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Retreat Date: August 23-27, 2023

Registration Closed

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About

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In spanish “Alma” means “Soul” and “Flia” is short for “Family,” like the word “Fam.” The AlmaFlia retreat is a very special event for our soul family to come together and share an unforgettable experience.

 

We bring you all of the things that fill our hearts with joy and foster soulful connections, including dancing, yoga, nature, creativity and sharing special moments together.

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Hosted by

Cyla Bagolan & Veronika Kruta

The Highlights

  • 4 Day Retreat in the Catskill Mountains of New York State
    Hosted at the Outlier Inn, a bucolic, 12-acre property just 86 miles from NYC easily accessible by car, bus and train.

     

  • Daily Yoga Classes
    Including vinyasa, yin, yin-to-vin, and partner yoga (no prior experience necessary!)
     

  • Daily Tango Classes
    Including intermediate/advanced, all-levels, and beginners (no partner necessary)
     

  • Nightly Milongas (Tango Dance Parties)
    Plus impromptu dancing during the day in a giant geodesic dome or tented outdoor platform

     

  • Daily Hoop Flow Classes
    Accessible for all levels. Stretch, move, flow, and dance using a hoop!

     

  • Fire Circles
    If you're a musician feel free to bring your instrument for song and dance around the fire

     

  • Unique Performances
     

  • Hiking, swimming and enjoying the gorgeous natural surroundings
     

  • Cedar hot tub and a sauna
     

  • Delicious and nutritious meals
    With options for meat-eaters, vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free diets
     

  • Freestyle Dance parties
     

  • Unique Accommodations
    In your choice of tiny house, cottage, apartment, bungalow, glamping or camping
     

  • Conversation, laughter, and friendship
    To fill your heart and expand your soul family circle!

Save the Date: August 23-27, 2023
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Highlights

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Location

The Location

If you are registered to attend this event, we have sent out emails with the venue's address and directions by car, bus, and train. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL. If you do not see those emails be sure to check your spam or promotions folders for subjects that start with [AlmaFlia Retreat].

The retreat will take place at the Outlier Inn, a bucolic, 12-acre property in the Southern Catskills of New York State, just 86 miles outside of NYC, easily accessible by car, bus and train.

 

There are a variety of accommodation options on the property that cater to different needs and budgets including apartments, cottages, bungalows, a 1950's airstream trailer, a glamping tent, tiny houses, and camp sites suitable for tents and small camper vans. View Accommodations.

There is a giant geodesic dome where some of the dancing and yoga classes will take place, an outdoor amphitheater with an additional platform for dancing in the fresh air, shared outdoor kitchens and bathrooms (in addition to the private kitchens/bathrooms available in some of the less rustic accommodations), a sauna, a cedar hot tub, pond, vegetable and animal farm, and gift shop.

Right at the edge of the property is access to mountain paths suitable for hiking.

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Schedule

This is a tentative schedule subject to changes. All activities are optional and included in the cost of the retreat. Some activities occur at the same time to give you options!

Wednesday:

 

  • Arrive / set-up / Explore / impromptu dancing

  • 7:30-9:00pm: Dinner

  • 9:00pm-12:00am: Fire Circle / Hooping Performance / Milonga / Free or Alternative-Dance / hot tub / sauna

Thursday:

 

  • 8:00-10:00am: Light Breakfast

  • 10:00-11:00am Vinyasa Yoga class

  • 11:15am-12:15pm: Hooping Class

  • 12:30-1:30pm: Brunch

  • 1:30-4:00pm: open for hiking / swimming / impromptu dancing / siesta / activities for children

  • 4:00-5:00pm: Tango Class (intermediate / advanced)

  • 5:15-6:15pm: Yin Yoga Class

  • 7:30-9:00pm: Dinner

  • 9:00pm-12:00am: Fire Circle / Milonga / Free or Alternative-Dance / hot tub / sauna

 

Friday:

 

  • 8:00-10:00am: Light Breakfast

  • 10:00-11:00am: Yin Yoga class

  • 11:15-12:15: Tango class (Beginners)

  • 12:30-1:30pm: Brunch

  • 1:30-4:00pm: Open for hiking / swimming / impromptu tango dancing / siesta / activities for children

  • 4:00-5:00pm: Vinyasa Yoga class

  • 5:15-6:15pm: Hooping class

  • 7:30-9:00pm: Dinner 

  • 9:00pm-12:00am: Fire Circle / Milonga / Free or Alternative-Dance / hot tub / suana

Saturday:

 

  • 8:00-10:00am: Light Breakfast

  • 10:00-11:00am: Yin to Vin Yoga class

  • 11:15-12:15am: hooping class

  • 12:30-1:30pm: Brunch

  • 1:30-4:00pm: Open for hiking / swimming / impromptu tango dancing / siesta / activities for children

  • 4:00-5:00pm: Partner Yoga class

  • 5:15-6:15pm: Tango class (All Levels)

  • 7:30-9:00pm: Dinner 

  • 9:00pm-12:00am: Fire Circle / Milonga / Free or Alternative-Dance / hot tub / suana

 

Sunday:

 

  • 8:00-10:00am: Light Breakfast

  • Checkout & Goodbyes!

Schedule
Healthy Food

Meals

We will be providing delicious and nutritious food that caters to a variety of dietary needs including meat-eaters, vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free.

If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions you think we should know about you will be able to inform us in your registration form so that we can do our best to design meals with your needs in mind. If you have any extreme dietary restrictions please inquire about additional options.

We will be serving a dinner on arrival day and a light breakfast, buffet brunch, and dinner on the following 3 days. For our final day we will offer a light breakfast before checkout. Meals will be designed with customizable components such as hearty salads where you can choose your own ingredients.

All meals are included in the cost of the retreat. If you wish to bring additional snacks there are refrigerators on site or you may bring your own cooler.

Meals

About our Chef

Avital Bg

A professional pharmacist, Avital is passionate about cooking, dancing, yoga, photography and nature. She is known in the tango community for her skills for cooking delicious food for big groups and for her beautiful dancing and warm embrace.
 

Avital will be in charge of our meals, and has designed a mouth-watering healthful menu for us. She's thinking of all of the details to make your dining experience at AlmaFlia as delightful and effective as possible.

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About your Hostesses

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Cyla Bagolan

Cyla is a life-long dancer with a background in tango, ballet, jazz, modern, samba, and West African dances as well as yoga and the flowing arts. For over ten years, she has primarily devoted herself to Argentine Tango, and her love for community building and the dance led her to organize events. She is also a hula hoop dancer who is certified to teach both hula hoop dancing and hula hoop yoga.

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Veronika Kruta

Veronika is a tango and yoga instructor, retreat & special event organizer, and conscious lifestyle coach. She is passionate about bringing people together for transformative and healing experiences that facilitate growth, self-awareness and connection. Her approach to organizing retreats is finding a balance between structure and flexibility. She also believes in including a wide variety of offerings to create room for the unique personalities of each attendee in the context of community and a space of belonging.

Tango

Classes

The tango classes are taught by Veronika and special guest Diana Cruz. Diana is a dancer, performer, choreographer, educator, producer and, fundamentally, a tireless and passionate researcher of methods and expressions of Movement.

 

Learn more about Diana

 

We will offer a beginner, all-levels, and intermediate/advanced classes at the retreat. 

 

*The beginner class is suitable for those who have never danced tango before! You do not need to have special tango shoes to participate. Socks or comfy sneakers are perfect. All classes are included in your retreat pass.

Milongas

There are 2 dance floors for our evening tango parties. A giant geodesic dome and an outdoor tented dance floor. Impromptu dancing during the day (when there are no classes).

 

*We recommend dance sneakers or flats for the geodesic dome. Heels can be used on the outdoor dance floor. If you're not here for the tango or you want a break from it, there will be another dance floor for freestyle dance parties or a fire circle at the same time as the evening milongas.

 

We encourage our tango friends to invite their non-tango friends to this one of a kind event where you can finally share your tango hobby with your loved ones!

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DJs

Travis Widrick

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Travis is a DJ, photographer, dancer, organizer, and teacher. He strives to bring people together to build connections through dance, photography, conversations and often delicious food. Travis will also be photographing at the event!

Joaquín Canay

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A Buenos Aires native and well-known dancer in the United States, Joaquin Canay has been dancing Argentine Tango since the 90s and teaching and djing since the early 2000s. He also enjoys hiking, camping, cooking, and connecting to nature, making him a perfect fit for our Alma Flia retreat!

Yulia Kriskovets

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Yulia has been a tango DJ for over 15 years, both locally in Washington D.C. and in various tango events in the U.S. She loves to contrast the music texture and emotional charge in a way that drives the crowd to dance a lot. She aims to get to the trance-like state where dancers feel safe and inspired. Most recently, Yulia is inspired by the idea of the wave from the 5 Rhythms dance practice and incorporates it in her tango DJing.

Paul Bavineau

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Paul is a DJ, Tango teacher, dancer, photographer, and astrologer. His love of nature, connection, friendship, dance, and movement makes him a perfect fit for our Alma Flia Retreat! Paul will also be photographing at the event and offering mini-astrology readings (details coming soon).

Pricing

Pricing

Early Bird
(NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE)

Regular

(From June 1 to August 8)

$795 (includes all 11 meals)

10% Discount available for Veronika's On-Demand Yoga Members

 

Children under the age of 12 can attend for $200 off.

***** We are not offering any a la carte options or 1 day passes.

If you choose to attend only part of the retreat we cannot offer you a discount for days that you do not attend.*****

The accommodation fees are in addition to the above retreat cost.

We have lodging options for a variety of needs and budgets.

*Please see below for our accommodation options and prices.

Accommodations

There are a variety of accommodation options on the property that cater to different needs and budgets including apartments, cottages, bungalows, a 1950's airstream trailer, a glamping tent, tiny houses, and camp sites suitable for tents and small camper vans. 

Accommodations will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Rooms with multiple beds can be reserved by people who intend to have a roommate. Because of the limited amount of beds on the property, rooms that have multiple beds cannot be reserved just for a single person. If you would like us to help you find a roommate please indicate in your registration form.

 

We highly recommend you do not wait to reserve your accommodations, especially if you are not into camping!! There are a limited amount of beds/bedrooms available on the property.

Below you can view images, information, pricing and availability.

PRICES ARE BASED ON THE ENTIRE 4-NIGHT STAY, AND ARE IN ADDITION TO THE COST OF THE RETREAT.

Guest House Downstairs

Half of shared 2 family home. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, full kitchen, living room, dining room, shared outdoor deck, private covered porch. Wifi. Smart TV. Heat, A/C.

 

Bedroom 1 > Queen - $580 Booked  (can be reserved by 1 or 2 people)

Bedroom 2 > Queen - $580 Booked  (can be reserved by 1 or 2 people)

Bedroom 3 > 2 Fulls - $540 Booked (can be reserved by 2 or 4 people)

Max Guests: 8

Reserved by room. Cost listed is for the room and can be split if people are sharing.

Guest House Upstairs

Half of shared 2 family home. Open loft separated with nook and 2 bedrooms. Full kitchen, bathroom, shared outdoor deck. Wifi. Smart TV. Heat and A/C.

 

Bedroom 1 > Queen: $400 Booked  (can be reserved by 1 or 2 people)

Bedroom 2 > Queen: $400 Booked   (can be reserved by 1 or 2 people)

Loft Nook > Full: $315 Booked   (can be reserved by 1 or 2 people )

Loft > 1 single, 2 Fulls: $285 Available (can be reserved by 3-5 people)

Max Guests: 11

Reserved by room. Cost listed is for the room and can be split if people are sharing.

Cottage

Cottage with 2 bedrooms and 2 sleeper sofas in the living room. Full kitchen, bathroom, dining room. Wifi. Smart TV. Heat. A/C in bedrooms.

Bedroom 1 > Full - $410 Booked  (can be reserved by 1 or 2 people)

Bedroom 2 > Full - $410 Booked  (can be reserved by 1 or 2 people)

Living Room > 2 Queen Sofas - $380 Booked  (can be reserved by 2 or 4 people)

Max Guests: 8

Reserved by room. Cost listed is for the room and can be split if people are sharing.

Bungalow

Bungalow with 1 bedroom, 2 sleeping lofts and a sleeper sofa. Full kitchen and bathroom with outdoor deck. Wifi. Smart TV. Heat and A/C.

 

Bedroom > Full - $330 Booked  (can be reserved by 1 or 2 people)

Loft 1 > Full - $315 Booked  (can be reserved by 1 or 2 people)

Loft 2 > Full - $315 Booked  (can be reserved by 1 or 2 people)

Max Guests: 6

Reserved by room. Cost listed is for the room and can be split if people are sharing.

Glamping Dome

16 foot geodesic dome with access to communal outdoor kitchen and outdoor shower. Private outhouse, clawfoot tub, picnic table, BBQ, and fire pit. Heat and A/C.

Open Plan > Full: $1025 Booked  (can be reserved by 2 people + additional 2 who bring their own sleeping bag and mattress)

 

Max Guests: 4

Minimum Guests: 2

Reserved as entire dome. Ideal for a couple or friends sharing. 

*pet friendly

Airstream Trailer

Restored 1953 trailer with access to communal outdoor kitchen and outdoor shower. Private outhouse, picnic table, BBQ, firepit. Heat and fans.

Bedroom 1 > Full: $575 Booked  (can be reserved by 1 or 2 people) 

Bedroom 2 > 2 Singles $500 Booked   (can be reserved by 1-2 people)

 

Max Guests: 4

Minimum Guests: 3

Reserved by room or as entire trailer. Ideal for a couple, group of friends, or a couple with children.

*pet friendly

Tiny House 1

Tiny house with loft and daybed. Full kitchen and bathroom.
Wifi. Heat and A/C.

 

Open Plan > Full, Single: $950 Booked 

 

Max People: 3

Reserved as entire house. Ideal for a couple sharing a bed, 2 friends, a couple and 1 friend, or a couple with one child.

*pet friendly

Tiny House 2

Tiny house with loft. Full kitchen and bathroom. Wifi. Heat and
A/C.

 

Open Plan > Full: $950 Booked 

 

Max People: 2

Reserved as entire house. Ideal for a single person or a couple sharing a bed.

*pet friendly

Tiny House 3

175 sq. ft. tiny house with access to communal outdoor kitchen and outdoor shower. Private outhouse, picnic table, BBQ, fire pit. Space heater and fans.

 

Open Plan > Full, Single: $835 Booked 

 

Max Guests: 3

Minimum Guests: 2

Reserved as entire house. Ideal for a couple, 2 friends sharing, or a couple with a child.

*pet friendly

Tiny House 4

175 sq. ft. tiny house with access to communal outdoor kitchen and outdoor shower. Private outhouse, picnic table, BBQ, fire pit. Space heater and fans.

 

Open Plan > Full, Single: $835 Booked 

 

Max Guests: 3

Minimum Guests: 2

Reserved as entire house. Ideal for a couple, 2 friends sharing, or a couple with a child.

*pet friendly