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ALTRU Trainings

ALTRU CENTER trainings rest on a simple, fundamental philosophical principle: each person is born whole and complete, lacking nothing. So no matter what your race, religion, socioeconomic status, or physical gifts and challenges, everybody is born complete. The Center provides workshops, continuing education classes, and other learning experiences to support you to rediscover and return to that original wholeness.


Through a series of two training workshops and a 90-day integration program, rigorously trained facilitators will guide you through group exercises, games, and interactive discussions designed to have you break through limiting beliefs and inspire you to take action towards your true purpose and aspirations. The workshops are specifically designed over a four-month period to create not just a profound experience, but a lasting impact on the rest of your life enabling you to create the life you truly desire.


April 17 – 19, 2020

Friday 6pm - 11:00pm

Saturday 10am - 9:00pm

Sunday 10am - 7:00pm

A journey to the Soul of Race
This is an opportunity for us to transform our relationship to race.
1. Uncover our blindness prejudices and fear of the other.
2. Become aware of the unintentional harm we cause by our actions.
3. Open ourselves deeply to embrace our racial fears and distress in an atmosphere of non-resistance. Opening the heart, mindfully, can purify generational patterns of racial ignorance, innocence and hatred.



Open Awareness
Opening Awareness



Hotel Pennsylvania,

401 7th Ave, NY, NY 10001

Part 1 of our training series is about self-discovery. Who are you, once you strip away the trappings of modern life?  Which core beliefs further your goals, and which ones limit you?  Through exercises, games, lectures, sharing, small group work and close-eyed visualization, students have an opportunity to experience how you respond or react to life. This awareness creates new possibilities, new choices and personal insight which begins to clear a path to a purpose-driven life. 

Daily Schedule

Thursday 6pm - 12:30 am
Friday 6pm - 12:30am

Saturday 11am - 12:30am

Sunday 11am - 7:30pm

Upcoming Schedule

Cycle 9: Jan 16 - 19, 2020
Cycle 10: April 30 - May 3, 2020


Hotel Pennsylvania,

401 7th Ave, NY, NY 10001



Daily Schedule

Wed - Fri 12pm - 12:30am

Saturday 12pm - 1:30am
Sunday 12pm - 8pm

Upcoming Schedule

Cycle 9: Jan 29 - Feb 2, 2020
Cycle 10: May 13 - 17, 2020

Part 2 builds upon the awareness you opened during the first workshop, allowing you to powerfully break through your limiting beliefs and conversations. You’ll reconnect with your purpose and shift your perspective on what is possible, not only in your life, but also in your community. The amazing experiences shared in these 5 days will last a lifetime.

ALTRU Center Living Integration Program
ALTRU Center Breaking Through workshop


The finale of the core 3-part training is the 90-day program which supports you to integrate Parts 1 & 2 into your everyday life. With a team of coaches to support and encourage, you will create an action plan to take your life to take to the next level. You will grow your leadership skills and see how playing team, focusing out, and being in service also supports you and your goals. This is a tremendous opportunity to have fun, make life-long friendships, stretch into a bigger possibility of who you want to be, and have your aspirations take shape in your daily life. The program includes three trainings weekends (Friday evening to Sunday night) plus one Saturday Ropes course along with daily coaching and team activities throughout the week.


TBD per each of the 3 training weekends


July 31 – Aug 2, 2020

Friday 10am - 9:30pm

Saturday 10am - 9:30pm

Sunday 10am - 8:00pm

Masters Course


Join us for a very special event as we host Master Trainer Bettie J. Spruill. The Masters Course is an in-depth experience of the principles of mastery and the practices of living a transformed life of freedom and grace. The workshop presents a thorough philosophical and intellectual framework for transformation. As such, the Masters Course is the foundation on which the Part 1, Part 2, Living Integration and any Graduate Workshops are built. Bettie herself wrote the course based on decades of experience as trainer, facilitator and coach. ALTRU is proud to be the only center in the world to have the author herself teach this course. Don't miss this chance to spend a 3-day weekend learning with the incomparable master herself! 


Hotel Pennsylvia

Globetrotter Ballroom 

Other AlTRU events:

ALTRU Center

Thursday, January 23rd 

Registration: 7:00pm 

This FREE 2 hour workshop (7:30 – 9:30pm provides an introduction to Opening Awareness and core three-part training. Come learn about ALTRU Center, our mission, meet some of the folks involved, and have a first-hand experience with the what ALTRU Center workshops can offer YOU.

Ripley-Grier Studios 
Build & Studio TBA
NY, NY 10018



Trance Dance rituals have been happening since ancient times in many cultures. They allow the dancer to take a personal journey of body and spirit. The combination of intention, setting, breathing, rhythms and dancing while blindfolded allows the dancer to experience a profound spiritual journey.


Green Space 

37-24 24th St 2nd floor

LIC, NY 11101