Beyond Tango, LLC began as a way to have sense filled and adventure travel, while having the luxury of also dancing tango three or more hours per day. Well known teachers from Argentina were a part of the fun filled trips, limited to 30 people. To broaden the experience, Beyond Tango is now offering trips that may or may not propose tango, but that invariably include activities and events that heighten the senses and are filled with pleasure. The idea is to have a wonderful trip, learning opportunity, social activities with local community, and to contribute benefit in some way to the “place.”

Fund raisings have been done for non-profit groups, classes given for little or no profit to locals, shopping hours to provide income to local artisans, jobs given to locals helping out to generate some local income. These trips usually include a way to spontaneously be creative or festive, writing, poetry, or dance.

Now some of the trips will be for professionals to earn continuing education credits during the trip.



Come and enjoy healing in the mountainous clear air of central Mexico for a week of nurturing, learning, sensory excitement, and peaceful abundance. San Miguel de Allende won the 2013 award for Conde Nast “best city in the world” 

San Miguel has gorgeous colonial architecture, organic farms and produce, very good international cuisine, spectacular weather, and a fine culture of ancient and contemporary arts.
Participants will receive at least 20 hours of continuing education credits for bodywork, from Donald Van Howten, Feldenkrais and Ayurveda practitioner and teacher, massage therapist instructor, and author of Ayurveda and Life Impressions Bodywork

The week includes:
– 8 nights lodging
– Fiesta de Bienvenida
– shuttle to and from Leon or Queretaro airports
– all bodywork classes with Donald VanHowten
– all Feldenkrais movement classes
– Loving your NonPredatory Leadership Brain introduction
– The Relationship Dance workshop with Christina and Ezequiel
– culinary experience and meal with celebrity chef Kirsten West
– the entire day of pyramid and horseback Canyon adventure with Coyote Tours


Donald vanHowten is an Ayurvedic practitioner, Feldenkrais® teacher and certified massage therapist instructor specializing in various types of soft- tissue methods, such as cranial and visceral Touch Of Awakening®. Van teaches in the United States, Europe, Costa Rica and New Zealand and he has a private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and is an associate instructor at the Ayurvedic Institute In New Mexico.

The deliciousness of milk and honey is the reflection of the pure heart: from that heart the sweetness of every sweet thing is derived. The heart is the substance, and the world the accident: how should the heart’s shadow be the object of the heart’s desire? Is that pure heart the heart that is enamored of riches or power, or is submissive to this black earth and water of the body, or to vain fancies it worships in the darkness for the sake of fame?

The heart is nothing but the Sea of Light: is the heart the place of vision of God–and then blind?
[III, 2265-9] J. Rumi

Write to: Christina Johnson: for general information and registration

Leni Garetson: for information on hotels, payment, travel, and registration

Lupita Guererro: para informes en español