PORTUGAL

AUGUST 2022

MOMENTOM PORTUGAL

BALANCE | HIGHLINE | ACRO | DANCE

The Balance Residency is a concept designed by Momentom Collective in this time of upheaval and global transition in a counteract to help people explore how to find and remain in a state of mental balance.

Balance is defined as something stable- the ability to move or to remain in a position without losing control or falling. It is a state in which different things can occur on the outside, yet the centre continues to remain still. It is a certain state of equality – an emotionally and mentally stable mind or the ability to see both sides of an issue.

The kybalion’s law of polarity describes “Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled.” This residency explores how to be the neutral observer, the eye of the storm. 

During these times, polarities seem to be increasing- extreme polar beliefs with conviction of one’s belief; With deep fears, we are also seeing an upsurge of collective awakening. More now than ever, it seems where we place our attention becomes our reality.

We want to create a space where we can explore balance of mind- so that our natural state of perception is neutral and unattached and we can navigate all polarities with grace. WIth the acceleration of time, these polarities will continue to expand. 

This residency will dive in balance movement arts, along with mindset philosophies and practices that help us explore balance in the psyche realm.  

Along with the traditional residency offerings such as yoga, meditation and community building, this residency will have a special emphasis on Highline, Inversions, Acroyoga, Aerial Silks, Meditation, Breathwork, Daoism, Kybalion.

    THE BASICS

    LOCATION
    Meco, Portugal

    DATES
    August, 2022

    PRICE
    €3500 Shared – Earlybird 
    €4200 Shared From March 2022 

    SCHOLARSHIPS
    Momentom offers a limited number of Scholarships and Fellowships.
    See our scholarship page for more information

    INTENSIVE WEEK ONLY
    $1500 / week Shared 

    WHAT
    An Artist Residency to bring you into a state of balance through heightened states of awareness

    WHO
    Movement Artists , Meditators highline slackline Enthusiasts, and anyone wanting to learn how to find balance in their mind.

    CURRICULUM

    GUEST TEACHERS

    Daniel Rama Momentom Portugal

    DANIEL RAMA
    Co-Founder of Becoming Balance 

    Yoga
    Philosophy
    Handstands
    Personal Practice

    @danielrama_
    @becomingbalance

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    ACROSPROUT

    Acroyoga
    Fashion Design
    Nomad
    Minimalist

    @acrosprout

    yindrA

    YIN.DRA

    DJ
    Dancer
    Performance Artist

    @yin.dra

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    THERESE LOWTON
    Co-founder of Momentom

    Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama
    Sound Healing
    Plant Medicine
    Graphic & Web Design

    @tlowton

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    GABRIELLE BONNEVILLE
    Co-Founder of Momentom

    Yoga
    Meditation
    Flow Consciousness
    Lucid Dreaming

    @gaby_boop

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    JOHN EARLY
    Co-Founder of Momentom

    Yoga, Breathwork, Chakra Toning
    Singer Songwriter
    Published Author
    Community Leader

    @johntearly

    Sofia Briz

    SOFIA BRIZ
    Momentom Portugal Manager 

    Actress
    Artist
    Acrobat

    @sofiabriz

    SLACKLINE & HIGHLINE

    Slackline is the bridge between meditation with eyes closed and waking meditation. With the extreme amount of focus needed to remain in balance, our minds have no choice but to be quieted, allowing us to return back to centre and to silence. From this place, we can navigate the subtleties, coming back to centre (our essence) with less attachment or distraction from the outside world.

    The power is that we can create our centre. What does our centre feel like? Who is the I? How can I shed the “I” while also constructing our devotion to the returning to the present moment.  

    If we truly want to explore polarities, go highlining. This sport allows you to truly go beyond the mind, beyond the fear,  to see yourself in front of yourself and to go through your unconscious limitations.

     

    WHY ACRO & AUTHENTIC RELATING

    Community and human relations are primordial for our mental health. With confinements and isolation, we create a space for reconnection.

    Acroyoga allows us to learn to connect with one another, while finding balance with eachother. In this movement art, we communicate, we breathe together and we speak of our boundaries.

    Throughout the residency, we will bring authentic relating, non violent communication and other forms of relating that can allow us to speak/ manifest the most peaceful reality with others and ourselves. 

    MECO, PORTUGAL

    Eco-chic cabanas meet clamping, MECO is sustainably designed to be tune with nature. You will wake up surrounded by goats and chickens, while also having access to an impeccable geometric comes for morning ecstatic dances.  

     

    MECCO will be building aerials for the residency, 1 bedroom (2units) inside 2 giant wine barrels they bought, we are extending the Compost wc, and down site dining area, AS WELL AS building one more hostel, a lake and hopefully a few more tiny cabanas, treehouses or cabins.

    MECO LOVE LAND

    Welcome to Portugal’s Eco| village Hub Cabin in the woods magical land at the heart of Meco’s Florest.

    Our residency florest is walking distance from “Aldeia do Meco” the coolest hippie chic village and the famous Meco beach which is the real Mecca for nudists and surfers!

    Meco’s village and beach are wonderful, very popular by the Portuguese and most well known internationally. Meco near Alfarin, 40 km south of Lisbon, is located in the middle of a natural park called ‘Serra da Arrabida’. 

    Meco love land is connected to permaculture and produces fresh, raw organic meals on site. Accommodations are within pine trees and you will see first hand an oasis built locally using local materials.

    LOCATION

    ACCOMMODATION

    Dorm

    SHARED DORM

    A variety of unique dorm accommodation options in the eco-village

    Twin Share

    TWIN SHARE

    A variety of unique semi-private twin share accommodation options in the eco-village

    Private

    PRIVATE ROOM

    Your own private sleeping quarters to enjoy to yourself

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    REGISTER YOUR INTEREST FOR RESIDENCY SEASON HERE 

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