Expressive Movement- Body-Mind & Transpersonal Therapy for a harmonious human development


Rio abierto is an exciting practice that combines the therapeutic (body-mind) approach, creativity (expressivity - dance) and the spiritual (transpersonal) approach, bringing us in touch with our unique beauty and interconnection as human beings. Rio abierto integrates expressive movement practices, massage and work with the Self through a variety of tools such as creative dance and music, voice and breathwork, mindfulness, relaxation, contact -in all its various forms –and a precious group dynamic of sharing, among others.

Rio abierto means Open river in Spanish. it is a metaphor that invites us to open up to the Flow of Life in a joyful and natural way. Created in 1966 in Argentina by the psychologist Maria Adela Palcos, Rio abierto has been quickly spread around many countries around the world such as Spain, Italy, Israel, Brazil, Russia etc with very successful applications in the education, the arts, communication and health care.


By moving our body, we set in motion our energy, our emotions, our love, our qualities, even our dreams. Expressive movement accompanied by beautiful music and shared within a safe and joyful group environment is a very direct way to uplift and empower ourselves, but also open up and grow collectively.

The movement is called expressive, because it is very important to release unexpressed or partially expressed contents that are locked inside our body in form of tensions, energetic and emotional blockages. When we get out of the mechanical way we stand, move, breathe and interact with ourselves and the world, we rediscover how amazingly rich and unique we can be. Classes are suitable for all ages and levels of experience in movement.

σχέδιο μπλε κύματος | rio abierto

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You are welcome to join one of our regular classes or workshops.


Move with us and recharge with Joy your body, heart and mind from wherever you are!



    1930-21.00 @ Greek Center of Biosynthesis. Alexandrou Papagou Str.13 (1st floor), Chalandri
    1700-19.30 @ Casa de Arte Kabeiria, Athinas Str.18 (6th floor), Monastiraki.




    Studio Oxo Nou, Agias Kyriakis 29, Chalepa, Chania.



Join the XII International congress on Rio Abierto, scheduled for September 2022, in Kazan, Russia. Read more here.



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Expressive Movement Classes

A regular weekly practice of 1 and ½ hour, suitable for every age and level of experience in movement / dance.

In the classes of expressive movement we reach a healthier balance between our body, our mind, our emotions, our heart and our creative imagination, connecting our physicality to our humanity and spirit. We become more present, loving and joyful in our everyday lives.

For this we work with a variety of tools such as:

  • guided expressive movement in Circle, so as to wake up different energy zones of your body (chakras), discharge rigidities and be nurtured by joyfully moving all together.
  • free movement in ryhtmic and melodic music,
  • body posture alignment,
  • breath work and voice liberation techniques,
  • massage in pairs and group,
  • relaxation and self -awareness and sharing!
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Massage sessions - Rio Abierto method.

Rio abierto has developed its own massage technique, that is complementary to the expressive movement classes. The method works at a more direct and deep level with and on the body, through touch and massage on the energy lines of our centers (chakras), so as to activate the free flow of energy through our body and release emotional and physical blockages. Movement, breath, sound, voice and mindfulness are used to enhance the process, according to the individual needs.

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Work with the Self - Trabajo sobre Si
group workshops & individual sessions

In the Group sessions (lasting 2-3 hours) we focus
on a specific topic connected to a life theme and dedicate more time to deepen the rio abierto work and the sharing of the participants experience.

Past workshops included the following themes:

  • Awaking playfulness.
  • The flow of giving and receiving. Towards healthier relationships.
  • Dancing and embracing Aspects of Self- work on polarities
  • Body -mind techniques for the Wellbeing of teachers. Expressive movement workshops for education professionals.

Individual sessions last one hour and are directly related to a need and request brought by the participant. These themes are worked principally through body- mind practices, movement, breathwork and forms of contact. Our objective is to accompany the person in finding the necessary resources that will allow a better embodiment, expression, integration and consciousness of the theme he/she wants to work with.

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In Rio abierto we learn to:
take care of our body, listen to our heart
unfold our potential as creative beings.

σχέδιο κόκκινου κύματος | rio abierto


A multidisciplinary group of people from the areas of education, healthcare, communication and the arts, interested in promoting harmonious human growth at personal and collective level, through the use of movement and the arts.


Rio Abierto Greece is directed by Eirini Bataki, member of the internacional association «Rio abierto Internacional» and representative for Greece in its meetings. Eirini loves helping people to explore, unfold and express their qualities and create a healthier, more joyful and peaceful life through movement, dance, body psychotherapy, music and art, especially people working in education and for the growth of new generations.

Learn more here

Espacio Movimiento Rio Abierto España

Rio Abierto Greece is collaborating closely with the Rio abierto School of Spain,  (Espacio Movimiento Rio Abierto España) under the direction of  the famous dancer and choreographer Graciela Figueroa, who has the supervision for the professional training program in Rio abierto, that is about to set off in Greece, according to the standards of Rio Abierto Internacional.

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