Those are the three things that we will prioritize in our 4 days together.
- Developing an understanding of the Beast…
- Doing practices that challenge your Body and call you into it with increased awareness…
- Regulating your Breath and nervous system…
…so that you can be the grounded anchor of your life and relationships.
You’ll go from the extreme mind-mastering cold of ice bathing in the Wim Hof Method to the heat of your own unfiltered impulses to the rare opportunity to engage the warming intensity of the deep feminine in our culminating signature Union Dinner.
It’s an opportunity to play with the extremes and with the polarity of masculine and feminine relating.
What is the Beast?
In the simplest version, its your own impulses, before they go through the filter of what’s socially or situationally appropriate. For many men, the volume on this unfiltered impulse has been turned down so habitually, over such a long period of time, that you can no longer hear it.
Connecting with the Beast allows you to:
🔥 Know your own desire.
🔥 Lead yourself in any situation.
🔥 Provide leadership in any situation.
🔥 Stand in your own authenticity, no matter the context.
🔥 Make choices and decisions from your deepest purpose.
🔥 Become a safe space for the feminine to relax and thrive.
🔥 Come out of your head.
🔥 Experience peace-in-action rather than choosing between peace OR action.
🔥 Experience what it feels like to let go of the control that’s been exhausting you.
🔥 Discover your needs beyond other people’s expectations.
🔥 Explore what your sexuality has to do with your personal path to success.
You are probably receiving this early invitation because, at some point, you and I have had a conversation about your desire to inhabit more of who you truly are.
That time is now.
You are invited to a life-changing crucible of deep personal exploration.
Join us for 4 days on the farm just outside of Nashville for a real-life experience of your Beast. Have the real-time opportunity to engage it in ways that nurture and support the feminine.
A Respite in Nashville
We will be in and outside of Music City. We will have an opportunity to experience some of what the city has to offer on Thursday evening as you arrive, to catch some live music, and get to know a bit of the city's unique flavor. And then we'll have a chance to get outside of it, into nature, and into a deep dive with each other.
If you'd like to have more time to see what Music City has to offer, the Music City Supplement includes an extra night of accommodations on Sunday the 12th, a downtown excursion Sunday afternoon, and a breakfast option on Monday morning.
November 9th – 12th, 2023*
*This is Veterans Day weekend. Friday, November 10th, is an official federal government holiday.
The arc of the retreat is set to give you the opportunity to land in, connect with others, go deep, rest, refresh, reset, digest and re-emerge a new version of yourself. We’ll have great food, time in nature, deep human communion, and connection to your deepest self. Every day on retreat will have its own flavor, and we’ll make space for what arises. Our day structure typically looks something like this (timing and details will be subject to the unique circumstances of our guest faculty and venue)…
7:00 Optional Light Breakfast
7:45 - 9:00 Meditation/Movement Practice
9:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 1:00 Morning Coach
1:00 - 2:30 Lunch
2:30 - 6:00 Guest Facilitators + Practices
6:00 - 7:00 Personal Integration Time
7:00 - 8:30 Dinner
8:30 - 9:30 Evening Teach/Group Integration
Deposit to reserve your space (non-refundable) - $1,200
This guarantees you a spot in the retreat. The earlier you complete your payment, the lower the total cost to you.
Early Invitation (payment completed by 8/15/23) - $3,000
General Admission (payment completed by 9/15/23) - $3,600
Last-Minute Inspired (bookings after 9/15 are contingent on space available and must be paid in full at the time of booking) - $4,200
Want to spend an extra day exploring the city when done? Add the Music City Supplement and stay through, Monday, the 13th - $500
Already living in Nashville and want to join us? Reach out about a Daytime Pass.
The investment includes:
- A pre-travel group preparation call, so you make sure you’re prepared to make the most of the experience.
- A 30 minute post-travel 1:1 follow-up call to help you integrate your new insights into your real life.
- Shared accommodations, airport transfer, all meals and beverages besides alcohol and venue-designated specialty drinks.
- Your travel to and from the venue.
- Travel insurance (highly recommended).
- Private accommodations (please reach out to our team if those are desired).
- One-on-one coaching is available leading up to the retreat to help you identify the areas that you'd like to focus on.
A little about me (your retreat leader)…
My name is Kianga Ford, and I’m the very real woman behind Love + Freedom Education. I help people understand how to master and use the twin forces of creation—masculine and feminine energy.
For the last 10 years, I’ve been deep diving into understanding our collective potential when we can live from a place of mutual understanding between the masculine and the feminine. For 3 of those years, I worked exclusively with men to re-empower the collapsed masculinity I was seeing all around me.
Love + Freedom Education is the hope for and the expression of the healthy masculine and feminine in balance, mutual support, and collaboration.
I have a PhD (abd) in cultural theory and another graduate degree in fine art. I’m also a certified life coach and Orgasmic Meditation trainer. But what really qualifies me to do this work is that I’ve walked the walk in the real world.
As a woman leading intimate personal development work for men, I bring, represent, and share the attuned feminine need for healthy, grounded masculine presence.
Because so much of the understanding of how the masculine and feminine come together generatively can be counterintuitive, it can actually be easier to take in when it's coming directly from a feminine voice.
Even though I have an academic background, the depth of my teaching comes from a living practice more than intellectual theory. I've spent years listening to men and women narrate their needs, their desires and their obstacles to thriving and being in nourishing relationships.
Our Guest Faculty
Steven Roccazzella has been practicing the Wim Hof Method since 2016. He has been instructing since 2019. As a practitioner, Steven used the method to help deal with anxiety and depression. In his 13 years as a law enforcement and correctional officer, Steven developed chronic pain, depression, PTSD, and panic disorder. He used pharmaceuticals to help manage this disease until a series of deep personal losses sent him into a state of sadness, suicidal thoughts, and depression that not even the pills could help him manage. At the suggestion of a friend, Steven listened to a podcast with a guest by the name of Wim Hof. Steven was inspired by Wim’s own personal story of loss and sadness and how he used the cold to overcome. Wim’s charisma and confidence gave Steven what he needed to try the breathing and take cold showers. After one year of daily practice, Steven was 60lbs lighter, he tripled his testosterone, and completely severed his dependence on pharmaceuticals.
In 2018 Steven met Wim Hof and was inspired to start the journey of becoming an instructor. Since graduating from the Wim Hof academy in 2019, Steven has been teaching classes and workshops on breath work and cold exposure. In 2020 he relocated to Nashville and has been bringing the practice to athletes, musicians, executives, entrepreneurs, and both clients and practitioners in the treatment and recovery community. There he work’s specifically with people dealing with trauma, depression, and many of the same struggles Steven himself has endured.
Our community is made up of men from all walks of life and many places across the globe. Men who have committed to learning about healthy masculinity and masculine-feminine dynamics in a way that isn’t often discussed. They’re making bold new choices for their best lives. But also revealing in their own histories what works and what doesn’t through a new lens of understanding. Men and masculine-identified people of all ilks are most welcome.
Beast Camp is…
…a 4-day retreat with a community of men who want to feel uncaged in the way they relate to themselves and to the feminine.
…appropriate for men of all ages in all stages of personal development
…limited in enrollment for an intimate, personalized experience.
…an opportunity to learn
- what it feels like to hear your own desires without restriction
- what it feels like when women are seated in their feminine and deeply open to receive you
- what the feminine truly needs from you
- that that has nothing to do with shrinking or editing yourself
- how to source the most aligned actions from your body awareness
- how to use breath to create impactful stillness
Are you ready to uncage your Beast?