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An Introduction to Shamanism

Join like-minded gay, bi and queer men in exploring ancient shamanic healing techniques in this safe, experiential workshop. Learn the basic, core technique of the shamanic journey, a visionary method used to induce a natural, altered state of consciousness, that when used with intention, can nurture self-renewal, balance, and empowerment. Aided by drums, rattles, ceremony and sacred space, journey to the worlds of non-ordinary reality-–the shamanic state of consciousness--for information and healing. Gather with like-minded spirit seekers for awakening and restoring your dormant spiritual power, abilities, and your connections with Nature. Also, we'll work with a classic, shamanic divination technique for problem solving and learn how shamanism can be applied in contemporary, daily life to help heal oneself, others, and the Planet. 

Modern shamanism is for everyone! No experience necessary. This workshop provides tools for personal growth and connection, and welcomes men from all religious and spiritual traditions. Join us for a weekend of community, fun and exploration! 

Bring a drum and/or rattle, if you have them (we have extras to share);; a rock between the size of a large orange and grapefruit (not a crystal); pen and journal (electronic devices not allowed during workshop); eye covering to block out light; and blanket or something to lie on. We invite you to bring sacred items/totems to place on the altar we will create together.

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About the Facilitators

Rates and Accommodations

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

  • Commuter: $195 
    Does not include Housing. Use this option if you want to attend the programming and have meals, but wish to stay off campus.
  • Camping - Bring Your Own Tent: $245
    Includes meals and programming; provide your own tent, bathrooms available in Lodge.
  • Camping - Quad: $345
    Share a tent that we provide with up to three other guys.  We also provide a sleeping bag.  Bathrooms nearby.
  • Camping - Private: $370
    We provide a tent and sleeping bag.  Bathrooms nearby.
  • Garden Cabin: $395 
    Our beautiful Garden Cabin is a dormitory style accommodation with 5 bunk beds that can accommodate up to 10 people. Shared toilets.  Showers are located approximately 500 feet away.
  • Quad Room: $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 Room: $595 
    Each semi-private room has two beds. its own bathroom and a shower. You may be sharing with 1 other guest.
  • Event starts with dinner on Friday, May 5th at 7pm
  • Event ends with Closing Circle on Sunday, May 7th around 2pm
    You can arrive anytime after Noon on the start day. Rooms will be ready no later than 3pm)

Earlier Event: May 5
Community Building Weekend
Later Event: May 5
Introduction to Life Coaching