PLÉ in Paradise

PLÉ in Paradise

10 Dec 12:00 - 24 Dec 12:00 - Santa María Colotepec
Monkey House Mexico - Casa Chango

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PLÉ (pronounced Play) in Paradise

Puerto Escondido, Mexico
December 10-17, 2018

PLÉ in Paradise is limited to 8 participants.

A WEEK in beautiful Mexico in this PLÉ in Paradise Retreat with new friends, the beach, delicious, fresh, local food, and loads of learning and PLÉ.
This retreat is for all who enjoy exploring their movement potential. You will grow beyond their limitations through fun, creative play that safely challenges your integration of strength, flexibility and stability. Come play in a tropic paradise and learn to move like you never have before.

Everyone is WELCOME!
Each day at PLÉ in Paradise Retreat will begin with early morning chi gung on the beach followed by a delicious breakfast. Late morning will be focused on PLÉ basics including suspension training, balance, stretching and strengthening. After lunch we will PLÉ-fully workshop different skills including handstands, backbends and partner balance in the pool. Evening activities may include partner stretching, hanging out and geeking out about anatomy.
The rest of our time can be spent eating amazing, healthy food, swimming in the warm ocean, reading in hammocks, and breathing the tropical air. There will be time to explore local markets and beaches as well as the local night life.

Practice moving INTELLIGENTLY!
PLÉ (Physical Limitation Elimination) is a way of approaching movement that can benefit everyone of all fitness levels, from professional athletes and acrobats to dancers, yogis, martial artists and anyone who wants to learn how to move more intelligently. Through the use of suspension training, partner work, balance games,core exercises, movement puzzles and much more you will discover your limitations and learn safe and appropriate ways to challenge and move beyond them. You will sweat and laugh as you develop greater body awareness, nurture the ability to fine-tune movement precision, and basically learn to be beastly. As a bonus, partner stretching/massage, training science, anatomy, bad jokes will also be included.
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Sample of daily schedule
(choose as many or few classes/activities as you like)
6-7am Tea and Coffee
7-8am Beach Chi Gung/Tai Chi
8-9:30am Breakfast
10:30am-12:30pm PLÉ Basics
12:30pm Lunch
1-3pm Pool-time, lounging, tanning, relaxing
3:30-5pm Workshopping (Handstands, Pool PLÉ, Backbends, Aerial)
5-6pm Beach Play and Sunset
6:15pm Dinner
8-10pm Evening Activities

Delicious and Healthy Meals
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is included on most days of the retreat. The food will be grounding, nourishing and amazing! Our meal master, “Skillet,” presents simple, healthy and delicious meals made with fresh, local ingredients. Most meals include eggs, chicken and/or fish, and vegetarian/vegan options are always available. We can accommodate most special dietary needs.
After dinner we will offer evening activities from partner massage and sharing to an adventure to the Phosphorescence Lagoon. There are also plenty of local night markets and discos for you night owls.

PLÉ in Paradise retreat will be held at the Monkey House community complex a short walk from the beach. In addition to clean and safe accommodations, there is a swimming pool, an ocean view palapa practice space, the Monkey House Gym for aerial & acrobatics training, lots of grass and hammocks for relaxing between classes, and our Monkey House Kitchen and hang out space. It is awesome! Click here for details about the rooms.
Just outside our living/training complex there are cafes, shops, and local markets to explore. The neighborhood, called La Punta, is small, quiet, and full of friendly people. Surf lessons are available in La Punta. Just a mile down the beach is Playa Zicatela where you can find bars, restaurants, discos, nightlife, and plenty of surf shops to buy Mexican trinkets, beach garb, and anything else you might need. Puerto Escondido is a safe and welcoming town.

Classes/ Activities may include:
PLÉ basics
Chi Gung/Tai Chi
Pool PLÉ
Aerial PLÉ
Bending Backwards
Partner Acrobatics
Partner Massage/Stretching
Training Science
Anatomy Exploration

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