barefootyoga.me – AcroVenture Retreat 2021

AcroVenture Retreat (11th -17th September 2021)
This training offers you a wide range of playful elements, including 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:
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.

Daily routine:
Following a warm-up of functional movement and yoga, we will work on building up a fundamental skill set in acroyoga. 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 free training with coaches waiting for you. After a full day of movement exploration, we will round off the day with a nourishing meal and a connective evening therapeutics class.

Timetable:
08:00-09:30 Yoga
09:30-11:00 Breakfast
11:00-13:30 Acro Skills
13:30-16:00 Lunch & Siesta
16:00-17:00 Movement Exploration
17:00-19:00 FTC
19:00-20:30 Dinner
20:30-Open-end Bodywork, Campfire & Yin Yoga

Components:
• Basics & Technique
• Flow & Rhythm
• Choreography & Body language
• Partner Calibrations & Progressions
• Endless Fun & Community Spirit
• All Levels are welcome!

The venue:
Amid endless hectares of olive groves, we will reside in a charming 200-year-old and newly renovated farmhouses. The scent of lavender, rosemary and other Mediterranean herbs is so omnipresent that it will be easy to pour your full energy into the adventure of this retreat. For the water lovers among you, we have two swimming pools and the ocean is only 30minute walk away from the location. Yeah!

Dining with us:
We strive to provide local and seasonal food from eco-villages and organic markets around the area as much as possible. Three times a day we will tickle your palate with vegetarian and vegan delights made by our famous barefootyoga kitchen crew.

Your AcroVenture team 2021:

Camilla Pelligrini

Camilla is an enthusiastic teacher whose journey in movement begun with yoga. After a few years of deep immersion in this practice, her path unraveled into many other disciplines such as acrobatics, dance and massage therapy. In her acro practice she likes to balance fluidity and precision, and loves to interchange roles. She is constantly amazed by the power of creativity and exploration in movement, and her biggest motivation as a teacher is the chance to share all the gifts she received in this journey.

Camilla will be teaching Acrobatics to our community. Always ready for a joke and italian swag she will be rocking the stage with Matteo Bagaz.

Gabriel Schüers

Originally from Austria, Gabe loves to spend his time traveling, learning about other cultures and eating foreign food. With a heart full of humor and arms so long he once managed to hug 5 people at once, he is facilitating a wide variety of trainings in Europe and South East Asia. Gabe is well known for his unique and precise way of teaching. His passion for bodywork gives him the opportunity to welcome and embrace people from all walks of life and encourage them to find freedom through movement and touch.

Gabe is the founder of barefootyoga.me and will be therefor hosting this retreat and leading the teachers team. He will be involved with most of the classes and will make sure you take home some epic memories.

Andres Covelli

The desire to move every part of my body, the passion to be anything I can imagine, the need to play in life; to stand on my hands and spin on my head, to bend backwards and forward, to roll over like a little kid, to fall over just to get up again. This is how I learnt to live my life. Lover of nature, collector of tattoos, believer of magic and the power of love…. This is what led me to yoga years ago. I wanted to keep the energy flowing and to challenge myself daily.

Andres will be teaching Yoga, Functional Movement and Acrobatics on this retreat.His classes are dynamic and always connected to breath, balance and most important alot of fun!

Lorena Schneider

What fascinates her about Acroyoga is its capacity to connect people from all walks and teach them to communicate needs and boundaries through movement within a safe and fun space. Ever since she stumbled across a crowd in the park stacking people on top of each other, she has found herself in a community driven by teamwork, inclusiveness, and mutual support. At the end of the day, the biggest reward for her is to see your beautiful faces when you realize you just achieved something you thought was impossible.

Lorena brings awarenes to communication and expression into her classes and co-teaches a variety of handstand and partner acro to the barefootyoga.me community - we are happy to have her joining us!

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!

Mathias Kluger

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!
Mito FlyingMonkey

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.
Elena Ayala

Originally from Andalucía (the sunny part of Spain), Elena has always had the urge to travel the world and see what is beyond the horizon. As a result, she developed a deep love for Mediterranean food, inspired by the different tastes she has experienced on her travels. Elena believes in organic and local products but she is also passionate about growing her own vegetables and fruits. When she is not in the kitchen, she is also a circus acrobat, mover and lover of life. During her free time, she spends most of her time being upside down, exploring dance, contact improvisation and partner acrobatics which she aims to combine into a stunning circus performance.
Elena delight your taste buds with three delicious meals a day.

Language: This retreat will be taught in English and German (optional)

Beginning & end times of the retreat:
Arrival: Saturday September 11th, 2021 – 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: Friday September 17th, 2021 – 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.

Registration: https://barefootyoga.me/registration-av21/

How to get there:

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

By Plane:
Nearest airport is Pula (30min taxi ride away – we offer two shuttles on arrival day – 4pm & 8pm on additional cost)
You can also check airports in the region, for example Trieste, Zagreb and Rijeka (if you do so please include a 2-4h bus ride to Pula into your calculation)

Car pooling:
Are you offering or looking for a ride? On your registration we will send you link to a google spread sheet which you can use to connect to other participants and share a possible ride with.

Any questions left? Please do not hesitate to contact us by email!

Email: [email protected]
Facebook: www.facebook.com/barefootyoga.me
Instagram: @barefootyoga.me

Love & light,
your barefootyoga.me Team

Impressions from our previous AcroVenture Retreats:

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