International Brotherhood Retreats



Claes Lilja – Founder and Lead Facilitator

Claes Lilja holds a degree in psychology from Linnaeus University in Sweden and is a certified Integral Coach through New Ventures West. He has more than 20 years experience of working in human growth and development, having started out working with Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson at the Enneagram Institute during the most innovative time there, helping develop the RHETI and some of the most significant Enneagram books published to date. Claes has also been featured as an Enneagram expert on many TV shows, including In Depth with Chris Matthews (CNBC), Starting Over on NBC, and FOX News among others. His extensive academic background also includes studying International Business at the University of Lund, Business at E.S.C.P., France, and Art & Photography at Santa Monica College.
He is the creator of Brotherhood Retreats, a program which has deeply impacted many lives through its multi-pronged, life-changing inner work process. Claes is also a long-time student of The Diamond Approach in the Ridhwan School with A.H. Almaas. He also works as a filmmaker and photographer on the side.


Juan Wulff – Breathwork Facilitator

Juan Wulff, CMT, TBP has been providing exceptional bodywork and breathwork for over 16 years. In 2000, he was initiated into the Healing Arts by master practitioner/holistic healer James Drake Carter of Bear Relief Therapies while getting his massage certification at the McKinnon Institute in Oakland, California.
In 2002, Juan was introduced to Soulful Breathwork, in which he completed the facilitation training and which since then has become the core of his practice. Juan continued his training as a facilitator for the Inner Journey and became an Enneagram Teacher to support the experiential and psychological aspects of somatic healing. He received further training with Dr. Fred Mitouer and the Transformational Bodywork Association, which enabled a deepened mastery of the healing arts including training in somatic release of past traumas, which supports the integration of previously fragmented aspects of the self.
In 2010, Juan was initiated as a Deeksha Oneness Blessing Giver, Perceptive Awareness Technique facilitator and Soma-pi practitioner. His work is based on the emotional body and its relationship to all other aspects of being human, inspiring a journey towards the highest expression of the Self.




Marc Nelles – Yoga Instructor

Marc is an IAYT-certified Ayurvedic yoga therapist from the Prema Yoga Institute, and a certified Reiki Master in the lineage of Master Usui. He holds an advanced RYT500 Yoga Alliance credential, specializing in therapeutic Vinyasa in the Krishnamacharya tradition, and tantric meditation, Yoga Nidra, and Pranayama in the Saraswati tradition of the Bihar School of Yoga in India. He currently teaches yoga and meditation to medical personnel and staff at the Institute of Advanced Medicine at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, New York City, and is on faculty at the UNSRC Yoga Club at United Nations Headquarters, teaching Yoga Nidra to staff and delegates. He is also on faculty at the Prema Yoga Institute’s Therapeutics teacher training, presenting his research on yoga and HIV and other immune/autoimmune conditions. Marc is also the founder of Mankind Yoga NYC, which provides yoga and healing to individual clients.
Marc previously earned his degree in dance at the Rotterdam Dance Academy/Codarts in the Netherlands, and had a career as a dancer and dance instructor in Europe and the US for more than 10 years.
Yoga and meditation facilitated Marc's transformative spiritual journey, and he is looking forward to continuing to learn and inspire, while teaching and sharing the wisdom of his lifelong journey.



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