What we're about

"I'm convinced that discomfort is the great deterrent of our generation" - Jen Hatmaker (quoted in Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown)

"Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it's a small price to pay for living a dream" - Peter McWilliams

Comfort Busters is dedicated to the idea that we can open our consciousness and strengthen our character by placing ourselves in challenging and uncomfortable situations.

In modern commercial culture, convenience, and comfort are high values. Exertion, struggle, and difficulty should be avoided at all cost. But are these really negative states? We believe these are essential aspects of the human experience where we can discover new sides of ourselves. Leaning into them can change disempowering narratives and limiting beliefs.

Join us on one of our events and let's level up together!

Upcoming events (5+)

Meditative Wilderness Ascent - Strengthen Mind & Body - Temescal Canyon

Explore your body and mind in a state of optimal capacity with our fun, supportive crew. We move like a tribe up & up through a lush landscape with amazing views of the city and ocean. When you reach the top you'll feel like a supernova. In our comfort obsessed culture, we shun exertion & difficulty as negative states, but you will find this to be untrue. These are integral parts of the human experience. Inside those spheres, you will discover new sides of yourself. We enter those spheres by interval running up the Santa Monica Mountains in small, achievable chunks. In each stage of the ascent, we'll mindfully focus on a different aspect of the experience: • Our minds limiting beliefs • Inserting empowering narratives • Focusing on the internal states of exertion • Present awareness of our changing environment The group will be waiting at the end of each stage with high-fives, encouragement, and instruction for a new focus. Beyond mental training, this is the best activity I know of to stay "adventure ready". Do this regularly and you'll be in shape for anything at any time. ------------------- We're going to meet right at the trailhead by Sunset, about 100 meters west of the road leading in. Here: https://goo.gl/maps/pkqJvDvfdBuq1zPt6 I'll be there at 4:45 and at 5 we start to move. We have a 10-minute flat hike, then we stretch for a few minutes, and then I'll explain how we run the trail in intervals and give the group guidance on where to focus attention at each stage. Finally, we are up, up, and away! Bring at least 24 ounces of water. You'll be hot on the way up and cooler on the way down (walking) so think about layers. Plan to finish with a group meditation at the bottom to feel our bodies at rest and soak it in before we disband. Of course, this is optional. **Suggested donation (venmo, cash) of 10$ but pay what you can afford and based on the value you get. No pressure.** If you'd like to hear more about the virtues of the trail run check out my blogpost: http://www.jonathanlegg.com/blog/the-virtue-of-hardship-tuesday-trail-runs

Meditative Wilderness Ascent - Strengthen Mind & Body - Temescal Canyon

Explore your body and mind in a state of optimal capacity with our fun, supportive crew. We move like a tribe up & up through a lush landscape with amazing views of the city and ocean. When you reach the top you'll feel like a supernova. In our comfort obsessed culture, we shun exertion & difficulty as negative states, but you will find this to be untrue. These are integral parts of the human experience. Inside those spheres, you will discover new sides of yourself. We enter those spheres by interval running up the Santa Monica Mountains in small, achievable chunks. In each stage of the ascent, we'll mindfully focus on a different aspect of the experience: • Our minds limiting beliefs • Inserting empowering narratives • Focusing on the internal states of exertion • Present awareness of our changing environment The group will be waiting at the end of each stage with high-fives, encouragement, and instruction for a new focus. Beyond mental training, this is the best activity I know of to stay "adventure ready". Do this regularly and you'll be in shape for anything at any time. ------------------- We're going to meet right at the trailhead by Sunset, about 100 meters west of the road leading in. Here: https://goo.gl/maps/pkqJvDvfdBuq1zPt6 I'll be there at 4:45 and at 5 we start to move. We have a 10-minute flat hike, then we stretch for a few minutes, and then I'll explain how we run the trail in intervals and give the group guidance on where to focus attention at each stage. Finally, we are up, up, and away! Bring at least 24 ounces of water. You'll be hot on the way up and cooler on the way down (walking) so think about layers. Plan to finish with a group meditation at the bottom to feel our bodies at rest and soak it in before we disband. Of course, this is optional. **Suggested donation (venmo, cash) of 10$ but pay what you can afford and based on the value you get. No pressure.** If you'd like to hear more about the virtues of the trail run check out my blogpost: http://www.jonathanlegg.com/blog/the-virtue-of-hardship-tuesday-trail-runs

Meditative Wilderness Ascent - Strengthen Mind & Body - Temescal Canyon

Explore your body and mind in a state of optimal capacity with our fun, supportive crew. We move like a tribe up & up through a lush landscape with amazing views of the city and ocean. When you reach the top you'll feel like a supernova. In our comfort obsessed culture, we shun exertion & difficulty as negative states, but you will find this to be untrue. These are integral parts of the human experience. Inside those spheres, you will discover new sides of yourself. We enter those spheres by interval running up the Santa Monica Mountains in small, achievable chunks. In each stage of the ascent, we'll mindfully focus on a different aspect of the experience: • Our minds limiting beliefs • Inserting empowering narratives • Focusing on the internal states of exertion • Present awareness of our changing environment The group will be waiting at the end of each stage with high-fives, encouragement, and instruction for a new focus. Beyond mental training, this is the best activity I know of to stay "adventure ready". Do this regularly and you'll be in shape for anything at any time. ------------------- We're going to meet right at the trailhead by Sunset, about 100 meters west of the road leading in. Here: https://goo.gl/maps/pkqJvDvfdBuq1zPt6 I'll be there at 4:45 and at 5 we start to move. We have a 10-minute flat hike, then we stretch for a few minutes, and then I'll explain how we run the trail in intervals and give the group guidance on where to focus attention at each stage. Finally, we are up, up, and away! Bring at least 24 ounces of water. You'll be hot on the way up and cooler on the way down (walking) so think about layers. Plan to finish with a group meditation at the bottom to feel our bodies at rest and soak it in before we disband. Of course, this is optional. **Suggested donation (venmo, cash) of 10$ but pay what you can afford and based on the value you get. No pressure.** If you'd like to hear more about the virtues of the trail run check out my blogpost: http://www.jonathanlegg.com/blog/the-virtue-of-hardship-tuesday-trail-runs

Meditative Wilderness Ascent - Strengthen Mind & Body - Temescal Canyon

Explore your body and mind in a state of optimal capacity with our fun, supportive crew. We move like a tribe up & up through a lush landscape with amazing views of the city and ocean. When you reach the top you'll feel like a supernova. In our comfort obsessed culture, we shun exertion & difficulty as negative states, but you will find this to be untrue. These are integral parts of the human experience. Inside those spheres, you will discover new sides of yourself. We enter those spheres by interval running up the Santa Monica Mountains in small, achievable chunks. In each stage of the ascent, we'll mindfully focus on a different aspect of the experience: • Our minds limiting beliefs • Inserting empowering narratives • Focusing on the internal states of exertion • Present awareness of our changing environment The group will be waiting at the end of each stage with high-fives, encouragement, and instruction for a new focus. Beyond mental training, this is the best activity I know of to stay "adventure ready". Do this regularly and you'll be in shape for anything at any time. ------------------- We're going to meet right at the trailhead by Sunset, about 100 meters west of the road leading in. Here: https://goo.gl/maps/pkqJvDvfdBuq1zPt6 I'll be there at 4:45 and at 5 we start to move. We have a 10-minute flat hike, then we stretch for a few minutes, and then I'll explain how we run the trail in intervals and give the group guidance on where to focus attention at each stage. Finally, we are up, up, and away! Bring at least 24 ounces of water. You'll be hot on the way up and cooler on the way down (walking) so think about layers. Plan to finish with a group meditation at the bottom to feel our bodies at rest and soak it in before we disband. Of course, this is optional. **Suggested donation (venmo, cash) of 10$ but pay what you can afford and based on the value you get. No pressure.** If you'd like to hear more about the virtues of the trail run check out my blogpost: http://www.jonathanlegg.com/blog/the-virtue-of-hardship-tuesday-trail-runs

Past events (5)

Clothing-Optional Full Moon Hike

Los Leones Canyon Trailhead

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