– African Vibes Retreat (23.-29. March 2019)

African Vibes Retreat 2019 Retreats for Heart n’ Soul ॐ
In our Retreats we are teaching basic and advanced techniques with up to 8 hours of daily practice including Acrobatics, Functional Movement, Yoga, Contact Improvisation & Bodywork. Together we are going to explore the offerings of a professional movement based mentoring customised to the practitioner’s individual level and needs. This journey of self-discovery will not only help you to deepen your practice but will also unfold an essential aspect of your most inner self.

About the Practice:
This retreat is offering you a wide range of playful elements, including important principals of Acrobatics (L-basing, Washing Machines, Whips, Pops & Flows), Functional Movement, Open Play, Contact Improvisation, Axis Syllabus, Martial Arts, Bodywork, Yin Yoga and much more. The heart of this week will be about cultivating trust, strength and flexibility, within ourselves and as a group.

Our Goal:
Doesn’t matter if you are a pro, you have little or none experience in AcroYoga or Acrobatics. We will be teaching two levels simuntaniously to make sure that everyone is getting their dose of Acro. Beginner/Intermediate participants will learn a wholistic fundation in AcroYoga & Partner Acrobatics. Intermediate/Advanced participants will be focusing on L-basing Tempos (whips, pops & dynamic entries/exits, as well the art of hand2hand).

Your Holliday Package:
Alongside the intensive practice there will be many opportunities to immerse yourself in nature and the outdoors. There are multiple hammocks in the garden, a shady pergola and a newly build yoga shala on the rooftop as well a beautiful fireplace, perfect for evening jams. The nearby village, “Villa de Arico” is known for outdoor sports (hiking & climbing) and the nearby beach, which is just located below the lodge, offers you a chance to indulge in many hours of sunbathing!

Daily routine:
Following an playful warmup in functional movement & yoga, you will learn how to build up the day with an important skill set in Acrobatics. In this time of the day each one of you will find their own level and achievements. The integration and focus on inversions, handstands and L-basing flows will be an important foundation to start with. In the afternoon we dedicate our time to the playful side of moving. There will be optional classes, contact improvisation and individual movement based coachings waiting for you. Take this time as an oppertunity to work on specific tricks and refine them with your barefootyoga teachers. After a full day of moving & exploring we will round the day up with a feasty dinner and a final connective bodywork practice or yin yoga.

08:00-09:30 Warm Up
09:30-11:00 Breakfast
11:00-13:30 Acrobatics
13:30-16:00 Lunch & Siesta
16:00-18:30 Acro Jam & Beach
18:30-20:00 Dinner
20:00-21:00 Bodywork & Yin Yoga

• Basics & Technique
• Flow & Rhythm
• Choreography & Body language
• Partner Calibrations & Progressions
• Endless Fun & Community Spirit
• Good news ~ All Levels are welcome! 

The Venue:
The Spirit Lodge is a newly renovated retreat center in south of Tenerife. Reconnect to your source and surrender to the wild beauty of this island, while surrounded by vast mountains, the gentle sea breeze and epic landscapes of this Canarien environment. The land provides more than 12,000 square meters and the lodge can easily accommodate up to 35 people. With varied accommodation option each participant can chose between a single or shared dorm, or glamping options with outdoor tents, ensuring we cater to everyones individual needs and budget. As well as a full timetable of movement exploration (read more below) we will be offering surfing and climbing lessons on two of the six afternoons.

Dining with us:
We will be offering organic vegetarian food mostly originating from our own farm. For Vegans there are non-dairy options on request – we try to adapt for any dietary requests so please make sure to note this in your registration!

Your African Vibes Team 2019:

Ishine Gape
Is well known for his dynamic, humorous and at the same time profound teaching. He is a trained massage therapist, yoga and acrobatics teacher, social worker and globetrotter and has been working in the field of body works for more than 10 years. Gabriel is the owner and creator of and spreads his love for movement and teamwork all over Austrian and Europe. His goal is to lead people back into a life filled with joy and lightness. Gabriel: “The only way into valuable, free and sustainable living is to recognise the value of community and the confrontation on every little layer.”
Aurora Bowkett
Aurora, a UK based travelling yoga teacher, found her passion for movement when she began her yoga journey in 2016. Inquisitive and dedicated, she seeks ways to balance the body in creatively sequenced yoga flows, focusing on stabilization within openness. She likes to infuse movements inspired by her backgrounds in dance & martial arts with the traditionally holistic approach of yoga to form a functional yet intuitive understanding of how the body works. Also a classically trained singer and musician, Aurora can also be heard singing random operatic arias – although not during class! - and likes to think her ability to talk for hours without taking a breath is down to her daily practice of pranayama.
Millette Núñez
In 2011, Mimi was working as a Spanish teacher by day and as a yoga and Zumba® instructor by night. During this time, she was introduced to Acro and her life and body were turned upside down. While she was always passionate about teaching, she realized that her real inspiration came from learning and teaching movement. A year later, she quit her job as a school teacher to travel and share Acro with everyone on her path.
Mito TheFlyingMonkey
The love for movement, for exploring the possibilities of our bodies individually and with others, as well as the diverse aspects and qualities emerging from it have blessed Mito with lots of precious moments, insights and connections. In his classes he does not only impart information, technique and skills. He creates a space where open sincere experience of movement, the self and other humans can happen in a natural, joyful and spontaneous way. Mito will be sharing his passion about quality movement, progressions and flows. He is a certified teacher, full time AcroYogi as well as one of’s earliest members. 

Language: This retreat will be taught in English

Beginning & End times of the Retreat:
Arrival: Saturday March 23rd, 2019 – Your rooms will be available at 4 pm. Around 6 pm we will offer you dinner including our welcome circle & introduction to our weakly schedule.
: Friday March 29th, 2019 – We will conclude our retreat with the breakfast and departure at 10 am the latest.

The price includes:
6 x Lodging (Rooms: have all included f.e. towels, bedsheets etc. / Tent: please bring your own tent and sleeping gear)
3 warm vegetarian meals a day
8 hours of teachings daily
Holiday and training all wrapped into a juicy package

Registration: Please contact for further information about price and accomodation!

How to get there:
Taxi: from the south airport (recomendet) it is about € 25.- for 20 and from the north airport it is about € 45.-

Rental Car: if you come as a group a rental car from the airport could be an option. Although the schedule is tight and we will spend most of our time being on the mat or in the pool!

Additional Offers:
Want to come a day earlier? Yes! Tenerife and especially the Spirit Lodge is a beautiful place to be so you might want to consider staying longer or coming earlier. Please make sure to contact the spirit lodge itself for further arrangements. The spirit lodge offers as well surfing and climbing classes in two of the free afternoons. (Additional charges)


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