Level 3: The ART of Leadership

MANITOU SPRINGS, COLORADO

December 4 - 10, 2019

SunMountain Center

Nestled near the base of Pikes Peak and adjacent to the majestic Garden of the Gods Park, the SunMountain Center is a creative sanctuary for wellness and serenity. Steeped in history and local lore, what makes this property so unique and compelling is that it was designed in Elizabethan style in 1913 and built with wood, stucco and red stone indigenous to the area.

With miles of rustic walking and meditation trails and an on-site organic farm, the world-class urban farm property provides inspiration through nature, art, and locally sourced cuisine. A world away from the hustle and bustle of city living, Manitou Springs’ SunMountain is the perfect retooling and refueling escape. 

The six acres of terraced gardens, with stunning views of the surrounding mountains, are home to chickens, geese, and rabbits as well as Jezebel the resident pig! Participants will be staying in uniquely decorated and appointed rooms, and will have a wholesome, nutritious vegetarian breakfast with a gourmet lunch and dinner prepared by the in-house chef, featuring ingredients from the onsite urban farm.

Participants may also partake in activities such as touring the land, on-site yoga, venturing into the historic city of Manitou Springs, horseback riding in the Garden of the Gods, taking a tour of the local Mineral Hot Springs, escaping to our neighboring SunWater Spa for a blissful soak in the Hot Mineral Tubs, as well as many other enticing endeavors.

The six acres of terraced gardens, with stunning views of the surrounding mountains, are home to chickens, geese, and rabbits as well as Jezebel the resident pig! Participants will be staying in uniquely decorated and appointed rooms, and will have a wholesome, nutritious vegetarian breakfast with a gourmet lunch and dinner prepared by the in-house chef, featuring ingredients from the onsite urban farm.

Participants may also partake in activities such as touring the land, on-site yoga, venturing into the historic city of Manitou Springs, horseback riding in the Garden of the Gods, taking a tour of the local Mineral Hot Springs, escaping to our neighboring SunWater Spa for a blissful soak in the Hot Mineral Tubs, as well as many other enticing endeavors.

The six acres of terraced gardens, with stunning views of the surrounding mountains, are home to chickens, geese, and rabbits as well as Jezebel the resident pig! Participants will be staying in uniquely decorated and appointed rooms, and will have a wholesome, nutritious vegetarian breakfast with a gourmet lunch and dinner prepared by the in-house chef, featuring ingredients from the onsite urban farm.

Participants may also partake in activities such as touring the land, on-site yoga, venturing into the historic city of Manitou Springs, horseback riding in the Garden of the Gods, taking a tour of the local Mineral Hot Springs, escaping to our neighboring SunWater Spa for a blissful soak in the Hot Mineral Tubs, as well as many other enticing endeavors.

INCLUDED IN THE COST
OF THE PROGRAM:

  • ART Level 3 Leadership Course led by ART co-founders Ryel Kestano and Jason Digges

  • Welcome day before the course

  • Integration day after the course

  • Gorgeous accommodations in restored historic buildings

  • Home-made vegetarian meals prepared 3x daily by a professional chef with ingredients from the onsite farm

  • A pass to SunWater, the connected hot springs resort

  • A group of amazing humans to journey with!

Course Details

By Application Only

To create the most potent group field, we ask that all interested prospective participants go through the application process so that we can get a better sense of where you are in your leadership path and carefully determine if the Level 3 course is a good fit for yo and for the group as a whole.  

Ongoing Participant Contact

Part of the context of the Level 3 course is to support graduates in sharing the authentic relating practice and its constituent tools and skills with a wider audience. As such, we are committed to providing extensive support to help establish the resources and infrastructure our graduates may need to create the vehicles by which the practice can spread.

Course Leader Track

ART is rapidly growing and we are always seeking qualified Course Leaders, and anticipate identifying candidates for future course leadership from the pool of Level 3 graduates. For those graduates who may be interested in pursuing a track towards ART and ART-related course leadership, this is the course for you.

Course Fee:

EARLY BIRD ~ (paid in full by August 30)

Shared room (double): $2,145

Private room: $2,945

FULL PRICE ~ (beginning September 1)

Shared room (double): $2,345

Private room: $3,145

Five percent of all ART Level 1, 2 and 3 course profits are donated to Authentic Relating International, ART International’s sister organization and 501(c)3 nonprofit, bringing authentic relating training to jails, prisons and schools.

Application Process

Please note that acceptance into the Leadership Course is by application only, and at this time, is open solely to graduates of our Level 1 course. (Here’s more information on our Level 1 and Level 2 courses.)

Submit your application now for 2019 Level 3 Leadership courses!

Schedule an Exploratory Call with an ART Facilitator

Schedule an Exploratory Call with an ART Facilitator If you aren’t quite sure that you’re ready to apply or you just have some questions and want to learn a little more about the program, this is a great place to start! Fill out this short form to express interest in the program and one of our course leaders will be in touch with you soon, Together, you can explore whether this program is a good fit for you. We look forward to connecting with you!