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, Functional Movement, Yoga, Contact Improvisation & Bodywork. Together we are going to explore the offerings of a professional movement based mentoring customised 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 most inner self.

About the Practice:
This retreat is offering you a wide range of playful elements, including important principals of Acrobatics (L-basing, Washing Machines, Whips, Pops & Flows), Functional Movement, Open Play, 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 Holliday Package:
Alongside the intensive practice (its up to you how many classes you’re joining) you will find many opportunities to spend your time outdoors. You have the chance to refresh yourself 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 whole Croatia).

Our Goal:
Doesn’t matter if you are a pro, you have little or none experience in AcroYoga or Acrobatics. We will be teaching two levels simuntaniously to make sure that everyone is getting their dose of Acro. Beginner/Intermediate participants will learn a wholistic fundation 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).

Daily routine:

Following an playful warmup in functional movement & yoga, you will learn how to build up the day with an important 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 important 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 individual movement based coachings waiting for you. Take this time as an oppertunity 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 final connective bodywork practice or yin yoga.

Timetable:

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 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
• Good news ~ All Levels are welcome! 

Extras:
• We will we offer you 3 hours of childcare daily, please bring your kids if you want!


The Venue:
In the midst of endless hectares of olive groves we will find shelter in 3 200-year-old and newly renovated farmhouses. The smell of lavender, rosemary and other 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 2,5km 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.
Wotan von Lichtberg
Founder of the blossoming Heart Culture Festival, experienced musician on stage, and father of two beautiful childs, obviously loves what he do. Using sound, Wotan guides people at workshops, retreats single session’s and circle gatherings to truly connect with their souls and fellows. In this retreat Wotan will share how to free your voice, breath, connect with your feelings. You will be guided to drop off your intellect and to connect to your body and true nature to feel yourself as a divine instrument of sound.
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.
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. And just because everything in life should be balanced, her home are the mountains and oceans equally. Patrizia's movement practice is mainly characterized by acrobatics, climbing, slacklineing and yoga. Patrizia will accompany you through this Retreat with empathy and an sympathetic ear. No matter if you have a question during our daily practice or if you need an extra blanket. 😉
Mito TheFlyingMonkey
The love for movement, for exploring the possibilities of our bodies individually and with others, as well as the diverse aspects and qualities emerging from it have blessed Mito with lots of precious moments, insights and connections. In his classes he does not only impart information, technique and skills. He creates a space where open sincere experience of movement, the self and other humans can happen in a natural, joyful and spontaneous way. Mito will be sharing his passion about quality movement, progressions and flows. He is a certified partneracrobatics.com teacher, full time AcroYogi as well as one of barefootyoga.me’s earliest members.
Aurora Bowkett
Aurora, a UK based travelling yoga teacher, found her passion for movement when she began her yoga journey in 2016. Inquisitive and dedicated, she seeks ways to balance the body in creatively sequenced yoga flows, focusing on stabilization within openness. She likes to infuse movements inspired by her backgrounds in dance & martial arts with the traditionally holistic approach of yoga to form a functional yet intuitive understanding of how the body works. Also a classically trained singer and musician, Aurora can also be heard singing random operatic arias – although not during class! - and likes to think her ability to talk for hours without taking a breath is down to her daily practice of pranayama.

 

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 including a welcome circle & introduction 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 (Rooms: have all included f.e. towels, bedsheets etc. / Tent: please bring your own tent and sleeping gear)
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 infos check the registration link.

Register here: Please click this link for further Information about your booking: 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 have send you with 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: