While our days are packed with movement, the program is intelligently sequenced to allow for rest and recovery along the way. All movements are scalable: we are able to break them down to make them more accessible or add complexity to make them more challenging.
We will use corrective exercises and functional movements to improve posture and performance, this way we are able to cater to all fitness levels. We use a lot of bodyweight exercises emphasizing different aspects of movement patterns such as jumping, pulling, crawling, lateral transitions, hanging, rolling, pressing etc. to improve reflex, sensitivity, response and reaction.
7:30 | Coffee
8:00 – 9:30 | Warm up
Using the breath to promote function, joint mobility, tissue prep
9:30 – 11:00 | Breakfast
11:00 – 1:00 | Movement Exploration
Develop optimal function of your body through obstacle courses and ground work
1:00 – 3:00 | Lunch
3:00 – 6:00 | Focused Movement Lab
Partner & group calisthenics, working with heart rate and pacing
6:30 | Dinner
8:30-9:30 | Recovery Session
Bodyweight therapeutics & breath work
“MovementFeast 2015 was an amazing experience for me, not only for pushing myself to some physical limits and overcoming some fears but also getting smoothed out by breathing and touch. An amazing 10 days that gave me tools I use on a daily basis. I recommend anybody interested in movement and wanting to learn more about their own body to join these amazing teachers- it’s totally worth it”
An excerpt from blog post “Tiggers have springs in their tails” -the author Paul Buffel was a student at a past workshop with Chance…
“Chance led us through a full body warm up, specific exercises to challenge our ability to move in different directional planes (such as sideways, twisting, and diagonally), strength training using body weight, a focus on supportive breathing, and ways of movement that brought up fear – like jumping sideways, or head on, over concrete barriers. I am happy to report that no bodies were bloodied during the workout.
After Chance had us explore the role of fear on our movement, and witnessing me spring over the concrete barrier, he exclaimed the words that I used as the title of this posting. There was much laughter and smiling through this workout!
The idea is that if you can challenge your body and mind in a safe, supportive, and playful environment you increase your vitality while strengthening and preparing yourself to adapt and meet the challenges you will face in your life. Done in community it increases our feeling of connection with others, enhancing our mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.”