ManTalks is a growing community of men having bold conversations and redefining what it means to be a man in this day and age.

By connecting men with high performing mentors and authentic content, we intend to create the space for the modern man to evolve and thrive. We do this by engaging in powerful, authentic and transparent dialogue designed to help them build a more authentic relationship with themselves and with other like-minded men and women. Women are more than welcome and encouraged to join us during this event.

Date: Monday, June 11th
Time: 7:00pm Event Start – 6:30pm (Doors open)
Location: Soundhouse Studios, 33 W 8th Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: $30 Early Bird & $40 Regular

There is confusion in modern life, sometimes even shame, about what it means to be a Man: the roles, the choices, the expectations. We examine that reality and, using approaches borrowed from Tantric tradition and Depth psychology, shape a fuller understanding. In this evening we explore: How do we heal the lack of true personal power? How does the unconscious “quest” manifest our reality? This is a workshop for men who care about about authentic strength, and for women who care about men.

Dr. Carlos de León, the founder of Ontogony®, holds PhD’s in both Clinical Psychology and Holistic Medicine. Dr. de León has spent more than 35 years in related research, study, and practitioner experience, particularly in the area of personal transformation.

As the founder of the Mexican Association for Psychotherapy and Transpersonal Development, he teaches and, perhaps more significantly, has developed the model known as Ontogony®: an inquiring discipline for the research, study, and development of liberating tools and paradigms. 

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Andy Zaremba is an Ontario transplant who moved to Vancouver, B.C. in 2008.

Andy began his career in law enforcement by immersing himself in the field, training in martial arts, volunteering in various organizations, gaining experience in crisis intervention and applying to various police services.

Midway through the hiring process with the RCMP, Andy terminated his application after receiving an invitation from his father to work in the family business, which was rapidly expanding. This was his trial-by-fire in the world of business and entrepreneurship.

In 2010, Andy became a father through a traumatic birth experience, which altered the course of his life. His daughter remained in the NICU for ten months and required full-time-at-home nursing for the next two years.

During this period, and to mentally detach from the immense stress, Andy immersed himself into the world of mindfulness meditation, yoga, and various forms of self-education.  The time in hospital and rude awakening of parenthood became an incubation period for what was to come.

He and his brother, Mike, tried floating for the first time in late 2010 and after their second experience decide to purchase their own tank, which they setup in Mike’s apartment. Shortly after, they realized the huge potential of the service they took a stab at their first business plan.

Andy immersed himself in personal development and entrepreneurship, battling the resistance that came up from friends and family while launching his first entrepreneurial venture. In May 2013, Andy and Mike opened Float House, which went on to become a landslide success. Today, there are eight locations under its banner.

Inspired by Joe Rogan, Andy and Mike launched their own podcast called Vancouver Real with the blessing London Real’s founder, Brian Rose. With over 125 episodes under their belt, and having interviewed world-class guests such as Dr. Gabor Maté, Graham Hancock, Rick Doblin, and Wim Hof to name a few.

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