August 1 – 4, 2019
Private Wilderness Camp ~ near Estes Park, CO
This gathering is for all genders and all ages!
Over the years many of the men that have attended retreats have inquired about a time to sit together in the way we do as men with their partners, children and other community members that are not men. So, we have created this retreat to answer that call.
Whether you have always been wanting to bring your partner or children to a MLA event or this is your first time hearing about MLA, this retreat is a time to get away from the demands of everyday life and celebrate being alive with like-hearted people who want to be of service to their families, communities and the world.
Join us for this extended weekend gathering to reconnect with yourself, your passions, and gifts while sharing in the joy of a communal gathering with all generations and genders.
~ Engage in ceremonies and processes offered by those present
~ Share your gifts and offerings with others
~ Sit in council to share about life’s joys and challenges
~ Take radical freedom throughout the four days to hike, nap, rest and rejuvenate as you need
We will listen deeply to our individual and collective wisdom, and from that place the flow of our days will unfold together. You will be invited to offer your gifts – a drum workshop, tai chi movement, storytelling or poetry workshop, rattle making, massage, council on a topic near and dear to you, or whatever your heart wants to share. Or just come to receive the gifts and offerings of others.
Questions such as these will guide our time:
What is on your heart these days?
What are you longing for?
What support do you need?
What gifts could you offer our community?
What in your life needs celebrating?
As a human in the world today, what are you inspired to share with others?
What are you longing to learn from others?
Children are invited to dance in and out of our councils and activities, as they are a vital part of the community. And at various times we will help each other with the children so all parents present can engage in the various activities offered.
Together we will re-inspire each other through storytelling, poetry, music, ritual, dance and much more!
Join us in this communal blessing time!
Dates: August 1 – 4, 2019
We will gather at 2:00pm on Thursday and end by 2:00pm on Sunday. For those not able to come on Thursday we will have another entry point at 2:00pm on Friday.
We will drive in to a wilderness campsite on private land surrounded by national forest between Lyons and Estes Park, Colorado. It is beautiful and secluded land offering a profound sense of wildness and homecoming. You will provide your own tent and gear, and will have ample space to spread out and find just the right spot for and your loved ones to set up your home for 4 days. Cook stoves and tables are set up in our outdoor kitchen where delicious and healthy meals will be provided. Meeting areas are under tarps in case of inclement weather next to our ritual dance ground, a dance ground that has held ceremonies and celebrations such as this for over 25 years. More details and directions will be sent upon receipt of registration and payment.
Cost – Adults (Ages 17+): $197 each ~ Children 16-Under: Free
A minimum non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to hold your reservation and assure you of a spot in this gathering. Meals are included. Space is limited to 30 participants.
If you wish to set up a payment plan or inquire about a scholarship, please arrange with the MLA office prior to the event. Email Jason for the MLA Scholarship Application Form. Please don’t let cost stop you from attending!
Registration – When you register, please make sure to fill out health and consent forms for all those who will be attending with you (we need health forms filled out for every person regardless of age). For each adult add that many retreats to you cart to pay for each adult. Children can be added as participants to one of the registrations at no additional cost.
What To Bring – Upon receipt of your payment or deposit you’ll receive an email confirmation that will include a welcome packet with gear list, directions and other information.
For more information or other inquiries please contact Jason Geoffrion, MLA Director: 303-444-9022, email@example.com