A Fun and Challenging Natural Movement® Fitness Experience in the Colombian Jungle.
Come expand your Natural Movement practice in an extraordinary ecosystem: the high mountain jungles of Colombia. Experience the thrill of exploring and penetrating exotic, rugged terrain more deeply using MovNat’s principles of movement efficiency and adaptability. Imbibe the tranquility by surrounding yourself with the thrum of pristine forests and flowing turquoise clear waters that create this magical terrain.
This retreat is open to anyone who has attended a MovNat course, as well as anyone who is in good physical condition and is willing to practice the fundamental MovNat movements before the event. You do not need to be extremely fit or an advanced level mover to participate.
IMPORTANT: The first 10 participants to register for this event will receive $100 off.
About Danny Clark
This special retreat is led by Performance Director and Master Instructor, Danny Clark. As the leader of the MovNat certification curriculum and team, Danny is one of the most experienced and passionate teachers of the MovNat system. With a depth of knowledge that will ensure safety and optimal progression of your capability, this event is sure to leave you feeling physically transformed and mentally restored.
The Ecosystem: High Andean Jungle
Colombia boasts the second most bio diverse ecosystem in the world, with unparalleled natural beauty and vibrancy. Lush forests, textured mountain vistas, and jaw dropping waterfalls are commonplace in this minimally impacted region of the world. The high jungle is as safe and diverse as any ecosystem in North America, making it a great place to learn, explore, and relax. Attention will be paid to understanding the local flora and fauna, minimizing the risk of incidence.
The country of Colombia is one of the safest travel destinations in South America. Here’s a great article on traveling to Colombia: Is Colombia Safe?
San Rafael is a quaint, peaceful town with an abundance of charming people and serene natural beauty. However, traveling to any foreign place, including within your own country, is an adventure and includes inherent risk. We encourage you to do your diligence before traveling to ensure attention to safety and maximize the enjoyment of your experience.
Participants will connect and enjoy a dinner at Zafra Nature Reserve on Thursday, March 5th while settling into the retreat center. Danny will give a brief description of the days to follow. Each morning, we will meet together to share a breakfast, then head out into the jungle to enjoy a full day (with a lunch break) of movement lessons, explorations, and nature attunement drills. The last day will include a multi-hour Immersive trek into the jungle that will solidify your newfound capability and confidence. The retreat will end at 1pm on Sunday March 8th, giving you enough time to make an evening flight home or check into lodging at your next destination (such as exploring the city of Medellin or Colombia’s Coffee Zone).
This is an all-inclusive event. Food, lodging, and transportation to and from the airport is included in the price.
Participants will fly into Medellin airport on March 5th, 2020. Transportation times to the retreat center will be 11am, 1pm, and 3pm and are included in the price. Participants are also welcome to arrange their own transportation and optionally arrive Friday morning by 9am at the retreat center.
The retreat center is located in San Rafael, Colombia at the Zafra Reserve, about 2.5 hours taxi from the airport.
Three clean, healthy Colombian style meals (balanced with unprocessed proteins, fats, and carb sources) will be served a day and will be included in the price.
Participants will leave by taxi at 2pm from Zafra to the Medellin airport (cost included), or can arrange their own ride to the destination of their choice (cost not included). Participants can inquire with us, or directly with the staff at Zafra, about spending additional time at the retreat center to explore the local nature and culture.
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.
Please Join Us!
“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” – Amy Poehler
This retreat is a rare opportunity to learn and challenge yourself while moving through beautiful landscapes in the exotic Colombian jungle – making it a perfect Natural Movement® fitness experience for students who are ready to take the next step in their training. This is the first time we’ve offered a Jungle Immersion event in South America. So, if you love a challenge, love MovNat, and love moving in nature with other awesome people, you won’t want to miss it!
Will you be one of the rare people to complete a MovNat Immersion? Please sign up TODAY to hold yourself accountable and motivate yourself to work hard to prepare. And remember, the first 10 participants to register for this event will receive $100 off!
“A highly visceral and concretely human experience, facilitated by caring people and a landscape…I am grateful to have lived all this.” -Sébastien Raud, France (2018 Immersion Graduate)
Note: See “Testimonials” tab above for more student feedback about this course.