Where & When?

Friday, April 26th 2019
Monday, April 29th 2019

Millport Field Centre
Isle of Cumbrae, KA28 0EG
Scotland, UK

Attendees, Speakers, Skills apply below.
Organizations and companies interested in sponsoring, please contact John Hall.


Applications are closed!

Return here for updates by January 16th
Application tips & FAQ

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cost to attend

If accepted, standard ticket will be £250, which includes lodging for 3 nights, all meals, snacks, beverages, assist with shuttle/carpool to and from site, full access to the 4 days of event activities.

If accepted you will have 30 days to confirm and purchase your ticket before your spot is given to someone on the waitlist!

Scholarships available on a limited basis, as well as reduced ticket fees for accepted speakers.

When to Arrive & Leave

The Art of Retreat Europe event starts at 6pm on Friday, April 26th, 2019; please arrive promptly on-site by 4pm to find your accommodations, tour the sites, and prepare for event programming. The event ends on Monday, April 29th, 2019 at 11am.

Please prepare to leave the site by 12pm with all belongings.


transportation to scotland

You can arrive through Edinburgh, Glasgow, or Prestwick Airport.

If you are arriving early, make your way through Edinburgh. Limited transportation will be arranged from Edinburgh. To arrive by public transport, you can take the train or bus to Largs.

Cumbrae is an island that is reached from Largs Ferry Terminal. The journey takes 10 minutes. No advance booking is necessary on this route. The last ferry leaves at 8:15pm on Friday. More detailed directions can be found here

transportation to site

Limited Transportation will be arranged from Edinburgh and Glasgow. We will endeavor to facilitate transportation for all international guests. Otherwise, Millport can be accessed easily through Public Transport from Glasgow for under £10.


On-site housing is made up of twin bedrooms in two buildings. Attendees will be assigned into the shared rooms. All rooms contain two single beds, an en suite, lighting, and sockets (Type G). While we can make no guarantee, If you have a specific accommodation need, please let us know in your application and we will do our best to place you.

WiFi & Electronics

There is free WiFi onsite in Millport. Phone service onsite is functional. Every bed will have a socket and a lamp. Please remember that all plugs will be British. Millport is an island so expect slow connection speeds even when connected to the WiFi.

Security & Entry

Everyone will be searched upon entry. Weapons and illegal drugs are strictly prohibited. Violators will be removed from the event if necessary, and barred entry to any future event.

Staying Fueled

In addition to meals, participants will have access to water, tea, and coffee throughout the day. While some snacks will be provided, we welcome participants to also bring any additional food they wish.



Limen - Filling the Void Between Parkour and Everything Else | David Banks

Inter-gender Communication | Natalia Boltukhova

A Constraint-led Approach to Teaching Parkour | Yann Daout

Creating a Culture of Excellence | Dan Edwardes

Towards a Taxonomy of Movement | Kelley Glaister

Turnen | Philip Holzmullerx

Soul Parkour | Madeleine Kusel

What Makes Parkour Extraordinary? A Scientific Look at Parkour | Ville Laine

Markers and Traits of a Well-Developed community | Mandy Lam

Using Gaming Concepts in Parkour Classes | Pascal Lecuriex

Good Coaches : How to Find Them & Keep Them | Sacha Lemaire

Parkour according to TRuST in Development Cooperation | Arvo Losinger

Self-determinism and Parkour coaching: A Berlin case study | Marty Miller

Ancient Bodies, Modern Shoes, and Why Our Feet Need More Love | Billy Morgan

Stress and Movement | Niko Pal

Evolution, Psychology, and the Culture of Gender Dynamics in Parkour | Alice Popejoy

Social Poetics: What the Melbourne Parkour Community Taught Me about Integrity | Asha Ross

Solutions for a Sustainable Parkour Business | Stephane Vigroux

TRuST education | Roger Widmer

Parkour UK: Injury Tracking and First Aid Development | Timothy Yu


Thank you to our generous sponsors for making Art of Retreat Europe happen. Our gratitude goes out to:

Access Parkour

Parkour Generations

ADAPT Qualifications

Parkour for Schools

Parkour Visions

Parkour Singapore