– Handstand Intensive 2021

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.

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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 Yoga
09:00-10:30 Breakfast
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

19:00-20:30 Dinner
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.

The venue:
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:

Camilla Pelligrini

Camilla is an enthusiastic teacher whose journey in movement begun with yoga. After a few years of deep immersion in this practice, her path unraveled into many other disciplines such as acrobatics, dance and massage therapy. In her acro practice she likes to balance fluidity and precision, and loves to interchange roles. She is constantly amazed by the power of creativity and exploration in movement, and her biggest motivation as a teacher is the chance to share all the gifts she received in this journey.

Camilla will be teaching Acrobatics to our community. Always ready for a joke and italian swag she will be rocking the stage and co-teaching most of the acro classes.

Gabriel Schüers

Originally from Austria, Gabe loves to spend his time traveling, learning about other cultures and eating foreign food. With a heart full of humor and arms so long he once managed to hug 5 people at once, he is facilitating a wide variety of trainings in Europe and South East Asia. Gabe is well known for his unique and precise way of teaching. His passion for bodywork gives him the opportunity to welcome and embrace people from all walks of life and encourage them to find freedom through movement and touch.

Gabe is the founder of and will be therefor hosting this retreat and leading the teachers team. He will be involved with most of the classes and will make sure you take home some epic memories.
Mito FlyingMonkey

Born and raised in Germany, Mito now lives a nomadic lifestyle exploring and teaching movement, acrobatics, Yoga and bodywork. Movement and its diverse effects and qualities have blessed Mito with lots of precious moments, insights and connections. From (re)discovering the joy of play and exploration, to health, power and freedom, to teamwork and social skills, and even to profound spirituality. Now it is also part of his passion to share these experiences.
Teaching Acro at this event, Mito intends to facilitate a holistic, transformative experience of embodiment, where open and sincere experiencing of movement, the self and others can happen in a natural, intuitive and joyful way. A place where the inner child can thrive and shine.

Lorena Schneider

What fascinates her about Acroyoga is its capacity to connect people from all walks and teach them to communicate needs and boundaries through movement within a safe and fun space. Ever since she stumbled across a crowd in the park stacking people on top of each other, she has found herself in a community driven by teamwork, inclusiveness, and mutual support. At the end of the day, the biggest reward for her is to see your beautiful faces when you realize you just achieved something you thought was impossible.

Lorena brings awarenes to communication and expression into her classes and co-teaches a variety of handstand and partner acro to the community - we are happy to have her joining us!

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!

Email: [email protected]