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A school dedicated to helping you navigate midlife and beyond.

Your wisdom and experience have never been more needed or important. We offer the tools to help you navigate your next chapter.

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Introduction to MEA

MEA is on a mission to reframe midlife from a crisis to a calling. Our purpose is to help you find a renewed sense of purpose.

Midlife is a time when things start to shift and change. And any moment of change brings an opportunity for reinvention and revitalization. What do you truly want out of your career and your life?

Ask deep questions and find great answers on a sun-drenched stretch of the Pacific, far away from your day-to-day. Here, with the gifts of time, space, and a cohort of other curious learners by your side, we’ll dig into our challenges together, and discover what’s possible.

Simply put, MEA changed my life, not in an intellectual way, but in an emotional way.
Douglas Tsoi

Douglas Tsoi

Founder, School of Financial Freedom
Thank you again for the opportunity to participate in MEA. It was the best gift in my adult life.
Carol Spangler

Carol Spangler

Entrepreneur
MEA is more than just a breathtaking destination or the latest trend in the longevity market.
Bill Apablasa

Bill Apablasa

Co-founder of Oxygen Buzz
MEA was the most radically transformative journey I've ever embarked on!
Irene Edwards

Irene Edwards

Media and Communications Executive
I hope each of you have the opportunity to experience the online course.
Eddie Dobbins

Eddie Dobbins

Dream Coach
Highly recommend to anyone interested in exploring the roles they play in the world.
Tina Seelig

Tina Seelig

Professor, Stanford University
Highly recommended for anyone wanting to live a richer life as they age!
Upkar Arora

Upkar Arora

CEO Rally
I learned more in my week with you all than my 2 years in school!
Linda Gold

Linda Gold

CEO of M3iworks
My MEA experience was life-changing. It wove a sense of peace into my life that still remains.
Ken Page

Ken Page

Psychotherapist
MEA is a beacon for the soul, seeking renewal and inspiration for the next phases of life.
Shilpa Sankaran

Shilpa Sankaran

Entrepreneur
After my stay at Modern Elder Academy, I left a more evolved and rested person.
Jeff Tidwell

Jeff Tidwell

CEO, Next For Me
I became a part of a community focused on mindful aging and embracing the beauty of liminality!
Wanda Whitaker

Wanda Whitaker

Visionary Artist

Educational Programs

Welcome to the world’s first “midlife wisdom school” dedicated to long-life learning. With over 3,000+ alumni from 40 countries and 26 regional chapters worldwide, this is a global movement of curious and wise mid-lifers. Our programs help you invest in your sense of purpose, wellness, and community.

Net Promoter Score
3,000+ Alumni
Educational Programs
Baja Workshops

Baja Workshops

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Baja Workshops

At our beautiful beachfront campus you can attend a 7-day program for a deeper exploration of our core curriculum and added wisdom from our guest teachers. Or enjoy a 5-day Mastery Week that offers key curriculum elements with a greater focus on our guest faculty's expertise.

Financial Aid Available
MEA Online

MEA Online

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MEA Online

MEA Online offers a unique kind of “digital intimacy” that accelerates your learning and growth with greater impact. These 5-day and 6 to 8-week programs focus on becoming more purposeful in your everyday life with high-energy live events, weekly videos, community conversations and reflection tools.

Financial Aid Available
re·fresh

re·fresh

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re·fresh

re·fresh emerged during the pandemic as an alternative to our highly-curated workshops. re·fresh offers time to reflect and restore, work as a digital nomad, and tap into our “best of MEA” programming on your schedule. Come for a break, stay for the community.

Financial Aid Available
Mar 4
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Mar 9, 2024
Baja Workshops
Mar 11
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Mar 16, 2024
Baja Workshops

Which program is right for me?

Baja Workshops

5- or 7-day cohort weeks explore our core curriculum with guest faculty bringing expertise in all areas of work and life.

MEA Online

Our 5-day and 6 to 8 week programs offer insight, connection, and community from the comfort of home. Explore Reframing Retirement, Purpose and Transitions.

re·fresh

Personal retreats of 1-week or more at our beautiful oceanfront campus offer community with lighter, optional programming.

Duration
5 - 7 days
5-days and 6 to 8 weeks
1 week +
Teaching Style
Structured
Structured
DIY
Location
Baja, Mexico
Online
Baja, Mexico
Financial Aid
Yes
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We offer two levels of financial aid: gold ($1,250) and platinum ($2,500). The request is embedded within the application for each workshop.
No
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We do not provide scholarships for our MEA Online course, however we do offer early bird discounts each semester.
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We do not provide scholarships for re·fresh, however we will be granting Activist in Residence awards in 2022.
Price Range
2023: $4,000 - $5,500
2024: $4,500 - $6,000*
$395 - $1,250
From $2500/week
Best Suited For
Best-suited for those seeking a catalyst for transformation in their lives and deeper connection with like-minded folks.
Meaningful for those seeking a deep experience from home and connection with a global community.
Perfect for someone who wants to combine a relaxing beach getaway with a light amount of learning and a big dose of community.
*After 2 years, we need to increase our Workshop fees a little.
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Upcoming Programs

Many of our students choose their experience based upon what works best for their schedule, whether it’s our in-person programs in Baja - Workshops and re·fresh - or participation in our Online Courses. Explore our calendar and find the program that's best for you.

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MEA Online

Navigating Midlife Transitions

A 6-week online course to navigate midlife’s most common transitions with confidence and a fresh perspective.

Application Deadline: 
Enrollment Closes: 
February 23, 2024
Applications Closed
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Baja Workshops

Sovereign Love: Cultivating a Sense of Interdependence in Our Relationships

Dene Logan Selkin

How do you nurture loving, healthy, authentic relationships while staying true to yourself as you live your soul’s journey? Welcome to Sovereign Love, a heartfelt workshop led by Dené Logan and uniquely designed to help you cultivate a sense of aliveness and expansion with your relationships while enhancing a deeper sense of interdependence.

Application Deadline: 
Enrollment Closes: 
February 18, 2024
Applications Closed
Enrollment Closed
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Mar 16, 2024
Baja Workshops

Learning to Love Midlife

Chip Conley

Just two months after Chip’s launch of “Learning to Love Midlife: 12 Reasons Why Life Gets Better With Age,” you can spend a week with him learning why the media has been so curious about this book. Sociologists suggest that midlife is a marathon that runs from 35-75, but none of us are issued a roadmap to understand and appreciate this life stage.

Application Deadline: 
Enrollment Closes: 
February 25, 2024
Applications Closed
Enrollment Closed
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“ MEA is on a mission to reframe midlife — from a crisis to a calling. We’re dedicated to helping you  discover and pursue yours. ”

— Becca R. Levy
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Regenerative Communities

An MEA Regen Community shifts mindsets about aging from leisure to cultivating purpose and connection. Intergenerational engagement is a core value—with opportunities to learn, grow, serve and work together. Our vision is to create a place that helps us to focus on the things we know help us to thrive as human beings: community, nature, and good living.

MEA in the Press

The curriculum is unlike probably any you’ve ever seen. Some classes deal with work and careers; others deal with the heart and soul.

[workers] learn to evolve out of past knowledge and past experience, and to become a vital, relevant part of the modern economy.

...everyone working past middle age needs to become a modern elder, sharing wisdom while embracing fresh ideas and ways of thinking.

MEA has created a perfect retreat from the busy world for intentional midlifers wanting to take a step back, regroup and repurpose.

Transformative travel is not just a game for the young...a mid-life trip may be the best antidote for the dreaded ‘mid-life crisis.’

While I have toyed with the idea of ‘we-tirement’ — I have no intention of ever living in a conventional retirement community.

Midlife is such a vulnerable time, filled with stressful transitions, yet there are no safety nets or rites of passage to guide us.

...celebrate the intelligence of aging. And why not do that surrounded by peace, beauty, wisdom and an añejo tequila in hand.

A beachfront sanctuary in Baja California Sur, Mexico, it’s a place where people can learn to navigate midlife transitions…

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Questions? Schedule a free call

Not sure which MEA program is the best fit for your needs?

With more than one program offering, we know you may have questions and invite you to schedule a call to explore your options….we’d love to help you select the right one.