Encinitas Circling & Authentic Relating Weekend
This is a great opportunity to dive into the worlds of Circling and Authentic Relating, to see yourself in new ways, and to get second-to-none training in communication and connection – right here in San Diego.
We're flying a bunch of our top course leaders out from the Integral Center in Boulder, CO, and posting up for the weekend at a beautiful vacation rental in Del Mar with organic catering, a heated pool, and Halloween-friendly course hours.
This is THE flagship weekend course that the Integral Center has refined over the course of many years (in Boulder it's called "Aletheia"... THE course that people fly to Boulder from all over the world to attend... THE course that gives the Integral Center its reputation as the headquarters of the Circling and Authentic Relating movements.
From Andy Drish, co-founder of The Foundation:
"Circling has been a 'game changer' for me in every aspect of life. I've experienced a whole new level of power to create trust and depth with friends, to handle conflict and to help people overcome challenges in their lives. If you want to experience what’s happening on the edge of the 'personal development' world, you have to come to this weekend."
(After Andy did this course, he IMMEDIATELY signed up for our 6-month facilitator training.)
From Josh Zemel, Course Leader at the Integral Center and co-organizer of this event:
This course fulfills a long-standing intention of mine to bring more Circling and Authentic Relating to the North County crew that I absolutely love.
The staff ratio for this course is gonna be tremendous. 5 Course Leaders plus 5 Assistant Course Leaders, for just 20 participants -- the same ratio as we maintain at our HQ in Boulder. You're gonna get a ton of personal attention -- both reflection that will have you see yourself in new ways, and second-to-none training in communication and connection.
We have a gorgeous venue booked for this course: a secluded vacation rental in Del Mar with a heated pool, hot tub, and lots of indoor and outdoor space. We're even gonna have the whole thing catered with super clean, organic eating (not included in the ticket price but it'll be reasonable, priced at cost) -- so we can all hang out and pool-party on our breaks.
I can't wait to see which 20 of you will be joining us.
From Kevin Kurgansky, CEO of The Breakup Doctor, Inc. and co-organizer of the weekend:
I want to tell you why I believe this work is so powerful.
Just to be clear, when I say this work, I am referring to the practice of Circling.
Circling has been, hands-down, one of the most profoundly transformational practices I’ve ever discovered.
It's opened up entirely new ways of being, and relating with people, that I never knew existed.
What Is "Circling"?
Circling is a unique practice of authentic relating that allows you to slow down and really drink in the richness of your connections with people. It shows you how to go deeper, in the moments where it's most critical. And it also shows you where you might be missing the mark (without even knowing it).
It's basically like turning your "relationships" into "meditation".
It's one of the most profound practices I've EVER engaged in, and it's transformed ALL of my relationships with people.
It's revealed greater levels of subtlety than I even knew possible, and provided me with lots of powerful distinctions that have allowed me to create even deeper and richer connections with people (which is something that I felt I was already really good at).
This practice has taken what I already thought I was good at, to a whole NEW level, and I'm super excited to share it with you.
I've paid $10,000 to do a 9-month training to really *master* this practice. This is a beautiful opportunity to get a taste of this work in a 3 day deep-dive intensive, for less than 1,000 bucks.
We've worked hard to coordinate all the details to bring this event to SD, because this is something that we really believe in, and want to see more of in the world. I highly recommend making it out for this event. I don't know when, or if, we'll ever do another one like this.
The only other way to experience this work in this capacity is to fly out to Boulder for a similar training, which will cost you at least $200-300 in flights alone, and then another $300-$400 in hotels/housing/lodging, not to mention $1,000 or so for the event.
This way, you get to go to the event for less than what you would pay to attend in Boulder. Without any flight or travel expenses. And you get to do it with all the people you love here, in community.
About the Course Leaders:
Jess Nichol will be our "Prime" Course Leader -- which means that she will be the one accountable for the space of the room and making executive decisions during the weekend. Jess is a total badass who’s in demand as a facilitator among everyone from executives to families to buddhist nun groups. She also happens to be Prime Course Leader for T3, our 9-month Circling facilitator training in Boulder, AND she leads the women's team for the Authentic Man Program (AMP).
Michael Porcelli will also be with us as a Senior Course Leader. "Porch" is the Director of Training at the Integral Center and one of the great veterans of the Circling movement. He’s led business AND relational trainings for Fortune 500 companies and He also happens to be a San Diego native and has been wanting to bring a weekend like this to you guys for just about ever.
Plus we have Lorena Palazzo (formerly "Sujana"), who also lived in San Diego for about a decade. Lorena is a master coach for many years and a Course Leader at virtually all of our programs in Boulder, including T3, Aletheia, and the Authentic Man Program. Total badass veteran trainer.
Josh Zemel is an evolutionary coach and professional consultant who serves as Course Leader at virtually all of our Boulder programs. He was also SVP at a $100M digital ad agency that he helped build from infancy over the course of 7 years… where he relied heavily on relational leadership skills in business and management.
We’ll also have a full roster of supporting staff as well, including Kevin Kurgansky, Melody Markel, Kelly Larson, and more.