Matthew Stahl & Stiles AndersonGroup Retreat: Ascent Retreat

August 31-September 3, 2022 Go back
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The ASCENT Retreat is a three day + three night, all-inclusive experience to help you unplug, recharge, experience connection and adventure, and chart your course ahead with intention. It's about taking respite from the busyness of life. To slow down, nourish your body and mind, and take time to focus on your path forward and the things that matter most.

Check In: August 31, 2022

Check Out: September 3, 2022

Pricing: $2,300

All-inclusive registration includes: private accommodations (room + bathroom), all meals, adventure activity, guided experiences, and access to all onsite amenities at Wild Rice Retreat.

Pilot Experience + Pricing

This is a pilot experience! Registration pricing covers direct expenses associated with the retreat, that's all. This time around, we simply want you to participate with us. And part of what we're assessing is the pricing model for future Project ASCENT experiences. Also know that while we are playing host for the experience, we are also participating with you. After all, we are always in pursuit. Boom! (fist-bump)

Please connect with Matt & Stiles at hello@projectascent.co for a one-on-one prior to placing your registration deposit.  Thank you!

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Class description

Activate a way to live that maximizes your potential in life.

At Project ASCENT we believe four elements can unlock, strengthen, and inspire human potential in all of us.

  • Wellness - Mind, body, and soul. Take care of your vessel.
  • Adventure - The call to adventure is in all of us and reminds us why we’re alive.
  • Connection - Relationships and connections are all we truly have.
  • Pursuit - Who we become and what we create will be our legacy.

The ASCENT Retreat is a three day + three night, all-inclusive experience to help you unplug, recharge, experience connection and adventure, and chart your course ahead with intention. It's about taking respite from the busyness of life. To slow down, nourish your body and mind, and take time to focus on your path forward and the things that matter most.

Outcomes of the ASCENT Retreat

As a participant you can expect to come back energized, rejuvenated, recalibrated, clear-headed, and focused with committed action. One step closer to being your best-self, for you and for the world around you. As we like to say - "Always in pursuit."

ASCENT Retreat at Wild Rice

The retreat will take place at the acclaimed Wild Rice Retreat in Bayfield, WI.

Our Adventure Activity will be a half-day, professionally guided Apostle Island sea kayaking cave tour on the beautiful waters of Lake Superior. This excursion will be hosted and guided by Lost Creek Adventures.

Retreat Schedule + Elements

Schedule (detailed itinerary shared upon registration)

  • Wednesday - half day: Arrival + Connection
  • Thursday - full day: Adventure Day - Sea Kayaking Cave Tour
  • Friday - full day: Solo ASCENT Day
  • Saturday - half day: Commitments + Departure

While each ASCENT Retreat is unique, they all follow a proven framework that includes:

  • Reflection and mindfulness work
  • Physical fitness and mobility practices
  • Chef-crafted, nourishing whole-food meals
  • Adventure activities out in nature
  • Solo ASCENT thinking + working time
  • Structured down time
  • Contextualized learning
  • Peer connection and conversation

*Please Note: We will encourage you to disconnect as much as possible, setting phones and computers aside for much of the experience.

Please connect with Matt & Stiles at hello@projectascent.co for a one-on-one prior to placing your registration deposit.  Thank you!

biography

Stiles has always lived an active and adventurous life and takes pride in his pursuit to be constantly growing and improving in all that he does.  As co-founder of Project ASCENT, Stiles is able to dedicate time to his passion in helping inspired people active a way to live that maximizes their potential in life.

Outside of Project ASCENT, Stiles is President and partner at Studio/E, an Exploratory Leadership consultancy and leadership development firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Through his work at Studio/E, Stiles is well practiced at helping leaders and organizations create new value and build confidence and resilience when navigating ambiguity and change. Stiles has spent much of his career as a senior leader, consultant, and advisor to organizations of all shapes and sizes.  Stiles’ path has been winding, but along the way, his business pursuits have been driven by one thing - creating impact through proactive leadership, sound strategy, and deliberate execution.  

Stiles is also co-owner alongside Matt Stahl and their spouses in FitHAUS, a community-centric fitness gym in Long Lake, MN focused on a variety of training – CrossFit, strength and conditioning, yoga, and barre.

Stiles is an avid skier, mountain biker, outdoor adventurer, and wellness enthusiast. In his spare time, you can find Stiles adventuring with the four most important people in his life: his wife and three children.  They enjoy spending time on the North Shore of Lake Superior and in the mountains of Utah and Colorado.

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One of Matt’s favorite activities is to ‘breathe hard in nature’.  Through much self exploration while in nature, the core values of Project Ascent became clear.  The values of Pursuit, Adventure, Wellness and Connection very much overlap with Matt’s approach to life in general.  

Outside of Project Ascent, Matt is co-owner and founder of Fithaus alongside his wife, Katie, and Stiles Anderson and his spouse.  Fithaus is a functional fitness community located in Long Lake, MN offering several disciplines.

He recently sold his share of Fiat Wealth Management, a wealth management firm founded in 2009 located in Wayzata, MN.  While at Fiat, he played the role of private wealth manager, President, and currently serves as Chief Mentoring Officer at Fiat.

Matt enjoys ‘breathing hard in nature’ with his family more than anyone.  His wife, Katie, and him have four children and one excitable dog.  You can often find them snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, or on the soccer ‘pitch’ watching one of their four soccer players.

Contact: hello@projectascent.co

Supply List

A packing list will be shared with participants after enrollment.

Please bring your yoga mats and any props you feel are necessary for your practice.  Wild Rice Retreat offers mats, blankets, blocks and straps if you prefer not to bring your own.