barefootyoga.me – AcroVenture Retreat
September 12 @ 4:00 pm - September 18 @ 10:00 am€650 - €800
In our retreats, we teach basic and advanced techniques with up to 8 hours of daily practice, including acrobatics, yoga, contact improvisation, breathwork, bodywork and meditation. Together we are going to explore the offerings of a professional movement based mentoring tailored to the practitioner’s individual level and needs. This journey of self-discovery will not only help you to deepen your practice but also unfold an essential aspect of your innermost self.
About the Format:
This retreat offers you a wide range of playful elements, including important principles of acrobatics (L-basing, washing machines, whips, pops and flows), functional movement, open play, contact improvisation, martial arts, bodywork, yin yoga and community building. The core of this week will be about cultivating trust, strength and flexibility, within ourselves and as a group of dedicated movers.
Our Teaching Style:
Each season we select a fine variety of facilitators to create a unique and lasting learning environment. Our classes are held in an uplifting, fun and refreshing way. By splitting the main workshops into two levels we can ensure that beginners as much as intermediate practitioners are being met on their level of experience.
Your Holiday Package:
Alongside an extensive schedule filled with 5 workshops a day, you will find many opportunities to spend your time outdoors. We strive to only chose the best locations to make sure our participants get enough time in a nurturing environment.
Following a warm-up of functional movement and yoga, we will work on building up a fundamental skill set in acrobatics. The integration and focus on inversions, handstands and L-basing flows will be an essential part of your morning practice. In the afternoon, we will dedicate our time to a more playful side of moving. Depending on the group there will be classes in contact improvisation, martial arts, partner games and 2 hours of FTC (free training with coaches) waiting for you. This will be your opportunity to work on specific skills and refine them with the coaches on site. After a full day of movement exploration, we will round off the day with a nourishing meal and a connective evening therapeutics class.
11:00-13:30 Acro Skills
13:30-16:00 Lunch & Siesta
16:00-17:00 Movement Exploration
17:00-19:00 FTC (free training with coaches)
20:00-21:30 Bodywork, Campfire & Yin Yoga
• Basics & Technique
• Flow & Rhythm
• Choreography & Body language
• Partner Calibrations & Progressions
• Endless Fun & Community Spirit
• All Levels are welcome!
Amid endless hectares of olive groves, we will reside in a charming 200-year-old and newly renovated farmhouses. The scent of lavender, rosemary and other Mediterranean herbs is so omnipresent that it will be easy to pour your full energy into the adventure of this retreat. For the water lovers among you, we have two swimming pools and the ocean is only 30minute walk away from the location. Yeah!
Dining with us:
We strive to provide local and seasonal food from eco-villages and organic markets around the area as much as possible. Three times a day we will tickle your palate with vegetarian and vegan delights made by our famous barefootyoga kitchen crew.
Your AcroVenture Team 2020:
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 will be hosting this retreat and there focusing on coordinating and leading the teachers team. He will be teaching communication skills, some acro classes and wll be taking part on the evening sessions.
In 2011, Mimi was working as a Spanish teacher by day and as a yoga and Zumba® instructor by night. During this time, she was introduced to Acro and her life and body were turned upside down. While she was always passionate about teaching, she realized that her real inspiration came from learning and teaching movement. A year later, she quit her job as a school teacher to travel and share Acro with everyone on her path.
Mimi brings awarenes to communication and expression into her classes and teaches a whide variety of handstand, partner acro and dance skills to the barefootyoga.me community – we are happy to have her joining us!
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.
Andres will be teaching Yoga and Acrobatics. His classes are dynamic and always connected to breath, balance and most important alot of fun!
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 with Matteo Bagaz.
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.
Wotan will be hosting 2 soundhealing workshops and playes live to yoga, contact impro and bodywork as well adds some spice to our evening bonfire sessions. Be ready for a pure delight for your ears and heart!
Is an ethusiastics acroyoga teacher certified by Acroyoga Montreal. Since his early childhood he was spending as much time as possible in the nature, exploring different types of movement, especially in the mountains. He discovered Acroyoga during an highline meeting and it was love at the first sight. Since that moment in 2015 he keeps on travelling through Europe (italy and spain in particular) to explore new styles and forms of acrobatic movements. He likes to share food, tell bad and good jokes as well as play fun games with the people around him. His main focus are the adaptability of the practice to the different types of body shapes and the safety for all the practioners. As an Hybrid acroyogi, he always likes to try every transitions as a base and a flyer.
Big smiles, funny moments and creativity inputs are the recipe of Matteos classes, all conducted in english with a little bit of italian accent and, of course, a lot of gestures.
Language: This retreat will be taught in english
Beginning & end times of the retreat:
Arrival: Saturday September 12th, 2020 – 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: Friday September 18th, 2020 – 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.)
6 x onsite camping (bring your own camping equipment if you choose the tent option)
3 x warm vegetarian meals a day
8 hours of workshop content daily
Holiday and training all wrapped into a juicy package
Price for your holiday package:
Price range from € 650 – € 800
Returning students and “bring-a-friend” bookings will get up € 50 discount!
For more information please click the registration link in the below.
How to get there:
Graz – Istria 4:25 h
Vienna – Istria 6:00 h
Munich – Istria 6:00 h
Nearest airport is Pula (30min taxi ride away – we offer two shuttles on arrival day – 4pm & 8pm on additional cost)
You can also check airports in the region, for example Trieste, Zagreb and Rijeka (if you do so please include a 2-4h bus ride to Pula into your calculation)
Are you offering or looking for a ride? Share your information with other participants in our facebook group “acroventure retreat group 2020”
Any questions left? Please do not hesitate to contact us by email!
your barefootyoga.me Team