Alumni Gathering: Celebrating 30 Years Together
Reconnect with Your Community
of MLA Men
August 15 – 19, 2018
This gathering is for any man who
has attended a MLA retreat
at any point throughout the years.
This year we are celebrating Men’s Leadership Alliance’s 30 years of offering men’s retreats. You have been a member of this community and are a vital part of the reason that we have survived and thrived! Come celebrate with men who have attended retreats throughout the years. Relive the connections. Remember the growth that occurred in you. Reconnect with yourself and other men. Help us launch into the next 30 years!
Join us for this extended weekend gathering to reconnect with yourself, the land we all so dearly love, and our community of men. Come reconnect and remember, share your gifts, and joy in fellowship with our community of brothers.
This will be a time co-created by all those in attendance.
~ Cook meals together in our outdoor kitchen under the big tarp
~ Converse with men you haven’t seen for years and new brothers as well
~ Sit in council to share about life’s joys and challenges
~ Reconnect with the energy from the retreats you attended in the past and reflect on your growth and journey since that time
~ Look in the mirror of the faces of your brothers and stand tall as a man among men
Together we will form the flow of our days. You will be invited to offer your gifts – a drum workshop, tai chi movement, storytelling or poetry workshop, rattle making, council on a topic near and dear to you, or whatever your heart wants to share.
Together we will re-inspire each other through storytelling, poetry, music, ritual, dance and much more! We will remember all that has been in our 28 years of gathering men, and look ahead to what is in store for MLA in the future.
We will be welcomed upon our arrival by the men who have been going through our Elder Passage over the prior three days. They will ceremonial welcome us onto the land. Together we will fellowship throughout the day and have dinner together. In the evening we will then celebrate, witness and recognize these Elders through a beautiful honoring ceremony. Some Elders will stay for the entire Alumni Gathering and others we will see off on Thursday morning.
Dates: August 15 – 19, 2018
Location and Times – Private land (you know the land we are talking about!), near Estes Park, Colorado. The gathering begins Wednesday 12pm and ends Sunday by 2pm. Details and directions will be sent upon receipt of registration and payment.
*If you participate in both the Alumni Gathering and Elder Passage you will receive $50 off each retreat.
A minimum non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to hold your reservation and assure you of a spot in this gathering. Meals are included. Space is limited to 40 participants.
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