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.
Shaman, healer, thought leader, indigenous culture preservationist
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.View Bio PageMark Allen
Ironman World Champion, coach, author, sports commentator
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.View Bio Page
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
Download a sample schedule.
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.
Fit Soul, Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You by Brant Secunda and Mark Allen
The Fit Soul, Fit Body program is CEU-certified in California for dentists and acupuncturists.
About 1440 Multiversity
Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life’s most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.
You’ll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you’ve pretty much captured what you’ll experience here.
At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.
Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.
Per-person per-night rates include:
- nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
- daily meditation and yoga classes
- non-ticketed evening events
- use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.
Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.