I am Malin Åhman, your Swedish hostess, a Swedish Viking Pilgrim, and partner to the chef, Per.
I am also a farmer´s daughter, raised in the Swedish country hood with a close connection to nature.
I have always loved to travel. Especially slowly, to savor every moment, meet people, feel the scent of a place, the colors, the ground under my feet, and the wind in my hair.
In 2008 my life was in chaos, and I was invited on a pilgrimage. This changed my life. My everyday challenges became small from this new perspective, I learned how to forgive and move on, to not worry about what is not, and focus on what is.
I went on pilgrim walks and spiritual journeys many times after that, in Sweden, Europe, and Hawaii. The indigenous people in Hawaii woke up the Viking within, and I could finally deeply understand who I am, and why I love sailing, walking, and connecting to the different energies of Mother Earth.
I decided to share what I experienced, so I wrote a memoir on it, called PILGRIM Puzzle of symbols. People started to ask me to walk with them. I accepted. This grew into spiritual journeys on themes I am passionate about, like connecting with energies. nature and time.
Keeping contact with descendants of my family that emigrated in the 1880s makes me happy and I love to see how they grow when they learn about our past.
Now, it´s your turn to walk with me, I will be your host and guide on the retreat.