– Hand2hand Intensive in Slovenian Alps (26.-30. July 2019)

Hand2hand Intensive in the Slovenian Alps 2019

Yeiii exciting news, is offering the first mini intensive ever! After several years of hosting a wide variety of one week long movement retreats we are now offering our students the opportunity to dive deeper within their practice and specialize upon certain topics! This 3,5 day format is especially designed for those who already have a movement practice and want to skip repeating intros and long talks about the good but same old principals.

▶ About the Practice: ◀
Doesn’t matter if you have been taking part on the previous Quantum Soul Retreat (20.-26. July) or participated on any other previous acro convention, immersion or workshops, we promise this will be the highlight of your summer! This intensive is offering you a wide range of important principles to take your practice to the next level.

▶ Our Goal: ◀
From day one we will be challenging your skill set and help you to broaden your comprehension in a progressive manner. The mornings will be dedicated to a fresh and kinky warm up session followed by a chapter of exercises to improve alignment, core stability, grips and building up to an ideal hand2hand! After a feasty and delicious vegetarian lunch and a refreshing stroll to the lake, we will progress in the afternoon and practice dynamic ways in and out of hand2hand, and add pops, lifts and turns into the sessions.

▶ Your Holliday Package:
Alongside the intensive practice you will find many opportunities to spend your time outdoors. You have the chance to refresh yourself in the nearby river, explore the surrounding nature, or take an afternoon stroll to the lake.

▶ The Venue: ◀
Surrounded by mountains and crystal clear water we will reside amidst a Slovenian natural park. Your riverside rooms within our shared apartments include access to a private kitchen and a bathroom. The gentle humming of the river is so omnipresent that it’ll be easy to pour our full energy into the adventure of movement exploration. Follow the river (top 3 cleanest rivers in Europe) for about 5 minutes to reach Lake Bohinj and enjoy the fresh water up close. Every night when the sky is clear and the moon is out, it is a breathtaking experience to gaze at the reflection of the moon on the lake.


08:00-09:00 Warmup
09:00-10:30 Breakfast
10:30-13:30 Handstands & H2H with Juampi
13:30-16:00 Lunch & Siesta
16:00-19:00 Dynamic H2H with Gape
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-21:00 Bodywork & Rehab 😉

We are offering:
• A progressive training approach
• Partner Drills & Calibrations
• Cleaning up & refining your technique
• Dealing with past injuries
• Endless Fun & Community Spirit

▶ 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 Intensive Team 2019: ◀
Led by Juampi Travaglini & Ishine Gape, who have been dedicating 20 years to movement arts and acrobatics together. They are teaming up for a blasting 3,5 day intensive to share their passion about handbalancing and the art of hand2hand with you!

Ishine Gape

Originally from Austria, Gape loves to spend his time traveling, eating yummi food and taking photos. With a heart full of humor and well sized arms to hug almost everything, he is facilitating a wide 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 encourage them to find freedom through movement and touch. Gape (founder of & ishine photography), is an Acrobatics & Yoga instructor, as well Massage Therapist with over 10 years of experience. He will be hosting this retreat and share his passion towards acro & movement.
Juan Pablo Travaglini:

Since Juampi was a kid, he experienced a strong excess of energy, so at home he was put in to take it out through sport. Martial arts like kung fu and karate was part of his childhood. Juampi grew up on a farm, between horses and cows and became soon a master of of horseback riding and gaucho skills (equestrian acrobatics/volting) thus giving hoim his first contact with the arts of going round and round. At 21 he started to study Yoga and it didnt take long till he fell in love with circus and acrobatics. For almost 10 years he has now trained uninterrupted as a handstand and combined floor acrobat. Different circus schools in south america (The Circo La Arena, Circo Criollo, the Club de Trapecistas in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the school of Circo Para Todos of Cali, Colombia and the school of Circo del Mundo in Santiago de Chile) became his new home to practice day by day! At this moment of his life he dedicated his time to teach handstands, hand2hand and other combined forms of acrobatics!

▶ Language: ◀ This retreat will be taught in English, German & Spanish (if needed)

Beginning & End times of the Retreat: ◀
Arrival: Friday July 26th, 2019 – Your rooms will be available at 3 pm. Around 4 pm we will offer a little welcome session & jam, followed by a delicious dinner at 6 pm and a welcome circle & introduction to our weekly schedule.
: Tuesday July 30th, 2019 – We will conclude our retreat with the breakfast and departure at 10 am the latest.

The price includes: ◀
4 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

Investment: ◀
Price range from € 450.- to € 520.-
Discount options from € 25.- to € 100.- Euro
For more details check the registration link below ->

• Be ready to sweat
• Feel comfortable upside down
• Have more then 6 months of handbalance / handstand experience
• Be able to hold a handstand (with or without spot/wall) for 1 minute
• Be ready for the real deal

Please click this link for further Information about your booking:

Directions: ◀
Ukanc 67a,
4265 Bohinj, Slovenia

By Car:
Ljubljana – Bohinj 1:20 h
Graz – Bohinj 3:15 h
Vienna – Bohinj 5:00 h
Munich – Bohinj 4:40 h

By Plane:
Nearest Airport is Ljubljana (85 km) / There is a bus going every hour and the bus station is just 3 min away from our venue (if you plan on taking this bus, please let us know and we will send you further details); A Uber Taxi from the airport costs about €50,00 – €70,00 (check out car pooling)

Car pooling:
Looking for a ride? Post your inquiry on our facebook event page “hand2hand intensive in slovenian alps” or have a look in the doodle car pooling link we send you with your registration.

Email: [email protected]

The hosting of this retreat is supported by Japanero –

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