Floorwork Intensive Retreat

What is it?

A movement and floorwork retreat on the West Coast of Ireland, 15 – 18th November 2018.

Join us in our secluded retreat center in Lisdoovarna, near Doolin, Ireland, for a intensive weekend of floorwork and movement classes!

In a nutshell:

20 hours of intensive floorwork-specialised workshops to deepen your practice with  different teachers and perspectives.

Research, meditation, self-practice and body treatment time to take care of your body and mind.

 Organic vegetarian food grown onsite, cooked by chefs, with options for every dietary requirement.

 A privileged secluded location only a few minutes away from the Atlantic ocean.

 Quiet environment, nature times and social times to unwind and relax in a friendly atmosphere.

Floorwork masterclasses

This unique retreat will dive into the details of floorwork.

Aimed at every person with an interest in floorwork, from modern dancers to people from the movement culture through pole dancers, yogis, aerialists and martial artists, these three days will include both technical, skill-oriented classes and exploration, improvisation-oriented, sessions.

Soon will be published a brief description of all the workshops you will have access to. Watch this space!

Movement & Meaning w/ Vincent

In this workshop, we will look at the way motion conveys meaning, whether we are aware of it or not, and how we can subtly alter the shapes and quality of our ways of moving to have a great visual impact, either in “monologues” or in dialogues. 

The Lab w/ Vincent

Freezing, arching, sliding, extending… Looking at different movements from different disciplines, we will research what makes a mover stand out from another, and identify the overlapping patterns that we can apply ourselves to enhance our own movement vocabulary. 

Acrobatics w/ Surprise guest teacher

We have a very special teacher coming to teach their magic on acrobatics at our retreat… Stay tuned 😉

Handstand Power Hours

Handbalacing is a patience game, and we rarely have time to make breakthrough in this practice for sheer lack of time. Because some handbalacing skills can open so many doors in our floorwork flows, we have decided to include hand balancing power sessions throughout the weekend to expose our nervous system on a regular basis to inversions and forster faster progress.

Body treatment

Seize the opportunity to treat your body and get rid of the niggles in between workshops by booking a private session with our therapist on-site.

Self practice

Dance like nobody is watching. We want you to be able to enjoy that beautiful floor and explore your own movement, whether it is to go over what has been seen during the workshops, to blow some steam off or to research on your own.

For that matter, we will have dedicated time slots at which you will be able to book your access to the Octagon room and practice by yourself!

 

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Details and bookings:

3 day passes (arrival on Thursday evening, departure on Sunday afternoon):

Early bird (till 30th September): 490euros

Standard: 590 euros

Deposit: 190 euros (remainder to be paid end on October 15th at the latest).

Included in the price:

  • access to all workshops.
  • full board, organic vegetarian food cooked by chef (meat and fish options available).
  • standard accommodation (individual and en-suite rooms available for an extra).
  • shuttle to the retreat centre on Thursday eve and Sunday afternoon.
  • Access to the treatment room and self practice slots.

Limited spots. Please send an email at vincent@amfitness.ie to request more information and secure your spot.

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Vincent Vis

Floorwork teacher

Since it’s my website, I’m talk at the first person.
I am the coordinator and main teacher of this exciting event.
I teach Floorwork classes in Dublin, merging elements from Contemporary dance, acrobatics from Capoeira and technique from the circus arts.
A great deal of my work consists in researching ways for people with little dance background to learn and explore movement patterns as quickly as possible, while promoting a mindful mindset that enables us with the knowledge to take care of our bodies in the long run – as an enquiry – something too often overlooked in the way we perceive physical activities.

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        Terms and conditions:

        • For logistic reasons, once your spot is secured, it is transferable to an acquaintance of yours, or towards a future event, not refundable in any circumstance.
        • You are responsible for checking with your GP that you are physically fit and insured for the event.
        • The deposit is not refundable if you decide to cancel.