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MovNat Retreat: Tulum, Mexico

This retreat with the MovNat® Team is the ideal ACTIVE VACATION – a rare opportunity to learn the BEGINNER- FRIENDLY fundamentals of Natural Movement® while moving through beautiful landscapes!

*NOTE: Optional “Bonus Combatives + Aquatics” day available EXCLUSIVELY at this retreat!

February 26, 2025 March 1, 2025

$1,350.00 – $1,750.00

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MovNat Retreat: Tulum, Mexico
February 26-28, 2025
$ 1,350.00
MovNat Retreat + Bonus Combative and Aquatics Day: Tulum, Mexico
February 26 – March 1, 2025
$ 1,750.00

Highlights

  • BEGINNER-FRIENDLY structure, scalable to each person’s fitness and ability level
  • CENOTE (pristine natural swimming hole) experience INCLUDED
  • Maximum LEARNING environment – entire MovNat Team getting eyes on your movements
  • 4-hour lunch break each day – plenty of time to CHILL, RECHARGE or EXPLORE in between 2 MovNat sessions
  • Experience the full essence of MovNat without the “pressure” of achieving a MovNat Certification
  • Optional Bonus Day to get a taste of MovNat Specialty course material: COMBATIVES + AQUATICS

Description

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.

If you want to improve your fitness and Natural Movement abilities, please join the MovNat Team at this special retreat, where you’ll safely explore the MovNat 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 for 5-6 hours a day, in the lovely natural setting of Tulum, Mexico learning the foundations of Natural Movement® with multiple MovNat Team Instructors, 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.

Each day will be broken into two sessions, with an extended lunch break between. There will be time on the beach, as well as at nearby natural swimming holes, Tulum’s famous cenotes. (Admission to “cenote sessions” is INCLUDED in your event ticket purchase). We will ensure you have time to enjoy Tulum and the surrounding area. Discover this beautiful part of Mexico, including the nightlife, historical sites, and extraordinary beaches.

This retreat is an ideal opportunity to get a full dose of the essence of MovNat, without the “pressure” of passing required tests that are part of our MovNat Level 1 Certification. Additionally, if achieving MovNat certifications IS among your personal or professional goals, this Retreat is a great starting point for that journey!

Bonus Day

Optional: Bonus Combatives + Aquatics day available (Saturday, March 1st).
This one-day event will introduce you the fundamental principles of the MovNat Combatives & Aquatics curricula. You will learn some easy to use, practical and effective skills that will help you and your loved ones on land and in water.

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 this MovNat retreat with beginners in mind, but we adapt it to whoever participates. It’s the perfect ACTIVE VACATION!

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. 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! And it’s an amazing student to teacher ratio, since the multiple MovNat Team Instructors are present!

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.

This retreat is an ideal opportunity to get a full dose of the essence of MovNat, without the “pressure” of passing required tests that are part of our MovNat Level 1 Certification. Additionally, if achieving MovNat certifications IS among your personal or professional goals, this Retreat is a great starting point for that journey!

While there is no preparation necessary for the retreat, we understand many people like to prepare and train for a new challenge. Therefore, as part of your registration, you will receive a free “MovNat Technique Prep Guide” to familiarize yourself with the specific techniques covered in each day’s training sessions.

Location

Tulum, Quintana Roo 77765 Mexico + Google Map

Schedule

Participants will connect on the evening of Tuesday, February 25, 2025 for a meet & greet. Your Instructor Team will give a brief description of the days to follow. Everyone will meet at 8:30AM at PocNa Tulum Beach Resort on Wednesday, February 26th to begin the three days of movement, adventure and community-building (February 26 – March 1, 2025).
*Note: For those attending the optional Combatives + Aquatics day, this will be held on Saturday, March 1st.

You can expect 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, with an extended lunch break between. 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.)
  • Hat
  • Minimal shoes
  • Sun lotion
  • Snacks and Fluids
  • A small notebook and a pen or pencil.

What to Expect at a MovNat Retreat

Additional Information

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 Cancun International Airport (CUN), in Cancun, Mexico. Participants are responsible for transportation from the airport to Tulum.

To get from Tulum from the Cancun airport there is an easy bus ride called ADO (red buses, can be booked easily online). Also, the Tulum airport just opened (Dec 1, 2023), you may be able to get a direct flight to there.

Participants are responsible for their own accommodations. However, we have a partnership with PocNa Resort in Tulum and a special discount will be provided for participants interested in staying at PocNa.

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).