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Life Flow Movement & Creativity Retreat

About The Retreat

Join Kindall and Teresa to experience the Gyrokinesis® method, Dance, Life/Art® somatic practices, & Thai Massage therapy surrounded by stunning nature. By the end of the weekend, you will have plentiful information on how to incorporate movement and wellness principles to your daily routine for a better life flow! Your weekend stay will be in Quinta Sol d’Agua, surrounded by lily ponds. The cottage has been restored with the utmost respect for the original architecture (1913). Inside, the 4 bedrooms, the living room (with piano) and the family kitchen are warm and welcoming. Outside, there’s a lovely, shaded living area under reeds. This retreat is suitable for different ages and levels, from beginners to professionals. ABOUT KINDALL Kindall will be leading the daily Gyrokinesis classes. Gyrokinesis is a movement method developed by Juliu Horvath, a former ballet dancer that was combating injuries. Therefore, you will learn how to relieve pressure in the joints and find mobility and strength simultaneously through unique movement sequences. Kindall is a certified Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis trainer with an MA in Advance Dance Studies, PG Diploma in Dance Science and 15 years of teaching experience. She utilises her experience and knowledge to further help increase fluidity in movement, strength and awareness. Her classes challenges and stimulates the mind, body, and nervous system from particular themes, insights, and research to enhance expression, clarity, and enjoyment. ABOUT TERESA Teresa will be leading the Dance and Life/Art somatic practices as well as Thai massage sessions. Teresa is a dancer and educator with a PhD and a Master's Degree in Dance. Her approach is deeply informed by her background in contemporary dance, somatics and capoeira. Along with that she's dedicated herself to several body awareness techniques, such as Gyrokinesis, Yoga and Pilates and teaching in different contexts in Brazil and Portugal. She's a Life/Art Process® facilitator, a modality of Expressive Arts, certified at the Tamalpa Institute (California). Her work blends dance, somatic practices and expressive arts with the intention to reconnect people to their bodies, environment and their creative expression. Her mission is to (re)connect people with the wisdom of their bodies and their creative expression.

Itinerary

1Day 1

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Check in (depending on arrivals), settle.

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Welcome & tour of the grounds.

6:00PM - 7:30PM

Opening class and gathering with Kindall and Teresa

7:30PM - 8:30PM

Dinner

2Day 2

9:00AM - 9:30AM

Optional morning meditation with Teresa

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Wake up. Tea, coffee, fruit, nuts.

10:00AM - 11:30AM

Gyrokinesis with Kindall

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Brunch

12:30PM - 3:30PM

Extra day activity, optional strength conditioning class with Kindall, massage, or rest

3:30PM - 4:00PM

Warm drink and a snack

4:00PM - 5:30PM

Dance, Life/Art® somatic practice with Teresa

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Dinner

8:00PM - 8:30PM

Optional evening stretch with Kindall

3Day 3

9:00AM - 8:30PM

Similar day to Day 2.

4Day 4

9:00AM - 8:30PM

Similar to Day 2 and 3.

5Day 5

8:30AM - 8:45AM

Wake up. Tea, coffee, fruit, nuts.

8:45PM - 9:45AM

Meditation and closing class with Kindall and Teresa

9:45AM - 10:45AM

Brunch

11:00AM - 11:15AM

Check out, farewells

What’s Included

  • 4 nights, 5 days stay at Altanure Eco-Boutique Hotel

  • Airport Pickup & Drop off

  • Organic brunch and lunch daily

  • Gyrokinesis, Dance, Life/Art somatic practices daily

  • Water, teas, fruit, and nuts available throughout

  • 30 minute Thai Massage with Teresa

  • Optional midday strength conditioning classes with Kindall

  • Optional morning meditation with Teresa

Not Included

  • Additional Massages

  • Other activities such as boat tours, olive oil tasting, etc.

  • Flights

  • Travel insurance

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this venue wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately, it is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Who is this retreat for?

This retreat is suitable for different ages and levels, from beginners to professionals. Whether the intention is to reconnect with yourself, relieve stress, from a chronic body condition, or going through some challenge or life transition, this is for you.

Reviews

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Aileen

January 2024

Try the Gyrokinesis with Kindall. It’s a great way of using your whole body in connection with your breath and it helps with moving and being in the world and doing other exercise with your body in alignment. Kindall is very experienced, is an excellent teacher and is a great advert for Gyrokinesis as she has the most wonderful posture and fluidity of movement.

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Belinda

January 2024

Teresa is a beautiful soul with whom I was fortunate to learn to use dance as a healing. I am grateful for her teachings and for her dedication to this beautiful work. May it continue to touch hearts!

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Elina

January 2024

Kindall is a brilliant teacher with a diverse background in exercise and dance. She is very caring and knowledgeable in her teaching and lovely to train with. I highly recommend her classes!

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Nicole

January 2024

Teresa's massages have been a combination of meditative experiences as well as a valuable opportunity of letting go and relax at the hands of someone else. She brings her in depth awareness of the somatic body with the knowledge of how to move the body to release tension. I recommend her for those looking to bring awareness to their bodies, deeply relax, and experience someone who cares about you.

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