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Our Mission

BRAVE as an organization is committed to supporting the development of young men with the life skills necessary to thrive in our ever-changing world.
 

BRAVE provides retreats, rites of passage, and related programs for teenage boys as they transition from boy behavior, into respectful, healthy, considerate, confident young men.

BrosJourney Committed To The Highest Standards

We've assembled a group of men whom I respect and who live lives of high moral authority. 

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 Matiu Te Huki 

MENTOR | MĀORI MUSICIAN, WORKSHOP FACILITATOR, AND CULTURAL AMBASSADOR

Sacred Stance Through Maori Voice. Story Telling, Music and Dance.   
Traditional Maori practices include the warrior energy of haka (traditional power dance), the hongi (sharing the breath of life), story, the art of introduction, song, and more. 

 

Boys will learn Matiu's sacred "Taku Mana e" haka for their wellbeing. Also, several simple yet extremely powerful masculine/feminine practices that are profoundly honoring, healing, connecting and empowering.

  • to feel grounded,

  • strongly connected to self/spirit,

  • connected with family / the ancestors

  • step into power as a leader

  • feel more confident in your own skin

  • find your warrior and embrace your power

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 Hanson Barry 

FOUNDER |  LIFE SKILLS AND ADVENTURE LEARNING COACH, HIGH-PERFORMANCE COACH, YOUTH  ACTIVATION ADVOCATE

Life Skills & Adventure Learning Expert   

 

Hanson exudes a passion for helping youth discover, play, and learn adventure sports. In the past 25 years, Hanson has found three sports enrichment companies including "Bros Journey". Over 100,000 kids have attended his programs, he's coached teams for local regional, and international competitions in skating sports. He's also the host of the "ParentingMatters!" podcast. 

  • Play-based engagement activities 

  • Developing a mindset true to your goals and ambitions

  • Physically and mentally challenging missions

  • Building genuine relationships easily

  • Understanding habits as they are related to emotions

  • Developing daily rituals for mental health and wellbeing   

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 Rayna Love 

MENTOR, COMMUNITY ENTREPRENEUR, EMPOWERMENT COACH

Rayna is a son, a brother, a devoted partner and a father of two beautiful teenage children, Cameo (16) and Jupiter (12). He is passionately involved in men’s work organisations such as Essentially Men, Men Being Real and The Mankind Project.

Rayna has facilitated men's, women's and youth transformation events and workshops for over a decade.

 

His purpose is revealed through serving, supporting and empowering communities and relationships with deep commitment, love and respect.

As a coach, men’s work facilitator, yoga teacher, musician and passionate health & wellness advocate, he is respected and sought after for,

  • pioneering authentic communication

  • his radical honesty, trust, intimacy and presence

  • helping to build safer, more inclusive, resilient, sustainable communities that truly care.

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 Will Watson 

INTERNATIONAL MULTI-AWARD WINNING FILMMAKER,  FACILITATOR OF MEN'S RETREATS AT ESSENTIALLY MEN, BIG BUDDY & OTHER GROUPS.

Mental Health Wellness, Movement & Physical Fitness   

 

Will brings a world of knowledge and experience from the many years he traveled, worked, and performed ()street performances) abroad,  


This absolute legend feels completely obligated to share the tools, practices, and experiences that he wished he had growing up and empower the next generation of men to realize their full potential on their terms. Specific contributions;

  • Sunrise rituals for a deeper connection to self 

  • Breath work to energize, heel self, and regulate emotions, 

  • Movement practices for strength and conditioning

  • Understanding "space" and learning how to use space

  • Mindset and Mental agility  (professional athlete level)  

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