Primal Adventure in the Azores with Todd Skoglund & Alec Burkin

Azores, Portugal

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SolSeed Retreats
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Nov 2 - 8, 2017
Group size: 10-12
Primal Adventure in the Azores with Todd Skoglund & Alec Burkin
Azores, Portugal

SolSeed Retreats
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$1900
Deposit: $300
Nov 2 - 8, 2017
Group size: 10-12

About this trip

Join Todd Skoglund and Alec Burkin for 6 days of Adventure & Movement in the Azores, Portugal! The Azores are a magical, volcanic land, full of natural, raw beauty, a temperate climate and endless outdoor activities. Truly an adventure lovers paradise, and under 6 hours from Boston.

Our days will include movement games, strength and mobility classes, inversions and hand-balancing play, restoration/pre-hab sessions* with Todd and Alec, as well as hikes to some of the most incredible vistas on the island, soaks in natural hot springs, and exploration of neighboring towns and beaches. 

There will also be plenty of time for relaxation amongst the beautiful gardens and fruit orchards of Quinta Minuvida, our home for the week. All meals are included, and will be nourishing, fresh, and delicious, so that you can get a true taste of Azorean fare.

For a sample Retreat Itinerary, visit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxdLY8btZfQ-clFlVGJrZmoxdG8/view?usp=sharing

For more photos of Quinta Minuvida and its grounds, visit: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1325435687498347.1073741832.468302329878358&type=3

*Please note that this is a retreat for physically fit and active people who enjoy a sense of play and fun in their movement practices. If you have physical injuries or limitations please contact the organizers to determine if this retreat would be a good fit for you.

A $300 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot on this retreat. Space is limited to 12 people, and we anticipate this retreat selling out very quickly. 

Your Coaches - 

Alec Burkin:

Alec is a movement practitioner focusing on returning his body and mind to a source of child's' play. He works to improve overall physical intelligence through a generalized practice that is open to both directional and categorical changes. A weekly diet of movement will include elements of dance, juggling, balance, martial arts, climbing, yoga, breathing, meditation, and more. 

Moving quietly with grace and precision transcend the various forms he practices. He has been greatly influenced by his time in both the United States and Israel studying the Ido Portal Method, as well as time learning with Fighting Monkey, Todd Skoglund and Aaron Cantor.

Todd Eric Skoglund:

From a host of various athletic activities and movement modalities, including various martial arts, calisthenics, gymnastics and acrobatics, I fell in love with the practice of yoga for its ability to ground me in the present moment, uniting my internal world with external experience. My teaching focuses on moving from one's center through fun and creative sequencing, movement, and isometric and eccentric muscle engagement. Rather than teaching "stretching" or focusing on flexibility I encourage whole-body strength building and mobility throughout the practice. Each class is taught with light-hearted purpose and with great respect for my students' health and safety. 

Todd co-owns South Boston Yoga, where he teaches all levels classes, advanced asana and co-directs teacher trainings. Todd also teaches classes at Equinox Clubs in Boston and workshops around the US and abroad.

What’s included

*5 Nights / 6 Days lodging at Quinta Minuvida
*Three locally sourced meals daily, some at Quinta Minuvida and some at nearby restaurants, or out picnic style
*Two group excursions to some of the island’s best hikes, relaxing hot springs, beaches and local towns, including all guides and transportation
*Daily Yoga and Movement classes with Todd & Alec
*Roundtrip airport transfers from Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL) to Quinta Minuvida and back (about a 15 minute ride each way). 

Not included

*Airfare to Ponta Delgada (PDL) - we will provide you with info on which exact flights to book. Expect to spend $480 - $530. We fly SATA (Azores) Air and they let you bring one checked bag AND one personal piece of sporting equipment (surfboard, bike, etc.) for FREE!
*Most alcoholic beverages (one is included with each dinner)
*Additional excursions or cab rides 

Available Packages

Private (Single Occupancy) Suite
You will be staying in your own suite with a double bed and private bathroom.
only 1 left
$1900
Deposit: $300
Double (Shared) Occupancy Suite
You and a friend or partner will be staying in your own suite with a double bed and private bathroom. Please note that if requested, we can add a twin bed to this room so you and your friend can sleep in separate beds.
only 1 left
$1495
Deposit: $300
Quad Occupancy Shared Suite
These suites contain two separate bedrooms, each with two twin beds or a set of bunkbeds, and a shared bathroom. Total of 4 people in each suite. We are happy to pair you with like-minded roommates!
7 left
$1395
Deposit: $500
$1900
$1900
Deposit: $300

Private (Single Occupancy) Suite

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SolSeed Retreats
SolSeed Retreats offers adventure and wellness retreats to exotic, off-the-beaten-path locations. Check out our Fall 2017 retreats to the Azores and Winter 2018 retreats to Lake Atitlan, Guatemala! For more info, visit www.solseedretreats.com.

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