Unlike anything you have likely experienced, our custom retreats combine beautiful, pristine nature with customized learning to create optimum conditions for lasting growth. Based on deep knowledge gained from ancient practices, combined with advances in neuro-psychology, ecology, mindfulness and systems thinking, we focus on creating the necessary conditions for real, lasting transformation.  Through the conditions listed below, the ground and soil of the heart are prepared, the seeds planted, and the environment just right to elicit growth, your growth, your breakthrough, your change.


Realizing at our core we are basically good. So many of us operate from hidden fears, and unconscious beliefs that somehow we are not good enough. Through the use of our assessments and well trained guides, we help you understand the beliefs, behaviors and perceptions that most hold you back.

Proven, Authentic Learning

Our programs are based on long term study with many of the great institutions and masters including Purdue University, Texas A&M University, San Diego State University, Boston University, Rollins College, The University of New Mexico, Full Sail University, The Milton Erikson Foundation, and John Milton’s Way of Nature.


Transmission involves understanding how each individual learns and processes information. From this understanding, we combine teaching methods and practices that incorporate the entire being: body, mind and spirit.


We are busy. Our minds are busy. Our lives are busy. Few of us know how to tap into the immense reservoir of learning that can be gained through solitude. We help you tap into this reservoir in a way that you will likely never forget.

Pristine Nature

Most of us have experienced how beautiful places in nature have the power to relax us and open our minds to relaxation and creativity. We will help you deepen your connection with pristine nature in a way that frees the mind and body so that when you return home, you will have the tools to create similar experiences in your backyard, a park, or right outside your office.

Connected Community

You will be richly supported by like minded individuals committed to growth, people who care about themselves, others, and our planet, people who seek truth and want to do good. Wonderful.

Sample Two Day Retreat

Sample Two Day Retreat

You begin with Online learning modules done in advance of our experience together that prepare you to get the most out of your retreat.

These modules include:

-Assessments designed to help you better understand yourself and the constraints that most hold you back
-Learning modules and reference materials
-Multimedia elements demonstrating practices and methods

1:00 PM

Arrive at a beautiful location filled with big smiles, warm hearts, qualified instructors, wonderful nutrition, and lovely beverages

2:00-3:30 PM

Rick Breden
CEO of Behavioral Essentials

Review of the groups assessments in a way that is safe, supportive and really fun.

4:00-5:00 PM

Rick Breden
CEO of Behavioral Essentials

Overview of Peak Performance Behavioral Essentials.

5:15-6:30 PM

Rick Breden
CEO of Behavioral Essentials

One Hour outdoor practice to support class.

6:30-8:00 PM

Dinner done right.

8:00-10:00 PM

Time to reflect, listen, engage, process and laugh.

9:00-10:00 AM


Rick Breden
CEO of Behavioral Essentials

We begin with a delicious, highly nutritious, breakfast and class that combines education, bonding and laughs.

Rick Breden
CEO of Behavioral Essentials

Practices centered on Concentration, Presence and Relaxation, three critical components of peak performance.

12:30-1:45 PM

Another dose of delicious highly nutritious food, bonding and laughs

2:00-3:30 PM

Rick Breden
CEO of Behavioral Essentials

Class and preparation for all in one time in nature.

Nature All In One Experience.

5:00-6:00 PM

Group processing of learnings during nature experience.

6:00-Whenever PM

An evening of meaning, music, and of course fun!

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