18 Day Dance Alchemy Teacher Training in the Nature of Slovenia

  • FICHO Institute FICHO Institute
  • Gorenja Trebuša 53, 5283 Slap ob Idrijci, Slovenia
  • Jul 13 - 30, 2020 (18 days)

Event Highlights

  • Rediscover yourself after too long of feeling disconnected.
  • Give yourself a wonderful time learning a different practice than your own.
  • 17 days for your personal and professional transformation in pristine nature of sLOVEnia.
  • Give yourself some much-needed structure.
  • Experience magical moments of complete body awareness and connect to your deep potential.
  • ​Advance professionally and personally by incorporating Ficho method.
  • ​Learn to improvise and express your creativity like never before.
  • ​Grow your confidence to effortlessly lead, teach and facilitate.
  • ​Gain new embodied leadership skill set with higher emotional intelligence.
  • Gain a new holistic knowledge and ingenious ways to inspire and sustain a tribe.
  • Be more balanced and centered.


We work five full days, one half day and one day off. The following is the basic schedule that varies slightly to benefit the group and may need to be varied even more depending on the dynamics and the needs of the group.

8:00 - 9:00 am › Breakfast
9:00 - 12:00 am › Session 1
1:00 - 5:00 pm › Lunch & free time
5:00 - 8:00 pm › Session 2
8:00 - 9:00 pm › Dinner

About This Event

17 days Intensive for Dance and Yoga teachers, Therapists, Facilitators and Leaders in pristine nature of sLOVEnia.

Retreat is based on Ficho method: holistic approach and playful process. Retreat offers an inclusive environment which means that is designed for any body type and age, regardless of dance background, experience or level of understanding dance.


17 days of direct work with Goran Bogdanovski on

- Techniques and modalities of dance & contact Improvisation

- Teaching and leading skills and methodology

- Body-mind-emotion connection

- Performing skills

- Economic sustainability.

- Access to online teacher training

- Ficho institute "Dance Alchemy Teacher" certificate


- ​Advancing professionally and personally by incorporating Ficho method.

- ​Learning to improvise and express your creativity like never before.

- Growing your confidence to effortlessly lead, teach and facilitate.

​- Gaining new embodied leadership skill set with higher emotional intelligence.

​- Gaining a new holistic knowledge and ingenious ways to inspire and sustain a tribe.

​- Connecting to your deep potential, release internal blocks to be more balanced and centered.

By the end of our work together you will be ready to effortlessly and with confidence lead or facilitate a training or workshop and implement Ficho method into your own practice.


- 70+ Set of easy to apply tools - modalities, exercises and games for Dance and Contact Improvisation, body-mind-spirit practice, retreats, team buildings, art and movement therapies, leadership training and more

- Ficho structure - simple 8 step process to shape, organize and lead your trainings, workshops, classes, sessions and retreats

- Reverse-Engineering approach to lesson planning.

- Circular approach to building up of a tribe up vs. attending a traditional session with a top-down approach.

- Inclusive environment. Teaching designed for any body type and age, regardless of dance background, experience or level of understanding dance.


“Dance Alchemy is a journey into your soul and also with other souls. Goran can really hold the space and direct the energy so that the group can create easily and effective. Not all the facilitators have this ability.”

Gamze Leela ; yoga teacher, spiritual healer, retreat leader / UK

“Dance Alchemy gave me tools that can be used in a number of different professions as well as in personal and social relations. I feel clearer in my life direction and my perspective has expanded in terms of possibilities for my future.”

Bridget McLemore; dancer and yoga teacher / USA

“I lost touch with my body before coming to the course. Now i feel it again! I connected deeper with my body, myself, my potential and my path than I was ever before. I’ve got foundations to start a new practice.”

Napat Zuber - Machima; Yoga and meditation teacher / Thailand

"Liberating and amazing experience! Goran has this knack of really connecting the essence of people and making you comfortable with getting in touch with really knowing yourself and not being afraid of it, enjoying it and enjoying the process."

Paul Vratusha, Atelier ltd. CEO


“I’ve got new professional tools for upgrading my existing practice and received knowledge for better self awareness and higher emotional intelligence. Amazing journey! Anyone who deals with people should experience it. “

Saša Starovojtov; aikido teacher 5th Dan and entrepreneur / Slovenia

“If you are searching for clarity and inspiration, looking to be reinvigorated as a dance teacher and retreat into a space where you can connect with yourself, your potential, and your path... sign up for Goran’s training.”

Michelle Campbell; dancer, teacher and movement therapist / USA-DE

“Teacher training exceeded my expectations. Ficho exercises allowed me to understand improvisation better, so I can now easily teach better. Thank you Goran for awakening my lost inner child!”

Barbara Guipponi ; dance teacher & dancer / Italy

Our mission is to make a positive impact on society by providing dancers, teachers, facilitators and leaders with the embodied knowledge and tools for personal, professional and social transformation.

What's Included

  • - 17 days direct work with Goran Bogdanovski (value 3,550 €)
  • - Online Teachers Course (value 747 €)
  • - Ficho institute "Dance Alchemy Teacher" certificate
  • - Simple accommodation in dormitory, camping also possible (value 400 €)
  • - Organic vegetarian (vegan, gluten free...) meals 3 times per day, water, tea, coffee (value 400 €)

What's Not Included

- International and local travel costs
- visa
- health and trip cancellation insurance

Venue Highlights

We organise retreats in Slovenia, Bali, Tenerife, india ...
We only select venues where we feel connected with nature and healthy way of living and working.
Venues that not only support our work but also provide space and conditions for personal, professional and social transformation. It is a place for learning, healing and creation, a place of surprise, wondering, gratitude and being totally open for new experiences within a temporary established community.

See our specific retreat event pages for more details on what to expect at a specific location.


Our retreat centre is an organic farm in pristine nature transformed into retreat centre with studio (dance,yoga...) and simple dormitory + few rooms accommodation for team and special cases. It's hidden from loud urban centres, so that we can create our temporary community, have intimacy, be in peace and silence and going deep into practice.

If you are looking for luxury retreat, this one is not for you.

We provide working and simple co-living experience in a close connection with nature, to create "like home" feeling.

If you have a problem sleeping in dormitory, the other option is camping. We have a lot of space in the nature in the farm to set up tents. But nevertheless, all participants until now had a great time sleeping in dormitory, since is a big space for sleeping and there is a lot of spaces in the property and in the nature to find privacy and space for yourself when needed.

Due to the size of our venue and group dynamic, I can only work with limited number of people in order to dive deeper into the knowledge and into each individual needs and integration.


  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free


Our meeting point will be 13th July 2020 morning in Ljubljana (capital of Slovenia) or Nova gorica (close to Italian border) and we'll drive you to our retreat centre. When you book you flights, check airports:

- Ljubljana (Slovenia)

- Venice (Italy)

We will provide you with the information about shuttle transport from airport to Ljubljana or Nova gorica

And at the end of retreat we will bring you back to Nova Gorica or Ljubljana on 30th July 2020.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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