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Being Present for Your Future

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Michael Perman
Jeff Hamaoui
Chip Conley
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Being Present for Your Future
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Michael Perman
Jeff Hamaoui
Chip Conley

When we are more present, the future becomes illuminated, and guides our path in ways that transcend self-doubt and satisfy our cravings for what’s next. Join Jeff Hamaoui and Michael Perman for a sensory-enlightening experience that will enable you to transition from your liminal state into a clear and vibrant vision of your future path.

  • Activate new neural pathways in a unique sensory-immersion experience.
  • Learn how to be more present and comfortable with future thinking.
  • Identify the potential future scenarios with which your life will intersect.
  • Reflect on the meaning of the times in your life when you were most perceptive.
  • Create “Curious Clues” based on a heightened sense of intuition and awareness.
  • Collaborate and “road test” your ideas with fellow explorers.
  • Generate a final “innovation quest” statement to clarify what and how you will explore as you become more energized, confident, and present in your future.

* BONUS: Chip will be on campus to lead the first two days before the amazing Jeff Hamaoui joins Michael for the week. *

Your Workshop Leader

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Michael Perman
Michael Perman

Michael Perman is a professional futurist and CEO of the innovation consortium C'EST WHAT?, LLC. Michael’s latest book, CRAVING THE FUTURE is the foundation for his workshops that enable people to transform their deepest desires into new realities.

Jeff Hamaoui
Jeff Hamaoui

MEA co-founder and poetic Chief Education Officer Jeff Hamaoui is a gentle and empathic facilitator, business innovation veteran, and community builder who’s taught sustainability courses at Wharton, Berkeley, and Stanford.

Chip Conley
Chip Conley

Chip Conley is a hospitality entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, and the CEO and co-founder of MEA. His book, Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder, is the foundation for MEA’s curriculum.

Is this workshop for YOU? Probably!

This program has been designed from the ground up to be relevant at any age, and to welcome all people of all genders, races, identities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We rise together. It will be particularly valuable for those who are navigating an important transition in their life that feels like it’s become protracted. Come prepared to be propelled.

Are you curious about what’s next in life? Being Present for Your Future is designed for people who want to move into the vibrant state of “new realities” and satisfy their deepest desires. This program is relevant for many regenerative paths. What’s most meaningful to you: career, creativity, social justice, philanthropy, wellness or something else?

Our MEA Core Curriculum

When making your workshop selection, trust you can’t go wrong as up to 70% of the content we deliver is consistent in each workshop, designed to help you reframe aging, break through life obstacles, tap into your deeper life purpose, and craft actionable takeaways based in a newfound, growth mindset.

Our work is structured with three takeaways in mind:

  1. Hacks: practical tools that you can practice while you are here.
  2. Habits: longer term practices that can impact your daily life.
  3. Practices: a point of inflection and reflection to support your ongoing journey. Shift your mindset as we provide you with: the space to ask great questions, the inspiration to think differently, the time to reflect and the resources to support your path.

Guest faculty then bring their unique content and experience to each week led by MEA staff.

Themed weeklong workshops are grounded in four primary pillars based upon collaboration with academics and prestigious institutions like Stanford, UC Berkeley, Harvard, and Yale:

  • Reframing Aging: highlighting what gets better as we get older
  • Mindset: helping midlifers move from a fixed to a growth mindset in life
  • Transitions: providing tools to help people navigate their midlife transitions
  • Regeneration: introducing MEA’s four principles for living a life of renewal

Workshop Agenda & Flow

We’ve carefully and intentionally designed your days on campus to facilitate the best possible experience and maximize your investment into YOU! Here’s what a typical day looks like. Please note this itinerary could vary and your week is immersive and intensive so please leave the office at home. All times are Mexican Pacific Standard Time.

  • Breakfast 7 AM - 8 AM
  • Mindfulness Practice 7:30 AM - 8 AM
  • Workshop Sessions 10 AM - 1 PM
  • Lunch and Break 1 PM - 3 PM
  • Workshop Sessions 3 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Dinner 6:30/7:00 PM

We also allow space and signups for massage sessions, a shaman session and surf lessons. You’ll be guided to the process on how to reserve your spot once on campus.

Getting Here

To help you plan your trip please arrive at the Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) by 4 PM on the start date of your workshop and depart anytime on the last date. Our amazing Hospitality Team will coordinate your ground transportation on your behalf.

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Many of us hold clues to how our future may unfold and what we crave in our lives, but we are often too judgmental or lack the curiosity to explore them. Join us for a creative week of sensory immersion and dynamic exploration that will empower you to Be Present for Your Future.
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Baja Workshops Experience

Many participants find that the greatest gift they get from their workshop experience is the time and space to focus on their own personal and career development. At MEA, we do everything we can to create that priceless sense of spaciousness. Our workshops are thoughtfully-paced and all-inclusive, so you can focus on learning, exploring, and connecting with your cohort.

Curriculum

Learning is the glue that drives our engagement in purpose, community, and our evolving wellbeing. Committing to learning for life is a commitment to staying healthier, continuing to grow and have an open mindset, and thriving as a human being. Instead of “lifelong learning”, think of it as “long life learning,” creating a life that is as deep and meaningful as it is long.

Our core curriculum is based on elements in founder Chip Conley’s book, “Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder”, but each workshop has its own unique set of topics, exercises, and discussions. Some people have called MEA “a lovely container for life-changing conversations.”

Themed weeklong workshops are grounded in four primary pillars based upon collaboration with academics and prestigious institutions like Stanford, UC Berkeley, Harvard, and Yale:

  1. Reframing Aging: highlighting what gets better as we get older
  2. Mindset: helping midlifers move from a fixed to a growth mindset in life
  3. Transitions: providing tools to help people navigate their midlife transitions
  4. Regeneration: introducing MEA’s four principles for living a life of renewal

Classroom & Cohorts

The entire MEA campus is our classroom (and the beach, the farmland, the desert, the tropical forests, and the mountains). The lion’s share of our “classroom” time together is spent in a bright, airy room, next to a courtyard full of bougainvilleas with comfortable seating for breakout conversations. It’s an indoor-outdoor experience especially with the welcoming nearby organic garden.

As for cohorts, we believe that wisdom isn’t taught—it’s shared. And this belief influences how we curate our cohorts. Some of the most profound learning you may experience might just happen during a stroll down the beach with someone who lives halfway around the world from you. Meeting an incredible, diverse group of people is one of the great pleasures of attending MEA. Cohorts average around 18-24 people, from all walks of life, brought together by a common desire to learn and stretch themselves in midlife and beyond.

Location

MEA is located right on the beach in El Pescadero, a farming and fishing village near the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, just a short drive away from the “Pueblo Magico” Todos Santos. Here, the waves meet the desert and the mountains, and the night sky is so clear and dark, you can see the Milky Way. Come at the right time of year, and you may even see baby sea turtles making their way to the ocean, or the Humpbacks playing just offshore. While rural, the area has become increasingly popular for Americans and Canadians who’ve chosen to relocate here so there’s a growing collection of creative expats in the neighborhood.

Rooms & Groups

The rooms and grounds of our beachfront campus were designed by a team led by Oren Bronstein, Chip Conley’s longtime design collaborator. We have three pools (one of them a 25-yard lap pool) and two hot tubs, two steam rooms, massage rooms, an oceanfront yoga platform, a movement studio, library, organic garden, bocce ball court, and lots of comfortable seating nooks for relaxing, reflecting, and chatting. The number one comment we hear is that there’s always something new and beautiful to discover on the campus.

So do boutique accommodations and learning belong together? Think of it this way: When you’ve had a moment to exhale, and your shoulders begin to relax, you’ll understand what a beautiful setting can do for your state of mind.

Food & Beverage

This area attracts chefs from all over the world to explore “la costa del sabor” (the coast of flavor). The culinary tradition in the Todos Santos/El Pescadero area is well-known as there are few places in the world that have more celebrated restaurants per capita than our location. Most people who move to the area say that the culinary scene is part of the reason they chose to make this home.

Chef Tony Peralta sources fresh, local ingredients to bring the best flavors of Mexico and beyond to our plates each day. Almost all of our produce comes from our organic garden. Our cuisine leans toward healthy, but that certainly doesn’t preclude a few delicious indulgences. (Plus the occasional margarita if you choose to imbibe.) All meals are included in the cost of the workshop.

Other Experiences

Our cohorts venture far beyond the classroom, but if we were to describe every activity we enjoy together, new students would miss out on one of the best things MEA has to offer: Surprise. In a world where most of our days are scheduled and predictable, there’s a certain joy that comes from doing the unexpected. We know it might feel weird, this state of not knowing the entire schedule, but our guest satisfaction scores - which are at the 99th percentile compared to comparable businesses - tell us we’re on the right track.

Alumni Network

After attending MEA, you'll become part of a dynamic network of people from all over the world. We have 26 regional chapters as well as a Corazon subscription program for those who want to go deeper in their learning after graduating. Our alumni have the opportunity to meet regularly, both virtually and in person. Small group and larger town hall meetings keep everyone connected and engaged and there’s a weekly newsletter keeping everyone abreast of what’s new in the MEA world.

If you’re interested in learning more about our community, visit the MEA Facebook group. When prompted, please answer the three simple questions designed to keep the group filled with engaged folks, and you’ll be automatically accepted. Additionally, you might also check out co-founder Chip Conley’s daily blog Wisdom Well which is quite popular with alums.

What's Included

Tuition is $5500 for a private room or $4000 for shared accomodations. You may also apply for financial aid during the application process. 7% lodging taxes and $100 service fee will be added to your final invoice.

Our goal is to help you feel supported and open to new possibilities during your stay here. We’ll take good care of you, so you can take good care of yourself. Tuition includes:

  • Ground transport to and from SJD airport
  • Upscale room accommodation
  • Three meals per day — fresh, locally-sourced and largely organic with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, adult beverages (alcohol)
  • Curriculum and 160-page workbook
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Off-campus explorations
  • A few festive parties

Available offerings not included in cost of tuition: massage, shamanic sessions, Reiki, surf lessons, and more.

We are committed to nurturing our environment, our community, our staff, and you. Stewardship of this beautiful place is lovingly baked into everything we do and there are opportunities to give back while in attendance, if you feel compelled.

Envisioning yourself in a workshop, but have questions?

Set up a call with our admissions team so we can help you through the process.

Consider it an investment in your future.

MEA tuition is $5,500 per person for a private room, or $4,000 per person for a shared room. Full-tuition attendees must deposit 50% upon application, with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Please note: beginning January 2023, a 7% tax and $100 service fee will be added to your final invoice.

MEA workshops offer a unique, educational and experientially-dense program with world class teachers and a community of like-minded travelers. Our idyllic oceanfront campus provides a rich container for deep learning in an intimate cohort setting. Thus, cancellations impact MEA unlike other travel destinations. And, we do understand that we’re living in a new world when it comes to COVID-19 and travel. So, if you must cancel, we will do our very best to fill your spot in a workshop. See our policy under Payments and Cancellations.

We know that our entire society is made stronger when everyone has the opportunity to learn, participate, and grow, regardless of economic status. To support diverse learning we are committed to having a portion of our workshop participants receive an award. We offer two levels of financial aid on a need-aware basis.

The financial aid request is included in the workshop application form. Please be aware that we have more requests for aid than we have available.

Applying for full tuition is the only way to guarantee you’ll be accepted into your preferred workshop.

Applications requesting financial aid will be in a shared room with another participant of the same gender. Our Gold level will be placed on an upgrade list for a private room should one be available. This is not guaranteed. Exceptions for specific medical or personal conditions may be considered.

  • Gold: $1,250 award (Participants are responsible for $2750 tuition.)
  • Platinum: $2,500 award (Participants are responsible for $1500 tuition.)
  • Please note: beginning January 2023, a 7% tax and $100 service fee will be added to your final invoice.

We will announce Gold-level awards or offer alternatives within 5 business days of application submission. We will announce Platinum-level awards no more than 5 weeks before the requested workshop start date.

Once accepted, full payment is due within 5 business days. Failure to complete payment within this time will result in your award and application being canceled. 

Deposit and Tuition Payment Policy

For full-tuition students, a 50% deposit is due at the time of your application. Your acceptance will be confirmed within 3-5 business days. If we’re unable to confirm acceptance, your deposit will be automatically refunded. The balance is due 30 days before the start of your workshop. 

Financial aid applicants will be notified of acceptance either within 3-5 business days for Gold Award level or within five weeks prior to the start of the workshop for Platinum Award level. The remainder of tuition is due in full within five business days of the award notification.

Our Refund Policy

As you read through our policies, please note we highly recommend purchasing Allianz travel insurance to cover unforeseen illness, travel complications, flight interruptions, and other emergencies. You can also get multiple quotes from Square Mouth.

Our 24-Hour Cancel Policy

Planning a trip to Mexico can be complicated. Rest assured you can cancel your workshop application and request a full refund of your deposit payment within 24 hours with no penalty. 

Other Cancellation/Credit Requests

In the unlikely event MEA must cancel a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances, you will receive a full refund. 

For participants needing to cancel after our 24-hour grace period, our policy is as follows:

30 Days or More Prior to Your Workshop Start Date

MEA understands life events can pop up, making traveling to your planned workshop not possible. Should you need to cancel your attendance to your planned workshop, MEA will provide a 1-time credit to move you to a new workshop within 3 months of the original workshop start date, based upon availability. There will be a $125 change fee added to your final invoice.

Should you not be able to attend one of the offered workshops or there is no remaining availability to move you, MEA will provide a refund minus a 5% administrative fee.

Less than 30 Days Prior to Your Workshop

Your deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect you from unforeseen circumstances that may prevent you from attending for any reason including, but not limited to illness, travel interruptions, family emergencies, etc.

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