LifeCourage Workshop

Are you ready? Of course you are. You don’t need to be a yogi… This will be one of the most exciting nights of your life. You will become a firewalker and you will learn bone-deep that you are unstoppable. You will witness and experience incredible moments, you will deepen your connection with the people you came with, and you will have a whole lot of fun.  And it might even change your life for the better.


Upcoming LifeCourage Workshops: 7 to ~10:30pm, 157 Piper Road, Newfield NY.

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017

Space is limited so make sure to reserve your spot using the form below today.

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What Happens at a LifeCourage Workshop?

You will be guided through a series of challenges that will show you how to achieve any goal: Intention. Visualization. Trust. Persistence. Confidence. You will come to understand these processes deeply and physically.The challenges build in intensity, though people differ in which challenge is most powerful (and/or scary) for them. Each challenge is fully optional.

The evening will start with everyone deliberately setting their intention for what they will get from the workshop. Then the fun starts:

  • You will begin by breaking a board with your bare hand. It is a good feeling.
  • Then you free fall backward off a table into the arms of the crowd. Exhilarating.
  • You break an arrow with the hollow of your neck. Starting to feel unstoppable.
  • For the grand finale, you take off shoes, go outside and walk on the hot coals — as many times as you want. And you feel superhuman.

You get coached and supported every step of the way. The workshop is 3.5 hours, from 7pm to 10:30pm, at the Foundation of Light, Ithaca, NY. It is mostly indoors, in a comfortable environment with access to bathrooms and water.

Photos encouraged, and we take photos as well and make them available.

You will end the evening charged up, grounded, and very ready to take on life’s challenges.  And you might change your life.

Questions? Email Tony Simons at

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The Man. The Firewalk Instructor.

firewalkTony Simons Ph.D is a Firewalk Institute of Research and Education certified firewalk instructor, the same people who trained Tony Robbins in how to lead firewalks.

When Tony isn’t walking over hot coals he is an associate professor at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, where he has inspired students, trained executives, and conducted cutting-edge research since 1993.

Tony wrote The Integrity Dividend: Leading by the Power of Your Word (Jossey Bass, 2008), and has published over 28 journal articles for both managerial and scholarly audiences. His work has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Organization Science, The Journal of Applied Psychology, and The Academy of Management Journal.







See it in action!

Here is what recent participants have said:

“I broke through something so deep inside myself that I didn’t even know it was holding me back.  In a safe, protected environment, strangers became friends and opened our hearts to each other.  And then we walked through fire together.  Yes! Yes! Yes!”

– Marne O’Shae, physician

“To be given both perspective and self-confidence is a truly beautiful thing.  Thank you Tony.”

– Grant B., Butcher

“A great feeling!  It was an experience I am very glad to have had.  Would recommend to others who would like to have some time for themselves for reflection.”

–Marge Clark, Aging Specialist, 56

“Do not bring anything with you.
There is nothing to prepare for.
The journey takes you through yourself
No matter where you are
Each step toward the fire, is your next step in life.
Each step on the fire is the process of awakening.
Each step away from the fire
Is filled with gratitude.
Thank you.”

– Ira Kamp, dentist/acupuncturist

“Tonight was unbelievably powerful.  I conquered what was keeping me from all that I can be.  I conquered myself.  I am filled with power beyond measure.  I can create and do anything.  I am my own creator.”

– Josh M., student

“Walking the fire was great, but that was only the cherry on top.  The main course was the comeraderie, the joy, and the excitement we felt as one by one we moved past our fears.”
–Paul M., Professor

“I thought I was a present-minded person for the most part until I attended and participated in a firewalk.”
–Erik Lehmann, Salesman & Fundraiser

“…exciting to push beyond my normal comfort zone…”
–Rachel G., Psychotherapist

“…broadening the bounds of the possible…”
–Teo K., Engineer

“I walked to the other side energized and faithful.
–Lieselot B., Graduate Student

“..exhilarating… it will continue to ripple for a very long time.  I am taking “tenuous” out of my vocabulary and replacing it with ‘substantial.'”
–Lisa B., RN, Massage Therapist

“When you’ve walked through fire, you know you can do anything.”
–Anthony L., Office Worker

“There was initial anxiety and trepidation…By the time I faced the fire, I found myself in the center of calm & a feeling of serenity. It is that feeling that I will hold onto for the rest of my life. Thanks, Tony!”

— Preston C., Educator, 53

“A very liberating experience like breaking through a barrier. A feeling of calmness pervades my body & mind. I highly recommend it.”

— Paul Strebel, Financial Advisor, Instructor, Consultant, 52

“The fear was more effort than performing the firewalk and other enlivening tasks of this incredible evening.”

— Daniel Keough, Public Health Advocate

“Freeing…lightening…essence of what all of us need in life: a dram of courage, a dose of ‘yes I can.'”

— Eric Machan Howd, Educator, 42

“ is empowering. I really felt like I was in the moment and in myself.”

–Lindsay Myron, Student, 21

“Tonight’s experience was absolutely liberating!…Any words to describe [it] would somehow take from the experiece.”

–Jason Wilson, daddy, 36

“It is about commitment. You can do anything if you step into it.”

–Naari S., Student, 21

“Very exhilerating!”

–Douglass Bennett, Landscaper, 39

“This was a wonderful experience, in all of its forms. Each step led me to a greater strength within. All parts of my body and mind were activated, engaged and embraced. I learned to trust myself and others — both of which have been very difficult for me in the past. Anyone who wants to feel part of something greater and feel love for yourself should take a chance and firewalk.”

–Lisa Bennett, 30, teacher

“Tony makes facing your fears feel safe. After an evening working with him, walking on fire is easy.”

–Julia Bently, 30, project manager

“I had so much fun tonight, and I would absolutely repeat this experience. It has always been difficult, if not impossible, for me to trust others — much less people I do not even know! However, tonight, because I let myself trust a group of amazing strangers, I feel like I can overcome any obstacle in my life, and for that I am eternally grateful.”

–Miriam Lehrer, 19, student

“Very profound — a truly transforming experience. I think it will take me some time to process it all — but in every way I know it to be great. Thank you.”

–James W., 55, network administrator

“Indescribable, almost euphoric. Thank you and everyone who participated in this experience. It was life-changing.”

–Pamela Crossno, 39, photographer

“It honestly was a life-changing experience. I suggest it for anyone who suffers abuse or any othr kind of suffering. People forget what it is like to trust and love — and this event will make you feel powerful, at peace, and more outgoing to stangers. Thank you so much for this chance to remember how it should always be!”

–Cheyenne Crossno, 16, student

“This was a really grounding, centering spirit exercise for me. At times, I get stuck in mundane life and forget that there is so much more in life to experience. I was able to step out of everyday life for a few hours and be between the worlds — remembering my own power and my own ability to step up and be brave!”

–Eve Katz, 43, special education teacher

“This experience opened my heart to trust and have faith in others and in myself — as well as strengthening my bond with Great Spirit. I am at peace… I was moved to tears after the firewalk by emotions I don’t understand. All I know is it was the next step on my path. I leave now stronger than I was when I came in. Faith, trust and love.”

–Lin Hill, 50, social worker

“This was a profoundly insightful experience I would recommend for everyone. I came here needing and looking for courage within myself and I found it! I plan on attending again. There has never been a three-hour experience where I have walked away with so many friends.”

–Kristin White, 27, nursing student

“To step into the fears of my life was very empowering. Too often I dismiss myself and offer everything to others. To have others genuinely there for me made me feel very supported and even “loveable.” It brought it home to me too, i.e. that I am “loveable” to me.”

–Joseph O., 53, musician

“…if I can walk through fire once I can walk through the obstacles that will soon face me in life. Thank you for giving me the courage to see the things I hide deep down under the surface.”

–Melissa Gilbert, 25, residential sociotherapist

“Thinking you have no fear or anything you can’t handle, then Tony throws you things to do and the fears pop up and you face them. He brings out the best in you that you have…. Total out-of-body experience. At the end, a sense of peace! I recommend it to anyone no matter what is going on in your life!”

–Andrew Bennett, 24, youth care professional

Mythbusters Take on Firewalking

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Firewalks will be held every few months at 157 Piper Road in Newfield, NY (Near Ithaca).  Tuition is $75, $40 for repeaters.  Open to barter if arranged in advance.


Questions? Email Tony Simons at