In our retreats, we teach basic and advanced techniques with up to 8 hours of daily practice, including acrobatics, yoga, contact improvisation, breathwork, bodywork and meditation. Together we are going to explore the offerings of a professional movement based mentoring tailored to the practitioner’s individual level and needs. This journey of self-discovery will not only help you to deepen your practice but also unfold an essential aspect of your innermost self.
About the Format:
This retreat offers you a wide range of playful elements, including important 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:
Each season we select a fine variety of facilitators to create a unique and lasting learning environment. 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.
Following a warm-up of functional movement and yoga, we will work on building up a fundamental skill set in acrobatics. 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 2 hours of FTC (free training with coaches) waiting for you. This will be your opportunity to work on specific skills and refine them with the coaches on site. After a full day of movement exploration, we will round off the day with a nourishing meal and a connective evening therapeutics class.
11:00-13:30 Acro Skills
13:30-16:00 Lunch & Siesta
16:00-17:00 Movement Exploration
17:00-19:00 FTC (free training with coaches)
20:00-21:30 Bodywork, Campfire & Yin Yoga
• Basics & Technique
• Flow & Rhythm
• Choreography & Body language
• Partner Calibrations & Progressions
• Endless Fun & Community Spirit
• All Levels are welcome!
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 2020:
Language: This retreat will be taught in english
Beginning & end times of the retreat:
Arrival: Saturday September 12th, 2020 – 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 18th, 2020 – 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 the tent option)
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.
How to get there:
Graz – Istria 4:25 h
Vienna – Istria 6:00 h
Munich – Istria 6:00 h
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)
Are you offering or looking for a ride? Share your information with other participants in our facebook group “acroventure retreat group 2020”
Any questions left? Please do not hesitate to contact us by email!
your barefootyoga.me Team
Impressions from last years AcroVenture Retreat: