Our commitment to you:

To hold the most powerful space of transformation.  Within this safe space, you can do no wrong.  All is welcome here – challenges, tensions, upsets, truths, celebrations.

  • We are real; we seek radical honesty, raw emotions and the truth.
  • We will teach you to live in your heart and in your cock, but never in your head.
  • We are calling to arms, a community of healthy awakened, enlightened men.
  • We are centered in spirituality, but with no dogma, presented in a raw and real way.
  • We will break down the bullshit conventions that haven’t worked for a long time.

About the teachers

Zat Baraka Founder & Co-Lead Facilitator

Zat is a unique and highly sought after teacher, coach and speaker in the men’s personal growth and spiritual growth movement. Zat’s radical approach empowers men to live high performance lives, improve the quality of their sex lives, relationships and parenting through cutting edge self improvement. His clients become the leaders, lovers, warriors and visionaries they desire to be. Zat’s trainings empower his clients to demolish old unhealthy programming and encourages them to push their growth to the their edge. He leads by example, consistently challenging his own personal and spiritual growth with his mentors and teacher. His training includes over twenty five years of personal growth work, over fourteen years of Tantric Buddhist training, multiple certifications in Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Buddhist meditation, the completion of a masters in Spiritual Psychology from The University of Santa Monica.

Working within a focused niche, he trail blazes a path for men to radically transform their relationships, their sex lives, their spiritual lives, and life purpose. He supports men to clear their confusion about masculinity and shift from old unhealthy conditioning using spiritual psychology, men’s embodiment practices, breath work, meditation, real life challenges, shadow work and many more tools. He coaches men into their deepest experience of integrity, helping them create a positive impact in the world by living with confidence in the New Masculine paradigm.

Guest Teachers

Bryan Reeves Guest Teacher & Faculty Board

Bryan is a former US Air Force Captain, Bryan’s eclectic professional background has seen him rocket satellites into space at Cape Canaveral, tour North America with a spiritual pop music band, talk mind-body science with Oprah Winfrey, and work on a variety of transformational projects featuring world-renowned luminaries like Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson, The Oracle of Tibet, Don Miguel Ruiz and so many others.

Bryan has triumphed through multiple dark nights of the soul after hurling himself into the transformational fires of intimate relationship over and over again. With a Masters Degree in Human Relations and massive insight gleaned through countless adventures, Bryan now coaches men, women and couples in creating thriving lives and relationships. 

He is a regular blog contributor to The Good Men Project, Elephant Journal, Raw Attraction Magazine, Sexy Conscious Awake, and his two books “The Sex, Flirting, Dating, Hunting and Hoping Diet” and Tell The Truth, Let The Peace Fall Where It May” are available on Amazon.

Connect with Bryan on Facebook (bryanreevesofficial) and his website (www.BryanReeves.com).

Jayson Gaddis
Jayson Gaddis is a relationship student & teacher, host of the Smart Couple Podcast, and founder of The Relationship School. He is on a mission to teach people the one class they didn’t get in school– ‘How to do intimate relationships’. That’s why he founded The Relationship School. He was emotionally constipated for years before relationship failure forced him to turn his life over to learning about relationships. Now, he’s been married to his amazing wife since 2007 (after some brutal break ups) and has two beautiful kids. When he doesn’t live and breathe this stuff with his family, he pretty much gets his ass handed to him.

Akahdahmah Jackson

is a 5th generation plant and spirit medicine man, inheriting this legacy from his Great, Great Aunt Mamie, a plant and spirit medicine woman from Alabama.  

He was ordained as a Healing Minister in 2000 after completing a six-year training in herbal formulation and spiritual counseling. 

Akahdahmah specializes in creating customized coaching programs focused on teachings and practices that promote health, recovery and wellbeing.

Akahdahmah presently serves as a Spiritual Counselor at Passages in Port Hueneme, CA, a holistic addiction care center and has a private practice as a Spiritual Counselor and Recovery Coach; teaching Qigong, Kundalini Yoga, meditation and life processing skills.

He is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, and a Medical Qigong Practitioner presently pursuing his Masters in counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute Deeply engaged in research to determine the way to recover our authority to be healthy and on purpose. 

Akahdahmah and his wife Sukhdev make up the world-renowned sacred musical duo Aykanna. They travel worldwide with their 6-year-old daughter Sahej Rose, teaching and sharing an experience of the healing power of music as a family. They currently live in Ojai, CA

Eva Clay

An acclaimed psychotherapist, teacher, and sexuality expert, for 20 years Eva’s mission has been to illuminate the ménage-a-trois of soul, sex, and science.  Eva believes that self-love is the foundation for healthy relationships, and has helped thousands of people to attract hot and holy love.  Eva has trained extensively in mind-body philosophies and as a teacher of neuropsychology, she bodaciously reminds us that the biggest sex organ is the brain.  Eva’s been privileged to study with some of the great teachers of our time, including David Deida, Esther Perel, and Harville Hendrix.  Her courses are an elegant marriage of the profound and the playful, and when she’s not traveling the world teaching, you’ll find her making mayhem on a dance floor.


Eva offers elite coaching for men, women and couples on on self-love, pleasure, and erotic intelligence.

See www.EvaClay.com

Praise for Zat

Robert Kandall

“I left Rob’s Living on the Edge retreat with an expanded capacity for connection and awareness, both within myself and my relationships.  Through Rob’s artful facilitation I was able to explore previously-obscured layers of my psyche and emerge with the ability to live more authentically in my own life. Rob’s unique gift for truly seeing and feeling the individuals around him, coupled with his ability to gracefully push against their edges and expectations, engendered profound transformation and growth within just a few short days.”

“I recently attended Robert Kandell’s 3-day relationship communication retreat and it was incredible the break throughs he pulled out of us. His words are gentle but his method is penetrating to the core. As he took us deep, he also lifted us high and we all left there energized to explore what we had discovered in ourselves and excited to walk into the world with new eyes. His lectures are one of the most transformative I’ve experienced. Loved it!”

“I have been doing a lot of the trainings for new members of our corporate team. The class is around how we channel our passions into creating wonderful lives for Seniors at the end of their journey. The section I took over used to be a drab 8 hour stretch in the middle of a 4 day required training. I have made it one of the highlights now. As students were leaving and thanking me and giving me hugs as they were leaving I thought of you. Thank you for helping me find my tools for success. I love facilitation and just about everything I do  learned from you.”

Ken Blackman

Ken is a deep, humble, and open man. Beneath his quiet and unassuming demeanour is a highly sensitive and well-tuned heart and a whip-smart mind, that allow him to travel with us on every level: not only intellectually and emotionally, he’s even able to feel the physical sensations in our bodies over a Skype call. We’ve had sessions on life decisions, practical help with our sexuality and sensuality, and coaching on relationship, and it’s all been of exquisite quality. In short, Ken is a gem

Ken Blackman is one of a kind with his coaching style and abilities.  His depth of knowledge around relationship dynamics and his abundant curiosity get results fast.  His guidance with my relating and me has changed me forever in ways that not only help my romantic relationship, but professional and personal relationships.”

For me to say just how knowledgeable Ken is in the realms of sensuality and progressive communication and connection would start a stampede to his coaching practice. I save the title of Master for very few people in the world. Ken is a Master at what he does. When someone wants information on sensual techniques, and wants to gain freedom in an area of relationship and/or gender dynamics, Ken is one of the first people I recommend. I trust his wisdom deeply.”

“I had an incredible experience in The New Masculine Program. It was a really safe space for me to explore darker aspects of my masculinity that I’ve been both avoiding and craving to connect with, I was gently that pushed me to my edges – and as a result I feel more powerful, compassionate, and whole. The program was masterfully crafted.

I’m so grateful for this experience and the community of support, some of whom will be lifelong friends. Because of this program, I am more confident in my unique expression of masculinity. I more readily see other men as allies rather than threats. I have less fear, greater determination, and a calling to play a huge game in my business, in my relationship, and in life. Thank you, New Masculine.”

Peter Rubin

Past Guest Teachers 2016

KYLE CEASE is a keynote speaker, transforming audiences through his unique blend of comedy and transformation.He has been a guest speaker at colleges, summits, and Fortune 500 conferences including at Agape International, GATE, Revelations, Sun Valley Wellness Festival, Sedona World Wisdom Days, and the Longevity Now Conference, among others.

In addition to leading his own Evolving Out Loud live events, he has spoken with renown teachers such as Eckhart Tolle, Jim Carrey, Michael Beckwith, Louis CK, Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Mary Morrisey, David Wolfe, and thousands more.

Prior to being a transformative speaker, Kyle was a headlining comedian for 25 years with two number one Comedy Central specials. In 2009, he earned a #1 ranking on the network’s Standup Showdown.He has appeared in over 100 different TV and movie appearances, including 10 Things I Hate About You, Not Another Teen Movie, Jimmy Kimmel Show, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Chelsea Lately, Martin Short Show, Comics Unleashed, and numerous VH1 Shows. He will soon be published through Simon & Schuster.

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose & Bill Maher. Seven of her twelve published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1. The mega best seller A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.

Marianne’s other books include The Law of Divine CompensationThe Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman’s Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America, A Course in Weight Loss, The Gift of ChangeA Year of Miracles, and her newest book, Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment, available now.

Marianne is a native of Houston, Texas. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. To date, Project Angel Food has served over 10 million meals.  Marianne also co-founded the Peace Alliance. And she serves on the Board of Directors of the RESULTS organization, working to end the worst ravages of hunger and poverty throughout the world.

Mikki Willis

Award winning filmmaker/cinematographer Mikki Willis is regarded as a pioneer in the world of transformative media. His passion for uniting creatives inspired the birth of Elevate Film Festival in 2006. During its three year tour the festival earned the title of “the world’s largest single screen film event,” hosting audiences of six thousand plus. The global event served as a beacon to unite an ever-expanding community of philanthropic visionaries, branded as Elevate.

Mikki and his crews have produced well over 400 productions, including record setting network television specials, theatrical features, commercials, music videos for multi-platinum artists, and media for some of the world’s foremost scientists, futurists, evolutionary experts, and best selling authors.

September 11th, 2001 marked a turning point in Mikki Willis’ life and career. Having been inside the twin towers just hours before they fell, he helped to organize a group of civilians who remained at Ground Zero for 3 days to aid in the search and rescue efforts. It was atop the rubble of the World Trade Center that the vision for the Elevate was born.

Rich Litvin

Rich Litvin is the founder of 4PC – a community of the top 4% of coaches and entrepreneurs. Members of this extraordinary group include seven-figure business owners, a consultant to The White House, a coach to leaders at The World Bank and the CEO of a wolf sanctuary.  

Rich runs a boutique advisory firm for world leaders and thought leaders, based in Los Angeles and London.

He is an expert at taking high-achievers to the greatest levels of success. Ultra-successful people – people you would assume don’t need a coach – are the ones who call Rich. His clients include Olympic athletes, Presidential candidates, Hollywood film directors, Special Forces operatives and serial entrepreneurs.

Rich is the author of the highly-acclaimed book, The Prosperous Coach. He is the founder of The Confident Woman’s Salon and The High-Achieving Introvert Project.

His second book, Exponential Success: The 7 Traps of Top Performers is due to be published in early 2017.

Rich’s wife, Monique, is an award-winning singer/songwriter. They are the proud parents of two little boys. An introvert at heart, Rich still gets nervous walking into a party.


Past Guest Teachers

Tommy Rosen is a yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert who has spent the last two decades immersed in yoga, recovery and wellness. He holds certifications in both Kundalini and Hatha Yoga and has 24 years of continuous recovery from drug addiction.  

Tommy authored the critically-acclaimed book Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life (Hay House 2014).  He is one of the pioneers in the field of Yoga and Recovery assisting others to holistically transcend addictions of all kinds. Tommy is the founder and host of the Recovery 2.0: Beyond Addiction Online Conference series and the #MoveBeyond Group Coaching Program. 

Tommy leads Recovery 2.0 retreats and workshops internationally and presents regularly at yoga conferences and festivals. 

He lives with his wife, noted Yoga teacher Kia Miller, in Venice, CA.

CHARLES EISENSTEIN is a speaker and writer focusing on themes of human culture and identity. He is the author of several books, most recently Sacred Economics and The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible. His background includes a degree in mathematics and philosophy from Yale, a decade in Taiwan as a translator, and stints as a college instructor, a yoga teacher, and a construction worker.

He currently writes and speaks full-time. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife and four children.


Michael Brian Baker is a student of compassion and humility and the founding member of The Breath Center. He travels extensively facilitating groups and individuals in the realization of self-mastery through somatic release, breathwork, and natural plant-based detox. He supports people in their own growth, freedom, and discovery of the bodies innate intelligence to heal from within. Michael has extensive experience as a keynote speaker representing the conscious and healing arts communities and is known for restoring profound hope and intimacy in large group settings. His humanitarian efforts served the underprivileged populations by developing “not for profit” volunteer-based outreach programs. He has implemented Eastern holistic, healing modalities in Western medical treatment settings. Michael’s current home base as a teacher of the oral traditions and arts practitioner is in Ojai, California. He holds certifications from Upledgers Suzanne Scurlock Durrana HFTC L1, HT levels 1 through 4 David Elliott, C.H.A.P Certification – Wendy Allamby C.HT,AACP and Medicine Wheel – Dream Time interfaced with the Four Winds Society. He is an ever expanding student focusing on the philosophy of Yogic theories and their impact on those who suffer with chronic illness.

Layla Martin is a next-generation sexuality expert. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Refinery 29 and Women’s Health Magazine. She uses simple, yet powerful tools to explode your levels of pleasure and self-love in the bedroom. You can get her book, “Epic Sex for Couples” as a gift on her website, www.LaylaMartin.com

Bryan Reeves is A former US Air Force Captain, Bryan’s eclectic professional background has seen him rocket satellites into space at Cape Canaveral, tour North America with a spiritual pop music band, talk mind-body science with Oprah Winfrey, and work on a variety of transformational projects featuring world-renowned luminaries like Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson, The Oracle of Tibet, Don Miguel Ruiz and so many others.

Bryan has triumphed through multiple dark nights of the soul after hurling himself into the transformational fires of intimate relationship over and over again. With a Masters Degree in Human Relations and massive insight gleaned through countless adventures, Bryan now coaches men, women and couples in creating thriving lives and relationships. 

Living in Los Angeles, Bryan regularly collaborates with visionary creators and has served on the Executive Committee of the Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment.

He is a regular blog contributor to The Good Men Project, Elephant Journal, Raw Attraction Magazine, Sexy Conscious Awake and more. His book “The Sex, Flirting, Dating, Hunting and Hoping Diet” is available on Amazon. 

Connect with Bryan on Facebook (bryanreevesofficial) and his website (www.BryanReeves.com).

Daniel Vitalis is a writer, podcaster, public speaker, and lifestyle pioneer in the sphere of human health, personal development, and strategic living. Encouraging us to “ReWild Ourselves”, he teaches that Invincible Health is produced by a life aligned with our biological design.

He is best known for relentlessly flouting taboo — and exposing the forces of domestication wherever they lurk — in his lucid, provocative, and illuminating interviews, essays, videos, and on stage discourses.

He is the host of the podcast ReWild Yourself, and the founder of SurThrival.com, a fresh and unique, high-end natural supplement boutique. Daniel was recently featured in the widely acclaimed film “Hungry For Change”. Connect with Daniel at DanielVitalis.com.

Bill Kauth was working as a psychotherapist and business consultant in 1984 when he conceived and co-founded the New Warrior Training Adventure of the ManKind Project He has also crated the Inner King Training and the Warrior Monk.

In 2009 he co-created Seeding the Gift Culture with Charles Eisenstein. This innovative event led to some great “gift culture” experiments. It also catalyzed his book, We Need Each Other: Building Gift Community

Often known as the translator, Ken Blackman works relentlessly to strip away the cultural conditioning that is in conflict with our true nature, bringing males and females together and empowering them to understand themselves and each other. Ken’s quest began 16 years ago whilst studying female orgasm and its profound effects on women and their partners. This inquiry became a path of deep self-discovery and revealed unexpected revelations into the nature of human dynamics. Every subject that he teaches, from business to relationships to life construction, is based on the highly accurate compass of feeling as a balance to intellectualizing your way through human interactions; the infinitely complex and rewarding interplay between masculine and feminine; and the overriding supremacy of human connection in our overall wellbeing.

Robert Kandell has been helping men find themselves for fourteen years. By creating a relationship of absolute approval with his clients he is able to see the parts, which are hidden in their shadows: fetishes, hurts and hidden desires. With a loving hand, he encourages men to accept these traits and utilize them as internal power. An expert in interpersonal communication and relationships, he has helped thousands of students find a more balanced, energized life with better relationships, more sex and more happiness.  His coaching style is challenging, fraternal and highly rewarding and definitely not for the faint hearted, he has been described as “part football coach, part loving dad and part slightly crazed drill sergeant”.