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Snowy Mountains

The Medicine of Brotherhood

Men's Healing Retreat

April 24th - 29th, 2024

Sitka, Alaska

Foggy Mountains

‌Join a band of brothers on a transformational journey in the Alaska wilderness, where we will connect with the land and each other as we embrace our limitations and step into our highest potential. This journey provides the perfect opportunity for any man looking to release, rewire, and reconnect with his true nature alongside his brothers in the wilds of Alaska.

As brothers, we once gathered on quests to hunt, to go to war, and to heal our wounds together. It is in this spirit that we gather once again to rekindle the fire inside so that we can show up in the most powerful and heart-centered way in this lifetime.

Step into a safe and confidential haven for honesty, vulnerability, and non-judgment as we support, sharpen, and inspire one another. Connect with like-minded men and foster deep bonds and personal growth as we leave behind the trap of the lone wolf mentality and step into the power and healing of collective brotherhood.

In this five-day journey we will be diving deep into a wide array of healing modalities. Our collective intention is to meet our edges and release anything ready to be released and to heal anything ready to be healed. By doing so, we create the space for more peace, presence, and connection with the land, each other, and most importantly - ourselves - so that we come back to our homes renewed and reborn into evolved version of ourselves.

Trip Leaders:

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A lifelong student of energy, Frank “Bear Heart” Saputo has been entrusted with the gift of service as a guide, healer, and mentor to countless men and women seeking to deepen their connection with Spirit. He serves ceremony all over the world drawing from countless teachers and a lifetime of experience. He is a father and leader in multiple healing organizations and the founder of La Forza Sagrada, a community-based integration and training program for those seeking to embody their highest potential.

Ben Timby is a coach and spiritual guide whose life mission is to create spaces of healing, growth, and unity. He first rode his bicycle up to Alaska at 18 and has since spent over a decade deepening his connection to the land there and abroad, collecting wisdom and tools that he weaves into his service as a bridge between worlds.


The retreat will be held in Southeast Alaska, in the northernmost reaches of the Pacific Northwest - where rugged, glacier-carved mountains meet the Pacific Ocean. Dense cedar and Spruce forests full of bear, deer, mink, and eagles look out into fjords and bays full of whales, biorkas, otters, and sea lions.

We will gather in Sitka, Alaska before departing via boat to our remote location. Brothers will fly in and out of Sitka, and are encouraged to extend their stay to explore this Alaskan gem before and after our journey together.‌

‌For the duration of the retreat, we will be eating as much local and wild food as possible as a conduit for connecting with the land. Sleeping arrangements will be in shared, heated spaces. You will be responsible for bringing your own sleeping bag and pad, as well as some basic camping gear outlined in registration.

Entry Requirements:

Participation will be limited to those who are ready to dive fully into the next phase of their healing journey. Men who are committed to entering the space with full presence, honesty, and accountability. Men who are willing to let go of limiting patterns and harmful behaviors to emerge as the men they were destined to be. With proper preparation and mindset this has the opportunity to be a life-changing experience for every man who participates.

Being immersed in the Alaskan wilderness for five days is no small feat. Rest assured that you will NOT be pushed beyond any mental, emotional, or physical limitations or growth edges by any man but yourself, while also understanding that you are voluntarily entering a container of exposure to all the elements Mother Nature. This provides an excellent opportunity to take full responsibility for your reality when it is tested with the support of your brothers.


Gaia wilderness retreats values having economically and culturally diverse participants while honoring the high cost of operating in this remote environment. If you feel called to join, we want to make sure it can happen for you. Fill out an application and we will schedule a call to chat about how you can contribute.

Join us brother.

Availability will be limited on a first-come first-serve basis. If you feel called to join, follow the link below and we will contact you shortly:

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