Nestled in the impressive foothills of the Slovenian mountains, the community of OM Yoga Center is the perfect place to treat yourself with Yoga, meditation, ancient rituals, and nature. The spacious forests of Pohorje provide the deep peace and quietness that you’ve been looking for. Surrounded by natural beauties, waterfalls, lakes, adjacent national parks, hiking and cycling trails, stunning panoramic routes, together with a rich cultural heritage, the city of Bistrica offers a unique spiritual experience.

OM Yoga Center is equipped with two large Yoga halls for daily yoga and meditation practice with a view of the adjacent national park, cozy Yagna Shala for ancient fire rituals, a colorful garden where you can study yogic scriptures or relax your body with sound regenerative massage and vegan sustainable local delights. Come and enjoy an international community of spiritual seekers under the guidance of well-expert yoga teachers.



  • Atma Kriya Yoga course
  • 1 yoga session per day
  • Guided morning meditations and mantra chanting
  • Evening prayers and ancient fire ceremony
  • Hiking trips and various afternoon activities
  • A senior teacher with more than 25 years of teaching experiences and her team of experienced yoga teachers
  • 3 vegan, organic meals per day
  • Vegan and raw food options are available
  • Regenerative massages with sound
  • 4 nights’ accommodation


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OM Yoga center

OM Yoga Center is located in the heart of the Slovenska Bistrica city. The house, which is under cultural heritage, was built in 1880 and underwent a complete renovation in 2020. A touch of tradition, spacious and bright halls, fireplaces, and modern yoga equipment, with a view of the national park and pure nature, allow guests to completely relax, enjoy and recharge their batteries.

In 2022 all shared rooms were also completely renovated. Clean, bright, warm, and comfortable accommodations allow guests to fully devote themselves to personal development and spirituality.

The entire complex is dedicated to yoga, meditation, and spiritual activities. Traditional yoga classes are performed daily with additional psychological and spiritual content, offered during the weekends.

Just minutes away from the yoga center you can experience quiet forests, natural beauties, mountain lakes and waterfalls, hiking and biking trails, and much more.



The specialty of this retreat will be learning the most ancient, unique and powerful Yoga, which originates from Mahavatar Babaji. After gentle yoga stretching, breathing techniques and guided morning meditation will reconnect your whole being and prepare you for a new day. Before noon program will include Atma Kriya Yoga course, where you’ll explore awakening the love relationship between us and God. Each technique cultivates a different type of bhakti and awakens the divinity which is deep inside all of us. Atma Kriya Yoga is a full yogic system that includes meditation, as well as energetic and physical yogic exercises. The practice is well-rounded and yet flexible enough to incorporate into a busy lifestyle. During the course, you’ll dive deep into the following techniques:

  • Japa: reciting the Divine Names attunes your whole being to its powerful vibration and allows divine qualities to awaken.
  • Meditation techniques: concentration and focus helps you bring self-awareness into your daily actions so you can transcend the duality of human existence.
  • Sound Yoga: listening to the symphony of inner mystical sounds emanating from your heart chakra strengthens your intuition.
  • OM Chanting: group chanting generates harmony and peace for yourself, others and your local environment.
  • Pranayama: observing and controlling your breath promotes physical and energetic balance.
  • Asanas: five physical yogic postures support your meditation practice, boost your immune system and enhance your physical vitality.
  • Mudras: body and finger yoga aligns your body’s energy so you can reach your spiritual aim.
  • Main Kriya: this chakra meditation raises your consciousness, unites body and soul, and burns one spiritual year of karma with every breath.
  • Protective Shield: elevating the vibration of your energy centres protects you from negativity and allows more divine light to shine through.
  • Shaktipat Initiation: the course culminates in a beautiful one-on-one initiation where the grace and blessing of all the kriya-yoga Masters is bestowed upon you.


The Shaktipat initiation unlocks the full potential of the techniques. It also helps to dissolve negativity so you can go beyond judgment and find unconditional love.


Mahavatar Babaji is the father of all kriya-yoga lineages and the guru of Paramahamsa Vishwananda. The blessing and grace of all the kriya-yoga Masters is infused into the student through the Shaktipat initiation, while devotional practice activates the blessing.


Various afternoon activities will provide a deep level of relaxation and regeneration, including: active hiking trips in nature, visiting mountain lakes and waterfalls, cycling or relaxing with regenerative massages with sound, reading yogis scriptures, recharging with yoga nidra, vegan nutrition, yogic philosophy, or just taking time for yourself in our peaceful garden. In the evening, another gentle Yoga session and evening prayers will fill you up with peace, love, energy, and positive vibration.


All levels are welcome if you are a beginner in Yoga or would like to get deeper into it, or even an advanced Yogi wanting more. We are here for you with different sorts of retreats: you can either explore the authentic, most ancient, and powerful yoga with Unique Kriya Yoga Retreat or join dynamic, Active Summer Retreat.


Sample daily schedule (days 2-4):

07:00 am: Gentle stretching and basic asanas practice

07:30: Pranayamas, meditation, mantra chanting

08:30: Breakfast

10:00: Atma Kriya Yoga course

02:00 pm: Lunch

03:00 pm:  Afternoon activities ( hiking/massages/cycling/Yoga Nidra/free time/etc.)

04:00 pm: Gentle Yoga practice

06:00 pm: Dinner

07:00 pm: Prayers

The retreat starts with a joint dinner on the first day and finishes after breakfast on the last day.


Spa treatment

One regenerative massage with sound is included in the price.

However, you can also treat yourself to various massage techniques, reflexology, lymphatic drainage, sound massage, crystal therapy.

Better physical and mental well-being will be gained with facial care, various facial massages, lifting, and lymphatic drainage.


Retreat location

  • One of the most beautiful spots in the Pohorje mountains
  • Nature Park
  • Mountain lakes and waterfalls
  • Address: OM Yoga center, Trg svobode 20, 2310 Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia




Breakfast, light lunch, dinner made with fresh ingredients from local farms are included. Vegan, raw, gluten-free and other dietary options can be accommodated.

All the food in the kitchen is carefully and lovingly cooked to please the senses.


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The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:





Other dietary requirements on request


If you have special dietary requirements, it’s a good idea to communicate them to the organizer when making a reservation


Things to do (optional)

  • Rent a bike: free of charge
  • Rent an e-bike: free of charge
  • Customized cycling tours
  • Customized hiking trips




Arrival: Thursday, 17th August  2023

Departure: Monday, 21st August 2023


5 days / 4 nights / shared room


Price all inclusive: 1.008 eur, early bird price 960 eur ( valid until 20th July )

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 4 participants, max. 10 participants

4 days with instruction in English

The organizer also speaks: German, Croatian, Serbian

Group size: 4-10 participants

Airport transfer available:
Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (Brnik Airport) (€ 120 per person)


What’s included

  • 4 nights accommodation in a shared room
  • Atma Kriya Yoga course / 1x Gentle Yoga (75 minutes) per day
  • Meditations and Mantra chanting
  • Daily prayers
  • Hiking and additional afternoon activities
  • Breakfast / lunch / dinner
  • Vegan / Raw / Gluten-Free options available
  • 1x Regenerative massage with sound
  • Use of shared kitchen, garden with terrace
  • Use of yoga mat, bolsters, blocks, straps


What’s not included

  • Rent a bike or e-bike
  • Customized cycling/hiking tours
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Tourist tax: 2 EUR per person per day


Recommended Airports

Below is a list of nearby airports and their distance from OM Yoga center.

  • Ljubljana – Brnik (LJU) – 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Graz (GRZ) – 54 minutes
  • Zagreb (ZAG) – 1 hours and 40 minutes

OM Yoga Center can arrange pick-up for you at any of the above mentioned airports. Pick-up is usually with a car (up to 5 people).

The price of pick-up depends on the airport where you land and how many people are picked up at the same time. Average cost is between 30 – 50 EUR in one direction, per person.

Arrival by train

Slovenia is also easily accessible by train from many parts of Europe. The closest train stations are Pragersko (7 kilometers) and Maribor (25 kilometers).

Ljubljana is about one hour away, depending on which train you catch.



Cancellation Policy

A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.

The deposit is non-refundable if the booking is canceled.

The rest of the payment should be paid upon arrival.