The art of communication is the language of leadership

James Humes

Communication is more than talking and listening to others. It is our relationship with our bodies. It is the energy we put out into the world. It is prayer. It is our communion with God/Spirit/Nature/Higher Power. It is the intimate dance of sexuality.

Effective communication whether in the boardroom or the bedroom is an essential skill if we are going to lead, grow and serve the world powerfully. Conversely, miscommunication leads to misunderstanding which rarely leads to anything good. This year’s COA explores the topic through the lens of multiple experts.

Sessions include:

Communication through conflict
Effective Leadership
Exploring oneness through Spiritual Communication
Sacred Sexuality
The Divine Masculine Presence: A woman’s perspective.

“COA is the remedy for the plague that has come upon this generation of men. Society has taught us that we must be apart from nature and each other when we must come together so that we can be strong and connected.”


COA is a brotherhood of exceptional men from many different backgrounds, professions, and spiritual traditions. However, all share one thing in common: a desire for growth, transformation, and service. Each man represent a unique manifestation of the divine masculine. Their experience, personality, and spirit make them uniquely qualified to speak truth and love into each other’s life.

They are the awesomeness that we are celebrating (even though most still struggle to own just how awesome they are.) Each man is heroic in his own way. Each man has overcome challenges that others would have crumbled under.

They are a good gift…to me…to each other and to this world that desperately needs their courage, wisdom, and strength. Collectively, we are a force to be reckoned with.

They are men of action.  Inspirational men.  Men that show up for their family, friends and community.  Men that want to be their best selves.  Men that aren’t afraid to do the work and  that don’t run away from a challenge. Leaders.

Why only men? When men show up in community together and drop their mask something transformative happens. Healing. There is truly nothing like it in the world.

“I haven’t experienced anything quite like that weekend, well, ever. It was intense, rewarding, and it showed me what happens when people are truly vulnerable with each other. It was a beautiful thing.”


  1. Spiritual self development backed by contemporary psychology
  2. Morning yoga, ice bath, and somatic breathing work
  3. Delicious and healthy meals prepared on site (Vegan and Vegetarian options available)
  4. Connection with like minded men from across the US dedicated toward growth
  5. Practical take aways to improve your life
  6. 2 nights stay (with linens and towels) in an incredible log cabin lodge
  7. Small group, individual and one on one sessions designed to help you become a better man
  8. Opportunities to rest, play, relax and reflect away from responsibility
  9. Custom T-shirt as a reminder of all the awesomeness.
  10. A life changing and transformative experience with some of the coolest men you have ever met

Not only are the exercises we will do powerful in and of themselves, doing this while connecting with other men dedicated towards growth and service is truly Awesomeness! Free from the responsibilities of work and family, this is an opportunity for rejuvenation, inspiration, and a time to connect in a meaningful way to other men. Although man doesn’t live by bread alone, we are going to eat well.  On this retreat all food both physical and otherwise will be provided.  Everything is taken care of…just show up and feel your shoulders drop.


It starts at 5pm on Friday, September 13th
and ends 3pm Sunday , September 15th

Some may not be able to make it until later in the evening on Friday.  Dinner will be at 6 with our opening events starting at 7:30.


Located next to a stocked 3 acre pond with canoe and kayak, this massive 5200 square foot log cabin in Brownsburg Indiana, a short 25 minute drive from Indianapolis International Airport. It sleeps 20 and is equipped with 5.5 baths, pool table, fire pit and walk out basement.


The Food

We eat like kings all weekend. We cook and eat all our meals together family style. The conversations around the dinner table are truly priceless. Vegetarian and Vegan options are available as well.

“The retreat, company of men, facilitator, and curriculum, all created a space that was safe to explore, challenge, be honest, learn, and become a better person! The retreat has definitely literally changed my life! What an opportunity!”


You deserve it.  You deserve to be poured into, to be loved and encouraged. You deserve two days to recalibrate and re-center.  You will make powerful connections with like minded men. Your family will thank you.  Your children will thank you.  Why?  Because you will come back a better man than you left.



David Cunningham is a leading educator in mindset performance helping men understand and reprogram their subconscious. He is a healer, nationally awarded artist, professor, flawed hero, father of 5, mystic, black belt, 25 year sober alcoholic, founder/leader of COA and lover of run-on sentences. He cares deeply about others and loves helping people reframe situations to find peace in the midst of difficulty.  For the past two decades, he has remained deeply committed to doing the deep, and often challenging, spiritual work required to heal and grow.  His passion for self-development and spiritual sensitivity has equipped him to listen and coach with compassion, kindness, humor and insight. 

Ken is a psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience, focusing much of his career supporting men struggling with addiction, anger, and the wide range of mental health related issues. He has committed years to learning how to hold space with others seeking to navigate through the ebb and flow of all that our mind, body, and spirit want to communicate. In addition to his dual license as a Professional Counselor and Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Ken has also worked toward earning a Certified Breath Instructor status. He owns and operates a private practice, Freedom Wellness Center, in Owensboro, KY


Michael Flow Since 1999 has explored group spaces of love and acceptance to release personal shame and has embraced the body as a divine temple, using dynamic meditation practices to achieve both personal freedom as an individual practice and blissful connection as a partnered practice. He is a certified teacher of Ipsalu Tantra Kriya Yoga and a Love, Intimacy, & Sexuality workshop assistant for the Human Awareness Institute.

Tim Lancaster is the President & Chief Operating Officer at Indigo BioAutomation. He is responsible for organizational strategy, execution, and revenue growth.

Patricia Russo is an artist, poet, teacher, lover of beauty, and beautiful things. She is deeply committed to serving as a spiritual guide for women helping them soften and find their hearts again. Living with her new husband in Paris she curates spiritual pilgrimages, women’s circles as well as self guided work for women. Her Whole, Healed and Holy podcast features mystics, artists, and poets who share their experience of the Divine.

Duncan Vos is a student of Pranic healing. He has a deep devotion to the Oneness that can occur through the practice of Master Co’s “Twin Hearts” meditation and the “Great Invocation”, known for its healing properties. Additionally, he is the father of two, hosts dream interpretation circles, and is freakishly athletic.

“The retreat made me feel as though I had been delivered from myself.”


How much would you expect to pay for 2 nights stay in a beautiful log cabin overlooking a 3 acre pond? $ 600 How about if 5 amazing home cooked meals were included? $800
Add in top notch coaching and spiritual development from caring and compassionate teachers? $1600
T-shirt, book swap, yoga, campfire s’mores, and amazing conversation with incredible men? Value provided = $1800

I am deeply committed to make this event as affordable as possible so that everyone who wants to attend can. I dare say you would be hard pressed to find anything like this event for less than 1200 anywhere.

Cost: $525 1/2 refundable if cancelled by August 1st, and nonrefundable after that.

Don’t have that cash right now? Put down $100 nonrefundable deposit to reserve your space and first dibs on sleeping arrangements. Balance is Due August 1st.

$225 scholarships are available to reduce cost to $300 for up to three men with priority given to those that demonstrate significant financial need due to stage of life or other extenuating circumstances. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship please text me at 317.603.0886

*** Beds are limited to the first 20 men who sign up. Priority for beds are given to those that pay first. However, if you are the camping/roughing it type there is plenty of room to pitch a tent or sleep under the stars.

Testimonials From Participants

“Much needed retreat for men in our culture of disconnection and emotional suppression.”

COA is a literal celebration of existence and the amazing ness of strong men that are trying to do better for themselves and everyone around them

“I push myself to be more successful in work, family, and health.  But I seldom find ways to challenge and inspire my heart and spirit that is the center of it all.  That is what the weekend is all about.”

“COA was a rare experience in American culture. Within the first hour, a level of vulnerability was reached that is seldom experienced in any other facet of life. I felt welcomed and invited to be myself with no pretense. It was healing.”

“COA was a rare experience in American culture. Within the first hour, a level of vulnerability was reached that is seldom experienced in any other facet of life. I felt welcomed and invited to be myself with no pretense. It was healing.”

“While the retreats’ interactions certainly pushed me out of my comfort zone they also seemed to open a door to a more human experience…a break from my constant cerebral focus.  I still draw on the insight, perspective and conversations born from that weekend.”