Join together in community with men who love men, to explore a variety of expressions of touch! We will explore:
the art of giving and receiving massage and other touch modalities.
asking for and receiving touch in a more conscious way.
the sensuality, relaxation, and connection that conscious touch offers.
the inter-connection of breath, touch, and embodiment.
communal touch and group touch.
We will become more conscious about how touch affects us, nurtures us, and how we can let go of barriers to receiving touch and allow ourselves to have a deeper experience. We will support each other in community to enrich our experience. We will let go of stress and tension, be nurtured, and open up to greater ease and freedom of being in our bodies. We will create a safe, respectful container to help ourselves awaken our bodies, heal, play, connect in community, and have fun. All this will be done in a container of respect and love, including using carefully selected music playlists and videos to enhance our inspiration, playfulness, and creativity.
Please note that this workshop will include both clothes-on and clothing-free aspects.
This is the fifth full-length workshop offered by Arnie at Easton. If you have any questions, you can email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org Here are some comments participants had to offer about Arnie’s work:
“I left the workshop feeling restored, replenished, loved, cared for, supported, connected, content and contained.”
“Arnie creates a safe space for his participants to explore. He offers masterful support is carefully creative.”
“I felt supported, safe, held, seen.”
“You created a level of comfort for everyone to connect.”
“You are an excellent facilitator, Arnie. Welcoming, open, accepting. You made it very easy to break through personal barriers.”
Here is an overview of the weekend**:
Welcoming to the Circle
Healing and bringing in new stories and ways of being
More Touch and Massage
Movement and Relaxation
Breathing and Embodiment
Movement and Relaxation
Guided Touch Activities
**Please note that Arnie also works off of your intentions individually and as a group to create exercises and experiences tailored to your needs. So, content may be subject to change and spontaneous additions based upon the flow of the weekend!
Self-Care Post workshop
Fabulous Closing Brunch
About the Facilitators
Arnie's article on the Easton Mountain blog:
"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
“The whole retreat was very memorable. It has really taught me to value myself" - Ron F.
“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 love Arnie's inspiration/motivation/commitment to the group." - Keith S.
"This was the loveliest retreat in which every detail was consciously chosen to make the weekend truly powerful, thought-filled, and bonding.” - Jeffrey C.
Rates and Accommodations
All rates include housing, food and programming unless otherwise noted. Bookings are per person per bed.
Commuter: $ 245
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.