BACK TO NATURE – a Retreat

Valenje, Slovenia

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


Nature and Yoga lovers… See here!

Cédric (HeartWise Yoga) and Veduna Retreat are delighted to invite you to a special treat in the Slovenian mountains.

Enjoy a 5-day gateway in the beautiful and preserved nature of Slovenia with daily yoga, mindfulness, walks, guided contemplations, personal and social time, deep nourishment, and rest.

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

You can expect an inclusive, relaxed, and light-hearted atmosphere. 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. You will enjoy the open mountain view from all buildings and most 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.

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


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

In general, each day will be a mix of more gentle and dynamic yoga, meditation, personal reflection time, sessions facilitated in nature when weather allows (yoga, mindfulness, or walk)… and of course space for free time.

Preliminary program (subject to change) for each day:

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


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

Meet your teacher, Cedric

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. In addition to body alignment, I am passionate about bringing a “heart-centered”, theme-based dimension to my classes: how yoga can inspire you and support you to grow as a person. Naturally, mindfulness and breath will be two other important aspects of our practice.

My intention is truly to meet you and support you at the levels of your body, mind and heart. I teach “yoga and beyond” for my students to experience balance and replenishment at all levels–if they want to–on & off the mat.

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.

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

Former retreats

Read more about me on my website.

I will be joined by another experienced mindfulness, yoga, and group facilitator for extra support, inspiration, and guidance during your week. However, I will guide the large majority of sessions.

Registration and Practicalities

This trip is done in collaboration with Veduna retreats. Cédric/HeartWise Yoga is responsible for the teaching only. Therefore, retreat participation (yoga activities), accommodation/food, and flights are to be booked separately. Here is how to do it:

1. Register for the retreat by signing up and paying Cedric’s teaching fee on this link (payment platform)

Register by August 8th, 2021 for the Early Bird rate (3000 DKK or 400 EUR). Normal rate 3800 DKK (510 EUR).

First come, first served (limited number of spots)

2. Choose and register for your room accommodation directly with Veduna on this link. Single, double, triple or dorm options are possible.

3 meals a day are included in the accommodation price as well as the use of yoga props and facilities.

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

3. Once we have enough participants and know the retreat is happening, we will send you an email and you will book your flight and plan your trip! You are responsible to arrange your own trip to the retreat center (transfers possible from location stations and airports, arranged by Veduna. See more below)

Flights and accommodations are not included in the price below and need to be booked separately.


Prices are per person and include your teaching fee only.


First come, first served! Book early to save your spot and make the retreat happen!


Early Bird - register before AUG 8th, 2021: 3000 DKK (app. 400 EUR)

Normal price - After AUG, 8th 2021: 3800 DKK (app. 510 EUR)


In case of cancellation of the retreat from the organizers (HeartWise and Veduna), you will be fully refunded the teaching fee and the lodging. Refunds are not possible due to a cancelation from the participant (aka you). 

Note that the booking and payment of travel plans are solely the responsibility of the participant.

Housing & Lodging

You can book your stay at the Veduna retreat center directly by following this link.

Choose among single, double, triple and dormitory rooms, whether you travel alone or with friends. The price includes 3 yummy meals a day.


Getting there

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

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

Note that the booking and payment of travel plans are solely the responsibility of the participant.

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

COVID-safety Border Measures
: Stay informed about the requirements to travel into Slovenia

Spaces are limited!

Please write to Cedric for any questions or interest about the retreat:

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