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Animal Flow Mentorship Costa Rica 2021

November 27 - December 4

We are really excited to be back with the Animal Flow Mentorship Week! Join Mike Fitch, Creator of Animal Flow, for a full week of immersive learning all about enhancing and implementing your AF skills. The packed agenda mixes science lectures, movement sessions, practical workshops, tons of Flow practice, epic adventures and awesome social activities.

We’ll be at the incredible Bodhi Tree Resort in Costa Rica, for our most luxurious mentorship yet. (This is the event originally scheduled for November 2020, but postponed due to COVID-19).

Please review the special terms related to COVID-19 precautions, cancellation/refund policies, and travel insurance, which are all detailed below. You will be required to sign the Agreement and Waiver in order to participate for the event. We ask you to pay particular attention to the COVID-19 requirements regarding entry to Costa Rica; negative test or vaccination status; and compliance with mask requirements. We hope that by making the requirements clear in advance of the event, we can all arrive at the Mentorship prepared to have a fun, productive, and healthy week without any disagreements or confrontations over COVID-19 issues.

THE AGENDA

The packed agenda includes:

  • Movement science lectures and interactive workshops;
  • Individual practice at your own skill level;
  • Group flow design;
  • Hand balancing practice;
  • New bonus moves;
  • Business advice for AF Instructors;
  • Social media and branding;
  • Photography & video for AF;
  • Creating and filming an Epic Flow;
  • Bonding with new friends to last a lifetime;
  • Awesome excursions and adventures around Nosara, including zip lining in the jungle tree tops, and surfing and/or stand up paddle boarding on the world-renown beach.

Check out the final “Epic Flows” we created at the past three Mentorships:

THE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Animal Flow Mentorship Week is an incredible opportunity to spend a lot of qualify time not only with AF Creator Mike Fitch, but also with numerous members of the AF Master Instructor and Leadership team. The global team brings a ton of diverse experience in movement science, multi-disciplinary practices, specializations, and business practices.

Leaders for the Costa Rica Mentorship will include:

Your Mentorship Team includes Mike Fitch, Chris Flores, Roshan Chopra, Miro Baściuk and Karen Mahar

THE 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!

Connect with your fellow Flowists from around the world.

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.

The Bodhi Tree resort offer eco-friendly luxury amidst the Nosara jungle.

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

Relax and rejuvenate at the on-site spa.

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

Gorgeous shalas with wide open wood floors provide views of the ocean and jungle.

Choose from a variety of accommodation types, including private single rooms; shared double and triple rooms; 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.

Most rooms provide for shared accommodations with a maximum of 2 or 3 people. 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.

Check out the details of each room type to decide which option is best for you:

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, which would be split amongst the people in the car. A group of 5 or more will be charged $40 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.

This page provides additional information on requirements from the Costa Rica government regarding visas, COVID-19 travel insurance, and other information: Costa Rica Entry Requirements

All prices are per person and are in USD. Early bird pricing is valid until July 31.

YOU CAN REGISTER WITH A PAYMENT PLAN. PAY 34% DEPOSIT TO REGISTER, WITH REMAINING PAYMENTS DUE AUGUST 1 AND OCTOBER 1. *EMAIL admin@animalflow.com TO SET UP A PAYMENT PLAN FOR THE ROOM YOU WANT.

Room Type Beds Cost Per Person Early Bird
Treetop Queen Room Private 1 Queen Bed $2900 $2700
Casita Semi-Private 2 Bedrooms, 1 Queen Each $3000 $2800
Villa King Private for Couple 1 King Bed $2900 $2700
Bungalow Queen Shared 2 Queen Beds $2800 $2600
Jungle Room Shared 2 Queen Beds $2500 $2300
Dorm Triple Shared 3 Single Beds $2200 $2000

INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

What is included?

  • 7 nights luxury lodging
  • 3 daily buffet meals, including options with fish, chicken, vegetarian, vegan, or special dietary restrictions
  • Full Mentorship course
  • One-of-a-kind Animal Flow shirt created just for this event

What is NOT included in the price?

  • 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
  • Costa Rica Travel Insurance (required for entry to Costa Rica)
  • COVID-19 test, if required

We are making every effort to ensure the health and safety of all attendees. We understand that many individuals have strong opinions regarding wearing masks, getting vaccinations, and other COVID-10 related issues. In an effort to provide an event atmosphere that is happy and healthy for everybody, we are providing this information regarding COVID-19 precautions and requirements in advance of the event. If you feel that any of these requirements are too restrictive for you and you would not be willing or able to comply; or that they are not restrictive enough and you would not feel comfortable, then we recommend you wait for a future retreat when these measures are not necessary.

In developing these requirements, we have tried to strike a balance between keeping attendees safe and also comfortable; and to comply with the requirements of the country of Costa Rica and our host venue. We will be guests in Costa Rica and at the Bodhi Resort, and we have a duty to respect their standards and to avoid putting their residents and staff at risk. We don't want to engage in actions that would damage our reputation or ability to host future events.

Many of the areas we will be spending time in are outdoor facilities, and/or maximize outdoor air flow. However, we also recognize that participants may be sharing rooms, living in close quarters for a full week. Thus we will require either a negative COVID-19 test or vaccination document to participate. We will only require wearing masks where the venue explicitly requires it.

By clarifying all of these requirements ahead of time, we hope that we can all arrive at the venue with a shared understanding of the COVID-19 requirements, and can then proceed with our event without any disagreements or arguments. We know that some people will be vaccinated and some will not, and that many people will have strong, different opinions. In order to create and hold a positive, enjoyable atmosphere for the whole week, we hope we can avoid having to discuss COVID-19 at all.

All participants are required to sign the Agreement and Waiver acknowledging all of the requirements upon registration. Please read and review this detailed document HERE:

Some of the key points included in this document are:

  • You must comply with all requirements of the Costa Rica government. This includes attaining the COVID-19 travel insurance required by Costa Rica, as well as any other measures they put in place.
  • You must comply with all requirements of the venue. This may include wearing masks in common areas. While we do not anticipate having to wear masks in our Flow practice areas, the venue currently requires masks in all common areas. We will NOT require mask wearing above and beyond the venue requirements.
  • We will require all participants to present one of two options: proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test conducted within last 72 hours; or full COVID-19 vaccination. We are not requiring that you be vaccinated, but would need the negative COVID test in lieu of vaccination. We will not ask vaccinated people to share a room with non-vaccinated people (unless you ask to share a room).
  • All of the Animal Flow staff leading or teaching at the event will be fully vaccinated.
  • You need to attain your own Travel Insurance to cover cancellation for personal emergencies or COVID-19 related events
  • We will not ask vaccinated individuals to share a room with unvaccinated individuals, unless you tell us this does not matter to you. We will let you know if we are having trouble matching up suitable roommates.
  • We will arrange for COVID-19 testing to take place on-site at the venue for individuals who require a test in order to return home.

Space for the Mentorship is limited to only 30 attendees. 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 required to attain your own travel insurance to cover most instances of 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 most of your payment.

  • Cancel by July 28 (4 months prior to event): Full refund minus $75 processing fees.
  • Cancel between July 29 and September 28: 50% refund. However, if we are able to fill your spot, we will provide a 95% refund.
  • Cancel on September 29 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.

For this reason, we require you to attain appropriate travel insurance that covers your travel and registration costs. We will not ask for proof of insurance, but by signing this document you indicate you understand the requirement and the refund policy.

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.

You can find the full details on Cancellation and Refund in the Agreement and Waiver document you will be asked to sign when you register:

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 have a few options for single rooms, or we can pair you up with a roommate. We will pair up roommates of same gender, unless you specify that you'd like to room a specific person. We will ensure that we don't ask people who are vaccinated to share a room with people who are not vaccinated, unless you specify that you don't care.
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?
You can bring a significant other, but they won't be able to stay for free in your room. The venue charges us per-person, not per room. If you'd like to bring someone to share your room, we can give them a discounted rate that covers the additional venue costs but does not charge for Mentorship participation. We can put you in one of the Queen Treetop rooms (private room with one queen bed), and the charge for the additional person would be $1000 USD for the week. If you would like to both stay in the King Villa, the cost for the additional person is $2000.
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?
Yes, we can offer a discount of $200 per person if you will have two people sharing the Queen Treetop Room (one queen bed in private room).

The other option for a couple is the King Villa, which has a cost of $5800 for a couple ($5400 early bird rate). The Villa is already reserved for a couple and thus already includes a discounted couple rate.
Can I register with a deposit and then pay in installments?
Yes! You can register by paying 34% of cost as a deposit, and then we will bill you for the remaining two payments on August 1 and October 1.
What if my country experiences a surge in COVID-19 cases in November and I am barred from entering Costa Rica?
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.
My country requires me to have a negative COVID-19 test to return. How will I be able to get that done during the Mentorship?
We will arrange for the local clinic in Nosara to conduct the COVID-19 tests for all participants who need one. You are responsible for the $140 USD (cash) cost and we will have them done at the venue.
I am really uncomfortable wearing a mask. Will you really make us wear them?
We will require participants to comply with all requirements of Costa Rica and the venue. Currently, that requires wearing masks in some places. We do not anticipate that we will need to wear masks when practicing flow, as we plan to do most of that in outdoor shalas with lots of air flow. However, if the venue requires it in the shalas, common areas, indoor areas, or anywhere else, we will ask participants to comply. We are guests of the country and venue and need to respect their requests. If you feel strongly about never wearing a mask, you may want to wait for a future retreat.

IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION REGARDING YOUR EXISTING PAYMENT PLAN, PLEASE *EMAIL admin@animalflow.com.

Details

Start:
November 27
End:
December 4
Cost:
$2200 – $5800
Event Categories:
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Venue

Bodhi Tree Resort
Bodhi Street
Nosara, 50206 Costa Rica
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Website:
https://bodhitreeyogaresort.com

Organizer

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

Tickets

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AF Costa - Tree Top Queen Private
Private room - Queen bed, ensuite bathroom. Price per person USD. Early bird rate ends July 31.
$ 2900.00
0 available
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AF Costa - Casita Semi-Private
Private queen bedroom in a shared Casita. 2 bedrooms share living space, bathroom, and terrace. Price per person USD. Early bird rate ends July 31.
$ 3000.00
0 available
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AF Costa - Jungle Double Room
Double room with two queen beds. Private bathroom and terrace. Price is per person USD. Early bird rate ends July 31.
$ 2500.00
0 available
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AF Costa - Triple Room for MALES
Triple room with 3 twin beds. Room has one bathroom and outdoor seating area. Price per person USD. Early bird rate ends July 31. We have one room for females and one for males.
$ 2200.00
0 available
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