Embrace Us With Laughter
Registration and Information about the 2017 Fall Conference should be available by mid June
The information below is from the 2017 Spring Retreat
GSV Spring Retreat
April 21 – 23 2017
The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center
Highlands, North Carolina
The Sacred Fool’s Journey
Less Than Three Weeks – Please Register Soon
Our schedule for the Spring Retreat is coming together, here’s what we have.
Aric, Randy, David, Vic, & Dave
Eric Rohner and Randy Johnson will facilitate our Journeys With the Sacred Fool using meditation, sharing, and dreaming to encourage us on those journeys. David Chitara, Dave Cable, and Vic Mansfield have volunteered to share some personal stories to prime our pumps for the meditation and journey.
Teddy, David, Sugar, Mahan Kalpa, & Kraig
David and Teddy Jones will reprise their always-popular Restorative Yoga accompanied by harp adding a “dress to your level of comfort” for this gathering.
Kraig Blackwell will share “The Wondrous and Sacred Mysteries of the 3 Sacred Trigrammatons.” It comes with laughter but should not to be mistaken for the Tetragrammaton, please! ;=}
David Chitara will offer a healing session that will likely include some gentle breathwork exercises (non-strenuous and suitable for all bodies), guided visualization, and/or intuitive healing work. Specifics will be tailored to the needs of those who attend.
Andy Foskey will lead a workshop/discussion exploring the nature of loneliness for men who love men.
Gary/Pleasure will bring tunes for movement/dance with an invitation to “Parade Your Peculiar.”
Andy & Gary
On Saturday evening, we’ll have a time to share your poems, songs, and stories with each other. Bring something you wrote, or a favorite created by someone who art you admire followed by some short videos.
On Saturday afternoon and on Sunday morning we have built-in lots of optional free time if you wish.
Registration at The Mountain begins at 3pm Friday. Dinner on Friday evening begins at 6pm followed by our opening activities at 7:30 pm. Our Closing Circle begins after lunch on Sunday concluding by 2pm.
We’ll have the option to stay at The Mountain from Sunday afternoon to noon on Monday. We’ll be the only group there, but another group that will be using the lodge is arriving after lunch on Monday. You may sign up for the extra day when you register for the Spring Retreat. The price for the extra day includes meals. If fewer than 20 people sign up, you will receive a $20 refund and we’ll buy some groceries and prepare our own meals. This extra day is not sponsored or supported by GSV.
Please don’t forget the Spring Silent Auction that benefits GSV’s Financial Assistance Program. It’s really simple: You bring items that you value but no longer need and buy the treasures that speak to your spirit that were brought by others. All of the proceeds allow those with limited financial resources to join us.