Rebel Wisdom hosts two different types of events. The first is Rebel Wisdom Live - talks featuring rebellious thinkers with a live audience, streamed live to YouTube.
We also host personal development retreats, combining ancient wisdom with neuroscience and psychology to help people embody the ideas in our films and hack into new ways of being. We embrace polarity, creating distinct spaces for men and women to reach for their highest potential.
As men, we are being challenged like never before to grow up and show up in the world. At the same time, we have lost many of our traditional methods of initiation into manhood, and spaces where we can develop ourselves as men.
In a time when masculinity itself is being questioned, we firmly believe that what’s needed is not less, but more mature masculinity. As men, there’s something unique about entering into a bond with other men in order to develop and challenge ourselves. Often, we don’t realise how much we’ve been missing this until we experience it – the resulting feeling so tangible that we’ve taken to calling it ‘Vitamin M’.
Rebel Wisdom's New Masculinity Weekends are designed to help us explore a new vision of masculinity; embodying a relaxed confidence that is secure, directed and in service to the world.
This retreat is entirely experiential, carefully designed around a series of psychological and meditative techniques to take you on a process of self-exploration. These include Inquiry – a type of talking meditation – sharing in groups, active meditations, and transformational techniques to elicit deep flow states.
It’s a weekend of transformation, brotherhood and expansion, in which we give a direct experience of integrating the 'shadow' – the repressed and denied aspects of ourselves – so that we can use it as fuel to become more present and powerful in the world.
We don’t put forward a concepts of masculinity for you to accept or reject. Instead, we lead you through a process of self-inquiry to have a direct experience of your own masculine essence. The men who’ve been through this process come out of it feeling more directed, more self-aware, and more ready to speak the truth and take responsibility for the direction of their lives. As one recent participant put it: “I wanted to pass on my thanks to you and the team for what is essentially the beginning of a new epoch in my life as a man. To say that what you’re doing is essential is an immense understatement at this time in our existence and it’s almost as if collectively we are responding to a call to adventure from the very universe itself. Thank you for helping me find connection to the brother(s) that I never had.”
This is a residential workshop for men with communal accommodation and food included in the cost - starting Friday evening and concluding late Sunday afternoon.
Our first women’s workshop took place in September 2018, led by Turiya Hanover in September. Called The Time is Now, it is a call for women to make an evolutionary leap into our full power and responsibility.
We are at an edge in society where the integration of mature feminine qualities is absolutely essential. Not only for the relationship between women and men, but for the values of our culture on which we base the future of humanity.
The time has come for us to evolve and become torch bearers of the true meaning of the deep feminine. To embody our feminine essence; our sensitivity, our wisdom, our ability for deep knowing, our connection to the collective, to the planet and to the powerful force of Life itself. Our ability to feel that life in our bodies, speak our truth and have an impact. We want to reawaken our senses, to ‘clean our own houses’ and ready them for a new way of connecting with ourselves – and with the masculine.
In today’s world there is a lot of talk about the male ‘shadow’, and discussion of ‘toxic’ masculinity. But there is little talk about the female shadow – how we as women can act out of rage, or slip into victimhood or manipulation. It is only by acknowledging and integrating our shadow disowned and denied parts that we can become whole. In this workshops we will turn our shadows into fuel for our lives and stand in our wholeness as women. Accessing our full power.
It is therefore also time to heal and transcend the age-old antagonism between the sexes. The #metoo movement has created an important global awareness and an urgent call for change. At the same time, we want to be aware of the simplistic narrative of women as only victims and men as solely perpetrators, which leaves both genders disempowered.
This journey into the joy of womanhood is equally a journey out of frozenness and numbness. We want to feel alive in our bodies, and learn how to respect our bodies as a powerful source of knowing. To be able to set up boundaries when needed and speak the truth of our experience.
The retreat will be playful, experiential and deeply transformative.