Survive & Thrive: Training for the Unknown

Mindfulness and Real Life Training for Our Teen Boys

Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual Training for Our Teen Boys

Do you like to play, laugh, and have fun? Do you wonder where people are who want to explore beyond the surface level of stuff? Do you like being around people you can trust, who have your back, and are like you?

If you spend time searching for your motivation, wishing school were easier, being annoyed at all the annoying stuff, stressed at all the stressful stuff, or wondering where the exciting things and people are, then Survive and Thrive is for you!

Survive and Thrive is a program developed by Morgan to be fun, helpful, and real. We talk about anything and everything. We aim to be the opposite of boring and lonely. Our main goals are to have a blast and learn how to love life.

Make no mistake, you will be challenged. Maybe showing up will be hard. Maybe being vulnerable will be uncomfortable. Maybe dealing with the other guys will be annoying. But getting into the messy territory is the point, because everything we do is intended to make your life better. How will you ever get good at the difficult places in life without spending time in difficult places.

Together we build enough safety that we can delve into the murky depths, the wild questions that are often ignored, the uncomfortable territory of being a teenager, and together keep exploring. 


Survive and Thrive is designed to help one:

  • Experience what it’s like to be motivated.
  • Feel accepted. Understood. Seen.
  • Make clear and confident decisions.
  • Learn what it’s like to be assertive and decisive.
  • Experience being part of an awesome team where you feel understood and appreciated rather than isolated, lonely or lost.
  • Cultivate the notion and practice of seeing one’s “deficiencies” as assets.

Survive and Thrive will continue to be led by Ian Abraham and myself. Ian combines his great instincts and experience with young people, a vast knowledge of the natural world, and deep caring for the health and well being of our young people!  It’s an absolute gift for us all to have him along for the journey!

Survive & Thrive mentors and teachers are committed to listen to you, observe you, work to understand you so they can help you become yourself. We are intuitive about what will help you learn and what skills you need to find yourself.

Come as you are! We don’t make assumptions about what you should know or what you should be capable of. You will feel supported like you’ve never been supported. You won’t have to figure out how to show up or figure out what to do. You just say yes and show up. Our job is to help you discover yourself.

We provide the maze, you search for the solution to the puzzle. We know it’s too much to ask to have you design the path and at the same time be on the path. Survive and Thrive leaders work to cultivate an environment of support and unique challenge for you.

To sign up for the Fall program, click here:


When: Monday’s from 6 – 8 pm
Where: Yoga Union at the Breathe Building, 2311 SE 50th Ave, Portland
Dates: Mondays –  January 8 – March 19, 2018
Who: Eager, curious teenage boys
Cost: $325 (early rate – until December 25th – $285)