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18 Months

like 10 years of growth


30 countries

Tight Knit




In the world of the future... a measure of aliveness will be our currency... the only inspiration that will live to set us free. Thus? All that's worth investing in is thee.

THE INSTITUTE FOR ALIVENESS was born out of moral imperative. When our Founder tried to leave her career in health, she realized that no one was doing what she was: full spectrum Applied Epigenetics. From sexual health to self-conversation, lifestyle design to integrative relationship rebirthing, discussion on the power of psychedelic therapeutics to global impact… and of course keeping open commentary on all things Political Economy, food systems, capital incentive structures, commentary on the modern health system and more. Lest we not forget about hydration and pooping too. Oh - and the most important part of all? Our own ability to quell our nervous system, find calm and quell the incessant anxiety that plagues our disconnected species. That. That’s what TIFA is here to bring forth.

Parsed into three monumental semesters and one 6-month practicum, this 18-month course is lightyears ahead of anything currently on the market. The container for growth, the (at times over)stimulating curriculum, and the giant mirror held up to keep you real in your transition. This level of accountability is second to none. 


Would you want to see a coach who paid $300 for a 20-day online course? Neither would we. This dual life coach - health coach certification program is here to fill the gap in full-spectrum healing/embodiment (two sides of the same coin). We are birthing the Docteurs of the Future. Part think-tank, part certification body and part research Institute, we build a better future: today.


Because our species has never been at such a trivial point in time. From climate destruction impending natural disaster, political shenanigans, and nationalized polarization. In late stage Capitalism, the minute our health and food became commodities, we lost.


So, no, this is not The Institute For Integrative Nutrition. This is much more. In fact, we tend to think nutritional science is bullsh*t.


Come inside and find out more.


We guarantee to blow your mind with new ways to look at the world, the human body, oh, and of course… yourself. 


Now enrolling for January 4, 2021 intake.

Apply here.

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”

-  Jiddhu Krishnamurti

Our Aim

To birth the next generation of health revolutionaries and applied epigeneticists. Empowering people to take their health back into their own hands. Will you join us?


Our Vision

We envision a world where humans thrive, not just survive. No more sniffles nor cancer. People re-connect to their bodies, learn practices of right living, and collectively we reverse the oncoming skyrocket in lifestyle-related disease.



We only welcome incredible people into our fold. TIFA is a community who will hold you in your growth… and witness your development in becoming more than you ever dreamed you could be. Crusading forward, we spread this message of human potential worldwide.


This is a mission woven in empowerment. We remember the practices of right living, modernizing Natural Hygiene. In acknowledging how our body needs to be cared for, how we can use our mind for our expansion, and how we can reconnect to “Spirit,” the universal energy available to all of us.


The course itself IS the learning AND the lesson. The 500+ hours of content from incredible people walking their own paths of enlightenment and re-membering, is here to serve you in your own quest for inquiry and Truth. Have you seen the curriculum?


If you haven’t yet heard... The business structure of The Institute For Aliveness is a cooperative.... meaning that when you successfully complete all requirements for graduation - most notably, showing up more fully / doing your own deep self-work (aka - coming out of the program a different person than who you were when you came in...) then you will receive co-ownership of a percentage of the Institute. 


This is not a business where the founder makes a profit. This is a decentralized, community mission, where we can come forth, inclusively, gathering the tools, techniques and Presence for what it means for humanity to BE more. To live not from desperation, destruction and fear, but rather from re-connection, community and unconditional love. To get the most out of ourselves and our own growth - so we can share that with others.



This Is NOT For You If…

You’re under the age of 28

You’re pregnant or are expecting to get pregnant within the next 6 months

You think you’re perfect

You think Andi’s perfect

You think this is about anything else other than you + your journey

You’re not open to new view/ways of seeing the world

You’re currently losing yourself in social media and the illusion of personal branding as the answer

You don’t want to be inspired by a collective and want to do it on your own

You’re resistant to looking at your shadow

You’re looking for a “guru” or an authority outside of yourself to tell you what to do

You are a beginner in personal growth and self-development


This Course IS For You If…

TIFA’s vision for humanity resonates with you

You’ve already spent more than 5 years on the path of awareness

You understand that “Yoga” is MORE than exercise and leggings

You feel like you’ve studied a lot of the course topics to some extent already

You’re really ready to cut the bullshit, let go of drama, face yourself completely and embrace a new perspective on existence

You have a calling to help other people, and you’re keen to learn best practices to show up most powerfully

You have a knack for efficiency and want to jumpstart 10-15 years of personal exploration/growth within two years..

You have chills reading this.


It’s far too late for duplications of missions. Now is the time for humanity to connect. If you have a project, institute, collective or organization who is focused on upleveling humanity, please reach out. We are actively seeking partners, collaborators, contributors and places to contribute. Our network is 30K strong, spread over 30+ countries.


Awaken people’s health futures by 2030. Put Health back in their own hands To have people become active engaged in their health, taking their “fate” of disease development into their own hands. Agency leads to activism in supporting CSAs, growing home gardens, educating their children differently - realizing that a diet that is healthful for us is also healthful for the planet.


Andréa Paige (aka Andi X)
  • Master of lifestyle medicine

  • Travels the world (100+ countries) empowering people to take their health back into their own hands

  • BA Political Economy, MSc Ethnobotany & ND: Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine

  • Modern Renaissance woman (7 languages): a "polymath,” master of many subjects

  • Her interdisciplinary approach is what shapes our innovative curriculum.

  • Directed Wellness at one of the biggest retreat centers in the world

  • 10 years guiding transformative fasting retreats, 1000+ people

  • Fasted 1 month on water and 2 months on juice, several times

  • 15 years of fasting/wellness experience and self-awareness.

"Andréa is a critical light in our collective evolution. There is so much that she is moving. She challenges current modes of social thought and pushes the boundaries of popular society, inspiring us to reimagine what health means and who its agents of change really are. She empowers her students to be the researchers and doctors of their own bodies, and she nurtures their curiosity and fascination along the way. She is truly an open vessel of fierce magic and wisdom, teaching us to embody the world that is our body; to appreciate that what appears to live outside of us may actually already be vibrantly alive within us."

Caroline Naughton

Northwestern University


Simon Borg-Olivier


 Anatomy & Physiology



Megan Lipsett

Neuroscience Researcher



Zoe Nash

Traditional Chinese Medicine & Daoism



Lucie Bradley

Clinical Herbalism & Medical Horticulture



Edward Dangerfield

Bali Breathwork

Breath Diagnosis



Krishna MacKenzie

Culture & Permaculture



Dylan Bernstein

Dharma & Buddhist Theory



Jennifer Pipolo

Trauma Dynamics




Joel Roth Davis

The Permaculture of Polyamory




Lea Carreon

Chief Operating Officer, TIFA & THE INITIATION

Paula Bernasor

Media and Outreach Manager


The Institute for Aliveness and THE INITIATION are philanthropic initiatives, giving scholarships, reinvesting in projects in developing countries, employing people of color from diverse backgrounds.

Last year, 78% of our profit was donated to those in need on a journey of self-discovery.

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Think about up-leveling every aspect of your life by joining the TIFA 18-month practitioner course. Shorter courses coming soon...

THE INSTITUTE FOR ALIVENESS  is an umbrella organization hosting The Initiation rite of passage fasting retreat as well as a host of online education and empowerment programs.  Founded by Andréa Paige, 2014. 
Email: info@instituteforaliveness.com

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