Functional Movement Retreat with Kathleen Rea Sept 2-4 2022

Friday, 2 September 2022 7:00 PM - Sunday, 4 September 2022 3:00 PM EDT

38159 Prince of Wales Rd W, Mulmur, ON L9V 0C5, Ontario, L9V 0C5, Canada

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Functional Movement Retreat Workshop Registration Partial Approval - Free

Please note, this registration process gets you on Kathleen's registration list only. You will still need to go to the Unicamp website and pay for the Functional Movement Program, accommodations and food. You will be sent the link to the Unicamp registration page. These are the rates: Functional Movement Retreat Workshop (sliding scale from $220 to $120), Accommodation ($32 to $200 a night group campsite, private campsite dorms and private cottages), Meal Plan ($15 to $33 a day depending on which meals you sign up for).

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Friday, 2 September 2022 7:00 PM - Sunday, 4 September 2022 3:00 PM EDT

Unicamp or Onatrio, 38159 Prince of Wales Rd W, Mulmur, ON L9V 0C5, Ontario, L9V 0C5, Canada.

BANNER IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A person stands in a field of grass with their hands upraised. Overlaid is a woman reaching in an ark over her head as well as the Unicamp of Ontario Logo which read "Unicamp- where you value come to play" written in rainbow lettering.

Study functional movement, led by Kathleen Rea. Information is relevant to the training, preparation, and performance of the moving human body and comparative data on flexibility, strength, alignment, injuries, and movement practices. Anatomical attributes and ways of moving that are basically safe and energy conservative will be explored. Kathleen will refer to physics, anatomy, and relevant scientific data from various fields.

 Kathleen is inspired to teach this content as part of her ongoing studies and practice of:

  • The MELT Method system of working with Fascia (Certified in hands and foot treatment)
  • Buteyko Breath Technique (Certified Teacher). This training influences how Kathleen works with the diaphragm and oral tongue posture to influence core stability.
  • Axis Syllabus (of which she is a teacher candidate)


LOCATION: Unicamp of Ontario, 38159 Prince of Wales Rd W, Mulmur, ON L9V 0C5

CLASS SIZE: Enrolment is limited to 15

DATES: September 2 to 4, 2022

Friday 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Saturday 10am to 12noon and 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday 10am to 12noon and 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Plenty of time built in to enjoy swimming, campfires, hiking, and social time. Stay the Holiday Monday for a day off in nature.


  • Sliding Scale available: $120 – $210 (does not include meals or camping)


  • Group campsite- $32 a night  (two campers with an additional guest $6)
  • Dorm with three bunk beds (exclusive use of one side) - $100 a night
  • Cottages -$150 to $200 a night
  • Disability Rates available


  • All 3 Meals are $33.00
  • Breakfast Only $11.00
  • Lunch Only $13.00
  • Dinner Only $15.00 

CHILDREN 5 - 15 years

  • All 3 Meals are $21.00
  • Breakfast Only $7.00
  • Lunch Only $8.00
  • Dinner Only $10.00

To indicate your attendance and to get on Kathleen's registration list

Please go to
and fill in Unicamp's  "booking form" to pay for:

  1. The functional Movement Retreat program
  2. Accommodations
  3. Meal plan

FOR MORE INFO: contact Kathleen at

CAR-POOLINGAfter you receive the Eventzilla order confirmation, Kathleen will send you the carpooling link.

ALL LEVELS: No previous movement training is needed to attend.

TEACHER: Kathleen Rea danced with Canada’s Ballet Jorgen, National Ballet of Canada & Tiroler Landestheater (Austria). She fell in love with contact improvisation (CI) 21 years ago and has been involved in the CI community ever since. She has choreographed over 40 dance works and been nominated for 5 DORA awards. Kathleen has a Master’s in Expressive Arts with a minor in Psychology. She has a passion for functional movement and is a teacher candidate for the Axis Syllabus. She is also trained in the MELT method for hands and feet and is a certified Buteyko Breath Practitioner. She is the director of REAson d’etre dance productions a not-for-profit contact improvisation-based dance company that produces a weekly dance jam in Toronto, the Contact Dance International Film Festival, and dance-theatre productions. Being on the autism spectrum she also identifies as being neuro-atypical and works to educate the world about neurodiversity.

- Bring a mask in case it is required 
- a water bottle
- bathing suit (if you plan on swimming in the pond)
- bug-wear (long-sleeved pants and shirt and hat for dusk when mosquitos become active)
- Some might want knee pads if that makes moving on the floor more comfortable.
- Please also wear comfortable clothing that you can move easily in. 
- a warm sweater as it may get cold at night 
- There are wheelchair-accessible cabins and campsites available at Unicamp
- The building where the workshop takes place is wheelchair accessible. 

- There are some areas of the ground around the building where the workshop takes place that have slight inclines and bumpy gravel and grassy areas.

- There are wheelchair-accessible washrooms
- The path to the swimming pond has some areas that are steep and narrow. The swimming pond is accessible by car and rides can be arranged

- Kathleen offers accessibility accommodations in terms of course content and adjustments to class content so that a wide variety of people can attend.  If you have an accommodation or access question about Unicamp  you would like to discuss with her please get in touch with her at

All levels of vaccination and non-vaccination are welcome.

Masks are optional unless a partner you are working closely with requests that you wear one (so please bring mask(s) just in case you will need it). Please note: if Unicamp of Ontario requires masks for indoor spaces, this workshop will default to Unicamp's masking policy.

Are you experiencing any of the following COVID-19 symptoms: shortness of breath/breathing difficulties, fever, coughing, loss of smell or taste, sore throat, headache, muscle pain, or chills? If so you must not attend the class. We will give you a refund if you have already paid.

Do you recognize that there is still some risk in meeting socially to practice movement during a Pandemic? Do you accept this risk as part of your participation?

REAson d'etre dance productions

REAson d'etre dance productions strives to provide artistic expression through movement, inclusive of age, ability, level background. We stage and program works based on Contact Improvisation so we can utilize the inclusiveness that can be a part of this dance form. Our vision is for both professional dancers and everyday people to be inspired and invigorated by Contact Improvisation. This mandate involves initiatives that work to dismantle racism and ablism and other "isms" as their existence hinders us in achieving our mandate. We are committed to examining the art form of contact improvisation and acknowledging its history of inequity, ablism, and racism. We strive to engage in a continuing process of educating ourselves and acting for change. We believe that increasing accessibility breaks down barriers to dance, creating a stunning humanity that is the heart of the artistic aesthetic we reach for. Our contact dance jams are the root from which all our programming grows. Our jams are a mix of performance, research, rehearsal, and incubator. A musician improvises, sweeping dancers into explorations of different themes. Teaming Contact Dance with exceptional live music deepens the form. People alternate between dancing and watching the performance. The jams build community. It's about relationships, with the quality of communication being the aesthetic measure. Classes in functional movement help Contact Dancers move with ease and prevent injury. We see healthy m

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