Waking up,
Growing up

“There is nobody doing more leading-edge work on the integration of Eastern and Western approaches to consciousness and growth than John Kesler.  His fully integral approach includes conventional and contemplative dimensions of psychology and spirituality, spanning body and mind and spirit and shadow, a truly remarkable and effective approach.  I give his work my highest recommendation.”


What is IPP?

Integral Polarity Practice (IPP) is designed to support a person in “waking up” and “growing up” as well as in developing a healthy integration of body, emotions, mind, and Spirit.  IPP also provides a framework for interrelating and integrating deeper internal awareness with more inspired, passionate, and creative action in the world: “showing up.” It provides strategies for working productively with polarities in relational and organizational settings.  

In short, IPP is a practice that supports human thriving.

John Kesler

Check Out our video overview
of IPP by Founder, John Kesler.

There are 3 membership options:

By becoming a free or paid member, you will gain access to:

  • video Introduction to IPP course
  • Introduction to the 6 Primal Polarities,
  • monthly online live offerings.

With the paid memberships ( $19.99/mo OR $199.99/year) more in-depth courses will engage in the first six “primal” polarities that we are all born with, including:

  • video overviews of each polarity, basic and advanced group video facilitation of each polarity
  • one-on-one audio facilitations of each polarity
  • video group facilitation of the 24 Virtues associated with these six polarities
  • audio meditations for each of these virtues.

There are currently more than 50 hours of audio and audio/visual instructional content on this site. In the 12 months after the launch of this instructional website in July of 2021, we will be adding similar content for the rest of the 18 IPP polarities, and other content.

Exclusive monthly content is curated for members, exploring emergent polarities and tapping into polarity themes concerning important, personal, cultural, and societal issues.

Guest dialogues and live zoom chats will periodically be hosted for our members.

Offerings Sponsored by the IPP Institute


Mindfulness+ is a podcast created by Thomas McConkie inspired by the universal patterns of Integral Polarity Practice. It is a sweeping vision of how awareness practice can help us grow and develop into the fullness of who we are meant to become. From examining the latest research in developmental psychology to plumbing the depths of the world’s wisdom traditions, Thomas offers a personal tour of body, mind, and spirit through bite-size lessons and guided meditation.

Thomas’ Podcast can be found here by clicking on the link.


Throughout the year, we offer one to three-day workshops that provide students an opportunity to dive much deeper into the practice. Workshops will be limited in 2021 due to COVID and populating this web site


Spectra is an experiential training program that deeply engages consciousness, personal and collective evolution, and service to the world. The curriculum draws from ancient Wisdom traditions, cutting edge psychological science and transformational group processes. It is the most comprehensive training Thomas and John currently offer for those who wish to explore Integral Polarity Practice more deeply. 

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John and Thomas are certified scorers of the STAGES developmental assessment tool. If you’re interested in learning more about your personal development–both challenges and opportunities–contact us to arrange an assessment.


One on one guidance in IPP, especially early on in the practice, is a powerful way of touching into new aspects of the self as well as internalizing the most basic patterns of the practice. John and Thomas are both available by appointment for private coaching.


IPP is a powerful tool for creatively engaging conflict and discovering higher order solutions to challenges that arise within organizations and communities. Contact the IPP Institute for a consultation on how IPP can bring greater depth and vibrancy to your organization’s and community’s mission and expression in the world. Availability of this offering will be limited in 2021.

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