Expressions, Holos, Costa Rica

Holos Retreat Center, Costa Rica

9 reviews
Feb 3 - 10, 2024
Group size: 21 - 21
Expressions, Holos, Costa Rica
Holos Retreat Center, Costa Rica

9 reviews

Feb 3 - 10, 2024
Group size: 21 - 21

About this trip


Vocal Expressions Retreat at Holos

This retreat focuses on how we choose to express ourselves in all the ways we use our voice. Designed to challenge participants to step out of their comfort zones by employing various techniques to access new ways of authentic self-expression. This happens through group and individual improvisation, movement practice, songwriting exercises and solo performance. Unlike the ‘Root to Heart’ ‘Heart to Crown’ retreats where we focus on healing through the chakra system, ‘Expressions’ explores other esoteric teachings while utilizing creativity itself as a pathway to healing. 

Part performance “boot camp”-part deep dive into further understanding the spiritual component of the voice and how to unlock its full potential. 

This retreat is for anyone who wants to understand what is blocking their unique creative flow, improve their ability to perform in front of others and feel confident in expressing themselves authentically. 

Each participant receives a ‘master class’ with Maryn, where after they perform a song in front of the group, she instructs them in ways to open up and support their voice based upon her observations.  Later in the week each person will have an opportunity to workshop their song in a private session with Maryn in preparation for a final performance, where we’ll get a chance to see and feel the progress after just one week of intensive work.

Just as with the Foundations retreat, no previous singing experience is required and if you are already a singer/performer this retreat will help you to open up more fully to your potential as a creative person. You will never experience your voice the same way again.

What people can expect from Vocal Transformation work:

⁃ A wider vocal range

⁃ More power and control over their voice

⁃ More dynamic control

⁃ A deeper emotional connection for more effective singing and communicating 

⁃ A deeper connection to one’s soul and purpose, for a more authentic voice and expression

⁃ A greater and more consistent connection to one’s creativity

⁃ Healing of past trauma for a healthier and happier life

⁃ More confidence and magnetism

⁃ Increased well being and consistent joy 

Whether you use your voice professionally, are an experienced singer or just embarking on vocal exploration, this retreat will open you up to the power of your personal vibration, teaching you how to unlock its potential.  You will never look at your voice the same way again. 

What’s included

  • 7 nights' accommodation
    in safari-inspired glamping tents with ACs, located on the ridge, overlooking the mountains and jungle
  • 3 delicious meals a day
  • daily in-depth workshop
  • free time to relax
  • movement practice
  • Fire circle and outdoor
  • waterfall visits
  • evening music gatherings
  • domestic travel
  • 2 plant medicine circles
  • international travel

Available Packages

Shared glamp tent (twin bed)
only 3 left

Shared glamping tent with a twin bed (3 beds per tent)

Deposit is non-refundable

Deposit: $1,500
Shared glamp tent (queen bed)
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Shared glamping tent with a queen bed (2 beds per tent)

Deposit is non-refundable

Deposit: $1,500
Shared glamp tent (king bed)
4 left

Shared glamping tent with a King bed (1 bed, ideal for couples or friends who can sleep in the same bed)

Deposit is non-refundable

Deposit: $1,500
Solo glamp tent (king bed)
only 1 left

Solo glamping tent in a king bed (for 1 person)

 Deposit is non-refundable 

Deposit: $1,500

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Vocal Transformation
9 reviews
Vocal Transformation is a modern approach to an ancient method to fully claim the range and resonance of your voice while opening up your connection to the creative that flows through you. It blends the spiritual and the scientific to produce profound results in opening up the full capacity of the human voice. Vocal transformation is a process of deprogramming, that opens the channel for spirit to once again drive the creative process and for the practitioner to reclaim their fullest expression and most powerful voice.


Loved everything about. it. Super special to be with people who are on the same path of awakening and working on similar growth patterns.
By Lisa W for Heart to Crown, Upstate NY on Aug 18, 2023
Maryn led our group through a truly life changing experience. I cannot believe how much progress I, and EVERYone else in the group, made in just 2 days! Because Maryn truly communicates from her heart, you find yourself gripping to every word -- absorbing more information in a short weekend than you would ever think possible. Thank you for creating such a positive, judgement free environment, and thank you for pushing me! I truly turned over a new leaf with your help. I cannot recommend attending this retreat enough!
By James P for Vocal Transformation and Growing your Heart Voice on Mar 04, 2020
From seed to fruition, all aspects of the experience were imbued with love, thoughtfulness, nurturance, and care. Thank you to everyone at Ravencrest!
By Carrie G for Songbird retreat: Experiential Transformation on Aug 25, 2018
This was an amazing retreat. Maryn and Mia were fabulous luminaries, creating a safe nurturing environment for growth and exploration. The property was majestic, all of the people on staff are easily approachable, knowledgeable, and wiling to help. The food was fresh, healthy and delicious.
By Irene V for Tribal Rhythm and Song with Mia Luz and Maryn Azoff on Aug 09, 2018
Maryn and Mia provided a wonderful experience using drumming as a means of meditation. We did a vision quest and a spirit journey, as guided meditations, to the accompaniment of drumming. We also did a water ceremony and a pipe ceremony, following Native American traditions (Ojibwa and Lakota), with excellent background explanations and paraphernalia. Also learned Native American chants. Sam Perry gave a wonderful walk-in-the-woods introduction to herbs and their use. We learned and practiced drum rhythms. The food was absolutely suburb vegetarian fare, from the Raven Crest Farm. The experience was fun, meditatively meaningful and full of warm camaraderie. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it.
By Jon S for Tribal Rhythm and Song with Mia Luz and Maryn Azoff on Aug 08, 2018
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