Perfectly Imperfect

Finding Healing and Love through the Beautiful Mess of Being Human


Chris Grosso, Sera Beak

June 23-25, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 2 nights

$380 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

What does it mean to accept yourself fully, with all of your perfect imperfections? To take an honest, fearless look at your naked self and stay there acknowledging both the frailty and the glory in the same glance?

In this workshop, Chris Grosso, author of Indie Spiritualist and Everything Mind: What I’ve Learned about Hard Knocks, Spiritual Awakening, and the Mind-Blowing Truth of It All, and Sera Beak, author of The Red BookRed Hot and Holy, will address these questions, guiding you to use your difficult life experiences as catalysts towards spiritual awakening.

In this workshop, you will learn to:

  • Befriend your past and let go of lingering judgment, resentment, or blame
  • Create open space to accept your human imperfections and recognize your divine perfection
  • Connect to your inner wisdom for the truth about who you are
  • Love yourself and others

Through meditations, compassion practices, soul work, movement, journaling, and dialogue, you will reimagine your past through the lens of Love and see yourself as fully whole and already living a profoundly meaningful life.

If you’re ready to begin living with radical self-acceptance, this is the place to begin.

Faculty Bio

Chris Grosso

Chris Grosso is a public speaker and writer. He is spiritual director of Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited (a recovery organization) and a teacher with Worldwide Insight, a dharma practice organization.

He is also the author of Indie Spiritualist: A No Bullshit Exploration of Spirituality and Everything Mind: What I’ve Learned About Hard Knocks, Spiritual Awakening, and the Mind-Blowing Truth of it All.

Chris is passionate about working with people who are in the process of healing or struggling with addictions of all kinds, and he speaks and leads groups in detoxes, yoga studios, rehabs, youth centers, 12-step meetings, hospitals, conferences, and festivals worldwide.

He writes for ORIGIN, Huffington Post, and Mantra Yoga + Health, and has spoken and performed at Wanderlust, Celebrate Your Life, Yoga Journal Conferences, the Sun Valley Wellness Festival, Sedona World Wisdom Days, and Kripalu Center. Chris is a member of the advisory board for Drugs over Dinner and hosts the Indie Spiritualist podcast on the MindPod Network.

Sera Beak

Sera Beak is a Harvard-trained scholar of comparative world religions and the author of three books, including The Red Book: A Deliciously Unorthodox Approach to Igniting Your Divine Spark and Red Hot and Holy: A Heretic’s Love Story.

Sera gives talks, private sessions, and retreats focused on the radical reality of the soul and its messy beautiful love affair with being human. She spent years traveling the world studying spirituality—from whirling with Sufi dervishes to meeting the Dalai Lama; from taking the host from a Croatian Catholic mystic to having life-altering visions with shamans.

Sera’s work has been published in numerous magazines, and the New York Times called her one of the new role models of her generation. She has been interviewed on several radio shows, including the Dr. Oz show on Oprah and Friends. She teaches at yoga studios, churches, and universities, as well as retreat centers throughout the United States, including Omega, Kripalu, and Esalen.

Why Attend

  • Savor time for dedicated practice and self-reflection.

  • Transform any obstacles preventing you from connecting with your unique and valuable contribution to the world.

  • Fully understand and release the past in order to heal and move forward with a compassionate relationship to your wholeness.

  • Celebrate all of who you are and use your gifts, insights, and creative ideas to inspire your choices in all aspects of life.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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