EVENTS & GALLERY
EVENTS & GALLERY
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November 23-29, 2022
I absolutely enjoyed the Mehana Gift retreat, it was just awesome! I relaxed mainly psychically; physically too, although this was in an active way.
I would like to express my thanks to everybody for this opportunity to participate in the unique healthy-yoga retreat “Mehana Gift” held in the ravishing place “Anglicka Sezona”.
For me it was an exceptional experience to pass one week with all these awesome people who like to learn more, e.g., about psychosomatics.
Kristina, thank you for this you are doing – how you do it with full commitment. It was my pleasure to know a woman like you.
I was able to take lessons from a variety of instructors according to the theme of every day. Every lecture was new and useful for me. The vegetarian food was very healthy and delicious, never got bored. And The participants and instructors were kind and I had a really good time there!
Mehana Gift program presented an overview of the activities of the Mehana Institute.
This introductory program took place on November 23-29, 2022 in a beautiful cozy venue Anglicka sezona in Hobsovice, Czech Republic.
Dear Gabriela, I just want to thank you for your kind assistance with my journey to Hobsovice. I had an unforgettable stay there with all that nice people and a lot of new experiences. Thank you once more!
Every day started at 7 AM with Kristina’s class in yoga, qi gong, physiotherapy and breathing exercises.
What did the participants say about Kristina’s classes?
“I liked the diversity and alignment with the program of the day”
“I appreciate her professionality, uniqueness”
“I appreciated this very nice completion with the classical music and nature sounds. I also liked the spoken word during the rest, all the messages were very peaceful and joyful”
“Kristina is a very advanced yogi (besides many other abilities and knowledges); her lessons are very spiritual and nice”
“Very good for morning stretch and wake up! I would like to continue every day.”
The topic of day 2 was PERCEPTION
Physiotherapist Petr Bitnar taught how to use one’s own hands, inspect the body, make a diagnostic and release different musculoskeletal and visceral ailments with the human touch and other physiotherapeutic techniques.
Kristina and all her team, they are not just doctors, talented artists, exceptional sport athletes and dancers, they are mostly visionaries to me. They found a way to see things holistically and how to bring together their rich personal life’s journeys, experiences and extraordinary abilities to the very healing approach. They all are very wise and strong personalities who have a lot to tell. They inspire by their strength and modesty.
What did the participants say about Petr’s physiotherapy workshops?
“Petr’s physiotherapy was just great!”
“I appreciate Petr’s professionality, his know how to transmit his knowledge and experiences to others”
“Jana is a very warm and openminded person, she just makes dance everybody; it is a great gift. To me personally, she has helped to discover my passion for dance, especially latino!”
What did the other participants say about Jana’s dance classes?
“I realized that dance could be either relaxation tool or healing exercise for both body and mind, it was good to see that movement could be that beautiful”
“This was the first time I learned to dance. I really enjoyed every style. It was good opportunity to start. I want to learn more!”
“I liked her professionality, how she knows to share her joy with others”
Day 3 was about JOY OF MOVEMENT
Jana, a multi-talented dancer, introduced the group in Moravian, Indian and Egyptian folklore and proceeded later with her classes in oriental dance.
Jana was followed martial artist Tom Hora who has installed a concentrated and peaceful atmosphere with his precise Qi Gong lesson.
What did the participants say about Tom’s qi gong classes?
“I appreciated the calmness and the holistic approach”
“During his classes, Tom knows to transmit his concentration, balance, energy and the strength to the others”
“Tom is a very spiritual and integrated person, very humble and gifted. There is spirituality in his every move.”
“Because of Tom I can now improve my morning Qi Gong exercises.”
Day 4 was the day of STABILITY
Classes with Filip Burget, a trauma-surgeon, were focused on prevention of a skeletal injury and on different non-invasive methods for quick recovery. He explained acupressure points for first aid and instructed the group in different basic musculoskeletal maneuvers.
At the end of Filip’s session the participants could experiment several apneic breathing techniques suited for free-divers.
What did the participants say about Filip’s workshop in trauma prevention and acupressure?
“After his classes it was easier for me to practice and implement several things into my daily routine”
“I appreciate Filip’s professionality, his know how to transmit his knowledge and experiences to others”
“I like his attitude “there is always a way to make things possible rather than impossible”. More doctors like him! I learned a lot about acupressure and its benefits. I appreciate the breathing techniques as well. Both was very helpful and useful!”
The topic of Day 5 was STRENGTH OF THE BODY AND MIND
Long-distance ocean swimmer Abhejali Bernardova joined the group and captured everybody with her motivation talk. This was followed by meditation exercises for focusing and calming the mind.
Afterwards, in midst of the sunny and chilly day, all participants had an opportunity to experiment their determination in an outdoor natural pool.
Despite a thin ice layer on surface, most of the group enjoyed an invigorating bath.
What did the participants say about Abhejali’s motivation talk and meditation?
“Wow! Don’t have a word!”
“Her talk was resonating with my heart, I just enjoyed every single word. Her “never give up attitude” was completely resonating with me and her speech about the joy and that little child in our hearts was so kind and warm! She was very authentic throughout her speech.”
“She gave us good tips and courage.”
In the afternoon, dancer Jana ignited the inner fire with her Latino dance class.
Day 6 was about INTEGRATION
It was the moment to find a common line, which connects all the experienced body-mind techniques.
Dance classes were dedicated to the modern dance and improvisation.
In the afternoon, two participants shared their teachings: Michaela led a physio-dance movement class and Ivana gave another interesting acupressure workshop.
Kristina concluded every day’s program with her calm, relaxing and stretching yin yoga exercise immersed in pleasant music and scent of her essential oil blends.
What did the participants say about Kristina’s evening classes?
“The evening exercises were a great way to finish the day after all these experiences and inspirations. I also enjoyed Kristina’s presence throughout all the program as she was very nice and fun to be around.”
The week was abundantly fulfilled with many rich and new experiences; still have passed very fast.
Hopefully we will meet again during the next year!
What the participants reported as the main take home message from the Mehana course?
“Now I see there is a lot to be improved in my lifestyle”
“I am thankful for the encounter with all these nice people who are also interested in psychosomatics”
“During the course I realized again, that essences like love, joy, faith and open mind matter the most. If we were able to listen and to follow the order of the Earth and the Universe, we would become the real Masters of our Lives.”
What the participants reported as the main impact of the Mehana program into their daily life?
“Implementation into my morning exercise”
“Improving of my daily Qi Gong and yoga practice. I got trust in helping myself, my family members and friends in case of some health problems, e.g., with the back pain.”
“I have learned a lot about acupressure and have experienced some of new dance styles, which was amazing!”
What the participants suggest to other people interested in the Mehana programs?
“It is a holistically designed course”
“Uniqueness of the project, which is absolutely worthy to take part of!”
“It is worth to go no matter the costs. Because I believe we are just visitors on the Earth and it is not important to have, but to live, to experience, to learn and to share, so that our spirit can grow.”
Mníšek pod Brdy, 13.5.2023
Po semináři jsem se cítila příjemně unavená, ale psychicky moc dobře a radostně, že jsem věnovala čas svému tělu a svému zdraví.
Oceňuji, že Kristina každý cvik hezky vysvětlí, k čemu je, jak ho prodýchat, souvislosti, a opraví pozice, pokud je potřeba.
Na Jany blok jsem se hodně těšila a byl opět skvělý. Jana má opravdu dar, je naprosto spontánní, vřelá, roztančí všechny. Vnímám jako bonus, že pohyby dlouze nevysvětluje, ale rovnou ukáže s hudbou a v průběhu vede i slovem. Její nadšení a upřímná radost z pohybu jsou nakažlivé.
Byl jedním z komplexních seminářů, kdy lektoři vedou účastníky ke správnému dýchání, zdravému držení těla i pohybovým vzorcům. Navíc si každý mohl vyzkoušet jednoduché taneční sestavy, sekvence jógových ásán a prvky qi gongu.
Seminář byl moc fajn. Kladně hodnotím například nekomplikované přihlášení, placení… žádné registrace, hesla apod.
Z toho, co někdy využiji, budou cviky na sakroilické skloubení a uvolnění bederní oblasti. Ráda se přidám na jiný kurz znovu.
Celý seminář byl moc hezky sestaven a vše bylo názorně vedené a vysvětlené. Zapojení dechu, středu těla, jógy a pak ochutnávka všech možných tanců, od zemitých až k těm „létacím,“ s přihlédnutím ke zdatnosti celé naší skupinky bylo super. Krátké sestavy jsem po pár opakování dokázala pochytit a udělalo mi to radost.
Na sobotním workshopu se mi líbila kombinace s tancem, jako základním projevem emocí, radosti, odměny.
Ráda bych Vás poprosila, abyste lektorce Janě znova velmi poděkovala mým jménem.
Líbila se mi zmínka o tom, že to, co celý den děláme jsou aktivity, které nám pomáhají k tomu býti zdravými a navozují samoléčebné procesy, např i dýchání, za tyto techniky jsem moc ráda!
Velmi oceňuji asistování Kristiny v pohybu, párkrát nás obcházela a pověnovala se tak každému z nás.
Mníšek pod Brdy, 12.11.2022
V Kristinině podání, každý pohyb dostává smysl a dává mi možnost objevit v sobě neznámé. Posunuje mě to jak fyzicky, tak i duchovně. Pak cítím radost a štěstí.
Sobotní seminář byl velmi obohacující! Krásně jsem se protáhla a odpočinula si. Radostná nálada byla cítit i od Kristiny a Jany, což k celkové atmosféře velice přispělo!
Chválím též práci se světlem, hudbou a vůní během semináře!