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A KIND OF ALCHEMY

— Meditation, Mindful Movement & Creativity Gathering

October 14-20th, 2023  Veduna Farms, Slovenia

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THE GATHERING

Alchemists in medieval times were concerned with turning common material into gold. According to Buddhist psychology the hardest human emotions and thoughts can be transmuted into fuel for our awakening, and for our personal growth. By tuning in, rather than looking away, we can meet ourselves instead of running from ourselves, and we'll discover the basic goodness in our hearts. We will also discover that we're never alone, but instead deeply and beautifully interconnected with everyone and everything.

The techniques we’ll play with at this gathering will be mindful movement, yoga, breathwork and meditation. We'll have silent mornings but also plenty of time for hanging out. 

Our process will be helped along by the breathtakingly gorgeous natural surroundings, nourishing plant-based food, and last but not least, a gang of beautiful co-creators.

THE PRACTICE

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

 

6:00 -- 7:00   Meditation hall is open for self-practice

7:00 -- 9:00   Flow Yoga & Meditation

Silence until   10:00

9:00            Breakfast

13:30           Lunch

15:30           Sauna lit

17:30           Evening Program (yin or restorative yoga, dharma talk, creative workshop), etc

19:30           Dinner

21:00           (Optional) Evening meditation

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THE PLACE 

Veduna Farms boasts 23 hectares of gorgeous land, tucked away in the mountains of Slovenia, about a little more than an hour's train ride from Ljubljana. Every room looks out over the snow-covered mountain tops, and there are many other places to take in the vistas. On the sprawling property there's also a wood-burning sauna, and a natural rock pool for swimming. Most of the food served is grown organically on the property, and there's a medicinal herb garden. During the free time there are many fine hikes or walks to take to explore. 

I definitely fell head over heels in love with Veduna the first time I visited. I think you will too. 

HOW TO GET THERE

From Ljubljana take the train to Celje, which is 24 km away. Or to Velenje, which is 5 km away. We can help arrange taxis.

Get to Ljubljana by train, or by plane to either Ljubljana or Venice, Italy.

PRICE

Course fee is €460 Early Bird/€500

Retreat regulars receive a 10% discount on the course fee. 

 

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€648 for 6 nights in a sweet shared double room

€564 for 6 nights in a sweet shared triple room

€444 for 6 nights in a 6-bed dorm room

€840 for 6 nights in a spacious single room

€960 for 6 nights in the deluxe single room

Price includes 3 organic plant-bases meals/day, snacks and tea

Use of sauna and pool

Use of yoga shala as well as mats and props

A special workshop

Retreat regulars receive 10% off the course fee.

 

Early Bird price until April 15th, 2023

*Booking is confirmed by paying the course fee below. Once course fee is received, you will receive an email on how to book your room type with Veduna. They will ask for a (refundable) deposit, the rest will be paid upon arrival.

 

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