Mindful Movement for Self RegulationLearn and explore within a friendly and supportive small group setting
Ponte de Lima, Portugal
Dr. Larry Cammarata, Linda Cammarata, RYT and special guest teacher Gray Caws
+44 (0)20 8080 1676
Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.
Who is this retreat for?
- Medical doctors, psychologists, therapists and other health professionals looking to gain Continued Education hours with the American Psychological Association (APA) and Praxis CET
- Anyone looking to take time out for personal and/or professional development, and learn new life skills
Build a stronger, more empowered, and confident self
Reduce stress and improve mood
Enhance focus and performance
Learn new life-skills to help think critically and creatively, build relationships, and be healthy and happy
Our retreat setting is the elegantly beautiful Paço de Vitorino, a former palace close to the Lima River with its extensive trails, the Atlantic Ocean, the surrounding mountains, and the Caminhos de Santiago.
Mindful Movement for Self-Regulation with Dr. Larry Cammarata
This educational program integrates the application of mindfulness, mindful movement, and body awareness skills in the treatment of psychological and psychophysiological disorders.
Mindful movement is an accessible body-centered mindfulness practice that may be of particular benefit to clients and patients who are challenged by the sitting required of many mindfulness practices.
Mindful movement can be used as a standalone mindfulness practice or as a complement to seated meditation. The practice of mindful movement develops the ability to regulate the mind, body, and breath, which can reduce the symptoms and suffering associated with psychological conditions such as anxiety disorders, trauma, and stress-related disorders.
We will examine mindfulness, mindful movement, and client-directed body-oriented interventions designed to facilitate self-regulation, mood stabilization, enhanced concentration, and quality of life.
This program is approved for 9 CE hours by Praxis CET and the American Psychological Association (APA)
Ease into Being: Functional Movement and Breathwork with Gray Caws (non-CE course)
This training will feature Gray’s extensive knowledge and experience with functional movement and Oxygen Advantage breathwork in a format that will be accessible to everyone.
With the understanding that, “If breathing is not normalized, no other movement pattern can be (Karel Lewit)”, you will explore the physiology and biomechanics of breathing, which are integral to health, wellbeing, and vitality.
These teachings will be put into practice through playful functional movement, pandiculation (gentle stretching), strength work, and simple qigong (mindful movement) patterns specifically designed for walking, hiking, and – if you feel so inclined – running with more ease and less effort.
We believe one of the best ways to empower, nurture and nourish your mind, body and soul is to take time out from the everyday hustle and bustle and escape to nature.
Linda & Larry Cammarata
Linda Cammarata, RYT, RN (retired) is a Registered Yoga Teacher and retired Registered Nurse who specializes in applying mind-body practices of self-regulation to stress, mood, and sleep health. She is the Founder and Director of Mindfulness Travels and Natural Sleep Recovery. Linda has designed and presented wellness programs at world renowned spas in the US and internationally. She integrates mindfulness, gentle yoga, qigong, and contemporary science into her teachings. Her professional experience spans over 30 years in tradtional and complementary healthcare and wellness settings.
Larry Cammarata, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who specializes in mindfulness-based therapy and education, including the science and practice of mindful movement. He is the Director of Education of Mindfulness Travels. Larry is also an instructor of Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong who has received advanced training in China and in the US. He was designated as an “Author-Expert” by IDEA for his writing, teaching, and service in the field of mind-body health, fitness, and wellness. His mindful movement work was presented at the 11th Annual International Scientific Conference of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine.
Leading AIM Retreats
Gray believes that mental and physical health is optimised by efficient breathing, a focused mind, and body awareness.
He is a UK specialist personal trainer, running coach, and breath coach with a master certification in the Oxygen Advantage® and Buteyko methods.
Gray trained with internationally-renowned coaches Patrick McKeown (breath), Lee Holden (meditation, tai chi, and qigong), and Danny Dreyer (ChiRunning).
Gray has the privilege of guiding the breathwork sessions on the ASICS Movement For Mind programme led by prominent mental health researcher, Dr Brendon Stubbs.
The programme launched in 2021 documented the mental wellbeing of a group of nearly 200 volunteers with remarkable results showing that 70% of participants were more active after completing the programme.
Gray is the founder and director of Adventures In Movement.
Retreat Fee, Registration, and Contact Information
$3250: Double occupancy (USD credit card, per person, double occupancy; airfare not included)
$3550: Single occupancy (USD credit card, per person, space is limited for single occupancy; airfare not included)
Registration and payment: Please email Linda Cammarata to register or to inquire about private room availability prior to submitting your payment.
What Our Clients Say
The coaches and the group make for a wonderful experience whether you are on the trail, during qigong session or enjoying breakfast, there is great synergy with this group.