Caleb Ontiveros and Michael Tremblay
Founders of Stoa. Philosophy MA & PhD. Taught Stoicism to 10k+ students.
The philosophy of Stoicism offers a solution to the crises of life. For that reason, millions of people have turned to it to overcome adversity.
But it's not easy.
Without guidance or a community, it can be difficult to apply the lessons when you need them most.
In this course, you'll learn the foundations of Stoic theory and practice.
Each module is grounded in the ancient texts and our practical experience teaching thousands of other people how to be more Stoic. We'll follow Epictetus's three-part structure for teaching Stoicism by focusing on the disciplines of desire, judgment, and action.
By mastering these disciplines, you can apply ancient wisdom day after day – for a more calm, resilient, and virtuous life.
Most importantly, you'll meet other people seriously walking the same path.
Let's become more Stoic together.
People who want to apply Stoicism as a life philosophy, not a just system of life hacks.
You want to go to the next level. You've seen the benefits of Stoicism and want to dive deeper with experts and a community.
Someone who needs the structure and systems required to become more Stoic day after day.
Through live lectures, discussions, and essential readings you'll understand the key Stoic ideas and how they make a difference in everyday life.
Meet and interact with others seriously seeking to be more Stoic.
As a capstone project, every student will develop a systematic plan, informed by ancient philosophy and modern techniques, for becoming more Stoic.
We've seen hundreds of obstacles people face applying Stoicism. We'll offer guidance and strategies for beating common obstacles and confusion.
Caleb moved to work in startups in Silicon Valley immediately after earning his MA in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame.
Stoicism has helped him make sense of stress – whether encountered in work, relationships, or running.
His favorite Stoic is Marcus Aurelius.
Michael first discovered Stoicism in a university seminar and went on to earn a PhD in philosophy from Queen’s University, Kingston.
He considers his study of Stoicism to have helped him become a happier, better person.
He has been interested in training, practice, and self-improvement ever since he started training in martial arts when he was young.
His favorite Stoic is Epictetus.
How to Focus on What Is Up to You
There's a fundamental divide between things that are up to you and those that are not.
We'll focus on understanding and putting this deceptively simple Stoic insight into practice.
How to Think Like a Stoic
How you think determines who you are.
We'll take a deep dive into the best techniques for improving your judgment.
How to Act Like a Stoic
Character is fate.
For the last week, we'll extend the previous two disciplines, and zoom into how to live a meaningful and excellent life with others.
You'll finish creating a systematic plan for becoming more Stoic beyond the course.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Weekly lessons with Michael and Caleb – short presentations with live Q&A.
8 AM ET / 2 PM ET
Community discussions once a week. 1 hour. We'll offer different times each week to ensure attendees can attend.
1-2 hours per week
Share and report on your progress and challenges with others.
This course builds on live workshops, active reflection, and practical exercises from ancient and modern Stoics.
Learn with a cohort of peers
Join a community of like-minded people dedicated to walking the Stoic path.
You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and our dedicated forum.
Let's become more Stoic together.