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The Awakened Masculine Intensive is a 5 day initiatory retreat for men on healthy masculine embodiment, deep inner work and the healing power of sacred brotherhood. 


This is a retreat for the man who is longing to feel fully 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 and deepest 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 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 and physical confrontation.

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 wolfing and there is no way to hide from the love we will share with each other.  

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. 



The Hermitage, Lake Atitlan, Guatamala

The location of our intensive is at a beautiful retreat center situated on the edge of the incredible Lake Atitlan in Guatamala. Beautiful Lake Atitlan is a sacred lake in the Guatemalan Highlands, a little hidden away world where an indigenous Mayan way of life is still preserved and a stunning, quiet natural beauty abounds.​ The Hermitage is set on the shores of the lake surrounded by towering volcanoes, native trees and wildlife.  The offer a wide variety of retreats including yoga, silent meditation and dark room retreats.


For accommodation there are dorms, private rooms, and private huts available at their respective prices which you can find below. 



  Three vegetarian (vegan option as well) meals will be provided every day during the retreat made with local organic ingredients.

Arrival & schedule


Thursday 12/1

Friday 12/2

1:30pm - 3:30pm checkin

330pm to 530pm - Opening Ceremony 

5:30pm - 7pm Dinner

7pm - 9pm Workshop

9pm - Free time


7am - 11am Morning practice

11am to 1pm - Brunch

1pm to 530pm - Afternoon Session

530pm to 7pm - Dinner 

7pm to 9pm - Evening session

9pm to 11pm - Free 


Saturday 12/3

7am - 11am Morning practice

11am to 1pm - Brunch

1pm to 530pm - Afternoon Session

530pm to 7pm - Dinner 

7pm to 9pm - Evening session

9pm to 11pm - Free 


Sunday 12/4

Monday 12/5

7am - 9am Morning practice

9am to 11am - Final Sharing/Integration

11am to 12pm - Brunch

1230pm to 130pm - Closing Ceremony


7am - 11am Morning practice

11am to 1pm - Brunch

1pm to 530pm - Afternoon Session

530pm to 7pm - Dinner 

7pm to 9pm - Evening session

9pm to 11pm - Free 




Ian Wilkes

Transformational Coach and Mentor

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

In 2012 Ian left his life as a club promoter and hotel manager in New York city after a rock bottom experience with his drug and alcohol addiction.  In search for meaning and healing Ian spent 9 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 around the world he not only transformed his own life, but created his own modalities for healing and awakening which he now shares in his programs, workshops and ceremonies around the world. 

Ian combines his knowledge of trauma, psychology, yoga, meditation, tantra, sacred intimacy, and group healing to help guide others to embodied wholeness, truth and peace.  


Ori Dahan 

Transformation facilitator

He is here to illuminate, to empower, to remind, to celebrate - all that is Real.
to decondition, to face, to uncover, to drop - all that is not.

He believes in freedom through radical authenticity, the one that starts with ourselves. 

In his work with others invites a deep look into our shadows in order to bring light and understanding to them, to come into right relation with those parts of ourselves in order to reclaim our power, freedom, to reach our full potential.

For the past years he has been teaching, facilitating, coaching 1 on 1, holding retreats and workshops around the world in the fields of Men's work, Shadow Work, and Sexual Alchemy.
In his work he puts together everything he has studied and practiced, with passion & dedication - offering a powerful transmission, facilitating transformation.




  • Private Room (AMIG)

    Private room in a multi room house
    • 3 spots available
  • Shared Dbl Room

    Two people sharing a room
    • 2 spots available
  • Bed in Dorm (AMIG)

    single bed in a dorm
    • 4 spots available
  • Shared House (AMIG)

    Private house with 2 beds
    • 4 spots available
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