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Budokon Movement Retreat | PORTUGAL


Join Henry and Gertrud in the Algarve in Portugal for Yoga, Movement & Mobility, Animal Locomotion, Martial Arts, Calisthenics and lots of fun in splendid nature and on incredible beaches with a group of like-minded people ❊

Henry and Gertrud both studied and keep on training the wholesome collection of Mixed Movement Arts at Budokon University. Budokon means "the way of the warrior spirit" - both its complete movement practice as its philosophy aim to strive for balance between the warrior in us who wishes to fight and change things and the yogi in us who accepts what is. To know which one rules in a given situation is key.

This time, we’ve got a special guest teacher! Joao, or JoWAUWo as we call this very skilled and wholesome ostheopathic therapist, will give 2 hands-on workshops aimed to understand your individual anatomy and soft tissue makeup as well as how to adjust your movement according to your body.

Because we love to connect and share closely, this retreat is limited to 10 participants – so better be quick to sign up.


WHAT YOU RECEIVE

* 6 nights accommodation
* All meals made with fresh, organic and local ingredients (2 dinners and 1 lunch are scheduled in local restaurants)
* 3 daily classes/sessions: morning yoga/free flow, calisthenics/animal locomotion, martial arts, surf sessions, Joao’s body-inquiry sessions and evening restorative sessions
* 5 evening Releasing Fun/Self-Inquiry/Mind Science sessions
* As much tea, coffee & fruit as you like
* Endless space for self-development in a group of like-minded people
(See detailed schedule below)


LOCATION AND ACCOMMODATION

Our venue is a nice Portuguese Villa in Vale de Telha, a quiet village in Aljezur (Algarve), close to the beaches of Arrifana, Amoreira and Monte Clerigo (we ll have some classes there too). Double or triple rooms with ensuite bathroom, pool and terrace, relaxing living room and a homely atmosphere. 


INVESTMENT

!! Early Bird discount on bookings made before January 31st !!

Bed in Triple Room (6 spots) - early bird 690€ p.p. (normal price: 790€ p.p.)
Double or Twin room (4 spots) - 870€ p.p. (normal price: 990€ p.p.)

* Not included *
- Airport transfer: 25€ p.p.
- We usually have a mix of people coming with and without cars. If you come without car, we ask for the contribution of 30€ extra for transport during the week, which will be divided between all drivers.
- Therapeutic Restorative Treatments by the Osteopathic Therapist Joao: 50€ per session (to be booked on site)
- Surf sessions: you can either ask Henry to guide you and then we’ll get gear in the surf shop or we arrange a local licensed surf teacher (with gear) for you. Both are very reasonably priced (to be booked on site)

BOOK 
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HOW TO GET THERE

From Faro airport (closest to our venue), transport to and from the airport can be arranged (25€ p.p.), please inquire. From Lisbon airport, you can take the train to Lagos (pickup from there 15eur p.p.) or the bus to Aljezur (pickup from there at no extra cost).

SAMPLE DAY SCHEDULE

7:00 - 7:30 Morning drink
07:30 - 08:30 Budokon Yoga and Free Flow
08:45 Breakfast
10:30 - 12:30 Budokon Movement Session (Mobility, Animal locomotion, or other)
13:00 Lunch
Free time (Beach, pool, surf, mountains, villages...)
17:00 - 18:00 Budokon Movement Session (Striking, Brazilian Jiu Jiutsu or other)
19:00 Dinner
21:00 Mind Science Chat

ABOUT THE TEACHERS

HENRY NEUMANN
Henry Neumann has a background of several years of determined Crossfit, Gymnastics & Strength training, as well as teaching others as a Crossfit Level 1 and Crossfit Gymnastics trainer. He constantly seeks inspiration and teaching from other fields, such as Yoga, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Sport Science, Psychology & more.
Henry has trained and learnt directly from the acknowledged father of Mixed Movement Arts and Budokon founder Cameron Shayne, both in Europe and in the US. With Mixed Movement Arts Henry has found a holistic training system to combine all of his research and share his knowledge with inspired students.

GERTRUD TAVERNIER
Growing up in a small town in tiny Belgium, Gertrud has always pursued the philosophy of “Healthy Mind in Healthy Body”. After her Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, she continued her studies with a 4-year PhD tract in the interdisciplinary fields of molecular genetics, nanotechnology and biochemistry. The move to Berlin (because of a collaboration project with Berlin’s Max Planck Institute), made an internal switch happening. 
After she got her PhD Degree (December, 2012), she decided to put her focus on whichever project brings her joy and is aligned with her morals and beliefs. That’s how today, next to her freelance career as a medical writer, she is involved in herbal medicine, fashion design, R&D of all-natural cosmetic creams (she gives hands-on DIY workshops of those too) and… YOGA & MOVEMENT.
Her passion – or rather obsession – with yoga started at an 11-day silent meditation retreat in Thailand where 1,5h Vinyasa Flow Yoga was part of the daily program. Her flexibility improved beyond her comprehension (she always believed her previous stiffness was programmed in her genes). Since then, she vigorously practices yoga on a daily basis, training in different styles to provide the perfect balance between creation of peace of mind and body fortitude. She attained her RYA200 in India and her RYA500 teacher certificate in Bali and teaches a mixture of Vinyasa Power & Flow, Hatha and Yin Yoga. She recently got certified as a Budokon Yoga and Mobility/Free movement teacher and continues training the movement arts of Budokon – a construct which combines movement, martial arts, calisthenics & animal locomotion and yoga.

Earlier Event: January 26
Budokon Movement Weekend | MAGDEBURG
Later Event: June 9
Active Movement Retreat | MENORCA