From a practical standpoint, after the first class, I already had at my disposal new tools and resources that I could immediately start using with my clients. From a personal standpoint, I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to dive in deep with like-minded and like-hearted individuals to explore the profound depths of our personality - and our soul. This really is all about psycho-spiritual transformation. In a short time, I have gained deeper insight into my own personality patterns, but am also gaining a deeper understanding and greater compassion for others as they navigate their own personalities. The sense of community that has developed among the members of this class has been beautiful as we rise up together.
– Matteah Reppart, Vitalist School student, 2018-2019
The Vitalist School is the place for you if you’re looking to learn about yourself, get out of your comfort zone, leave behind those things that no longer serve you, and become more of who you truly are.
This is all done in a nurturing atmosphere with laughter, tears, and people who become a family. I highly suggest you experience this amazing class. You will always be well supported in the journey of transformation.
– Bonita Jacque, Vitalist School student, 2018-2019
As a chiropractor working with energy, I have had glimpses of being present and having cool things happen when I work with patients. However, I still felt like I was "working", and as a result, felt tired. Working with Micah, I have been able to be more spontaneous, and able to stay in my core and listen to what my patient needs, rather than what I usually do. As a result, I feel more of a sense of playing and am less tired. My patients are responding and enjoying the sessions as well. Micah has been the right practitioner for me to help become liberated and enlightened while working. He is an excellent role model for how to do it.
–Linda S. Squires, D.C.
As a practitioner, teacher, and educator, I hold my own spiritual evolution with great reverence. For me, it is a social responsibility to the work I provide in the world. Choosing to work with Micah McLaughlin on a soul level was deeply intentional and in alignment with my work personally and professionally. I am better equipped consciously, what is mine and what is not mine when working with clients. I am supported and guided to authentically step into my life's work because I work with Micah.
– Raechel Morrow, BSW, Trauma Informed Yoga Therapist, E-RYT 500, HHCP
The stone Mica is known in Chinese medicine as a sacred mirror. This stone contains within itself the ability to reflect back to us our deepest truth; inviting us to remember our essence, and encouraging us to recognize and claim our worth. I could not come up with a more beautiful way to describe Micah than that of the Stone with which he shares a name. It is not exaggeration to say that every encounter I have had with Micah leads to some form of unearthing deeper truths about who I am and how I can more fully live from my Self. Micah is kind, truthful and ultimately wants all to be who they are alive to be.
— Nicole France Coe
To try to put in to words what working alongside Micah has done to bring me transformation on the deepest level seems like an impossible task, but then again, I never believed I could be free from all that oppressed me either… How do you describe to someone what waking up feels like until you have woken? How do you express what freedom can come from awareness without judgment? Or when you realize you are not your own worst enemy, and you are separate from your inner critic? Most importantly, how do you describe the feeling when you meet yourself again, on a soul level, after years of being apart? Its Joy. Its Hope. Its Freedom.
Micah has been the mirror for me to see myself clearly, and without judgment. He is not the one who did the hard work for me, I did that by showing up for myself time and time again. But if it were not for the way in which Micah showed up as a practitioner I don’t know that such radical transformation could have happened in the way it did.
Eternally grateful for the work you have done on yourself Micah and the work you are doing for others to bring freedom in to this world!
— Becky Devries, Registered Nurse, Student of Naturopathy
I am so grateful for the time I spent with Micah. He helped me see on a deep level how my own thoughts were keeping me stuck and helped me see how I could stay in choice and make new decisions in different areas of my life. Thank You Micah - I consider the time we spent together invaluable and would highly recommend anyone looking to go deeper on their journey to consider spending time with you.
– Michael Rocque, Life Coach
Micah’s passion for learning and teaching is only surpassed by his depth of knowledge. As a co-teacher in in the six-month Life 2.0 transformational group coaching/training program, Micah was a huge asset to the program. His extraordinary ability to understand, digest and share a broad array of teachings, and his clear and charismatic teaching style made a significant contribution to the participant's learning. Above all else, Micah is a compassionate realist who cares deeply that his clients and students make significant and rapid progress with their learning and in their lives.
– Mike Cohen, MA, Creator of Life 2.0, Founder of Kirtan Leader Institute
I have found myself in a diverse community of people. We share a desire to be open, honest and whole. I have spoken, danced, laughed and cried with this group - feeling authentically myself and fully alive - and they still love me!
What we all know is that there is no other way forward but to trust the journey in. That is the mortar in our vessel. Only from this place of knowing and integrating all the aspects of ourselves can we hold space for others to heal fully and authentically. It’s mind-blowing and simply awesome!
Micah is fully present as a teacher and sees each person individually and as a group. He clearly shares from a place that he knows well. The Vitalist School takes us on an adventure using maps and tools to navigate the journey. We apply them alone, in pairs, in groups and in our lives. We experience it in order to embody it. And in that “ah-hah” we learn to see ourselves first and then others for who we truly are rather than who we thought we were supposed to be. That spells Freedom! It is not without scary junctions, but the feeling of liberation is pure, unbridled love!
A change in my life is showing up in some of my relationships as we enjoy more honest communication and deeper love. The biggest, fullest shifts may not be so visible to the outside, but I am different inside.
– Brooke Dillane, Yoga teacher and Thai Bodyworker, Vitalist School student, 2018-2019
I began working with Micah a few years ago. At that point in my life, I had been experiencing acute pain in my body for about a year and had been through two unsuccessful surgeries with a third on the way - with no hope of a better outcome. To say I was frustrated with traditional health care professionals was an understatement. All I knew was I couldn't continue to deal with the level of physical pain any longer and I needed to approach healing differently. When I first met Micah, I immediately noticed his presence. I felt heard and understood in a way I hadn't experienced before. What started off as my desire for physical healing went far beyond that. Micah's intuitive and holistic approach in preparing me for surgery allowed my body to begin to heal. Within 3 weeks post-op, I noticed a huge difference - I no longer experienced pain. It became clear to me in working with Micah that for physical healing to take place there was also a need to work on healing my mind, emotions and spirit. Regardless of what came up during our appointments, Micah held space for me and I was able to safely explore that a lot of how I showed up for my life up to that point was not showing up at all - but rather in fearful, self-sabotaging ways. Micah utilized various modalities I hadn't experienced before; intuition, holistic/mindfulness counseling, breath work, muscle testing, working with the Jo, and the list goes on and on - all of which have resulted in a tailored, transformative journey that has allowed me to show up for my life in a more aligned and authentic way. I am incredibly thankful for Micah's kind intuitive and playful spirit, insight, dedication, guidance and passion - for without it, my journey from caterpillar to butterfly would not have been complete.
– Kathy Julien, Student of Life
When I started my healing journey I felt so lost and separated from myself I often asked the question "how?". How could I begin to change the things I believed that were so engrained in me I thought they were me, I thought it was the truth, and I was hopeless. The methods taught at Vitalist are the very methods that brought healing and transformation into my life, this is the how. A shedding of beliefs that no longer serve me, a returning to true self, to God, to love, and to freedom. These are the methods that can change lives, and I am honored to learn them. - Rebecca deVries, Vitalist School student, 2018-2019
Making the decision to participate in the Vitalist School has been a catalyst for amazing positive shifts in my life! The material, the presentation, the practice, the community formed with the other students all come together to create a one of a kind experience that feels safe and supportive.
While the initial intent was to support my naturopathy practice, my time at the Vitalist School has propelled my own personal growth in ways I could never have imagined. My time with the school has imbued me with new curiosity, courage, and a heart more open - benefiting not only myself & my clients, but also my husband, children, and friends.
If you’re considering joining the Vitalist School, I can’t encourage you enough to take the leap. Be brave, you’re worth it.
Erica Bretz - Naturopathic Practitioner - Vitalist School Student (2018/2019)