SEDONA HEALTHY LIVING RETREAT
January 10 - 14, 2022 | Sedona, Arizona | Nature | Intention | Mindfulness | Sober | Plant-Based
Daily Habits to Significantly Improve Your Quality of Life
Join an extraordinary group for a week-long retreat in stunning Sedona, Arizona, to build sustainable changes to your habit routines using deep nature connection, cutting-edge positive psychology, and optimum performance research.
This is a program for people who believe in personal responsibility, individual liberty, and medical freedom. We do normal life rather than the "new normal".
NATURE CONNECTION = BETTER HEALTH
Nature connection is scientifically proven to dramatically improve happiness, life satisfaction and emotional health. Integrate coherent nature connection routines into your life.
THE SCIENCE OF HEALTHY HABITS
Understanding our psychological wiring is essential to easily being able to replace old patterns and create new optimum living routines that put you on an upward path.
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS
The quality of your communication is the quality of your life. Learn communication skills rooted in the latest science. Break out of fight or flight mode, and create real connection.
GRATITUDE, MINDFULNESS, PRESENCE
By grounding our work in the mindfulness of gratitude, we intentionally shift from anxiety and entitlement to deep radical presence necessary to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex and uncertain world.
LEARN TO COOK PLANT-BASED MEALS
Learn to thrive with abundant healthy fats and proteins, while minimizing carbs and sugars. Nothing processed, no soy or gluten, just well-balanced easy-to-cook, healthy, yummy food.
DEVELOP LIFE-LONG FRIENDSHIPS
Our participants come to learn to live a healthier, saner and coherent life. Top-notch group facilitation enables connection and friendships that last far beyond the course.
Thriving in life is about knowing how to live well, and living well should not be complicated.
Live life with excellence by learning to place your attention on the simple, and allowing the inherent balance of nature to do the complicated and the complex. This experiential program creates healthy habits through scientifically-backed routines of nature connection, mindfulness, sleep, plant-based properly balanced fat+protein low-carb nutrition, intermittent fasting, and much more.
Our participants come to improve their lives, which always makes for a self-selected group of incredibly fascinating human beings. Top-notch facilitation enables social connection and friendships that last far beyond the course.
Our overall philosophy is to take care of the simple and thus enable the natural balance to take care of the complicated and the complex. We are nature, and nature always seeks balance and homeostasis. When we address the simple imbalances, we often enable the natural balance of life to resolve the complex and the complicated.
Here Are Just Some Of The Many Things You Will Learn During This Program:
"The experience allowed me to examine my current life, to see what may be achievable going forward. It takes a few days to really ask yourself what it means and what changes are necessary to gain more balance. The subliminal information is taking shape and my life is more relaxed and stable in spite of current chaos. There is certainly a peace that wasn't there before, and it may not be evident for a few days to some people (like me:), but I can assure you it's there and it has an impact. At first, most of the information was repetition due to the extent that I have been immersed in personal growth very heavily for the last two years. It wasn't until I returned home that I realized significant changes are happening now. I have more personal power than I thought possible." (Jim Morrison, Participant)
This Program is Built Around Five Core Patterns of Healthy, Thriving, Resilient Human Beings:
Why We Built This Program, Why This Work Matters, and How Do You Eat an Elephant?
Self-respect is the inception point for falling madly in love with the world. How we treat ourselves is how we treat the Earth and everything around us, and self-respect starts first with healthy core life routines, which you get to create, and the routines are your power as a human being.
When we truly take care of the simple, we allow the natural balance to take care of the complicated and the complex. When the people thrive, the land will thrive, and this is how we heal the entire planet. Oh, and for that question as to how do you eat an elephant? The answer is one bite at a time. Big things get accomplished in small achievable pieces.
This Conversation Format is Unlike Anything You Have Previously Experienced
Our primary ground rule is that we do not desire nor seek agreement, but rather we hold a dialogue that is fundamentally respectful of a real diversity of opinions and perspectives.
We create deep psychological safety through the context of not needing, seeking or wanting an agreement. We offer different ideas with an invitation to try them on, see if they fit, and if not - discard and only take away from the retreat what truly works for you, your context and your life.
If this communication format is new to you, it is likely that you will discover tremendous freedom, profound power and incredible psychological safety in learning to listen and hear other people without judgment and without the need to seek agreement. The lack of seeking agreement creates psychological safety within which you can play with new ways of being in the world.
Decide Your Story, Choose Your State, Become Exponentially More Resilient
This course is for people hungry for depth and substance in their lives, feeling ready to part with all stories of victimhood, intending to step into beautiful, amazing, powerful lives. Separating fault from responsibility is one of the critical keys to holistic health. What happened to us might not be our fault, but it is still our responsibility and is the key to our inherent birthright of individual autonomy and real power. You got only one beautiful life to live and the time is now.
Intentionally crafting a better story through better inner dialogue during times of high stress is critical. Most high-stress traumatic experiences actually result in growth, rather than trauma, and the key lies in the inner dialogue about what is happening, separating fault and responsibility. Many events in our lives are not our fault, but we can still choose to take responsibility, thus reclaiming our power and shifting from victim to peaceful warrior, and in turn dramatically improving our lives through the combined power of our attention and intention.
Cultivating Emotional Intelligence is the Path to Emotional Resiliency
Throughout the retreat, we offer many tools toward emotional intelligence and thus resilience, such as the emotional cookie jar, a process of creating an inventory of challenging events you've overcome in your life, which you can then utilize when going through tough times in the future. Learning to orient toward inner resiliency by contextualizing each new event in comparison to past challenges we've overcome is one of the many ways you can choose to become a more resilient person. The only easy day was yesterday, and life simply doesn't get easier, but we can absolutely become stronger and wiser.
You are the Guru: Connect the Dots of the Wisdom Within Yourself and Nature
This retreat is a series of conversations woven together with self-reflective journaling time, allowing you to experience the mirror of nature as a tool for grounding, coherency, and balance. There is no wizardry here; rather we suggest, from our own direct personal experience, that listening to the inherent wisdom of the natural world can create a profoundly rich context for finding solutions to the challenges we face today.
We experientially invite you to develop regular core routines that allow you to reground and rebalance through routine nature time. Coherent core habits/routines create the foundation for psychological well-being and thus a healthy life. During one day of the retreat, we invite you to spend the day in solitude on the land in an optional but highly recommended day-long fast. The practice of going out on the land, fasting, and listening has been with human beings for many centuries, and many different traditions have existed and continue to exist in various cultures.
Notably, modern science is also now firmly backing the health benefits of intermittent fasting, and we recommend you consider integrating into your life as a regular habit the core routines of intermittent fasting and time listening and being with the land. Upon your return from your solo time, we regroup over dinner to share our experiences and what we each have learned from the earth. The coherency of the lessons from the solitude time informs the experience of our next days together.
"If you are looking for another perspective, another angle, a shift in consciousness, a special connection with nature and other human beings, then you need to take part in this experience." (Reynaldo Reyes, Participant)
The Logistics: Meals, Location, and Lodging Accommodations
All meals are 100% plant-based vegan, mostly organic, and free of common allergens such as gluten, soy, and dairy. We optimize our meals to maximize protein and healthy fat while cutting sugars/carbs. As part of our experiential learning and community structure, participants assist with the preparation of the meals, and this becomes a significant social bonding time. Please note that we are unable to accommodate any non-plant-based products on the course location. Our programs are always strictly sober, meaning no alcohol nor drugs of any kind allowed on-site, including pot. If you're wondering, we do welcome coffee and are happy to discuss the different perspectives on health benefits of coffee, especially combined with MCT oil.
We host the retreats in beautiful natural settings, and we do ask that everyone stay on the site for the duration of the program and to provide the most cohesive group experience, we cannot accommodate commuters. Lodging is dormitory style, where the group shares a home for the duration of the retreat and accommodations vary. Please understand that due to the complex realities of running this program since we're working with the facts of nature and current events, all logistics and details of the program are subject to change without notice.
Your tuition covers meals, lodging and facilitation costs, and you are responsible for transportation. The location is a private retreat center in the greater Sedona region. Program size is limited to 14 participants, so please sign up early as we will certainly sell out very quickly. The nearest airports are Flagstaff and Phoenix, with regular shuttles available, subject to transport provider scheduling and fees. After signing up for the retreat, we will send you a welcome packet that will make arranging all the logistical details quite easy, so you can relax and enjoy the experience.
Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed - We Believe in What We Teach: We know this program will change your life, and we know that you're going to fall madly in love with our curriculum. However if after completing the entire program, and consistently integrating all of the routines we teach into your life for at least one year, you still feel you haven't gotten sufficient value for your tuition investment, just let us know, and we'll refund your tuition. If something comes up and you're unable to attend a program, we will happily give you a one-year voucher for a future program, subject to availability. We certainly want you to love the experience, and deeply believe in the coherency of our curriculum.
We Welcome All Who Come in a Good Way, With a Good Heart and a Good Mind.
Ready to upgrade your life and meet amazing people?
Tuition includes meals, lodging, and facilitation. You are responsible for transportation costs.
Regular tuition rate is $3495, however we offer several discount options when you sign up early and bring friends.
Early Registration (One Person): $1995 | Bring a Friend with Early Registration: $1745/each
Early Registration Ends November 15th. Please do not wait, this retreat will sell out!
You can also pay over time when you check out with PayPal Pay Later.