Vermont Yoga and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Retreat

Wilmington, Vermont • Jul 7 - 10 2022

Hike, stretch, and roll with us!

What a decade the last couple years have been! While our tenure at Cowface studio has ended, our curiosity, evolving our yoga, and trying new things has not. One of these new things is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)!

We have paired yoga with food, surfing, we are pairing it with BJJ! While it may sound scary, yoga and BJJ are very similar: both are movement with breath, both require you to be present in the moment, and both are an amazing form of exercise. Complimenting your yoga practice with BJJ can really help work off some of the covid love handles!

So what exactly is BJJ? BJJ is a martial art and combat sport based on ground fighting and submission holds. It focuses on the skill of taking an opponent to the ground, controlling one's opponent, gaining a dominant position, and using a number of techniques to force them into submission via joint locks or chokeholds.

BJJ revolves around the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend him/herself against a bigger, stronger, heavier opponent by using leverage and weight distribution, taking the fight to the ground and using a number of holds and submissions to defeat them. 

BJJ training can be used for sport grappling and self-defense situations. Sparring, commonly referred to as "rolling" within the BJJ community, and live drilling plays a major role in training and the practitioner's development. BJJ can also be used as a method of promoting physical fitness, building character, and as a way of life.

Whether you are a first timer to either, or are advanced in both, come roll (and stretch) with us!

Want to get a feel for BJJ? Come roll with us at EvolveAll in Arlington or at Cabrera Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Hyattsville! They also offer women's only classes!

What's Included

  • Food
  • Hiking
  • Yoga
  • Transportation to/from airport (one pickup time and one drop-off time) 

What's Not Included

  • Airfare


Nino Malong

Nino was born in Quezon City in the Philippines, but has been a Washingtonian since 1977. He first started in martial arts in 1997 practicing Jow Ga Kung Fu under Sifu Ron Wheeler. He started practicing Brazilian Jiujitsu in 2007, and is a Brown Belt under Cesar Cabrera, and teaches at EvolveAll in Arlington. When he isn't practicing jiujitsu, Nino spends his time working on illustrations and paintings as a freelance artist.

Bill Sternberger

Like most guys, a girl dragged me to yoga 20 years ago, and I was instantly hooked. Since then, my yoga practiced blossomed into a life-long, committed, trusting, open-hearted relationship.

  • Certified Yin Yoga Instructor
  • Certified Vinyasa Teacher (RYT®) with Yoga Alliance
  • Certified Yoga Trapeze Instructor
  • Lived in: Cairo, Swaziland, Riyadh, Paris, and (the exotic) Gaithersburg
  • Love to surf, even though I fall down, and get bitch-slapped by the ocean

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