BACK TO NATURE – a Retreat

Valenje, Slovenia

from MONDAY SEPT 20th – to SATURDAY SEPT 25th, 2021

** NOTE: NEW UPDATED DATES – DUE TO COVID19**

Nature and Yoga lovers… See here!

Enjoy a 5-day gateway in the beautiful mountains and raw nature of Slovenia with daily Yoga and Mindfulness, mindful walks, guided contemplations, sauna, healthy food, solo and social time, and rest.

The intention of this retreat is to deeply nourish, rejuvenate, and re-balance your Body, Mind, and Heart. You will also deepen or build up your yoga and mindfulness practice as a natural result of this retreat.

You can expect an inclusive, relaxed, and light-hearted atmosfere. Supported by the warmth and softness of the surrounding Slovenian nature, Cedric will create a safe and sacred space so you can enjoy the retreat to its fullest.

Slovenia, yet to-be-discovered country in the heart of Europe, offers a luscious, green and still raw nature, heart-warmth people, and rich wisdom and traditions. This unique retreat venue is an organic, biodynamic farm where simplicity meets comfort.

Within a uniquely beautiful setting, niched amongst green mountains, you will enjoy the open mountain view from all buildings and rooms, an outside pool, a sauna, numerous indoor and outdoor spaces to chill out, as well as many hiking trails for your nature explorations, solo or with other retreat friends.

Treat yourself with an unforgettable retreat, and reconnect to Source and yourself.

All levels of practice, ages, nationalities, gender identities are warmly welcome.

Program

The retreat will start at 6 pm on Day 1 and ends with lunch on Day 5.

In general, each day will be a mixed of more gentle and dynamic yoga, meditation, personal reflection time, sessions facilitated in nature (yoga, mindfulness, or walk), and free time.

Preliminary program (subject to change) for each day:

7:30-8:30: Morning practice (Gentle Yoga and/or Meditation)

Breakfast

10:30-13:00: Morning Session (e.g. Hatha Yoga or yoga alignment workshop)

Lunch break

16:30-18:30: Afternoon session (e.g. Gentler practice, meditation and/or outdoor walk/session)

Dinner and free time

Accommodations

For more information and booking, visit Veduna retreats.

Lodging will be on-site, in shared double or triple rooms. Solo participants will be assigned to a shared double or triple room with same-sex persons on a first-come-first-served basis, unless you mention otherwise.

Few single rooms are available at an extra cost.

Groups of 3 or more can stay together in the same room, at a 10% discount. (1 6-bed dorm room available for a larger group).

The rooms are well maintained and charming with sweet details. Several have a balcony with views. Couples are welcome (one double bed available). Shared bathrooms in most rooms.

Logistics

You need to book your flights separately. Here is the information from the venue, which can arrange pick-up at the airport. Contact them directly for more information.

Closest airport: Ljubljana, 85 km (80 mins)
Other accessible airports: Trieste, Klagenfurt, Graz & Zagreb
Closest train station: Velenje, 5km; Celje 24km

PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of participants is required for the retreat to take place. Please wait until confirmation from the organizers after the Early Bird date to book your flights. Thank you for your understanding!

Prices

Prices are per person and include your teaching fee.

IF YOU WANT TO REGISTER, PLEASE CHECK AVAILIBILITY FIRST W. CEDRIC BEFORE BOOKING LODGING AND TRAVELS.

The venue will provide you with 3 organic (mostly) vegan meals a day, lodging in share single, double, triple room, use of all facilities on site (pool, sauna, trails, lounge, etc.), and yoga props (all props available on site).

Accommodation is to be booked through the venue, Veduna retreat.

The venue also offers different types of massages and body work, so you can treat yourself with a complete wellness experience!

PRICE FOR TEACHING and FACILITATION FEE

Early Bird – register before AUG 8th, 2021: 2850 DKK (app. 383 EUR)

Normal price – After AUG, 8th 2021: 3850 DKK (app. 517 EUR)

Discount if book for 3 or more at the same time: extra 10% per person.

Spaces are limited!

Any questions, please write to Cedric at cedric@heartwiseyoga.com

Payment

The teaching fee is to be paid upon registration.

PAYMENT LINK AVAILABLE SOON!

Payment plans are possible. Please ask Cedric when signing up.

The teaching fee acts as a non-refundable deposit.

Please note that, in case of cancellation after you paid the full amount, the refusion is not possible unless you find another person able to take your post (ask Cedric if there is a waiting list).

COVID: In case of cancellation due to COVID-related safety and travel measures and/or border closing, payments will be refunded.

About Cedric and Yoga at the retreat

Everyone is welcome, no matter your experience with yoga – new beginners and experienced yogis alike. We will practice a mixed of gentle and more dynamic yoga, sometimes slow, and sometimes more flowy, but always with safe alignment cues and a theme-based class.

Each class will be designed to help you deepen your body awareness, understand the biomechanics of our body, know therapeutics and other yoga remedies, and re-awaken the connection between your body, your mind, and your heart.

Cedric Gorinas (PhD, CYT-500, Ashaya Yoga ® certified).

My deepest intention as a teacher is to create a safe space that provides you with a safe container to be yourself and possibly explore your edges. Yoga meets you where you are, no matter your body or experience. Everyone is welcome to the retreat, beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

I’ll guide you with focus on body alignment so you move into each posture in a safe and therapeutic way, and with a heart-centered dimension; or how your yoga practice can support your personal and spiritual development – on & off the mat.

You can expect a warm and light-hearted space where humor meet the depth of an ancient practice.

I have trained with internationally recognized teachers in e.g. yoga techniques, therapeutics, ancient philosophy within the Ashaya Yoga® tradition (certified). Ashaya combines clear therapeutics, biomechanics, science, and ancient, easily relatable philosophy.

Former researcher and trained in somatic psychotherapy, I am fascinated by the interconnectedness between the body, the mind, and what ancient yogic texts call the “inner heart,” i.e. our deeper or spiritual self. This interconnectedness infuses my work with both groups and individuals, where personal growth and wisdom always are at the center.

I teach classes in Copenhagen and run retreats, events, and teacher trainings in Denmark and abroad. Read more on heartwiseyoga.com or come to one of my classes in Copenhagen!

I will be joined by another experienced mindfulness, yoga, and group facilitator for extra support, inspiration, and guidance during your week.

Address all your questions and interest at: cedric@heartwiseyoga.com.

I look forward to hearing from you and sharing this special journey together!

Namaste

Cedric