Radical Honesty 6-Day Workshop - Costa Rica | May 18-25th, 2019
Radical Honesty 6-Day Workshop - Costa Rica | May 18-25th, 2019
Our 6-Day Radical Honesty intensive takes place at our retreat center in Costa Rica. Part workshop, part vacation, we’ll spend half the day in group sessions and the other half exploring the coast, swimming in waterfalls, and relaxing.
Early bird special: Save $200 if you book by March 1st, 2019
The 6-Day Workshop
Join John Rosania, CEO of Radical Honesty Enterprises and founder of Honesty Lab and Certified Trainer Michael Kolb for this immersive, truly transformational workshop in beautiful Central America and experience a radical, close-to-nature retreat in the heart of the stunning Costa Rican jungle.
This Radical Honesty workshop will take place at a beautiful, self-made, rustic eco-lodge, surrounded by pristine green nature, waterfalls, and breathtaking hiking trails. Just 25 minutes from Dominical, the famous surfing hotspot, this location is a perfect fit for what we understand as Radical Honesty – to come back to the source of your experience.
Together we will learn how to create deeply nourishing relationships and connect with one another in a truthful, compassionate way. We will learn how to be fully present and experience all feelings as they arise. We will speak about what’s been difficult in our lives and learn specific techniques to get over past hurt, shame, fear, or anger. We will reconnect with our creative powers and learn how to cooperate with others to build our dreams.
In addition, we will have plenty of time to explore our surroundings, go hiking in the jungle, or explore the nearby waterfalls. The afternoons are meant for you to enjoy yourself and meet your fellow truthtellers outside of the formal circle.
WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
If you're curious (and a little nervous) sharing honestly and learning to get to know and love all the different parts inside you.
Everyone interested in close human connection and personal growth through communication is welcome to join us. You don’t need previous workshop experience and we, the trainers, are happy to assist you personally in the breaks and during all sessions.
JOIN US IF YOU WANT TO:
+ Be completely and compassionately honest
+ Let go of shame, fear, and attachment to approval
+ Relieve stress caused by constant thinking and worrying
+ Use anger and conflict creatively
+ Repair broken relationships
+ Get over past hurts and experience full-body forgiveness
+ Learn the art of asking for what you want
+ Deepen and enliven intimate relationships
+ Create deeper love, connection, and intimacy
+ Be fully yourself in a supportive environment
+ Get support in living out loud with new friends
WHAT WE DO
The formal part of the workshop will start in the mornings at 8 am with physical movement and meditation in the jungle. After breakfast, we will get together for our morning group session. We’ll learn Radical Honesty theory, do group and paired exercises, guided conversations, and hotseat work.
We will break for lunch at 1.30pm and enjoy the rest of the afternoon outside in nature. You can use this time to meditate, do yoga, swim, hike, read, converse with the other participants or do whatever you want to do. On some days, we will have guided excursions to the nearby water holes, beaches or the local farmers markets.
Each night, 1 or 2 participants will share their life story with the rest of the group for one hour each. We will talk about each life story in detail the morning after.
There are three options at the retreat center at three different prices. The private glamping tents on platforms are for 2 people and cost $1890. The bunk house is $1650 and the tent space is $1490 (must bring your own tent).
(Comfy bed, lights, privacy and beautiful views)
The price includes accommodation, three simple, healthy meals per day, and all teaching and group activities. It also includes all extracurricular activities, such as trips to local farms and waterholes.
ABOUT CASCADA ELYSIANA
The trails carved through our orchards and forests are quite beautiful. Most of them, such as our cacao orchard, are overgrown, giving them a primeval feel. This doesn't make for good cacao production, but does create a unique setting and the fruit that we're unable to use is great for the troop of White-Faced Monkeys that lives in the area.
Waterfalls & Pools
Cascada Elysiana Waterfall is simply stunning. She's temperamental, at times rushing and powerful, at times lazy and misty, depending on the rainfall filling the aqueducts that feed her. Whatever her mood, the setting is wonderful, seemingly artist-designed.
Relax & Meditate
We've designed Cascada Elysiana to be as tranquil and relaxing as possible. We don't allow automobiles (other than service vehicles) in the interior of the finca. All guest vehicles are parked at the entrance and the hike to the campground is about 6-8 minutes, enough to block almost all sounds from the road. Deeper into the finca, near the waterfall, you will never see a light nor hear a sound that isn't nature-made.
When exactly will the workshop start and end and when should I fly in?
We recommend you fly into San Jose on Friday, May 17th and stay the night or fly in early Saturday, May 18th and arrive before noon. Whoever makes it there by then, we’ll take a van together at noon to the location (4 hours away.)
The evening of Saturday, May 18th, we’ll settle in, eat, and do an introductory circle. We’ll get to know each other, and get acquainted with the property and important information on safety and outdoor behavior.
The workshop will officially start on the morning of Sunday, May 19th. The last full day is Friday, May 24th.
We will have a van drive back to the airport early Saturday, May 25th.
What is the cancellation policy?
Full refund by March 15, 2019 but remember that your participation is an integral part of the group. If your application was accepted, We want you there!
Cancellations after March 15th will forfeit your deposit. Cancellations after April 15th will forfeit half your fee.
Can I stay a bit longer or arrive a day or two earlier?
Yes! You are invited to enjoy the finca and the all of the natural surroundings with us and spend a couple of extra days. Please let us know in advance and send a message with your plans.
John is the CEO of Radical Honesty Enterprises, founder of Honesty Lab and a certified Radical Honesty Trainer. Since 2013, he has been a trainer-in-training under the guidance of Radical Honesty founder, Dr. Brad Blanton, and RH Master Trainer, Taber Shadburne.
John has taught Radical Honesty workshops around the US, led courses at CBS, Google, Martha Stewart Living, and has completed the Community Counselor Training at the Southern California Counseling Center.
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Michael Alan Kolb
Mak has a BA in Psychology and is a certified Radical Honesty Trainer. Since 2015, he has been a trainer-in-training under the guidance of Radical Honesty founder, Dr. Brad Blanton, and RH Master Trainer, Taber Shadburne.
Mak is committed to helping people develop the skills needed to live life out loud, to mend and build (and sometimes end) meaningful relationships and to ground themselves in experiential reality. He is particularly interested in the problems of existentialism, couples work and open relationships, confronting the Self and dealing creatively with anger and conflict. He lives and works in Los Angeles and is a founding member of a community that is building an Eco-Lodge/Retreat Center in San Juán de Diós, Costa Rica.