NEW! Man Unbound™: A Men’s One Day Retreat – Europe 2019

DATE AND TIME

March 16, 2019

10:00AM – 5:00PM

LOCATION

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

CURRENCY

Quantity

PRICE

$190.00$635.00

This workshop can be taken by itself on March 17, or you can enroll in this workshop *plus* the Men’s or Women’s day workshop on March 16 for a discount price. We also offer a special price for all 4 days (incl. “Freedom & Belonging”). You can make your selection below.

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This full day retreat for men is an opportunity to engage in deep explorations into your body, mind, and experience with a unique guide and a tribe of like-minded men.

You will explore pathways that not only reveal and clarify the nature of your interior structures, but also equip you to practically apply these learnings in your life, work, and relationships.

This day will include a varied course of studies ranging from innovative movement practices to clear meditation instruction, and across a wide range of topics such as accessing the body’s subtle sensory arrays to the fundamentals of sexual yoga.

All levels welcome.

Areas of exploration include:

  • Meditation instruction
  • Breathing methods
  • The Movement Koan Method™
  • Innovative movement practices to explore your mind, body, patterns, and potential.
  • Learn how to go beyond rules and conceptual ideals and connect with your own body’s intelligence to navigate yourself in the world and relationship.
  • Explore how to feel, read, and communicate with others via your body and energy.
  • Inquire into the principles of structural integrity as it pertains to polarity and intimacy.
  • Learn the foundational requirements for proper sexual yoga and energetic work (with homework assignments).
  • Work with strong sensation and emotions in the body as a preparation for death.
  • Investigate how to see with the heart and act spontaneously from emptiness.
  • Develop fluency in the mechanisms and applications of tension and relaxation.
  • Access and decode your body’s wisdom, diagnostics, and subtle sensory arrays.
  • Understand how the body opens, increasing mobility and ability, in an effective manner without incurring injury.
  • Learn how to embody concepts such as Zen’s ‘don’t know’ and ‘beginner’s mind’ – moving from the conceptual to the experiential.
  • Learn how to construct your own personal home practice that is tailored to your individual capabilities and interests.

 

This event will not follow the usual trajectory of men’s work and runs counter-current to the prevailing fads of:

  • Masochistic edge-pushing and endless self-improvement for approval.
  • Leveraging and therefore compounding feelings of unworthiness and separateness for temporary emotional highs.
  • The worker-bee programming of finding a purpose to feel fulfilled.
  • Adopting pseudo-spiritual ideas about ‘masculine’ behaviors and traits as a substitute for genuine understanding.
  • Outmoded accountability structures that dis-empower healthy individuals.
  • Theatrical initiation rituals.

To read more about our approach in Men’s Workshops, click here.

Testimonials

The human, fiery bearded re-incarnation of Yoda

Steve James is quite possibly the human, fiery bearded re-incarnation of Yoda. Timeless wisdom emerges from him through impeccably Zen sentences and movement patterns. He’s funny in an off-beat dry, British way. There is a mystical quality to his presence and a peaceful power that emanates from deep within.

Jiro, Australia

Steve is really unique

Steve is really unique in his extremely grounded educational style and his depth of experience, his ability to integrate the teachings bodily and intellectually and this without loosing connection to real people and our life…Meeting Steve James, following his work and attending all of his teachings in Amsterdam since our first meeting has been pivotal in both my own spiritual and personal development.

Dennis, Denmark

Profound knowledge of bodywork and meditation

Steve’s profound knowledge of bodywork and meditation have improved my understanding of the subject greatly. His gentle patience and strong commitment have inspired me and lead me to further exploration. Having experienced many offerings in this field over the years, I consider the work of Steve James as a teacher and trainer of teachers to have been the most effective for me and consider him unique and irreplaceable in my explorations in this field.

Andrea, Switzerland

About Steve

Steve James travels internationally teaching somatic practices, meditation, yoga, as well as leading explorations in contemplative, mystic, and relational realms.Known for his intelligent, grounded approach and his dedication to first-hand research he has extensive experience in elite athletic performance, contemplative and spiritual disciplines, the arts, extreme outdoor survival, and human behavior.In addition to private client work and international public workshops, Steve has released a DVD series of his movement approach called the Movement Koan® Method, a fusion of joint-nourishing movement and body-based mindfulness.

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