About Motus

The Motus Program

In a cutting-edge approach to discovering your “human blueprint”, the Motus model of neuroscience, physiology and metaphysics provides a training platform in mindfulness and emotional intelligence. Based on scientific research, our program defines a practical pathway toward developing physical and emotional habits that foster optimum health and advancements in personal growth and authentic leadership styles.

Whether you chose a three or five day immersive workshop, our team inspires you to dive deep into mindfulness based practices that develop emotional intelligence. With the dynamic expertise of our team, Motus applies critical principles and techniques that bridge the spectrum of integrative care, incorporating nutrition, movement, intellectual agility, bodywork and meditation into our core curriculum. Supported by key scientific datascience, we teach effective mental habits that drive better decision-making, build self-awareness and authenticity, create connective communication styles—resulting in stronger relationships and the ability to lead with greater impact. Our programming is intelligently designed to offer a comprehensive tool set for daily engagement, allowing you to rearrange your thinking into a state of “calm, clear, compassionate focus.”

Three Day Retreat Intensives include:

  • Luxury accommodations at your private retreat destination
  • Three gourmet all organic chef-prepared meals daily
  • Executive round trip transportation to/from retreat location
  • Salon programming with six internationally recognized practitioners and educators
  • Yoga/breathwork/meditation/ massage sessions daily

The Motus Team

Ron Kochevar, DPT, OCS, GCS, RYT

A healer for the past 23 years, Ron has worked extensively both within the western medical model and outside of it. He is a doctor of physical therapy, with a number of board certifications and he has been initiated in the healing traditions and wisdom teachings of the Andes, specifically in the lineage of the Laika, the Inka medicine people. Currently his time is split between a physical therapy practice and an energy medicine practice - integrating the two seemingly separate worlds.

Ron leads 3 and 5-day workshops/retreats based in the lineage of shamanic energy medicine in which he is trained. These workshops consist of taking participants through the directions of the medicine wheel, sacred ceremony, and initiating participants with some of the technical rites of the lineage. He also teaches physical therapy students at the doctoral level in the Cal

“Among all of the experts I've gained from, few, if any, compare to RON KOCHEVAR's remarkable perspective, healing methods, holistic care and practice. Ron is one of those rare individuals who draws from methodologies and practices going all the way back to the most primitive tribes and their shamans - - and seamlessly integrate those ancient rituals with state-of-the-art neurological information and ideas that science has only recently discovered.”

- Tom Numan, Film and TV producer, board member, past Chairman and co-founder of THE JOYFUL HEART FOUNDATION

Cristhian Cadenas, Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner

Born from a lineage of Peruvian “curanderos”, and a fourteen year veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, Cristhian Cadenas brings a unique perspective into the medicine ways of the Qero Shamans of the High Andes of Peru. A respected practitioner of The Four Winds Society, Cristhian has studied and worked closely with Dr. Alberto Villoldo, founder of the Four Winds Society and author of One Spirit Medicine. Cristhian currently facilitates various ceremonies and one-on-one client sessions, working with physical pain, addictions, emotional trauma, fertility issues and soul loss. Through the process of illuminations, destiny retrievals, soul retrievals and other tools, Cristhian guides clients into empowerment and stepping into their highest purpose.

“The positive yet gentle energy he evokes is unparalleled with any other. Walking into my session relatively blind, I had no idea what to expect.. I left feeling lighter, grounded and awakened to name a few of the emotions brought to light. It's an experience one must have for themselves, as I find it challenging to put into words.. Love & Light.”

- Cammy L.

Lillian Pearl Bridges

Lillian Pearl Bridges is the world’s leading authority on Face Reading. She teaches people to find their “Original Face” from her deep understanding of ancient Daoist Philosophy and Classical Chinese Medicine. She teaches Doctors, Acupuncturists and other Health Professionals at conferences, colleges and universities around the globe. She also conducts Corporate Training Sessions; working with Executive Management Teams of Multinational Corporations, encouraging them to engage in business and management - Face to Face.

She is the founder of the Lotus Institute, headquartered in Seattle and is the author of Face Reading in Chinese Medicine, 2nd Edition, published by Churchill Livingstone, which is used as a textbook at many schools of Chinese Medicine. She has been a contributor to several other books on Chinese Medicine published by Elsevier and for the Thieme Almanac. She was a columnist for Natural Health Magazine and has had many articles written about her in newspapers and magazines in numerous countries. She hosted her own internet radio show, “Conscious Living” in Seattle and was featured on the Dr. Oz Show in, “What Your Face Reveals About Your Health.”

“I had a wonderful chance to attend Lillian’s 3-day workshop in Singapore. The sessions were incessantly engaging and, above all, highly inspiring and empowering to those who actively seek to discover themselves on a deep level, as well as understand others who cross their paths in their lives. A powerful set of tools and knowledge to possess that can be used both socially and professionally. Thank you, Lillian.”

- Winston Koh, Consulting Director - Greater China, HRnet One

Lois Isenman, PhD, Cognitive Science

Lois studies the science and experience of intuition, as a Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University. After obtaining her PhD in Cell Physiology from U. C. San Francisco, she worked as a biologist. She came to realize that she approached her scientific work differently from most of her colleagues and that this reflected a cognitive style unusually weighted towards intuition. As a Science Scholar at the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, she began trying to understand what intuition actually means and how it works. Quite to her surprise, she had a number of complex and revealing intuitions about intuition. In part using these as a guide, she has explored the biological and cognitive mechanisms that likely underlie this elusive mental capacity. This has in turn allowed her to deepen her understanding of the experiential material. Lois has written a number of articles on intuition and its role in science. She is also near completing a long-term project, a book titled Understanding Intuition: A Sense of the Whole, which resonates the science and experience of intuition and provides a bridge between these two seemingly very different ways of knowing.

“Over the past decade Lois Isenman has adopted an innovative approach to studying the nexus between science and unconscious cognition. Inspired by her fascination with the process of "intuition," she has delved into its multi-layered complexities with great insight and originality, while remaining true to the rigor of her scientific background.”

- Mei-Mei Ellerman, PhD, Resident Scholar Women’s Studies Research Center Brandeis University

Michael Anthony Campas, CMT, Gyrotonic Instructor

As a Light Bearer, Ambassador and Honor Graduate of National Holistic Institute, Michael’s mission is to improve the quality of life of every patient, by intuitively applying an integral combination of Eastern and Western Massage techniques. Specializations include: Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Deep Swedish, Acupressure, Reflexology, Sports Performance, Lymphatic Massage, Myofascial Therapy, and Chair-Massage.

Michael’s client base ranges from top celebrities, directors, and dancers to cancer patients, tradesmen and children. Charitable services include AttaGirl, Inc.a non-profit corporation that is dedicated to providing empowering services and support to women in transition that have faced adversity; Safety Harbor Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to providing children the tools for success and guidance for the future through education and mentoring and the Cancer Hope Foundation, enhancing the lives of people affected by cancer.

“Michael's professionalism was just as calming and transformative as if I had walked into my dream spa. Not only was his professionalism exceptional, but his skills as a massage therapist are beyond compare. I have dealt with sports injuries in my back and hips for years, and never before had I had someone so in tune with what my body needed. His expertise allows him to not only massage, but to realign and readjust the body so that it will function better than before. I am eternally grateful to have found a gentle and caring soul that also happens to be a fantastic massage therapist. I will absolutely be making this a regular part of my life.”

- Emily Schwartz, M.D. Sports Medicine, Kaiser Permanent

Dr. Barry Rose, M.D., Advisor

In The Cutting Edge of Compassion, board certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Barry Rose reflects on how physicians and patients can create the best healing outcomes by appreciating personality differences, addressing fear, being open to Eastern and Western medical philosophies and working together to address insurance, legal and pharmaceutical obstacles to optimal care. Dr. Barry Rose is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and chief of orthopedic surgery and surgical division head for the Alameda division of the Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, one of the largest multi-specialty groups in California. He resides in San Francisco with his wife Rose.

“With the recent changes in the American medical system, both doctors and patients are experiencing a degree of frustration. So how can physicians and the people they have committed to treating work through the morass of insurance, ethics, the legal system and basic human decency to create a system which works for everyone? In this book, Dr. Barry Rose lays out a simple, common-sense and compassionate approach which anyone concerned with medicine would do well to read.”

- Joel Comm, New York Times Best-Selling Author

Andrea Medina, Founder

As a Certified Life Coach and Bodyworker, with more than 20 years of critical relationship management experience, Andrea Medina encourages clients to unearth personal truths and become agents for change. Her approach is holistic, integrating behavioral, cognitive, cultural and organizational principles and practices. Supporting professionals in an array of industry verticals to include technology, transportation, banking, medical, real estate, and entertainment, Andrea has worked closely with Fortune 50 companies, Silicon Valley start-ups, and local business owners alike, reinventing success in leadership. With a thorough understanding of nutrition, body ecology, emotional wellness, and interpersonal relationships, Andrea connects the synergy of personal health to professional wealth.

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To take part in a Motus retreat, please click the link below and apply. A confirmation email of your inquiry will be generated same day and a Motus representative will contact you within 48 hours to discuss booking availability and program acceptance.