Hurry Up & Slow Down

Hurry Up & Slow Down

In an era of constant technological acceleration and innovation, an over abundance of screen time, information overload, tech-driven anxiety, social media everything, internet addiction, a constant sense of FOMO (fear of missing), selfies,  and being endlessly tethered and always available,
– many have referred to us as the ultimate decelerator.

We help you slow down. We remind you to look up.

In an era of constant technological acceleration and innovation, an over abundance of screen time, information overload, tech-driven anxiety, social media everything, internet addiction, a constant sense of FOMO (fear of missing), selfies,  and being endlessly tethered and always available,
– many have referred to us as the ultimate decelerator.

We help you slow down. We remind you to look up.


by disconnecting from our devices we reconnect with:

ourselves
each other
our communities
and the world around us

…becoming more present, authentic, compassionate and understanding.

by disconnecting from our devices we reconnect with:

ourselves
each other
our communities
and the world around us

…becoming more present, authentic, compassionate and understanding.

Given the space to unplug from the noisy world, we are able to reevaluate our path, take stock in life, strengthen our relationships, and move forward with a sense of purpose and belonging.

How we Got Started?

After a near-death experience, Levi Felix left his dream job as the VP of a thriving startup to take a sabbatical from his “always-on,” digitally enthralled reality. Meanwhile his partner, Brooke Dean, was packing her bags to go back to school to further her education of permaculture and sustainable community. So they decided to take to the road together.They traded in their laptops and cellphones for backpacks, and left together to travel the world — seeking balance, studying yoga and meditation, and volunteering for non-profits and farms along the way.

They soon found themselves running a guesthouse on a secluded island in Cambodia – Felix spent his days spear-fishing, cleaning toilets, and learning what a life off-the-grid could teach us about being more connected. Guests would arrive prepared to document and photograph their island experience only to have Felix take away their devices and tell them, “This is your Digital Detox®. Enjoy your time here and take a vacation from whatever is on the other side of the ocean. Give yourself the opportunity to truly unplug and enjoy.”

The two of them explored meditation through a 10-Day Silent retreat in a Buddhist Monastery in Thailand, studied yoga surrounded by hills of rice paddies, journaled, played chess, and reflected their days away. Their teachers were the farmers and children of rural towns, their status quo updated only by the people surrounding them. And it was incredible.

Two and a half years and 15 countries later, they returned from their backpacking, farming, nonprofit volunteering and global wanderlust to a country face-down in screens. They discovered that the digital devices and gadgets that had once been reserved for techies, bloggers or the media-hungry, had now taken on a whole new role in society at large. Screens were everywhere and everyone was always on them. In the short time they were gone, it seemed that everyone had become tech addicted, media dependent and things weren’t looking good.

Within a few months, they started Digital Detox®.

They began by taking 10 participants on a Digital Detox® retreat – a mindfulness based and psychological driven program with a handful of journals, yoga mats, arts and crafts, typewriters, and one agenda; disconnect to reconnect. They’ve since led 17 retreats, started the “Device-Free Drinks” movement (with their ‘tech-check’) , and currently run the globally recognized Camp Grounded: Summer Camp for Adults (attendance from over 7 countries and 30+ states across the US).

Disclaimer:
Levi and Brooke Are Not Luddites.

Just concerned and concerted humans who care about humanity.

How we Got Started?

After a near-death experience, Levi Felix left his dream job as the VP of a thriving startup to take a sabbatical from his “always-on,” digitally enthralled reality. Meanwhile his partner, Brooke Dean, was packing her bags to go back to school to further her education of permaculture and sustainable community. So they decided to take to the road together.They traded in their laptops and cellphones for backpacks, and left together to travel the world — seeking balance, studying yoga and meditation, and volunteering for non-profits and farms along the way.

They soon found themselves running a guesthouse on a secluded island in Cambodia – Felix spent his days spear-fishing, cleaning toilets, and learning what a life off-the-grid could teach us about being more connected. Guests would arrive prepared to document and photograph their island experience only to have Felix take away their devices and tell them, “This is your Digital Detox®. Enjoy your time here and take a vacation from whatever is on the other side of the ocean. Give yourself the opportunity to truly unplug and enjoy.”

The two of them explored meditation through a 10-Day Silent retreat in a Buddhist Monastery in Thailand, studied yoga surrounded by hills of rice paddies, journaled, played chess, and reflected their days away. Their teachers were the farmers and children of rural towns, their status quo updated only by the people surrounding them. And it was incredible.

Two and a half years and 15 countries later, they returned from their backpacking, farming, nonprofit volunteering and global wanderlust to a country face-down in screens. They discovered that the digital devices and gadgets that had once been reserved for techies, bloggers or the media-hungry, had now taken on a whole new role in society at large. Screens were everywhere and everyone was always on them. In the short time they were gone, it seemed that everyone had become tech addicted, media dependent and things weren’t looking good.

Within a few months, they started Digital Detox®.

They began by taking 10 participants on a Digital Detox® retreat – a mindfulness based and psychological driven program with a handful of journals, yoga mats, arts and crafts, typewriters, and one agenda; disconnect to reconnect. They’ve since led 17 retreats, started the “Device-Free Drinks” movement (with their ‘tech-check’) , and currently run the globally recognized Camp Grounded: Summer Camp for Adults (attendance from over 7 countries and 30+ states across the US).

Disclaimer:
Levi and Brooke Are Not Luddites.
Just concerned and concerted humans who care about humanity.