- Men’s Dojo -

Eli Buren & Mikaal Bates


 June, 2, 2022
  6 - 9:30pm


+ Develop the force of your presence
+ Build confidence in your body
+ Learn potent martial and Qigong forms
+ Strengthen the quality & capacity of your breath 
+ Receive honest feedback for accelerating self-mastery
+ Gain wisdom around working with polarity and sexual dynamics
+ Push your limits and help other men push theirs 
+ Sharpen your intensity of practice by engaging with other men
+ Have space to inquire about personal challenges you're facing
+ Get training and support on building/deepening a daily practice
+ Improvise masterfully in spur-of-the moment invitations

has the capacity to cultivate within himself the depth of presence that quiets and commands a room. Developing this capacity requires a level of commitment deeper than most men are willing to go, or are able to achieve alone. 

To this end, we gather our forces to train in ancient and new traditions that further the exploration and embodiment of what is truly possible for the modern man. 

we believe every man...

At Gathering of Forces, you will:

Part structured workshop, part improvisational exercise, this rare container will seek to create authentic opportunities for dedicated men to come together in practice, challenge, and commitment, both to ourselves and to each other in the service of something greater. 

is for Men who are ready to…

… Unapologetically embody masculinity. 
… Cultivate internal calm and external vibrancy. 
… Be held accountable & get called on their bullshit. 
… Transform wounds into gifts.
… Open beyond their adolescent habits.  
… Train with ferocity and self-regulate with capacity. 
… Pay attention like their lives depended on it. 
… Gain clarity on their bigger mission in life.  
… Face the inevitability of their own mortality. 
… Be a part of something greater than themselves. 
… Confront their fears and face their demons. 
… Join an ancient lineage of men sharpening men

to be

Qi Gong

Martial Movement


Conscious Combat

Sacred Theater



Masculine Endurance

Partner Exercises

Shadow Work

Ritual & Rites of Passage

Truth Telling



your guides

Eli Buren

Mikaal Bates

Eli Buren has been a dedicated practitioner since 1998, with in-depth training in yogic embodiment, sexual yoga, martial arts, qigong, and meditation. His adventurous spirit has led him thru the Himalayas, and into 18 years of annual solo meditation retreats. Eli leads men into their bodies, consciousness and true honor. Eli has taught internationally since 2005, and has studied with a wide spectrum of esteemed teachers, including 8 years with David Deida. Eli currently teaches intensive multi day events and works with clients all over the world, coaching powerful men into embodied presence and depth in their purpose, intimacy, and moment to moment state of being.

Mikaal’s mission is the conscious evolution of Men across the planet in our lifetime. Made in New York and based in Colorado, he is proud to serve as a Men’s Work Facilitator, Executive Coach, Psychedelic Integration Guide, and Relationship Consultant to next-level individuals and organizations alike, guiding humans of all persuasions into the deepest expression of their highest potential. 

Learn more about Mikaal's work and offerings: mikaalbates.com

Learn more about Eli's work and offerings: eliburen.com


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