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
Join us February 21-23, 2020 for this weekend retreat to nourish your body, mind, heart, and soul. Through council circles, group processes, music, movement, and story we will explore and affirm our deepest truths as men. We will emerge with blessings to move forward into our lives with clarity of purpose, passion, and power to better serve our own souls, our families and our communities.
The winter season is a potent time to dive deep within our inner terrain. Winter’s darkness calls forth both a time for renewal and self-nourishment, as well as a time of alignment with our inner desires and visions. Winter is both a time to learn how to rest in ourselves, as well as a time to actively examine the seeds within that are longing to sprout, come spring. This is the time for deep personal soul work.
As the light begins to enter in again we must be active in our germination process. What is it that we most want to sprout in our lives? What can we say yes to? How do we maintain a healthy balance between being with what is and actively stepping towards our deepest desires, all while being open to all that we have yet to even dream of?
Come join us in this practical dreamtime 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 our daily lives. Come be inspired by each other, be open to listening, healing, connection, and laughter. Come step into authentic action.
Dates: February 21-23, 2020
Location and Times: YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO. The gathering begins Friday 5pm and ends Sunday by 2pm. Details and directions will be sent upon receipt of registration and payment.
YMCA of the Rockies, located near the town of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, is an ideal retreat setting. It is located 80 miles from Denver International Airport. Lodging, dining and our meeting spaces are all located in one large, private, newly built cabin on the edge of the woods. Our lodge has shared bedrooms with their own bathrooms and showers, spacious rooms for large and small groups, private outdoor fire ring, and great views of nature. Our seasoned cooking staff provides healthy and delicious meals and snacks throughout the weekend. Click here for more information (click on the slide show of the 17 bedroom cabin called Pattie Hyde Barclay Cabin).
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.
Facilitators: Led by Jason Geoffrion and Jake Lohwater, with Elder Tom Daly and staff. You can view biographies of our staff here.
Cost includes tuition, lodging, 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. Meals are included. Space is limited to 36 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 to receive 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