Community & Guest Experience Weeks

Community Experience for Volunteers, Facilitators in Residence and Guests

10 August – 3 September

Cancelled due to COVID_19

from Euro 110/week (volunteers) to Euro 390/week (Community Guests)

These periods are an opportunity for Guests, Volunteers and Facilitators in Residence to get to know better what life feels like in an intentional authentic community. We all pull together, work, share, laugh and resolve problems with tools like the Dialogue Road map, Non-violent communication and Radical Honesty. The magic that unfolds in a community where we take care to create a safe space, allows the individual to be vulnerable, speak from the heart and be accepted and welcomed also with his or her shadow sides.


The Community Experience Weeks

are born out of a need to introduce spaciousness, relaxation and calm between the busier times when workshops are running, as the lives of the volunteers become full- on in their supporting roles to the leaders and participants.



We are trialling two separate periods of Community Guest Experience:



These will occur over a period of 7 to 24 days, offering a relaxed schedule of learning and self development opportunity with a variety of topics to explore together. While volunteers take care of the running of the center, Community guests are invited to support the team three times a week with light tasks like helping to prepare a breakfast, an evening meal or helping out at a washing-up shift.

We are imbedded in a marvellous nature, the rich vegetation in this area is nurtured by countless waterfalls and springs which flow through densely wooded hills. Just by following your senses one will encounter a plethora of aromatic herbs on the hiking paths, many of which have medical properties. Pelion has an ancient healing tradition going back to the wounded healer Chiron of Greek mythology. Scenic beaches, lush vegetation, springs of crystal clear water and a large variety of fruits and flowers, all compose a unique picture of the magic of nature.

Ideas for the Community Experience Weeks include:

  • Optional twice daily meditation
  • Optional joining in with people doing Qi gong practise
  • Diologue Road Map – practising our skills in an invaluable communications tool
  • Non Violent Communication, Deep sharing and Conflict resolving
  • Psychodrama projects leading to performance and film making with Efrat Snap
  • Teaching and practising homeopathy with Svetlana Pavlova.
  • Enjoying crystal clear beaches
  • Hiking around the glorious Pelion Mountain and learning about the history and mythology of the area

If you feel inspired to join us in those periods, please contact Friederiki on for further information.











Alexandros Spring Community Workcamp & Elemental Movement

Join the Spring Community Workcamp 2, 3 or 4 weeks that Help Open Up the Alexandros Centre and take part in the ‘Elemental Movement’ workshop (13 -20 May) with Gordon Sharp and Lynn Campbell!

Cancelled due to VOVID19 coronavirus


We open our doors and windows at the beginning of May and give the whole place a fresh Spring cleaning, unpack various equipment, get the inside and outside kitchen ready, prepare the ground floor for the up-coming workshop groups and brighten up our garden with colourful flowers and a small vegetable garden to supply the kitchen with fresh spices.

We are looking for volunteers who enjoy the energetic starting energy, love to collaborate, offer their physical work to prepare the place for  of the summer season  which will be filled with life, joy, tears and laughter.



Works needed to be done for the 2020 season are: Erect Yurt and get the tent places ready, finish outside pavement, air and freshen all yogamats, carpets, blankets, sheets, towels……… . Finish and repaint the Sanctuary. Our bright downstairs workshop space has got a new wooden floor and there is always plenty of maintenance to be done in the opening period.


Please email if you would like to join us at our spring community workcamp

As every year the center offers a workshop for Community building and Volunteer Education

Elemental Movement


Lynn & Gordon have been running Elemental Movements residentials in the Kalikalos communities since 2011. Most recently at Alexandros. Though they missed being there in 2019 as Gordon was having & recovering from heart surgery.
The are delighted to be returning to Alexandros in May 2020 to work with volunteers & workers in the community using our rich mix of dance, Movement Medicine, live & recorded music, ceremony, ritual theatre & mandala making. 
We’ll spend some of our time together in the dance space at Alexandros as well as outside in the landscape of the Pelion connecting with the beauty, power & dynamics of the natural world.
The focus will be around the themes of Community, Communication & Connection. Starting from our selves & moving out towards others, the community & the wider world of the Pelion & our planet at this crucial time in our relationship with Nature.
The workshop takes place from 9:30am – 1:30 pm. Volunteers may participate for the contribution of Euro 100 for the weekly workshop. For further information please contact
For more information about Elemental Movements you can visit their Facebook page
We look forward to spending time with you & moving with you into the late Spring/early Summer at Alexandros.






Sebastian is a psychologist and therapist working both in the private and corporate sector. He’s a graduate of five-year training in psychodynamic work with groups, three-year family system therapy training and five-year training oriented in Gestalt. In his work he focuses on direct communication, honesty, effectively handling stress, cooperation, body awareness, relaxation and play. Sebastian led workshops in the Czech Republic, Germany, France and Greece. He has been to Kalikalos four times before.



Martin is the Co-founder of the Czech improvisation league and for several years has been its president. Martin is also the Founder of the Czech Improv Institute – the biggest school of improvisation in the country. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology of communication and is a regular coach of TED speakers. As a trainer and mentor he works with top management in companies like Lego, Microsoft, Vodafone, Heineken or Nestle. He is married and has two daughters.



Sebastian James is a psychologist and therapist working both in the private and corporate sector. He’s a graduate of five-year training in psychodynamic work with groups, three-year family system therapy training and five-year training oriented in Gestalt. In his work he focuses on direct communication, honesty, stress management, cooperation, body awareness, relaxation and play. Sebastian led workshops in the Czech Republic, Germany, France and Greece. He has been to Kalikalos four times before. He is a certified trainer of Radical Honesty.




Marvin Schulz, M.Sc., is one of the most experienced Radical Honesty Trainers and organizes workshops in Europe, Africa, and the Americas. As a former auditor for investment banks in New York and Executive Assistant for a multi-billion dollar company on Broadway, Marvin experienced the detrimental effects of lying and withholding first hand: at age 26, he was depressed and burned out. 

“I had a promising career in front of me. However, I felt horrible and empty. None of the money I made could compensate for my inner yearning for love, connection and a happy life. After deciding not to kill myself, I opted for a Radical Honesty Workshop. After that, I still killed myself, but in a very different way: I killed my self-image and completed my past.”

He left the corporate rat wheel and embarked on his journey towards a more authentic, joyous, and connected life. He moved back to Germany and healed his own wounds by having honest conversations with important people. He cleaned up his past using Radical Honesty. Dr. Blanton invited Marvin to live at his place in Virginia for one season and certified him as a Radical Honesty trainer three years later.

Marvin has the ability to bring humor into seemingly serious processes while staying compassionate and curious. He is comfortable going into discomfort and can guide participants in re-experiencing hurt and pain while holding them in the here and now. His style is inquisitive, simple, and direct – often with a wink and never without compassion. Marvin has lived in China, Mexico, South Africa and the United States and studied cross-cultural communication. He currently resides in Prague, Czech Republic, where he produces music, drinks coffee and enjoys what he often calls the most beautiful city in the world. If you want to learn more, visit his website:


Radical Honesty with Marvin Schulz & Sebastian James

1 — 8 AUGUST 2020

 €740 – 890   BOOKED OUT

A week-long Radical Honesty workshop on the beautiful Pilion peninsula in Greece

Who said Radical Honesty and Deep Relaxation don’t go together?

If you want to fully explore the world of Radical Honesty but value your quiet and leisure time as well, this retreat is perfect for you. Join long-term Radical Honesty practitioners and Prague-based flatmates Marvin Schulz and Sebastian James for a week of self exploration, in-depth training in Radical Honesty and raw adventures on the pristine Pelion peninsula.

The mornings are dedicated to your formal training in Radical Honesty, teaching you the skills to live your life out loud and play more. The afternoon is filled with beach time, trips to nearby waterfalls or simply hanging out and enjoying nature and each other’s company.

Our Daily Routine

Each morning, before breakfast, we’ll do an (optional) session of yoga and meditation. At 8:30, we’ll eat breakfast – fresh fruits, locally-made bread, real Greek yogurt and organic porridge. Since we are an active part of the Kalikalos community, we will all help out with food preparation at times.

From 9:30 till 1:30, after breakfast, we’ll come together for our Radical Honesty group session. The sessions will include an introduction to Radical Honesty; a deeper dive into RH; and learning through theory, discussions, sharing and exercises on how to be radically honest. We’ll do group and paired exercises as well as hot seat work.

At 1:30, we’ll break for lunch.

After lunch, we’ll be free to hike through the lush green forest, lay on a white sandy beach, swim in the Aegean Sea, chill at the village tavernas, lounge in the hammocks, talk amongst ourselves, apply what we learnt in the morning sessions.

From 6 PM to 8:30 PM is community time, when 2 or 3 of our group will garden and cook together, or help later on with the clean-up. Dinner will be served at 8:00, and after eating we can talk, dance, sing, drink, play and hang out. We can practice being radically honest with each other and converse about how we can live our lives in love and in contribution to others.

View this youTube video about Radical Honesty in case you haven’t to date experienced it or read one of Brad Blanton’s books.


Our host in Greece is the Alexandros Center for Holistic Education whose vision is: “A world where authentic community and sustainable living are the foundation of all aspects of our society.” And their mission is: “Pioneering holistic education through the medium of authentic community from the heart of Greece.” For more information about Kalikalos, please visit

Included in the price of the workshop are vegetarian/vegan meals prepared from local produce.

The 1st is arrival day with registration in the afternoon and the welcome meal at 8pm. The 8th is departure day, after breakfast everybody helps to get the rooms ready for the next group – like the group before got the rooms ready for you.

DUE TO THE SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC we can offer only single accommodation, Euro 890. If you are a couple, you can still book in for twin accommodation, Euro 740 per person. In that case please contact

We are looking forward to a great time of collaboration/improvisation and flexibility. 





Ursula is both a certified trainer in Focusing and Biography Work. She works with individuals and groups in her own practice in Germany as well as online and facilitates workshops in different countries e.g. Lanzarote. She is devoted to assisting people in
finding meaning in their life and to live a truly authentic life that arises from connection to one’s inner voice. She is also passionate about listening (see free listening on her website) and is trained in The Art of Hosting Innovation. Ursula lived for 16 years in Scotland.




Jan Golden has been learning Tai Chi for 26 years. He is a disciple of Ma Bao Guo of Shanghai from whom he learned the spiralling Hun Yuan Xing Yi Tai Chi forms and qi gong. He was also an Indoor Student to the late Grand Master Tian Yin Jia of Hangzhou, from whom he learned the Old Yang Middle Frame Tai Chi form. This is the original Yang Family form, as Tian Zhao Lin grew up wth the Yang Family as an adopted brother. He is currently learning the Snake Style Tai Chi Form from Bob Boyd, second disciple of Ip Tai Tak, who was the first disciple of Yang Sau Chung, which contains the secret breathing technique that Grand Master Tian was unable to transmit in time. His mentor is Chris Chappell from Real Taoism in London and he is a Dzogchen student of Namkhai Norbu. His website is


Deep Adaptation Retreat with Jem Bendell & Katie Carr

16 — 23 SEPTEMBER 2020


from € 920 – 980


The emerging realisation that climate change is becoming a destructive tragedy, not just an urgent challenge, is profoundly disorientating for many people. How are we to feel? What are we to do? What might become the purpose of our lives and work in the face of imminent societal breakdown from climate chaos?

You are warmly invited to join us for a week of dialogue and reflection with people working on this Deep Adaptation agenda. We will focus on nourishing the inner resilience for us all to help make this a kinder and more sacred unravelling of life-as-we-know-it. We will draw upon the experiences of participants, a range of experiential exercises as well as facilitated connection and exploration that welcomes emotional, spiritual and somatic ways of being and (un)learning, as well as the intellectual/cognitive. Our aspiration is that we will support peaceful empowered surrender to our predicament, where action can arise from an engaged love of humanity and nature, rather than redundant stories of worth and purpose.

This retreat is for you if you:

– are engaged around the implications of climate breakdown for your personal and professional      future
– sense that a week in nature with people on a similar path could support your journey and healing

View from balcony of the center

Within a safely held and gently facilitated space, we aim to explore the possibilities for meaning, purpose and joy amidst the climate tragedy, whilst cultivating the practice of welcoming the whole range of human emotions, including those that are painful and usually pushed away. The focus is on inner adaptation rather than policies for reducing the harm from societal collapse. The retreat is part of a wider movement on Deep Adaptation. Our hope is you leave better able to host future gatherings on this agenda, and feel more peaceful in your ability to be alongside and support others in their own journeys.

The retreat is hosted within an intentional community which lives lightly and beautifully on the verdant green and blue shores of the Aegean. The food is mostly locally sourced, all home-cooked and vegetarian. A stunningly wild beach is a 20-minute walk away, while old villages are nearby through forests. We can only host 18 participants (12 at the centre and 6 at a nearby guesthouse), so early booking is essential.

You are invited to bring a reading, practice or insight to share that is helping you to explore living lovingly and actively in the face of climate-induced collapse.

The coastline near the retreat centre is the Mediterranean at its best


Jem and Katie will be travelling overland and as lightly as possible from their homes in the UK to Greece. We encourage participants to do the same, and offer a significant discount (15%) for those who do. Please contact


Wednesday, the 1st day, is our arrival with check-in, registration and the welcome meal in the evening. Dialogue and reflection will begin after dinner with an opening circle. The 2nd day includes a welcome circle with our hosts, the volunteers of Kalikalos. From the 3rd day onward our rhythm will flow as follows:

8:30am – 9:30am Breakfast
9:30am – 10:00am Opening Circle
10:0am – 01:30pm The activities on each day will be emergent, but will include shared practices from participants, ritual,
outdoor activities, creative/expressive activity, and gentle movement
1:30pm Lunch
2:30pm – 6:00pm Free time for individual or shared reflection (beach, forest, villages).
6:30pm Karma Yoga (supporting the community)
8:00pm Dinner
9:15pm – 10:30pm Optional evening activities (some activities such as Ecstatic Dance are organised at nearby centres).

On one of the days the morning session will involve a walk. The flow of the daily sessions above is indicative; actual activities will be woven organically from the programme above in response to the emergent needs and wishes of the group.

In the spirit of collaboration and community-building, you will be asked to contribute about 4 – 6 hours/week to some center tasks like food preparation or joining the washing up team.

Afternoons are leisure time – to enjoy marvellous beaches, to dive into a wild untouched nature with great hiking paths and waterfalls…..   or just hang out in a hammock to rest….

On your departure day you will be asked to clean and prepare your room like participants of the previous group had prepared the room for you.

We expect that places will fill quickly. You will be notified within three weeks of your application about whether your place is confirmed, at which point you will be required to make payment, and request your accommodation option.