MENTORING RETREAT of Ritual Theatre & Work that Reconnects with Hector Aristizabal (Re-conectando)

June 27th – 30th 2023 

Teatro di Montevaso, Chianni, Tuscany, Italy.


Héctor Aristizábal is a Colombian psychologist, director, and actor who founded ImaginAction to use theater to explore alternatives to conflict and to initiate community healing.

This summer, Hector Aristizabal returns to Europe after six years, to share his work in the Peace process in Colombia with Re-Conectando supporting the mandate of the Truth Commission, with Truth Reconciliation Laboratories in the womb of Mother Earth.

 See more about this work at:

The retreat is hosted and organized by social arts facilitators Ilaria Olimpico and Uri Noy Meir.

You are invited to:

  • Connect to the wisdom of nature
  • Activate your embodied knowing
  • Become more aware of your personal and collective trauma
  • Design and experience healing rituals for collective healing 

During the Retreat, we will learn from Hector’s experiential methodology inspired by “The Work That Reconnects,” enriched by social theater and the design of healing rituals. This approach makes the reconnection with oneself, others, the Earth, ancestors, and future generations a very tangible and embodied experience. 


390 Euros (Supported)

480 Euros (Suggested)

780 Euros (Supporter)

IMPROTANT these fess DO NOT include the cost of accommodation and board. 

COST FOR ACCMODATION AND BOARD with all meals from the lunch of the *27th till the breakfast of the 30th is:

228 euros per person in a double or triple room 

– 273 euros per person in a single room. 

*It is possible to come early or leave a day later and pay an extra 25 euros per night (no meals provided for the additional days).

To reach the location, you may drive or take a taxi or take a bus From Cecina to Castellina Marittima or from Pontedera to Chianni. We will arrange for your transportation from there.

After registering, we kindly request that you complete a form to help us match you with other travelers and ensure smooth arrivals and departures. You can access the form at


If you have any special dietary requests or questions, please get in touch with Uri at or +39 3342834302.


ImaginAction’s mentoring program comes as a response to the deep crisis our societies and education system are facing in meeting the current moment of global disruption. Together we are holding space for reconnective leadership, seen as a process of intentional co-creation of a new reality. This module holds space for listening and reflection. We will see each other in our challenges and gifts, processing moments on lived experiences. We co-design Social Arts programs that offer you a creative opportunity to see and be seen in your gifts and talents, with sessions dedicated to showcasing your work, getting feedback, and cultivating listening, trust, and care.  It is not about transferring or practicing one or more methods or techniques or getting new tools to copy-paste. These programs are all about valuing relationships in a social system, a community, or any group of people working and collaborating.

We will see each other in our challenges and gifts, processing moments on lived experiences. The program is live, and you can watch opening session recordings on and upcoming event on our LuMa Page. Let’s hold together space for deep listening.