barefootyoga.me – Spring Upside Down Retreat (26th May – 1st June 2018)

Spring Upside Down Retreat 2018

barefootyoga.me Retreats for Heart n’ Soul ॐ
In our Retreats we are teaching basic and advanced techniques with 8 hours of daily practice including Acrobatics, Functional Movement, Yoga, Contact Improvisation & Bodywork. 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, 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.

Your Holliday Package:
Alongside the intensive practice (its up to you how many classes you’re going join) you will find many opportunities to spend your time outdoors. You have the chance to refresh yourself in one of the two pools, explore the surrounding nature, take an afternoon stroll to the beach or a quick ride into town, which could be Rovinj or Pula (two of the most beautiful towns in whole Croatia).

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 playful side of moving. Elements with lesser form like Contact Improvisation and Adagio (Dance Acrobatics) will be your main game untill we follow up with a feasty dinner and a final connective bodywork practice.

Timetable:
08:00-09:30 Warm Up
09:30-11:00 Breakfast
11:00-13:30 Handstands & Acrobatics
13:30-16:00 Lunch & Siesta
16:00-18:30 Contact Improvisation & Acrobatics
18:30-20:00 Dinner
20:00-22:00 Bodywork, Soundhealing, Yin Yoga
(Will be alternated every other day by:)
20:00-22:00 Campfire & Group circle

Components:
• Basics & Technique
• Flow & Rhythm
• Choreography & Body language
• Partner Calibrations & Progressions
• Endless Fun & Community Spirit
• Good news ~ All Levels are welcome!
• As well will we offer you daily 3 hours of childcare (in case someone wants to bring their children) 😉

The Venue:
In the midst of endless hectares of olive groves we will find shelter in 3 200-year-old and newly renovated farmhouses. The smell of lavender, rosemary and other herbs is so omnipresent that it’ll be easy to pour our full energy into the adventure of movement exploration. We have 2 pools and the ocean is only 2,5km away from the location. Jeah! 🙂

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 barefootyoga.me kitchen.

Spring Upside Down Team 2018:

Ishine Gape

Originally from Austria, Gape loves to spend his time traveling, eating yummi food and photography. With a heart full of humor and well sized arms to hug almost everything, he is facilitating a whide 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 encourige them to find freedom through movement and touch. Gape (founder of barefootyoga.me & ishine photography), is an Acrobatics & Yoga instructor, as well Massage Therapist with over then 10 years of experience. He will be hosting this retreat and sharing his passion towards acro & movement in many sessions of this week.

Anna Van Scharrel

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 barefootyoga.me 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 one of our longest barefootyoga.me 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 will be sharing his passion about sequenzing, specific progressions and flows coming out of the Acro world. Handstand and inversions are also one of his favourites. Mito is a certified partneracrobatics.com teacher, full time AcroYogi as well one of barefootyoga.me’s longest members.

Yaeli Margalit

Israeli born, Irish bred, and well-travelled vagabond, Yaeli is a mishmash of all things fun and playful. She is an experienced body mover, clinical massage therapist and professional acro monkey. Having spent her early twenties in the world of academia, she abandoned her medical lab coat and decided what she wanted most in this life was to move her body, give and receive massage and follow the sun. Currently living in Dublin, Yaeli teaches yoga and Contact Improvisation Dance. Yaeli will be drawing from the principles and practices of Contact Improv they create curious, fun and inviting ways of exploring partnered acrobatics. Ultimately her wish in life is to be a good friend and a good clown. 😉

Markus Rass

Is a dedicated bodyworker for more then 10 years. His intensive dedication has brought him into a fusion of many bodywork styles. In this evolution he has created a special way to touch. A touch which is based on playfullnes and creativity. Markus: “Life is all about listening. If you know how to listen you will start to break out of patterns and you will remember where the foundation of true touch is based on. Markus will be holding space while we learn how to touch and integrate different bodywork flows into our practice.

Wotan von Lichtberg

Founder of the blossoming Heart Culture Festival, experienced musician on stage, and father of two beautiful childs, obviously loves what he do. Using sound, Wotan guides people at workshops, retreats single session’s and circle gatherings to truly connect with their souls and fellows. In this retreat Wotan will share how to free your voice, breath, connect with your feelings. You will be guided to drop off your intellect and to connect to your body and true nature to feel yourself as a divine instrument of sound.

Patrizia Liebisch

Patrizia is an open hearted and empathic sunshine, whoes aim is to live life light and in balance. She dedicates her love to nature and traveling to places where unspoiled nature still can be found. And just because everything in life should be balanced, her home are the mountains and oceans equally. Patrizia's movement practice is mainly characterized by acrobatics, climbing, slacklineing and yoga. Patrizia will accompany you through this Retreat with empathy and an sympathetic ear. No matter if you have a question during our daily practice or if you need an extra blanket. 😉

Agnes Ulreich

Agnes is known for her love to creative movements, for her cheerfulness and mindfulness. She likes to turn her world upside down every once in a while, and to brighten up the daily working routine by flying with an acro yoga partner or doing headstands on mountaintops. Her long practice of Capoeira, climbing and yoga brought her a lot of wonderful experiences which she loves to share. In summer 2017 she finished her Yoga teacher training in Graz. To get new inspirations and to satisfy her travel bug she visits international workshops and retreats whenever possible. Agnes will guide you through her classes in a playful way, but also concentrates on essential yoga elements like quality of movement, body-awareness and breathing. Her goal is to spread joy and lightness to take along.

 

Language: This retreat will be taught in English and German (if necessary).

Beginning & End times of the Retreat:
Arrival: Saturday May 26th, 2018 – Your rooms will be available at 4 pm. Around 6 pm we will offer you dinner including a welcome circle & introduction at 8 pm.
Departure: Friday June 1st, 2018 – We will conclude our retreat with the breakfast and departure at 10 am the latest.

The price includes:
6 x Lodging (Rooms: have all included f.e. towels, bedsheets etc. / Tent: please bring your own tent and sleeping gear)
3 warm vegetarian meals a day
8 hours of teachings daily
Holiday and training all rolled into a juicy package
Meeting true friends for life

Register here: Please click this link for further Information about your booking: http://barefootyoga.me/registration-sud18/

Directions:
Stancija Negrin d.o.o.
Negrin 56, HR 52215 Vodnjan

By Car:
Graz – Istria 4:25 h
Vienna – Istria 6:00 h
Munich – Istria 6:00 h

By Plane:
Nearest Airport is Pula or Rovinj / Pick Up & Shuttle Service from the airport available for €10.-

Car pooling:
Looking for a ride? Post your inquiry on our facebook event page “barefootyoga.me – Spring Upside Down” or have a look in the doodle car pooling link we have send you with your registration.

Email: info@barefootyoga.me
Facebook: www.facebook.com/barefootyoga.me

Love, Light and Happiness your,
barefootyoga.me Team

Impressions from our last years Spring Upside Down Retreat: