MAN UP Men's Group, Men's Ascension Network for Unlimited Potential.

Own Your Shit

Weekend Retreat


Empowering YOU to live a more authentic life

Unplug from it all!!

Join us for an all-inclusive intensive style weekend retreat dedicated to confronting the challenges in your life, smashing your limiting beliefs, and gaining a deeper understanding of yourself, your purpose, and your life path


An Incredible Weekend of Self-Exploration and Relaxation

An intensive style weekend retreat built BY men, FOR men

YOU decide what the retreat looks like, for YOU – how deep you go is up to you

Walk away with the tools to live a more clear and purposeful life

Breathwork Session by breathARMY

Amazing Food Prepared by a Professional Chef

A Beautiful Rustic Lodge in a Peaceful, Natural Setting

Experienced Facilitators & Practitioners

Substance Free Event – Age 18+


Folk Tree Lodge

Conveniently located near Calgary & Cochrane at:

Folk Tree Lodge – Spirit of Kananaskis
146212 Hwy 762
Bragg Creek, Alberta


April 12-14, 2024

6:00-7:00pm – Check-in
7:15pm – Opening/Satsang*
8:15pm – Closing Circle

7:00am – Yoga (optional)
9:00am – Intensive
2:30pm – breathARMY Session
4:00pm – Intensive/Open Space
7:00pm – Music/Meditation
8:30pm – Closing Circle

7:00am – Yoga (optional)
9:00am – Intensive/Satsang*
10:30am – Closing
Noon – Optional: Participate in or observe a bi-weekly community cleansing and release gathering

During this weekend retreat, you’ll not only escape from your daily routine but also become part of a supportive community of like-minded individuals.

Led by experienced mentors, coaches, teachers, and practitioners, you’ll engage in a thoughtfully designed program of workshops, discussions, and open space/contemplative exercises. Together, you’ll learn what it means to “own your shit” and let it go. You’ll explore various aspects of your identity, challenge limiting beliefs, and set a path toward achieving deeper fulfillment, purpose, presence, and authenticity in your life.

Over the weekend you’ll:

  • Embark on a profound exploration dedicated to deepening your understanding of yourself and your place in the world.
  • Engage in a series of thought-provoking activities and dialogues aimed at uncovering the depth and potential of your inner being
  • Experience deep introspection, empowering yourself to overcome challenges, break your “bullshit patterns”, and initiate long-lasting positive transformations in your life.
  • Learn how you can bring deeper presence to your work, family, and relationships

*Satsang: is an old Sanskrit word meaning ‘being with the truth’, and ‘gathering together to find the truth‘.


$444 + gst

(Includes: Accommodation & Meals**)

$333 + gst

(Includes: Meals Only**)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us

Reconnect ● Align ● Empower

Reconnect, Align, Empower

Our Weekend Facilitators:

James Pendleton
James Pendleton

James is a seasoned performing artist with a deep passion for purposeful, intentional spiritual growth. James’ heart-centered approach to life has led him to serve others in a multitude of ways including community outreach programs, volunteering at Tom Baker Cancer Centre, prison ministry work, and more.

James is in his happy place with a strong cup of coffee and a deep conversation.

Dan Pichette

Dan is a lawyer, yogi and entrepreneur.  His legal career began over 20 years ago, and during that time he explored a few tangents into the world of software.  Surrendering to the flow of the universe Dan became the owner of Alchemy Yoga Cochrane in early 2023.  He has extensive training and experience with Vinyasa, Yoga Nidra, Sound Healing, Kundalini and Pranayama (breathwork).  The world of yoga fills Dan’s soul.  He loves to support students on their journey of self discovery and empowerment.  

Dan’s journey of surrender has also led him to embrace his role as Director of ManCraft.  His vision is to build a strong community of men who live with clarity and purpose from the heart. 

Joel Sinclair
Joel Sinclair

Founder of Functional Conscious Living and an International Coaching Federation (ICF) ACTP Accredited Coach with decades of experience in Life and Relationship Coaching, Spiritual Teaching & Coaching, Public Speaking, Team Building, Workshops & Retreats, and working with the youth in many different capacities.

His grounded and real-world approach to spirituality and relationships will not only educate you for life, but assist you in having the relationships you dream of, and the life that you were meant to live.

Tru Guy Stefanowich
Tru Guy Stefanowich

Since High School, Tru (now 70) has pursued many vocations where he could be of service to others including: Child care worker, Community Youth Worker, Psycho-dramatic Bodywork, Kore Process Practitioner, Psycho-Spiritual Guide, Shiatsu Therapist, Public Speaker, Storyteller, Singer-Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Author and Composer. Besides his studies at two Universities, his ongoing exploration of Cultural Esoteric Spirituality, and a number of certifications in facilitating self-development for others, Tru’s diverse life has been organic and spontaneous in nature where his music alone has inspired many to understand and feel the essence of their heart.

Peter Tilma
Peter Tilma

An intuitive counsellor and spiritual teacher practicing since 1995. Peter uses his understanding of the soul and body connection to empower others to reach their personal, professional, and relationship goals. Peter’s unique guiding principals have been a core piece of what we practice here at MAN UP.

Walter Wirch
Walter Wirch

Walter is a compassionate entrepreneur deeply rooted in his First Nations heritage. His journey has taken him many places in the world as an international speaker, business coach, and facilitator, but has also delved into the realms of First Nations education. He resonates with authenticity, encouraging business owners to transcend their comfort zones. 

At the core of Walter’s essence are three sacred gifts: The gifts of encouragement, service, and vision. He generously shares those gifts, enriching the lives of those around him. Through initiatives like a Quarterly Men’s Breakfast group, Hearts Over Profit, and Orange Shirt Day Get Together, Walter cultivates spaces where community and value flourish.

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MAN UP Men's Group, Men's Ascension Network for Unlimited Potential.
Inviting, Supporting and Co-Creating Conscious Spiritual Evolution