Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and holistic well-being! This unique experience seamlessly weaves together the wisdom of Zen philosophy, the serenity of yoga, the depth of psychology, and the empowering energy of strength practices.
What to Expect:
🧘♂️ Zen Wisdom: Immerse yourself in the tranquil teachings of Zen, cultivating mindfulness, presence, and a deep connection with the essence of the masculine spirit.
🕉️ Yoga Harmony: Explore the union of mind, body, and spirit through rejuvenating yoga sessions. Find balance and flexibility as you delve into practices tailored to enhance the masculine journey.
🌊 Depth Psychology: Engage in enriching discussions and introspective exercises rooted in depth psychology. Uncover layers of the psyche, fostering a greater understanding of the integrated masculine self.
💪 Strength Practices: Harness the power within through strength practices that go beyond the physical. Empower your body and mind, tapping into resilience and fortitude.
Join us on this extraordinary retreat where you'll embark on a holistic journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and integration!
Michael Sapiro, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist, psychedelic psychotherapist, writer, meditation teacher and researcher, and former Buddhist monk. He is a transformational coach for world-class and world-renowned musicians, athletes, former special operations veterans, scientists, authors, and playwrights. He is currently writing a book on psychedelic psychotherapy to be published by the Mayo Clinic Press. He is trained by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), is on faculty at Esalen Institute, is a Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and is core faculty in the Psychedelic’s Today Vital psychedelic certification program. He recently completed a study on time travel, hope, and love with Dr. Julia Mossbridge of The Institute for Love and Time. Dr. Sapiro teaches nationally on the art and science of transformation, expanded human capabilities, psychedelic therapy, and futuremaking. He is the integrative psychologist at the Boise Ketamine Clinic where he offers Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy sessions for first responders and community members.
Growing up in different cultures I came to appreciate life as a union of polarities at a young age. Life is thrilling but demanding, beutiful but challenging, graceful but incomprehensible thourgh mere logic. Through yoga, arts,music and acts of compassion, it is possible to learn to accept all parts this play as equally significant and as opportunities for learning and insight.
The key for developing an open mind and a thoughtful openness toward life is to keep ones curiousity and focus alive. Through yoga we develop finer levels of awareness, eventually to find that we hold the key to joy in our very hands as we learn to distinguish between conditioned behavior and freedom. Ultimately but inevitably, we shift our perception of reality, opening a path to liberation.
John taught literature, film, composition, and humanities for twenty years at American universities, principally the University of Nevada, Reno, and he is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. He also spent ten years as a counselor in the social services and mental health system in New York and San Francisco. As a young man, he was a Peace Corp volunteer in Mauritaunia, Africa. And he has been an actor, sawyer, carpenter, and personal trainer. Since he was a teenager, he has participated in many athletic activities, such as baseball, American football, Ultimate Frisbee, beach volleyball, weightlifting, running, rowing,and long-distance hiking at elevation—and training for triathlons and natural bodybuilding contests. In recent years, he has turned to Pilates, and become a certified instructor, because he believes that Pilates, particularly the BASI method, is an essential tool to strengthen the core and improve balance, posture, and flexibility.
Full Retreat Package - 4 Night Stay (including Accommodations, Program & Meals). The prices are per person.
Zen Rocks will assign roommates in the shared rooms below, according to the registration type.