Immerse Yourself for 6 Days in the Colombian Jungle, Connect to Your Primal Nature, Improve Your Movement Practice, and Gain Some Badass Skills for Life
WHAT IS FIGHT MOVE FLOW?
Based on our combined over a decade of practicing and coaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MovNat/Natural Movement, Parkour, Animal Flow, and countless other methods and disciplines - we've designed a unique experience to help you connect to your primal nature, develop confidence through competence, tap into flow states, and grow alongside a badass tribe.
Listen to our Instagram Lives leading up to the FMF Retreat to learn about this innovative approach to human movement that combines the most practical form of self-defense, movement in Nature, and restorative movement flow.
FMF IG LIVES & PODCASTS
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MovNat Combatives will give you the most practical skills and mindsets you need to defend yourself and others. We'll build confidence through competence.
MovNat & Natural Movement Training will give you real world physical capability by taking universal, practical human movement skills, and transforming them from effective, to efficient, to adaptable.
Animal Flow & Natural Parkour will grow your strength, mobility, and creative expression via ground-based movement sequences and challenges that encourage flow states, body awareness, and improvisational capacities.
IN THIS FIGHT MOVE FLOW RETREAT,
The foundations of Gracie BJJ and MovNat Combatives to sharpen your self-defense skills
The full range of natural movement skills practiced in the "dojo" and experienced to the fullest in the lush jungle of Colombia
Animal Flow movement sequences to restore your body, align your mind, and tap into flow states
Natural Parkour challenges and flow sequences to help you connect the dots physically and mentally
A deep state of group flow facilitated by this unique combination of transformative practices, the rich environment, and the collective energy
...AND YOU'LL LEARN:
The interconnectedness of these unique practices and how they build on and improve each other
The most effective (battle-tested) self-defense techniques and the principles and mindsets you need to keep you (and others) safe
Real world physical competence skills so that you can overcome any obstacle (literally and figuratively)
Flow training methods, challenges, and games to cultivate creativity and forge adaptability
Movement routines you can take home and do daily to build mobility, strength, and resilience throughout your whole body
You will be challenged. You will grow.
Six days and five nights stay in the beautiful Zafra Nature Reserve (valued at $500)
Two 3-hour sessions per day (valued at $2500)
All meals: organic, locally sourced, and home cooked with love (valued at $300)
Transportation to/from Medellin airport (~3 hour drive, valued at $75)
A care package of locally sourced goods from San Rafael, Colombia (delicious!)
Free time to rest and relax, or explore and enjoy the jungle (priceless!)
*EARLY BIRD BONUS!*
SIGN UP BEFORE MAY 26TH, AND YOU'LL ALSO RECEIVE:
Six live group sessions to prepare for the event (valued at $300)
A group integration call after the retreat (valued at $150)
A guarantee that we will have your FMF 2024 Retreat t-shirt size! ($30)
AND the first 5 sign ups will receive a care package from Redmond Real Salt (valued at $30+)
MEET JOHN & NATE
Johnathon Lang is a War Veteran, Animal Flow Instructor, and MovNat Team Instructor who helps folks find their true nature.
An American by birth, Johnathon has also lived, coached, and facilitated for 10+ years in East Asia, the Middle East, and Latin-America.
In addition to moving better, his international students credit his Integral Approach with helping them become more physically energized, mentally focused, and emotionally adaptable.
Since becoming a MovNat Certified Trainer, he has led various Natural Movement-oriented wilderness experiences, including Holistic Fitness Camps, Ancestral Medicine Processes, and Organizational Leadership Programs.
He currently inhabits the jungles, rivers, and mountains of San Rafael, Colombia. Although he now rarely wears a suit or tie (or even shoes), he worked for 8+ years in the high-flying business metropolises of NYC and Shanghai. His previous life informs him today as he leads, relates, and facilitates modern folks on their Natural Movement Journey toward more ancestral ways of living.
On a fun day, he runs, climbs, jumps, vaults, and swims his way through the wilderness with friends and family before coming home to celebrate with good food, a warm camp fire, and lots of song and dance.
Johnathon looks forward to flowing with you!
Nate Amado is a MovNat/Natural Movement Expert Trainer, Gracie Jiu Jitsu Instructor, Primal Health Coach, Animal-Based/Carnivore Coach, Wilderness Scout, and much more.
He became hungry for more, physically and mentally. So he began studying and practicing many different disciplines: Boxing, MMA, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga, Meditation, Capoeira, Art Du Déplacement/Parkour, and La Methode Naturelle to name a few. A path which led him to MovNat in 2013.
When he found MovNat, he knew, “This is it!” This is how he wanted to train for the rest of his life. It was the most complete system he'd found, and he knew it had the potential to change a lot of lives and the world around us.
And when he discovered Gracie/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2015, he had the same experience—the fire was stoked. He dove all in, and has been studying/training all day, every day, since. These are his two true passions in life—both highly effective, super fun, and life-changing disciplines.
For the past decade, he's been taking it one bare foot at a time—integrating and coaching people with all the best methods that he's discovered or created, in-person and online, and leading workshops & retreats around the world—growing organically with a community of badass humans.
His mission is to help FMFers around the world kick ass, overcome obstacles, and be water through his new method called Fight Move Flow.
Nate is looking forward to meeting and moving with you!
Nate and John demonstrating an S-grip assisted Rock/Wall Climb Up.
Software Developer, MovNat Level 2 Certified Trainer
McKees Rocks, PA
Veteran, Gardener, Gracie Combatives Belt
A.D.D. Academy Paris Coach
“I decided to join this retreat to try something different than I’d normally do, and something not so hard. I chose to work with you because I followed you on social networks and l knew that you were movement focused. I was at peace before starting the retreat, especially after receiving the schedule.
I was happy to have small sessions, mixed with Balinese lifestyle, and vacation activities during the retreat. For sure my biggest challenge was the cold immersion, but I overcame it with your support and the support of other participants.
After the retreat, I felt good! I stopped the cold immersion ;) but I kept my own morning routine (same as yours based on meditation, breathing, and movement). My advice to anyone wanting to take this retreat: Do it! It’s not too tough at all. Depending on your level, you can learn new skills and improve the ones you already have with Nate's attention to quality and details.“
Some of the eco huts for guests
La Zafra is a private Natural Reserve, it’s a conservation figure endorsed by the Colombian government.
Nested between two rivers and two towns, San Rafael and San Carlos, it is an example of how humans, when settling in a territory, can generate positive interactions, take care of the environment, take care of nature and enable life.
Nature is part of the richness of living here, and we want to invite you to come to know Zafra: It is a different way of relating to Nature and finding inspiration in Her.
The River - "The Real World"
The Maloka - "The Dojo"
The Eco Gym - "The Playground"
- DAY 1:
14:00-15:00 - Depart from MDE Airport*
17:00-18:00 - Arrive at Zafra
18:30-19:30 - Dinner + Meet & Greet
19:30-20:30 - Opening Ceremony
- DAY 2 - 5:
07:30-08:00 - Morning Movement/Meditation (optional)
08:00-9:00 - Breakfast
09:30-12:30 - Session 1
12:30-13:30 - Lunch
14:30-17:30 - Session 2
18:00-19:00 - Dinner
19:30-21:00 - Fire Circle & Music (Day 4)
- DAY 6:
07:30-08:00 - Morning Movement/Meditation (optional)
Do I have to be fit to participate?
We've created this experience to be adaptable to people of all skill and fitness levels. From beginner to advanced, we will find the appropiate level of challenge for your personal growth.
Do I need to have experience in all 3 disciplines to get something out of this?
No. Having experience in any one discipline that we'll practice in this Retreat will be helpful, but not necessary. All you need is a willingness to learn and have fun.
Is this event suitable for everyone?
Yes, our approach to movement is universal. We realize there are biological differences between everyone, and are happy to adapt to your specific situation. With that being said, one parent/guardian must be present for children 10-17 years old (age maybe flexible depending on maturity).
We are guided by MovNat's "Universal" Principle: "Movement is for everyone. It belongs to every human being regardless of origin, gender, age, social class, or belief system."
What are the risks?
There will always be risk moving in Nature, challenging yourself, and going beyond your comfort zone. However, we will do everything possible to minimize or eliminate that risk, by providing a safe learning environment and progressions for you to grow. The main risk is you have too much fun and won't want to leave.
Do I have to stay for the whole event?
Not necessarily, you will gain a lot even if you miss a day or two. However we do request that you are present for the beginning of the Retreat.
If you need to shorten your stay, or if you wish to arrive earlier and/or stay longer - contact us for pricing and to arrange accomodations.
What's the refund policy?
70% - 90-days out
50% - 60-days out
Non-refundable - 30-days out
In the event that the retreat gets postponed due to factors outside of our control, you will have the option to transfer your spot to the new dates or receive a full refund.
Since all the food is included, what if I have a dietary restriction?
How do I get to the location?
We will provide group transportation from Medellin International Airport (MDE) on July 10th, and back on July 15th. Pickup and dropoff will be in the afternoon.
If you need to shorten your stay, or if you wish to arrive earlier and/or stay longer - contact us for pricing and to arrange accommodations.
"IS THIS FOR ME?"
THIS IS FOR YOU IF…
You want a life full of adventure
You enjoy Nature and all of its beauty
You live life vicariously through yourself
You choose challenges and growth over staying stagnant
You believe life is best lived just outside of your comfort zone
THIS IS NOT FOR YOU IF…
You don't like to have fun
You don't like new experiences
You don't like to be challenged
Executive Coach, Life Strategist, Poet, Student of Yoga
There’s a life before and after our MovNat Reconnect Retreat for me. I believe that how we move and how we eat is how we live our lives, and this retreat really made that come alive!
I had been practicing MovNat and other forms of “exercise” (CrossFit, Yoga) for a while but always in very urban environments, and being able to move and use what I knew (and all that I learned at the retreat, which was a lot!) out in nature was truly life-changing! I was so proud of all my cuts and bruises and what my body was able to “unlock” with the right cues and instruction. The whole days were a blast, the people were super supportive and fun, the food was delicious, and the place was stunning. If you’re thinking about signing up - think no more. ;)
John is an excellent trainer and teacher. He trains people with his heart and passion. He is very good at taking complicated concepts and making them seem simple.
With his help I've improved my physical fitness, and learned many things, not only about my body, but also about life.
After working with John, I now approach my days with greater confidence than before, and this helps me personally and professionally.
20+ Year Yoga Teacher
“It became evident to me that I could be moving better. While I am a good yoga practitioner, I was also lacking functional strength and mobility (I always think what I would need to do in a zombie apocalypse, and the answer is not triangle pose?). Y’all. [This] captures a huge moment for me… My first time to be able to lift my feet off the ground in a horizontal hang!! This all has been made possible by working with Nathan Amado, who is a certified MovNat trainer, and is also taking Katy Bowman’s 52 week biomechanics course. He is helping me to be stronger in a real way. I’ve been crawling, lifting, balancing, squatting, hanging… I can’t wait to see what the next step is! This work is helping change my dialogue about what it means to be strong. This is all about readiness and resiliency.“
InterContinental Hotel Group
I originally met Johnathon through a weekly strength and conditioning class that he conducted at Hanuma Muay Thai in Shanghai.
His classes were fun, rigorous, and progressive. I enjoyed them greatly, and I enjoyed the measurable results that began coming to me.
Later, I decided to work with Johnathon one on one for private coaching.
Because of the diet, mindset, and training methods that he introduced me to, I look better, I feel better, and my sports (Basketball and Muay Thai) performance improved week by week.
I give my recommendation for RECON JOHN (Johnathon) with zero reservations.
Men's Group Leader
Such a great day of learning and movement! Nate's instruction is fun, professional, and very insightful. I am viscerally reminded how resilient, strong, and agile my body is when it moves how it is designed, and I feel so much more confident and aware in my body's movements. This is especially powerful for me as I am stepping back into being active after a long period of injury recovery. Thank you, Nate!
Dad, Marine, BJJ Blue Belt
FIGHT MOVE FLOW!
FIGHT MOVE FLOW!