Developing and maintaining a healthy masculine self takes regular and ongoing awareness, attention, and support.
For new men, a men’s retreat is a powerful way to transition out of a fragmented life defined by lack, isolation, and resignation and into a life of connection, passion, and purpose by:
- Stepping out of the action of your life and developing a witness self
- Accessing your emotions
- Gaining clarity on your choices and their impact on your life
- Forming connections with other men
- Experiencing a variety of expressions of healthy masculinity
- Awakening to your own self-defined manhood
- Strengthening your witness self and taking action accordingly
- Expressing your emotions more freely
- Directing your choices toward your deepest wants and needs
- Reconnecting with your community of men and deepening into sense of brotherhood
- Practicing your own embodied expressions of healthy masculinity
- Aligning your internal knowing of your self-defined manhood with all areas of your life
To help you begin to define your own sense of masculinity during the retreat you will learn to:
Identify and speak your truth
Engage healthfully with your challenges
Normalize your experience as a man
Form an action plan for the next steps ahead
This time together creates both a level of adaptability and resilience, a time of creativity and possibility that matches up personal fate with the world destiny. This weekend together is a perfect way to practice being witness to our process in the midst of spring.
The summer season is a potent time to dive deep within ourselves to illuminate how we see ourselves and present ourselves in the world. The full days of brightness shine a powerful light on your current life choices, and provides a potent time to reflect, reevaluate and realign yourself into a fuller version of yourself. This weekend together is a perfect way to practice being witness to your process in the midst of enacting your life choices.
Come join us to examine exactly what is, begin to uncover your personal visions, and develop resources to connect your personal visions with the needs and demands of your daily life. Come step into authentic action.
Come be inspired by each other, be open to listening, healing, connection, and laughter. Through storytelling, poetry, music, ritual, dance, metaphorical process and council we will learn how to better care for ourselves so that we can inspire our circles with clear passion from an open heart. Sign up now to join us for a weekend full of blessing, wonder and renewal.
This intergenerational circle is welcome of all men. We each bring valuable insights that are a critical source of guidance and balance during the gathering.
Location and Times: June 27 – 30, 2019
We will begin at 2:00pm on Thursday and end by 2:00pm on Sunday.
We will drive and 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 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. More details and directions will be sent upon receipt of registration and payment.
Post Retreat Support: Included in the retreat cost, and a critical part of our program, are 2+ one-hour post retreat group phone calls to help you bring the power of the weekend back into your life. These calls will be scheduled, as much as possible based on your availability, over the course of 2-4 weeks after the retreat.
Staff: Jason Geoffrion, Jake Lohwater, and staff. You can view biographies of our staff here.
Cost includes tuition, meals and follow-up support.
A minimum non-refundable deposit of $150 is required to hold your reservation and assure you of a spot in this gathering. Space is limited to 20 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.
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