Museum & Sightseeing Group - Jovanka Broz

November 2021.

Museum & Sightseeing Group - Jovanka Broz

On November 2nd, a group of IWC members visited the exhibition called “Jovanka Broz in color”. As it was explained to us by our guide, the fashion designer Igor Todorović, the name for the exhibition was chosen mostly because in the 50’s and the 60’s the Yugoslav citizens could see the former first lady of the republic only in black and white photos and TV. Her presence as a spouse of then president of Yugoslavia Tito was mostly ...

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Pilates Group - November 2nd

November 2021.

Pilates Group - November 2nd

On November 2nd, the Pilates group held a session. We worked mostly on our mat this week - a great option for beginners to be honest. The class on this day emphasized learning how to control our muscles during exercises and our balance. Therefore, Nadja combined our mat training with the MOTR. The exercises we did with the MOTR included training our balance, our core, our upper body and lower body, standing, and planks.

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Walking Group - Thursday October 28th

October 2021.

Walking Group - Thursday October 28th

The widespread grey fog on the morning of Thursday October 28th did not deter the ever-optimistic IWC Walking Group and by 10am, the sky was blue and the sun shone at the Aleksandar Club Ski Slope meeting point. For this walk, we were a group of seven women and three delighted dogs. Chatting all the while, we followed the lower stone path initially, enjoying a wonderful walk (or scamper, in the case of the very happy dogs) through the bright woodlands with ...

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Walking Group

October 2021.

Walking Group

On October 21st, we met at the Brasilian residence,  Monique served coffee and some amazing sweets. Then we began our walk through the centre of Belgrade towards Kalemegdan. We enjoyed the river views as we desended down to Beton Hala restaurants and made our way to Djokovic tennis Centre, where the dogs had a swim in the river. A sunny clear day ,perfect for an easy 3 hour 6km long stroll. We reached the Bajloni markets about 13 h were we parted.

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Tara Mountain Hiking/Qi Gong Weekend Retreat

October 2021.

Tara Mountain Hiking/Qi Gong Weekend Retreat

During the weekend retreat from Oct 15th to Oct 17th 2021 - initiated by IWC’s walking and holistic approach groups - nine ladies, IWC members and friends of IWC, had a great adventure exploring themselves, nature, and the culture of Serbia. First day - Drina river house, “Connecting to your gift” workshop, and QI Gong From Belgrade on our way to the Zepter Hotel in Bajina Bašta, we made a pit stop to view the Drina river house. ...

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Pilates Group - October 12th

October 2021.

Pilates Group - October 12th

Tuesday October 12th, Pilates took place at our usual location. We worked with the Pilates ring this time. Doing Pilates with the ring adds more resistance to our workout, while at the same time increasing the strength and endurance of our heart muscles. The workout targeted the upper body, core, and lower body. One common workout we did was holding the ring with both arms extended while putting pressure inward from both sides. In another exercise, the same style ...

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Museums and Sightseeing Group - The Residence of Prince Milos

October 2021.

Museums and Sightseeing Group - The Residence of Prince Milos

On Friday October 8th, sixteen members of IWC and some guests visited The Residence of Prince Milos. Located in the beautiful Topcider Park, this residence is a fascinating mix of neo-classical and Ottoman styles. Our English-speaking guide, Boris, was amazing and he showed us interesting items from the era, including paintings, traditional garments, and other artifacts.   This Residence has been completely refurbished and is ...

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Walking group - There is no bad weather, only bad clothes

October 2021.

Walking group - There is no bad weather, only bad clothes

Last Thursday 7th of October the Walking Group walked from the Brazilian residence to Beton Hala and Kalemegdan Park, and finally to lunch at BAD Sushi (Belgrade Asian Dining). We walked about 7km, burned 600 calories, and walked 9000 steps. The weather was cloudy, windy and it was 13 degrees Celsius. But with the wind it felt colder. It was a good thing that we dressed warmly. There is a wonderful Norwegian saying, “There is no ...

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Holistic Approach Section - Bach Flowers

October 2021.

Holistic Approach Section - Bach Flowers

On Oct 6th, some lovely ladies met at Christina‘s house to listen to a presentation about Bach Flowers. Our guest speaker was Dragana Blagojevic Lombardelli, a certified therapist of holistic, psychosomatic and natural medicine. She told us how Bach Flowers remedies are produced and how they work. We enjoyed the lovely company and even celebrated one of the ladies‘ birthday.

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Pilates Group - October 5th

October 2021.

Pilates Group - October 5th

Like every Tuesday the ladies attended their pilates class at 9am on Oct 5th. We practiced our breathing before the class, shoulder bridge preparation. We built our core by doing leg lifts, side leg lifts, toe taps, mermaid side stretch and many other movements. Our spine and core are getting stronger after each session. It’s a good feeling to see improvements.

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Samba Dance Lesson

October 2021.

Samba Dance Lesson

On Monday October 4th, IWC held a Samba dance lesson at the lovely Jungle Box Bistro & Café a Brazilian concept shop in old town. Our teacher, a Brazilian who now resides in Belgrade, taught us some fun moves and really helped us get into the rhythm. Our host Livia Bjeloglav, owner of Jungle Box, treated us to some traditional sweets and pastries, and of course Brazilian coffee!

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Rakija tasting event

September 2021.

Rakija tasting event

On Thursday, September 30, IWC members had the pleasure of tasting the subtleties of 5 different Rakija with delicious traditional mezze.

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Walking Group - September 30th

September 2021.

Walking Group - September 30th

On September 30th, the ladies of IWC took part in an 8km walk around Ada Ciganlija Lake. The weather was rather gloomy and cloudy, nevertheless it didn’t kill the spirit of these lovely ladies to walk and exercise. We had two new members joining us in this walk: Elisa & Özge. They had so much fun with us that they are coming back for the next walk on the 9/10/21. The beautiful thing about this walking activity is that we chat, get to know each other ...

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Sunset Boat Cruise on the Rivers

September 2021.

Sunset Boat Cruise on the Rivers

We had a great time on September 29 on the sunset boat tour. We had a mix of IWC members, family, and friends. It was a little windy at first but this was not a problem because the boat was enclosed with large windows so we could see the sights easily. There were also spaces outside in the open air for those who preferred being outside. The English-speaking guide gave many interesting details about Belgrade and Zemun. And the sight of the lights of Belgrade, ...

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Pilates Group, September 21st

September 2021.

Pilates Group, September 21st

As usual, our Pilates session took place on Tuesday at 9:00am. On September 21st, there were eight ladies participating in the class.  At this session, we worked more on our core/stomach muscles. We did several exercises with various equipment which LikePilates offered and introduced us to. We had a fruitful training session and went back with some soreness, which means we put a lot of effort. :D Due to high demand for the Pilates class and the fact that the ...

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