01. Our Festival
Whoa, time flies!! The year 2021. is our 6th anniversary!
- was our first time taking on the 2 weeks endeavor, and we LOVED it!
Being surrounded by amazing people, a colorful array of all kinds of personalities and amazing skills they brought with them was an exceptional gift after the infamous months that followed March.
We realized that the 2 weeks format is definitely the way to go for us; it gives you enough time to arrive, find your place in the world, meet all the people, train without the fear of missing out on things, take a break when you need one, visit the seaside, hike in the mountains, and to advance in your practice with smart and responsible progressions towards your body.
During both weeks have an intensive teaching schedule with simultaneous workshops for different levels. Standing acrobatics, L-basing, handstands, pre-breakfast yoga, and floor acrobatics classes are all part of our two weeks! With safety longes to support your big dreams of high-flying! And let’s not forget the relaxing and restorative bodywork sessions in the evening.
Location, location, location! It’s all about the location, right?
We don’t think it’s all about the location, but a lot of it is. So we decided to make it our tradition to have Acroatia at special places in the midst of nature, and Nature park Velebit really is one.
Velebit itself is the home to two national parks. Velebit is recognizable by its preserved biodiversity, the richness of the natural phenomena, and the experience of pristine wilderness. It is the stronghold of sustainable development for the surrounding local communities, which are based on traditional practices.
Acroatia takes place in the Camp Velebit, which is located at the Baške Oštarije settlement on the Velebit Mountain, only 20 min by car from the Adriatic Sea. We are surrounded by stunning mountains, wildlife, and raw nature. Open skies and starry nights here we come!
About the camp:
Camp Velebit has all you need. If what you need is not a luxury villa with a jacuzzi, a butler, and a kingsize bed with Egyptian sheets.
The sleeping option depends on you and your preferences. You can choose to come with your tent, hammock, van, or go full panda-mode and choose your favorite tree branch. We also have flying tents that are like a levitating experience (charged additionally). Besides that, you have the option of sleeping in a Hobbit house, in which case all you need for sleeping will be provided for you (charged additionally).
There are separate showers and toilets (♀/♂). The camp, and the housing in the area, gets its water from a spring deep within the mountain (and we are on the highest mountain in Croatia). This means that the water is wonderfully soft and clean, but if you decide to take a shower while the bathrooms are full it might take a while to rinse that shampoo out of your hair.
How to get there:
When travelling (finally) to Acroatia you want to aim first towards Zagreb or Zadar. Afterwords you can choose between a bus or rent a car. From Zagreb you aim for Gospić and then Baške Oštarije (camp “Velebit”). You can also take a train from Zagreb to Gospić, but bare in mind that they take a while. From Zadar you go to Karlobag and then camp “Velebit”. Details about the bus / train / charter schedules will be in your welcome letter.
Teachers at Acroatia are always people who inspire us, whose work we know first-hand, and who take their craft to the next level. It’s a colourful box filled with acrobats, facilitators, circus artists, and movement devotees.
Sara Kim Bauchmuller
Therapy, Yoga & Healthy Movement
Playing for both teams
"I can throw her higher" he said.
Isaiah van Eetveide
"Let's try this again, but with a flip!"
body-awareness guy (also funny)
Young and restless
Blondes do have more fun
Yoga - Acro Yoga "rather stands on hands" teacher
|6:45h||FIRE & COFFEE|
|7:30-8:30h||YOGA / MOVEMENT / INJURY PREVENTION|
|8:30-9:30h||BREAK THE FAST|
|10-11h||FLOORWORK / H&STAND|
|11-13h||ACRO WORKSHOPS||JAM WITH ALL THE TEACHERS||FREE
|ACRO WORKSHOPS||JAM WITH ALL THE TEACHERS|
|LUNGE TRAINING / PRACTICING / COACHING|
|15-16h||WELCOME CLASS EASY & FUN||PARTNER ACROBATICS CONDITIONING||GOODBYE|
|16-18:30h||ACRO WORKSHOPS||FREE AFTERNOON||ACRO WORKSHOPS||FREE AFTERNOON||ACRO WORKSHOPS||FREE AFTERNOON||ACRO WORKSHOPS|
|LUNGE TRAINING / PRACTICING / COACHING|
|19:30-20:30h||THERAPY / BODYWORK / REHAB|
|20:30h||FIRE & MUSIC|
When you put together a friendly and kind personality and a magic touch for food you get Neven and Aleksandra, our wonderful cooks. They will cook for us during the whole festival, doing their best to keep your bellies happy.
We do whatever we can to support the local community; our eggs, cheese, milk, and yogurt come from the dairy farm down the road, our vegetables, and fruits are from the nice lady from the local farmers market. And last year we’ve sprouted our own sprouts at the camp! We maybe won’t meet everybody’s kinks and quirks when it comes to food, but what we do have is in abundance.
If your heart and belly desire something specific, you are welcome to bring it and store it in the camp’s fridge. There is also a supermarket about 20 min away. Have in mind that we are next to a small town, so if you are looking for vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free products, you might not find them.