3 days: Friday – Sunday
Duration
July – September
Dates
Upstate New York
Location

Yes, that’s right! We are joining forces with an established photographer & visual artist, Dino Kužnik!

Dino Kužnik is a New York-based photographer, originally from Slovenia, Europe. He uses photography as a medium to immortalize aesthetically unique scenes, emphasizing color, and composition. Solitude is a driving factor behind Dino’s work. It reflects a peaceful state of mind; one only attainable after total immersion within the environment he works in.

Most of Dino’s personal work revolves around documenting the American West on solo road trips, which, as he puts it – are his psychiatrist and the means to escape the daily routine. 

He also has a significant portfolio of commercial work, as he worked with artists like Tyler the Creator, Jay Versace, and companies like Tesla, among others.

Experiencing photography and observing on a deeper level.

We are usually so caught up in the daily routines that we tend to take a lot of things around us for granted. On our trips and explorations, sometimes we are so focused on getting that shot for the “Gram” that the experience is insignificant. And we end up not remembering it in a way that we should.

This experience is mostly about observation and secondly about photography. We will look at the environment in a new, more empathic way. Call it “Observations in the Ordinary.”

That is where we found common ground and decided to offer this photo and yoga retreat with Dino Kužnik to you!

We will create a series of photographs through that experience, combining them in a narrative, and learning a few techniques that Dino applies when working on his projects. We will talk about photography, how he sees this visual art evolving, and we will introduce you to some artists through photographs and photo books.

Every day we will be presented with the goal for the next day. We will review the photographs and get valuable feedback. Patience, practice, and above all, enjoyment and inner peace!

Yoga is a state of mind, not the body!

During this weekend retreat, we will be offering two yoga sessions per day, in the morning and in the evening. We will start the day with a morning meditation class, to focus our mind and energy on our daily goal and feel the gratitude throughout the day. In the evening, the yoga class is a combination of stretching and relaxing the body, as well as the mind to find our inner peace.

Yoga sessions are led by professional and certified yoga instructors with deep meditation knowledge as well.

This weekend retreat does not require any previous yoga/photography skills. We can also provide yoga mats if you need them.

Your safety is our priority! Play safe in nature!

We understand your travel anxiety in these times, that is why we created this perfect worry-free, short travel trip outdoors! Small groups, private transportation, private & high standard accommodation, organic food, meditation, and safety measures are all included in this joyful weekend in the Upstate New York. We believe nature heals everything and a good old-fashioned chill in the countryside relieves you from all the stress and worries.

Customized departures

This photo & yoga retreat with Dino Kužnik is only available on a previous reservation, every second weekend from the beginning of July to September 15th, 2020.

DATES:

  1. July 3-5 2020
  2. July 17-19 2020
  3. July 31 – August 2, 2020
  4. August 14-16 2020
  5. August 28-30 2020
  6. September 11-13 2020

We offer an option of a private group departure from NYC to the final holiday destination. Individual arrivals up to the lodge are due to arrive on Friday by the set time (see details below).

RESERVATIONS ARE LIMITED, so hurry up and book your local getaway now!

Individual reservations on inquiry: min 4 people – max 12 people.
Interview with Dino Kuznik

MEETING POINT Upstate New York
START TIME Friday from 04:00 pm in the final destination
FINISH TIME Sunday after 02:30 pm from the final destination
WEAR Comfortable clothing appropriate for yoga and outside photography.
INCLUDED
2 night accommodation in a lodge
2 x organic breakfast & dinner prepared by our in-house chef
Photography classes with Dino Kužnik
Yoga/meditation classes
Certified yoga instructor
Local recommendations for siteseeing in your down time
NOT INCLUDED
Camera/Iphone is also OK
Travel and activity insurance
Extra food and drinks
Tips are optional and not included in the price
OPTIONAL
Private return transportation $60 per person

Additional information

Type of retreatSmall group departures
We are passionate adventure travelers ourselves. We have spent our lives in search for the ultimate outdoor experiences. You will gain skills in outdoor activities and meet like-minded individuals to share wonderful adventures. Passion and full dedication to details for each itinerary as well as an excellent relationship with our suppliers in Slovenia have built up the Bikehiketours brand.
Durign this retreat, you will have the opportunity to learn from the established photographer Dino Kužnik himself. Yoga lessons and meditations will be held by a professional yoga instructor who has a real passion for outdoor activities as well. Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of the tour. They will always be on hand reach to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip. We choose our guides for their expertise in outdoor activities. They are experts in their fields.
We only run small group adventures to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible and not get lost in the crowd. There will be min 4 & max 12 people per group.
Our tour caters for a wide age range, typically between 30 and 60 years old, but age is simply a state of mind, as they say, and we welcome anyone over the age of 18! 
Tours are designed at your own pace and you will enjoy no matter what your age.


We can provide yoga mats for you if you need them or you can bring your own. Camera/Iphone for photography purposes is not provided by us.
Medical insurance is mandatory on all of our holidays and courses.
Attention to the smallest details, expertise, and great local guides are the key to a successful adventure.
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Day 1 – Friday

  • from 4:00 pm Check-In 
  • 5:00 – 6:15 pm Settle In/Meet & Greet Dino Kužnik and the Rest of the group; presentation of the retreat plan
  • 6:30 – 7:15 pm Introductory Yoga Session
  • 8:00 pm Dinner
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Day 2 – Saturday

  • 7:00 – 8:15 am Wake up/Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 9:15 am Morning Yoga/Meditation
  • 9:45 – 12:00 am Morning photo Class and practice with Dino Kužnik; learning the basics and applying them in real-world
  • 12:30 Lunchtime
  • 2:30 – 4:30 pm Afternoon photo practice
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm Evening Yoga Session
  • 8:00 pm Dinner
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Day 3 – Sunday

  • 7:00 – 8:15 am Wake up/Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 9:15 am Morning Yoga/Meditation
  • 9:45 – 12:00 Morning photo Class with Dino Kužnik; reviewing the photos and final presentation
  • 12:30 Lunchtime
  • 1:30 Yoga Session (Optional)
  • from 2:30 pm Goodbye – Always comes too fast!

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