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ALIVE BODY Performer Training Retreat & GROTOWSKI PRAXIS Workshop for  2019 have now concluded. Visit us again for 2020 announcements. Thank you

Space in both workshops is limited. Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received.

What is required for each Application
    · Your full name
    · Email address
    · Phone number
    · Completed questionnaire
    · Pay Application Payment = $250 CAD

Applications are not considered complete without receipt of the Application Payment, which includes an Application Fee $50 CAD (non-refundable) & Deposit $200 (refundable ONLY if your application is rejected). Note: only one payment is required for both workshops.

Please read this page.



EARLY BIRD (tuition savings opportunity) 

 *Participants from ALIVE BODY 2018 will have an advance application window during the month of November 2018.

Applications: Dec 1st to Jan 31st, 2019 

Announcements of acceptance: on or before, Feb 4th  

(Note: Early Bird tuition payment is due in full by Mar 4th)


Applications: from Feb 1st 

Announcements of acceptance within two weeks of applying.

Application periods remain open only while space is available. Currently, one spot is open in ALIVE BODY with GROTOWSKI PRAXIS being full. 

Note: Tuition payment is due upon acceptance. Payment Plans are available, please ask.



All amounts below are in Canadian currency and include the Canadian 5% GST tax.

ALIVE BODY Performer Training Retreat

EARLY BIRD savings opportunity 

$ 3,600  CAD 


$ 4,000 CAD


EARLY BIRD savings opportunity 

$ 1,400  CAD 


$ 1,800 CAD



$ 4,750 CAD


$ 5,300 CAD

The Application Payment of $250 CAD,  will be deducted from the above amounts upon acceptance. 



ALIVE BODY Performer Training Retreat

This intensive retreat style workshop for performers includes: 

  • Accommodations for 12 nights. 
  • Three incredible catered meals daily.  
  • A shuttle to/from Vancouver-Xenia on Bowen Island.
  • Training is from dawn 'til dusk, indoors and in nature. 

ALIVE BODY Accommodations & Catering

Join us for the ALIVE BODY Performer Training Retreat in the lush natural beauty of Bowen Island, BC at Xenia Creative Development Centre

  • Accommodations are shared. 
  • Meals are based on a protein-rich vegetarian diet. Three delicious catered meals are provided daily plus snacks. Note: All meals are based on a group menu, individual menus are not available.
  • The workshop will take place indoors and outside in nature.
  • The Xenia grounds include horses, dogs, cats, deer, a pony, a donkey and at least one pig. 
  • Allergens such as animals, grasses, pollen, bees, wasps, nuts, etc. will be present.  If you have serious allergies, this is likely not a suitable workshop for you. We are not responsible for allergic reactions.

Please visit the Xenia website for more information.


Join us daily for this in-depth training at the historic Western Front in the spacious EDAM Dance studio (with the smoothest wooden floor you've ever felt!) in Vancouver.

Please bring a bag lunch as well as snacks and a refillable water bottle daily as discussions and work will continue through meals.

Both workshops take place on the un-ceded territory of the  Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, Tsleil-Waututh, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim nations.


Please make note of the writing assignments due before and after this workshop.  


PREREQUISITE:  Participation in ALIVE BODY Performer Training, and/or prior training in Grotowski work with Stephen Wangh, Raïna von Waldenburg, Wendy Vanden Heuvel, Erica Fae, and/or Linda Putnam. 

*IMPORTANT: This workshop will be filmed in whole or in part. 

Important Information About Applying




  • Upon acceptance, the full $250 CAD Application Payment is non-refundable and is applied to your tuition payable.  
  • Tuition payment, in whole or in part, is due upon acceptance. 
  • All amounts are non-refundable as of the date of acceptance. No cancellations.
  • To enjoy the Early Bird Tuition savings the whole amount is due by Mar 4th, 2019.

Pay using PayPal through this website or pay by phone using a credit card. Electronic funds transfer (email money) from a Canadian financial institution is another option; please ask about emailing money

Payment Plan options are available upon request and at the discretion of our administration, contact

All amounts are in Canadian dollars (CAD). The Canadian GST 5% Tax is included in the amounts shown. If you bank in a different currency click the converter below for an idea of the difference. Exchange rates change daily.

RBC Foreign Exchange


Incomplete applications will not be processed. In order to be considered complete, application questionnaires must be accompanied by the application payment, which includes $50 CAD non-refundable Application Fee and $200 CAD Tuition Deposit.

Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received. Space is limited.

Individual application responses will be emailed. If we have questions, you may receive a phone call.

To apply, complete the Questionnaire and Pay Application Payment by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. 


As of the date of acceptance, all fees and amounts paid are not refundable. No cancellations. Please read the website for all the necessary information, or contact us.

For clarification, from the sent date of an acceptance email, the Application payment and Tuition fees are not refundable. 

Should your application not be accepted any money you have paid, except the $50 CAD Application Fee, will be returned to you. 

If you are notified that our faculty has placed your application on the Waiting List and you are subsequently informed that we will not be able to place you in a workshop, any money you have paid will be returned, except for the $50 CAD Application Fee.

If your application is on the Waiting List, you may still take advantage of the Early Bird savings, provided the amount is received in full by Mar 4, 2019. If subsequently you are not placed in the workshop any money you have paid will be returned, except the $50 CAD Application Fee.