Come learn all the influences that could affect your athletic performance on an all-organic regenerative 300-acre farm along the majestic Smith River in the forested Appalachian Mountains of Virginia.
Our team will coach you on how to overcome issues that could sabotage your athletic career and long-term health.
The TEDS Foundation originally helped me fully recover from a stress fracture in my foot. This year, they helped me deal with depression, lack of motivation and feeling like I was in a slump. TEDS helped me regain my zest and excitement for life! Anytime I am down, I can count on TEDS!
“When I needed to recover from injuries, Sean always had the unique solutions. When I wanted to return to All-Star status Sean took my fitness to a new level. Sean is constantly evolving the wellness game and it allows his clients to take their game to new heights. I still use his very special skills which are definitely a secret weapon.”
Every morning, we use a variety of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual practices to maximize their learning experience and athletic performance of guests. These programs are based on a variety of ancient and newly-discovered techniques.
How you breathe constantly affects your ability to perform despite physical stress, such as endurance feats or high altitude competitions. We practice nose-only breathing and apply specific breathing drills to optimize oxygen utilization, reduce stress, prevent dehydration, and enhance the connection between your mental will and your bodily output.
Often athletes eat certain foods or remain full constantly to block emotions they do not want to feel. Although many foods are medicinal, depending on foods for comfort does not resolve weaknesses that will compromise your performance during intense competitions. To mentally prime ourselves to deliver results and physically enhance our nutrient absorption, we vary the interval, timing and selection of foods we eat each day. This intermittent fasting and intentional eating practice supports transformation into an athlete that is holistically connected.
From May through October, we grow chemical-free vegetables, greens, and herbs in permaculture raised beds. Throughout the year, guests eat all-organic meals with farm-to-table ingredients, as seasonally available.
Each persons' situations and goals are different. Their diets need to reflect their individual needs. We assess and equip everyone who attends how to design their own unique eating program.
Previous program participants have been top college recruits, college players-of-the-year, Olympic athletes, World Record-holders and Major League Baseball All-Stars. No matter your level, the programs will expand your abilities and vision for the future of your athletic participation. During the weekends, you will be empowered to become a whole and complete athlete.
The farm has chickens, ducks, turkeys, a donkey, pigs and dairy cows. We rotate the animals across the 50 cleared acres and into silvopasture paddocks to enhance the health and carbon-carrying capacity of the soil. Guests are welcome to help feed the animals the organic feed and organic food scraps that supplement the animals’ grazing.
The dairy cows are milked by hand twice daily. If guests would like to observe or learn how to milk a cow, they are welcome to join in a milking session at the cow stanchion.
From rejuvenating hikes in nature, to mountain biking on logging roads in mountains, the programs provide adventure, recreation, training and rehabilitation, to meet every athlete's needs.
A steel-framed 6-bedroom, 3-story guest house is situated at one end of a North-South aligned river valley. The third floor of this building serves as a workout and game room.
Eight single bedroom, 2-bathroom cabins rim the crest of a hill overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. Each of the cabins houses two beds.
Enhancing your ability to prevent and overcome injuries and reach levels of peak performance never experienced before!