Handstand Intensive (25th July – 29th July 2021)
About this format:
During this intensive we will be focusing on inversions of all sorts. We will be incooperating exercises coming from acrobatics, yoga, functional movement and animal locomotion. Our program is dedicated to all those who want to deepen their understanding in movement and being upside down. By including conditioning & mobility, partner acrobatics and therapeutics into our program, we can ensure that everyone finds the right balance between challenge, empowerement and fun.
Mornings: After a juicy breakfast and a holistic warm up we will lead you through our first round of skill workshops. In this time we will be sharing helpful exercises such as drills, calibration and progressive exercises with the focus on alignment, correct technique and sustainability.
Afternoons: After a feasty lunch and a 1.5h break we will gather again for our second skill workshop of the day. This slot is commited to a more playful and explorative environment. We offer 2 tracks, each with a different emphasis on solo or partner inversions.
Evenings: Last but not least, we conclude the day with a nourishing dinner, a therapeutics session to roll out our muscles and a beer on the campfire.
Your holiday package:
Alongside an extensive schedule you will find many opportunities to spend your time outdoors. We strive to only choose the best locations to make sure our participants get enough time in a nurturing environment.
10:30-13:00 Handstands & Games
13:30-15:30 Lunch & Siesta
15:30-16:30 Movement & Flow
16:30-18:30 Floor Acrobatics & Partner Inversions
20:30-22:00 Therapeutics & Campfire
Our Goal: Our goal is to offer our combined years of experience and help you to empower yourself on your journey towards the perfect inversion.
• Solo/partner inversions
• Alignment & strengthening drills
• Partner calibrations
• Anatomy & functionality
• Sustainable movement patterns
• Community & fun
Level & pre-reqs: This retreat is designed to be a multi-level retreat. However, we would like you to submit a 30sec – 1min video of you practicing any inversions of your choice.
With the magnificent view on the Skofja Loka Hills, the Karavanke and the Julian Alps, we will find shelter in a well equipped farm house made for up to 35 people. We also offer spots for camping for those who want to be fully immersed into nature. Each appartment has a private bathroom and will be shared between 2-6 people. The certified eco farm (who produces milk and cheese) offers the perfect environment to tune in and recharge.
Dining with us:
We strive to provide local and seasonal food from the eco-farm itself and farms around the area as much as possible. Three times a day we will tickle your palate with vegan and vegetarian delights made by our famous barefootyoga kitchen crew.
Your Handstand Team 2021:
Language: This retreat will be taught in English and German (optional)
Beginning & end times of the retreat:
Arrival: Sunday, July 25th 2021 – 4pm
Departure: Thursday, July 29th 2021 – 10am
Early arrivals / late departure:
In case it makes your travel itinerary easier you can book some extra days directly with the farm.
The price includes:
4 x lodging (all rooms are equipped with towels, sheets etc.)
4 x onsite camping (with your own camping equipment)
3 x warm vegetarian meals a day
Up to 8 hours of workshop content daily
Holiday and training all wrapped into a juicy package
Price for your holiday package:
Price range from € 350 – € 450 (for more information please click the registration button)
Returning students and “bring-a-friend” bookings will give you up to € 30 discount.
Additional booking info: During times of COVID we have installed a 100% refund policy. Means in case you can not show up at our retreat (travel restrictions or illness) you will get a full refund. We have a safety concept in place which follow the most recent guidelines of the local government.
How to get to the farm:
By car: Ljubljana city (1h) / Ljubljana airport (45min) / Triest Airport (3-4h)
Car pooling: Find a link to a google spread sheet in your confirmation PDF.
Any questions left? Please do not hesitate to contact us by email!