3 — 10 JULY 2019
From €520  – €820 *

Deepen Your Connection with Yourself and Others – and Experience More Freedom and Joy

I invite you to a deep journey exploring who and how you are in relation to other. I invite you to be curious and embrace your life in its full spectrum, and give a possibility for transformation, new creative ways of being in the world. When you openly connect with others, you connect also more deeply with your soul and heart. An experience of freedom and joy emerges when meeting yourself and others as a whole being. This is a beautiful chance to cultivate more vital energy, presence and grace to your life – and nourish the authentic nature of you.

In this experiental self-development workshop based on Gestalt therapy there will be therapeutic group work, exploration of yourself in relation to others. It is a wonderful possibility to deepen your awareness and learn more about yourself, and the way you interact with others, in a supportive atmosphere of the group.

Gestalt therapy’s existential, holistic and deeply relational nature provides a creative and accepting space to explore your mind, body, emotions and spirit, your unique way of being and relating, and to increase awareness of your strengths and understand what might be blocking you to live your life full.

Having origins in Zen Buddhism and Taoism, Gestalt therapy teaches the importance of being present in the here and now. Instead of interpretations, we are curious about the phenomenology of contacting – fully experiencing the present moment and how we co-create the here and now and move towards the new.

In the group you can try out fresh ways of behaving and being: you can experiment with new ways of relating in the present, find new ways to relate to your past and future – and surrender yourself to life with more creativity and energy.

Through self-awareness we gain more acceptance towards ourselves and others. It is deeply healing and transformational experience to be seen as you are and being supported and accepted by the group. Transformation occurs through authentic meeting with another, we grow in relation to each other. I am I only in relation to you.

I as a leader follow the journey of group process, supporting what arises in a group, embracing whatever is, and exploring with curiosity. Staying together with uncertainty we can explore our existential experience in a creative and deep way. In this journey we also use bodywork and creative methods such as painting and movement.

The work in the group is naturally bound by confidentiality.

Magical Pelion, with its healing energies, is a perfect place to pause, breathe, create more space within yourself, connect and grow. Join us in a deep and replenishing journey empowered by the rhythms of nature, lush forests and the Aegean Sea.


Mornings are dedicated for working in a group. Afternoons are time for you to assimilate, integrate, explore the lush nature of Pelion, feel the Aegean Sea, take a nap in a hammock…

I interview every participant beforehand, either face-to-face or via Skype.

It is a therapy group and therefore not recommended to come with a friend or a partner since it might affect your presence and ability work and process openly.

The 1st day is arrival with check-in in the afternoon, registration and the welcome meal at 8pm. We will have an evening gathering, an opening circle after dinner. From the 2nd day onward our days will flow as follows:

8:15 – 8:30 Morning awarness: Breathing, meditation, mindful movement
8:30 – 9:30 Breakfast
9:45 – 1:30 Therapeutic Group Work: explore your relation to yourself and others by sharing, moving, drawing
1:30pm – 2:30pm Lunch
2:30pm – 6:30pm Free time
6:30pm Karma Yoga (3/4 times a week, could also be in the morning before breakfast)
8pm Dinner


* include the workshops plus accommodation. All rooms are ensuite twins with balconies and marvellous views of the Aegean Sea, except for one triple, a bright room with lovely sea-view  which shares the bathroom with one other room.


Kalikalos ia a community comprising the unpaid volunteer and guests. Participants of workshops offer Karma Yoga, about 3 – 4 times a week, mainly helping with breakfast, helping to prepare an evening meal, or assisting a washing up shift. 

Please contact Hanna hannaalen@gmail.com before booking your spot an a retreat.