has facilitated transformative processes with individuals, groups, and organizations in some of the most challenging and beautiful places in the US. He is the executive director of The Ojai Foundation, a council trainer, and an Ashtanga yoga instructor. His work has taken him from the wilds of Big Sur to maximum security prisons, and many places in between.
For men, it can be challenging to find the time and space to renew ourselves, and to find a supportive company of other men who are willing to live the important questions of what it means to be alive and in service to the world while maintaining a healthy and generative lifestyle.
In this program, we will explore the deep listening and mindfulness awareness practices of council, and learn through didactic skill building, body-based awareness practices, contact with our personal and collective stories, and engagement with the natural world. As a collective practice of deep listening and mindful awareness, council promotes radical compassion and an experience of interconnectedness that can break down barriers to connection, reconciliation, and peace.