Integral Men’s Group: The Return of the Light
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This Integral Life Experience is only available to the supporting members
This Month’s Session: After much time discussing the shadow, it’s time to return to the light. As the darkest period of the year transitions to the welcoming another season of light, we are wise to stay tuned to our own inner wisdom as men of what the approaching new year brings. In Integral speak, we will take a look at our desires, cravings, addictions, and longings for “light” (the feminine) and how to satiate them. Moreover, we can steep more deeply in the collective why and what of we are forming as individual men, and a collective. Much as the light blossoms in the coming season of winter, so does the emergent of our own potential as we keep our ear to the ground of the seasonal changes in our own hearts, minds, and bodies.
“Unfortunately there can be no doubt that man is, on the whole, less good than he imagines himself or wants to be. Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is. At all counts, it forms an unconscious snag, thwarting our most well-meant intentions.” – Carl Jung
The overarching purpose of the Integral Men’s Group is to look at these questions: What does it mean to be a man in this day and age? And how do men continue their path of development in these challenging times we live in? David Deida often teaches that the masculine in each of us grows through “challenge”. While true, it can be hard pressed to do so without it’s complement polarity of “support”. This men’s group is a chance for the Men of Integral Life to come together and find the right blend of challenge and support to better find their truth, navigate dynamic times, and give their gifts skillfully in their work, relationships, and beyond. These sessions will be purposeful, practice-based, and attuned to your unique interests and needs. They will harness Kevin Snorf’s decades of leadership coaching, men’s work, yoga, and MMA experience (and probably some Star Wars nerd-dom). The intention here is to encourage men to allow themselves to be more of the man they know they need to become.
Meet Your Practice Leader
Kevin previously was the Director of Training and Development for Integral Coaching Canada and was faculty there for 8 years while maintaining his own successful coaching practice. He recently took a short- term “early retirement” for 4 years in the form of recuperating from a Traumatic Brain Injury. Prior to that he was also at UC Santa Cruz for the last 15+ years teaching Integrally-informed somatic arts in Warrior Yoga, Meditation, Acrobatics, and Mixed Martial Arts to students, athletes, and faculty looking to embody new potential and find grace in the face of personal struggles. He also spent 9 of those years teaching yoga to at-risk youth in the public schools and prisons. Kevin co-wrote an article for JITP applying ICC’s approach to climate change. He is currently building a school of practice for those who want to impact wider scale changes in the world. And in one of his more remarkable developmental hurdles he got over his commitment fears and got married to the amazing Tami. He has a rich ILP base especially with many Integral Spiritual Teachers, a Masters in Psychology, a background in ecological design, and a firm commitment to finding practical applications of “Integral” that reduce suffering and increase humor.