barefootyoga.me – AcroVenture Retreat (7.-13. September 2019)

AcroVenture Retreat 2019

barefootyoga.me Retreats for Heart n’ Soul ॐ
In our Retreats we are teaching basic and advanced techniques with up to 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, Washing Machines, Whips, Pops & Flows), Functional Movement, Open Play, Contact Improvisation, Axis Syllabus, Martial Arts, Bodywork, Yin Yoga and much more. The heart of this week will be about cultivating trust, strength and flexibility, within ourselves and as a group.

Our Goal:
Doesn’t matter if you are a pro, you have little or none experience in AcroYoga or Acrobatics. We will be teaching two levels simuntaniously to make sure that everyone is getting their dose of Acro. Beginner/Intermediate participants will learn a wholistic fundation in AcroYoga & Partner Acrobatics. Intermedaite/Advanced participants will be focusing on L-basing Tempos (whips, pops & dynamic entries/exits, as well the art of hand2hand and handbalancing).

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 an playful warmup in functional movement & yoga, you will learn how to build up the day with an important skill set in Acrobatics. In this time of the day each one of you will find their own level and achievements. The integration and focus on inversions, handstands and L-basing flows will be an important foundation to start with. In the afternoon we dedicate our time to the playful side of moving. There will be optional classes, contact improvisation and individual movement based coachings waiting for you. Take this time as an oppertunity to work on specific tricks and refine them with your barefootyoga teachers. After a full day of moving & exploring we will round the day up with a feasty dinner and a final connective bodywork practice or yin yoga.

Timetable:
08:00-09:30 Yoga
09:30-11:00 Breakfast
11:00-13:30 Acrobatics
13:30-16:00 Lunch & Siesta
16:00-18:30 Free training with Coaches
18:30-20:00 Dinner
20:00-21:00 Bodywork & Yin Yoga

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

The Venue:
In the midst of endless hectares of olive groves we will find shelter in 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. 

Your AcroVenture Team 2019:

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 bodywork for more than 10 years. Gape is the owner of barefootyoga.me and spreads his love for movement and teamwork all over Austria and Europe. When Gape isn’t hosting one of his barefootyoga.me retreats, you will most definitely find him behind the lens of a camera, or somewhere on a tree, representing the local monkeys. His goal is to lead people back into a life filled with joy and lightness.
David Suppan
Creator of Simian Yoga, reaches out to evolutionary movement, training body and mind holistically. With his experiences in Yoga, Capoeira, Parkour and athletic sports, David unites a lot of components from different disciplines to track you to your inner self. David lives in Graz, Austria with his family and works as a Yoga and Movement teacher. Explore your body with playfulness. Find new paths and experience what you are made for.
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. 😉
Yaroslav Tua
Teachers and performers, lovers and friends, passionate practitioners and researchers.. That’s what Yaroslav and Masha (aka Flying Machines) are! Together they have been teaching since 2012. They have been guests of the biggest Festivals like Yoga Journal Conferences, Israel Acro and Dutch Acro Conventions. Together they are easily recognized for their approach and original material that challenges the bodies and tease the brains of practitioners regardless their experience. Apart from technical stuff and creative process they do really enjoy exploring psycology and AcroYoga as an art of honest and mindful communication. In 2016 Yaroslav and Masha founded first AcroYoga center in Russia (Moscow).
Gamaleyeva Mariya
Teachers and performers, lovers and friends, passionate practitioners and researchers.. That’s what Yaroslav and Masha (aka Flying Machines) are! Together they have been teaching since 2012. They have been guests of the biggest Festivals like Yoga Journal Conferences, Israel Acro and Dutch Acro Conventions. Together they are easily recognized for their approach and original material that challenges the bodies and tease the brains of practitioners regardless their experience. Apart from technical stuff and creative process they do really enjoy exploring psycology and AcroYoga as an art of honest and mindful communication. In 2016 Yaroslav and Masha founded first AcroYoga center in Russia (Moscow).
Ulli Wittemann
A passion for movement and growth has drawn Ulli to new directions since he was a child. From practising Ballroom Dance and Hip Hop as a teenager and many years of studying different Martial Arts forms (Judo, Aikido, Kickboxing, Boxing and nowadays Muay Thai) he finally fell in love with Contact Improvisation in 2001 during his actors studies at the University of Performing Arts in Frankfurt, Germany. After eight years of performing more than 1000 shows in the German State Theater system he decided to change his focus from performing to sharing his love for Contact Improvisation, Acting, Awareness and Communication in Munich and abroad. In the last years he taught Workshops, Classes and Retreats inChina, Japan, India, Thailand, Israel, Palestine, USA, Canada, Turkey and many European Countries. He is one of the Founders of the Tempelhof Contact Festival in Germany and the Conscious Flow Festival in India and co-organized three editions of the Touch & Play Festival.

Language: This retreat will be taught in English

Beginning & End times of the Retreat:
Arrival: Saturday September 7th, 2019 – Your rooms will be available at 4 pm. Around 6 pm we will offer you dinner including our welcome circle & introduction to our weakly schedule.
Departure
: Friday September 13th, 2019 – We will conclude our retreat with the breakfast and departure at 10 am the latest.

The price includes:
6 x Lodging (please bring your own tent if you chose the tent option)
3 warm vegetarian meals a day
8 hours of teachings daily
Holiday and training all wrapped into a juicy package

Price for your holiday package:
Price range from 700€ to 800€.
For more infos check the registration link.

Registration: Please click this link for further Information about your booking: https://barefootyoga.me/registration-av19/

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 – AcroVenture Retreat” or have a look in the doodle car pooling link we have send you with your registration.

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

Acro-high-five your,
barefootyoga.me Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impressions from last years AcroVenture Retreat: