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Come to relish the winter in Slovakia to enjoy yoga classes together with the winter's silence (only the squeaking snow under your feet) and the icy mountain landscapes by joining this yoga retreat! Besides yoga lessons, you will also get to explore the fascinating High Tatras and try to walk through the fresh snow with snowshoes. Get away from your daily stress and immerse in Slovakia's scenic nature!
During the retreat, you will be accommodated in the spacious Wili Tatry Apartments. You will be staying in 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom apartments with twin beds and private bathroom. The apartments have a fully equipped kitchen. All of the rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi and bath towels. A hairdryer is available on request. Private wellness center in the building may also be booked on request.
On this retreat, you will enjoy 6 yoga lessons, 2 or 3 guided walks and possibly 1 snowshoe walk. For the morning yoga lessons, you will learn a slightly more dynamic form of yoga for 1 hour to start the day. It is a universal exercise that enables you to acquaint with yoga. You will also learn easy evening yoga sets to relax. You will observe your breath and feelings. You will practice yoga positions that are ideal for an evening session and followed by a meditation session at the end.
In addition, you will learn sun salutation and basic asanas / body positions that shouldn't be missing at any session of yoga. With conscious breathing, you will keep contact with yourself and your body. Final relaxation will be waiting for you at the end of each lesson. The lessons are suitable for everyone.
After morning yoga session, you will set off on a walk to explore the High Tatras, the fascinating and smallest mountain range in the world with an alpine character. You will go back to the apartment before sunset for the afternoon yoga class. You will also try to walk through the fresh snow with snowshoes and enjoy a day trip to one of the best thermal water parks of Slovakia, Thermal Park Bešeňová. For these activities, you can choose whether you want to spend the day on your own or join the program with the rest of the group.
Martin loves hiking and spending time in nature, which led him to guide in the Slovakia's nature and mountains. He founded Slovakation in his last year of university. He organizes trips for travelers to Slovakia as he endeavors to let more and more people know about Slovakia.
Eva Jurčová is a certified yoga instructor who established Harmony Studio. She has been practicing yoga since 2004. Eva´s studio has been gaining popularity and goodwill since 2012. Eva and her certified yoga instructors practice many yoga styles such as Power yoga, Ashtanga yoga, yoga for healthy back, Yin yoga, pregnancy yoga, and yoga for children.
On this retreat, you will be staying in the quiet village of Tatranska Lomnica. It is situated at the foot of the second highest peak of Slovakia's mountains. One of the best ski resorts of Slovakia is situated on the slopes of this peak and you can try and learn to ski or snowboard.
Half board meals of breakfasts and 3-course dinners will be served for you every day. The restaurant in the building is flexible and able to cater gluten-free diets as well as vegetarian foods. Please let Slovakation know in advance if you need a special diet.
Please book your flight to arrive at John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice (KRK). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Slovakation will pick you up from the airport.
Slovakation highly recommends you to buy flight tickets to Krakow that arrive before 2 p.m. You will be met at the airport at 2 p.m. and transferred to Slovakia. On the last day of the retreat, you will be dropped at the airport at 18 p.m.
John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice (KRK) is served by regular inexpensive flights, including direct flights from London and other European cities. You can get any flights that suit you, but make sure they fit the time above so you can take advantage of the included transfers. Prior to your departure, Slovakation will contact you to check your arrival and departure plans.
If you need to get to the retreat venue from some other place / airport, feel free to contact Slovakation and they can help you to arrange the transfer or advice you the best way.
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