In our retreats, we teach basic and advanced techniques with up to 8 hours of daily practice, including acrobatics, yoga, contact improvisation, breathwork, bodywork and meditation. Together we are going to explore the offerings of a professional movement based mentoring tailored to the practitioner’s individual level and needs. This journey of self-discovery will not only help you to deepen your practice but also unfold an essential aspect of your innermost self.
About the Format:
This retreat offers you a wide range of playful elements, including important principles of acrobatics (L-basing, washing machines, whips, pops and flows), functional movement, open play, contact improvisation, martial arts, bodywork, yin yoga and community building. The core of this week will be about cultivating trust, strength and flexibility, within ourselves and as a group of dedicated movers.
Our Teaching Style:
Each season we select a fine variety of facilitators to create a unique and lasting learning environment. Our classes are held in an uplifting, fun and refreshing way. By splitting the main workshops into two levels we can ensure that beginners as much as intermediate practitioners are being met on their level of experience.
Your Holiday Package:
Alongside an extensive schedule filled with 5 workshops a day, you will find many opportunities to spend your time outdoors. We strive to only chose the best locations to make sure our participants get enough time in a nurturing environment.
Following a warm-up of functional movement and yoga, we will work on building up a fundamental skill set in acrobatics. The integration and focus on inversions, handstands and L-basing flows will be an essential part of your morning practice. In the afternoon, we will dedicate our time to a more playful side of moving. Depending on the group there will be classes in contact improvisation, martial arts, partner games and 2 hours of FTC (free training with coaches) waiting for you. This will be your opportunity to work on specific skills and refine them with the coaches on site. After a full day of movement exploration, we will round off the day with a nourishing meal and a connective evening therapeutics class.
11:00-13:30 Acro Skills
13:30-16:00 Lunch & Siesta
16:00-17:00 Movement Exploration
17:00-19:00 FTC (free training with coaches)
20:00-21:30 Bodywork, Campfire & Yin Yoga
• Basics & Technique
• Flow & Rhythm
• Choreography & Body language
• Partner Calibrations & Progressions
• Endless Fun & Community Spirit
• All Levels are welcome!
The farm is located 650 meters above sea level in the middle of the meadows, on the outskirts of the Polhov Gradec Dolomites. With the magnificent view of the Skofja Loka Hills, the Karavanke and the Julian Alps we will be finding shelter in a big farm house made for up to 35 people. We also offer 10 camping spots in case people want to be fully immersed into nature. We will be sharing rooms with 3-4 people in total. Each room has a bathroom and a shared kitchen. In addition to the peaceful surroundings and fresh air, the certified eco farm offers many opportunities for recreation throughout the day.
Dining with us:
We strive to provide local and seasonal food from the eco-farm itself and organic markets around the area as much as possible. Three times a day we will tickle your palate with vegan and vegetarian delights made by our famous barefootyoga kitchen crew.
Your Quantum Soul Team 2020:
Originally from Austria, Gape loves to spend his time traveling, eating yummi food and taking photos. With a heart full of humor and well sized arms to hug almost everything, he is facilitating a wide variety of workshop worldwide. Gape is well known for his unique and precise way of teaching. His passion for bodywork gives him the oppertunity to embrace his students and encourage them to find freedom through movement and touch.
Gape will be hosting this retreat and there focusing on coordinating and leading the teachers team. He will be teaching communication skills, some acro classes and wll be taking part on the evening sessions.
Born and raised in Germany, Mito now lives a nomadic lifestyle exploring and teaching movement, acrobatics, Yoga and bodywork. Movement and its diverse effects and qualities have blessed Mito with lots of precious moments, insights and connections. From (re)discovering the joy of play and exploration, to health, power and freedom, to teamwork and social skills, and even to profound spirituality. Now it is also part of his passion to share these experiences.
Teaching Acro at this event, Mito intends to facilitate a holistic, transformative experience of embodiment, where open and sincere experiencing of movement, the self and others can happen in a natural, intuitive and joyful way. A place where the inner child can thrive and shine.
Lisa is based in Vienna but loves to travel the world to spread her love for AcroYoga and Hula Hooping. She spends her winters in Asia, preferably Thailand, India and Bali. Her ultimate goal in life is to contributing to other people’s happiness and to lead a happy and meaningful life herself at the same time. Lisa is a full time professional Multi-Hoop-Artist and passionately teaching AcroYoga classes and workhsops and Aerial Yoga teacher trainings and retreats. She is 2nd level certified by AcroYoga Internatioal and currently trained to become an immerison teacher.
Lisa follows the motto „Do more of what makes you truly happy” and therefor integrates all sorts of gooddies into her Acro classes.
Mathias Kluger holds a master degree in Economics and Sustainability, worked for NGO’s, as a school teacher and runs adventure weeks in the woods for kids. With more than 800 hours of YTT experience he regularly teaches in Sri Lanka, India and Austria. Mathias likes to teach a strong physical practice, combining a modern approach with old traditional methods. He loves to share the whole magic of Yoga so he classes are often infused with breathwork, meditation and his in-depth knowledge about philosophy.
In this retreat Mathis will be focusing on designing his classes to cater the needs of his students. Being a DJ for more than ten years, Mathias brings his love for sound and vibration not only to Yoga but also to Ecstatic Dances – be ready to rock!
In 2011, Mimi was working as a Spanish teacher by day and as a yoga and Zumba® instructor by night. During this time, she was introduced to Acro and her life and body were turned upside down. While she was always passionate about teaching, she realized that her real inspiration came from learning and teaching movement. A year later, she quit her job as a school teacher to travel and share Acro with everyone on her path.
Mimi brings awarenes to communication and expression into her classes and teaches a whide variety of handstand, partner acro and dance skills to the barefootyoga.me community – we are happy to have her joining us!
Cooper T Beconnsall
Cooper T Becconsall is a certified Acro addict.. He’s also a passionate advocate for finding the “Art of Balance” within movement, human self development / community / environment & deepening heart connections with playful authenticity.. He has been on this acro journey of self discovery since the bug bit in 2014, seeking out & searching for the embodiment of this practice, worldwide.. Cooper has a keen eye for detail & refinement (virgo rising haha) Fundamental / foundational basics & things that flow. He loves the complexity, depth & multiple layers found within this practice & this is what he loves to share, help inspire & nurture in others.
Cooper has been a gem for our barefootyoga.me community and will be teaching the all levels acrobatics classes at this event. Be ready to get upside down with fun and grace!
Wotan Alvaro Sun
Founder of the blossoming Heart Culture Festival, experienced musician on stage and father of two beautiful children, obviously loves what he does. Using sound healing, Wotan guides people at workshops, retreats, single session`s and circle gatherings world wide to truly connect with their souls and fellows. As an intuitiv coach and herbal medicine producer he is gifted with a wide tool selection to support people finding their own wealth and joy in life.
Wotan will be hosting 2 soundhealing workshops and playes live to yoga, contact impro and bodywork as well adds some spice to our evening bonfire sessions. Be ready for a pure delight for your ears and heart!
Language: This retreat will be taught in english and german (optional)
Beginning & end times of the retreat:
Arrival: Monday July 13th, 2020 – Your rooms will be available from 4 pm onwards. Around 6 pm we will offer you dinner, followed by a welcome circle with an introduction to our week schedule at 8 pm.
Departure: Sunday July 19th, 2020 – We will conclude our retreat with the breakfast and departure at 10 am the latest.
The price includes:
6 x lodging (all rooms are equipped with towels, sheets etc.)
6 x onsite camping (bring your own camping equipment if you choose to camp)
3 x warm vegetarian meals a day
8 hours of workshop content daily
Holiday and training all wrapped into a juicy package
Price for your holiday package:
Price range from € 650 – € 800
Returning students and “bring-a-friend” bookings will get up € 50 discount!
For more information please click the registration link in the below.
How to get there:
Graz – Skofja Loka 2:30 h
Vienna – Skofja Loka 4:00 h
Munich – Skofja Loka 4:00 h
Nearest airport is Ljubljana, (30min taxi ride away)
Further away airport is Triest (2h by bus to ljubljana and 30 minutes to Skofja Loka)
Are you offering or looking for a ride? Share your information with other participants in our facebook group “quantum soul retreat group 2020”
Any questions left? Please do not hesitate to contact us by email!
Email: [email protected]
Love & light,
your barefootyoga.me Team