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Fit Soul + Fit Body

Transformation and Sustainable Balance

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

How often have you used “athlete” and “shaman” in the same sentence? It is time to start. Stop nurturing your body and soul through separate avenues of practice—learn how to bring these worlds together for a more balanced, sustainable, and harmonious life.

Based on their award-winning book Fit Soul, Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You, this program combines the immensely successful healthy living techniques of Mark Allen, six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion, with the ancient wisdom of shaman and healer Brant Secunda, who immersed in a 12-year apprenticeship with the indigenous Huichol people of Mexico.

In a weekend of lecture, guided group and individual practice, ceremony, and outdoor activity, you will learn:

  • How to slow down to get faster by utilizing sustainable physical practice with a greater awareness of your inner physiology
  • Mindful eating habits based on your ancient core genetics
  • Guided journeys and visionary meditation to connect with the life force of nature and help transform fear, anger, and jealousy
  • Specific visionary methods to know, set, and embark upon the quest toward your goals.

Brant Secunda | Mark Allen

May 4 - 6, 2018
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$295 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

How often have you used “athlete” and “shaman” in the same sentence? It is time to start. Stop nurturing your body and soul through separate avenues of practice—learn how to bring these worlds together for a more balanced, sustainable, and harmonious life.

Based on their award-winning book Fit Soul, Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You, this program combines the immensely successful healthy living techniques of Mark Allen, six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion, with the ancient wisdom of shaman and healer Brant Secunda, who immersed in a 12-year apprenticeship with the indigenous Huichol people of Mexico.

In a weekend of lecture, guided group and individual practice, ceremony, and outdoor activity, you will learn:

  • How to slow down to get faster by utilizing sustainable physical practice with a greater awareness of your inner physiology
  • Mindful eating habits based on your ancient core genetics
  • Guided journeys and visionary meditation to connect with the life force of nature and help transform fear, anger, and jealousy
  • Specific visionary methods to know, set, and embark upon the quest toward your goals.

Faculty Bio

Brant Secunda

Brant Secunda is an internationally acclaimed shaman, healer, and teacher in the indigenous Huichol tradition of Mexico. During an intensive 12-year apprenticeship, Brant became the adopted grandson and close companion of Don José Matsuwa, the renowned shaman who passed away in 1990 at the age of 110. Brant was chosen by Don José to take his place in helping to carry on Huichol shamanism. He founded the Dance of the Deer Foundation Center for Shamanic Studies in 1979 and leads seminars, retreats, and pilgrimages worldwide. His work has been documented on television, radio, and in articles and books throughout the world.

To help provide sustainable cultural and economic support for the Huichol tribe, Brant founded the Huichol Foundation, which continues to expand upon his more than four decades of indigenous cultural preservation projects throughout the Sierra Madre Mountains and around the globe.

Alongside other dignitaries including President Jimmy Carter, Brant cofounded the Peace University in Berlin and was also a cofounder of the Humanistic Medicine Conference with the World Health Organization. Recognized as a global thought leader and spiritual teacher, Brant has been a lecturer at the Mayo Clinic and the American Holistic Medical Association conferences, and is a faculty member of the Five Branches University, a graduate school for traditional Chinese medicine.

Striving to bridge the worlds of fitness and spirituality, Brant coauthored the award-winning book Fit Soul, Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You.

Mark Allen

Mark Allen is a six-time Hawaii Ironman World Champion. He was called The World’s Fittest Man by Outside magazine and voted The Greatest Endurance Athlete of All Time in a worldwide poll conducted by ESPN.

Mark attributes his success to his ongoing studies with Brant Secunda, who showed him how to find fitness not only in physical strength, but in the power of personal spirit and balanced living. Mark and his races have been featured numerous times on major network television and in national publications; he has appeared on more than 100 popular magazine covers worldwide.

Since leaving sports after a successful 15-year career while still at the top of his game, Mark works as a sports commentator and advisor for NBC. He also consults with and speaks to many Fortune 500 companies, including American Express, Oracle, FranklinCovey, and Northwestern Mutual.

Mark is the founder of Mark Allen Coaching, which has helped guide hundreds of athletes to success. He is also the coauthor of the award-winning book Fit Soul, Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You.

Why Attend

  • Learn about foundational human physiology and how it relates to healthy eating and exercise.

  • Bring more soul tending and psychological fitness into your daily well-being routine.

  • Brant and Mark explore the relationship between ancient human physiology and our innate connection to nature so that you can come away with new ways to energize your day, transform your health, and empower your dreams.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    This program is appropriate for everyone, in any physical condition and from all walks of life.

  • What to Wear

    Participants should bring comfortable walking/running shoes and clothing for all-levels outdoor practice.

  • Recommended Reading

    Fit Soul, Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You by Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

  • Special Details

    The Fit Soul, Fit Body program is CEU-certified in California for dentists and acupuncturists.

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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