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introducing

THE WHITE SIDE of KUNDALUNA WEEK

with Mountain Trotter, Giuseppe ‘Popi’ Miotti & SoulglidersYoga.

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Some words,

not many to tell you what The White Side of Kundaluna is.

All started during MELLOBLOCCO this year.

Many days raining. But not only.

As well known with water all seeds get their nourishment, if lucky they germinate in spring, in summer they grow and in autumn they give their fruit to those who patiently waited for it. So does this week that we are proposing to You.

Our Aim is to give you from 23 to 29 of September, some reflection starting points, prompts of evolution, meditation, pearls of enthusiasm giving you the possibility to make experiences that you will never meet anywhere else, in a frame that our guides know in each little vain.

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Yoga, but not a simple yoga retreat.

Thai Chi, YI PAN DENG, but in an experimental laboratory by Popi Miotti.

Rock, but not only climbing, also shelter, roof, perfect set for meditation and story telling.

Green, luxuriant and blooming all around us. Veggie and BIO the food we will share.

KUNDALUNA is not only the name of Andrea Barbieri’s Cafe that will give us the daily basket lunch and will host our chilling moments, but is basically the name of a double climbing route on the Waxing Moon Trail that we will walk hiking.

Up at 2000 m altitude there is a traditional cattle shed used by Melat, the XVIII century inhabitants of the valley, called Stalla Ovale which will be arranged for one night as a comfortable night hostel.

All the week you will have comfortable and familiar accommodation in TANA dell’ORSO B&B, and healthy dinners at Centro Polifunzionale della Montagna.

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If you want to know more about the week’s program and details, we are willing to tell you personally and with our energy all the information you need.

Namasté

Alessia,Popi, Giovanni, Andrea

MelloBlocked or MelloUnblocked with Yoga?

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Melloblocco is a date that every year involves non only boulder lovers but all kind of climbers.

 

On Thursday 25 April I got the confirmation by MelloStaff that I can run a Yoga Corner for climbers into the gym.

 

The weather forecast told that a whole week of bad weather was coming. Mah, maybe climber will be more motivated to practice yoga also!

For me is at the same time a new challenge and an opportunity.

On 26 I carried all my stuff, yoga mats, (and tellie skis) on the Van and I traveled to Val Masino,

one of the side valleys of Valtellina.

At my arrival, late at night, I was so suprised by the chilling surrounding I met!

And so nice people. In Centro Polifunzionale della Montagna, her owner Iris is running out all welcome affairs for the guest, the bar is full of people and after a while we are all called out in the garden to light some Chinese lamps.

 

So my starting at Melloblocco was so early pointed by tiny lights in the night. Such a good sign.

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Photo by © Klaus Dell’Orto. Pubblicata su www.planetmountain.com

Weather forecast unfortunately were right, it rained for many many days with almost no iteruprion.

The Block judges, and above all Davide Spini the Head Judge of the competition, worked a lot to cover all the most accessible block to make competing possible.

But among one drop and another, Monday and Tuesday, with a perfect GLIDING approach I got some moments to deepen my knowledge in climbing movements and to adapt yoga practice ad a perfect pre-climb warm up.

Key word: PROPRIOCEPTIVE.

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This is the way climbers warm up! Here there is Riccardo Caprasecca, 
sponsored by Moon and Wild Climb, during one of the many rainy days, 
working with Alessia Monticone on yoga and climbing movements.

The magical atmosphere was really a big opportunity for international exchanges.

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Mellobloccati from all over the world.

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@ Centro Polifunzionale della Montagna. Filorera.

 Afternoon practice with the alpine guides and Melloblocco Staff. Giovanni Ongaro, alpine guide, Nicola, Stef e Philippe Ribiere, pro climber took part.

Yoga, some funny party in Kundaluna, rain and a lot of gratitude:

to the Valley, that welcomed us

 

to Iris, Stefano, Davide, Silvia, Fabio, Simone, Edoardo, Vinicio, Irene, Andrea, Riccardo, Giovanni, Stef, and all who joined us in yoga classes.

 

Each event, each meeting, each new friendship is a stone on which Soulgliders build up it’s experience.

 

 

 

 

 

MelloBloccati o MelloSbloccati con un po’ di Yoga?

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Il Melloblocco è un appuntamento annuale che non può mancare in agenda a chi ama scalare

e sinceramente non solo.

Giovedì 25 aprile ricevo la conferma che posso collaborare con l’organizzazione del Mello e avere uno spazio in cui proporre le lezioni di yoga.

Il meteo da brutto tempo per tutta la settimana, chissà magari così i climber saranno più motivati a praticare?

E’ allo stesso tempo un’opportunità ed una sfida.

Il 26 carico il furgone e intraprendo il viaggio verso la Val Masino. Arrivo a notte fonda, ma l’accoglienza è già delle migliori. Il centro Polifunzionale della Montagna e la Iris sono ancora aperti ed il bar è affollato. Si sa, l’apertura di un evento è sempre un momento emozionante. Soprattutto quando si librano alte nel cielo lanterne cinesi come simbolo ben augurale.

 

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Photo by © Klaus Dell’Orto. Pubblicata su www.planetmountain.com

Le previsioni comunque, purtroppo avevano ragione, ha piovuto parecchi giorni di fila. I giudici dei blocchi, con a capo Davide Spini (http://whitelinefree.tumblr.com/) si sono dati un gran da fare per coprire alcuni degli spot di gara, e l’affluenza c’è stata. Ma tra una goccia e l’altra, soprattutto nei giorni di lunedì e martedì dopo il 25 aprile un po’ solitari, con perfetto approccio GLIDE abbiamo sfruttato i momenti liberi per approfondire alcuni aspetti della pratica. Parola d’ordine PROPRIOCETTIVA.

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 Ecco come si scaldano i climber! Riccardo Caprasecca, atleta Moon, laziale, in un giorno di pioggia, insieme all’insegnate Alessia Monticone lavorando su alcuni esercizi. Yoga nell’arrampicata e arrampicata nello yoga.

La fantastica atmosfera internazionale dell’evento è stata davvero un nutrimento per l’anima. Nuovi incontri e opportunità di scambio.

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MelloBloccati da tutto il mondo.

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@ Centro Polifunzionale della Montagna. Filorera.

Pratica dimostrativa pomeridiana insieme alle guide alpine e ai ragazzi dello staff Melloblocco. Hanno partecipato anche Giovanni Ongaro, guida alpina, Nicola, Stef e Philippe Ribiere, pro climber.

 

 

Infine Yoga, scalata, un po’ di festa al Kundaluna, pioggia e tanta gratitudine:

alla Valle che ci ha accolti

a Iris, Stefano, Davide, Silvia, Fabio, Simone, Edoardo, Vinicio, Irene, Andrea, Riccardo, Giovanni, Stef, a tutti coloro che sono venuti alle lezioni gratuite.

Ogni evento, ogni incontro è una pietra (..un blocchetto) sul quale Sougliders’ costruisce la sua esperienza.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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