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Nourishing Yoga Holiday Retreat in Beautiful Slovenia - September 2020


Join us for this nourishing yoga holiday at the beautiful Veduna Retreats in stunning Slovenia, 6 - 13 September 2020. A week for you to melt away your stresses, rest and uplift so that you can return home to your fullest self, recharged and revitalised!

With 7 nights full-board, this stunning, nourishing, retreat offers you daily yoga, meditation, deliciously nutritious plant-based organic meals grown and prepared on the farm, natural swimming pool, sauna, optional activities and treatments, all set in the glorious farmlands and woodlands of beautiful Slovenia.

To book your place simply pay your £200 deposit here >

And to launch the retreat, I’m really pleased to offer an Early Bird discount of £75 to the first 4 bookings only (spaces going already).

Why go on a retreat?

YOGA with Juliana yoga retreats help you to have a completely blissful break.

Away from the responsibilities of daily life, you finally have time to nourish, restore and rest. With daily yoga, relaxation, meditation, exploration and reflection practices, as well as all the other optional activities (like walking, swimming, massages and treatments), you have the freedom to experience a deeper sense of calm, strength, focus and ease in body and mind in a way that really serves you, returning home to your true self.

All YOGA with Juliana retreats offer you a menu of delicious and nutritious plant-based food to support your journey in self-care from the inside and out.

Being immersed in your retreat, surrounded by nature, you can unplug from the daily grind - you don’t have to clean or cook or work or wrestle with life admin (what a joy!). So you can truly relax and re-connect to self, developing a greater sense of clarity, self-knowledge and healing.

You can return home at the end of your trip a human-be-ing rather than a human-do-ing, with positive and mindful habits, the benefits of which can be felt way beyond your retreat.

Destination

Veduna is a centre for sustainable, creative and conscious living located in beautiful Slovenia.

If you haven’t visited Slovenia before you’re in for a total treat as it is a “hidden gem”. Its Central European location offers the spirit of the Med, ample natural beauty and chic city living. According to Noah Charney, Guardian writer, it really is a “little known paradise” and if you’d like to know more about this enchanting country see Noah’s article here and maybe read this quick guide too!

September boasts perfect weather in Slovenia for our retreat with temperatures up to 25c and 7-8 hours of sun in the day.

I can’t wait to share this exceptional retreat centre with you!

What can you expect?

Your retreat holiday package has thought of everything for you and the cost includes:

  • your transfers from and back to Ljubljana airport if you need them (you’re very welcome to rent your own car if you wish to explore during your stay)

  • accommodation for 7 nights in a choice of beautiful rooms with budget options to suit you

  • nutritious organic plant-based meals from the farm and local produce three times a day and a stocked kitchen with teas, coffees and nibbles whenever you like

  • yoga, somatic movement, writing and meditation practices with Juliana twice a day with options of indoor or outdoor yoga deck and a beautiful meditation room (all practices are optional as this is your holiday retreat)

  • free time to enjoy relaxing at Veduna, extra activities or treatments, surrounding lands or trip to the city

  • Veduna’s stunning natural swimming pool and sun bathing deck

  • traditional sauna (currently being built and will be brand new and ready for our stay!)

  • beautiful woodlands, meadows and farmland to relax, rest and roam in

  • a day trip to Ljubljana - officially voted the Green Capital of Europe 2016 - with a 3 course dinner and an opportunity to taste some delicious Slovenian wines (and if you’re a wine lover Slovenia has some fab gems - see this Guardian piece)

  • and a few extra (optional!) activities during your stay such as a cooking afternoon exploring some traditional recipes, and maybe even a go in Veduna’s pottery studio which has it’s own kiln (a full schedule of activities will be published on your arrival so you can do as much or as little as you wish!).

And if you’re new to YOGA with Juliana and would like to know a little more about the teacher and students’ experience, you can have a read of what student have to say about their experiences on the Kind Words + Testimonials page here > or meet Juliana here >

Your sample itinerary

SUNDAY - ARRIVAL DAY

  • Recommended flight arrivals will transferred from airport to the retreat

  • Upon arrival ~ Free time for you to enjoy a tour of the estate, unpack, take a refreshing swim in the natural swimming pool, lounge. All day there will be teas, coffees and buffet style light lunch and foods offered to you so that you can enjoy a nutritious light meal whatever time you arrive.

  • 6pm Welcome yoga ~ You have now arrived! A deliciously restorative movement and meditation class to soothe your nervous system, melt away the journey and welcome you to your nourishing break

  • 8pm Dinner ~ Delicious, nutritious, beautiful plant-based meal created to nourish you from the inside with many of the ingredients grown right here at Veduna’s organic farm

  • Free time for you ~ Lounge and relax before bed

TYPICAL DAY

  • From 8am Morning tea ~ Set up for your morning yoga class with a delicious selection of teas and coffees, light snacks or fruit

  • 9am Daily Morning Yoga ~ Two hours of in invigorating movement practice, breathwork, stillness, relaxation, exploration and reflection

  • 11am Breakfast + Free time ~ Delicious, nutritious, beautiful plant-based meal created to nourish you from the inside and then free time for you ~ Perfect opportunity to enjoy the sundeck, go for a swim, relax in the sauna, have a massage, go for a walk in the surrounding hills, lounge with good book or enjoy the nearby sights if you have a car

  • 2.30pm Lunch + Free time ~ Delicious, nutritious, beautiful plant-based meal created to nourish you from the inside and then more free time for you

  • 4pm Occasional Workshops / Activities ~ Workshops will include Back Health (exploring practices and breath to support our back health), Exploring Your Breath (intro to Pranayama and breathwork) ~ Activities can include pottery studio class, Slovenian cooking class, tour of the organic gardens

  • 6.30pm Occasional Evening Exploration Classes ~ A variety of exploration classes from Gently restorative movement, somatic enquiry with body-exploration practice, linear movement, meditation, journalling, visual explorations such as drawing

  • From 7pm ~ Nibbles

  • 8pm Dinner ~ Delicious, nutritious, beautiful plant-based meal created to nourish you from the inside

  • Free time for you ~ Lounge and relax before bed

CITY ADVENTURE DAY

  • From 8am Morning tea ~ Set up for your morning yoga class with a delicious selection of teas and coffees, light snacks or fruit

  • 9am Departure ~ Group transfer to the beautiful Ljubljana

  • Free time ~ Enjoy the city with optional tour to key sights

  • 2pm Lunch ~ A little light fuel to recharge before more free time to enjoy the city

  • 6pm Dinner + Drinks ~ Delicious Mediterranean cuisine and wine

  • 8pm Return home + free time

SUNDAY - DEPARTURE DAY

  • 8am ~ Closing meditation to seal in our experience

  • From 9am ~ Closing full breakfast with delicious plant-based foods

  • Recommended flight departures will transferred to airport

The itinerary shares with you a taste of the holiday offering and a final version will be provided closer to the time. All activities are optional so you can enjoy any or all parts of your holiday retreat, especially on arrival and departure dates as these will depend on your flight and travel requirements.

Who is welcome?

  • Yoginis/Yogis - This retreat is open to all levels of yoga experience from total beginner to more experienced practitioner. If you have never practiced yoga before or have any specific health concerns please get in touch to discuss how the retreat can best serve you.

  • Non-Yoginis/Yogis - Your partner, friend and/or any young adult over 18 are also very welcome to join you on your retreat and they don’t need to be yoginis or yogis :) They’re welcome to just enjoy the restorative break without having to take part in any of the yoga if they don’t wish to - perhaps just enjoying their time by the pool, sauna, taking walks, reading, having some relaxing treatments and really just enjoying their break in whatever way they wish to spend their retreat time.

Cost and room options

Veduna offers options to suit your needs and budget from sole occupancy to shared rooms. All rooms have an elegant, beautiful simplicity with peaceful views, making them perfect retreat spaces.

Your retreat booking is full-board and includes your accommodation, food, transfers, daily yoga practices, access to natural pool, sauna and the surrounding lands, among other things as detailed above. Retreat booking options are as follows:

  • Retreat Centre Rooms: Choice of 5 beautifully stripped back, elegant rooms all offering private balconies and lovely en-suites. Option of sole occupancy, 2 or 3 sharing.

    • Sole Occupancy: £1750 or £1850 for larger room

    • 2 Share: £1300 per person or £1400 for larger room

    • 3 Share: £1250 per person

  • Old Farmhouse Rooms: Choice of 2 charming bedrooms in this sweet farmhouse. Option of sole occupancy or sharing with shared bathroom.

    • Sole Occupancy: £1500 or £1600 for large room

    • 2 Share: £1300 per person or £1350 for large room

  • Elegant Dorm: Wonderfully simple, elegant space to share with a maximum of 6 like-minded yogis. Great option for a group of friends or solo travellers.

    • £890 per person

Total spaces are limited to 12 students and rooms will be offered on a first come basis

Book your restoring yoga holiday

  • Early Bird discount of £75 offered to the first 4 bookings

  • Optional instalment payments - once you have made your deposit to secure your place we will send you a welcome pack with all the info and payment instructions. You can then choose to pay in a single payment, in 2 or 3 instalments with final balance payment due by 6 July 2020.

  • If booking after 6 July 2020 the balance will need to be paid in full so please email hello@juliana.yoga to make your booking and we’ll provide you with payment details.

When booking, please let us know whether you’d like to enjoy sole occupancy or share with someone. If you're sharing and there's someone you'd like to share with just let me know when booking so that I can pair you up. Otherwise I can allocate your room based on the best possible match which you'll share with a like-mined yogi.

The price does not include

  • Flights to Slovenia (which are usually very reasonable from London to Ljubljana) and any transfers outside of the offered schedule

  • Extras during your retreat such as private lessons or treatments (such as a massage or facials) that you may wish to have at Veduna’s treatment centre or with Juliana

Getting here

  • Veduna Retreats is located in Velenje, Slovenia.

  • Nearest airport is Ljubljana with really reasonably priced flights from London and other European cities from as little as £69 return and flight time from London around 2 hours (information true as at February 2019).

  • Set schedule of transfers from and back to the airport will be provided upon booking and these are inclusive of your cost. Transfers outside of the provided schedule are not included.

  • You’re welcome to hire a car if you wish to enjoy exploring some Slovenian sightseeing during your stay or beyond - there are plenty of car rental options as detailed on the Ljubljana visitor website. You can check out some travel tips here.

Class rules and terms

Class rules + terms apply to all YOGA with Juliana classes, workshops, courses and retreats as detailed in the new student registration form which must be completed before participating and website Terms + Privacy.

I hope that covers all your questions but do get in touch if you need to know anything else. I really do look forward to sharing this wonderfully nourishing retreat holiday with you!