Spring Retreat 2018!
Yep, it’s that time again! Eight days of immersive practice and connection in the lush bush of southern NSW, by the river next to the national park full of wombats, kangaroos, birds and goannas, no phones, no clocks, all of the activities and lots of time to sink in, train hard, and deeply relax.
Movement practice, everything we can pack in, for every body type and every fitness level. From subtle body awareness to natural parkour, dance, games, wrestling, exploring evolutionary anatomy and movement to discover our inner monkeys lizards cats worms and fish, whole body mobility and strength to become just a little bit more like an octopus-gorilla, wrestling, contact improvisation, acrobalance, capoeira, acrobatics, martial arts from around the world, exercise rehabilitation for every part of the body, massage, rock lifting, climbing and balancing.
Internal awareness and meditation, traditional practices from various cultures, in-depth breathing practices, qigong, sensory awareness exercises, visualisation and contemplation methods to awaken and heal the body, supercharge our physical practices, transform the sense of self, embody four billion years of ancestry and reconnect with the natural world.
Anyone who is interested will have the opportunity to learn and participate in a range of “rewilding” nature connection practices and ancestral skills: making fire with friction, foraging for bush tucker, making tools or special objects with stone bone and wood, working hides, rope making and basket weaving using natural fibres, primitive pottery, primitive metallurgy on Harry’s bush forge, spear making and throwing, archery, tracking and stalking, natural camouflage, bird language, exploring the bush, and whatever else we can come up with.
Cost: $1200, $900 for concessions/regulars. There will also be a few $600 spots available for volunteer-participants, involving a small amount of extra responsibility for work and organising around the camp.
CONCESSIONS: Payment plans and further concessions are always available to people who genuinely need them, so that this beautiful event can remain accessible to people from all backgrounds at any level of income. Please note, this concession policy is not here so that people can simply “pay as they feel”, it is specifically for people on low incomes: students, artists, young families, people with disabilities or health issues, or others who need it. Please respect this policy, but also if you would love to come and need a concession please ask!
This is a minimal camping event with very little infrastructure (ie no electricity, no buildings, showers etc), and it is a drug and alcohol free event.
This retreat will fill up quickly! Bookings are essential, and a $400 deposit is required to reserve a spot.
For bookings and inquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/403523093476317/
Also check the facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/954751214582008/
and for more about the training methods and philosophy check out the ancestral movement website: http://ancestralmovement.com/about/