Movement, Medicine and Magic: Hoop Dance and Yoga
March 7 -12, 2018
Imagine this; You wake up in your comfy bed in an air conditioned room in paradise. Your body is a little weary from travel, but you are excited to join your small group of 20 deep diving flowmies in the open air movement space for a morning movement practice. Thoughts of the incredible beach with bathtub temperature waters cause any worries or anxieties to vanish. You have a deep knowing that you are in the right place. The butterflies bloom in your belly at the thought of the next 5 days of hooping, yoga, inspiration, breakthroughs and outdoor adventures. You are READY.
As the long languid days of the retreat flow sweetly by, you find your mind and heart are opened by the connection with your fellow movement mavens. Your body is primed and healthy through daily hooping, dancing and yoga. Your bucket list is shorter after choosing your own adventure on the free day. Perhaps zip lining through the forest or riding a horse to a waterfall? The possibilities available to your body, mind and spirit are expanded with the guidance of two decades long practitioners of artistic embodiment, Anah aka Hoopalicious and Nayeli. Your cheeks hurt from laughing all day. Your eyes are bright from the free flow of tears sparked by outrageously beautiful Costa Rican sunsets and a steady stream of breakthroughs you have been praying for. Upon returning home, you notice a new lightness in your step and an easy flow of inspiration for the path ahead. Gratitude abounds.
Does this sound like what you are calling in? If so, please join us for an intimate retreat adventure in the paradise of Costa Rica. One week after the famous (and recommended) Envision festival, Movement, Medicine and Magic or MMM 😉 is limited to only 22 guests! Anah and Nayeli are your guides for a 5 day adventure lovingly designed to help you get into your body and out of your head in the most relaxing and curative way. Utilizing Hoop Dance, Yoga, guided meditation, authentic relating games, dance and TONS of free time to enjoy the beauty of the location, come prepared to truly LET GO. With a small sweet group this size, you will get lots of one-on-one guidance and forge lifelong friendships.
Michelle Nayeli Bouvier
Michelle has dedicated her life to the study of embodiment, yoga, movement meditation, and the power of dance as universal to human expression. A yoga teacher for close to 20 years, her current mission -as a body nerd- is to liberate others from linear ideas of yoga asana and movement training~ because our bodies are round and made of curves, not straight lines! Michelle is an innovator of Hoop Vinyāsa & Mandala Vinyāsa (circular yoga), and a teacher trainer in Shiva Rea’s global Prana Vinyāsa tribe. In love at first spin in 2006 (Anah was her very first teacher!), Nayeli remains in awe of the hoop’s capacity to transform emotions, empower our authentic selves, and open up new pathways of movement expression and awareness.
Anah “Hoopalicious” Reichenbach
Anah “Hoopalicious” Reichenbach has spent the last 20 years performing, teaching and generally obsessing over everything hoop. Credited by many as the founder of the modern incarnation of Hoop Dance, she loves nothing more than to incite hoopiness in others and to guide people towards full freedom of expression. In addition to hooping, Anah loves to share her love of yoga, meditation, dance and the art of transformation. She finds the most joy in the exploring and sharing the sweet spot where spirituality and science meet, paired with a generous helping of celebration, laughter, and community.
- Daily Hoop Dance, Yoga, Movement Sessions, jams and connection circles!
- Delicious Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian breakfast.
- Lodging (see options below)
- One way Shuttle to or from the airport
- 4 interactive webinars (one per week) post retreat to support the integration of your new embodiment!
- Single bed private room, shared bathroom $1400 USD
- Single bed, shared triple room, private bathroom $1220 USD
- Shared queen bed, double room, shared bathroom $1110 USD
- Queen bed, private room, shared bathroom $1700 USD
- Retreat only, no accommodations $975 USD
- Deposit, any room (choose your room at checkout) $500 USD