Retreat Into Nature
Yoga & Meditation Based 
Veduna Retreat Centre in Velenje, Slovenia
21st September - 27th September 2022

 

Breath of Life

I breathe in All That Is

Awareness expanding

To take everything in,

As if my heart beats

The world into being

 

From the unnamed

Vastness beneath the

Mind, I breathe my

Way to wholeness

And healing

 

Inhalation. Exhalation.

Each breath a “yes”, 

And a letting go, 

A journey, and a

Coming home

 

~Danna Faulds

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Take this time to enter into a journey within yourself, and find inspiration in nature on a week-long retreat in the mountains of Slovenia. Connect with your breath, free your mind and nurture your body to tune into your deeper self. Set on 23 hectares of lush organic farm land surrounded by enchanting woodlands and wild meadows, this energetically charged space is the perfect getaway to rejuvenate the senses and recharge your soul. Partake in sunrise meditation, a morning hatha yoga to energize you, daily self-nurturing activities and restorative evening yoga practice to help you sleep like a baby.

Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you enjoy the natural swimming pond with magical valley views.  Join the group or venture out on solo scenic nature walks along special energy vortexes. Additional experiences include guided visualization, explorative journaling, a cleansing fire ceremony, yoga nidra, re-balancing cacao ceremony, and a deep sound healing journey. All activities are optional as it is time for you after all. Morning meditation sessions will take place outdoors alongside the natural pond overlooking the alpine mountains. Yoga sessions will take place indoors, in a well-equipped studio with endless valley views. There will be opportunities to practice yoga outdoors on some days. 

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Indulge in the serenity of yogic living in a natural environment, secluded from the outside world yet equipped with modern amenities. The retreat centre is designed according to vaastu principles of colour, direction and space for harmonious energy flow. Each room is prepared to tend to your basic needs along with a balcony overlooking magical, panoramic views of nature. The centre is designed to help you completely switch off from the distractions of modern civilization in order to reconnect with yourself and nature. Pamper yourself with Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Vedic massage services at the retreat centre. There is also an on-site café and yoga shop for you to enjoy. 

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Farm to table, environmentally conscious, and freshly prepared meals will be served 3 times daily. Each vegetarian meal (vegan options available) will be ayurvedic, full of prana (life) and organically grown on site or sourced locally. 

 

Breakfast will consist of juices & smoothies, bread, jams & marmalades, fruit, porridge…with slight variations each morning

 

Lunch will be an elaborate 3 course meal

 

A light dinner to easily digest in accordance with ayurvedic principles

 

There will be healthy snacks, locally prepared apple juice, fresh lemonade, organic herbal teas available throughout the day.  If you have any requirements that are different from the above, we can accommodate your dietary needs with advanced notice. Please note that in accordance with Ayurvedic principles and for you to experience an authentic yogic tradition, this will be an alcohol-free retreat. 

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Retreat Schedule

Wednesday, September 21st

2:30pm – arrival to retreat centre in Velenje 

4:30pm – opening circle

6-7:15pm – yin yoga

7:30-8:15pm – light dinner

8:30-9:30pm – yoga nidra

 

Thursday, September 22nd  - Earth Element

6-6:45am – sunrise meditation

7:30-9am – grounding yoga followed by breakfast

11am-12pm – guided journaling 

12-1:00pm – lunch 

1:30-3pm – guided nature walk 

6-7:15pm – restorative yoga 

7:30-8:30pm – dinner 

8:30-9:15pm – sunset meditation

 

Friday, September 23rd - Fire Element

6-6:45am – sunrise meditation

7:30-9am – fire-y yoga followed by breakfast

11-12pm – guided journaling

12-1pm – lunch 

2-5pm – sauna afternoon

6-7:15pm – restorative yoga 

7:30-8:30pm – dinner 

8:30-10pm – fire ceremony

 

Saturday, September 24th – Water Element

6-6:45am – sunrise meditation

7:30-9am – flow-ga followed by breakfast

11am-12:15pm – sound healing journey

Saturday, September 3rd – Water Element (cont...)

12:30-1:30pm – lunch 

2-3pm – guided nature walk

3-5pm - nature pool afternoon

6-7:15pm – yin yoga 

7:30-8:30pm – dinner 

 

Sunday, September 25th – Air/Ether Element

6-6:45am – sunrise meditation

7:30-9am – balancing yoga followed by breakfast

11am-12pm – self-love circle 

12-1pm – lunch 

1:30-3:30pm – new moon cacao ceremony

6-7:30pm – restorative yoga 

7:30-8:30pm – dinner 

8:30-9:15pm – sunset meditation

 

Monday, September 26th

6-6:45am – sunrise meditation

7:30-9am – yoga followed by breakfast

11am-12pm – guided journaling 

12-1pm – lunch 

1:30-3pm – guided nature walk

6-7:15pm – yin yoga 

7:30-8:30pm – dinner 

8:30-10pm – drum circle

 

Tuesday, September 27th

5:45-6:45am – sunrise meditation

7:30-8:30am – vinyasa yoga followed by breakfast

9:30am-10:30am – closing circle

 
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Further Details

All quoted costs are for one attendee

Single Occupancy

Book before May 31st - £1351

Regular pricing - £1451

Double Occupancy

Book before May 31st - £999

Regular pricing - £1,099

 

Triple Occupancy for Groups

Book before May 31st - £899

Regular pricing - £999

 

Six Person Dormitory for Groups

Book before May 31st - £799

Regular pricing - £899

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

What flights do you recommend from the UK? 

The recommended flights, with a roundtrip approximate cost of £80, are as follows: 

-Leaving Wednesday, 21st of September, BA690 at 9:55am from Heathrow (LHR) to Ljubljana (LJU) 

-Returning Tuesday, 27th of September, BA 691 at 13:20 from LJU to LHR

When should I plan to arrive?

Please plan on arriving to Velenje around 3pm on the 21st of September and departing Velenje on the 27th of September after 11am. 

What if I am new to yoga? 

If you are new to yoga and/or meditation, no worries. Classes are sequenced to be suitable for all-levels.

 

What is the method and timeline of payment? 

Once you register, you will receive an invoice and details of how to make a bank transfer. 

A deposit of £500 will secure your place onto the retreat. The balance is due by 31st of August. 

If you are going for the early bird option, full payment will be required by 31st of May.

Is this retreat open to both men and women? 

Yes, everyone is welcome to join us on this retreat! 

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What's Included:

-6 nights accommodation & tourist tax

-transfer to and from airport/retreat centre

-3 vegetarian meals, snacks & beverages

-scheduled yoga & meditation sessions

-sound healing journey

-cacao ceremony

-guided nature walks

-full use of retreat land & facilities including indoor yoga

 studio, outdoor yoga decks, and pool

What's Not Included:

-Flights

-Travel insurance

-Aromatherapy, reflexology & massage services

-Purchases made at the on-site cafe and yoga shop