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Exploring Conscious Touch

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Healing is not limited to the touch of a hand on our bodies. Touch also includes being touched through our breath, being touched by emotion, being touched by beauty, being touched by life itself…Touch is a holistic language all its own. Touch is a realm of being.  It is how we make contact with each other. Touch communicates compassion, caring and connection. 

In this experiential hands-on workshop, we will join together as a community of men to explore conscious touch on many levels—from the physical touch of massage, to the emotional touch of the heart, to having our souls touched by music and through our connection with nature.  Making touch conscious involves building confidence and bringing clarity and intention to how we touch, and working with the mind/body/soul connection to heighten awareness of self and others.   Our goal is to open ourselves up to giving and receiving touch and being embodied in a deeper and more mindful way.  

We will explore the art of giving and receiving massage and other touch-related modalities.  We will explore asking for and receiving touch in a more conscious way. We will explore erotic and sensual touch.  We will explore the sweetness of giving and receiving tender and intimate touch. We will let go of stress and tension, be nurtured, and open up to greater ease and freedom of being. We will create a safe, respectful container to help ourselves awaken our bodies, heal, play, connect in community, and mostly, we will HAVE FUN!! 

(Please note there will be nudity as part of our massage and touch sessions, and also clothing-optional aspects of various exercises and rituals.  If you have any questions about this, you can email Arnie directly at )


“I have taken several workshops with Arnie.   Arnie’s workshops are fun!  He offers just the right amount of instruction, a safe and organized environment, and an invitation not to take things too seriously.  He helps us to be fully present and to bring all of ourselves into the room.  Arnie holds a huge heart-centered space so we can be ourselves, feel what we feel, feel safe, and connect with the group.  I always feel more alive and cared for after his workshops.” - Rob B.

"I have been a participant in Arnie’s massage workshops at Easton Mountain.  I am very interested in touch and healing modalities and love to be in situations where I can be mentored and can learn by doing.  Arnie has a gift for creating a comfortable setting for everyone to grow into the healer that they are meant to be.  He integrates tantric techniques, breath work, an understanding of chakras as well as massage strokes into his sessions.  But most of all, he finds time to individually guide and encourage." - Nick C.

About the Facilitator

Rates and Accommodations

All rates include housing, food and programming unless otherwise noted. Bookings are per person per bed.
Commuter: $ 375 
Does not include Housing. Use this option if you want to attend the programming and have meals, but wish to stay off campus.
Garden Cabin: $ 495 
Dormitory style with 5 bunk beds that can sleep up to 10 people. Bathrooms facilities in the Lodge, 500 ft away.
Quad: $ 545
Each quad room has two sets of bunk beds. its own bathroom and a shower. You may be sharing with up to 3 other guests.
Semi Private: $ 695 
Each semi-private room has 2 beds, a bathroom and shower. You may be sharing with 1 other guest.

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