UPSIDE DOWN YOGA HOLIDAY
6 Days in Lush Swedish Nature
with Catie Foroughi, Ieva Wildlovebeamer & Dino
10-16th July 2018
SHAMBALA GATHERINGS, Sweden
PRICE: £800 (including VAT., food and accommodation)
“UpSideDown Yoga Holiday — now into it’s fifth year, proves to be an eclectic platform to advance your Yoga practice, explore the creativity of AcroYoga, rejuvenate with Thai Yoga Massage plus allows real social time for yogis and yoginis to interact!”
“UpSideDown Yoga Holiday’s focus is to support you in your growth in your yoga journey, create space for you to relax, and connect to nature & like-minded yogis and yoginis. There will be two Yoga sessions a day, meals provided and ample time to rejuvenate and explore our beautiful location.”
UpSideDown Yoga Holiday is co-run by Catie Foroughi, creator of CYoga, ieva Wildlovebeamer, AcroYoga teacher, European teacher trainer for Rainbow Yoga and founder of Wild Love Beamer, plus her partner, AcroYoga base and Wild Love Beamer director, Dino.
Benefits of this retreat:
- Advance your yoga practice, with a handstand, arm balance and back-bend focus
- Explore AcroYoga, structured for newcomers and intermediate students
- Experience the giving and receiving of the healing art of Thai Yoga Massage
- Complementing yoga activities with Yogi Social time
- Immersion into the beauty of lush Nordic nature
- Get nourished with local organic vegan cuisine
UpSideDown Yoga Holiday’s focus is to support you in your growth in your yoga journey, create space for you to relax, and connect to nature & like-minded yogis and yoginis. There will be two Yoga sessions a day, meals provided and ample time to rejuvenate and explore our beautiful location.
Our retreat centre this year, Shamabala Gatherings, is great place to awaken your inner wild and free spirit by exploring the surrounding beautiful lush forest and lakes, enjoying the evening sauna, dipping in a tranquil lake and trying some of the in house bodywork therapies: Thai Yoga Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Full Body Oil Massage and Meditation Floating Tank.
Morning CYoga sessions are focused on your personal yoga practice with emphasis on arm-balances, backhands and handstands, while afternoon Wild Love Beamer sessions is ‘Social Yoga play-time’ exploring AcroYoga, Partner Yoga and Thai Yoga Massage practices. Both sessions are suitable for beginners to intermediate, to advanced/ embodied/professional practitioners
AcroYoga elevates the connection between you and others through movement, connection, and play. Acro in Greek means high, or elevated. Yoga in Sanskrit commonly translates to notions of union, or joining. The experience of taking flight with AcroYoga instantly dissolves fears and invites practitioners to tap into new and infinite possibilities of communication, trust, and union. By combining acrobatics, yoga, and healing arts, the practice of AcroYoga has built a community of active teachers and practitioners all over the world.
It blends three main elements:
- Solar Acrobatic Practices, that cultivate trust, empowerment and joy
- Lunar Therapeutic Practices, that cultivate listening, compassion and letting go
- Yogic Practices that cultivate breath awareness, life balance and connection
Yoga flows connected with one or more yoga friends. Helps you to balance in ways your could not on your own, stretch deeper than you usually would and cultivates the ability of listening, communication skills and interpersonal connection.
Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Yoga Massage originates from Buddhist tradition and has elements of Vipassana (meditation of insight), Metta (loving kindness), Yoga & Thai Chi.
It is the application of rhythmic pressure on points & energy lines in the body, yogic stretching of muscles & joint manipulation
Depending on the arrival and departure time of the guests, the program for the first and last days will be adapted to accommodate the group:
8am Morning CYoga Session
5pm Afternoon Wild Love Beamer Yoga session
8pm Sauna, Kirtan, or Freetime
Check in is 4pm on Tuesday 10th July, check out is 3pm on Monday 16th July.
Catie Foroughi is an organic vegan Yoga Coach and trained Yoga Therapist, with a core approach that anything is possible. A yogini since childhood, she remains spontaneous with a highly original & integrated approach to yoga, and a dynamic connective energy. An experienced teacher, Catie developed her own formless/form of yoga – Cyoga.
“CYoga is this ‘Magic Moment of Involvement’ with Love/ Yoga; brilliance in any situation.”
Catie has a Complete Freedom approach and conducts all types of classes including one-on-one and group yoga, master classes and Yoga training intensives at some of the world’s most naturally beautiful locations. Many of the Intensives she offers and co-creates with others are backbend and handstand focused.
“Backbends are transforming and handstands are about creating the life you love.”
In her own words:
“I study many styles of yoga and handstands from the inside out and transform weaker areas in one’s yoga practise to one’s greatest strengths …always expanding with passion..
I naturally embodied yoga in a very lucid manner since childhood and delight in the play of form. Though the asanas came much later… I left a life that included a ‘career/ work/ hedge fund lawyer’ to one where I live my Love. My Passion guides and informs every action and this ‘all-encompassing vision’ creates love and absolute joy… but most important is the Universality of what I do.
Coaching, I experience bodies becoming exceptional with holistic strength, profound love, joy and flexibility, which allows natural understanding and relaxation into and celebration of this moment. This manifests natural beauty. So we all care for and support each other and this amazing Earth / life to the best of our ways. Experience the CYoga class and be the revolution: ‘Wherever laugh and the heart beat originates.’”
Ieva is founder of Wild Love Beamer — a social yoga company that facilitates creative, fun, spontaneous, heart-warming Family Yoga, Relationships, AcroYoga and Partner Yoga experiences worldwide as well as operating as a London-based Private Yoga and Bodywork agency. Wild Love Beamer offer a variety of private yoga, massage therapies and Social Yoga for corporate and events.
ieva is also an AcroYoga.org certified teacher, Thai Yoga Massage therapist, Ecstatic Dance facilitator, and European teacher trainer for Rainbow Yoga , facilitating both their Kids & Family and Partner Yoga Teacher Trainings across the continent.
In her own words:
“My main focus is to bring people together via the fun, interactive & Emotional Intelligence harnessing power of social yoga – be it corporate team-building events, family yoga or workshops at visionary festivals. I see more similarities than differences between us.
In the recent years, yoga teacher trainings and Yoga Holidays became the focus of my work, as I witness these highly receptive types of settings to be the most life enhancing and transformational for my students and myself.”
Dino is your trusty Partner Yoga co-teacher and reliable AcroYoga base. Director of Wild Love Beamer, Dino is certified by Rainbow Yoga (200hr) covering Kids & Family, Community & Partner Yoga, as well as an AYfit (AcroYoga.org) trainer.
Dino first experienced the transformative power of UpSideDown Yoga Holiday as a guest in 2014, and joined as part of the teaching team as of last year.
He offers a calm and playful approach to teaching, and in AcroYoga leads by example to base partners of all shapes & sizes.
An example of relationship yoga in action Ieva & Dino, run Wild Love Beamer together with the goal of reaching an many as possible with this connective form of social yoga.
Early Bird – £758 – (Before 10th June 2017)
Full Price – £800 kr
This price includes VAT, tuition, meals and accommodation.
Airport transportation and materials not included in the price.