Our Story

Serious about self-discovery and growth? The Rythmia Way Program is for you. Time-tested, Rythmia is the #1 customer-rated healing center in the world.

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Rythmia’s Beginnings

Rythmia Life Advancement Center was founded in 2016 by Gerard (Gerry) Powell and is the largest all-inclusive, medically licensed luxury resort and wellness retreat in the world offering plant medicine and metaphysical teachings. Over 98% of guests who participate in the Rythmia Way Program report experiencing a life-changing miracle.

A Personal Journey to Healing

Rythmia itself is a series of miracles: emerging from Gerry’s own healing from a lifetime of pain.

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How I made $91 million and lost my soul then spent a few thousand dollars to get it back.

GERRY POWELL, RYTHMIA FOUNDER & CEO
Gerard (Gerry) Powell, Founder and CEO of Rythmia, smiling for the camera

In 2004, Gerry was the personification of the American businessman: rich, powerful, and unhappy. He had recently sold his company for $89 million and all the material luxuries in the world couldn’t fill the despair and layers of addiction that controlled his life. His life spiraled from grief into suicidal longing until a friend introuced him to a shortcut to truth in plant medicine. It was this life-altering experience with plant medicine that catalyzed his healing journey and inspired the creation of Rythmia Life Advancement Center.

Although plant medicine transformed Gerry’s life, he realized that journeying into the jungle unprepared, without medical support or guidance for processing his experience, was far from ideal. To change lives on a wider scale through the power of plant medicine, Gerry envisioned that a safe, accessible, and comprehensive approach, equipped with the conveniences of modern amenities, would be essential for reaching and helping the broader population.

Meet our Board of Directors

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Kelly
Slater
11-TIME WORLD SURFING CHAMPION
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Michael
Beckwith
AGAPE FOUNDER
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Martin Luther King III
AMERICAN HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE
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Cesar
Millan
CESAR'S WAY FOUNDER
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Toni Ko
NYX COSMETICS FOUNDER
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Earl Koskie
PHARAOH VENTURES FOUNDER
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Gerard Powell
RYTHMIA FOUNDER & CEO
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Jack Canfield
TRANSFORMATIONAL TRAINER & AUTHOR
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Dr. Jeff McNairy
RYTHMIA CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
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Frank Biden
SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCATE
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Ron White
COMMEDIAN, ACTOR, AUTHOR
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Brandee Sabella
ENTREPRENEUR
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Kelly
Slater
11-TIME WORLD SURFING CHAMPION
a man in a black shirt and tie
Michael
Beckwith
AGAPE FOUNDER
a man in a suit and tie with a green background
Martin Luther King III
AMERICAN HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE
a man with a beard and a black hoodie
Cesar
Millan
CESAR'S WAY FOUNDER
a woman with long hair and a black top
Toni Ko
NYX COSMETICS FOUNDER
a man with a beard and a sweater
Earl Koskie
PHARAOH VENTURES FOUNDER
a man with a beard and a white shirt
Gerard Powell
RYTHMIA FOUNDER & CEO
a man in a black shirt and white hair
Jack Canfield
TRANSFORMATIONAL TRAINER & AUTHOR
a man with a beard and a black shirt
Dr. Jeff McNairy
RYTHMIA CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
a man in a suit and tie smiling
Frank Biden
SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCATE
a man with long hair and a beard wearing a suit
Ron White
COMMEDIAN, ACTOR, AUTHOR
a woman with long hair and a black shirt
Brandee Sabella
ENTREPRENEUR

Our Spiritual Partners

We've carefully selected a handful of Spiritual Partners who are like-minded and share our vision of serving others so they can live their healthiest, best lives.

Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith
AGAPE FOUNDER
Taita Juanito
SHAMAN
Mitra Politi
CHIEF SPIRITUAL OFFICER
A black and white portrait of Rev. Michael Beckwith, Taita Juanita and, Mitra, Rythmia's Chief Spiritual Officer

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