Handstand Intensive (25th July – 29th July 2021)
About this format:
During this 3,5 day intensive we will be focusing on inversions of all sorts. We will be incooperating exercises coming from acrobatics and other disciplines such as functional movement, animal locomotion, yoga and dance. Our program is dedicated to all those who want to deepen their understanding in moving in and out of inversions, as well as spending some quality time on their hands, shoulders and heads. While fine tuning your handstand skills in the mornings, we will focus on partner inversions in the afternoons. By including conditioning & mobility, partner acrobatics and therapeutics into our program, we can ensure that everyone finds the right balance between challenge and fun. That said, it doesn’t matter if you’re here to improve your handstand or learn more about hand-to-hand, we believe this is the right training for your summer 2021!
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. Be ready to learn a lot about your body and its abilities.
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.
08:00-09:00 Warm up
10:30-12:30 Skill Workshop #1
13:00-16:00 Lunch & Siesta
16:00-18:00 Skill Workshop #2
20:00-21:30 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 have 3 pre-requisites to match your participation!
- Pre-req #1: Come with 2 healthy wrists in order to endure all sessions with a smile
- Pre-req #2: Submit a video (30sec – 1min) of you practicing any inversions of your choice
- Pre-req #3: Be ready to immerse yourself into 3-4 hours of being upside down daily
With a magnificent view of the Skofja Loka Hills, the Karavanke and the Julian Alps. we will find shelter in a big farm house made for up to 35 people. We also offer 10 camping spots in case people want to be fully immersed into nature. Each room has a bathroom and a shared kitchen. In addition to the peaceful surroundings and fresh air, the certified eco farm (which produces milk and cheese) offers many opportunities for recreation throughout the day.
Dining with us:
We strive to provide local and seasonal food from the eco-farm itself and organic markets 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 – 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: Thursday, July 29th 2021 – We will conclude our retreat with breakfast and departure at 10 am the latest.
Early arrivals / late departure:
In case it makes your travel itinerary easier (i.e. cheaper flights) you can book your extra days directly with the farm. Once you have signed up we will send you a PDF with all the information and a contact email of the farm manager.
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
Returning students and “bring-a-friend” bookings will get up € 50 discount
Joining more than one retreat a year will give you an extra € 100 discount (once)
For more information please click the registration link in the below or contact us
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 there:
Ljubljana – Skofja Loka 1:00 h
Graz – Skofja Loka 2:45 h
Vienna – Skofja Loka 4:00 h
Munich – Skofja Loka 4:00 h
Nearest airport is Ljubljana, (45min taxi ride away)
Further away airport is Triest (2,5h by bus/train to ljubljana and 1h to Predmost)
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!
Love & light,
your barefootyoga.me Team