Rebel Wisdom hosts talks and personal development workshops, combining ancient wisdom with neuroscience and psychology to help you hack into new ways of being.
We embrace polarity, creating distinct spaces for men and women to reach for their highest potential.
At our men’s weekend Intensives, we take key concepts from our films and talks and turn them into practical wisdom and direct experience. For example, Jordan Peterson’s idea of aligning ourselves with the truth (logos) and living it out in our lives. Also the concept, originally from the psychologist Carl Jung, of integrating the ‘shadow’ (those things about ourselves we reject or deny) and using it as fuel to drive ourselves forward.
We teach a number of techniques to help you do this, as well as methods for improving key psychological traits like presence, determination, mental discipline and self-reflection.
We create a strong and safe container of brotherhood to allow yourself to look honestly at what is working and what is not working in your life, and provide practical tools to change things. We use a variety of methods to elicit flow states and new ways of perceiving, from meditation techniques to self-inquiry to bodywork and exercise. Our Intensives are a mythic journey for every man. Together, we overcome inner challenges, testing ourselves and speaking the truth to burn off whatever’s holding us back from our full potential. We return home as stronger, wiser and more relaxed men.
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.”
By using clear intention and focus, and creating a space dedicated to honesty and growth we help you create new possibilities for yourself in the world. Watch the video for testimonials from our men’s weekend workshop.
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.