Workshop led by Marvin Schulz, Michael Alan Kolb & Jura Glo.
A fully immersive 7-Day Radical Honesty experience in the Costa Rican rainforest.
Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth in Costa Rica, 17-24 January 2020.
Do you want to go deep into practicing Radical Honesty while detoxing from modern city life?
We have created a truly radical retreat in the lush Costa Rican jungle. For a whole week, you will be living amongst toucans and monkeys in the heart of the rainforest to reconnect with your body and learn to express yourself in a true and vulnerable way.
You will stay at the remote Eco-Lodge Cascada Elysiana, surrounded by pristine green nature, waterfalls, and breathtaking hiking trails. In this picturesque environment, you will come face-to-face with your instincts and strip away all that is not you. But don’t worry: we have comfortable beds, professionally prepared meals, a nearby beach and bonfires to relax.
The training will be conducted in English. We have a German native speaker on site, as well as people fluent in Spanish and French.
17 January – 24 January 2019
6:30am Meditation/Movement (yoga)
8:30am Group Process (theory & practice, paired and group exercises)
2:00pm Free Time (lounging, hiking, waterfall, beach, surfing, etc.)
7:30pm Evening Activities (movies & short films related to Radical Honesty, bonfire, music, storytelling)
10:00pm Lights Out
The retreat will begin on Friday 17 January at 7pm with a welcome dinner, bonfire, agreements and a short introduction. We will end on Friday 24 January around 1pm with a closing circle. Please book your trip to be present the whole entire time or contact us before.
Participants will be asked to assist in the cooking, serving and cleaning up of meals/snacks as a way to help create community during our week together. This is commonly done in residential Radical Honesty workshops.
Marvin Schulz, Certified Radical Honesty Trainer
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:
Michael Alan Kolb, Certified Radical Honesty Trainer
“Radical Honesty has been profoundly instrumental in helping me reshape my view of the world, how I see myself in it and how I choose to move through it, especially in relationship to another human being. This experiential practice of self-exploration while in contact with another person has helped me confront my Self in a way that I had been avoiding for many years by attempting to ’go it alone’ with meditation and self-study.” -Mak
Mak has a BA in Psychology and has trained in Radical Honesty under the guidance of founder, Dr. Brad Blanton, and RH Master Trainer, Taber Shadburne since 2015.
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 and dealing creatively with anger and conflict. He is Co-Founder of Cascada Elysiana.
“It is difficult to transition into adulthood in a world full of adolescents. This practice of Radical Honesty has been the most important work I’ve done in my personal journey of growing up and I’m hungry to surround myself with others who want to embark on this journey with me. There’s a whole lot of road left for us to travel.” – Mak
Jura Glo, Radical Honesty Trainer Candidate
Jura is the founder of the biggest Radical Honesty community in Europe. She started practicing and leading groups in Radical Honesty in 2014 after seeing how impossible it became to hide and pretend to be happy and successful. After dropping out of Master Studies, she quit her job and taught herself all the skills she needed to work and live the life she wanted. Now she is an experienced transformational workshop leader and personal coach that specializes in Honesty, Intimacy & Sexuality. She is a founder of a visionary organization TransformWork which focuses on creating safe spaces for people to explore, discover and export new and forgotten ways of being, working and relating with each other.
“I’m here to live the life of quality and integrity and serve my surroundings as I go. I’m here to live from the inside out, to receive and to give, to take care of myself and care for others. I’m a walking breathing revolution in action and I’m here to support you in your transformational experience. I bring out change in others with my presence and actions. I’m a surgeon with the gift of a sharp perceptive mind, I’m a mother with my loving and caring nature, I’m a wounded warrior with a great sense of injustice, I’m a lover and creator of the new paradigm, designer of my World, and you are welcome to join. Openness is the key!”
DIY Camping (your own tent or hammock): $1490 ($1290 Early Bird)
Shared Dormitory: $1690 ($1490 Early Bird)
Private Glamping Tent or Cabina: $1890 ($1690 Early Bird)
You can save $200 by getting an *Early Bird* ticket until October 17, 2019.
Who can participate? Do I need previous workshop experience?
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.
This workshop is for you, if you want to
√ Get away from the city and immerse yourself in the rainforest
√ Learn how to express yourself more clearly and directly
√ Reconnect to nature and eat organic, natural meals
√ Practice yoga, meditation and breathing in the jungle
√ Heal old wounds and forgive yourself & others
√ Regain your creative power as a human being
√ Create a community of honest, loving people
√ Get over anger, shame, and blame
The workshop is not for you if you
X Need the comforts of big city life at all times
X Are not willing to tell the truth
X Are unwilling to step out of your comfort zone
X Don’t want to hear participants expressing themselves loudly
X Insist on changing people rather than changing the way you relate with the world
A Workshop in Living Life out Loud and Reconnecting to Your Senses
Radical Honesty is a revolutionary and compassionate communication method, cutting right through obsessive thinking to get grounded in the present moment. We believe that most modern human suffering is based on lying, whether in the form of withholding, manipulating, or the direct telling of lies (including so-called “little white lies”). We also believe that withholding feelings is one of the fastest ways to make yourself sick and create dis-ease in the body.
By lying, we trap ourselves in our own thoughts and live half-depressed, half-sleepwalking lives, wondering what happened to our childhood aliveness. We postpone happiness. We keep ourselves small and live out the same old day – over and over again. We wonder why we feel alienated from our friends, family, and loved ones and feel isolated from the world.
Radical Honesty is the antidote to playing it small!
… yet it has nothing to do with brutal honesty or extreme honesty.
At the workshop, you will learn how to:
√ Notice and express whatever arises in your body
√ Leave the past behind for good and live fully in the present
√ Repair broken relationships with parents, children, partners, and friends
√ Create your future based on your heart’s desire
√ Let go of shame, fear, and resentment
√ Lead nourishing, supportive relationships
√ Play more and worry less