Handstand Intensive 2024 –

Acrobatics Retreat

17 - 21 July 2024, Slovenia

Come and master your Handstand with us! This Handstand Intensive is taking place on the lavishly green hills of Slovenia. Our program is dedicated to all those who want to deepen their understanding in movement and spending a good amount of time being upside down. By including Conditioning and Mobility, Partner Acrobatics and Therapeutics into our program, we can ensure that everyone finds the right balance between empowerment and growth.

Your Training Schedule

08:00-09:15 Yoga
09:15-11:00 Breakfast
11:00-13:30 Handstands
13:30-17:00 Lunch & River Break
17:00-19:00 Handstands / AcroYoga
19:00-20:30 Dinner
20:30-22:00 Stretching, Massage & Campfire

  • Solo/Partner Inversions
  • Alignment & Conditioning Drills
  • Partner Calibrations
  • Anatomy & Biomechanics
  • Sustainable Movement Patterns
  • Introduction to Blocks, Canes & other Tools
  • Community & Fun

This retreat is a multi-level retreat. However, you will need to submit a 1 minute video of you practicing any inversions of your choice (solo or partner).

All of our classes are held in an uplifting, fun and refreshing way. During free training all of our teachers will be present giving you useful tips and tricks to empower your practice.

Your Acro Teachers

Handstand on the beach with beautiful light.

Samuele D’Alcantari

Samuele, from Italy, is a passionate and enthusiastic handbalancer who loves to facilitate groups of people with the willingness to create meaningful connections. Since he was very young, he has never stopped his love for body movement and exploration and, above all, for handbalancing. After his degree and after having understood that he doesn’t want to spend his life in front of a computer, he started to develop his call for teaching. His passion for handstands, authentic relationships, travels and music brought him to found the Handstand Extravaganza Convention in Sicily.

Sam will be sharing some of his favourite moves, like press ups, techniques for one-arm handstands and many other brilliant shapes with our students.

IG: @samonhands

AcroYoga couple doing a scorpio backbend on a photoshooting

Camilla Pellegrini

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 fluid movements, backbends and a great amount of handstands during this intensive. Always ready for a joke and italian swag she will cast a smile on your face.

IG: @camillaloba

AcroYoga couple turning the world upside down in an AcroYoga inversion

Matteo Bagaz

Matteo is a certified AcroYoga Montreal Teacher. Since his early childhood he was spending as much time as possible in nature, exploring different types of movement, especially in the mountains. He discovers 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). Matteo loves to share food, tell (bad) jokes and introduce some of the funniest games alive. His main focus are the adaptability of the practice to the different types of body shapes and the safety for all the practioners.

Big smiles, funny moments and creativity inputs are the recipe of his workshops, all conducted in english with a little bit of italian accent and, of course, a lot of gestures 🙂 “Peace, love and balance”.

IG: @acrobagaz

girl doing handstand in venice

Ilaria Pagin

“Ilaria is a high energy yoga teacher who likes to mix traditions and modernity. Her favorite yoga style is Vinyasa. She creates powerful flows helping students work on mobility with lightness and fun. As a solo traveller she explored Asia, Central and South America, learning and teaching yoga, falling in love with acroyoga, surfing, climbing and kite surfing. She never stops learning, after a Master’s in yoga studies, she has enrolled at a sport science university program. Three years ago she opened her own yoga studio, which has become a community center and oasis of spiritual practices in her hometown Venice.

“Ilaria will be co-teaching the handstand classes and share her passion for movement and yoga with you in a energetic and fun way.”

IG: IG @ilaria.pagin

Your Stay with Us

With the magnificent view on the Skofja Loka Hills, the Karavanke and the Julian Alps, we will find shelter in a well equipped farm house made for up to 35 people. You will be sharing a room (including private bathroom) with up to 2-4 other people. If you wish to have more privacy, please indicate this on your registration and we will get back to you with prices for upgrade options. The location also offers the opportunity for camping/vans for those who want to be fully immersed into nature.

Slovenia AcroYoga retreat, lush green mountains, near Ljubljana, Farm

You can choose between staying in a 2 to 4-bed room apartment or camp on your own next to our wooden barn overlooking the green hills of Skofja Loka.

Slovenia AcroYoga retreat, lush green mountains, near Ljubljana, Farm

Three times a day we will tickle your palate with vegetarian and vegan delights made by our famous barefootyoga kitchen crew. We strive to provide local and seasonal food from organic markets around the area as much as possible.

Food, buffet, chefs, desert, pasta, salad

Arrival: Wednesday, July 17th 2024 – 4 pm
Departure: Sunday, July 21st 2024 – 10am

Early arrivals / Late departures: In case it makes your travel itinerary easier you can book some extra days directly with the farm (contact details in confirmation PDF).

Our location is based 45min west of Ljubljana and can be easily reached by car. If you were planning on traveling by public transport (bus/train/plane), you can choose to fly into Ljubljana or Trieste airport and take a bus, taxi or rental car from there. In any case please consider sharing your ride with a fellow participants. Once registered we will share a link with you where you can offer or request carpooling.

Your Holiday Package

  • Price €450-€590 includes:
  • 4 x nights & 3 x full days
  • 3 x warm vegetarian meals a day
  • 16 x workshops in different levels & disciplines
  • 7 hours of workshop content daily
  • 100m² training space with puzzle mats
  • river in driving distance for your daily refreshment
  • free photoshoot with out photographer
  • free wifi & plenty of space to chill out
  • holiday & training all wrapped into a juicy package
  • Double booking: € 25 discount
  • Returning student: € 25 discount

You would like to extend your stay and join us for another retreat right before/afterward this one? (Valid for our retreats in July, e.g. Quantum Soul & Handstand Intensive) Then we have an additional € 50 discount for you. Just mention #back2back in your registration and make sure to register for both events.

Still got questions? Drop us a message!

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