February 9, 2024

Transformative Trail Retreats

Transformative Trail Retreats

True adventure isn’t disconnecting. 
It’s reconnecting – with nature, movement, 
and yourself.

“Going out,” as the legendary naturalist John Muir once found, “is really going in.” This belief is the inspiration for a series 
of transformational hiking and trail-running retreats, created in collaboration with kindred spirits Aire Libre.


We couldn’t be more stoked. In recent conversation with co-founder Mauricio Diaz, we learned just how deeply Aire Libre’s philosophy – nature, natural movement, community – resonates with Vivobarefoot’s. Partnering on holistic retreats is the perfect way to bring our shared mission to life.

“RUNNING IS THE BEST WAY TO EXPLORE 
A NEW LAND, A NEW CULTURE, AND YOURSELF WHILE YOU DO IT … FORGET THE DISTANCE, FORGET THE SPEED. JUST BE THERE, BE PRESENT, BE PLAYFUL, AND MOVE.”


 

MAURICIO DIAZ, AIRE LIBRE CO-FOUNDER

 

WHAT TO EXPECT
RETREAT TO RECONNECT

From Costa Rican cloud forests to the Scottish Highlands, each retreat is built around trail runs or hikes exploring the world’s most spectacular landscapes – all with preferential pricing for Vivo community members.


Beyond the trail, thoughtful cultural experiences will let you learn alongside communities living in a sustainable rhythm with nature. Healthy local cuisine and ancient natural-health practices will help you regenerate holistically. And regular downtime 
will leave space to connect and reflect.


In many cultures, short-sighted understandings of ‘progress’ have disconnected us from our roots. These retreats aim to help you reconnect with those roots – not to turn back time, but to move forward empowered by natural wildness, collective wisdom, and your human potential.

“MY EXPERIENCE WITH AIRE LIBRE HAS BEEN TRULY LIFE CHANGING … I LEFT FEELING MORE CONNECTED TO THIS EARTH THAN EVER, AND I CANNOT WAIT TO GO ON ANOTHER EXPERIENCE!”

 

JUDY, KNOYDART PENINSULA, SEPTEMBER 2023

 

Aire Libre and Vivobarefoot both believe that natural movement in nature is essential to discovering your full potential – whatever your experience. With retreats tailored to seasoned trail runners, new hikers, and everybody in between, we welcome participants of any ability or background.


As a Vivo community member, you can even enjoy $100 USD off any Getaway (code: VIVO100) and $200 USD off any Retreat (code: VIVO200). Simply follow the links below to book at Aire Libre’s website.

“I HAD NEVER FELT CLOSER TO THE SKY THAN 
I DID IN OAXACA. I HAD NEVER EXPERIENCED SUCH LOVE AND WHOLENESS FOR THOSE THAT HAVE PASSED ON. I HAD NEVER EXPERIENCED WELCOMING LIKE THE OPEN DOORS THAT RECEIVED US … WE CAME IN AS INDIVIDUALS 
AND GREW INTO A FAMILY.”


 

LEANDER, OAXACA, DAY OF THE DEAD 2023 PARTICIPANT

 

THE RETREATS
WHERE WILL YOU DISCOVER?

Costa Rica, 17 - 23 February - Gentle running (Retreat) 


Cloud forests, hot springs, and hanging bridges in one of the planet’s most ecologically pioneering places.


Mexico City, 22 - 25 March - Intermediate running (Getaway)


Urban adventure, mountain landscapes, and a temazcal sweat lodge in Mexico’s crown jewel.


Oaxaca, Mexico, 27 - 31 March - Hiking (Retreat)


Jaguar tracks, local gastronomy, and sleeping beneath the stars in Oaxaca’s Chinantla Mountains.


Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, Peru, 18 - 24 June - Advanced Running (Retreat)


Incan culture, historic trails, and sacred sites deep in the Peruvian Andes.


French Pyrénées, 23 - 28 June - Advanced Running (Retreat)


Wild swimming, remote refuges, and alpine vistas in the French Pyrénées.

 

VALLE DE BRAVO, MEXICO, 13 - 14 JULY - Gentle running (Getaway)


Fungi foraging, Matlatzinca cooking workshops, and bioluminescent night hiking deep in protected forest.


Portugal, 5 - 10 October - Gentle running (Retreat)


Crashing waves, rustic mountain villages, and local craft along Portugal’s Atlantic coast.


Scottish Highlands, 23 - 28 September - Hiking (Retreat)


Rugged ridgelines, regenerative crofting, and mountain tarns in Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park.

Vivohealth trail running course

Trail running 
is
for everyone

This online course will teach you how to plan, train, and run for healthy, high-performance trail-running adventures.

A thin, flexible, breathable trail runner 
built with recycled, vegan* materials 
for unparalleled trail movement.

Magna Lite WR SG

FOR FAST AND 
LIGHT ADVENTURES

Fast-paced, lightweight hiking boots 
for the trail and beyond, whatever 
the weather or terrain.

HYDRA ESC

PINNACLE TRAIL 
PERFORMANCE

Footwear built for amphibious adventures 
in partnership with elite swimrun athletes. Wildly capable on any trail.

“AIRE LIBRE WAS OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE 
AND THEREFORE EXACTLY WHAT WAS NEEDED … IT (RE)INTRODUCED TO ME FOUNDATIONAL PRACTICES THAT WOULD LEAD ME TO A HEALTHIER, MORE BALANCED LIFE.”



 

LEANDER, MEXICO CITY & SURROUNDINGS SEPTEMBER 2023 PARTICIPANT

 

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