About Sleepawake

Supercharge your growth. Sleepawake is a month-long incubator for the body, heart and mind.

A space for transformation

You are ready for change, but you need help creating the conditions for it. By building a month-long container, Sleepawake becomes your incubator for unlocking your potential. We aren’t here to “fix” anything about you. We teach you skills, and provide you the space and community to practice what serves you.

Sleepawake is...

A Personal Incubator

You are passionate and curious. You want the most out of life. You want to express yourself fully. You crave real connection. You are ready to value yourself and train the capacities you need, and you want a space deditated to your growth.  

A Evolving Laboratory

Move beyond your unconscious conditioned patterns and run experiments with the themes active in your life. The community of fellow students and facilitators will guide you toward practices, questions, and your own inner senses as you test out what it means to be fully yourself. You are an active agent of change and create the space you want. (Get it all wrong and try again, run tests, ask questions, and see what happens.)

A Playground

Use games based in improvisation, theatre, and directed attention to access deeper connection, creativity, fullness, and joy in your life. Even as we delve into serious terrain, we remember our playfulness.

Our Curriculum

Why Sleepawake?

We graduate from high school having learned about history, english, math, and science - but we don't learn how to thrive as human beings. No one ever teaches us about the intelligence of our emotions, about resolving interpersonal conflict, about healthy embodiment, creative self-expression, how to connect to our deepest sense of purpose - and everything else that's needed to be a happy, healthy, person. We're here to change that.
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Frequently Expressed Curiosities

It's hard to explain it all on one page!
Here are some F.A.Q's that can help.

Is Sleepawake a mental wellness retreat?

Well, sort of. Sleepawake focuses on emotional and relational wellness, but does not provide medical care or professional mental health services. We welcome applicants with mental health diagnoses, but use the application process to check that it's a mutual fit.

Is Sleepawake religious?

Sleepawake is not religious. Religion is, of course, welcome.

Are there any strict rules at Sleepawake?

Sleepawake is a substance-free camp, not because we think drugs are outright bad, but because they can alter the way people interact with their internal emotional landscape, often numbing or disconnecting us from ourselves. Sleepawake also uses confidentiality, as it is a container space for the people attending. There are other agreements that we require applicants to accept in order to attend. For more information, feel free to contact us.

How much does Sleepawake Cost?

We don't want financial constraints to be a barrier if this program is a fit for you. The full tuition cost is $7,495 per student. Financial aid is available.

What modality does Sleepawake use?

Sleepawake doesn't use a specific program, modality, or theory of practice. Instead, it uses many! The combined experience of our team allows us to embrace all sorts of practices and use them in tandem.

Ready to step into a new way of being?

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A 30-minute transformation call.
Seriously. Just meet our staff.

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Take a chance and see what happens.