Here are a few of the people you’ll likely meet at Apotheosis 3.0: Jungle Paradise
Jordan Bates is the Executive Director of HighExistence and Co-Founder of Apotheosis. He loves you. After studying English literature and philosophy in university, he moved to South Korea in 2013 to teach English, embarking on a nomadic journey that would lead him to 27 countries. In the process he became a writer, entrepreneur, facilitator, autodidact, and rapper, reaching millions of people with his words and ideas. He’s passionate about orchestrating meet-ups of students of life, and he’s deeply curious about how reality works, how to live well, and how to liberate all sentient creatures in existence.
Jon Brooks is the Creative Director at HighExistence. He loves to explore in his work an eclectic array of topics such as psychology, art, science, nutrition, Buddhism, Stoicism, transformation, productivity, psychedelic therapy, and relationships. In the first Apotheosis retreat, Jon led a trauma healing workshop where he discussed his own battles and recovery from PTSD and ran a group EMDR session. While Jon loves self-optimization, he believes that diving into the past and gaining ownership over our stories is one of the best ways to lead a flourishing life in the present and future.
Born and bred in the English countryside, Philippa is a corporate escapee, life explorer and breathwork facilitator. Her existential crisis led to a path of self exploration, deciding to quit normal life and break out of the ‘small brown box’ she found herself in to discover her true purpose. Living in Brazil was the perfect antidote to her western conditioning and provided the space to explore and train in Transformational Breath®, a style of therapeutic breathwork. She is the founder of Breathworks, a coach and retreat leader, and travels the world empowering people to use conscious breathing techniques to achieve their greatest potential.
Eric Brown is the Content + Operations Ninja at HighExistence and Apotheosis. Existing at the intersection of psychonautics, sovereignty, and cryptographically secure protocols — his energy is focused on maximizing individual awakening and collective wellbeing. He spent some time launching and building tech startups, but now focuses his time on adding value to people with powerful ideas. Deeply interested in fasting, neurogenesis, liquid democracy, and blockchain nations. Outside of spreading ideas, he creates sound journeys through deep bass music designed to let people process their shadow in a unique and constructive manner.
Originally from Florida, USA, Adam Rice has been teaching Vinyasa flow yoga since 1999. A former Junior Olympic athlete, entrepreneur and adventurer, Adam discovered the power that yoga has to restore his balance and reconnect him with his inner strength. In addition to his teaching, Adam has dedicated his life to helping others. He is the founder of Yoga Kids Uganda, a program to integrate yoga into trauma therapy programs for the child soldiers of the Ugandan civil war, and Travel with a Purpose, which takes yoga students to places like India to volunteer in orphanages. He is a Legacy Ambassador for Lululemon Athletica, a Senior Teacher at Spirit Yoga Berlin, and offers workshops and retreats around the world.
Cell phone: Samsung
Coffee cup: Reusable
Social media: Facebook
It’s too bad that listing our favourite brands and products doesn’t constitute a viable bio; for many of us, this would make it much simpler to describe our perceived version of self. My name is Connor Hensel, and I was born on an island in the Pacific Northwest, where I live today and pursue a degree in digital media studies. Text is my preferred medium, and much of my focus goes to issues related to communication in modern digital network society, such as connecting with self or with others, discerning best practices for using technology, weathering the whirlwind media landscape, understanding cultural identity, and everything else in the realm of media, culture, and society that captures my attention and sparks imagination. Part of my motivation to join you all at Apotheosis is to continue liberating my mind from the shackles of self-limiting beliefs, to unlearn the toxic idea I withheld for years that I was not a person of artistic value, and to gain inspiration for seeking a life and career characterized by creative endeavours that add value to this world we share.
River is a nonbinary/genderqueer wannabe cowboi who just moved to East Hollywood where they live with their husband and two cats, Andy and April. They love effective altruism, animals, being outdoors, comedy, philosophy, western wear, psychedelia, eating vegan grub, art, travel, and talking to folks about how to craft a meaningful life.