Welcome to MEA's Alumni Membership program where we offer two ways to continue your modern elder journey with us and your community
Your Learning Journey Continues — via online course, in curated support groups, and one-on-one to keep your modern elder goals on track.
Access + Amplification — Connect to MEA wisdom resources and expand your professional reach via our new Concierge and Directory services.
Founder Frivolity — Nobody does it better. They’ll host something special every season. And surprises will be delivered throughout the year.
MEA alums are explorers. Some of you have traveled to Baja for workshops and Sabbatical Sessions. Others have experienced MEA Online, with technology navigating new paths. And many more will venture to Baja and Santa Fe in the future. You’ve told us what really matters to you. You want to partner with us in more MEAningful ways — continuing to grow via internal explorations and learning in community — guided to new insights and connections, and sharing your wisdom in the world.
In the spirit of long life learning and cultivating community, we’ve designed two alumni memberships to support you beyond your first MEA experience. Both provide lots of ways to continue to explore and grow with us, and together. Our Standard Membership offers news, events and connection to the greater alumni community. And the Corazón Membership extends this offering with even more opportunities and education. Either way, your exploration continues and we travel together to what’s next on the modern elder journey.
Joining Corazón means you have a credit toward any program: MEA Online, 5- or 7-day Baja Workshops, or a Sabbatical Session. Whatever you choose, your credit brings you back into the center of this community, continuing your modern elder journey with your fellow travelers.
From Corazón-only workshops with bestselling authors, experts and master facilitators to film screenings with filmmaker Q & A sessions, to exciting special events at our Baja and Santa Fe campuses, your membership gives you access to MEA’s broader offering of talent, connection and wisdom.
An opportunity to meet, connect, socialize and dig deeper with other alumni near you on such specific topics as Career Reinvention, Legacy, and ‘Midlife’ and beyond. Chapter events will be posted on the portal event calendar.
You asked for groups. We’ve got ‘em! Meet other alumni. Topics include: The Third Act, Caregiving, Modern Elder Love and LGBTQ+. Receive support, gain insights, and deepen relationships within our community.
Community at your fingertips! You told us that you’d like to find and connect with other alums beyond your cohort, experience, and location. Well. we heard you! Here’s where you can search for your fellows from other Baja workshops, Sabbatical Sessions, and MEA Online. Connect and have fun!
Our curated “best of MEA” archive supports your continued long-life learning journey through engaging and inspiring words, pictures and ideas. Enjoy great books recommended by Chip, staff and alums, illuminating conversations with Jeff and guests, and original modern elder work and research.
MEA Alumni are brilliant professionals that travel across all sectors of business, and every type of organization and consultancy. Corazón members will have the opportunity to list their expertise in this curated resource on the MEA Portal. Share your brilliance with us, and we’ll shine the spotlight on you for all alumni to see.
This community and your fellow alums are here to support your long-life learning journey. The accountability partner toolkit offers resources to help you stay on track with your personal goals. Download these resources, find a buddy and get started!
Each season we’ll hold an online event hosted by one of MEA’s co-founders. Inspired by our group experiences in Baja — from reflective and exploratory to fun and party-like...Poetry & Lyrics anyone? Expect some old favorites, and some new ones. Either way, be prepared for effervescence!
We’re eco-conscious about our ‘swag’. Corazón members will receive a custom tote bag, handmade by a Baja women’s artist collective and containing your member gifts: a special book by one of our luminaries, Chip’s coloring book, The Land of Yet, Cards on the Table game, and, of course, some surprises.
Expect to receive a few surprises throughout the year (if we told you what, they wouldn’t be a surprise, would they?). Just know that we’ll be thinking about what you told us is most MEAningful: Connection. Learning. Serving. This will guide our choices in bringing you a little extra delight.
We’ve planned your yearlong itinerary for maximum enjoyment, and with our usual intentional cadence.
Upon joining Corazón, you’ll have immediate access to: sign up for MEA Online (or a $750 credit toward any Baja campus program), our Concierge Service, and Chip’s Flatline on the Faultline audiobook. And in short order, you’ll receive a special package in the mail with your Corazón artisan gift, copy of Radical Alignment and two copies of The Land of Yet.
In February, we’ll launch our first topical Transitions Groups.
In March, you’ll select your Corazón Compadre.
In May, you’ll be able to feature your business in the Professional Services Corner on our membership site.
Each season, enjoy a quarterly co-founder’s party with fun and surprises!
Given the times we’re living in, we want to make sure that Corazón is affordable for everyone. So, we’re making it easy to join by offering the $600 one-year membership in 12 monthly payments of $50.
For any questions about the Corazón Membership feel free to reach out to Leslie by clicking here.
How does wisdom at your fingertips sound? MEA Concierge is part librarian, part directory assistance, part networker. Ask us any questions about MEA reference materials, resources, guest faculty, or alumni expertise. You’ll enjoy exclusive member access to our wisdom workers via email or phone request.
Every week we share the latest news and events with a little bit of inspiration on subjects of importance to our community and the world at large. You’ll never miss out on what’s happening if you read our “AF”...your snackable, yet nutritious, weekly news. Delivered with no extra calories.
Written in a gooey liminal time, on his 50th birthday, this reflection tells the intimate story of Chip’s midlife challenges. Only 50 copies were published for his inner circle. You’ll receive a link and download instructions as your Corazón welcome. Audiobook narrated by Chip.
You alums are a generous bunch. And we’re often asked how you can make a lasting difference. Perhaps nothing has more impact than contributing to the flourishing of younger generations. As part of your Corazón membership, we’ll make a donation in your name, and it will be inscribed on a plaque at MEA’s Baja campus.
You are extraordinary. And you’re a member of an extraordinary community of curious and generous wisdom seekers. This is the place to continue connecting, learning and creating what’s next through invaluable MEA resources.
You know us. We’ve always got something happening. Our aim is to educate, inspire and entertain through our workshops, sabbaticals, and online programs. Come back here regularly to get the scoop on what we’ve got on offer.
You told us that you want to find and connect with alums beyond your cohort, experience, and location. We heard you! Here’s where you can search for fellow alums from other Baja workshops, Sabbatical Sessions and MEA Online.
Our curated “best of MEA” archive supports your continued long life learning journey through engaging and inspiring words, pictures and ideas. Enjoy great books, illuminating conversations, and original modern elder theory.
You will have the opportunity to network your expertise in this curated resource. Share your brilliance with us and we’ll shine the spotlight on you. Here’s where you can find each other and engage in wisdom at work.
This community and your fellow alums are here to support your long life learning journey. Our toolkits offer resources to help establish ongoing transition group success, accountability goal setting strategies and more.
We believe that we’re only as strong as our community. And our community is central to everything we do. We’ve created this space to keep you connected and growing. And we’ll continue to offer meaningful ways here to do so!
The most valuable gift I received from my time at MEA was a new mindset. And the best thing about a growth mindset powered by love, faith and intention is that it needs constant feeding. That’s why I treasure my continued connection to MEA leaders, programs and alums. Having a supportive community and learning tools along on my journey will help me cultivate greater self-acceptance, happiness and wisdom.
My experience at SabSesh has been life changing, so much so that I extended my initial two-week trip to four weeks then six weeks... I am thrilled to have the opportunity via the Corazón membership program to stay connected with the MEA community and expert teachings to continue the growth and transformation initially forged at Baja.
My MEA experience was a rite of passage. Modern culture has so few good examples of what it means to live life well. At age 71, I was looking for something better. At MEA, I met people who value and celebrate personal growth, wisdom, and living life fully. I now feel that I’m not alone on this journey; and that’s why I’m part of the MEA community.
My first workshop was in 2019, followed by a recent Sabbatical Session. MEA was the perfect place to land when transitioning to single life from a long marriage and again the right place to be during COVID as I ponder career choices. I've made incredible relationships and look forward to expanding them by being a Corazón member.
MEA is an oasis that refreshes me and replenishes my emotional supplies for the rest of my journey. I’m excited about Corazón. It will increase my connection to a community of vibrant, curious long-life learners. As a health coach, I teach that the people we associate with affect our physical and psychological health. The MEA community is good for my health and will extend the length and quality of my life.
I discovered MEA while on the verge of burnout and in great need of personal and professional renewal. My experience was so transformational, that I’ve done three programs and am planning a fourth! The team creates magical and unique experiences that envelop you in love, support and wisdom. I wish everyone I knew could experience MEA.
Whether you’re an alum of our Baja programs or online, you’re automatically a part of this community, and always connected and up to date with MEA.
Whether you’re an alum from our Baja programs or MEA Online, you’re automatically a part of this community, and always connected and up to date with MEA.
Something’s always happening at MEA. We aim to educate and inspire through our workshops, sabbaticals, and online programs. Check here for the latest.
Our curated “best of MEA” archive supports long-life learning through engaging and inspiring words, pictures and ideas: books, conversations and work.
Want to connect with alums beyond your cohort? This is the place to search for fellows from other Baja workshops, Sabbatical Sessions and MEA Online.
An opportunity to meet, connect, socialize and dig deeper with other alumni near you into specific topics such as Career Reinvention, Legacy, and ‘Midlife’ and beyond. Chapter events will be posted on the portal event calendar.
You asked for groups. We’ve got ‘em! Meet other alumni. Topics include: The Third Act, Caregiving, Modern Elder Love and LGBTQ+.
You’re part of an extraordinary community of wisdom seekers. This is the place to continue connecting and learning with MEA resources and your fellows.
Every week we offer the latest events and a bit of inspiration...AF is your snackable, yet nutritious, weekly news. Delivered with no extra calories.
You’ve traveled far, now here you are! Continue your learning journey and deepen your connections through exclusive events, programs and services to support what’s next.
Joining Corazón means you have a credit toward any program: MEA Online, 5- or 7-day Baja Workshops, or a Sabbatical Session.
From private workshops with authors and masters to film screenings with filmmaker Q&As, your membership gives you access to MEA’s phenomenal braintrust.
We are eco-conscious about our swag. Receive an Alumni-only MEA tote bag, handmade by a Mexican women’s collective, filled w/ a bunch of special items.
Each season the co-founders host an online event inspired by group experiences in Baja with old and new favorites. Just come prepared for effervescence!
Perhaps nothing has more impact than contributing to the flourishing of younger generations. Your gift will be inscribed on a plaque at our Baja campus.
Written in a gooey liminal time, on his 50th birthday, this reflection tells the intimate story of Chip’s midlife challenges. Audiobook narrated by Chip.
Brilliant professionals across all sectors of business, and every type of organization and consultancy. This is where you get to network your expertise.
Tap into the power of community by using our toolkits to establish ongoing transition group success, accountability goal setting strategies and more.
Your 411 to ask your questions about all things MEA: reference and resource materials, networking tips, guest faculty info, alumni connections and more.
We’re always thinking about what’s most MEAningful: Connection. Learning. Serving. This will guide our choices in bringing you a little extra delight.
We’re working hard to finish building the brand new MEA Alumni Portal, which we expect to be unveiled in May. In the meantime, and to avoid any complications, we kindly ask that you wait to sign up for our Alumni Membership program.
For questions, please contact Leslie, MEA's Director of Alumni and Community Relations.
–The MEA Team