Cultivating Collective Creativity

Intimate In-Person Intensives

AUTHENTIC MOVEMENTS HAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED THE FIRST HALF OF OUR 2022 IN-PERSON GATHERINGS.

UNLIKE PREVIOUS YEARS, THESE LIMITED EVENTS ARE ONLY OPEN TO OUR AM LEARNING COMMUNITY, INCLUDING V200/V300 PARTICIPANTS AND PREVIOUS ALUMS OF ANY AM YTT, MODULE, OR RETREAT.

Join us for 6 days, (7 nights) of creative vinyasa, playful teaching workshops to hone your sequencing, cueing, and manual assists, artfully crafted recovery work, and an opportunity to deepen your community and bond with fellow Authentic Movements participants.

 

Days will be full but fulfilling, and all sessions are optional so you can pick and choose what works best for you while still counting any hours attended as continued education through YogaAlliance.org. Open to those teaching, looking to teach, or simply wanting to explore further creativity in personal practice.  Join us for a hands-on experience in growth and play!.

Event Dates & Basics

Jan 12-19, 2022

Costa Rica – REGISTRATION OPEN

  • $1600 USD @ Flō Retreat Center in Uvita, Costa Rica
  • Includes lodging, yoga, 3 meals a day (vegan, veggie, omnivore options)
  • Check in Jan 12th, 2022 (after 1pm), check out Jan 19th, 2022 before 11am

Feb 11-18, 2022

Costa Rica – REGISTRATION OPEN

  • $1600 USD @ Flō Retreat Center in Uvita, Costa Rica
  • Includes lodging, yoga, 3 meals a day (vegan, veggie, omnivore options)
  • Check in Jan 12th, 2022 (after 1pm), check out Jan 19th, 2022 before 11am

July 2022

TBD (Stateside) – registration opens Winter 2021

  • Details coming soon!

 

Sep 23rd – 30th, 2022

TAOS, NM –  registration Open 

  • $1400-2200 USD @ Blue Sky Retreat Center in Taos, New Mexico
  • Includes lodging, yoga, 3 meals a day (vegan, veggie, omnivore options)
  • Check in Sept 23rd, 2022 (after 2pm), check out Sept 30th, 2022 before 11am

 

Oct 2022

TBD (Stateside) – registration opens Winter 2021

  • Details coming soon!

 

WHO ARE THESE EVENTS FOR?

The Authentic Movements Collective Creativity Intensives have been crafted for the AM Community. Have you attended a previous event (training, intensive, retreat)? Are you currently involved in one of our virtual trainings, including the audit version? Then these events are for YOU!

Over the last year or two, Team AM has been working hard to bring affordable and accessible virtual offerings to the movement space. We are so grateful to all of those who have worked with us and continue to work with us within that medium, but it’s time to GET TOGETHER IN-PERSON!

We miss you all, and despite some creative additions and re-works for certain segments of our trainings, there are lectures, activities, and classes that truly work better in an in-person, communal setting. Basically, we’ve saved the segments that are truly the most fun and community-building for these epic events. 

Not a teacher? Not a problem! You can check out an example day-to-day schedule for these events below. All activities are 100% optional, and you’re welcome to skip those that are more directed at honing cueing, assists, or even sequence building. There’s still a great deal of fun and growth to be had with journaling sessions, creative vinyasa workshops, group adventures, and delicious recovery. 

Want to bring a friend? Authentic Movements would love to continue the growth of our community. If it looks like we have some additional spaces for events, we will email currently registered participants with an invitation to invite a friend. <3 

Uvita, Costa Rica

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TAOS, NM

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But what will we DO all day?

These intimate in-person events aim to build community while fostering growth in creative sequencing, movement exploration, and more. Please check out a tentative schedule below for our 6 day (7 night) event. This schedule is subject to change, and is expanded to 8 days for our events that don’t include on-site lodging for a later start and longer midday break.

Some days will have additional free time with only one lab, and others may have an optional excursion. Remember, all offerings are optional, and all hours attended count as continued education through YogaAlliance.org. Team AM is happy to help participants book outside activities as well!

6 Day Sample Schedule

6:30am – 7:30am: Fruit, coffee, tea by the pool

7:30am – 8:00am: Morning introspection – meditation, journaling prompts, optional share

8:10am – 10:00am: Creative Vinyasa Workshop – Focus topics include accessible inversions, partner play, unusual transitions, group dynamics

10:00am – 11:30am: Breakfast by the pool. Vegan, veggie, omnivore options offered.

11:30am – 1:00pm: Morning Lab – typically a mini review segment to prep for the related afternoon activity. Highly interactive and fun. Geared around cueing, creative sequencing, unusual prop usage, anatomy, assists, and more.

1:00pm – 2:30pm: Lunch by the pool. Vegan, veggie, omnivore options offered.

2:30pm – 4:00pm: Afternoon Lab – Application of the morning lab with partners and groups. Includes interactive games, sequence creations, mini showcases, assist explorations, and MORE. 

4:00pm – 5:30pm: Free play – visit the waterfall, sit by the pool, take a snooze, or chat with friends

5:30pm – 7:00pm: Recovery/Restorative – Soft and Creative play to help balance out your busy day

7:30pm – 8:30pm: Group dinner by the pool. Vegan, veggie, omnivore options offered.

 

Cancellation Policy & Legal Fun

 

We understand that life happens and things change. At the same time, we are a small business, and there are limited spots available for these events. We highly suggest you purchase travel insurance in case of any emergency change of plans, and are happy to answer any other questions that you might have!

DEPOSITS ARE ALWAYS NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-TRANSFERABLE, including to a different event.

Thanks for understanding. In the unlikely event that Authentic Movements has to cancel the intensive, you will be offered a fully refund or transfer to another session. Pleased do not purchase plane tickets until your event is less than 90 days away. Additional info about tickets and the shared shuttle will be sent to registered participants. 

 

Deposit: $800 USD or 50% of your total registration fee (see event details) – Always non-refundable & non-transferable 

Balance Payments: Fully refundable until 60 days or less before the start or your specific event

Note: This intensive is a sober event. We ask that all attendees refrain from drinking or drug usage (including marijuana) during the full course of the training dates. Authentic Movements attracts quite a few students who are sober and/or in recovery, and we aim to create a safe space for all attendees. Thank you for understanding.

 

 

***Once the program begins, there are no refunds of fees, no exceptions.***

Videography and Photo Release: There will be Photographs and video taken during training and used for promotional purposes. By signing up for this retreat, you are agreeing to allow any photographs taken of you to be used by Steph Gongora, Erin Kelly, Bianca Scalisé, Casa Colibri, Flō Retreat Center, and/or Authentic Movements.