Exuberant Animal Long Body Training retreats are transformative 3-day experiences incorporating functional movement, educational presentations, meditation and positive social engagement.
Retreats are perfect for teachers, trainers, physicians, coaches or health enthusiasts who are curious about health and the human body.
What You'll Experience
Long Body Training retreats are unique explorations of health and human performance that address the fundamental problem of biological mismatch and the challenge of effective living in the modern world. The experience is physically challenging, intellectually stimulating and socially engaging.
Explore functional movements that are actually fun and more beneficial than any fitness fads.
Discover powerful new ideas about health and the body through provocative TED-style talks.
Rediscover your tribe through engaging social movement and cooperative group activities.
Long Body Training retreats are highly concentrated and rhythmic, composed of cycles that alternate between functional movement, meditation, presentations and social breaks. These oscillations of effort and relaxation have a powerful effect on learning and experience.
Enjoy group activities inspired by the martial arts and based on improvisation and teamwork. These challenges include:
- Balance challenges for fun and proprioception
- Locomotion to refine your gait
- Partner rapport-building and martial art
- Functional games
- Medicine ball mania
- Partner-Resist training to build strength with others
Get a front-row seat to learn from Frank Forencich:
- Primate's Predicament: overview of our modern public health
- Big-picture Paleo: setting a biological context
- Practical Neuroscience: The foundation of learning and skill
- The Long Body: Understanding the body + habitat + tribe
- The Power of Story
Food & Accommodations
Wake up every morning with your tribe to the smell of freshly-brewed coffee and the revitalizing country air. In between training cycles, you'll enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared daily with fresh ingredients from our paleo-style vendors:
Date & Times
The action begins at noon on Friday and runs through 5 pm on Sunday. Due to the comprehensive and holistic nature of this training, no late arrivals or early departures are permitted.
You may want to arrive early or stay over an additional night. You are welcome to do so. If this is the case, please let us know.
The Long Body Training retreat will be held in Leavenworth, WA. Location details and travel information will be emailed to you before the event.
Your Training team
Brown-Belt Level Trainers
Dawni Rae Shaw
Dawnie Rae has been a fitness coach for over 25 years with one only mission: impact others so they can also impact others.
Ray is a Feldenkrais practitioner and movement aficionado, as well as a writer, editor, and explorer of the deep, promising well of ancestral health.
Panayiotis is a movement fanatic with 8 years experience teaching dance and martial arts and a passion for somatic education and Ux Design.
The registration fee of $800 for this retreat includes home-cooked food, lodging and safari-style house camping. Travel expenses not included.