September 25 – 27, 2020
Glacier Lodge ~ 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 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: September 25 – 27, 2020
Location and Times – Glacier Lodge ~ Estes Park, CO
We will gather at 4:00pm on Friday and end by 2:00pm on Sunday.
Glacier Lodge provides rustic reunion style cabins along with many of the amenities of a true Colorado dude ranch. Location at 7,800 feet of elevation for over 100 years Glacier Lodge provides cool evenings that invite you to use the fire ring outdoors and fireplaces indoors, but the sunny days of early fall are warm enough to enjoy the spacious wooded setting, ride the horses or miniature ponies, and bask in the fall colors. There are great indoor spaces for council and play, ample woods for solo time or ceremony, and lots of indoor and outdoor space for kids of all ages to have a great weekend.
You can read more about Glacier Lodge here: https://www.glacierlodgeonline.com/
Cost – Adults (Ages 17+): $197 each ~ Children 16-Under: Free
A minimum non-refundable deposit of $50 /person 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, firstname.lastname@example.org