– One Level Up Retreat (3.-9. Juli 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.

Dedication of this Retreat:
You are an acrobat, climber, full-time yogi or circus artist? You are super enthusiastic about AcroYoga and want to learn more about the world of upside down? You wonna dive deeper? You wanna fly higher? Then this is the right place for you!

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, Contact Improv, Axis Syllabus 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. You gonna practice up to 35 hours and fine tune your AcroYoga skills. We will especially deal with tricks and flows of the world of L-basing, which are known as “washing machines” in the American AcroYoga scene. In consecutive steps you will learn how to base, fly and spot flows of different levels. Progressions will be the central point of our practice. We will deal with questions like: How can I use momentum effectively? How can I make use of gravity and still be able to create flowing transitions?

~Be prepared it will be tough, sweaty and filled with all kinds of achievements~  

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 Morning Yoga
09:30-11:00 Breakfast
11:00-13:00 AcroYoga Skills (Handstands, Drills & Yang Practice)
13:00-16:00 Lunch & Siesta
16:00-18:00 AcroYoga Flows (Mixed, Flows & Fine Tune)
18:00-20:00 Dinner & Sun gazing
20:00-21:30 Thai Massage & Flying Bodyworks (Yin Time)

*LvL 1&2 Washing machines
*Inversion Training (handstands, handstands and even more handstands)
*Core Drills & Balance Games
*Hand2Hand Practice (Exciting!!!)
*Standing Partner Acrobatics and a lot more..

*Stand in headstand in the middle of the room (Shirsasana or Tripod)!
*Hold a handstand on the wall for 30 seconds!
*Fly and/or base the following tricks: Folded Leave, Bird, Bow, Throne, High Flying Whale and Star

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.

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 One Level Up Team 2017:
Ishine Gape: 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. Gabriel: “The only way into valuable, free and sustainable living is to recognise the value of community and the confrontation on every little layer.”





Anna Van Scharrel: Anna is going to co-teach this retreat. Anna has received her dance training at the Professional School for Ballet and Dance in Graz and is currently studying at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz. She is an integral member of the community and because of her background she integrates a set of artistic qualities into our teaching. Anna will guide you through the retreat with her energetic, open-hearted and empathetic style. Anna is a dancer, musician, full-time Acrobat and our longest member.




Mito TheFlyingMonkey: The love for movement, for exploring the possibilities of our bodies individually and together as well as the characteristics and qualities associated with it has blessed Mito with a lot of wonderful moments, connections and experiences. He has dedicated his time to understand movement untill the most possible and subtle level. His gift is to create class setting where every student will learn how to unfold his most possible potential. Mito is great in sequencing and knows more about Acro then any other person around. Mito is a certified teacher, full time AcroYogi and rickshaw driver 😉



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

Beginning & End times of the Retreat:
Arrival: Monday July 3rd, 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 July 9th, 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 One Level Up Retreat: