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Thai Massage Workshop



Teacher: Natalija Domjanović, Master of Medical Biochemistry, Phythoaromatherapist, Thai massage and Thai acupressure practitioner

About Thai massage:

Thai massage, Nuad Boran – which on Thai means ancient massage, its a traditional massage technics used for centuries in Thailand. It is, together with phytotherapy and spiritual and psychological healing, part of traditional Thai Medicine. Its founder is Jivaka Kumarbacha who was a Budas personal physician. Today on Thailand he has the status of a holy person. His statue is on the altar of every Thai massage center and school and practitioners start every treatment with a short prayer to Jivaka – asking to lead them during the treatment. And at the end of the treatment, they finish with short thanks-prayer for successful treatment.

 It is done on the floor (on the mat) and the receiver has to be dressed in comfortable cotton clothes.

It is holistic massage since throughout working on whole-body energy lines all levels of existence are reached: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual/energy levels. During the treatment, which lasts at least 60 minutes, the therapist uses a different pressing, stretching and rocking techniques and puts the receiver in positions similar to yoga asanas.

Results of Thai massage treatment are deep relaxation, flexibility and calmness.

About the teacher:

Thai massage is her love on the first touch. After she received the first Thai treatment from her dear friend and yoga teacher Danijel Dubičanec she was convinced she has to learn it. In 2010. she takes basic course of Thai massage in House of Sun association (today Haber Bodywork) by teacher Davor Haber. It was the start of her long relationship with Thai massage. Afterward, she deepens her knowledge through many different courses/workshops:

  1. FreeStyle Thai Massage European Gathering, island Iž, 2010.

  2. Myofascial Approach to Thai Massage, Zagreb, 2010., teacher Howard Evans.

  3. Basic course Traditional Thai Acupressure for Orthopaedic Pains, Zagreb 2010., teacher Noam Tyroler.

  4. FreeStyle Thai Massage European Gathering, island Iž, 2011.

  5. Course for Thai massage practitioners: Traditional Thai Acupressure for Orthopaedic Pains, Zagreb 2011., teacher Noam Tyroler.

  6. Workshop Dynamic Thai Massage, Zagreb 2011., teacher Takis (Krishnataki).

  7. Workshop Deep Work on Psoas, Rovinj 2017., teacher Suzana Janković.

 Besides Thai massage, she is also practicing phytotherapy and aromatherapy (Galbanum school of Phyto-aromatherapy, class of dr. sc. Stribor Marković, mag. ph.), aroma-massage, aroma cosmetics, then yoga, hiking, cycling and last but not least tango.


About the workshop:

On this guided Thai massage exchange workshop you will have an opportunity to learn a sequence of some 30 different positions which you can use for private purpose with your friends and family members.

All participants will get shortly written instruction for personal use.


Sound Healing with Tibetan Bowls

Sound bath by Sandra Jurenović and possible individual healing treatments!

Sandra Jurenovic, a certified practitioner of sound massage by the method of Peter Hess, will introduce you to the magical world of Tibetan bowls and gong as well as help you gain numerous benefits of the sound massage.

Discover the beauty of Tibetan singing bowls and find the perfect harmony between the body, soul, and mind.

Pleasant sound vibrations, rich in tones, are transmitted to the body and create a sense of comfort and relaxation, returning each cell to its harmonious original vibration. The sound gradually removes accumulated blockages and strengthens our ability to relax and self-heal. 

Therefore, let yourself be touched by the magical, soft tunes of the bowls and gong, indulge in the fascinating energy of sound healing.


IVANA RODIN is a certified Kundalini Yoga and Raja Dhiraja Yoga teacher. She trained and got teaching degrees at Himalayan Yoga Institute and K.R.I.Y.A. (Kundalini Rising Institute of Yoga Awareness). Both Schools registered at the Yoga Alliance. Ivana offers a sustainable, safe and tailored approach to all participants. In her classes, Ivana trains participants to move in an organic way synchronising the breath with the movement and paying great attention to the correct body alignment. In particular, she enjoys teaching Kundalini Yoga because she finds it to be one of the most transformative yoga practices offered today in the yoga field. Kundalini Yoga, also known as the Yoga of Awareness, is open to everyone, for people of all ages, regardless of their previous yoga experience. This practice relies on ancient yoga technology, developing overall physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. It's a dynamic and powerful practice that will give you a unique experience of your Soul. On my yoga journey, I discovered an entirely new world, a world full of potential which enabled me to calm my mind, connect with my true Self and fill my Soul with joy.
Even though my background is in Economics, I have always enjoyed reading and learning about eastern philosophies, spiritual teachings, and healthy lifestyle habits.
My first encounter with yoga practice was in 2007, in my hometown Rijeka. After the class, I felt so vibrant and dissimilar to any other physical activity or sport I had done before. I was keen to continue with the practice. In 2011 my Multinational Company where I used to work sent me on an assignment to London. Who would have thought I would dive deeper into the yoga ocean in one of the busiest cities in the world? Well, it was there that I met my Yoga teacher Mythili. She taught me the importance of self-love. I do not refer here to selfcentered love. Still, more to a healthy approach towards yourself when you acknowledge your qualities, have enough self-confidence, and believe that you deserve the best. While in London, I felt blessed to explore and practice different yoga styles led by renowned teachers. I participated in numerous classes and workshops of Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini Yoga, Iyengar, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Womb Yoga, and Yoga Nidra. After ten years of yoga practice, I felt a strong desire to share my yoga experience and assist people to feel happier and more fulfilled in the fast-paced society we live in today. I took a sabbatical leave and did yoga teacher training at Himalayan Yoga Institute and K.R.I.Y.A. (Kundalini Rising Institute of Yoga Awareness). Both Schools registered at the Yoga Alliance. In 2019 I decided to take a leap and follow my mission. I opened my own business, and everything else is history :-)
Kundalini yoga sets include breathing techniques, eye-focus, physical postures, body locks, hand gestures, and mantra chanting designed to activate and balance the endocrine system, strengthen the nervous system, expand the lung capacity and purify the blood. The range and variety of meditation techniques in Kundalini Yoga tradition are impressive and accessible to everyone. There are meditations helpful to reduce stress and anxiety, bring prosperity into your life, clear the fear-based subconscious programs, open the heart for giving and receiving love, increase creativity, build intuition, and many more.


The workshop will be divided into two parts. In the first part, we will discuss polarities especially those related to the theme of the festival. The second part will be a practical breathing exercise. In breathwork, you can expect extensive breathing sessions and various self-transformative methods. It is not suggested to people with significant health problems (heart or kidney issues, mental diseases, critical blood pressure, epilepsy...). The workshop aims to reach deep into relaxation and touch the subtle inner levels of personal existence. This challenging and demanding work could tell you more about yourself and lead you to a personal crisis or give you a fresh life – power. Therefore, we ask kindly all participants for discretion and support regarding others. Lead by: Hrvoje Gebavi


Contact Tango 

ConTango - (Un)BOUND

workshop & JAMilonga



Tango gives you form, stability, rhythm, Contact Improvisation softens it with some impact of freedom, experiment, playfulness. They are two sides of the ContacTango.


Melting opposites like bound-unbound, male-female, connection-freedom, inside-outside, listening-responding, tension-release, leading-following, body-mind in the midst of the dance. 


Dance is step to unknown. 

It is simple, kind & fun.


Welcome to upgrade & revive your tango with some tools from contact improvisation, authentic movement practices and general inquiry. Practicing them helps us develop our capacity for good connectivity, softness, tenderness, attentive listening to yourself & your partner, openness for the new movement possibilities, playfulness of the dance, understanding of the subtle change of leading roles, questioning prejudices of your mind… Opening up new dimensions. 


But! it needs some fierceness to let go of the security of the known movements and combinations in order to find freshness, fluidity, connection, authenticity, playfulness, enjoyment, aliveness, awakeness…


led by Urša:

My dance background is 30 years experience in contemporary dance, contact improvisation, 17 years of aerial silk, 13 years of tango, 7 years of conTango. Over last few years I’m developing contemplative movement practice Authentic BODY Presence, where through movement and voice we embody the multidimensionality of all our bodies (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, light…) Is a transformative practice of self-healing and integration. 

I have been sharing my dance view lately in ConTango festivals in Germany at the international Festival of Contact Improvisation and Tango at Schloss Beichlingen and festival in Stuttgart in 2021. I’m really happy to share it again in Tango Experiental festival in Fužine this year. I find ConTango very refreshing to improve Tango perspectives. I’m really looking forward to see you there. 


Dance A l i v e .


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+386 (0)41 370739
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Beach party


All participants will have the opportunity for gathering by lake Bajer. The host, beach bar Hunter is placed about a 12-minute walk from the festival location. We are heartily inviting you to come since you can enjoy chatting with friends, swimming in the lake, participating in the games organized by TEF team and having a great afternoon with the music played by Francesco Emanuele. In case of not adequate weather, the gathering will be substituted with additional lessons and/or practica or shifted for another day.

Chiropractic - Ben Bacon

My goal is to help you keep dancing Tango!!!! A fellow tanguero delivering excellent Chiropractic care, keeping you dancing in Croatia all week and more….

  • Dr. Ben is a Highly Experienced (AECC) UK trained Chiropractor in established clinics for over 20 years.

  • offered treatments at 2017 Croatia festival and very pleased to be able to do it all again this year. 

  • Specialist in severe back pain, whiplash, disc injuries, combining bespoke rehabilitation exercise programs with specialized Chiropractic techniques; having run & managed a team for 13 years with the largest rehab gym in S Wales.

  • “It was well over a decade of suffering daily, frequent bedridden level migraines- I had given up hope of a solution. Then Ben happened. His caring and natural ability cured my migraines with very occasional relapses.” Jannette Williams, Swansea.

  • “Dr. Ben Bacon demonstrated excellent patient management skills. His knowledge of SOT, exercise,  rehabilitation and general Chiropractic adjustments was a huge advantage to our clinic and was very popular with the patients.” Mandy Lock, Bexleyheath Chiropractic Centre, London 1st Aug 2017- Feb 2018.


Biškup Tango Orquesta

Biškup Tango Orquesta at Tango Experiential Festival, 5th August 2022, Fužine, Croatia.
Five young and talented musicians, Marko Biškup (piano), Ema Smiljanić (violin), Gordana Šuštić (accordion), Saša Špoljar (double bass), Matej Ilčić (cello) play different styles of tango music from traditional to nuevo.
The Croatian tango ensemble was founded by pianist Marko Biškup in 2021 and we all have big expectations and wish them all the best in their future! Join us and hear how they sound;)
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