Spring Upside Down 2024 –

AcroYoga Retreat

26 May - 1 June 2024, Croatia

This AcroYoga retreat is taking place in beautiful Croatia. We are teaching basic and advanced techniques with up to 8 hours of daily practice. Our training offers a wide range of movement practices, including AcroYoga, Partner Acrobatics, Functional Movement, Contact Improvisation, Thai Massage, Yoga, Ecstatic Dance and Community Building. The core of this week will be about cultivating trust and strength, within ourselves and as a group of dedicated movers.

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Your Training

08:00-09:15 Yoga
09:30-11:00 Breakfast
11:00-13:30 AcroYoga & Games
13:30-16:00 Lunch & Beach Break
16:00-18:00 AcroYoga
18:00-19:00 Jam Time & Decompress
19:00-20:30 Dinner
20:30-22:00 Massage, Music, Campfire, Cacao & Extatic Dance

  • AcroYoga & Partner Acrobatics
  • Handstands & Hand2Hand
  • Flows & Washing Machines
  • Whips, Pops & Icarians
  • Trios & Group Acro
  • Communication Exercises
  • Thai Massage & Bodywork
  • Community & lot’s of Fun

This retreat is open for all-levels. We are running a beginner and intermediate track at the same time, so everyone can choose the level they want to work on.

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 Teachers

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Hannah and Alexis

Hannah and Alexis met traveling the world, going from acro festival to acro festival. At the moment, they’re based in Austria where they launched Acroyoga Vienna and teach weekly classes, workshops and hold retreats. They’re both yoga teachers and love combining the dynamic solar and calming lunar aspects of acroyoga in their practice and teachings. Get ready for playful flows, slacro and fun pops and icarians!

We are delighted to have these two gentle and loving human beings on our retreat. They will be teaching AcroYoga Flows for Beginners & Intermediates.

IG: @acroyoga.vienna

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Juri Kussmaul

Juri is a playful AcroYoga teacher, Circus Performer, Musician and Artist of many Disciplines based in Berlin. 10 years ago after studying Architecture and Sculpture (fine art) he discovered his passion for AcroYoga and Partner Acrobatics. Since then he’s researching, teaching and performing a mixture of Acroyoga combined with the pleasure of the game from physical theater which he studied at physical theater schools in France.

Juri will be teaching Acrobatics and share his playful style with you during this retreat.

IG: @jurikussmaul

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Lenka Lov

Lenka is a yoga teacher, singer and musician. Her Yoga journey started 22 years ago. During this time she has immersed herself deeper in to the magic of different Yoga styles, exploring herself and the path of Yoga. She was particularly captivated by Bhakti Yoga, the path of devotion and bliss through the honoring of mother earth from the heart. This has now grown to be at the heart of Lenka’s daily practice and calling.

In this retreat Lenka will accompanying you with her soft voice, instrumental skills and with her knowledge of yoga.

IG: @lenkalove

Girl holding her hands in namaste during a yoga class and smiling.

Angélique Poulain

Angélique has her background in yoga therapy and pilates. Next to AcroYoga she teaches Yoga for professional athletes in Berlin. Throughout the season she’s traveling around Europe, teaching on all sorts of events and festivals. Her teaching style is well known to be inclusive, fun as well as sophisticated.

At this retreat Angélique will teach a great variety of fun workshops based on a holistic movement approach.

IG: @angeli.que_poulain

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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 playing his music during yoga classes, campfires and the evening bodywork sessions. Be ready for a pure delight for your ears and heart!

IG: @wotan_medicine_music

Guy standing in the garden looking relaxed

Gabe Moves

Originally from Austria, Gabe loves to spend his time traveling, learning about other cultures and enjoying foreign food. With a heart full of humor and arms so long he once managed to hug 5 people at once, he is facilitating workshops, retreats and teacher trainings all around the globe. Gabe is well known for his unique and precise way of teaching. His passion for bodywork gives him the opportunity to welcome and embrace people from all walks of life.

As the founder of barefootyoga.eu Gabe will be hosting this retreat and leading the teachers team. He will be involved with the logistics, the photoshoot and facilitating a few classes during this week.

IG: @movewithgabe

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Magdalena Harrer

Magdalena from Graz is a seminar and retreat cook. In addition to music, cooking is her great passion. She loves to conjure up a variety of delicious dishes from good, natural foods. In her cookbook “Cooking With Wild Plants” she expresses her love of nature and her joy in cooking as well as photography.

Magdalena has been a student with barefootyoga from the very beginning onwards and we are pleased to have her now creating some magical meals for us in the kitchen.

Your Stay with Us

Amid endless hectares of olive groves, we will reside in a charming 200-year-old and nicely renovated farmhouses. The scent of lavender, rosemary and other Mediterranean herbs is so omnipresent that it will be easy to pour your heart into this adventure. For the water lovers among you, we have two swimming pools and the ocean is only a 5 minute drive away. Our location offers you to either stay in one of the houses or camp on the premises.

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Our location offers 2-bed room apartment that are meant to be shared. If you sign up alone and want more privacy, you can opt-in for a private upgrade with a surcharge. For this please reach out to us through this contact form before you continue your booking. We are happy to check availability for you.

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You can choose between camping in a tent or come with a van. Our location allows you to park your van directly on the camping ground, near a beautiful and big olive farm. Please note that campers will need to bring their own camping gear. 

Collage of camping options at yoga retreat. Camping, tent, hammock, van. Green nature. Olive trees.

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

Food, buffet, chefs, desert, pasta, salad

Arrival: Sunday, May 26th 2024 – 4 pm
Departure: Saturday, June 1st 2024 – 10am

Our location is based 30 minutes north of Pula and can be easily reached by car. If you were planning on traveling by public transport (bus/train/plane), we can offer you a pick up from Pula bus station or Pula airport. Another option would be flying into Trieste or Zagreb take a bus or rent a 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 €700-€900 includes:
  • 6 x nights & 5 x full days
  • 3 x warm vegetarian meals a day
  • 21 x workshops in different levels & disciplines
  • 7 hours of workshop content daily
  • 150m² training space with puzzle mats
  • 2 swimming pools for your daily refreshment
  • free acro-photoshoot
  • 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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