN    –  A one-year vocational education with a focus on health and sustainable development for those who want to learn how to decorate private and public places.

A WEEKEND FOR MEN ONLY   –  A unique opportunity to share, enjoy and inspire with fellow men.

If you are curious for more information on any or all of these events, please use the scroll arrows to the right  >>>>>>

OUR ESSENCE

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We believe in living in balance with each other and with nature.

We believe in taking responsibility for ourselves and our own lives in order to leave positive vibrations to our surroundings, our world.

We believe that we, as individuals, thrive from creating and staying in beautiful, thoughtful environments.

We believe that if we leave a place or an environment a bit better than we found it, we can, with that small gesture bring about big changes in the world at large …

 

 

 

 

THE SCHOOL OF GRACEFUL LIVING @ Tofvehult

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SCHOOL OF GRACEFUL LIVING – INTRODUCTORY COURSE

Do you want to live a life that is more gentle and authentic?
Agneta Nyholm and Lena Marie Lindberg Göransson created this opportunity to introduce you to the essence of Graceful Living. A little taste of all gems of inspiration the School of Graceful Living has to offer. Graceful Living is an ideology that aims to create a conscious, gentle and enjoyable life. The lifestyle is based on a combination of spiritual and scientific ideas and principles that closely interweave and show how we can make truly beneficial and sustainable improvements in our lives.

Agneta and Lena will ponder the core values of Graceful Living with you; community, beauty, enjoyment, simplicity and sustainability, and address questions like:

How can sensuality and beauty be the foundation of my life?
How do I create simplicity and sustainability in my life?
What do I do with all the hurts?
How can beauty be created in my inner and outer worlds?
How do I create a home where life is graceful?
You will stay at beautiful Tofvehult in the South of Sweden

www.awayoflife.se    we are located about a 30 minute drive from Västervik

We want to give people with different access to financial resources the opportunity to participate in the course so we ask you to pay between 1900 and 5300: – incl. VAT. per person for this Introduction  to Graceful Living
Full room & board, is 950 kr per person for shared accommodation. If you wish to have your own room there will be an additional charge of 500 kr.
When you pay more than half of our maximum request, you will help us to assist someone who does not have much resources at the moment.
The course fee may be deducted if you enroll in one of our further education programs.

Past participant reviews:

“Two amazing days in tranquility. I got so much out of the thoughts and feelings you and other participants shared. Just the context I needed and have been looking for, for so long. Your peace and the insights you shared with you are exactly what I sought. It makes me strong to continue “Stina
“Absolutely amazing, uplifting and inspiring weekend”Anci
“Thanks for inspirational courses”Ingrid
“Wonderfully inspiring and now I just want more and deepen further”Lena

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SCHOOL OF GRACEFUL LIVING DESIGN COURSE

Design for Graceful Living is a one-year vocational education with a focus on health and sustainable development for those who want to learn how to decorate private and public places. An education characterized by timeless beauty, harmony & balance, green thinking, old traditions as the Eastern teachings feng shui and wabi in interaction with nature-based technology.

Module 1: A home where life is graceful.
In this module, we review Graceful Living’s value base based on four keywords: Beautiful – Simple – Fun – Sustainable and resting in the knowledge of timeless beauty. Based on these principles, you will learn the basis of how to create healthy habitats and the basics of interior design. We go through everything from furnishing, coloring, flooring, measurement, drawings and to how to think about small and large surfaces, and how to influence colors, shapes, symbols and materials. You will learn how to consult and inspire people to create homes where life is beautiful and how to take care of the customer’s needs and desires while preserving your artistic creativity.

Module 2: New Decoration
This module begins the important work of understanding tomorrow’s sustainable interior design and design. We also go deeper into Interior Design and how to consult and inspire people and companies for change. We look at how color and shape affect their surroundings and how to balance contrasts. You will learn about the impact of architecture on the interior and exterior environment as well as more about lighting, flooring, carpeting, curtains and silencing.

Module 3: Green design
We deepen our knowledge in green design and learn more about different materials and their impact on human as well as planet. We get acquainted with one of the most important topics available; Biomimetic and learn how nature designs beautiful sustainable solutions, an important topic in which more and more people are interested. We also work with the concept of “Cradle to Cradle” where material is reused, recycled or energy-efficient. And we will deepen our knowledge of how to make the best possible results based on customers’ different needs. We also take a step further into the garden and learn how to apply the golden rule.

Module 4: Design that strengthens and uplifts work life.
Now we go to work and look at how we can shape tomorrow’s good working environments. Our goal is to create exciting, caring décor where people are enjoying themselves and good work is growing. We apply the knowledge of the first modules into offices, kindergartens, elderly care and learn to create the good living space for children, the sick and the elderly. You will see how plants can impact positively in work environments and how color, shape and symbolism stimulate public environments. Here we also start an in-depth work in the area and with a target group for which we are passionate.

Module 5: Graceful living in practice
During these days you will learn more about how to build a business as a consultant and anyone who wants to showcase work/portfolio will have time to share their ideas. We eat well, hang out, practice yoga, rest and inspire body and soul.

Theory and practice will be completed throughout the course. Our teachers and guest lecturers, who are featured on the website, are specialists in their fields and selected with due care to this particular education. They tailor their lectures to give the participants the best and most useful knowledge for their future work in timeless beauty, sustainable development and green design.

The education is divided into five course modules over 4 days each with teaching at a conference facility. The modules are scheduled for weekends (Thursday 14:00 to Sunday at 14:00). Between each course session, the participants will be given home assignments to complete the next course session, as well group calls every other week with other participants to change insights and knowledge. The final course is review of the course participant’s certification tasks.

After completion of the certification, the participant can use the title Graceful Living Interior Designer.

We are looking forward to sharing a world of beauty and consideration for all life, and giving you the tools you need to go out and make the world a more beautiful and more sustainable place to live. We hope to see you here to participate in this education, that will open many new and exciting doors into the future, and we are looking forward to meeting you!

Agneta Nyholm and Lena Marie Lindberg Göransson

 

 

 

PEACEFUL DAYS

If you and your partner are ready to give yourselves the priceless gift of a few days of uninterrupted pampering and relaxation, then Lena,

Peter and Korinne at Tofvehult, A way of Life  invite you to come and spend those wonderful days here in our beautiful and tranquil surroundings.

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As you step through the gates into the fairy tale setting of Tofvehult, stroll under the ancient fruit trees, and inhale the sweet aroma of Roses and wildflowers,

you will know you have arrived at the ultimate setting for anyone who longs to wind down and immerse themselves into the precious gift of nature,

graceful accommodations and delicious home cooked meals.   You will be greeted by a steaming pot of fresh mint tea from the garden, or if you prefer,

handed a glass of deep red wine while you sink into one of the comfy chairs in the salon.

          ahh the delights of a little peace and quiet…

 

Tofvehult, a Way of Life is the PERFECT place to spend 1 or 2 nights to treat yourself to long, leisurely walks, and lazy afternoons in the hammocks swaying between the pines.

You will have free use of our spacious Yoga and Meditation room, and after a recharging activity like an invigorating dip in the lake, comfortably relax with a good book in the

lounge or enjoy the tranquility of your fully equipped and lovingly decorated private cottages overlooking lake Ålsjön.

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… imagine the blessing of leaving the stress of life behind for a few days,

                                 and to deeply relax and fully recharge…

                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Dreaming of turning off the digital demands … even if it’s just for a few days ..?

…we are happy to take care of everything so that you can totally concentrate on yourself for a change.. and let the lake’s ever changing reflections echo into your mind

and smooth the worries and tension of your day-to-day life…

Having trouble finding time for yourself and your partner..?

…no worries,  a little break from Wi-Fi and some quality time together spend in our magical forest guaranties a great connection … 😉

Can’t seem to relax or get a good night sleep ..?

… allow natures tranquility, pure fresh air and our super comfortable beds, instantly turn that around for you …

 

   …so why should you come and hang out with us …?

 

Simple, this is the PERFECT environment to get that much needed personal time for you and your partner of best friend.

There is no need to wait, we are here to take care of you and share our magical bubble of peace to invigorate your energy and bring back that bounce in your step and the glow on your cheeks.

Plus you will create unforgettable memories of romantic sunsets over the lake and maybe even surprise visits by the deer and moose that roam the forest

 

      yes  sign me up!  lenaitofvehult@gmail.com

 

The Venue

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Tofvehult is a former leather tannery with an intriguing history dating back all the way to the eighteen hundreds, including Lena’s birth family since the late 19th century,

while the Peter and Lena Göransson family added their mark since 1997 with the award winning Tofvehult Café, and by adding 4 lovely cottages overlooking the lake.

Situated between two lakes in the mighty Småland forest, it is a true Nordic Paradise with an abundance of wild life and serene nature.
The cuisine

Since this weekend is all about pampering you with the best that life has to offer, it is only fitting, that all the mouthwatering dishes are created by our own chef Lena Göransson.

Her talent and the personal touch of love she infuses into all that she does, has been attracting people from all over Sweden for almost two decades to her (did I mention… award winning?) café.

Her homemade pastries, jams ( most of them featured in her again award-winning cookbooks) and let’s not forget all the scrumptious dinner creations,

served in the cozy candlelit dining room ( or “al fresco” under the ancient pear trees, if the weather permits) will delight your senses on all levels.

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   “…the feeling of going out in the garden on a dewy morning and filling up a basket with ripe apples or gathering bundles of fresh herbs from the

                                   kitchen garden is hard to beat.   For me preparing delicious meals and baking with fruits from our trees is the art of

                                                                              bringing joy to share with those dear and near…” Lena Goransson

 

           … ahh all those beautiful benefits…

 

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If all that is not tempting enough let me sum up the precious gems that are free for you to enjoy and have been scientifically proven to be great benefits to your overall health  …

Waking up to birdsong and the breeze through the high pines, will contribute to the benefits of long sleeping, and result in improved memory,

reduced risk of heart attack as Harvard University studies suggest..

Spending leisurely vacation days following your every whim, and leaving the worries to the Team at Tofvehult… has been scientifically proven to reduce stress, and improve your creativity..

Practice the ancient Art of forest bathing called SHINRIN-YOKU which creates measured relief of stress hormones and improves your overall health and so much more..

Indulging yourself in this amazing gift of self-love will allow it to to boost your energy and reset your incredible the inner strength..

 

 … yes I am ready to give myself this wonderful gift!!

                    sign me up  🙂      lenaitofvehult@gmail.com

 

About Sweden …

What can I say … we LOVE Sweden … it’s a beautiful country, a true Nordic Paradise with a vast history and awe inspiring nature with rolling hills covered with moss,

ancient glacier formations and deep dark lakes …

The people are kind and hospitable, and they know how to relax and enjoy life and good company …

they even have a word for it …”FIKA”  the magical combo of a hot beverage, a fresh pastry and a great conversation with a friend …    English is spoken by most Swedes

and everyone is happy to tell you about their proud legacy in  music  like   ABBA & ACE OF BASE,  or film  … we all remember GRETA GARBO, INGMAR BERGMAN

and what about JOEL KINNAMAN, authors (STIEG LARSON /THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO& ASTRID LINDGREN/PIPPI LONGSTOCKING) ,

brands (H&M, IKEA & VOLVO) and much much more …

Suffice to say that Sweden makes you dream of old movies and ancient fairy tales, bringing magic to our lives…

 

What is included:

During your Peaceful Days Retreat, you will be staying in one of the rustic cottages overlooking lake Toven and Ålsjön. All accommodations, including the main building,

are lovingly decorated according to the principles of the “School of Graceful Living” to create harmonious and healing environments.

The cottages are uniquely furnished, but all feature a double bed, private kitchenette, bathroom with shower and a private veranda.

Included in your stay ( each day) are a  lovingly prepared Gourmet Dinner served in the dining room , a lavish Breakfast Basket (delivered at your cottage at the time of your choice)

all  prepared with love and a much deserved dedication to offer you the most memorable time imaginable.

Our menu’s primary focus is on vegetarian, with elements of fish, shellfish and game, sometimes even locally produced meat.

We serve seasonal, organic and/or locally produced meals a much as possible.

Also available to you is a Canoe and or row boat trip on lake

A Fishing license  (bring your own fishing equipment )

and Bicycles

To check availability and make a reservation please contact Lena at  lenaitofvehult@gmail.com

 

What is not included

A scrumptious lunch if so desired.

The option to sit down for a one-on-one Life Reflection Session with Lena Goransson to deepen your personal understanding of what matters most in your life and how to achieve it.

(See more in her personal bio) – or a Life Coaching session with Peter Goransson to strengthen your leadership abilities and reaching your fullest potential. (More in his personal bio)

-0r enjoy an inspirational Life Session with Korinne May to awaken your courageous spirit to venture unknown territories inside and out. See personal bio. (Only in English or Dutch)

Transportation from your home to Tofvehult, A Way of Life in Sweden.

Any alcohol you order after our welcoming toast for you and your partner.

Any gifts or  books available in books in our shop.

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How to get here

The beautiful seaport of Västervik is the nearest town, and is conveniently reached by bus and or train.

There are several roads to choose to get to us, but we recommend that you take E22 to Gunnebo, 25 kilometers south of Västervik and drive further south towards Västrum for 9 km

until you reach a sign on your right pointing you to our place 2km down the gravel road. GPS coordinates: Latitude: 57,6435  Longitude:16,5655

For those guests arriving by plane: Linkoping airport is approximately 1,5 hours away by car, Stockholm 3 hrs and Gothenburg 4 hours. From there you will be able to rent a car.

 

To check availability and make a reservation please contact Lena at  lenaitofvehult@gmail.com

 

FINAL DATE FOR BOOKINGS IS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT

Upon receiving your reservation, an invoice will be sent to you by email for the total amount of the Retreat including the lodging and full pension, to be paid upon receipt to guaranty your place.

This price includes a non-refundable registration fee of 600: – per person.

In case of cancellation, 30 days prior to the Retreat date, the full amount, minus the 600:- registration fee will be refunded promptly. Cancellations less than 30 days prior to arrival will not be refunded.

 

We are looking forward to welcome you at any of our retreats!

 

Korinne , Lena and Peter

            … a few Peaceful days to bring you a Lifetime of memories …

Contact us to learn more >>

 

SILENT RETREAT FOR WOMEN

If you have been longing to reflect and re-calibrate your personal energy, and understand the infinite value of time spend in solitude and silence,

then Tofvehult, a Way of Life is the ultimate retreat setting for you.

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In my experience, submerging yourself in silence is the best way to find your Inner Voice… so if you are looking for long lost answers or to find direction to move forward in life,

then these moments spend in the tranquility of Tofvehult will be priceless …

When you feel the ancient energy of the forest wrap around you like a comforting blanket, you know you have come to the right place to find the safety and support

needed to venture into the inner realm.

 …ahh the blessing of  switching “TO DO” into “TO BE’ …

 

Tofvehult, a Way of Life is the ideal place to spend these 2 nights to treat yourself to long, mindful walks at your own personal pace,

and contemplating afternoons in the hammocks swaying between the pines.  Allow the silence to reconnect you with yourself through meditation,

quiet walks in the fresh air, gentle exercise and loving self-reflection.

Our signature Silent Female Retreat is a wonderful opportunity for women of all ages to recharge with a focus on mindfulness.

A Way of Life, Tofvehult invites you to come and experience our beautiful healing environment,

treat yourself to delicious and lovingly cooked food in a peaceful setting with a crackling fire at your feet, and come home to yourself…

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 … imagine the stress of day to day life just washing away into the  lake,

     making room for inspiration and creative energy …

 

Longing to find some peace and quiet to listen to your inner voice?

… Lena and I are dedicated to take care of everything so that you can totally concentrate on yourself and let the silence do its magic …

Having trouble finding quality time for yourself ..?

…no worries,  a little break from Wi-Fi  spend in our magical forest, guaranties a great connection to your inner world … 😉

Do a few days without distractions and obligations sound like heaven to you ..?

…  then allow the safety of a group of like minded women and the tranquility of Tofvehult be the perfect setting for you …

 

  …so why should you come and hang out with us …?

 

Simply because this is the ideal environment to get that much needed quiet time and solitude!

There is no need to wait, we are here to take care of you and share our magical bubble of peace to support you on your Inner Journey and recharging of self.

And on top of that you will create unforgettable memories of magical sunsets over the lake and cozy evenings around the fire circle in the company of love and respect …

 

         . . . ready to sign up ?  lenaitofvehult@gmail.com

 

The Venue

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 Tofvehult is a former leather tannery with an intriguing history dating back all the way to the eighteen hundreds,

including Lena’s birth family since the late 19th century, while the Peter and Lena Göransson family added their mark since 1997 with the award winning Tofvehult Café,

and by adding 4 lovely cottages overlooking the lake.
Situated between two lakes in the mighty Småland forest, it is a true Nordic Paradise with an abundance of wild life and serene nature.

The cuisine

Since this weekend is all about supporting you to find you, it is only fitting, that all the mouthwatering dishes are created by our own chef Lena Göransson.

Her talent and the personal touch of love she infuses into all that she does, has been attracting people from all over Sweden for almost two decades to her (did I mention… award winning?) café.

Her homemade pastries, jams ( most of them featured in her again award-winning cookbooks) and let’s not forget all the scrumptious dinner creations,

served in the cozy candlelit dining room ( or “al fresco” under the ancient pear trees, if the weather permits) will delight your senses on all levels.

 

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“…the feeling of going out in the garden on a dewy morning and filling up a basket with ripe apples or

                        gathering bundles of fresh herbs from the    kitchen garden is hard to beat.  

                                   For me preparing delicious meals and baking with fruits from our trees is the art of

                                           bringing joy to share with those dear and near…” Lena Goransson

 

           … ahh the delicious delights …

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If all that is not tempting enough let me sum up the precious gems that are free for you to enjoy and have been scientifically proven to be great benefits to your overall health  …

The Amazing Benefits of Silence and Solitude according to psychologytoday

1. Relax and Slow Yourself Down
This is one of the most important benefits of silence and solitude. Nowadays relaxation is something we need more and more every day.Life is full of stress and silence is one possibility to find some relaxation. Silence and solitude provide everything you need to slow your body down. Instead of finding some expensive therapies to calm yourself down, enjoy the same benefits by sitting in silence.

2. Overcome Difficult Challenges
When facing a difficult challenge it is wise to spend some time in silence and solitude. By spending time in silence, you clear your mind from distracting thoughts and focus the mind power on solving the challenge ahead. By removing distractions, you enhance inspiration. By focusing your mind, you boost creativity.

3. Find Yourself Through Silence
The benefits of silence go far beyond relaxation or overcoming difficult challenges. When feeling empty inside, enjoy some moments of silence and solitude. Silence helps you to do some soul searching and offers a great opportunity to find the undiscovered strengths of your mind.

4. Recharge and Refresh Your Mind
Stressed environment and outside noise burden your mind and body. To be able to go on at full speed, you need to recharge and refresh your senses. The best way to recharge and refresh your mind is to sit a few minutes in silence and solitude and let your mind rest.

5. Quiet the Noise Within Yourself
It´s not just a outside noise that is causing the stress. It´s also the noise within yourself. Enjoying some silence and solitude to quiet your mind. Let go of all the issues that are bothering you. Empty your mind and enjoy the benefits of silence.

 

                     … when you are ready to give yourself this wonderful gift …

                                                contact  🙂      lenaitofvehult@gmail.com

 

About Sweden …

What can I say … we LOVE Sweden … it’s a beautiful country, a true Nordic Paradise with a vast history and awe inspiring nature with rolling hills covered with moss,

ancient glacier formations and deep dark lakes …

The people are kind and hospitable, and they know how to relax and enjoy life and good company …

they even have a word for it …”FIKA”  the magical combo of a hot beverage, a fresh pastry and a great conversation with a friend …    English is spoken by most Swedes

and everyone is happy to tell you about their proud legacy in  music  like   ABBA & ACE OF BASE,  or film  … we all remember GRETA GARBO, INGMAR BERGMAN

and what about JOEL KINNAMAN, authors (STIEG LARSON /THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO& ASTRID LINDGREN/PIPPI LONGSTOCKING) ,

brands (H&M, IKEA & VOLVO) and much much more …

Suffice to say that Sweden makes you dream of old movies and ancient fairy tales, bringing magic to our lives…

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What is included:

During your Silent Retreat for Women, you will be staying in one of the rustic cottages overlooking lake Toven and Ålsjön. All accommodations, including the main building,

are lovingly decorated according to the principles of the “School of Graceful Living” to create harmonious and healing environments.

The cottages are uniquely furnished, but all feature a double bed, private kitchenette, bathroom with shower and a private veranda.

Included in your stay ( each day) are a  lovingly prepared Gourmet Dinner served in the dining room , a lavish Breakfast Basket (delivered at your cottage at the time of your choice)

all  prepared with love and a much deserved dedication to offer you the most memorable time imaginable.

Our menu’s primary focus is on vegetarian, with elements of fish, shellfish and game, sometimes even locally produced meat.

We serve seasonal, organic and/or locally produced meals a much as possible.

Also available to you is a Canoe and or row boat trip on lake

A Fishing license  (bring your own fishing equipment )

and Bicycles

 

To check availability and make a reservation please contact Lena at  lenaitofvehult@gmail.com

 

What is not included

The option to sit down for a one-on-one Life Reflection Session with Lena Goransson to deepen your personal understanding of what matters most in your life and how to achieve it.

(See more in her personal bio) – or a Life Coaching session with Peter Goransson to strengthen your leadership abilities and reaching your fullest potential. (More in his personal bio)

-0r enjoy an inspirational Life Session with Korinne May to awaken your courageous spirit to venture unknown territories inside and out. See personal bio. (Only in English or Dutch)

Transportation from your home to Tofvehult, A Way of Life in Sweden.

Any alcohol you order .

Any gifts or  books available in books in our shop.

 

How to get here

The beautiful seaport of Västervik is the nearest town, and is conveniently reached by bus and or train.

There are several roads to choose to get to us, but we recommend that you take E22 to Gunnebo, 25 kilometers south of Västervik and drive further south towards Västrum for 9 km

until you reach a sign on your right pointing you to our place 2km down the gravel road. GPS coordinates: Latitude: 57,6435  Longitude:16,5655

For those guests arriving by plane: Linkoping airport is approximately 1,5 hours away by car, Stockholm 3 hrs and Gothenburg 4 hours. From there you will be able to rent a car.

 

To check availability and make a reservation please contact Lena at  lenaitofvehult@gmail.com

 

FINAL DATE FOR BOOKINGS IS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EVENT

Upon receiving your reservation, an invoice will be sent to you by email for the total amount of the Retreat including the lodging and full pension,

to be paid upon receipt to guaranty your place.

This price includes a non-refundable registration fee of 600: – per person.

In case of cancellation, 30 days prior to the Retreat date, the full amount, minus the 600:- registration fee will be refunded promptly.

Cancellations less than 30 days prior to arrival will not be refunded.

 

We are looking forward to welcome you at any of our retreats!

 

Love Korinne , Lena & Peter

            … allow some precious moments of silence and solitude to deepen

                                the connection with the wisdom of your inner voice…

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INNER WORLD GUARDIANSHIP Workshop/Retreat

 

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Dear ones,

I am so very excited to create this Workshop/Retreat based on my book,

INNER WORLD GUARDIANSHIP, the Job of a Lifetime

This is my invitation to you to begin the marvelous process of Self-Empowerment with me, here in the peaceful safety of ‘Tofvehult, A Way of Life, and to allow me to guide you through the Universal Principles of INNER WORLD GUARDIANSHIP.

If you are, like I was, eager to become UNSTUCK and ready to finely find the way to create the Life you desire, than this Workshop to Inner World Guardianship is going to be there in support of you, every step of the Way.

We are all born with the Path to True Inner Freedom within us, but for obscure reasons it becomes cluttered over time, prohibiting the Free Flow of JOY and Abundance we all so deserve.

With the book ‘INNER WORLD GUARDIANSHIP, the Job of a Lifetime’, serving as a faithful companion and guide, this Workshop is your introduction to the Path towards your own Personal Inner Freedom.

Two decades of Intense research and deep Inner Work to find my own Truth and Path to Freedom, have resulted in a clear personal UNDERSTANDING of the reasons why we get so stuck at times and more importantly, how to free ourselves.

Knowing firsthand what it feels like when Life becomes overwhelming and impossible to maneuver without getting exhausted, confused and injured over and over again, I am beyond EXCITED to share my findings with you.

My DREAM is to sprinkle your path with Treasures of Insight and Helpful Hints so that you don’t have to wander around in the dark without support any longer. Although we have to do the Work ourselves, it is a wonderful thing to know that we are not alone when we take on this Courageous Job.

Accept the Job of Guardian, get to know your Inner Mechanism and become the Creator of your Unique Life Story with YOU as the Hero.

 

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I will personally share my story and INSIGHTS, lead specially designed Workshops and Guided Meditations and provide Personal ASSIGNMENTS, all supporting you on your Path inwards to begin clearing the way to your Personal FREEDOM. A complimentary copy of the book will be sent when you decide that this Workshop/Retreat is the right step on the Path to Inner Peace and personal Joy for you at this time.

 

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We will also have the pleasure of RECHARGING Yoga Sessions inspired by our Inward Travels and lead by my dear friend Julie Martin, flying in from New York. These Yoga sessions cater to every level participant who would like to add a more physical challenge to their experience here in Tofvehult, a Way of Life.

 

To provide continuing SUPPORT to all travelers on this exciting and extensive Job of Clearing the Path to your Inner Freedom, I have created a Follow-up sequence of 6 Months of Online Talks, Workshops and Meditations available free of charge to all Workshop/Retreat participants.

I truly wish for those who are ready to begin this new CHAPTER in their Life, to find their way to this Unique Workshop/Retreat and my book INNER WORLD GUARDIANSHIP, the Job of a Life Time, and join me on this miraculous ride to Freedom

I am with you every Step of the Way!!!

Love  always Korinne May

 

ABOUT YOUR STAY:

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During the Workshop/Retreat you will be staying in one of the rustic cottages overlooking Lake Toven and Ålsjön. All accommodations, including the main building, are lovingly decorated according to the principles of the “School of Graceful Living” to create harmonious and healing environments. The cottages are uniquely furnished, but all feature a double bed, private kitchenette, bathroom with shower and a private veranda.

We want to give people with different access to financial resources the opportunity to participate, so we propose that you pay per person, between 2500 and 5000 Swedish Kr. for the entire Workshop/Retreat, including full board, based on double occupancy. If you desire a room by yourself, there will be an extra charge of 1000:- Kr for the duration of your stay.
(Check with your bank for the exact currency exchange rate at the moment, but that is approximately a fee between 250 to 500 Euro,
or between $ 300 – 600 for the Workshop, including full board, per person)

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Lena will bring her love for cooking to the table, with eighteen years of experience of running her famous Café, during which she even found time to write 5 cookbooks featuring her highly appreciated home cooked dishes and signature cakes.

Our menu primarily focuses on vegetarian, with elements of fish, shellfish and game, sometimes even LOCALLY SOURCED meat. We serve seasonal, organic and/or locally produced meals a much as possible.

For more information, to check availability or to make a reservation please contact Lena at lenaitofvehult@gmail.com

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DANIEL MENDOZA @ Tofvehult

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“A person’s eyes can reveal how beautiful the essence of her soul is if you can look beyond all layers the tooth of time and the storms of life carry ”
Daniel Mendoza

A DAY WITH DANIEL MENDOZA

Welcome to a magical journey into the world of love and thought. Our guide is Daniel Mendoza and his amazing book “The only one”.

We meet on Saturday night and enjoy a good soup, freshly home baked bread and conversation together. Then we take a cup of hot tea or maybe a glass of wine with us into the salon or maybe the meditation room and snuggle down to listen when Daniel takes us into his world and reads out loudly for us from his heartfelt love romance “The only one”a with nice fire is and the candles flickering, it can not be more cozy 🙂

Our cosy cabins and the double room are available for anyone who wishes to stay over. In the morning there is the opportunity to attend  mindfulness yoga and meditation before enjoying a delicious breakfast.

On Sunday Daniel is holding a lecture named “Care of Love” and although you might have heard Daniel speak before, it’s a new experience every time. Daniel lectures from the heart and he reads the room and then adjusts the words according to what he feels we need and wish to hear at that moment. It will always be very authentic and rarely leaves anyone untouched.
In every encounter with Daniel, he awakes something with those he meets, making  you grow as a human-being and inspired  to make this world we live into a better place … for all of us.

Soup with homemade bread and reading 250: -pp

Overnight incl. breakfast and mindfulness yoga 500: -pp

Lecture “Care of Love” and lunch 300: -pp

For registration and info;
mail lenaitofvehult@gmail.com or
call 070-2926351

NOTE! limited number of seats
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Daniel Mendoza & Gabriella Svanberg are now also holding their retreats in Sweden.  And we are so excited to host it here at Tofvehult! For those, who have been with them a few times in Mallorca, the retreat will feel similar to some extent. The Focus on lectures and workshops will be: Love, Presence, Kindness and Conscious Optimism.

The price includes accommodation, all meals and signed copies of  The Voice of the Soul and Soul! 3900,00 kr
You will stay here with us at peaceful Tofvehult, a Way of Life.
Maximum number of guests: 15  (total of 27 beds)

This Retreat is especially suitable for those who desire a break from everyday stress and a need to recharge and obtain tools to have more graceful daily living and to ease that negative noise.

Come as you are, wherever you are! ❤

A WEEKEND FOR MEN ONLY @ Tofvehult

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A WEEKEND FOR  MEN ONLY @ Tofvehult.
Hi there brother, father, son, colleague, mate, husband, partner or son-in-law, whoever you are, whatever you are, self-employed, job seeker, retired or employed… young or old, this is for YOU man!
We all learn about what defines the image of a man. But how about just being a man? What is the answer to that question? Where do we find a place to share our thoughts, challenges, dreams and questions about what it really means to be man?
I have thought, reflected and talked about the fact that we men just too rarely do this; talking to each other, even though we know our need for it.
Maybe you have a close friend, a work or life partner to share your life challenges and thoughts with, maybe not, either way it is incredibly important, and a privilege to have someone you can talk to. The idea of this weekend is that we are hanging out in a primitive, open, trustworthy and honest atmosphere where we discuss our  insecurities, joys, frustrations and everything else between heaven and earth. A weekend filled with just reflections, ideas, thoughts and  wonderful philosophies. We want to provide the opportunity for conversations about “life issues” like;
How is MAN a good role model (for younger men)?
What is success – really?
How do we handle stress & pressure?
When am I afraid?
How do we create more joy in life?
The balance of life
Parenthood
How am I a good partner?
Am I enough?
And much more…
We place a great focus on natural conversation and spontaneous conversation  based on a proposed topic. But we will also cook together, laugh, walk, challenge ourselves and  reflect.If you’re curious about challenging yourself in the safe company of other men like you, who want to prioritize self- reflection and personal development, you are welcome!All is in total confidentiality, what is said in Tofvehult – stays in Tofvehult!

The  entire weekend including shared accommodation in cottage or apartment and all meals
with drinks (alcohol-free only) is 2995: –

Response of past participants:
“Long conversions with other men, just as we are – I wish all men could have this experience, and Tofvehult is the place that makes it happen! ”
“A safe way to meet yourself, feel confident, reflect and  get inspired”
“The weekend gave me hope when I got stuck in myself. To open up to other men
is healing! ”
“I would recommend other men to attend this event for men only, to experience calm, real fellowship and reflect on what life is.

I am looking forward to hear from you!

Peter Göransson

Conferences and meetings

 

Our spacious conference room hosts up to 20 people comfortably. Packages can, at your convenience, include lodging in any of our accommodations, breakfast, snacks, lunch, afternoon Fika, dinner and drinks for any number of days. Please contact Lena to discuss your own specific requirements.

We only cater to one group at a time, to ensure your peace and quiet and our full attention to all your needs.

We offer the option to sit at a long table all together, or to create smaller individual groups. You can even request a floor circle sitting if you dare 😉

In addition you can make use of the dining areas and weather permitting, our beautiful garden  provides ample options for alfresco seating. And a refreshing walk or relaxing mediation along the lake shore can all be part of the experience

If you wonder if our place is for you, for any event, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your options.

Our kitchen uses local, fair-trade and Eco-friendly products and by request we cater to Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free and or Lactose intolerant clientele. Feel free to talk to Lena about any other options.

Ongoing

 

Besides our own signature Retreats, Seminars & Workshops, check the calendar for our day and evening events.

Individual One-on-One  consultations are available by appointment. For more information, go to  our team info page.

Hope to see you soon!

 

 

Please use the scroll arrows to the right for more information about Day Doings…Evening Events…Pay it Forward…and Special Offers… >>>>  and go to our event calendar for dates and specifics.

Pay It Forward

An element of our A Way Of Life Essence is our PAY IT FORWARD program.

Please feel free to contact us for more info on any of the following opportunities

 

VOLUNTEERING &  VOLUNTOURISM

INTERNSHIPS

PAY GRADE BASED TUITION FOR OUR RETREATS

TRADE YOUR TIME FOR A SPOT IN ONE OF OUR RETREATS

Please contact us to know more »

 

 

 

 

Special Offers

Here we will keep you updated on our Special Offers as soon as they become available 🙂

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Vacations

From early Spring to late Fall, Our Place welcomes you with open arms to spend your vacation, getaway weekend or personal Digital Sabbath, in one of our three  family cottages HAPPINESS, JOY  & LONGING comfortably sleeping two adults and two children, or the larger family cottage FREEDOM, sleeping 6 adults comfortably.

In addition we have a luxurious two bedroom apartment located in the main building available, sleeping 4 adults and two children. Scroll to the right for pictures 🙂

For more info, pricing, availability and reservations, CHECK US OUT ON BOOKING.COM

 

 

 

 

Please use the scroll arrows to the right for more information about the Small Family Cottages…The Large Family Cottage … The Apartment ..  and our new projects  … and the guestbook

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Small family Cottages

 

Wake up with the happy birdsong in the pines surrounding our three small-family cottages HAPPINESS, JOY and LONGING,  just footsteps away from Lake Toven and Alsjon,

Each cottage has been lovingly decorated as a home away from home with comfort and tranquility in mind, and is fully equipped with own kitchenette, bathroom with shower. The cottages sleep two adults and two children comfortably, and are featured with a private covered patio and BBQ equipment. HAPPINESS is handicapped adjusted. All our accommodations are smoke free. We do not allow pets. (With some exceptions, please contact Lena for specifics) Free WiFi is available in the main house.

For more info, pricing, availability and reservations,  CHECK US OUT ON BOOKING.COM

Large family cottage

 

Perched on the top of the hill, footsteps away from Lake Toven, FREEDOM is our largest cottage with a separate bedroom, two spacious lofts and a comfortable two person sofa bed, sleeping 6 total.

Lovingly decorated as a home away from home with comfort and tranquility in mind, it is fully equipped with its own kitchenette, bathroom with shower.

FREEDOM features a covered patio, a deck, an outdoor dining area with a table for 6, and BBQ equipment. All our cottages are smoke free. Free WiFi is available in the main house.

We do not allow pets. (With some exceptions, please contact Lena for the specifics)

For more info, pricing, availability and reservations, CHECK US OUT ON BOOKING.COM


Apartment

 

The impressive main house with its 3 foot deep solid walls and antique Swedish chimneys, built in 1865 accommodates a luxurious two bedroom apartment sleeping four adults and two children.  A private entrance, bathroom, dining room and gourmet kitchen are included. Enjoy your breakfast on the private balcony and watch the sun rise over stunning Lake Toven.

The Barbecue for the apartment guests is at the Pavilion in the lush flower garden surrounding the house.

Free Wi-Fi is available. All our accommodations are smoke free. We do not allow pets, with some exceptions (Please contact Lena for specifics)
For more info, pricing, availability and reservations, CHECK US OUT ON BOOKING.COM


Shelter Rooms

 

On our near-future dream list is the conversion of our intriguing Shelter-rooms into a unique space to stay in solitude and reflection. The river passing by right outside your room, the early morning birds and the seclusion under the arched ceiling, chiseled out of the local granite centuries ago will guaranty a prime setting your personal digital detox. We will keep you posted on our progress in realizing this dream 🙂

Our guestbook

Just a tiny excerpt from our delightful guest books ….

What we hear most often from our guests  is…  “….we wish we had booked a longer stay … ”    so just keep that in mind 😉

 

Calendar

Welcome!

Check out our Retreats and Events scheduled for 2019 on our Swedish page or on FB  😊

Please contact us for more info, reservations and or bookings.

Instagram

@lenaitofvehult

Please use the scroll arrows to the right for our Galleries ; Season in Tofvehult… our Habitat … our Animals … our Walks… and our Activities  >>>>>

Seasons in Tofvehult

All the images used in the website are taken in and around Tofvehult by Lena, Peter and Korinne

 

Our habitat

All the images used in the website are taken in and around Tofvehult by Lena, Peter and Korinne

 

Our animals

All the images used in the website are taken in and around Tofvehult by Lena, Peter and Korinne

Our walks

All the images used in the website are taken in and around Tofvehult by Lena, Peter and Korinne

Our activities

All the images used in the website are taken in and around Tofvehult by Lena, Peter and Korinne

Contact

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A Way of Life Tofvehult

Tovehult 3, 593 74 Gunnebo, Sweden

WEB                                    www.awayoflife.se

EMAIL                                 lenaitofvehult@gmail.com

INSTAGRAM                       @awayoflifetofvehult & @tofvehultawayoflife

Lena Göransson                +46 (0)70 292 63 51

Korinne May                      +46 (0)76 840 79 84 only English or Dutch

Peter Göransson                peter@tofvehult.se

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Directions

How to find us?
There are several roads to take to get to us, but we recommend that you take E22 to Gunnebo, 25 kilometers south of Västervik and drive further south towards Västrum for 9 km until you reach a sign on your right pointing you to our place 2km down the gravel road. GPS coordinates: Latitude: 57,6435  Longitude:16,5655

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Booking Info

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For vacation information CHECK US OUT ON BOOKING.COM

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