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expandance Workshop and Retreat in Costa Rica

I’m hosting a 4 day workshop and retreat in beautiful jungle surroundings at Lake Arenal, Costa Rica. Discover your body’s true potential – whatever your walk of life. Relax, rejuvenate and surprise yourself. This is a creative, holistic movement workshop designed to help you let go of preconceived limitations and get you moving in a safe and fun way! Explore where your movement and creativity come from. Bring your instrument, your paints, your journal, that art project you’ve been meaning to start, or just yourself. No prior dance experience is necessary.

Workshop dates:

Friday February 28th 2014
Saturday March 1st
Sunday March 2nd
Monday March 3rd

Cost $575 includes 4 day workshop, new, shared accommodation, and healthy, locally-sourced food: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 2 dinners.

To book: e-mail

See the place here:

More info about expandance here:

expandance is a healing movement technique that combines over a decade of Transforming Cellular Memory healing and facilitation with over 25 years of dance training and teaching.

The technique has helped many people overcome chronic pain, prevent injury, become more centered and less anxious, relax into the present moment, unblock creativity, learn how to work and move in a more collaborative manner, and overcome performance fear. This workshop is open to anyone wanting to take some time out for nurturing, peace and creativity in magical, warm Costa Rica. Enjoy home-made, locally-sourced, buffet-style healthy and delicious food, tropical birds and flowers, sun, and a beautiful place to stay at Lake Arenal, all at an incredibly reasonable price.

“My greatest lessons from expandance have ultimately been about fearlessness. The meditative technique goes beyond other types of sitting or moving meditation I’ve practiced. That is, it accesses deep awareness, calm acceptance, and loving-kindness…and also manages to make me feel like a better communicator and more confident in general. This technique has allowed me to give myself permission to take risks…at work, at play, and in my relationships with other people.”

– Erica Frankel, NYC

“Living Forest, what a place! Everything about the place is perfect. The workshop was life changing, the location, the comfort of sitting in the workshop space, the views of the amazing jungle like trees surrounding the workshop space, with the odd howler monkey visiting! The passing exotic birds, the hospitality and warmth of the owner Johanna, and the natural swimming pool by the river, and as for the food! Deeelicious! A piece of paradise!”
– Sharon, Ireland

“For me, the two most powerful things that I’ve received from expandance so far, are experiencing what my body is capable of and wants to do – I had never been invited to move in that way before – and getting Divine Light into the body in a way that can be difficult to do if you’re not using the body.”
– Caitlin Kelley, NYC, November 2013

If you wish to extend your stay at Living Forest; Lake Arenal Retreat center please contact us for pricing.

Looking forward to sharing this very special and fun workshop with you,

Rachel Wynne
Founder, expandance
Johanna Harmala
Owner, Living Forest Retreat Center

Feel free to share this e-mail with a friend who may need a creative break 🙂

From outside the US, these and other airlines operate to Liberia International Airport: American Airlines, British Airways, Delta, United, Finnair, KLM, Lufthansa, Iberia, US Airways, Air Canada.

From New York: JetBlue has really great fares direct from JFK to Liberia, Costa Rica.

Other cool stuff: Lake Arenal is home to some great wakeboarding, water-skiing, kayaking and wind surfing.” />

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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