– Contact High Retreat (19.-25. June 2017) Retreats for Heart n’ Soul
In our Retreats are teaching basic and advanced techniques with 8 hours of daily practice including Acrobatics, Yoga, Contact Improvisation, Thai Massage & Meditation. Together we are going to explore the offerings of a professional movement based mentoring customised to the practitioner’s individual level and needs. This journey of self-discovery will not only help you to deepen your practice but will also unfold an essential aspect of your most inner self.

About the Practice:

This retreat is offering you a wide range of playful elements, including important principals of Acrobatics (L-basing, Partner-Acro, Dutch & Israeli Flows, Washing Machines), Monkey Business, Open Play, Flying Therapeutics and much more. The heart of this week will be about cultivating trust, strength and flexibility, within ourselves and as a community of dedicated movers. The emphasis will be put on “contact” and “height”.

Your Holliday Package:
Alongside the intensive practice (its up to you how many classes your going join) you will find many opportunities to spend your time outdoors. You have the chance to explore the surrounding nature, take an afternoon stroll to the viewpoint or a quick ride into town.

Daily routine:
Following a variety of the morning movement improvements, you will learn how to build up the day with an important skill set. In this time of the day each one of you will find their own level and achievements. The integration and focus on handstands, L-basing (Laying Acroabtics) and S-basing (Standing Acrobatics) will be an important aspects of our daily routine. In the afternoon we dedicate our time to the playfull side of moving. Elements with lesser form like Contact Improvisation and Adaigo (Dance Acrobatics) will be your main game untill we follow up with a feasty dinner and a final connective bodywork practice before we go to bed.

08:00-09:30 Warm Up
09:30-11:00 Breakfast
11:00-13:00 Handstands & Acrobatics
13:00-16:00 Lunch & Siesta
16:00-18:00 Movement refinement & Jam
18:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-21:30 Thai Massage & Flying Bodyworks (Yin Time)
Will be alternated every other day by:
0:00-21:30 Campfire & Community Time

• Basics & Technique
• Flow & Rhythm
• Choreography & Body language
• Partner Calibrations & Progressions
• Endless Fun & Community Spirit
• Good news ~ This is an All Levels Retreat (no prerequisites are necessary)! 

About the Venue:
Once upon a time there was a couple. They called themselves the “blipcollective”. They lived on a hidden place in the middle of the Weinviertel in Lower Austria – a place of laughter and playfulness. For one week this special place will be your home. You will participate in not less than 21 workshops in acrobatics, flow yoga & thai massage. This retreat is the perfect opportunity to unfold your practice in many ways. Regardless of whether you are beginner or advanced – there will be progressions for every level.

Dining with us:
We strive to provide you local and seasonal food from eco-villages and organic markets around the area. Three times a day we will tickle your palate with vegetarian delights from our kitchen.

Your Contact High Team 2016:

Ishine Gape ( Gabriel is well known for his dynamic, humorous and at the same time profound teaching. He is a trained massage therapist, yoga and acrobatics teacher, social worker and globetrotter and has been working in the field of body works for more than 10 years. Gabriel is the owner and creator of and spreads his love for movement and teamwork all over Austrian and Europe. His goal is to lead people back into a life filled with joy and lightness. He thinks that the only way into valuable, free and sustainable living is to recognise the power and value of team work and to deal with that topic on a very profound level. Gabriel is a certified Acrobatics- & Yoga teacher, social health care worker and massage therapist spreading his love to movement and community around the globe.

Mirjam Ziselsberger ( Mirjam has been dedicating herself to the work with gravity for quite a while now. Back in the days she spent many years practicing the art of climbing. Around 2 years ago she fell in love with Acrobatics and AcroYoga. Since then she couldnt get enough. Weather you find her in the park, on a workshop or some AcroYoga retreat. She keeps on bending people in the air and loves to share her wisdom in Acro with other. Mirjam has especially dedicated her love to handstands and inversions. Especially in the time as student and gifted office assistant at she spents her work breaks upside down.  Mirjam is one of upcoming assistants and co-teacher, her passion for teaching and acrobatics is noticable the moment she enters the stage.


Language: This retreat will be taught in german and english (if necessary)

Beginning & End times of the Retreat:
Arrival: Monday June 19th, 2017 – Your rooms will be available from 4 pm on. Around 6 pm we will offer you dinner including our welcome circle & introduction to our weakly schedule.
: Sunday June 25th, 2017 – We will conclude our retreat with morning yoga, breakfast and departure at 12 pm latest.

The price includes:
6 x lodging in the tent or the 4 bed room in the house
(tents are provided for this retreat)
3 warm vegetarian meals a day
8 hours of teaching every day
Holiday and training
Meeting true friends for life

Registration: Please click this link for further Information about your booking:

Derschstraße 10,
2126 Ladendorf,
(Ladendorf can be reached easily by train from all over Austrian.)

We are looking for volunteers who support our kitchen crew during the upcoming retreats. For more information click here:


Love, Light and Happiness wishes you,
the team









Impressions from our last years Contact High Retreat: