Odyssey Nº19: Mano by Rima
A nomadic proposition, a dream of a new reality
March 30 - April 3 2023 | Malpais, Costa Rica
Dive into the unknown

We are being asked: but what is Rima? 

When every outcome is unique, profound, and intimate, we find challenging to rely solely on words to describe the intense and meaningful experiences happening inside each of our participants.

An Odyssey is a 5 days journey for 12 participants with a team of 8 artists, consciousness explorers, talents, and experts in their fields sharing knowledge and passion around a central theme. These 5 days are designed like a movie immersion, unfolding a unique adventure and creating memorable rites of passage. It is the creation of a new reality. Every day is a unique practice, an undiscovered feeling, a rare immersion playing with surprises and sensations. From immersive experiences, bioenergetic practices, creative workshops, movement, musical journeys, immersive dinners, hypnosis, somatic, and many more activities that can't be put into boxes.

We ask every participant to keep the joy of not knowing, leaving a sense of mystery alive, having this eye for wonder and curiosity, and trusting the flow of the experience. As Alan Watts said: "A completely predictable future is already the past. You've had it! That's not what you want. You want a surprise.”

Winter Narrative: Mano

With over 3,000 touch receptors in each finger, our hand is the most sensitive and complex part of our body. Also called "five fingers of God" or the "tools of the tools" by Aristotle. It is our direct link from our mind to our body. Through its expression, the hand gives blessing, love and healing. We have designed our journey with 3 propositions. The hand feels and transforms the physical realm of nature. Touch makes us aware of the presence of others. Our palms are the doors to the celestial kingdom.

A Hand to Transform

"You didn't come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here." Alan Watts reminds us we cannot separate ourselves from the root. Our hand is the symbol of this connection, a tool to create.


A Hand to Feel

I am because you are. What have we lost when we separated from each other? When we trap ourselves behind screens? How do we bond and reconnect with our tribal instinct of solidarity and support? The hand is the root of language. Let's use our hands to remember togetherness.


A Hand To Dream

The sky has its own language. With the tips of our fingers, let's connect the dots in the celestial vault and learn how to read the cosmic knowledge. Don't we have the universe in the palm of our hand?

For the 99 percent of the time we've been on Earth, we were hunters and gatherers, our lives dependent on knowing the fine, small details of our world. Deep inside, we still have a longing to be reconnected with the nature that shaped our imagination, our language, our song and dance, our sense of the divine.

- Janine M. Benyus
Frequently asked questions

What is the cost of an Odyssey?

Early-bird until January 15th: 2,500 USD
Normal price: 2,800 USD

The price doesn't include flights, transportation, and accommodations.


When should I arrive?

The journey starts from Thursday at 6 pm to Monday 12 pm.

We recommend for you for at least 1 week on the wonderful beach of Malpais. We are partnering up with the beautiful community and land regenerative project Zūnya which offers beautiful accommodations and community life.


How do I get to Zūnya from the San José and Liberia International Airports?

There are several options to help you get to Zūnya which you can find in our paper.


Is there any counter-indication for the journey?

Before this experience, we will do a personalized survey to better understand everyone's needs and adjust the experience accordingly.


What if I need to cancel my participation?

Any cancellation less than 30 days before the journey will result in a refund of 50% of the contribution.


What about private sessions with facilitators?

Facilitators are offering private sessions that are not included in the price of the Odyssey. Private treatments have to be arranged and organized directly with the facilitators.

To learn more about the Rima experience, visit directly their website.