Many of us walk around in life stuck in our own heads, as completely disembodied slaves to our own thinking and self-talk. The foundation to fully showing up in the world, as your essential self, is about reconnecting with your body’s three intelligence centres; the head, the heart and the gut (hara).
There’s science to prove it!
Research shows that we actually have three sets of neurological networks or brains in our body. These exist in the head, the heart and the gut (hara), and when properly accessed these networks provide us with vital information about reality and how to appropriately meet it.
HEad Heart HARA
Connecting our head to our heart combines the power of thought and creativity with the emotional intelligence for remaining open, vulnerable and trusting in others and ourselves.
Connecting an open heart with our gut (hara) gives us the impulse and courage for action.
Connecting our gut (hara) with our head gives us the intuition and insight for deeper clarity.
Fully Embodied (Part 1)
Our foundational retreat focuses on the three intelligence centres, how to access them and how to use them to deepen relationship to self and other.
To do this we introduce the practice of Action Inquiry (founded by Bill Torbett) that synthesises ancient wisdom from traditions around the world, with emerging thinking from management theory.
This highly experiential retreat will provide you with a careful blend of support and challenge, to help you build your competence in this practice.
By attending the retreat you will increasingly feel more courage to show up in the world as your full authentic self and more capable in:
developing deeper, more effective relationships & collaborations
consciously adapting rather unconsciously reacting to life challenges
co-ordinating and holding multiple perspectives at the same time.
You may be a leader, a change maker or even someone who wants to lean into their human potential. No matter who you are, you probably share a desire to have a more positive impact on the world and those around you, to be more effective in your actions and simply live life with joy and wonder – to be fully human.
If you are noticing patterns in yourself that seem to result in the same old undesired outcomes and you want to shift to a new way of being in the world, then this is the retreat for you.
Jesse McKay is the lead facilitator for this retreat and the co-founder of MetaIntegral Academy (USA). He majored in psychology, has an MBA in corporate strategy, and trained in software design, development and architecture. He has worked as an engineer with a team of scientists responsible for designing and building command and monitoring systems for the International Space Station, and as a management consultant helping leaders achieve greater impact through improved management on the individual, team and organisational levels. Jesse has a broad inter-cultural background with professional engagements in Russia, Germany, Ethiopia, Spain, Australia, Sweden, Korea, Estonia and Canada. Jesse has been facilitating integral development programs for many years.
For many years Giles has been helping to build and position purpose driven organisations in their outer game through the use of brand and communications but always experienced a disconnect in individuals in terms of their inner game. As a result Giles is now passionate about facilitating people to integrate their inner landscape with their outer reality so they can show up in the world fully as themselves and act with more effectiveness, passion and integrity. Through coaching, facilitation and design thinking, Giles is committed to making the vision of integral theory an actionable reality so we can overcome our future collective challenges.
Adriana FORTE Naili
Adriana has been facilitating women’s circles and teaching workshops on feminine empowerment and leadership for years. She has a Bachelor Degree in Communication, a Diploma in Holistic Kinesiology and training in Shamanic Womancraft. She is a qualified Integral Semantics Facilitator and more recently has been deepening her studies in Adult Development, Integral Theory and Action Inquiry.
She has lived in four continents and through this journey has received the gift of appreciation of diversity in all its forms. She particularly enjoys creating loving and transformational environments where people can experience profound shifts through the art of relating.
Only four days. Four transformational days. Every description of the retreat only comes close to its reality. It represents it, but it can not reach what it is and can be for each one. For me, it was a shock. It brought me the surprise, the comfort, and the intimacy of a (re) meeting with me. It has given me the joy and hope of being with you and in you, at the same time as with (wonderful) people and the world. Just go to be and believe.
Founder & Partner, PVG Lawyers
The retreat brings intense and careful living, combining the facilitation / training experiences of Jesse and Adri in a very harmonious and attentive way to the needs of each and everyone. That caught my attention ... could say a lot more, but it's worth waiting for surprises. The food is divine. The place inspires. And our body breathes. Much. Very very. I recognised myself more, and met people who will be special to me forever. I'm waiting, feeling my body, for the next module!
Collaborator of the United Nations
Certainly I'm more connected to people after the retreat. I realised how to express emotions with awareness in order to create bonds of empathy and solidarity from others.
Rogerio de Mendonça Barros
Actor, writer, teacher of meditation and creator of the platform Bora Meditar
Cancellations up to 30 days before the retreat will have 75% of the fee refunded. If less than 30 days before the retreat no refund is provided. Any fees owed at the time of cancellation are immediately payable.
If the organisers cancel, the full cost of the retreat will be refunded. If arrangements for transport have already been made, the organisers take no responsibility for these costs.