– Movement = LIFE Retreat 2022

Movement = LIFE Retreat (11th July – 17th July 2022)
This retreat was brought into life by the two movement enthusiasts and creative minds David Suppan and Gabriel Schüers. Both are passionate about yoga, acrobatics, martial arts, bodywork and dance. Together they have gathered more than two decades’ worth of experience in this field, ready to share their movement knowledge with you.

About the format:
Each session will be based on one of the five pillars of movement (pushing, pulling, dancing, sculpting and breathing). There will be daily movement classes on the mats, in the grass and in the local woods. The core of this week will be about cultivating a new skill set, building neuro-muscular pathways and tactile strategies to face any kind of challenge.

Mornings: Following a warm-up of functional movement and yoga, we will start building up the day with a fundamental skill set in martial arts, parkour and floor acrobatics. Be ready to broaden your horizon in close contact with nature and fellow participants.

Afternoons: While lunch and a relaxing siesta will give you enough energy to recharge your batteries, we dedicate the afternoons to a more playful side of moving mixed with contact games, partner acrobatics and a daily tour to the forest.

Evenings: Before moving into the evening break, we will recline and integrate the principals which we have learned over the day in a sharing circle and with some journaling. Last but not least, we round off the day with a nourishing meal and a connective therapeutics class, yin yoga or campfire.

Level & skill requirement:
This retreat offers you to learn more about yourself and your movement practice. Regarding the level of your movement practice, this week is as much for beginners as it is for intermediate practitioners. In other words our prereq’s are less skill dependent but rather motivation-based.

You should be ready to:
  • get out of your usual comfort zone
  • get in contact to nature (mud, charcoal and forest soil)
  • share your movement story with us

08:00-09:30 Warm up
09:30-11:00 Breakfast
11:00-13:00 Workshop #1
13:00-16:00 Lunch & Siesta
16:00-18:00 Workshop #2
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-22:00 Therapeutics

• Flow, Rhythm & Technique
• Choreography & Body language
• Functional Movement & Martial Arts
• Bodywork & Therapeutics
• Working with Natural Materials

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 Movement = LIFE Team 2022:
David and Gabe are both experienced movement teachers, ready to embrace their students on whatever step of their journey they are. Together they will offer a uniquely designed and multi-level movement camp, tailored to broaden their students horizon.

David Suppan

David, creator of Simian Yoga, reaches out to evolutionary movement, training body and mind holistically. With his experiences in Yoga, Capoeira, Parkour and athletic sports, David unites a lot of components from different disciplines to guide you to your inner strength. David lives in Graz, Austria with his family and works as a Yoga and Movement teacher. Explore your body with playfulness. Find new paths and experience what you are made for.

David will be leading the Yang classes of this retreat, meaning he will be involved with the fiery side of life. May it be pulling, pushing, dancing or fighting, he is your man for all the high energy stuff where you will learn to expand your comfortzone.

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 will be sharing his joy of movement when it comes to teamwork and the playful side of Acro. He will be also hosting some breathwork sessions and help you find peace and relaxation in the evenings with some sophisticated Thai Massage Flows.

Language: This retreat will be taught in English

Arrival: Monday July 11th, 2021 – 4pm
Departure: Sunday July 17th, 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:
6 x lodging (all rooms are equipped with towels, sheets etc.)
6 x onsite camping (with your own tent & equitment or campervan)
3 x warm vegetarian meals a day
7 hours of workshop content daily
Holiday and training all wrapped into a juicy package

Price for your holiday package:
Price range from € 650 – € 800 (for more information please click the registration button)

Returning students and “bring-a-friend” bookings will give you up to € 50 discount.
Joining more than one retreat a year? Talk to us we’ve got a special offer for you!


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]

Impressions from our previous Movement = LIFE Yoga Retreat: