Moved By Natural Forces Retreat

August 27, to 31, 2018


From August 27 to 31, 2018, let the forces of nature move and inspire your body. A nature retreat for people interested in functional movement and/or contact dance improvisation. There will be contact improvisation, body-rehab, functional dance classes, as well as studio and nature dance jams. Heal and invigorate your body and mind in a beautiful and natural setting of Unicamp, a spiritual retreat on the Niagara Escarpment, south of Collingwood & an hour and a half northwest of Toronto.

Living in Your Body: perspectives in body wellness and injury rehab

with Erin Godfrey
Monday August 27 to 31, 2018
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Erin Godfrey is a graduate of Anatomy and Kinesiology, exercise physiology and Biomechanics (George Brown College) and a certified personal trainer and Pilates instructor. She specializes in injury recovery and movement training for health and function, working with a wide range of students including those with serious injuries, chronic conditions, seniors and elite athletes. Lecture and simple yet effective physical exercises will teach you how to work with your body instead of against it. The new perspectives Erin offers can effect change not just in your physicality but in your sense of life in general. This course is accessible to all.
Cost: $140 ($110 with payment by July 1)

Waves: A functional movement approach
with Kathleen Rea
Monday August 27 to 31, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Former dancer with National Ballet Company of Canada, Canada's Ballet Jorgen and Tiroler Landes Tanztheatre, Kathleen Rea teaches at George Brown Dance and Niagara College. She founded the Wed Dance Jam and is the author of “The Healing Dance”. She is a Registered Psychotherapist, a certified instructor of the MELT Method (hands & Feet) and an Axis Syllabus teacher candidate. Kathleen has also studied with Erin Godfrey for the past two years. This workshop will build on Erin’s workshop (see above) by taking functional movement concepts into dynamic motion. Safe and energy conservative ways of moving and accessible information on body alignment and joint function using physics and anatomy will be provided. Spiral and wave-like movements will minimize tension and build resiliency. Exercises can prompt discoveries that people can transfer into daily life. Students need to take Erin’s workshop to gain full benefit from this workshop. This course is accessible to all.
Cost: $110 ($90 with payment by July 1)

Contact Dance Improvisation
with Kathleen Rea

Monday August 27 to 31, 2018
4:45 pm to 6:00 pm

Contact Dance Improvisation is a social dance in which momentum between people is used to create and inspire dance movements. Focus will be placed upon using kinetic chains and tri-axial movements to play with momentum. To gain full benefit from this workshop it is advised that you take Erin Godfrey's morning class. Some experience with contact dance improvisation is required.
Cost: $100 ($80 with payment by July 1)

All fees include a weekday studio jam and a nature dance jam.

Hiking and nature walks
Fireside gatherings

Private camp site (price DOES NOT include meals):
$25 a night for first person and $5 for each additional person

Dorm Cabin (price INCLUDES three meals a day):
$61 adult per day

Breakfast, lunch and dinner
$32 per adult per day

Please note those camping may choose to cook their own meals or may arrange and pay for meal package.

For those staying in dorms the meal package is mandatory and included in price as there are no cooking facilities in the dorms

Moved by Natural Forces Retreat is produced by Unicamp or Ontario and REAson d'etre dance productions

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