Level 3
The ART of Leadership

Crestone, San Luis Valley, Colorado

Level 3: The ART of Leadership

Crestone, san luis valley, colorado

June 21 - 28, 2023

An 8-day deep dive into human consciousness, providing the insights and skills to lead and facilitate transformation in groups, organizations, and communities.

The ART of Leadership is designed for graduates of our Level 1 and 2 courses to vastly deepen and broaden their authentic relating practice in all aspects of their lives, and to empower participants to become relational leaders and embodied catalysts of cultural transformation.

We believe that this week-long program is the most efficient, powerful, and sustainably transformational authentic relating leadership training anywhere in the world. We’ve combined and sequenced the most cutting edge training tools and practices to provide participants with a training process that is rigorous, challenging, empowering, and full of joy and sense of community.

Led by our most Senior Course Leaders along with a team of mentors sourced from our Level 4 Certification program, the Level 3 course prepares participants for authentic leadership in all aspects of both their personal and professional lives. 

2021 CoLORADO, Level 3

Participants can expect the following experiences and outcomes from The ART of Leadership training program:

  • The practice of authentic relating at the embodied level – the equivalent of speaking a language or playing an instrument without thinking about it, letting go of the structures that were necessary early on and learning to flow freely with the practice
  • Depths of self-awareness and insight – the ability to both identify and articulate personal experience in real time, and to track previously unconscious patterns, habits, projections, and stories
  • A set of powerful tools and practices to take out into the world and create contexts of human connection in all social domains, and enroll people into those contexts.
  • A clear sense of purpose and mission in the world – we leverage the group field to reflect the essential values of each participant through the means of expertly facilitated practices
  • Expanded capacity and newfound ability to facilitate groups toward coherence and trust, and to name the un-named in service of cultivating a shared perspective
  • A profound journey of living, breathing, and dreaming authentic relating with other staff and participants for five intense days of practice

Participants will have multiple opportunities to step into leadership and facilitation during the course, with rigorous guidance and feedback from Course Leaders, mentors, and other participants. If there are any blind spots, distorted frames of thinking, or limiting beliefs, we will lovingly sniff them out and work together to create a new context of empowered leadership.


ART Level 3 Leadership Course led by Senior Course Leaders Dayna Seraye and Rick Smith, and Lead Mentor, Natasha Figueroa. Read more about Dayna, Rick and Natasha here.

  • Beautiful accommodations nestled in the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountains of southern Colorado
  • Welcome day before the course (June 21) and Integration day after the course (June 28)
  • Seven days of transformation, experiential learning, conscious community, and deep, soulful relational work
  • Local, sustainable, and/or organic whole foods from farms the San Luis Valley and the Rocky Mountain region prepared 3x daily (with snacks, coffee & tea)
  • Access to the beautiful grounds and land surrounding the retreat center
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The Venue

Blazing Mountain is located in a rugged part of Colorado and provides a contemplative and quiet space for undisturbed and undistracted spiritual exploration. With clean and simple rooms, a kitchen dedicated to serving nutritious and sustainable meals, and a remote setting, it’s the ideal location for those looking to deepen their connection to themselves and to our shared world.

The area is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts with hiking, mountain biking, climbing, horseback riding, hot springs and the Great Sand Dunes Park and Preserve all nearby.

Check out their website for more information on this gorgeous alpine desert. We are so looking forward to gathering there for The ART of Leadership in July!

Accommodations & Shared Spaces

For The ART of Leadership Level 3 course, our retreat center will be in Crestone, a culture and arts town in San Luis Valley known as a “place of the heart.” For thousands of years people of the Pueblo, Ute and Navajo tribes inhabited the land and recognized it as a uniquely rich place for spiritual growth and healing.

The Residence Hall is designed to provide inviting and practical accommodations at Blazing Mountain Retreat Center. Located just 200 yards from the Main Hall, you can enjoy easy access to retreat activities and dining. Their rooms range from single and double rooms with private baths to dorm-style accommodations.

Enjoy gorgeous sunset views to the West from their main covered patio on the second level. The southern covered landing has excellent views of Mt. Blanca, the Sange de Cristo mountain range, and the San Luis Valley.

The Meditation Hall

The town of Crestone is the arts & cultural center of the area. In 2014, the town received grant funds from the State of Colorado to work towards becoming one of the state’s official Creative Districts. Crestone is home to a handful of restaurants, a mercantile, natural grocery store, gas station, galleries, a charter school, and a campus of Colorado College. The longstanding Crestone Music Festival is well-known and its 4th of July parade and festivities bring people from all over. The area is known for alternative building and sustainable living, including food production with several organic growers.

Enjoy the Crestone!

With the intention to uphold the ancient respect for the land, in 1978 the Manitou Foundation acquired large tracts in the Crestone area to create a place of spiritual retreat where many wisdom traditions could be preserved and shared. Today, the Crestone area is home to more than 20 spiritual centers and landmarks. A culture and arts hub, today Crestone is home to the longstanding Crestone Music Festival. The area is known for alternative building and sustainable living, including food production with several organic growers.

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 you 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.

The ART Leadership Community

As a graduate of The ART of Leadership program, you will be joining hundreds of fellow Level 3 graduates around the world – a beautiful, tight-knit, conscious and relational network of humans dedicated to living the work in their lives and gifts. You will also emerge out of your Level 3 program profoundly enriched with new and meaningful friendships and connections with your fellow participants. Level 3 cohorts of the past have stayed in touch for years (and counting) after their program ended. 

Course Fee:

EARLY BIRD ~ ***Sold Out***

  • Shared Room: $2850
  • Single Room: $3050
  • Level 3 Grad: $300 discount on above prices


  • Shared Room: $3150
  • Single Room: $3350 
  • Level 3 Grads: $300 discount on above prices

*All prices listed are per person.

*Please note that there are limited shared rooms available. 

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Submit your application for the Level 3 Leadership course

Please note that acceptance into the Leadership Course is by application only, and at this time, is open solely to ART Level 1 graduates.

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, we can explore whether this program is a good fit for you. We look forward to connecting with you!

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