Barefootyoga.me – African Vibes Retreat 23.03. – 29.03.2019
barefootyoga.me Retreats for Heart n’ Soul ॐ
IN OUR RETREATS WE ARE TEACHING BASIC AND ADVANCED TECHNIQUES WITH UP TO 8 HOURS OF DAILY PRACTICE INCLUDING ACROBATICS, FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT, YOGA, CONTACT IMPROVISATION & BODYWORK. TOGETHER WE ARE GOING TO EXPLORE THE OFFERINGS OF A PROFESSIONAL MOVEMENT BASED MENTORING CUSTOMISED TO THE PRACTITIONER’S INDIVIDUAL LEVEL AND NEEDS. THIS JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY WILL NOT ONLY HELP YOU TO DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE BUT WILL ALSO UNFOLD AN ESSENTIAL ASPECT OF YOUR MOST INNER SELF.
▶ About the Practice: ◀
This retreat is offering you a wide range of playful elements, including important principals of Acrobatics (L-basing, Washing Machines, Whips, Pops & Flows), Functional Movement, Open Play, Contact Improvisation, Axis Syllabus, Martial Arts, Bodywork, Yin Yoga and much more. The heart of this week will be about cultivating trust, strength and flexibility, within ourselves and as a group.
▶ Our Goal: ◀
This opportunity is for everyone from the seasoned pro to the complete beginner of AcroYoga or Acrobatics. We will be teaching two levels simultaneously to make sure that everyone is learning and improving constantly. Beginner/Intermediate participants will learn the holistic foundations of AcroYoga & Partner Acrobatics. Intermediate/Advanced participants will be focusing on L-basing Tempos (whips, pops & dynamic entries/exits, as well the art of hand2hand).
▶ Your Holiday Package: ◀
Alongside the intensive practice there will be many opportunities to immerse yourself in nature and the outdoors in this magical location. There are multiple hammocks in the garden, a swimming pool, volleyball court, leafy trees to doze underneath, a yoga shala on the rooftop, and a beautiful fireplace, perfect for evening jams. The nearby area is famous for outdoor sports such as hiking & climbing and the nearby beach offers you a chance to indulge in a refreshing dip in the ocean.
▶ Daily routine: ◀
Following a playful warm-up in functional movement & yoga, you will then spend each day building up your skill set in Acrobatics under our close guidance. We will focus on inversions, handstands and L-basing flows as an important foundation to start with. A part of the afternoons will be dedicated to practice and play. There is the option to spend the afternoon on the beach or keep on training with the coaches and jam. You can take this time as an opportunity to work on specific tricks and refine them with your barefootyoga teachers. After a full day of moving & exploring we will round the day up with a feast of a dinner and a final connective bodywork practice or yin yoga.
▶ Timetable: ◀
08:00-09:30 Warm Up
13:30-16:00 Lunch & Siesta
16:00-18:30 Free training with Coaches
20:00-21:00 Bodywork &/or Yin Yoga
▶ Components: ◀
• Basics & Technique
• Flow & Rhythm
• Choreography & Body language
• Partner Calibrations & Progressions
• Endless Fun & Community Spirit
• All Levels are welcome!
▶ The Venue: ◀
The Spirit Lodge is a magical retreat centre surrounded by nature in an isolated location in the south of Tenerife. Reconnect to your source and surrender to the wild beauty of this volcanic island, surrounded by vast mountains, the gentle sea breeze and epic landscapes. The land provides more than 12,000 square meters to play in and the lodge can easily accommodate up to 35 people. With varied accommodation options, guests can chose between an apartment, double room, shared dorm, glamping tents and own tent to suit every individual’s needs and budget.
▶ Dining with us:◀
We will be offering organic vegan food made by an award-winning local restaurant. Many of the ingredients will be sourced from the Spirit lodge’s vegetable garden.
▶ This Retreat will be taught by: ◀
Ishine Gape, Aurora Bowkett, MiTo FlyingMonkey, Millette Núñez
▶ Language: ◀
This retreat will be taught in English
▶ Beginning & End times of the Retreat:◀
Arrival: Saturday March 23rd, 2019 – Your rooms will be available at 4 pm. Around 6 pm we will offer you dinner including our welcome circle & introduction to our weakly schedule.
Departure: Friday March 29th, 2019 – We will conclude our retreat with the breakfast and departure at 10 am the latest.
▶ The price includes:◀
6 x Lodging (Rooms: have all included f.e. towels, bedsheets etc. / Tent: please bring your own tent and sleeping gear)
3 warm vegetarian meals a day
8 hours of teachings daily
Holiday and training all wrapped into a juicy package
▶ How to get there:◀
Taxi: from the south airport (recommended) it is about € 25.- or from the north airport it is about € 45.-
▶ Rental Car: ◀
If you come as a group a rental car from the airport could be an option. Although the schedule is tight and we will spend most of our time being on the mat or in the pool!
▶ Additional Offers:◀
Wana make it a longer Holiday? Yes! Tenerife and especially the Spirit Lodge is a beautiful place to be and to explore the Island from so you might want to consider staying longer or coming earlier. No Problem! Please make sure to contact the Spirit Lodge Team itself (email@example.com) for further arrangements. Prices for extra nights start from 8€. The spirit lodge offers as well surfing and climbing classes in two of the free afternoons. (Additional charges)