10 Days Heart and Eyes Wide Open Transformational Journey Within 100hr YTT Course in Velenje, Slovenia

Event Highlights

  • 100hr certificate towards a 200hr or 300hr Yoga Teacher Training with YiA Yoga
  • Yoga Alliance® Transformational School & Continuing Education Provider (YACEP)
  • Katherine Sophia is an experienced Master Space Holder for profound transformation
  • Be embraced by the sheer lush beauty of Slovenia in safety, nature and calming energy
  • Experience the immense healing powers of Breathe and Believe connected breathwork
  • Leave feeling fully empowered to be the author of your life and fully present in your body
  • Unite and expand with your transformational tribe and make lifetime connections


Check-in begins anytime after 1:00pm on the first Friday of your transformational session and check out is the second Sunday at 10:00am. Students are able to come both before & after the training dates based on availability at the retreat center.

Our opening circle will begin at 6:00pm on the first day of your journey. Please arrive in all white clothing & bring a framed 4x6 picture of just yourself and a journal.

The daily schedule is 7:30am to 5:00pm, with optional evening activities. The first hour is self guided using transformational tools of your choice.

07:30-08:30 Perfecting Your Morning Rituals *Gratitude journalling, soul journalling, meditation, yoga, dance, exercise, nature, breathwork, etc.

08:30-9:00 Guided group meditation

09:00-09:30 Morning connection

10:00-11:00 Morning transformation session

11:00 - 12:00 Morning movement

12:00-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-15:00 Nature Exploration & Soul Journalling

15:00-16:30 Afternoon Transformation Session

16:30-17:00 Closing Circle

17:00-18:00 Dinner Break

18:00-19:00 Optional Evening Activities (yoga, inspirational movies, bonfires, games, arts & crafts, etc)

About This Event

The greatest spark for transformation starts with complete acceptance as you are. All the beauty of your luminous light and the shadows it casts. It is stepping into the awareness that these two energies work together united in perfect harmony. This acceptance catapults you into the present moment of sweet surrender and unconditional love. It is from this space of having your heart and eyes wide open that you enter into deep awareness and you realize that you are not broken. You realize that all the answers you seek already exist within and always have. You come to know that inside each and every one of us lies an unwavering joy and peace that you simply must choose to connect to, to remember. This transformation is open to people of all ages, physical levels, and religious and spiritual paths. If you can breathe, you can join.

Unite with YiA Yoga to accomplish the most valuable work you can do in this lifetime, to come home to your highest selves and surrender into the sweet embrace your innate states of unconditional love, bliss, clarity, connection, health, awareness, and trust. To tune your systems back to the places where you feel most aligned, most alive, most in love, in harmony.


This transformation is designed to be suitable for adults of all ages, religious and spiritual backgrounds. Together, you will practice the power of love and gratitude, which crosses all cultures, beliefs, and philosophies.

Come exactly as you are in mind, body, and spirit.

No preparations are needed to attend this transformation except a desire to align and live a life abundant with joy, health, love, clarity, pleasure, and purpose. You will engage in physical activities but can accommodate all body designs, strengths and limitations.

All of the activities, experiences, and classes are optional. This is your transformation and YiA Yoga trusts you know what tools work best for you.


The course/hours count as Continuing Education hours for Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®) only.


YiA International School of Personal Transformation & Yoga offers life-changing trainings, workshops, and retreats around the world. YiA is a Yoga Alliance® Registered Yoga School and YACEP® Continuing Education Provider offering both beginner and master level trainings. Upon completion, for those who desire to become a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance® these hours can count towards your 200hr or 300hr certification with YiA Yoga. For those who are already RYTs, you will be able to submit the transformational retreat hours for Continuing Education Credit through the YACEP® school. For those who just seek the transformational experience, these hours weave and embed in your mind, body and spirit, the most important space within.

Do you have the courage to take off the mask of perfection and veil of unawareness and show up as you are? To see the beauty of it all? To feel the freedom, the acceptance, the light? When you are real, it is when you truly heal, and when you do this, you empower others around you to do the same. You empower universal healing and pure surrender. You drop your weights and weapons and expose your hearts to one another, your most powerful weapon.

You unite as one, perfectly imperfect. Instead of seeking out the differences in one another, you start to see and feel that you are kindred in spirit. That there are no differences between you; you are the same. All here in the name of remembering that each one of our unique designs was make in the name of love, in perfect energy and harmony. It is this knowing, you seek to return to, this universal truth. You are here to break down the layers of brick and mortar that you have built to protect your heart, to crumble the walls that are dimming your light. The burst of energy that ignited your spirit at the moment of conception that created fireworks all around you are the sparks of the universal love we all desire to connect back to.

During this transformation, you will be reminded of the immense power that resides in the awareness of each one of your heart centers and united as a sacred tribe and family, you will empower one another to fully step into the potential of your being. You will delve deeper into taking on the responsibility of being the author and creator of your own life. You will experience throughout your entire system what it feels like to be in full alignment with the bright light inside each one of you. You will re-write parts of your story that are not serving you. You will surrender deeply into the immensely transformational power of now, and create a clear and aligned vision for the abundant life that calls to you every day.

You unite together in a tribe to soothe the battle wounds of life to then reconnect to the space of wholeness that is within to create a magical vision for the future. To feel into the profound intelligence of the human energetic design that holds all the answers you seek. To be held so deeply in a space of love, that you feel fully empowered to expose all aspects of your being vulnerability, even the pieces of yourself you have been told are immoral, or incorrect. Through this life-changing journey, you come to experience the oneness that is within everything and start to live your life from that empowered space of connection.

You cannot change your past, but you can change how you tell your story. You can arrive in the present moment seated in the sweet embrace of surrender and trust and move into your future with unwavering clarity of your unique path and purpose that you are being called to and guided to every day, every moment.

You are invited to step into you. All of you. All of your potential. All of your strengths and all of your weaknesses. To step into your purpose and calling. To return home to bliss, love, and awareness.

Come prepared

- To connect to the never-ending universal love within

- To explore the intelligence of the energetic body

- To expand your connection to your heart center

- To enter into the present moment

- To see the beauty all around you

- To meditate, breathe and expand

- To remember who you are

- To create a clear vision

- To breathe

- To forgive

- To love

- To be

Yoga is not just about getting on your mat and doing the postures. Yoga is a path to guide you on this journey called life. It is the process of becoming who you truly are at your core, your highest self. It is about learning to love yourself, those around you and life! It is about shining your light into the world to be of service to others. It is about learning to truly listen to your body. To connect with nature and spirit. To connect with others as one.

It is about being kind. Showing compassion for others and for yourself. It is about finding your truth and living your truth. It's about seeing life as a world of abundance. It's about knowing that at this moment, everything is exactly as it should be. It's about moving forward with clear awareness and vision. It is about learning to use your energy wisely and not allowing unnecessary negative energy to take over your being.

It is about letting go of attachments, knowing the only thing that is consistent is change. It's about learning to flow like water, gracefully over the bumps along the way. It is about getting knocked down and always getting back up with a new perspective. It is about accepting that the light produces the shadow in perfect harmony. They go hand in hand, working in unison.

Just doing yoga postures will not change your life, but doing the work that goes along with the postures will.

Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self. (Bhagavad Gita)

What's Included

  • 9 nights luxury accommodation
  • Daily guided meditations
  • Breathe and Believe connected breathwork sessions
  • Soul journaling
  • Gratitude exercises
  • Vision boarding
  • Yoga classes
  • Nature hike
  • Nature explorations on 23 acres of land
  • Sauna
  • Fire Ceremony
  • Ice bath experience
  • Ecstatic movement
  • Farm to table organic healthy cleansing Ayurvedic food

What's Not Included

Additional excursions and activities outside property
Spa treatments
Airport transfers

Venue Highlights

Our retreat center in Slovenia is built on 23 hectares of energetically powerful pristine land. Its intense beauty will charm you, fill you full of peace and nurture your soul. Join us and allow Veduna to swallow you in her rhythm and tune you back into yours, in harmony with the divine flow of life and nature. At Veduna, even the deepest of wounds can be seen, felt and released… and the greatest visions can come to manifestation. This is a place where new paradigms are pushed and deeper understandings are gained. Where we rekindle our connection to the land and reconnect deeply within ourselves.


Veduna Retreats has a wide variety of facilities, including a large dining area and conference space with stunning views, a large yoga and meditation studio, an outside natural swimming pool, arts and crafts studios and treatment spaces.

Many of the inside spaces are multi-purpose and spread over a couple of buildings, creating a real sense of freedom.

Retreat centre - sleeps 20
3 twin en-suite bedrooms (which can be made into doubles) with private balconies.
2 triple en-suite bedrooms with private balconies.
6-person dormitory with shared bathroom.

Small private mezzanine apartment for the practitioner: double bedroom, kitchenette/dining/living area & bathroom.

Old farmhouse - sleeps 5
1 triple bedroom (1 x double, 1 x single) with shared bathroom.
1 x twin bedroom with shared bathroom.

Yoga & meditation studio 62 square meters
Large space with balcony, private bathroom, small separate kitchen facilities, piano.

Yoga equipment (mats, blocks, straps, blankets) for 20 people.

Dining area / conference space 140 square meters
Large open-plan flexible space with seating for dining, tea-point, relaxation area, wood burning stove, TV and small library, sound system, projector and audio equipment.

• Workshop room
An adaptable space. It can be a breakout space, art/crafts room or small yoga space.

• Shop
Selling organic artisan produce from Veduna Farm and local producers.

• Treatment room
Fully equipped with adjacent shower room.

• Pottery studio
With kiln and potters wheel.


  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping
  • Ayurvedic

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Farm to Table Cuisine
The Farm is located 600m above sea level. A small area of Veduna's 23 hectares of virgin organic land is set aside for the cultivation of fruit and vegetables using the principals of permaculture and biodynamics.

Meals will be organic, farm to table vegetarian. We can cater to your dietary needs, just inform us of your requests prior to transformation so we can plan to fill your body with the food that best makes you vibrate with health!


Closest airport: Ljubljana, 85 km (80 mins)
Other accessible airports: Trieste, Klagenfurt, Graz & Zagreb
Closest train station: Velenje, 5km; Celje 24km

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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After having just completed my RYT 200 I have been inspired to further my yoga journey and my own personal journey inward. I have fallen in love with yoga and how it has changed my life and I just want to continue to explore so I can share this beautiful gift with as many as possible. Jessica

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