mov Nat fundamentals & playtime in Governor’s Island

Hey everyone!  
Our friends at the Movement Creative have created a Popup interactive playscape on Governor's island! What is a Popup playscape? It's like a jungle gym for adults and kids alike with multiple levels and textures and monkey bars, etc. that is intended for multipurpose use from parkour, yoga, Natural Movement, play, or just relaxing on! 
I'm excited to head down to Governor's Island this Sunday to lead a mov nat fundamentals workshop. Come join me and explore Governor's Island. 

What to expect:  

• We'll touch on the details of efficient crawling, climbing, jumping, running, and balancing.  

• We'll incorporate these techniques in the playscape to create obstacle courses and challenges. 

• We'll explore on the playscape and around the island to find more freestyle playtime 

the ferry is super quick in getting to the island.  
Here's a link to the ferry schedule: https://govisland.com/info/ferry

Also, if you have any trouble finding the space you can message me on the meet up site. 

Here's some more info about the space as provided by The Movement Creative: 

POPUP PUBLIC will be located in Nolan Park on Governors Island in NYC, just south of the Manhattan Ferry.  The design is composed of two major spaces–the Jungle Gym and the Playscape Path.  Consideration is given to entry points to Spontaneous Interventions and the location of the Little Free Library (see below).

The Jungle Gym

The bar jungle gym will inhabit the cozy space between the houses.  Over the course of the summer, this will change shape, varying between more geometric forms to more organic ones.  These bars also fit into the larger bar system holding the sunshades down popup path. Designed for children AND Adults!

The Playscape Path

Playscape path creates a series of smaller social spaces established by large timbers and material threshold changes between path and grass.  These spaces are further defined with sunshades and hammocks.  Each area is unique, providing different opportunities to move, explore, and play.

Shading

Throughout the site we hope to install sunshades, to cast shadows on the bars and keep them cool  for use in the mid-day, high-heat summers.  They also will provide much needed shading for the social spaces along playscape path for visitors who choose to lounge or relax in the space.

Primal Movement Drop in Class w/ MovNat Certified Trainer

Join us for an hour of natural movement and primal training at Walker Lake behind the Kirkwood community center! Go to MovNat.com to learn more and then join us to experience for yourself the freedom of moving naturally and efficiently!

Can't make it on Tuesday? Try our Saturday class at 9:30am at the base of Art Hill (where the lake/fountains meet with the road!) or if you prefer evenings/indoors, we're now fortunate enough to partner with Steel Plate Crossfit in Webster Groves for a Wednesday class at 7:30pm! Have questions? Wish there was a natural human movement and mobility class in YOUR area? Give me a shout! I'm happy to help out any way I can! See you Tuesday!!!

FIRST TIMERS GET IN FREE!!! Suggested donation of $10/person/class after, but DO NOT let money stop you! Unless someone is obviously taking advantage (which has never happened!) I will never turn someone away because money is tight that week! Showing up matters more!

Primal Potluck

Potluck at Gary and Laura's! Bring your favorite dish and visit with new and old friends. David Soto, Jr., local author and blogger at The Primitive You, shall be in attendance to answer your questions

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Smart Life Forum, every 3rd Thursday

Smart Life Forum meets the 3rd Thursday's of each month, in Palo Alto.  Hosted by the Silicon Valley Health Institute, these meetings take place at the Cubberly Community Center.  Typical topics are health, nutrition, diet and alternative medical modalities.

See www.SVHI.org for the speaker of this month, or look at the comment section immediately below this message. 

Who comes to these meetings:

People who like the more technical side of health and wellness, and people who just want some good sound nutrition answers to their questions.

Primal Movement Drop in Class w/ MovNat Certified Trainer

Join us for an hour of natural movement and primal training at Walker Lake behind the Kirkwood community center! Go to MovNat.com to learn more and then join us to experience for yourself the freedom of moving naturally and efficiently!

Can't make it on Tuesday? Try our Saturday class at 9:30am at the base of Art Hill (where the lake/fountains meet with the road!) or if you prefer evenings/indoors, we're now fortunate enough to partner with Steel Plate Crossfit in Webster Groves for a Wednesday class at 7:30pm! Have questions? Wish there was a natural human movement and mobility class in YOUR area? Give me a shout! I'm happy to help out any way I can! See you Tuesday!!!

FIRST TIMERS GET IN FREE!!! Suggested donation of $10/person/class after, but DO NOT let money stop you! Unless someone is obviously taking advantage (which has never happened!) I will never turn someone away because money is tight that week! Showing up matters more!

inwood Ramble

Let's ramble through the forest of Inwood Park! I've found some great places to practice our balancing, lifting, crawling, and vaulting and would love to get a group rambling together.

Let's get out and play!!

Free Mobility Workshop

Aleks Rybchinskiy is going to offer a free mobility workshop going over every primal movement pattern.  He'll demonstrate as well as lecture on specific movements and muscles of the body, and how to integrate mobility and stretching to any program.   

Free Community Workout & Paleo Farmers Market

Come work out with us! Organic Fitness and Training is coming on Saturday, November 21st for a free community workout on our front lawn! Also, the dream team of local Paleo and health food vendors are going to be out here sampling some of their best sellers for our post-workout recovery. ALSO, bring your kids, because we'll have a bounce house, NO BIG DEAL.

Looking forward to sweating and snacking with all of you!

We will be having pre-order pickups from both Yonder Way and Barefoot Provisions, so if you would like to place an order for goods from either of them, you'll be able to pick them up in person at the event.

Yonder Way order form:
http://yonderwayfarm.com/order-form/

Barefoot Provisions ordering: http://barefootprovisions.com/collections/food

Participating vendors include: Yonder Way Farm, Epic Bar, Barefoot Provisions, Juice Society, Siete Family Foods, Vital Farms, Live Soda, Rhythm Superfoods, Oatmega Bar, GoodPop and Chameleon Cold Brew.

Links for all the participating vendors:
Organicfitnessandtraining.com
Yonderwayfarm.com
Barefootprovisions.com
Vitalfarms.com
Epicbar.com
Juice-society.com
Mustbnutty.com
Livesodakombucha.com
Givebar.com
Rhythmsuperfoods.com
Goodpops.com
Chameleoncoldbrew.com

Paleo Thxgiving Potluck

Friends-giving/thanksgiving potluck; haven't had one of these in a while, so perfect timing to go along with the holidays and theme 🙂

Safer Skincare & Cleaner Cosmetics Q&A Open House with Noelle & Stacy

Join Noelle Tarr of Coconut and Kettlebells and Stacy Toth of Real Everything discuss the importance of removing toxins from your personal care items… and why it matters. From safer skincare to cleaner cosmetics, we'll be taking questions in an open forum. We will also have non-toxic product favorites available for you to test, try, and take samples home.

Event is in the Bluemont Room at the Central Library in Arlington, VA (very close to the earlier book signing on the same day). Details: https://library.arlingtonva.us/locations/central-library/