FireTenders™ Annual Retreat
A 4 Day Men’s Backpacking Adventure in the Eastern Sierras
JUNE 12-16, 2019
Threshold is 4 days and 4 nights of exploring the wilderness, sleeping on the earth, and immersing in nature with a committed and connected community of brothers. It’s an opportunity to unplug, step away from our day-to-day, break out of our domesticated routines, unleash our unbridled selves, and reset in nature.
Be rejuvenated by the natural elements.
Remember what it’s like to be in your animal body in the wild.
IMMERSE IN nATURE from sunrise to sunset.
Remove distractions and be present only with what’s right in front of you.
Face the challenges of physical, mental and emotional discomfort and growth.
Learn true resources within your body and your own true nature.
Remember what it’s like to be free.
REMEMBER WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE FREE.
Journey into the Wilderness.
As men we can get stuck in habitual patterns of life that have us feeling unsatisfied, empty, and without clear direction. Threshold is an opportunity to re-orient in the wild alongside other men seeking the same level of focus, presence and integrity. Together, we will sharpen and hone skills of authenticity and leadership to invigorate and inspire one’s current vision or life path.
Threshold is an opportunity to explore and find challenge in nature. You will come back to your families, your work, and your daily lives with:
A renewed sense of confidence.
Greater ability to meet and overcome challenges.
A grounded sense of your strong center.
Creative inspiration and drive in life.
A deepened sense of integrity.
The ability to cultivate more satisfaction in relationships.
Emotional capacity, skill and resilience.
Discernment between what truly satisfies needs vs. what is a substitute.
A THRESHOLD IS A DOORWAY TO TRANSFORMATION.
LOGISTICS & REQUIREMENTS
COST & PAYMENT:
REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 15th, 2019.
ALL REGISTRATION FORMS, WAIVERS & PAYMENT MUST BE SUbmitted TO SECURE YOUR SPOT.
Be seen, supported, and challenged by brothers in THE WILD.
FireTenders is a self-sustaining community of responsible men that are committed to wakeful living and who are willing to support other men in the process of self-discovery, true masculine embodiment, and open-hearted relational engagement in the world.
This type of Men’s work has transformed me from the inside out. I began sitting in men’s circles over 15 years ago and I still remember my initial surprise and relief when I witnessed men connecting in authentic ways, revealing unspoken truths, and inspiring one another toward greater presence and engagement. With help from other men and potent mentors my false sense of what it meant to "be a man” has been challenged and burned away. What is left is my direct experience as a man with vulnerabilities, emotions, drive, presence, shadow, and fire. It has and continues to be a journey of becoming, becoming a Man and becoming an Embodied Human Being in this World.
FireTenders events are an opportunity to stop, presence your life and explore your current habitual patterns, belief systems, relationships, and level of wakefulness with support and brotherhood. Through experiential exercises, embodied meditations, and individual somatic processing time we dive deep toward the true self.
TIMOTHY TILLMAN, FOUNDER OF FIRETENDERS
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
EDMUND KNIGHTON, PHD is the President of Rudolf Steiner College and a Clinical Psychologist with 25 years of experience as a somatic therapist and consultant.
TIMOTHY TILLMAN, MA, CHT is a Somatic Psychotherapist, Hakomi Trainer, Meditation Teacher, and Founder of the FireTenders Men’s Movement with over 25 years experience in his field.
RYAN GINN, MA is a Somatic Psychotherapist with over a decade of experience facilitating men’s work. He practices in Ashland serving both individuals and couples. He has been involved in ecological land stewardship for 20 years and is deeply committed husband and father.
What Men Are Saying about FIretenders
"The weekend we spent together was deeply fulfilling and touching for me. The courage and authenticity you all brought created such power and left me feeling more hope and vigor than I have felt in a long while.” Ryan G
"I'm heartened to feel back into our time together, it restores my faith in my fellow man as well as lifting my own spirit, reassuring my own path." Michael R.
"For me this kind of responsible inner-work and connection with other men is the anecdote to the unchecked masculine shadow, which we have each experienced personally and that continues to cause great suffering in our families, communities and on the world stage.” TJ
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