450' Reheat
9:30 AM09:30

450' Reheat

450' Reheat is a one day event based on the structure we use at our weekend Reheats.

We meet from morning to evening, 450 minutes, to practice situations in movement and stillness through which we try to discover together the principle qualities of our physiology and its interconnection with our thinking, emotion and memory.

The unpredictable training environment will serve as a simulation that allow you to check how you are developing, especially in cooperation and communication with others.

We have a meeting to look behind and explore the not-so-obvious elements that are often overlooked in contemporary movement culture.

450' Reheat Structure

We initiate the day with a morning practice of rhythmically opening and preparing the body and observing our internal state physically and mentally before we start our training.

Afterwards we will experience movement situations that test and develop behavioural flexibility. Through self-observation we discover how we cope with different contexts, tasks and stressors.

During this weekend we will present different movement situations and tools developed by Fighting Monkey Practice, such as:

  • Movement games with partners and undefined tools that reflect the idea "as in games, as in life”
  • Lengthening, strengthening, sensitivity with wooden Dragon Pearls 
  • Whole-body interconnection: how well do our joints communicate within our individual proportion
  • Complex coordinations that demand expansive motion of limbs that expose individual learning behaviour
  • Zero situations that serve as observational stillness practice 

Further, my weekly training partner Mairtin McNamara will present his favourite, important topic "centring" that will stay with you for the rest of your life and will share with you how to change state with the use of a very simple behavioural model.

Last but not least, on this event, we welcome guest teacher Sebastian Weigel (Berlin) who will present "Wrestle To Heal" and will ask us to research through a variety of challenges and collaborative obstacles what we experience when we change the intention behind jiu jitsu practice. How can we train the purpose and the qualities we want to develop in our life through the discipline of body to body practice.

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In Sebastian's words:

"In 'Wrestle to Heal' we will examine the healing powers of touch from a more "Yang" perspective. All children wrestle. It doesn't matter if they have been tought or not, if they got forbidden to or not, boys and girls all find joy in this natural practise. We will reconnect with our inner child through various non technical, task oriented movement scenarios based on grappling situations from Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. By changing the intention - away from the martial aspect we will research how a playful wrestling practice:

• serves our human need for touch
• provides emotional nourishment in a world of sterile physical practices
• develops qualities that serve us in the bigger picture of our life"

And... if time allows we will explore clay as a potent training and creative tool to discover how our imaginative and physiological development translates to manipulation and sculpting of different texture and structures. If not we will stay with manipulating bodies.


Sign-up before May 1: €108 (€81 for members of EA Facility)
After May 1: €126

With invoice: +€18


"The Facility"
Griffinstraat 11, 
2170 Merksem

Guest Teachers

Mairtin McNamara qualified as an embodied facilitator from Integration Training in Britain. The course is centred on how we are, how does our posture and movement affect our mind, how do we do pleasure, stress, creativity in the body. And how it is possible to quickly change to make one more creative, resilient, caring, etc. For the last few years, he has been teaching resilience on the weekend "Reheats" I organise in the Ardennes.

Sebastian Weigel has a passionate curiosity for human development on physical and psychological levels. His expertise is based on two decades of research and first hand experience as a dancer, acrobat and martial artist. EMBODIED EDUCATION is his holistic movement practice at the intersection of pre- & rehabilitation, athletic development and self cultivation. He uses movement as medium and metaphor to improve your quality of life. EMBODIED EDUCATION reconnects the dots between somatic, emotional, intellectual and social aspects and lays foundation to broad physicality, joy and health.


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12:30 PM12:30

Fighting Monkey Open Workshop, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Sign-up through the website of Fighting Monkey:  https://bit.ly/2GAHKL6

Which games do you play to stay young?

It is a seminar that serves as a basic platform for further study of the Fighting Monkey Research. We will give you an overall introduction to the qualities and ideas that we have developed over the last 15 years of our F.M. research. It is for dancers, movers, martial artists and people who are interested in human development. 

You will experience mainly “movement situations”. Irregular training methods to provoke and increase the adaptive value of your behavioral traits and strategic planning. We will work on complex and most of the time improved structures to improve your movement qualities and increase your creative variability. We will help you to understand the underlying principles of human motion and how stress and pressure affects our perception, behaviour and actions and how creatively adaptive you are in complex situations. 

Foster improvisation, imagination and creativity.

The above are vital to problem solving.

Which is vital to adaptability, longevity and sustainability.

Play games.

Expose yourself to difficulties.

Workshop address
Litostrojska Cesta 56, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia MAP

Sunday, 29 April 2018

 to 17:30

For more details
please contact our host Matej at: urska@vigor.si

Refund Policy
We would like you to regard your participation in this special event as important as we do.
We make all kinds of arrangements according to who participates in the event.
Therefore we have put some time limits for our refund policy in case of cancellation on your behalf.
We would like to make clear that 4 weeks before the event starts we give no refunds whatever the reason of cancellation. 
For the period before that we can give you a full refund only if you find someone to replace you in the event.
Please read the terms and conditions carefully and make sure that you understand them, 
before making any booking in relation to any of the services.

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Inspire by Fighting Monkey with Bart Adins, Geneve (Switserland)
to Apr 15

Inspire by Fighting Monkey with Bart Adins, Geneve (Switserland)

This workshop is intended to feed our acroyoga practice with the discovery and exploration of the Fighting Monkey's movement !

In this workshop you will be introduced to movement situations based on the ideas and principles behind Fighting Monkey Practice.

Unpredictable training situations serve as simulations that allow you to check how you are developing, especially in cooperation and communication with others.

  • How is your movement quality affected under a diversity of stressors?
  • How do you behave under different dynamics?
  • Can you de-construct the problem and see possibilities despite the constraints?
  • How is your creativity influenced by changes in your environment?
  • Do old memories deprive you of new learning?
  • What is your reaction when not everything goes as expected?

Everything is always changing and somehow we see that movement practice does not reflect or prepare us for a reality of constant change and unpredictability. How can we make our practice more in line with the complexity of daily life and challenges?

During this weekend we will present different movement games and tools, such as :

  •  Movement games with partners and undefined tools that reflect the idea "as in games, as in life”
  • Whole-body coordination and collaboration of all joints
  • Complex coordinations that demand expansive motion of limbs that expose individual learning behaviour
  • Zero situations that serve as observational stillness practice

The workshop is recommended for movers, athletes, performers and everybody who is interested in human development.

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