PRIMAL SPIRIT MEN'S RETREAT
Come and reconnect to your inner Wildman in raw nature & sacred brotherhood!
"A King without enough Wild Man will be a king for human beings, but animals, ocean, and trees will have no representation in his Senate..." -- Robert Bly
There’s a crisis among men: we have lost the wildness of our masculine nature. This is an old story of exiling our primal nature, our sexuality even and fierce passionate nature. It is every man’s boon to reclaim this glory and by it activate their lives in vitally inspiring ways! Join us on such a heroic endeavour as we forge wisdom, cultivate deep connection and bridle to the healing powers of beautiful nature for this exclusive 4-day men’s retreat in Coiba, Panama, a stunning UNESCO heritage site and one of the world’s largest marine parks and teeming with biodiverse jungle. This will be a rejuvenating experience of raw nature with camping and an abundance of nature immersive activities which deeply rejuvenates the souls of men!
Our 4-day adventure will be an exciting opportunity for men to refocus their lives and galvanize their highest purpose in the company of warm brotherhood. Elements to expect:
- Daily Meditation
- Shaking Medicine practices to release tension, trauma and vitalize the body with fierce freedom
- Cacao Ceremonies
- Soundbaths to rejuvenate the mind-body
- Snorkling, Kayaking, Recharging with the ocean
- Nature Hikes
- Sharing Circles
- Daily qigong and yoga
- Teachings on the Masculine archetypes of King, Warrior, Magician & Lover
- Mission aiming practices to galvanize purpose
- Sacred brotherhood time
- Music jamming
Our glorious journey will be facilitated by Darren Austin Hall, founder of the Heroic Conscious program for men and Conscious Masculinity Toronto, and Michael McKenzie, Wilderness Guide and Director at Fluid Adventures Panama.
$699 USD includes all meals, camping and gear. E-transfers can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Darren Austin Hall is a sound healer, ceremonial musician and spiritual teacher. He tours internationally, sharing his healing music with the crystal singing bowls and his array of spirituality and wellness workshops and courses. His performances, workshops and teachings are devoted to evolving human consciousness and inspiring a sense of universal truth and unity as well as invoking spiritual activism. He was a featured performer at the TEDx Conference in Toronto and is a writer of the blog called The Druid. He is also co-founder, DJ and co-facilitator of The Big Love Ecstatic Dance & Cacao Ceremony. Darren is also the founder of Conscious Masculinity Toronto and facilitates a men’s group devoted to raising the consciousness of the masculine. He is also the creator of the 4-part course for men ‘Heroic Consciousness’ which involves deeply working with masculine archetypes. He is the creator of the 75HR Source Resonance Training in Sound Healing, Sacred Music & Vibrational Philosophy. His new album of 'Songs of Source' is available now.
With nearly 25 years of experience as a wilderness guide/instructor/facilitator, Michael knew at an early age he was destined to live, work, witness and play in the outdoors. With the exception of a 5 year stint as a dog mushing guide in Northern Canada, Michael has rarely been without a paddle in hand. He spent a number of years with Outward Bound as an instructor, facilitator and guide leading sea kayak and white water canoe trips throughout Canada before landing in Belize, Central America. It was in Belize that Michael was exposed to the diverse ecosystems of the tropics and he remained there seasonally for 9 years leading sea kayak and river running expeditions. Having found excitement in these varied and rich environments, Michael sought a location in Central America to pursue his own dream. Panama proved to be a place of magic, a lost world that combines the things he enjoys in life: the natural jungle and sea wonders, great people, a beautiful area to explore by kayak, fresh vital foods and awesome surf. Fluid Adventures Panama is Michael’s vision and he is thrilled to see his dream come to fruition here in Santa Catalina, Panama.
Michael graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.Sc. in Kinesiology and Sport Business Admin. He is also a nature photographer, surfer, and an environmentalist who tries to live life mindfully and conscientiously. He is more interested in “presence” than “presents”, is drawn to sustainable living and community. His curiosity for nature, big and small, is infectious. Michael is a fully certified guide who takes group safety, sound judgment and risk management seriously while addressing individual needs while creating fun enriching experiences. If you’re lucky enough to get him cooking on an expedition you know you’re in a good place..though, you may find him surfing.