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Tuesday, May 6, 2025

Zero Balancing I with L. Bardarson, Costa Rica

Start Date: 5/6/2025 3:00 PM CDT
End Date: 5/13/2025 10:00 AM CDT

Venue Name: Private Residence

Playa Ventanas
Guanacaste, Costa Rica 

Organization Name: Zero Balancing Health Association

Lisa Bardarson
Phone: (610) 304-2960

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COURSE TITLE: Zero Balancing I 


COURSE LENGTH: 4 class days and 2 break days



PRICE: $795.00
SuperSaver $595
Use Promo Code ZBHA200 by March 6, 2025
Early $695.00
Use Promo Code ZBHA100 by April 6, 2025
Repeat:  $350
Use Promo Code ZBHARepeat if you have taken ZB I previously AND you have taken any other ZB class in the past five years.

This week-long learning residency is centered around the study of Zero Balancing Core I in Costa Rica. The course will be held in a private home nestled within Las Baulas National Park; an important turtle-nesting site and near the town of Playa Grande, one of Guanacaste’s renowned surfing areas. This location is a spectacular and peaceful setting in which to learn and relax. In addition to learning ZB I, the week is structured with plenty of downtime to chill, practice ZB’s, and explore the surrounding areas. The house is a 30-minute taxi ride to the bustling town of Tamarindo where there are many shops and restaurants. There will be two days off mid-week making this an opportunity in which to experience this exceptional country.

Class Schedule
May 6: Arrival day
May 7 & 8: Class Days 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 9 & 10: Free Days
May 11 & 12: Class Days 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 13 Departure day

Accommodations, Meals & More
For all of the details about accommodations, included meals and what to expect each day, click here.
About Lisa
Lisa Bardarson’s professional experience as a dancer and choreographer were a glimpse into the transformational power of structure (the body) and energy (movement). She was a prominent member of the Philadelphia dance scene for many years and a writer for the on-line dance journal, thINKingDANCE. Her love of movement led her gracefully towards a successful career as a massage therapist starting in the early eighties. Around 1990, her curiosity in Eastern concepts of health drew her towards acupuncture but she chose Zero Balancing. In 2015 she became certified in ZB and more recently as a teacher of ZB. Additional studies include in-depth study at the Laban Institute of Movement Studies and certification as a 500-RYT with a specialty in Yin Yoga. At the start of the pandemic Lisa formed SloMoYo, a movement-based program that she offered gratis via Zoom, as part of her dharma to promote well-being. After 40 years of workand study, Lisa is pleased to fold her understanding of the body into teaching Zero Balancing. Lisa moved to Costa Rica in 2017 with her husband, daughter and two dogs. She divides her time between Tamarindo and Gladwyne, PA.


Zero Balancing I is the first half of the Core Zero Balancing program and the first course of the Core Zero Balancing curriculum. ZB I introduces you to the technique, theory, touch skills and history of the art and science of Zero Balancing. In these hands-on workshops, you will learn how to perform Zero Balancing sessions and experience what it feels like to receive a Zero Balancing session. 

The instructor will deliver clear presentations and demonstrations of Zero Balancing evaluations and techniques, along with a detailed study guide to inform your ongoing practice.  

You will learn: 

  • A basic treatment protocol that addresses the whole body in about 30 minutes  
  • Theory and principles of ZB 
  • To distinguish body energy and body structure through touch 
  • The skill of using energy as a working tool 
  • The energetic anatomy of the skeleton 
  • The theory and application of Zero Balancing techniques called fulcrums
  • How to give a ZB session that addresses the whole body 

What Participants say about ZB I: 

“This work will enhance my ability to treat many clients on a much deeper level, especially my MS clients who need deep but not hard connections.” -Mary Jane Edge 

“Using the understanding of touching structure and energy at the interface will be helpful in all my work – as a nurse and in my bodywork practice.” -Sandra Denner, RN 

“I needed to hear the concept of interface and clarity of presence and energy! I feel my work will be refocused and re-energized!” -Cathy Schneider 

“This course has completely changed my view and perspective of my practice.” -Alan Willoughby 

“I feel the structure and energy [of Zero Balancing] will help get some patients past a plateau I have reached with massage.” -Chris Wilson 



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