Original Condition Immersion, 3-9 September, Umzumbe
Facilitated by Dave Gardner, this immersion will consist of physical & mental practices studying the human form & function, mechanics & technique, researching the unknown, learning to play again, with emphasis on self-study. An experience to cultivate awareness, expand your potential and learn how to move in an open free form way. Whether you are a complete beginner or committed practitioner, this process will empower you with tools on how to cultivate presence, clarity, adaptability, creativity and patience in yourself and your movement.
Pumula Retreat is nestled in the forest of the subtropical south coast area of KwaZulu-Natal, just over an hours drive from Durban. The large property boasts breath-taking sea views, has direct access to the forest, and is only 1km away from the beach. Shared accommodation is comfortable and quiet in the privacy of the main house. The South Coast boasts sunny weather all year around and the warm Indian Ocean allowing outdoor activities to be carry out such as surfing and hiking in the nearby Oribi Gorge. The studio is built in the forest and provides the perfect environment to learn and expand.
Accommodation & Bookings:
Here is the price list for the retreat and different accommodation types:
Please note these are the EARLY BIRD (less 10%) rates and will expire on June 30...
R7550pp (Forest view shared bathroom)
R7890pp (Forest or ocean view shared bathroom)
R8080pp (Seaview private bathroom down the corridor)
R8380pp (Forest view Ensuite bathroom)
You can see the room options here, the prices are relevant from less to more: https://www.pumularetreat.com/accommodation
Bookings can be made via EFT.
50% non-refundable deposit, or full amount, must be in by June 30 to secure early bird price.
Payment plan options are available upon specific request.
If you have any specific questions contact Dave on firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.original-condition.com
Arrival & check in on Tuesday 3 September: from 10am onwards
Welcome lunch (everyone must have arrived by then): 1pm
Check out & departure after breakfast on Monday 9 September: 11am
Daily Immersion schedule:
07:00-08:30 - morning warm up practice
09:00-10:15 - breakfast and self-time
10:30-13:00 - technique & function workshop
13:00-14:30 - lunch & self-time
15:00-17:00 - community and play playshop
17:00-18:30 - snacks sunset outdoors
19:00-20:00 - dinner
20:00-21:00 - decompression session
Each day will build into the next and will remain slightly flexible and it is likely that times may change slightly to ensure the flow of the groups dynamics and weather. There is also space for a morning of surf on the beach and a sunset walk at Oribi Gorge.
ABOUT YOUR HOST DAVE GARDNER
Dave’s experience so far has been influenced and inspired by Henry Madini of CAMA Muay Thai SA, Jim Harrington and Simon Borg-Olivier of Yoga Synergy, Aditi Gaur of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition, Cameron Shayne of Budokon University, David Aghion of Gracie Barra, Richie Lowe of Renzo Gracie Cape Town, Tom Weksler’s Movement Archery, Tomislav English’s Ferus Animi Terra Nova and Iesu Escalante’s Shifting methods, Shaolin Wushu and Acrobatics.
Dave’s process is to study with these and other teachers, to research through his personal practice and develop a way in which we all contribute to one another’s lives and work.
“What I discover through my study and practice is what I share.”
Dave currently host masterclasses, weekend workshops, monthly immersion’s, and retreats. His work is to assist and facilitate the individual to create their own path through self-awareness.