Events and Workshops

Spain Retreat 2018

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Upright Health Retreat in Andalucia, Spain at Cortijo Caseria del Mercado

DISCOVER THE POWERFUL PRINCIPLES OF SMART TRAINING AT THE FIRST EVER UPRIGHT HEALTH RETREAT

July 23-28, 2018


GAIN CONTROL OF YOUR BODY AND YOUR LIFE

We know the struggle that you're going through.

Everyone keeps saying you're broken beyond repair. Or that the only possible way to "fix" you is to have an invasive and expensive surgery. 

Doctors and therapists don't have any good ideas for you. People keep pushing medications on you. 

But you want to learn the principles of self-care that will keep your body running for the long run. 


HELP OTHERS LIVE CONFIDENTLY

And if you're a trainer or fitness instructor, you have added stress on top of your own aches and pains.

You want to help your clients and students out of their problems. But you don't know how to make sense of what you see and what the doctors say. 

People keep saying that arthritis, labral tears, worn down cartilage, and old age are problems that you and your clients can't overcome.

But you've seen people get better, and you want to learn the principles that make it possible.

client doing a stretch

REDISCOVER THE POWER OF THE HUMAN BODY 

Are you struggling with poor posture?

Tired of constant hip pain and getting no useful answers?

Want to learn how to train your shoulders to move freely and without pain?

Ready to have a more mobile body?

Passionate about helping yourself AND others live a life worth living?


JOIN US AT THE FIRST EVER UPRIGHT HEALTH RETREAT

WHAT YOU'LL GET

1. The principles of training your body out of injuries and poor alignment

2. An understanding of how to stay injury free for life

3. Connection with other people who value their bodies and want control of their lives

WHO IS THIS FOR?

You're a client of ours who wants to deepen your understanding of our thought processes (and take a nice vacation away from the distractions of cell phones, computers, and the internet).

You're tired of fighting with a frustrating case of hip pain, shoulder pain, or back pain, and you won't accept "old age" or "wear and tear" as the excuse for the decline in your quality of life.

You're a trainer or other health professional, and you want to help yourself and others understand and beat chronic, recalcitrant pain with movement. 

You're familiar with the Upright Health team and know that there's NO BETTER WAY TO LEARN than in person. 

WHY A RETREAT?

It's tough for a lot of people to see us at Upright Health.

Our schedules are booked pretty solid. 

Travel to the San Francisco Bay Area is tough - due to distance, time, and cost.

And once you're here, you're only able to work with us individually for a few hours total. 

A retreat gives you the chance to learn deeply. 

A retreat gives you the chance to focus and engage with our principles.

A retreat gives you the chance to get the perspectives of every member of our team.

A retreat gives you the chance to meet and connect with passionate, like-minded people.

KEY POINTS  WE'LL COVER

-general philosophy and approach to training away hip, shoulder, and back problems

-specific movement assessments we find helpful with our clients and how you can use them on yourself and/or your clients

-specific exercises and the contexts to target weakness, tightness, tension, and restrictions in motion

-self-assessments and principles of gradual self-improvement

-how to increase your overall physical capacity even in the face of chronic pain (and ESPECIALLY in the face of chronic pain)

-optimal recovery strategies so you can approach your body and your life with creativity and confidence

THE LOCATION: Cortijo Casería del Mercado

Cortijo Caseria Del Mercado is a small organic farm high in the Alpujarras mountains of Andalucia, southern Spain.

In addition to the huge array of fruit and vegetables grown on site, the farm has goats, horses and a peacock breeding sanctuary and the farm produces its own organic olive oil.

Not only is the Cortijo a working farm, it has also been adapted as a retreat centre with traditional Spanish accommodation, a natural mineral water swimming pool and a yoga shala.

The farm buildings offer basic shared, comfortable accommodations with a communal and family feel. You'll have a roommate that you'll get to learn from!

For those who love the outdoors, outdoor camping spots are also available (you bring your own camping gear!). 

The local area is fantastic hiking country with spectacular mountain views and isolated “White villages”.

HOW DO I GET THERE?

Book a flight to Spain and get yourself to Granada! 

A group bus will be arranged to take ALL attendees to the Cortijo. Another bus will take ALL attendees back to Granada at the end of the retreat. The cost of the bus is included in your registration.

More detailed logistics will be provided if you are accepted as an attendee. 

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND?

This will be a small group with a planned maximum of 15 attendees.  Depending on actual applications, we may keep this number even lower. 

WHAT WILL ACCOMMODATIONS BE LIKE?

This will be living in a rustic but comfortable community setting. 



Activities include lecture, targeted stretching and mobility seminars, movement workshops, and movement games. There will also be troubleshooting sessions where you'll get detailed ideas for your specific issues. 


WHAT WILL A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?

Each day will follow roughly the same schedule:

Healthy breakfast 

Planned Activity

Lunch

Siesta or Optional Activity

Planned Activity

Dinner

Community Activity 

WHAT DOES IT COST?

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION CURRENTLY OPEN (by April 30, 2018) : $2395

REGULAR REGISTRATION $2795

Registration fee does NOT include flights. Your registration includes the individual coaching and  attention you'll receive from the Upright Health team as well as your transport to and from the Cortijo on a group bus, your accommodations, and three meals a day. 

Meals will have meat/protein, and vegetarian options will also be available. Once you are at the retreat, your mind will be free to learn, absorb, and prepare to creatively train your body to feel its best. 

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED