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AF Mentorship Week Costa Rica 2023

November 25 - December 2

We are super excited to be going back to the awesome Bodhi Tree Resort in Costa Rica for our 2023 Mentorship! Join us for an amazing weeklong experience led by Mike Fitch, with Flowists from all around world.

THE EVENT

The Animal Flow Mentorship is our favorite week! We bring together Flowists from all over the world to hang out in a beautiful location where we can learn, share, practice, and, of course, flow. You’ll reconnect with old friends, make new friends, and gain a life-long community.

Some highlights from our recent Mentorships:

REGISTRATION PROCESS

In order to accommodate as many attendees as we can while allocating space fairly, we will run a “pre-registration” from December 13 – December 20 where everybody interested in attending can submit their name. We will then sort names into a randomized list to allow people to register in batches. If you are interested in attending, please submit this form to be added to the pre-registration list:

Filling out this form does NOT require you to register, but it will put you onto the list so that you are included in the lottery system. If/when you number comes up, you will be told which types of rooms are available, and if you then want to register, you can put down a deposit (or pay in full) to save your spot. You can decline to register if you change your mind or don’t like the options available. Here are the details on how this system will work:

    • The form asks for your name, country, preferred roommate if you have one (not required), and preferred room type.

  • We are setting aside some rooms for individuals from South and Central America, so that they have opportunity to attend a Mentorship that is close to them. So people from those countries will be sorted into a separate list.
  • We will also give priority to people who were on the waiting list for Greece but didn’t get a spot, or who were registered for Greece but had to cancel for some reason.
  • The remaining people will be sorted into a randomized order.
  • We will then go through the lists, contacting people with information about which room are available. You’ll have 48 hours to respond. You can save your spot with a deposit of $300, or pay in full. If you pay by deposit, you can break your remaining payments into 3 or 5 installments. We’ll add a $20 processing fee onto each installment payment.
  • If you have a preferred roommate, you can let us know and they will be offered opportunity to register at same time as you, no matter where they are on the list. If you don’t have a preferred roommate, that is fine – we’ll be able to assign you someone. Everyone who goes to Mentorship is awesome, so you’re sure to have a good match.
  • Room types include: single rooms (limited availability); shared rooms with 2 beds in one room; shared casitas with two bedrooms and 1 bed per bedroom; and “couple” rooms which include one king bed. See below for the complete list of rooms, prices, and links to the Bodhi website with pictures.
  • For the “couple” rooms: These include one large King bed. There is option for a single person to take this room, although pricing for that does end up pretty high. Two people sharing the bed makes the pricing similar to other shared rooms. This is ideal for a couple, OR for two friends who don’t mind sharing a large bed. Note that if you are happy to share a bed with someone else, we recommend opting for one of these rooms as they are quite nice AND you will be bumped to top of list if willing to share bed.
  • If we end up with more people who want to attend than we have rooms for, we will create a waiting list.

SCHEDULE

Mentorship days are packed with a mix of classes, educational sessions, individual and group flow practice, social events, and downtime where you can replenish in your own way. A typical day begins with a 90 minute Animal Flow class, following a different format each day. The rest of the day will include some education sessions including some lectures, practical applications and group flow practice. You’ll have time to create and practice flows with other attendees as well as the participating Master Instructors. We eat breakfast, lunch and dinner together as a group; plan lots of social activities and off-site adventures; and allow you some unscheduled time to spend as you wish. Hit the spa, walk to the beach, lounge at the pool, write in your journal…or practice more flow with your fellow Flowists!


The tentative week schedule will look something like this:

    • Saturday: Arrive at venue; Afternoon – Intro Flow Jam; Sunset flow on the beach;
    • Sunday: Morning AF class; Education/ Flow sessions after breakfast and lunch; Welcome Dinner Celebration;
    • Monday: Morning AF class; Education/ Flow sessions after breakfast and lunch; Optional evening session – breathwork/meditation/ free movement;
    • Tuesday: Morning AF class; Late morning – optional surf lessons or beach time; Afternoon – Education/Flow sessions; Evening Party by the Pool;
    • Wednesday: Optional Morning AF class; Great Day of Rest and Relaxation – choose your adventure or relaxation activity; Optional evening session – breathwork/meditation/ free movement;
    • Thursday: Morning AF class; Morning – create the Epic Flow; Afternoon – Film the Epic Flow; optional activities when your group is not filming; Night out in town;

Friday: Morning AF class; Mobility and Restoration Sessions; Animal Flow Olympics closing games on the beach; Closing Ceremony after dinner

  • Saturday: Departures – Group transport to airports as needed

 

PARTICIPANTS

The Mentorship is open to anyone who has taken the Level 1 workshop. You are not required to have completed your Level 1 certification test, although it is recommended that you do so prior to the event (if you are eligible to become certified).

Don’t worry if you are coming by yourself – most attendees are also coming by themselves. You can expect to make life-long friends from around the world at the Mentorship!


The world class Bodhi Tree Resort is located in Nosara, Costa Rica, where the salt of the ocean meets the tranquility of the jungle. The resort was creatively designed around nature, leaving the surrounding jungle as it was meant to be. Over eight acres of landscaped gardens with exotic flowers, 100-year-old Guanacaste and Pochote trees, waterfalls and gentle streams that inspire meditation and reflection. Whenever you wander through the grounds, the sounds of the waterfalls will follow you and quaint sculptures and statues will surprise you at every turn. Pristine beaches, spectacular sunsets and gentle waves and the most consistent surf breaks of the pacific coast are just a short walk away on a jungle path.

Amenities include two salt water pools located on the property, a juice bar, and a spa with jungle and ocean views.

Six exquisite shalas, all with smooth, cool wooden floors and state of the art sound systems, will host our flow practices.

Choose from a variety of accommodation types, including private single rooms; shared double; and two-bedroom casitas. The modern Balinese-furnished bungalow-style lodging all include luxurious bathrooms, dramatic high ceilings with fans, air conditioning, free WiFi, Raw Botanical toiletries, Egyptian cotton sheets, linen service, private open-air rainfall showers, and outdoor seating areas.

If you plan to attend with another Flowist and would like to share a room, let us know. If you are coming by yourself but would like to share a room, we can pair you up with someone else.

Room options include the following. Click the links to view photos and detailed descriptions on the Bodhi website. We'll assign rooms on a first-come, first-served basis, as we draw names from the lottery sign-up described at the top of this page.

SINGLE ROOMS (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)

QUEEN TREE TOP ROOMS

  • One queen bed, shared balcony with jungle/pool view
  • Cost per person: $3400 early bird / $3900 regular
  • View Queen Tree Tops Room

JUNGLE QUEEN ROOMS

  • One queen bed, outdoor terrace
  • Cost per person: $3400 early bird / $3900 regular
  • Photos coming soon

SHARED ROOMS (2 PEOPLE PER ROOM)

QUEEN BUNGALOWS: SHARED ROOM

  • Two queen beds, balcony with jungle view
  • Cost per person: $3100 early bird / $3600 regular
  • View Queen Bungalows

JUNGLE ROOMS: SHARED ROOM

  • Two queen beds, outdoor terrace
  • Cost per person: $3000 early bird / $3500 regular
  • View Jungle Rooms

SHARED CASITAS (2 bedrooms, 1 person per room)

BODHI CASITAS

  • Two queen bedrooms, one bathroom, small kitchen/dining area, outdoor lounge.
  • Cost per person: $3100 early bird / $3600 regular
  • View Bodhi Casitas

CASITA DELUXE

  • Two queen bedrooms, two bathrooms, small kitchen/dining area, outdoor lounge.
  • Cost per person: $3300 early bird / $3800 regular
  • View Bodhi Casitas

DELUXE BODHI HOUSE

  • Two king bedrooms each with their own suite spacious walk in closets, outdoor lounge, wet bar and private pool
  • Cost per person: $4200 early bird / $4700 regular
  • View Bodhi House

SINGLES OR COUPLES

KING VILLAS

  • One king bed, outdoor lounge
  • If one person: $4100 early bird / $4500 regular
  • If two people: $3100 early bird/ $3600 regular
  • View King Villas

KING BUNGALOWS

  • One king bed, balcony with jungle view
  • If one person: $4100 early bird / $4500 regular
  • If two people: $3100 early bird/ $3600 regular
  • View King Bungalows

KING TREE TOP ROOMS

  • One king bed, shared balcony with jungle/pool view
  • If one person: $4100 early bird / $4500 regular
  • If two people: $3100 early bird/ $3600 regular
  • View King Tree Tops Rooms

Three daily buffet meals are included with your registration package. Bodhi offers an array of hot and refreshing cold soups; an excellent buffet of veggies and salads; and organic chicken, fish and vegan options. They can also cater to any palette as a personalized service to suit all your special dietary needs.

Your meals will be nutritious and delicious.

A full service bar is open from 2pm to 10pm and offers a variety of local and international spirits, organic wines and artisanal beers (for purchase).

Fresh juice, smoothies, spirits, and organic beer and wines are available at the bars.

The nearest international airport is Liberia, at an approximate 2.5 hours drive away. San Jose airport is approximately a 5 hour drive. You can rent a car at either location if you wish to drive yourself (and potentially spend some extra days in Costa Rica along way). Or, you can book transport to and/or from Liberia airport through the Bodhi Tree Resort.

We'll provide you with the contact information for the resort if you want to book your local transport through them. They will group people together according to the time your plane lands or departs. The one-way cost for a car with 1 to 4 people is $150 + 13% tax, which would be split amongst the people in the car. A group of 5 or more will be charged $40 + 13% tax per person.

If you are landing during "normal" hours between 9am and 2pm, you are most likely to be grouped with others to save costs. If you arrive very early in the morning, we'll suggest you wait to share your ride with others. If you arrive very late, you may need to ride by yourself. Note that we will have the Facebook group for attendees, where people can share information about flights and plan to share rides.

COST PER PERSON

See the ACCOMMODATIONS tab for a list of each room type and cost. All costs are per person and include applicable Costa Rica tax of 13% GST.

PAYMENT PLANS

Payment Plans:  You can save your spot with a non-refundable deposit of $300. The balance can be split into 3 payments or 5 payments. If paying in 3 installments, due dates are March 1, June 1, and Sep 1. If paying in 5 installments, due dates are March 1, May 1, July 1, September 1, and October 1. A $20 processing charge is added to each balance payments.

If you are eligible for a discount, we will apply the discount to the first payment due in March.

Or Pay in Full:  You also have the option of paying in full at time of registration.

What is included?

  • 7 nights luxury lodging
  • 3 daily buffet meals, including options with fish, chicken, vegetarian, vegan, or special dietary restrictions
  • Dinner out one night in Nosara
  • Full Mentorship course led by Mike Fitch and members of the Master Instructor team
  • Special edition Animal Flow shirtt
  • Welcome bags

What is NOT included in the price?

  • Travel to Costa Rica
  • Travel to and from the venue (see "Getting There" section above)
  • Optional activities, including zip lining, surfing, and/or stand-up paddle boarding
  • Spa treatments
  • Alcohol, smoothies, special drinks, and other on-site purchases
  • Travel Insurance (we ask you purchase travel insurance to cover potential emergencies, health emergencies or inability to attend)

We maintain a strict cancellation policy for the Mentorship, as the event requires extensive planning and it is difficult to fill spaces for an international trip at the last minute. You are therefore required to attain your own travel insurance to cover most instances of cancellation. We do not require that you submit proof of insurance, but by registering for the event you are acknowledging your responsibility to attain appropriate travel insurance (covering medical emergency and travel cancellation).

Refunds will be provided according to this schedule. As noted here, if we are able to fill your spot after the cancellation deadline(s), we would then issue you a refund covering up to 90% of your payment.

  • Cancel by June 25 (5 months prior to event): Full refund minus $100 cancellation fee.
  • Cancel between June 26 and August 25: 50% refund. However, if we are able to fill your spot, we will provide a 90% refund.
  • Cancel on August 26 or later: 0% refund. However, if we are able to fill your spot, we will provide a 90% refund.

This schedule applies to your cancellation for any reason, including but not limited to injury or medical issues; family emergencies including death; cancellation or changes to your flights; changes to international travel permission or border restrictions due to COVID-19 or any other reason; and/or any other personal emergency. If we are still holding the retreat, we will not provide a refund beyond the schedule described above, even if your reason for not attending is beyond your control.

If the venue requires us to postpone the event until a future date, we will automatically transfer you to the new date. We will attempt to find a date that is suitable for most people. If you cannot attend the new date, you may need to seek reimbursement from insurance company. We will work with individuals to find best solutions, but cannot guarantee that every person would be refunded the full amount. We therefore may direct you to your travel insurance company under some circumstances.

If our company, Global Bodyweight Training, LLC (owner of the Animal Flow brand) cancels the retreat, we will offer you a credit for a future event, or a full refund.

We reserve the right to change the participation of any of the Master Instructors listed as attending in the promotions for the event.

I want to come but I don't know anyone else to attend with me. Will I still have fun?
Yes! The majority of attendees come as individuals. You will make tons of friends. We will pair up roommates of same gender, unless you specify that you'd like to room with a specific person.
I am not very advanced in my Animal Flow practice. Will I still get anything out of the Mentorship?
Absolutely! We design the program to accommodate people of all skill levels. Our goal is for everyone to leave being a little better than when they came in, no matter where they started.
I would like to bring my significant other but they don't practice Animal Flow. Can they just stay in my room and enjoy the venue?
We anticipate having more people who want to attend than we have room for, so we will first allocate all bed spaces to Animal Flow participants. If we do have any of the "couple" rooms (ie rooms with one King Bed) that are not taken up after our initial registration process, then we would be able to accommodate you bringing your significant other. Contact us to discuss this option.
We are a couple who are both Animal Flow Instructors and we would both like to attend. Is there any discount for sharing a room?
We will have two people in every room and won't be able to receive any discounts from the venue for couples, so we need to keep the same price per person. However, we do have some great room options for couples!
Can I register with a deposit and then pay in installments?
Yes! You can register by paying $300, and then we will split the balance into 3 or 5 payments. We will add a processing fee of $20 onto each payment.
What if my country experiences a surge in COVID-19 cases (or has some other type of emergency) in November and I am barred from entering Greece?
We will not be able to refund you for a last minute cancellation for any reason. If we are still holding the retreat, but you cannot attend, you would need to seek reimbursement from your travel insurance company.

Details

Start:
November 25
End:
December 2
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Venue

Bodhi Tree Resort
Bodhi Street
Nosara, 50206 Costa Rica
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Organizer

Global Bodyweight Training
Phone:
+1-305-505-1774
Email:
workshops@animalflow.com
View Organizer Website