Adam Bolton leads classes designed to quiet the mind and inspire the body through music, movement, and breath. His goal is to provide a supportive and inclusive space—safe for students to awaken the body’s vitality, and to release stress patterns. To develop an intelligent, and satisfying yoga practice, Adam integrates conscious alignment and proper breathing techniques into engaging and challenging sequences. To support the constant evolution of realizing your potential, Adam’s classes are an opportunity to clear the slate—physically and emotionally to make space for the connection to spirit.
Andrew Bathory is a creative and curious Yoga, Movement and Voice teacher based in Montreal. Co-founder of Element Yoga Montreal, he is well known for his playful, warm and engaging approach to a mindful yoga practice that integrates restorative-based practices as well as the applications of yoga therapeutics. With a background in dance, gymnastics and movement training, Andrew incorporates various forms of movement in his practice both on and off the mat. His classes are delivered with timely pacing, attention to detail, and an artful blend of movement and stillness that ground students in breath and body. It is with this approach that he is able to bring his students a sense of depth, care and vitality.
Antonio Lennert is a movement practitioner with a background in surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, Ginástica Natural and yoga. Co-founder of Surf the Greats, he is known for his Surf and SUP Safaris on the Great Lakes and beyond. His movement classes are designed to condition the body for sports that require explosive power, cardiovascular fitness, strength and focus. Antonio’s goal as a mind and body worker is to create a safe space for people to explore themselves while connecting deeply with their natural environments. He believes in meaningful energy exchanges to support individual growth while cultivating practices of positivity and kindness in the world.
Join us June 3rd-5th for a weekend getaway adventure at one of our favourite places in Ontario. Share a weekend soaking up the anticipation of summer surrounded by nature, all of the elements and supported by mindful yoga, movement and meditation practices to honour the transition between seasons.
The experience was transcendent—beyond the physical act of practicing yoga. In the first few hours of the retreat it became clear that many of us were looking for a similar experience. A longing to connect to other men in a way that we all too often are not able, or comfortable doing. As the weekend progressed, I saw men, who a day earlier had been complete strangers, sharing intimate thoughts, hopes, and ideas—about their lives, insecurities, and struggles. Supported by a yoga practice that not only expanded our physical bodies, but more importantly our minds.
I wasn’t sure when to expect when I made the choice to do a men’s yoga retreat in Mexico. It took some courage to push myself to spend a week with a group of strangers in a foreign place. At some point, I realized I felt connected to an impressive community of men. I felt safe, supported and more relaxed than I have ever been. I took a leap of faith and it exceeded all my expectations.
Adam, Andrew and Antonio create for their men’s retreat a beautiful, inclusive, safe and powerful environment in which participants are invited to explore their heart, mind and body—and masculinity—in a way that allows for healing to happen, discoveries to be made, and joy and connection to be experienced. Feeling extremely lucky is how one comes out of such a unique and rare brotherly adventure. They earned my respect and get my gratitude.
A meeting place for men of all walks of life to practice and connect more fully to their truth in the support of a mindful community.
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