BACK TO NATURE – a Retreat

19-24 May 2021, Valenje, Slovenia

** NEW 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, guided contemplations, sauna, long walks, healthy food, 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 and his guest teacher 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 view from all buildings and rooms, an outside pool, a sauna, numerous indoor and outdoor spaces to chill out, as well as numerous opportunities for walks and 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 5 pm on May 19th (Wednesday) and ends with lunch on May 24th (Pentecost Monday, “2. pinsedag“) 2020.

Preliminary program for each day:

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

Breakfast

10:30-13:00: Morning Session (e.g. Hatha Yoga, workshop or guided contemplation, …)

Lunch break

16:30-18:30: Afternoon session (e.g. Hatha or Gentle practice, meditation, …)

Dinner and free time

Accommodation

Lodging will be on-site, in shared double or triple (one 6-bed room for a large groups) rooms. Solo participants will be assigned to a shared double or triple room with same-sex person on a first-come-first-served basis, unless you mention otherwise.

2 single rooms are available at an extra cost.

Groups of 3 or more can stay together in the same room, at a lower rate.

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. You can also take the train to Velenje, 5km away.

I encourage you to prolong your trip with a visit of Slovenia or the neighboring countries to enjoy the unique nature and culture of this area.

The retreat venue can arrange pick up at the following airports: Ljubljana, Zagreb, Venice, Gratz, Trieste or Klagenfurt. The price of transfer from and to the airport will vary with the airport and the number of passengers, from 20 to 50 € each way per person. Up to 2h30min transfer (from Zagreb or Venice), the closest airport being Ljubljana (about 1h15min away). We will start at 5pm on the first day and finish around lunch (from 1pm) on the last day, so please plan your trip accordingly if possible.

PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of participants is required for the retreat to take place. Please wait until after the Early Bird date (April 1st) to book your flights. Thank you for your comprehension!

Prices

Prices are per person and include: teaching fee, 3 organic (mostly) vegan meals a day, lodging in share double or triple room, use of all facilities on site (pool, sauna, trails, lounge, etc.), use of yoga props (all props available on site).

Prices do not include: flights, transportation to the retreat center (pick-up available at nearby airports, see under Getting There), own travel and health insurance, treatment or gifts on the spot, local tourist tax.

Early Bird: Register before April 1st, 2021: 6200 DKK (app. 763 EUR)

// After April 1st, 2021: 6800 DKK (app. 856 EUR)

Supplement for Single room:  2400 DKK (app. 321 EUR; possibility for only 2 rooms)

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

Spaces are limited!

Write to Cedric at cedric@heartwiseyoga.com and transfer a non-refundable deposit of 3000 DKK / 400 € to secure your spot.

Payment

Please send 3000 DKK via bank transfer at the adress below, or ask Cedric to pay by Credit Card (and you will get a link for the payment by card).

The rest of the amount is due by April 1st, 2020, or when you register if you do after April 1st. 

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

If you live in Denmark, please send your deposit to the bank account:

Danske Bank – Reg.nr.: 3409 Kontonr.: 12479026

For international transfers  SWIFT: DABADKKK. IBAN: DK3330000012479026

The deposit is non refundable.

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 measures and 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.

Cedric has the right combination of knowledge, presence and humour to make his classes and retreats a pleasure to partake in.

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