Cultivate the Capacities & Connections Needed to Rise Into the Next Level of Your Life's Work
A 6-Day Men’s Leadership Retreat with Soma Miller and Chris Kyle
At A Private Villa Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Dominical, Costa Rica
March 24th - March 29th 2023
You feel deep down in your bones and your heart that you’re being called to something bigger for your life and your contribution to the world.
If you’re like us, you know that your unique gifts, talents and passions are needed now more than ever to co-create the shift we must make to meet the challenges of our human presence on this planet.
So imagine living as the highest version of you…with clarity, purpose, and a deep commitment to transformation of yourself and others, and to our collective evolution.
The challenge for most of us is that we fall into the trap of spending all of our time on the non-essential things of our day-to-day lives.
We get ‘super busy’ with things that actually don’t matter.
And we keep living the Default Life – playing by the rules our society has set up for all of us. You know…”Be a good performer and consumer…Do what you’re told; and don’t rock the boat.”
Deep down we know what we need to be doing, but we get pulled in too many different directions and distracted from what truly matters most.
Everything OUTSIDE of you is screaming for your attention. So it’s hard to slow down, and create the space to listen to that wise voice inside that is there to guide you.
As a result, you’re likely unable to FULLY give yourself to what brings you most alive…and what the world is asking of you.
Why is this happening?
Because living a life of purpose and full embodiment – being a courageous Changemaker – can be a scary endeavor. So it’s easy to succumb to what we call The Distraction Vortex.
This Vortex is made up of all the day-to-day distractions of our instant-gratification culture that pulls us away from our true selves and deeper truth and clarity. The endless entertainment possibilities, the busy social schedules, the mundane non-essential work that can fill up so much of our time.
While none of these activities are inherently “bad”, they simply keep us at our surface channels, and away from our deeper calling and the life that we truly want to be living.
This hole that we can all get pulled down into…is actually a way of avoiding what we need to see, feel and experience to become that bigger version of ourselves.
So here’s the secret: The way OUT is IN.
When you turn your attention inward, you connect more deeply with your True Self. And when you consistently orient to your inner knowing, you forge the capacities to more potently embody your gifts and have an impactful presence.
We all need support and a committed community of like-minded people to help us get here…and stay here.
In this retreat, you’ll be unplugged from the Distraction Vortex. You’ll be immersed in the tropical beauty of Costa Rica while sharing the experience with a group of cool, amazing men.
You’ll be able to connect more deeply with yourself and with other good men – supporting you in bringing forth what is calling you NOW in your life.
And you’ll harness the power and wisdom of deep nature-connection and the innate intelligence of your body to boldly and unapologetically be a stand for the vision of what you see is possible for our world and the difference you’re making in it…
Even if it scares you...
Very few have the courage to live a life by design and actually become the changemakers for these times.
You are the leader that our world needs now, and you get to choose how you want to make a difference.
This retreat is intended to equip you with the tools, insights and support to create this new year from a place of abundance and service, so that you and people around you can truly thrive, not just survive.
Over these 6 days in Dominical we’ll be exploring how to…
Find the clarity that enables you to commit to a path and have the confidence to face off against all obstacles
Tap into a powerful vision for the future and create a practical roadmap to get there
Move beyond the ‘Lone Wolf’ and embrace the support, reflection, and galvanizing force of brotherhood
Meet and integrate your own darkness and vulnerability so you can transform them into fuel for the journey
Utilize the power of play and flow states to access energy and creativity for your mission and the work ahead
Get nourished, fortified, and guided by the beauty and wisdom of the jungle and the ocean
BOOK A CALL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
By the end of this retreat, you’ll experience:
- Clarity and knowing of the next steps you need to take to bring your vision to life. This retreat is designed to give you the tools to help you get clear and refine your vision, so you can stay focused and directed on what's necessary to lead you there.
- A solid community of forward-thinking allies to support you on your journey. You'll be surrounded by a group of like-minded men who are all on a journey to self-actualize and embody their purpose. You'll have the opportunity to network with them, share your big dreams, and support each other in achieving the goals. While having a ton of fun too!
- The potency of the natural world to provide you with deep insights, inspiration and nourishment. Costa Rica is home to some of the most stunning natural landscapes in the world. We'll have the space to spend time in nature, connecting with the beauty, peace and guidance it brings.
- A deeper connection to your True Self, your authentic presence in the world. Our program is designed to help you recconnect more deeply with YOU. You'll learn techniques and practices that can help you connect with your higher wisdom, your purpose, and feel an embodied sense of the energy it will take to manifest that vision.
This retreat is for men that...
- Consider themselves to be inspired leaders, change-makers, and evolutionaries.
- Crave an environment of like minded peers to support them in being accountable to following through on what's most important.
- Feel a longing to have an experience of trust, camaraderie, and connection with other men.
- Want to feel a sense of sacred purpose and living in greater alignment with their core values.
- Want to connect to the deep empowerment that comes from showing up more authentically without a mask and being celebrated for who they truly are.
- Are ready to stop playing small and want to be challenged to play a bigger game, while making a positive impact in the world.
- Feel a deep affinity for nature but have lost connection to it as responsibilities and life's busyness have taken precedence.
Our Home Base for the Retreat: Casa Amarilla
Our private villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean is located in a laid-back surf town called Dominical. This 18,000 square-foot villa is situated on a ridge 100 feet above the Pacific, and provides a tropical ambience of both jungle-covered mountains and unsurpassed vistas of the ocean.
Your accommodations will include comfortable shared sleeping accommodations, lots of communal spaces along with a gorgeous pool and deck area for play and practices.
What you'll receive
All-Inclusive Retreat Experience
All of your accommodations, food, activities, excursions, and group sessions over the 6 days in Dominical are included in the price of this retreat. (Only airfare and transportation to our villa in Dominical is not included.)
Guided Embodied Practices
Each day we’ll be leading you through time-tested embodiment practices to help you regulate your nervous system and connect to a place of stillness, clarity, and consciousness.
Group Council Sessions
Each afternoon we’ll circle-up and create the space for specific inquiries and group exercises to support your clarity and vision for your life. We’ll draw on the insights of the day, while also tapping into the wisdom of the larger group for feedback and coaching.
Personal Masterminding Sessions
As the clarity of your next steps emerge, you’ll have a small pod of men to help you sharpen and crystallize what is most calling you now and how to best navigate there. These masterminding sessions will provide you with key ideas, distillations, and wisdom from the other men in the group.
Nature Immersion Experiences
We'll have daily nature outings to connect you with the beauty, wisdom, inspiration, and rejuvenation of the stunning natural landscape around Dominical. Each day we’ll guide you through a unique process to access your intuition, creativity and inner guidance that is available through your deepening relationship with the natural world.
Privately-Catered Organic Farm-To-Table Meals
We believe changemakers need to nourish their bodies well to function at the high level of performance required to take on a big mission. We've hired an amazing chef to prepare healthy, organic food to support and sustain us for the deep dives we'll be doing.
Post-Retreat Integration Sessions
Much will be unearthed during this retreat. To support you in the integration of your retreat experience and being accountable to your takeaways, we are including four 60-minute post-retreat integration calls hosted on Zoom (two calls per month for 2 months.)
“Soma’s powerful process dropped me out of my head and into my body, as well as the underlying pain I had carried for decades. Soma was meticulous in his preparation and guided me through the process with love, care, and thoughtful attention. It was among the most cathartic experiences I have ever had."
— JASON S., Business Owner
“Chris’ ‘inside out’ approach helped me to better see where I’m not showing up fully in my life. His teachings and guidance helped me find my growing edge and how to take what I have experienced during the program into my professional life, my social life, and my intimate relations. By experiencing that place of masculine “deep knowingness”, purpose and fierce loving, I have experienced the essence of my power and leadership.”
— Tim C., Business Owner
A 6-Day Intensive in Costa Rica for 16 Men
We're curating a powerful group of conscious changemakers for this retreat in the tropics!
Join us in person at a private retreat space on the southern Pacific Coast to clarify your vision for the next chapter in your life while deepening the connection to yourself and to a like-minded group of good men.
It will be a valuable time for you to embrace new insights and inspiration through nature connection, embodied practices, transformational experiences, and lots of fun & play.
The retreat price includes accommodations for 5 nights, all chef-prepared meals, nature activities, group sessions, and post-retreat integration sessions on Zoom.
* Airfare, travel insurance and transport to event space is not included.
* Limited scholarship pricing available for qualified men.
CHRIS KYLE is a teacher, coach, facilitator and entrepreneur who has spent the last 30 years helping individuals and organizations discover their purpose and scale their impact in the world.
He is the founder of Launch Academy, a training program and community to support changemakers in bringing their message to a global audience through online courses. He is also the co-founder of Impact Giving Advisors, where he is the Head of Leadership Development.
Chris is the creator of the Power of Purpose Global Summit, the Man on Purpose 7-Week Online Course; and the co-creator of the Conscious Men Summit with Dr. John Gray and Arjuna Ardaugh.
Chris has been facilitating men’s trainings and men’s circles for 22 years all across the world. And he is a certified Co-Leader of The ManKind Project’s flagship men’s training. Earlier in his career, Chris worked for Fortune 500 companies, ran his own eco-adventure travel company, and coached start-up executives. He has a master’s degree in Nature-Based Leadership.
SOMA MILLER is a men's coach, facilitator and visionary, standing at the forefront of leading men to embody a new paradigm culture of conscious masculinity and integral leadership.
He is the founder of The Essential Man; an organization which exists to support high-performing men live from their values and gifts so they can build meaningful, aligned lifestyles and deep, authentic relationships.
Through two decades of immersion, leading and engaging with thousands of men, he has gained a tremendous depth and breadth of intimate knowledge, specific to the pitfalls and aspirations of the masculine developmental journey.
He has extensively trained with authorities in the arts of masculine leadership, spiritual intimacy, sacred sexuality, and conscious entrepreneurship. Including John Wineland, David Deida, Francis Weller, Robert Augustus Masters, and The Integral Center.
He is a devout somatic practitioner, yogi and entrepreneurial activist, committed to integrating holistic lifestyle design and spirituality into the practical everyday realities of hs relationships, fatherhood, and business.
“This whole experience has been a blessing for me, so perfectly timed and just what I needed to get moving forward again. It raised my awareness that many others are on a path toward authentic, open-hearted living and thus solidified my goals for a new way of living.”
— Loren A., Therapist
“To work with soma is to feel challenge to grow and be supported in cutting through the mental chatter and storylines to get to the deeper feelings and core truths that animate a life that is on purpose.”
— Vaikko Allen, Environmental Engineer