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Level 1 for Men

The ART of the Authentic Man - Level 1 for Men


Do you want to show up in the world as a conscious, integrated, empowered man?

Are you ready to go deep into your unconscious self – your shadows, patterns, and stories – in service of deep healing and living life from your heart?

Do you want to connect with women in profoundly intimate, trustable, soulful ways, and build relationships with people that are built on transparency, integrity, and responsibility? 

Welcome to

The ART of the Authentic Man - Level 1 for Men

Communication, Integrity, Equanimity

This special edition of the Level 1 goes far above and beyond the regular Level 1 course to provide a transformational experience that expands well beyond the foundational skills and tools of our introductory course, and includes teachings and exercises tailor-made just for this training. 

Unlike the regular Level 1, the ART of the Authentic Man – Level 1 for Men is capped at just 8 participants to provide extra attention and support, and is led by our most experienced Course Leaders with particular training and expertise in men’s work, leadership training, and authentic relating.

The ART of the Authentic Man - Course Description

The groundbreaking practice of authentic relating has been spreading around the world, touching the lives of people from all walks of life and transforming relationships wherever people share time and space. 
The ART of the Authentic Man – Level 1 for Men brings together the most powerful and immediately applicable tools, skills, and exercises in the practice of authentic relating to produce a profoundly transformational immersive experience specifically tailored for men navigating today’s world. 
Whether you are just beginning the journey of becoming a conscious man or have years of practice behind you, the ART of the Authentic Man is designed for everyone no matter where you are along your developmental trajectory. The tools and skills you will learn in this course have a long and proven lineage of extraordinary potency in all social dynamics that men in the modern world find themselves.
Led by Course Leaders with many years of experience and training in the embodiment of the conscious masculine, the course guides participants through a curriculum that emphasizes embodied and experiential learning. 

The ART of the Authentic Man – Level 1 for Men is limited to only eight men to provide high-touch, personalized attention and guidance for each participant.

As a graduate of The ART of the Authentic Man course, you will leave with:

  • A greater awareness of and attunement to the relational space, and tools and skills to make it strong, trustable, and inclusive
  • The ability to create a safe space for you and others to be vulnerable, revealed, and deeply seen and heard
  • A complete set of conversational frameworks and resources to guide interactions to deeper layers and more honest, real experiences of intimate connection – with women, partners, everyone
  • An embodied awareness of balance in relationship, and how to be in both the dignity of speaking your truth and using your voice, and in the humility of being fully with others and listening for their core values, needs, wants, and preferences
  • A powerful set of tools to navigate all experiences of conflict or tension that reframe conflict as an opportunity for healing, wholeness, and empathy
  • Access to genuine, child-like curiosity for yourself, others, and the relational space itself, learning how to find the treasures that delight and nourish throughout the journey of conscious relating
  • A deeply bonding experience of working with other men, all brought together by the desire to become ever more conscious and awake in relationship and connection
“The Level 1 course has changed my entire view of my identity in a matter of two days. All the masks I used to wear have been stripped away and I have found myself for what feels like the first time. My heart feels so open to accept everyone in my life without judgment. I have found brothers and sisters who see me for who I am. I never thought I could feel so connected, so free, so alive! My life has completely changed.”
- Nick
“It was one of the most powerful workshops and it was exactly what my life required. I've been putting the practices into my life and watching it show up almost everyday. It's incredible. The work is like a key that is unlocking my life and allowing me to blow my blockages that I've tripped over for years. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
- Luke
"I feel so heart activated and more open to understanding how to show empathy. I feel more confident in showing up for myself as far as getting my needs met and not being scared to want to communicate them. That's huge for me as I have always felt misunderstood in communicating myself to others. The tools I've gained will be my most valuable asset going forward in life. I cannot thank you enough."
- anonymous
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The ART of the Authentic Man - Level 1 for Men

Using Zoom as our online workshop platform, expert Course Leaders guide you through a thoroughly tested and proven sequence of exercises designed to teach you the most powerful tools to create and deepen connection in all your relationships, with facilitated group conversation after each exercise to ensure maximum learning. We’ve constructed the exercises to ensure that the foundational skills of Authentic Relating are most efficiently and effectively absorbed by participants, no matter their level of prior experience or training. 

The ART of the Authentic Man – Level 1 for Men includes:

  • Six 3-hour sessions offered once per week on a weekday evening, for six weeks in a row
  • Access to ART’s authentic relating and relationship Resource Library
  • A private chat room just for staff and participants to ask questions, share experiences, or get support
  • Multiple time zones to accommodate all geographic locations

The ART of the Authentic Man - Level 1 for Men

START DATEMARCH 24, 2021 (6 weeks/6 sessions) 
>>> Conducive to US, Canada, The Americas, UK and EU time zones (check yours here)
  • Course Schedule: Wednesdays, 10am-1pm US Mountain Standard Time / 6-9pm Central European Time
    • Session Dates: March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Course Duration: 6 weeks/6 sessions
  • Led by  ART Co-founder and Senior Course Leader Ryel Kestano & Course Leader Rick William
  • Cost: $1,295

You can find more information about our facilitators here

Course Leaders

Ryel Kestano

Ryel is the lead designer of ART’s curriculum, develops the company’s long-range growth strategy, and is a Senior Course Leader. Prior to co-founding ART International, Ryel oversaw all training operations at the Integral Center in Boulder, a world-renowned leader in transformational workshops. He has been a course leader, course supervisor, facilitator and coach since discovering authentic relating several years ago. Ryel is also the co-founder and visionary behind Virtuance, one of the largest providers of real estate photography in the world, and the co-founder and visionary behind Pink Mammoth, one of the Bay Area’s largest and most successful creative arts collectives. Ryel has four very authentic kids and lives in Boulder.

Rick William

Rick facilitates transformational experiences for leading men. He’s spent the past 10 years exploring personal and spiritual growth. His passion and speciality is in helping men find real purpose, meaning and connection in their lives. He is trained as a Trauma Informed Coach, Breathwork facilitator and in Somatic Experiencing. Since discovering and immersing himself in the practice of ART he aspires to touch the more people with authentic relating, so that this vital work in human connection can be integrated into the lives of all. He now lives in Costa Rica, and shares his work worldwide.


Please note that we ask all participants to join each session via audio and video, so please ensure that you have the necessary internet bandwidth to participate fully. We kindly ask that you sort out any technical issues in advance, as to limit disruption to the group experience. We also ask that you check your time zone in advance to make sure that you have the correct days and times for the course calls. As our courses have limited spots available, we will not be able to offer any refunds or course transfers due to technical/internet connectivity issues or incorrect time zone calculations.

The ART of the Authentic Man – Level 1 for Men


IMPORTANT NOTE: All payments are processed in USD. Local currencies are listed for reference, based on exchange rates at the time the course was posted.


Additional information

Location & Date

Start Date: March 24 – Wed MST/CET ($1,295)

Payment plans available

To reserve your seat and arrange a payment plan (3 payments of $477), email us at info@authenticrelatingtraining.com.

Five percent of all ART International profits are donated to Realness Project (RP), ART International’s sister organization and 501(c)3 nonprofit, bringing authentic relating training to jails, prisons and schools. ​

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