Praise from Past Retreats:

“Lila both delivered what I expected and surprised me at the same time. The mix of fun improv exercises and serious inner work was my expectation and I love the idea that these two modalities could be combined to produce a larger whole. So the overall effect is that I was delighted in the fun stuff and was able to do good inner work as well. What surprised me were at least two things: I wasn’t prepared for the grief and healing that came up for me during the retreat and I wasn’t prepared for the powerful blessings I received from the community of participants. There was an intangible outcome for me with the Lila Retreat that came partially from me and partially from what you prepared. Ah ha, I fell right into your trap! Your evil plan! I was impressed by how much loving care and preparation I could see that both of you put into the retreat. I am also tremendously impressed by both of you as performers and as people. I want to be just like you when I become a juvenile again! Oops, that already happened!” –Van Calvez


“Just wanted to tell you how very much I enjoyed the retreat and all the activities. Soooooooo needed!!!  I want to do another one! I told my dad about it and he wants to do something like that as well!  I can’t even put my finger on what it did for me, but I feel, lighter, happier, childlike, different.  Thank you guys so much, it was great!  I really liked our group!! Going to miss everyone…sniff!  We should make a Lila founders page on facebook!” –Michelle Howard


“I heard about this workshop the day before it was set to occur. I was feeling stuck and in need of a creative push to shift my motivation and energy. This workshop offered me a fantastic opportunity at very much my own pace to engage in highly creative activities, share meaningful experiences with others, reflect on my current state and make some decisions about how to move forward. Thank you, Leif and all of the day’s participants!” –Rebekka Goldsmit


“Are you in a rut? Can’t remember the last time you laughed from your belly? Do you recall the last time you let your imagination guide your day? No? Then you are in for a big treat when you decide to participate in the Miracle of the Moment.” –Sheila


“The Playformation workshop really helped to ground me in my body. Leif created a space where I was able to play like a kid and express myself creatively without fear or inhibition. I loved it!” –Dan Mahle


“This PlayShop helped show me that I can be more spontaneous and playful in my life. I got to express aspects of myself that I have never expressed before, and be with others who were probably doing the same. The time went quickly, and it was so much FUN! I would love to play like this more often, and intend to!” –Marji


“I had a great day of play with Leif and friends at the Playformation event. I came in not knowing really what to expect, and left feeling lifted, energized and satisfied with the playfulness/seriousness that emerged from our interactions. A very sweet day~” –Ellen Zrimsek


“In Leif Hansen’s “Playshop”” I gifted myself with the experience of being bombarded with experiential activities that allowed me the freedom to “”test”” various situational and life applicable comfort zones. I was pleasantly surprised at what glee could I experience when I played full out, not holding back, showing up fully as ME. Stretching felt good and injected courage deep inside. I left giving myself the permission & feeling more free to show up authentically no matter what. It was super fun playing with amazing people. ”
Terry Loving


“The basic skills of improv help you to be yourself and live in the moment. You have an infinite reserve of ideas and possibilities, accessible through the raw material of the here and now. That’s a very big gift! Leif is a talented facilitator who helped us learn this great habit.” –Carrie


“I enjoyed bringing out the kid in me and finding parallels to my adult life. I found myself on the edge of one of my biggest questions I have been pondering for a long time! I encourage people to go and participate – just to see what comes up. Life is a box of chocolates!” –Jessie


“Leif is a passionate and high energy instructor. He helped me access the part of myself that wants to “”hold back”” and unleash my authentic expression. The group was supportive and encouraging which really helped me. Most importantly I saw how i could take what i learned and apply it to the real world. I am more playful at my work place, with strangers, and in my pursuits. I see how playfulness is the key to living a meaningful life, and a bridge to melting barriers between people. This is powerful stuff!”

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More testimonials for Leif can be found

Muhammad Ayub, Family Medicine Physician, Hospital
“I have known Leif through the INTERFAITH CAMP as Faith Leader and Counsellor (He did a great job with the kids). He is non-judgemental, open, approachable and an excellent coach. His specialty seems to be “consensus building” and his strengths are in “ability to connect with people on a very personal level.”

Brian McDonald, Filmmaker/Consultant, Indendant
“Leif is great. He knows how to take charge of a group, but does so gently. He is always effective and never overbearing. In addition to that he makes the work fun.”

Allison Ash, Assistant to the Dean of Students, Fuller Theological Seminary
“Leif is a good group facilitator. He understands interpersonal dynamics and has the ability to hear all comments and concerns in a communication process.”