AUTUMN Scented Aerial Retreat
a three-day retreat in nature
September 23-26 2021,
Sunny grove, Karst, Slovenia
topics: Authentic BODY Presence, Aerial Silk, Aromatherapy, Natural Cosmetics, Scented embodiment, Wild food, Story as Medicine
Aliveness in nature is aliveness in us.
How do we re-connect with the
wildness inside and outside of ourselves?
How do we let go and empower ourselves
with what nature provides.
Let’s find wonderness back!
On the edge of the village Hudi log is a place, a restored karst house, in front of the house is a tree, on the tree there are three silks are hanging. Next to the tree there is a round stone table, next to the house there is a lavender field, in front of the house there is a large meadow, next to the meadow there is a colourful fairytale house. Next to it there is an Art cafe. Everything around smells wilderness and freshness and invites us to take a break from everything we know and start something anew. Let’s awaken creativity in us and co-create with nature in landart, learn about the natural power of plants and how to use them. How do we make face cream, deodorant and incense by ourselves? How do we destile plants? What does wild food taste like? How do fairy tale symbols address our inner world? Let’s loosen the bonds of our bodies, chalenge ourselves on aerial silk, find spontaneity within. Let this autumn rereat be a reflection and release of everything you have already experienced, an encounter with the empty space within you and a leting go from yourself for a moment, Let's allow ourselves just to be.
free silence FLOW
8am-9am - Authentic BODY Presence (movement-voice meditation) - Urša
9h-10h…. wild BREAKFAST in silence (buffet breakfast)
10h-12h… AROMA atelie (workshop of natural cosmetics) - Ana
12:30-14h….Aerial SILK (workshop)
14h-15h… wild LUNCH (on fire)
free day FLOW
16h-18h… Scented embodiment ( dance trip) Urša&Ana
19h-20h… themed DINNER
20h-22h… story as MEDICINE (shamanic journey through the symbolism of stories) Urša
free night FLOW
The program adapts to the ‘flow’ of the group.
We arrive on Thursday at 6pm where we have an introductory evening, accommodation and dinner.
We finish on Sunday at 6pm.
300e (registration and payment by the 5.8. 2021)
350e (until places are filled)
The price includes all the costs of accommodation, food, workshops and natural cosmetics that you take home with you.
Places are limited to 10 participants.
The food will be an excellent vegan-vegi kitchen with a touch of wild food.
Accommodation is possible in a house in rooms for 3-4, in a house by the lawn or in a tent on the lawn.
visual artist, philosopher, dancer
I love nature, wilderness, dance and creativity. I graduated in philosophy & sociology of culture. I work as an artist.
For me creativity is a never-ending process that changes its art forms and expressions. It travels through the physical and spiritual worlds, creating us, tearing us apart and creating us again. It recreates and changes us. Thus, my design brand DILIGHT is more than a 20-year journey through various art forms of interior design, sustainable fashion and ecological awareness projects. It is currently on the verge of innovative-sustainable re-design.
My dance background is 20 years of experience in contemporary dance, contact improvisation, 16 years of aerial silk, 12 years of tango, 6 years of conTanga. Working with the body, movement and voice has great potential for self-awareness and deepening and integrating oneself as a whole being.
I am interested in human potential in all its uniqueness, authenticity and embodiment of that.
I’m developing contemplative movement practice Authentic BODY Presence, where through movement and voice we embody the multidimensionality of all our bodies (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, light…) Is a transformative practice of self-healing and integration. My research is based in Buddhism, Tantrism, non-dual experiential teachings.
I organize retreats for adults and children TASTE OF THE WILD, where we have the opportunity to immerse into ourselves and listen to our bodies, we are in contact with nature, with the wild inside and outside of us, we awaken the inner being, listen to intimate stories, express ourselves through dance, creative writing , land art. In this way we give ourselves an opportunity to create our lives, recreate our aliveness, and are re-born again and again.
aromatherapy, perfumery, herbalism, natural care
We humans are very receptive to learning about scents, about aromatic medicinal plants, and nature. So it is a great pleasure for me to pray under your nose leaves with drops of benzoin, mandarin, vanilla, cocoa, spruce, geranium (they all remember quickly like lightning) and then observe their expression on your face and listen to the comments. Or I show them on the lawn what a friend’s plant looks like and what all the healing and fragrant they can find there. I have been practicing aromatherapy for 25 years and I am a certified aromatherapist. In 2020, I founded Ana Ličina Aroma Atelier, and before that I was a co-founder and professional head of the School of Aromatherapy. My passion is the design and implementation of various aromatherapy trainings: workshops, symposia, consultations, excursions, courses, circles, perfume exhibitions. Their red thread is that they smell nice. I am especially interested in perfumery, distillation and the influence of scents on our emotions and subconscious. It seems important to me that people should know at least the most common medicinal plants that can be harvested for tea. And to be able to do something simple on your own - like a cream or deodorant. We really don’t need a PhD or a factory for this. And because our children will probably need this knowledge even more than we do, I run the Scented Magic circle at the Waldorf School. I enjoy making natural cosmetics with children, smoking ancient incense, picking and distilling, and becoming more sensitive to the fragrant world around us.
Ronja Štrukelj Kreč
9.g. Waldorf school Ljubljana
Ronja loves all animals. For two years she helps Urša to teach aerial silk, otherwise it is carried out since it was a brief. He performed at several events such as Medieval days, Slovenia has talent (2018), at the Festival of Street Theater Ana Desetnica (2020) as part of the River of Seven Names. She also loves skating. painting and creating.In May 2021 she had, together with Urša, her first painting exhibition Live.
I’m in love with life, music and Africa. Vegan by conviction, a dancer by soul and a linguist by heart. These three currents lead me to navigate between translation, education, teaching, entrepreneurship, and volunteering. I am a tireless seeker of new knowledge.
Connecting with people and activities that brings peace and creativity inspires me. With them in that space, I relax into creating dishes that support lightness in the body. Don't ask me for a recipe :) but the ingredients are live, vegetable, fresh, light and wild. Let's go eat!
A few years ago, with a friend we wrote a cookbook, Dao in the Kitchen. It tracks the four seasons, monitors changes in nature and takes them into account; at any time of the year it uses nutrients that nature provides at that time.