MovNat Foundations Retreat: Nosara, Costa Rica
This retreat with our MovNat® Team is a rare opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Natural Movement® while moving through beautiful landscapes and is a perfect Natural Movement® fitness experience for beginners.
February 25, 2023 – February 27, 2023
Danny Clark + MovNat Team
We believe Natural Movement® is more than a fitness practice. It’s a way of life. We also believe it’s the best way to strengthen you mentally and physically, that the best learning and growth happens through experience (i.e. outside of your comfort zone), and that Nature is one of our greatest teachers.
So, if you want to improve your fitness and Natural Movement abilities, please join us at this special retreat, where you’ll safely explore the MovNat Foundations curriculum under the tutelage of some of the world’s greatest movement coaches. Make memories on the beach, doing things you never thought you could, at this one-of-a-kind experience designed to positively impact your life through Natural Movement®.
We will be out in nature most of the day, in the lovely natural setting of Nosara, Costa Rica, learning the foundations of Natural Movement®, fully in context in an outdoor environment. Your instructors will emphasize basic yet challenging, mindful movements with amazing benefits for overall fitness, mobility and conditioning.
What to Expect at a MovNat Retreat
Foundations Techniques Covered To Help You Become a Capable, Confident Mover
During the three days of the course, you will learn dozens of basic Natural Movement techniques, such as:
- Ground Movement (lying, rolling, crawling, sitting, kneeling and get-ups)
- Gait Movement (walking and balancing variations, technical stepping, running)
- Airborne Movement (basic jumping and vaulting techniques)
- Climbing Movement (specifically on narrow vertical and horizontal surfaces)
- Manipulative Movement (e.g. lifting, carrying, throwing, catching, etc.)
Who Is This Retreat For?
We designed the MovNat Foundations retreat with beginners in mind, but we adapt it to whoever participates.
This retreat is open to everyone no matter your age, fitness level, or current movement abilities. We will be focusing on rebuilding basic movement patterns, using MovNat’s “from the ground up” approach. The level of difficulty will be scaled for each person’s ability. So, this retreat is definitely beginner friendly, and you will never be pushed to do anything too hard, unsafe, or that you’re uncomfortable with. But you will be challenged!
You will also receive teaching and coaching in Movement Efficiency Principles (e.g. including breathing technique) and General Practice Efficiency principles to help you get the most out of your MovNat practice.
Participants will connect on the evening of Friday, February 24, 2023 to enjoy a welcome dinner (specific restaurant location is to be determined). Your Instructor Team will give a brief description of the days to follow. Everyone will meet at 9am at Baker’s Beach Entrance on Friday, February 25th to begin the three FULL days of movement (February 25-27, 2023).
You can expect at least six hours of professional instruction per day (e.g. 5 hours of movement instruction and 1 hour of lecture), split between morning and afternoon sessions. Every session will first cover fundamental movement techniques and variations with a great emphasis on mindfulness, breath, position, stability, and relaxation. Your instructors will emphasize practical, mindful movement and progressive, safe skill acquisition.
What To Bring
- Comfortable clothing for moving in the outdoors (e.g. shorts, T-shirts, etc.)
- Minimal shoes
- Sun lotion
- Snacks and Fluids
- A small notebook and a pen or pencil.
Transportation, lodging and food will be up to the participants, and is NOT included in the price. All participants will be connected with each other and the MovNat team via a WhatsApp messaging group, approximately one month prior to the event.
Participants can fly into the Juan Santamaría International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica. Participants are responsible for transportation from the airport to Nosara.
Language: This course will be taught in English.
Refund & Transfer Policy: Due to the large quantity of courses scheduled, MovNat does not accommodate requests for refunds. However, we accommodate transfer requests, subject to limitations (see Terms and Conditions for details).