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Sun Valley Retreat:

Your Potential, Realized

led by Peter Shmock with guest teachers, Tay & Val

Sun Valley, Idaho
June 12th – June 17th 2019

Realizing your potential the Life Athlete Way is being connected to your body by allowing your fullest energy, expression, and enthusiasm for living to flow through you. You’ll be guided along a journey to transform the way you move, forever, as you come to know yourself more intimately, powerfully, and intuitively. There is limited availability for this once-in-a-lifetime retreat nestled in the spectacular Rocky Mountains of central Idaho.

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Each day begins with daily guided meditations, dynamic breathing exercises, and a movement workshop to experience and learn the various tenants of being in your extraordinary body. These physical and mental practices and rituals which Peter developed during his time preparing for making an Olympic team are shared in a fun and light-hearted way.

Together we will play with translating the most common signals of your body’s energy through a judgment free, accessible, and mindful approach. You’ll become more sensitive and able to recognize the signals and needs of your body and learn how to honor them. From better performance to living life well on all levels. You’ll learn to move more economically with improved structural integrity resulting in moving with greater efficiency, less pain, and more energy. You’ll learn breathing exercises which when coupled with movements of varying intensities will elevate your coordination, physical and mental control, and develop your internal strength.

Along the way, you’ll learn to move with greater ease while finding you have more power, grace, and confidence than you ever thought possible. You’ll be supported by the majestic mountains of Sun Valley, a premier health club and spa, time to reflect, nourishing meals, and a celebration of community to rediscover a realm of energy, inner power, self-awareness, and possibilities you may have long forgotten.

What to Expect

Each day will offer Life Athlete guided sessions that incorporate our theme for that day. These include meditation, movement, mindfulness, breathing exercises, and other physical and mental tools to help you deepen into and integrate your personal intentions. Sessions may be held at Zenergy, a premier health club and spa, or outside in nature per the teacher’s curriculum.


Your room will be at the Limelight Hotel Ketchum, where all the new guest rooms are luxurious yet unpretentious, clean yet full of character. Featuring high ceilings, big windows, contemporary decor, King beds with plush bedding and more! You know … the perfect place to recharge. The natural light, little luxuries, and smart-design touches provide just what you want while maintaining a real sense of sustainability.

Zenergy Health Club and Spa

ZENERGY is recognized as one of the world’s premier private wellness facilities. With a stunning location in the year-round ski resort of Sun Valley and an extensive suite of services and amenities offered at its 50,000 square foot facility, Zenergy includes indoor and outdoor saline pools and hot tub, indoor tennis courts, a cutting-edge cardio & weight training gym, a classic Pilates studio, and over 85 weekly classes in its group fitness, indoor cycling, and yoga studios. Zenergy’s acclaimed luxury spa offers a wide variety of services, including a wide range of massage modalities, organic facials and body wraps, acupuncture, reflexology, nail salon, hair studio, and tanning. The new PIVOT functional movement studio at Zenergy, designed by leading fitness consultant Aktiv Solutions, offers daily small-group fitness clinics to both Zenergy members and non-members. The club also offers an on-site café, a summertime poolside grill, and a boutique featuring active wear and lifestyle clothing brands.


Three healthy, hearty meals a day will be provided – vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options will be available. Breakfast will almost always be at the hotel unless we are offsite for an activity in the morning. Lunch and Dinner will vary between catered meals and dining out in the quaint and trendy downtown of Ketchum. 

About Sun Valley

This is not a place where athleticism lives in a bubble. With fresh mountain air invigorating your soul and the sun shining deep into your subconscious, you will come to know why Sun Valley revels in a level of wellness and health not found many places.  From healing hot springs to meditative botanic gardens to day spas and health food stores, it’s a place where the words “clean living” take on real meaning.


Air: You are responsible for booking your own air transportation, flying into Friedman Memorial Airport  (IATA: SUN) Make your airline reservations early for best prices!

Ground: Once you land at the airport, all transportation will be taken care of for you from there – including a ride to the hotel upon arrival and back to the airport when you depart.

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About Your Teachers

Peter Shmock has been helping people over the past three decades reclaim and reach their optimal mental and physical potential with a sustainable, Do less – Be More approach called Life Athlete. Peter’s training principles and life philosophy were developed and refined as he made the Olympic team twice under the mentorship of Nike co-founder and elite track and field coach, Bill Bowerman, among other iconic teachers. Today he shares these invaluable lessons about vitality, longevity, energy, joy, movement, and the power of the mind, with the Seattle Mariners, Pacific Northwest Ballet, elite athletes, executives, aspiring youth, and his global community of Life Athletes. Peter is passionate about surfing, connecting and teaching, and is a published author and speaker inspired to share his mission of the Way of the Life Athlete with good folks like you.

Tay & Val are the spiritual strategists and soul mentors conscious companies and visionary leaders go to — to answer their “What’s Next?” question — as they navigate their personal transformation, cultivate a conscious workplace, and make their legacy impact.
“Everything we do is grounded in the intention to help people lead their BEST lives.”
Award-winning filmmakers, Tay & Val left successful media careers, closed their production company, wrapped work on their nationally televised television series P.S. I’m Sorry, and set off to travel the world by bicycle for a documentary project to inspire dreams. Six years, three continents, more than 400 public talks and national radio and TV appearances (in twelve countries), and 2 TEDx talks later, Tay & Val settled in the Pacific Northwest as City Artists of Seattle.
During their journey around the world, Tay & Val studied with many Elders, Shamans and Teachers across different cultures and healing modalities. Each of them left Tay & Val with one unison message: “You’ll meet more people than all of us combined. Go and share what you’ve learned.” Committed to helping visionary leaders meet their call to greatness with clear-eyed vision, groundedness, and deep trust — Tay & Val work now with leaders and businesses around the globe who hear the call to rise and say yes. More recently, their work has also appeared on Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, and Thrive Global. They are also co-founders of M Meditation, Seattle’s premier modern meditation movement.

Client Testimonials

“I’m grateful to Peter, although it’s more than that. I know I wouldn’t have done what I was able to without Peter. He understands the connection between the spirit and the body and how to put it together. I do not see it as having something to do with intellect; it’s about an awareness of that connection between the spirit and body. The life athlete concept caters to that connection.”

– Dan Wilson, AllStar MLB player

“It was his philosophy that got me, his focus on more mindful, meditative styles of training, his continual insistence that training doesn’t have to be an exercise in ballistic ass-kicker-y to be effective. Peter’s The Way of the Life Athlete is meant to support all the obligations and activities you have and do, to get you healthy and/or keep you healthy for as long as humanly possible.”

– Apolo Ohno,  8-time Olympic Medalist, short track skating

“Peter – and his Life Athlete philosophy – has helped me develop and appreciate the use of my body in ways I never thought was possible again. He has given me the confidence and ability to perform everyday tasks and athletic movements that I did as a younger man.”

– Larry Hard, 70-something retired attorney

Investment $3,888

This price is per-person and includes everything—deluxe hotel room, all meals and drinks, all movement and meditation classes, all Life Athlete curriculum, car transportation and activities, a spa treatment at Zenergy—every little detail is included.

All you need to do is get yourself to Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) and the rest is handled for you.

Once you complete the registration process, you will receive an invoice by email that will link to our payment page.
You have the option to pay for the entire package at once or to pay in installments.

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