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AMI is a 4-day initiatory experience and retreat for men on healthy masculine embodiment, deep inner work and sacred brotherhood. 


This is a retreat for the man who is longing to feel fully at home in himself, in the world and in true brotherhood with other men. This is for the man ready to face the hidden parts of his past that keep him from being the fullest expression of his most empowered self. 


In this retreat, we will explore what it means to embody our deepest truth as men and how to give our masculine gifts in a powerful and Earth-changing way for the benefit of ourselves, our partners, our families, our communities and the future generations of this planet.  


We will dig deep together as a brotherhood to release the emotional trauma and pain that limits our capacity to love and live fully and freely. We will hold one another in our deepest sorrow, in grief, in anger, in pain, as well as in our deepest joy and celebrate the beauty of ourselves as men. 


We will voice the pain, cry the tears, laugh the laughs and call on and sharpen each other to be the absolute most embodied, present and powerful men we can be in the name of fierce love. 


Practically, we will learn and practice tools for cultivating spiritual depth and presence. We will support each other in speaking about difficult topics and topics close to our hearts with brotherhood council and sharing. We will explore tools in how to connect with and hold space for the feminine, both within and without. We will do emotional release work, ice bath, inner child work, mother/father wounding work, physical combat and confrontation, deep relaxation, yoga, meditation, breath work and more.


This retreat is for the man ready to truly meet himself on the deepest level and be supported by his brothers on that journey. Join us if you hear the call brother, we're ready for you. 

Pillars of Our Work



Sacred Connection

Honest Brotherhood


We will explore what it means to bring ourselves home to the body as a grounded and loving masculine presence through breath, movement, meditation, embodiment practices, physical confrontation and connection.

As a brotherhood we will not only connect intimately with each other, but with the deepest corners of hearts and emotions that are longing to be felt, heard and released in a safe container of mature brotherhood.

We will connect in profound honesty and transparency with ourselves and with one another as brothers.  In the space of sacred brotherhood, there is no more lone wolf. We will hold and release all that we bring with us on this retreat together.

Accommodation & location

We will connect with the spiritual dimension and essential nature of our being through meditation, yoga, breathwork, Qi Gong and more as a way to remember who we truly are and embody our masculine core. 



Nimis Community in Dretzel, Germany

The location of our intensive is in a beautiful self sustainable community/retreat center located just 1hrs west of Berlin. The center is rustic and simple, yet providing all that is needed for comfort and a sense of being deeply immersed in nature.  The center is surrounded by national forest evoking a feeling of sacredness, peace and spaciousness, ideal for our work together.


For accommodation there are large canvas bell tents complete with beds and furniture that can be booked as a single or double.  There is also space for bringing your own tent and camping.  On site there are dry toilets, showers and also a sauna which will run every evening.  The food we will eat will be all organic (mostly grown at the community) and vegan with the option for farm fresh eggs from the chickens living there.


Arrival & schedule


Thursday 13/7

Friday 14/7

Saturday 15/7

Sunday 16/7

1:30pm to 3:30pm


3:30pm to 5:30pm 

Opening Ceremony

6:00pm to 7pm


7pm to 9pm 

Evening Session


9am to 1pm

Morning Session

(including short breakfast break)

1pm to 3pm


3pm to 6pm

Afternoon Session

6pm to 7:30pm 


7:30 to 9pm

Men's Circle

9am to 1pm

Morning Session

(including short breakfast break)

1pm to 3pm


3pm to 6pm

Afternoon Session

6pm to 7:30pm 


7:30 to 9pm

Men's Circle

9am to 10am

Morning Practice 

10am to 10:30am


10:30am to 1pm

Final Sharing and Closing Ceremony


Power Hugs and Snacks



Ian Wilkes 

Transformational Coach

and Mentor

Ian is a men's work facilitator and coach, couples intimacy coach, breathwork and trauma release facilitator, kambô practitioner and yoga/meditation teacher.

In 2012, Ian left his life as a night club promoter and hotel manager in New York City on a spontaneous longing for meaning and depth.

Ian then spent 10 years and continuing in deep practice and study of ancient spiritual traditions and healing arts around the world. From living in ashrams in India, to Buddhist monasteries in Myanmar, to being an apprentice to an Ayahuasca shaman in the Amazon to studying with masters of modern healing modalities, to spending months in silent retreats, his longing for truth lead him to experience life changing healing and profound experiences of truth. 

Because of his deep curiosity and openness to all angles of healing and spiritual awakening he studied and immersed himself deeply in many paths and modalities including Yoga, meditation, trauma release, psychotherapy, inner child work, Tantra, relationship therapy, plant medicine, shadow work, group therapy and men's work.      


Ian now combines his vast knowledge of all these modalities and the experience of his personal healing and awakening journey to skillfully meet individuals and groups where they are to provide a holistic and tangible path to the inner work. 


  • Entry + Camping

    Camping with your own tent
    • Glamping Double Tent

      Share a glamping tent with one other brother
      • Two twin beds and all bedding included
    • Private Glamping Tent

      Private bell tent for one
      • One queen bed and all bedding included

    This will be a very intimate retreat with availability for just 15 men.

    Prices are in $USD


    Each bell tent comes with a bed (or two) and all bedding. Price is per person and includes a breakfast snack, lunch and dinner on the full days, dinner on arrival day and brunch on departure day.


    If needed, you can book the pick-up service for the transportation between the center and the train station (10 EUR/person).



    Chris from Austin, Texas

    Tymon from the Netherlands

    Goeff from Massachusetts

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