About Soulcycler Presentations for Schools
Are you ready to bring the world to your school?
Then get ready to book writer-photographer-adventurer Rick Gunn for his presentation “Soulcycler, Words And Images From a 25,811-Mile Bicycle Journey Around-The-World.” “Soulcycler” combines 350 breath-taking photos from 33 countries, set to music, accompanied by a selection of uniquely emotional stories from around the globe. Inspired by a series of formative experiences during his childhood, Gunn delivers a front-row seat to the pursuit of his lifelong dream of cycling the planet.
Ultimately transformed by scenes of war, poverty, and disease along the way, Gunn begins dedicating his journey to the greater good, expanding his defintion of what it means to care, to give, and to love. Whether reporting from an orphanage in Nepal, volunteering in an AIDS Hospice in Thailand, Covering Bomb extraction and mine victim rehabilitation in Laos and Vietnam, to simply planting trees in Borneo, “Soulcycler” delivers a first hand account the realization of a dream, the current state of the planet, and what it means to care.
Adapting different versions of the show cover a range of students and topics, Rick has delivered varying versions of “Soulcycler” to students from elementary, middle and high school, as well as college. Each presentation can be adapted to a single period time slot, or multi-period time-slots dependent upon need.
Here are a few of the things that young minds will take away from a Soulcycler presentation:
~A first hand account of the attainment of a dream.
~The value of both physical and emotional health — and it’s greater effects on the globe.
~A real-life example of what it means and to heal, learn, and grow.
~A deep emphasis to look within and follow one’s true path.
~What it means to overcome inner and outer obstacles and accomplish a goal.
~Spectacular, thought-provoking images and stories from remote locations around the globe.
~An increased knowledge of the world’s cultures, customs, beliefs and traditions.
~ An update on world issues, and how one might get involved.
~An emphasis on the ideas of sustainability, environmental conservation, and cultural tolerance.
~ The value of volunteerism and service to others.
Throw this all together with the adventure of a 26,000-mile bicycle adventure around the globe and I would venture to say that a Soulcycler presentation is unique to any other school program available.
All shows conclude with an in-depth question and answer session.
Fees for single, and or multiple shows can be discussed by contacting me by email (Soulcycler@yahoo.com) or by calling 775-339-1344.
* Travel fees apply to schools outside the Reno-Tahoe areas, (please call to discuss.)
Heres what students and educators have written about past “Soulcycler” school presentations:
“I really liked your presentation a lot it made me reconsider how I am living my life and think about what I really want to do in the future. What you did was really amazing and I consider you someone I would definitely look up to. I think to make a trip like that and go through what you did you have to be brave and your very brave. I hope your book goes good and I look forward to being able to buy it when you finish. Thank you very much for coming and talking to us. Have a nice day.
-Sarah Combs, Junior
“It’s amazing… how we Americans can overlook so many parts of the world too easily. To become aware of these situations and hear so many inspiring stories not only awes me, but also develops a desire to get involved and help these suffering people.”
-Jamie Showalter, Senior
“I loved the presentation. I was amazed at how much just one person can accomplish and how little we know about other people. It inspired me to help as much as I can in my lifetime and to appreciate what I have. Thank you so much!”
-Annie Miller, Sophomore
“By the time you get this email you’ll be home already. Hope your flight back to Reno went well. Just want to let you know that you left a powerful impact on my students today. We had some great discussions later in the day and they all felt your story was ‘awesome’ and ‘powerful’ on many different levels. Also, thanks for taking the time to speak to my small class as well. That turned out to be a wonderful discussion and very insightful for the kids as well. It was a pleasure spending a few days with you Rick.”
-Wade DallaGrana, Teacher
For booking questions, and date availabilities, please call 775-339-1344 or inquire by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.