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 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.