In this episode I speak with Eli Buren, a dedicated practitioner of over 20 years in yogic embodiment, awareness, martial arts, and outdoor leadership. He walks his talk with practices like qi gong, tea ceremony, sensory awareness, skin time and reverence.
He describes how deepening our relationship with nature helps us appreciate each other more, and why it’s so important to become adept at both yin/yang aspects within ourselves: sharpness & softness, ferocity & vulnerability.
He talks about how romantic love relationships naturally invite us into a place of being disturbed, and how turning toward discomfort can amplify intimacy and vitality.
He shares why it’s so important for men to spend time with other men, gives helpful tips for women and shares powerful methods from his international men’s retreats.
Eli Buren has been a dedicated practitioner since 1998, with in-depth training in yogic embodiment, awareness, sexual yoga, martial arts, somatic studies, outdoor leadership, and most importantly: how these disciplines may be lived in a down-to-earth manner.
Eli has taught workshops and retreats internationally since 2005, working with thousands of students across the USA, Europe, and Asia. He is gifted at guiding students into a deeper understanding of spirit, authenticity, and true presence—teaching how to live each realization with integrity through the body.
He has studied with a wide spectrum of teachers, including 8 formative years alongside David Deida, teaching the men's morning embodiment sessions during his intensives. Eli teaches immersive experiential events and offers one-to-one video or in person sessions.
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