The Parkour Leadership & Education Retreat, more fondly known as the Art of Retreat, is a weekend long experience, with content and activities co-created by those attending.  Though each year is a little different depending on who is coming, you can expect:

    A robust schedule of interactive talks and discussions in areas of education, movement, business, leadership, science, and design.
    Time dedicated for exploring smaller or early stage ideas that don't quite need the full 90minutes.
  • Group meals and social activities both during the day and in the evenings.
    Kick off every morning with movement classes, exposing you to other disciplines, including yoga, capoeira, primitive skills, and more.
  • Time for making personal and professional connections.
  • A dedicated session to project brainstorming and problem-solving, where you can work with others to make progress on your projects


September 29-Oct 1

The Retreat officially starts the evening of Friday the 28rd and runs through the weekend, ending the evening of Sunday October 1st.  Participants will be expected to stay with the group during these hours.


New York, NY
All conversations, sessions, evening activities, provided housing, and group meals will be in New York City.  More information & maps will be released closer to the date. JFK and La Guardia Airports are within a 30 minute radius from downtown Manhattan and are connected to mass transit, with Newark Airport in NJ not too much farther.


This event is volunteer organized and lead; without the generous donation of time, energy, and love by our team, it would be impossible to deliver such an amazing experience.

Caitlin Pontrella, Event Chair

Alan Tran, Event Co-Chair

Adam McClellan, Event Co-Chair

Steve Zavitz, Photography

Craig Constantine, Moderation and Audio




Andy Keller

Fiona Leslie

Giuseppe Valentino

Katie Esbenshade

Lauren Messeck

Luca Methot

Mike Araujo

Nick Radanovic

Nikkie Zanevksy

Steve Leung