barefootyoga.me – Spring Upside Down Retreat (25th -31st May 2019)

Spring Upside Down Retreat 2019

barefootyoga.me Retreats for Heart n’ Soul ॐ
In our retreats we are teaching basic and advanced techniques with up to 8 hours of daily practice, including Acrobatics, Yoga, Contact Improvisation, Thai Massage & Meditation. Together we are going to explore the offerings of a professional movement based mentoring customized to the practitioner’s individual level and needs. This journey of self-discovery will not only help you to deepen your practice but will also unfold an essential aspect of your innermost self.

About the Practice:
This retreat is offering you a wide range of playful elements, including important principles of Acrobatics (L-basing, Washing Machines, Whips, Pops & Flows), Functional Movement, Open Play, Contact Improvisation, Axis Syllabus, Martial Arts, Bodywork, Yin Yoga and much more. The heart of this week will be about cultivating trust, strength and flexibility, within ourselves and as a group.

Your Holiday Package:
Alongside the intensive practice (its up to you how many classes you’re going to join), you will find many opportunities to spend your time outdoors. Refresh yourself plashing in one of the two pools, explore the surrounding nature, take an afternoon stroll to the beach or a quick ride into town, which could be Rovinj or Pula (two of the most beautiful towns in all of Croatia).

Our Goal:
Doesn’t matter if you are a pro or have little to no experience in AcroYoga or Acrobatics. We will be teaching two levels simultaneously to make sure that everyone is getting their dose of matching input. Beginner/Intermediate participants will learn a solid, holistic foundation in AcroYoga & Partner Acrobatics. Intermediate/Advanced participants will be focusing on L-basing Tempos (whips, pops & dynamic entries/exits, as well the art of hand2hand and handbalancing).

Daily routine:

Following a playful warm-up of functional movement & yoga, we will work on building up a substantial skill set in acrobatics. In this time of the day each one of you will find their own level and achievements. The integration and focus on inversions, handstands and L-basing flows will be an essential foundation to start with. In the afternoon we dedicate our time to the playful side of moving. There will be optional classes, contact improvisation and personal movement coaching waiting for you. Take this time as an opportunity to work on specific tricks and refine them with your barefootyoga teachers. After a full day of moving & exploring we will round the day up with a feasty dinner and a connective bodywork practice or yin yoga.

Timetable:
08:00-09:30 Warm Up
09:30-11:00 Breakfast
11:00-13:30 Handstands & Acrobatics
13:30-16:00 Lunch & Siesta
16:00-17:00 Contact Improvisation
17:00-18:30 Games & FTC (free training with coaches)
18:30-20:00 Dinner
20:00-21:00 Bodywork, Soundhealing, Yin Yoga

General Components:
• Basics & Technique
• Flow & Rhythm
• Choreography & Body language
• Partner Calibrations & Progressions
• Endless Fun & Community Spirit
• All Levels are welcome! 

Extras:
•Our Spring Upside Down Retreat is for parents and children and invites you to bring your kids and partner in crime 😉
• We will be offering 4,5 hours of childcare daily
• Parents who want to come with their children please click on this link and read more about it here: –> Family Retreat <–


The Venue:
Amid endless hectares of olive groves we will reside in 200-year-old and newly renovated farmhouses. The smell of lavender, rosemary and other mediterran herbs is so omnipresent that it’ll be easy to pour our full energy into the adventure of movement exploration. We have 2 pools and the ocean is only 2,5 km away from the location. Jeah! 🙂

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 barefootyoga.me kitchen.

 

 

 

Spring Upside Down Team 2019:

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 barefootyoga.me & 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.
Yaeli Margalit

Israeli born, Irish bred, and well-travelled vagabond, Yaeli is a mishmash of all things fun and playful. She is an experienced body mover, clinical massage therapist and professional acro monkey. Having spent her early twenties in the world of academia, she abandoned her medical lab coat and decided what she wanted most in this life was to move her body, give and receive massage and follow the sun. Currently living in Dublin, Yaeli teaches yoga and Contact Improvisation Dance. Drawing from the principles and practices of Contact Improv Yaeli creates curious, fun and inviting ways of exploring partnered acrobatics.
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. In his workshops he 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.
Cooper T Beconnsall

Cooper T Becconsall is a certified Acro addict.. He’s also a passionate advocate for finding the “Art of Balance” within movement, human self development / community / environment & deepening heart connections with playful authenticity.. He has been on this acro journey of self discovery since the bug bit in 2014, seeking out & searching for the embodiment of this practice, worldwide.. Cooper has a keen eye for detail & refinement (virgo rising haha) Fundamental / foundational basics & things that flow. He loves the complexity, depth & multiple layers found within this practice & this is what he loves to share, help inspire & nurture in others.
Patrizia Liebisch

Patrizia is an open hearted and empathic sunshine, whoes aim is to live life light and in balance. She dedicates her love to nature and traveling to places where unspoiled nature still can be found. Patrizia's movement practice is mainly characterized by acrobatics, climbing, slacklining and yoga. She is a certified Yoga & partneracrobatics.com teacher. 

Andres Covelli

The desire to move every part of my body, the passion to be anything I can imagine, the need to play in life; to stand on my hands and spin on my head, to bend backwards and forward, to roll over like a little kid, to fall over just to get up again. This is how I learnt to live my life. Lover of nature, collector of tattoos, believer of magic and the power of love…. This is what led me to yoga years ago. I wanted to keep the energy flowing and to challenge myself daily. The combination of strength, peace, balance and power that yoga offers, caught my attention immediately. Bhavanga, is a Sanskrit word for Constant Flow, it creates dynamic classes, experiences and moments of connection. Breathe, balance, connection, movement, love and have fun!

Wotan Alvaro Sun

Founder of the blossoming Heart Culture Festival, experienced musician on stage and father of two beautiful children, obviously loves what he does. Using sound healing, Wotan guides people at workshops, retreats, single session`s and circle gatherings world wide to truly connect with their souls and fellows. As an intuitiv coach and herbal medicine producer he is gifted with a wide tool selection to support people finding their own wealth and joy in life.

Language: This retreat will be taught in English

Beginning & end times of the retreat:
Arrival: Saturday May 25th, 2019 – Your rooms will be available at 4 pm. Around 6 pm we will offer you dinner, followed by a welcome circle with an introduction to our weeks schedule at 8 pm.
Departure: Friday May 31st, 2019 – We will conclude our retreat with the breakfast and departure at 10 am the latest.

The price includes:
6 x Lodging (All rooms are equipped with towels, sheets etc. Please bring your own camping equipment if you choose the tent option)
3 warm vegetarian meals a day
8 hours of teachings daily
Holiday and training all wrapped into a juicy package

Price for your holiday package:
Price range from 700€ to 800€. For more info check the registration link.

Register here: https://barefootyoga.me/registration-sud19/

By Car:
Graz – Istria 4:25 h
Vienna – Istria 6:00 h
Munich – Istria 6:00 h

By Plane:
Nearest airport is Pula or Rovinj / Pick Up & Shuttle Service from the airport available for €10.-

Car pooling:
Looking for a ride? Post your inquiry on our facebook event page “barefootyoga.me – Spring Upside Down” or have a look in the doodle car pooling link we send you after your registration.

Email: [email protected]
Facebook: www.facebook.com/barefootyoga.me

Love, light and happiness,
your barefootyoga.me Team

Impressions from our last years Spring Upside Down Retreat: