KJE: Športna dvorana Medvode, Ostrovrharjeva Ul. 4, 1215 Medvode
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
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:
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.
GRACE OF THE MASTERS
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
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.
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.
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.
The following meals are included:
The following drinks are included:
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)
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 not included
Below is a list of nearby airports and their distance from OM Yoga center.
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.
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.