NEW WARRIOR TRAINING ADVENTURE
The most recognized and respected modern initiation experience for men in the world. To date, over 60,000 men have attended this intense 48 hour experience. We conduct over 125 NWTAs per year, relying on local communities of men for support.
WHEN YOU’RE READY TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES
This training is led by men certified by the ManKind Project with extensive experience in men’s transformational work. Each
process of the weekend is overseen by a team of leaders, providing the highest level of safety and professionalism possible.
WHAT IS IT: The NWTA is a modern male initiation and self-examination. It is a REAL TIME hero’s journey. It is the challenge of a lifetime for many men. It’s safe, supportive and cutting edge. It is NOT a retreat, a conference or a workshop. It is NOT like anything you’ve done before. Many men rank this among the most powerful experiences of their lives.
WHAT YOU WILL GET: You’ll get more than you’re willing to hope for: purpose, passion, vibrancy, joy, healing, connection to self, new energy, clarity, power, freedom, understanding, brotherhood, trust. Over 60,000 men have now taken this journey, and every man’s experience has been unique.
ABOUT THE NWTA: It’s a life affirming event, honoring the best in what men have to offer the planet. We are only able to recognize the powerful brilliance of men because we are willing to look at, and take full responsibility for, the pain we are also capable of creating… and suffering. This is the paradox of modern masculinity, and it is a lesson we are dedicated to learning and teaching.
AT THE NWTA: You’ll experience a level of energy, a quality of masculinity, a deep sense of safety, joy and laughter, anger and fear, physical challenge, and a connection to life’s mystery that we can’t explain to you, no matter how hard we try. You’ll have the opportunity to look with fearless honesty at the life you’ve created, and make profound choices about what you want to keep, what you want to expand, and what you want to let go of. You’ll discover your unique connection to manhood, explore a new way of understanding masculinity, and step fully into the man you envision yourself to be.
THE HERO’S JOURNEY
SEPARATION – FRIDAY NIGHT: Moving away from the familiar. Team-building, individual and group exercises examine the modern male psyche: accountability, leadership, confrontation, competition.
DESCENT – SATURDAY MORNING: An exploration of authentic male emotion, conflict, purpose, and healthy power. Revisiting life history and stories. Connecting to what lies ahead.
ORDEAL – SATURDAY AFTERNOON: A challenge to embody fully authentic masculinity, to step into power, to break through barriers, and to experience the full potential of mature manhood.
INITIATION – SATURDAY NIGHT: Accepting responsibility as a man among men. Exploration of group dynamics, diversity and similarity. A test of solidarity and trust. A welcome into the circle of men.
INTEGRATION – SUNDAY MORNING: An exploration of legacy, connection, purpose, relationships and intention. Recognizing connections to nature and humanity.
CELEBRATION – SUNDAY AFTERNOON: A feast of victory, affirmation, laughter, and community. Begin integrating the learning of the weekend. Wrap up and send-off.
WHAT DOES IT COST: Prices vary according to location, average is $675 US. This includes all accommodations, meals and materials. Financial assistance and payment plans are often available. Prices subject to change, please contact a local community for specific event information.
Duration: 48 Hours
Location: Camp Facility
Leadership: Certified Leadership
Cost: Prices vary according to location, average is $675 US
Includes accommodations, meals and materials.
Financial assistance and payment plans are often available.
CALENDAR: Click here to find an NWTA near you
REGISTER: Click here to sign up for the
NWTA INFOGRAPHIC: Click here for the Hero’s Journey
“We all have dreams. We all have desires. We all do the best we can – with what we’ve got … At the age of 47 I felt that I was doing a pretty good job. I have a pretty happy family, and lead and manage my staff pretty well. This weekend gave me a new lease on life! A new desire! A new drive! A new ambition! A new vision! I feel invigorated with a new energy, a drive and desire for more, for better, for me, for my family, for my community and for my business!”
Men’s Peer-Facilitated Support Groups
Called “Integration Groups” or “I-Groups”, our circles help men deepen skills for conflict resolution, listening, emotional intelligence, goal achievement, and healthy boundary setting. I-Groups help men find and nurture a healthy, powerful and positive masculinity through the daily transitions of modern life. MKP serves a growing network of nearly 1000 peer support groups meeting weekly or biweekly, serving close to 10,000 men. I-Groups form the heart of our brotherhood, and are frequently open to visitors and guests. Find a men’s group: email our outreach team.
Primary Integration Training (PIT)
The PIT is an 8-10 week or 2 day facilitated curriculum for men who have completed the NWTA to learn and practice a variety of skills for effective I-Group participation. Click here for dates and locations (Login Required).
Man on Purpose Course – MOP
A 7-week course designed specifically for men to more deeply explore, discover and claim their purpose and move through resistance to transform their lives and take action in the world. Click here to learn more. Get a FREE Purpose Blueprint eBook.
Power of Purpose Expert Series – POP
Discover your purpose. Ignite a new source of creativity & passion. Become a force for good. In 2014 and 2015, the ManKind Project brought together over 3 dozen expert speakers on living a life of Purpose, Insight and Action. This series is available as a digital download and includes audio and video interviews. Click here to get the Power of Purpose.