Frequently Asked Questions
“I feel attracted to The Art of Being Summer Festival, but I am also a bit afraid. Is it the right event for me?”
Most probably you are not the only person feeling like that! Many people feel slightly afraid, especially those who are going to attend such event for the first time. It is quite natural, for entering unknown territory, going to a place where we haven’t been before, being among new people – all of that needs some courage, right? If our intuition whispers to us that a potentially profound experience awaits us, it usually contains a lot of energy. And such experiences force us to broaden our limits (without ignoring them, of course!). It may be a good idea to realize whether your feelings are closer to nervousness or horror. If it is the latter, than The Art of Being Summer Festival probably wouldn‘t be the right experience for you. Simply trust your intuition!
“I have never attended an event like this. Can I come?”
YES! The programme is rich – you can make a satisfactory choice, even if you take part in such event for the very first time. During the festival, there will be no need of any advanced technique requiring previous knowledge or experience. You can choose a programme according to your taste. And moreover, if you are not in the right mood, no one will force you to do anything… For example, you may rest in sauna, swimming pool, or whirlpool or take a walk in near forrest.
“I am rather introverted, and coming into a group of 200 people feels a bit scary for me. Will I fit in?”
YES! Entering and becoming part of the group is for some people a challenge. The first evening and next morning consist of exercises and workshops that make this profoundly easier. We are preparing the programme in the way that will support your connection with yourself and your current situation, so that you are able to create for yourself the kind of experience that you long for and need. The Art of Being Summer Festival is an opportunity to start training yourself in this without having to be anyone else than yourself.
“Can I come only for a weekend or one day?”
The whole festival is a guided journey with clearly defined beginning and end. We wish to keep the intimacy and depth of the whole group, without interrupting the conjoint adventure by attempts to integrate newcomers. Thak you for your understanding.
“The Art of Being Summer Festival is tantra festival. Is it sexually oriented? Do I have to touch someone there?”
This is a hot question for many of the participants. And the purely natural answer is: NO! The Art of Being Summer Festival is a space where you can experience the whole range of ways how to celebrate, express yourself, be together. And being sexual is only one of the infinite spectrum of options! There is no reason why you should do anything what you do not want to do. Our rich programme combines different methods of personal development: meditation, yoga, energetic exercises, contact improvisation, dance, shamanism, rituals, lectures, discussions … etc. If you are not interested in the topic of sexuality or contact with others, you can visit differently-oriented workshops during the whole festival. The most important rule of the festival is mutual respect to personal boundaries.
Together with that, The Art of Being Summer Festival accepts human beings in their wholeness, including sexuality. For that reason, we are offering also several workshops dedicated to that topic, and won’t prevent sexual contacts between adults. For that sake we are also preparing a beautiful space – „Temple of Love“ – where people may sexually meet in a safe space.
“Can I come with a partner/ without partner/ with friends / completely alone?”
YES. You can attend the whole programme as a couple, or single. If you come as a couple, it is up to you, whether you will like to go through the same workshops and exercises together or separately. And if you come completely on your own, do not be afraid – already during the opening evening you will have opportunity to meet others. Most people are coming single or with friends, couples usually make some 30% of all participants.
“I am homosexual/ lesbian/ different sexually oriented. Can I come?”
YES. You are welcome! We support all forms of self-expression and wish that everyone of us was allowed to be who he or she is, so that we can celebrate our uniqueness.
“I would like to perform at the festival, or offer my service. Is it possible?”
YES. The team of teachers who will lead the main programme is already complete. But you are welcome to offer some sort of show, dance, performance, entertainment or workshop for the afternoon programme or to help with organization. You can find more on the page Co-operation.
“Can I have a special diet? (vegan, gluten free etc.)”
YES. We are able to arrange common types of diet, provided that you state your requirements already in the registration form. Last minute requests for a change (on spot) may not be possible.
“Can I bring my own food?”
Our excellent chef Jan Dlabal and his team will prepare very tasty and healthy meals at a good price for you, and we will be glad to eat together with you. The price for accomodation includes also balanced vegetarian, vegan and raw food. It is not possible to reduce this price in case that you would not like to eat with us.
“How can I get to the venue by bus or train?”
We will send you all useful information about public transport by e-mail few week before festival.
“Do you know anyone who goes to the festival by car?”
Few weeks before the festival, we will publish a travel forum where anyone will be allowed to insert his or her offer or demand for carpool.
“Can I bring a child? “
NO. Only people over 18 can attend the festival.
“Can I bring a pet?”
There are no pets allowed in the hotel. Please do respect this request. Thank you.
“Can I come with a tent / caravan?”
Unfortunately, coming with a caravan is not possible.