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The Path of the Heartwalker: Mastering Respectful Confrontation

Join Joe Weston and his team on a journey of courageous self-reflection and open-hearted interactions with others to reframe - in a fun and safe way - what power means to you, and how you can use your unique gifts and experiences to find deeper levels of fulfillment in yourself, in your relationships and in your service to others.

This retreat will support you in standing in your power, speaking your truth, getting your needs met in a way that doesn’t harm you or others and that seems authentic to you and your values. See how finding your passion and innate power can lead to physical vitality, emotional stability, mental clarity and spiritual grounding.

The combination of theory, dynamic exercises, conscious breath work, martial arts principles, and applicable life tools can bring about a shift in your behavior, deeper insights into yourself, inner peace, and enhanced intimacy.

The world today is calling us to “walk our talk.” How do you know when a queer man is in his power? Who are your role models? What does being in your power mean to you? Walking through the world with self-confidence, mindfulness, and commitment brings personal freedom, fulfillment, purpose, and has a beneficial impact on others.

  • This event is offered to queer men and all curious male-identified people

About the Facilitator

Joe Weston is an international workshop facilitator, author, consultant, personal life coach, creative social activist, and advocate for peace. His book, Mastering Respectful Confrontation, is selling throughout the world. Born and educated in New York, Joe lived in Amsterdam for 17 years and now lives in Washington DC. He is committed to helping others embody their true power, and supporting them on their journey towards personal fulfillment and freedom. Joe brings a wealth of insight to his work based on many teachings, including Tai Chi Chuan and a variety of ancient traditions—plus his experience in theater and various organizational trainings. 

Joe was a Body Electric instructor, and also offers services as a bodyworker, sacred intimate and life coach. He is currently working with women's rights and other humanitarian organizations, different veterans organizations, supporting returning and wounded veterans in their process of integration and healing, and has also volunteered for the Liberation Prison Project, teaching Buddhism to inmates. For a more comprehensive list of clients, go to www.joeweston.comand

*** Joe will be assisted by qualified teachers, coaches, healers and activists who are experienced with the Respectful Confrontation method.

Rates and Accommodations 

All rates include housing, food and programming unless otherwise noted. Bookings are per person per bed.

Commuter: $ 275 Does not include Housing. Use this option if you want to attend the programming and have meals, but wish to stay off campus.

Camping: $ 395 Bring your own tent!  Bathrooms facilities in the Lodge, 500 ft away.

Garden Cabin: $ 395 Dormitory style with 5 bunk beds that can sleep up to 10 people. Bathrooms facilities in the Lodge, 500 ft away.

Quad: $ 445 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: $ 595 Each semi-private room has 2 beds, a bathroom and shower. You may be sharing with 1 other guest.

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