Foundation feat Axis Syllabus: 7 day all-inclusive luxury movement retreat in Koh Phangan, Thailand

  • Momentum Mixed Movement Arts Momentum Mixed Movement Arts
  • Hin Kong Road, Ko Pha-ngan Sub-district, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani, Thailand
  • Dec 5 - 11, 2020 (7 days)


What a typical day at the retreat looks like: after our morning warm-up we enjoy a nutrient dense breakfast. We then move on to the world of Movement mechanics in a parallel study with Axis Syllabus. After lunch we’ll connect the dots and put our new knowledge into context to explore communication through play and improvisation. After dinner there’s plenty of time to practice and exchange during open mat what you’ve learned during the day.

07:00 Warm up
08.30 Breakfast
10:00 Movement Mechanics & Axis Syllabus
12:30 Lunch
16:00 Communication, Improvisation & Play
18:30 Dinner
20:00 Open mat: self practice, repetition, exchange

About This Event

Momentum presents Foundation Retreat; a 7-day immersion into the process to physical freedom.

You will be guided and educated in the fundamentals of Momentum’s 3 layer approach:

Body, Movement Skills and Communication.

The process to physical freedom begins with the fundamental understanding of what your body, your vehicle, really is. A well understood body can receive the treatment it deserves and will therefore be of much greater use for correct navigation and free self expression which unlocks your physical potential and allows efficient movement so you can be free of pain, eliminate mobility restrictions, handle your body easily and safely in any situation, join any game or discipline and respond well to the unpredictable nature of life’s physical demands.

The process will be supported by the incredible teachings of Axis Syllabus, a movement lexicon for the organization and scientific findings from the study of human movement and the infinite complexity of the human body in motion. This includes anatomical details, physics, practical applications, research, analysis and transmission. Its principles lead irresistibly to an ongoing and intensive study of all aspects of movement, and a constant effort to transmit new and old concepts and techniques for an intuitive practice for its students.


We sincerely believe movement is for everyone! That’s why the retreat is catered to all levels. From beginners to advanced, everyone will benefit from our movement education. Moving step by step and covering the whole range our practice is made accessible for beginners while challenging warriors to dive deeper into their practice.

Extra Time

Enjoy your extra time venturing around the island by scooter at your disposal or unwinding during Thai massage (we offer it unlimitedly at the retreat). The island also offers abundant options to kick back and relax: steam sauna with ice baths, sandy beaches, high view point bars and an incredible culinary variety.

“I’m left with something I can take anywhere, a practise that leaves me wanting more and one that whilst building muscle, increasing flexibility and in my opinion more importantly, rebuilds the network of trust between the mind and body." - Joe

What's Included

  • 5 hours of training for 5 days
  • 6 nights accommodation in villa Baan Thamarchat
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared by private chef
  • Unlimited Thai massage sessions
  • Free use of scooter
  • Thongsala / Koh Phangan pier transfer
  • Momentum team on hand taking care of your needs

What's Not Included

Plane and ferry tickets to Koh Phangan, Thailand
Travel and health insurance
Alcohol beverages
Additional activities and Spa services

Venue Highlights

Set in a lush tropical coconut grove, just 5 minutes’ walk from sunset lagoon Hin-Kong, Villa Baan Thamarchat is the perfect setting for our retreats. According to your needs and budget you can choose between master, private or shared bedroom. Equipped with a private ‘Sala’ and adjoining pool it really ticks all the boxes. The luxurious living areas are all open, equipped with huge sofas, perfect to enjoy the surrounding nature, sunset, the beautiful company and the meals.


Master bedroom has a King size bed, a private bathroom and separate toilet, air-conditioning, fan, mosquito net and a safe box.

Private room with shared bathroom has King size bed, bathroom and separate toilet, both shared with other room, air-conditioning, fans, mosquito net and a safe box.

Shared room has 2 single beds. It has shared bathroom, separate toilet, air-conditioning, fans, mosquito net and a safe box


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Fitness Center
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Start the day in style with morning coffee and a beautiful view will be awaiting you. What else is on the menu? All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are designed to support the demands of a strong physical practice. Everything is prepared by our private chef and we only use the best quality ingredients. All meals have vegan and vegetarian options as well.


Traveling by Plane
There is no direct plane landing on Koh Phangan. The easiest and shortest way to fly the neighboring island Koh Samui and then take the ferry to Koh Phangan Thongsala Pier (30 min way). The cheaper but longer option is to fly to Surat Thani Airport. From there you'll need to take a bus and ferry to Koh Phangan Thongsala Pier (the trip all together will take around 4 hours). We will provide pick up from Thongsala Pier at designated times (depending on group’s arrival) and provide transport to villa.

Traveling by Train
This is a much cheaper alternate from flying. However, the journey can be quite rough and long. We only recommend traveling this way if you’re on a tight budget or really up for an adventure! Simply take a train from Bangkok to Surat Thani. On arrival at Surat Thani railway station, shuttle bus meets the train and takes you to the Don Sak ferry terminal. The bus is included if you’ve purchased the train+ferry fare. Ferries sail every hour from Don Sak to Koh Samui, crossing time 1.5 hours. Some ferries continue to Koh Phangan. You can buy the combined train+ferry tickets at Bangkok Hualamphong station reservations office, or online for a small handling fee.

Group transport from/to Thong Sala Pier to/from the venue is included to the package.

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