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Going Places

A Yoga and Nature Connection Retreat

8 - 11 September 2022

Spend four days tucked away in the Slovakian mountains playfully exploring and unwinding your body and soul. Through daily yoga practices and explorations in nature connection, we'll journey through new internal & external landscapes, unwinding, refreshing ourselves, and rekindling our curiosity as we go.

Why Join?

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Connection to the body and connection to nature are one and the same thing because the body, after all, is nature. Co-facilitators Lotte and Simka will offer playful, interweaving pathways to explore and expand our sense of rootedness: in the earth, in our bodies, and with one another in community. Together, we'll unearth a sweetness and presence that will deepen your practice and resonate long after you return home.


Forrest-inspired Yoga

Forrest-inspired yoga is all about lighting up our awareness and the body's intelligence. In all-levels morning and evening practices, we'll explore sensation and fire up our curiosity, getting sweaty as we create space for myofascial release and a sense of connection to self within the group.

Nature Connection

Through the weekend, we'll tap into the power of nature to help us get present and unwind. Practices of earth-based mindfulness, sensory opening, and foraging will help us deepen into wonder and delight as we explore the landscape at our doorstep. We'll connect to natural rhythms, expand our awareness, and build relationships with the plants, fungi, and animals around us.

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At a Glance

8 - 11 September, 2022


Near Banská Belá, Slovakia

Daily guided yoga and nature connection practices

Maximum 15 participants


All ages welcome - no prior experience necessary

All meals included (with veggie and vegan options)

Access to onsite spa and clay workshop included

Main retreat language is English. Both facilitators also speak German

Register by 1. September to secure your place


The Location


Banská Belá, Slovakia

Set in the mountainous center of Slovakia, this beautiful guesthouse is surrounded by rolling hills and lush forests. On site we have a spa, clay workshop, and common room for our own use, as well as many wonderful animals to bond with!

VilaBela is easily reachable by bus, train or of course car. The nearest major airports are Bratislava, Košice, Budapest and Vienna. The nearest FlixBus stop is Zvolen.

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Meet the Facilitators


Simka Senyak

Simka (they/them) is a certified nature-based life coach and workshop facilitator interested in the intersection between language, perception, kinship, ceremony, and the body. They teach foraging, earth-based mindfulness, and radical connection skills in Berlin, the Swiss Mountains, and online. Simka can usually be found bouldering or sniffing trees.

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Lotte Löhausen

Lotte (she/her) currently studies writing in Cologne. She completed her certified Yoga
Teacher Training with Ana Forrest in 2017 in Berlin and leads groups of up to fifty people through their asana practice. She loves the moment when she feels a student’s focus shift from analytic gripping to self-accepting sympathy.


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Weekend Schedule

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Price and registration

Full cost for the whole weekend — including all meals and accommodation

     - in a private room: 495 €

     - in a shared room: 395€

Register before 1. August with a deposit of 200 € to secure your place!

The remaining payment is due by September 1st.

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