Facilitated by Claes Lilja & Juan Wulff
Next POZ Brotherhood Retreat: July 18-21, 2013
What is a brotherhood retreat?
This 4-day retreat is an international gathering of HIV-positive gay and bi-sexual men who seek to enrich their lives through deeper insights, awareness and connections to both the community and oneself. We will be learning about physiological, psychological and spiritual tools to help create healthier and more fulfilling lives while forging bonds and friendships with other HIV-positive gay men from different parts of the world. The program will include informational and instructional sessions as well as exercises and participation by all the attendees with attention given to the full body-mind-spirit connection. We will also have plenty of time for social activities and relaxation. There are a variety of different techniques used at the retreat including meditation, transformational breath work, healing touch and much, much more.
There are many reasons why people come to this retreat. For some, it is the relaxation of being in the stunning setting at the top of the mountain ridge along the Appalachian Trail where we hold the retreat. Some people come for the spiritual development and the opportunity to connect with like-minded and supportive poz men. For others, it may be about breaking a sense of isolation that often can happen when you don’t have the right kind of support around you. Others yet are seeking news ways of dealing with how HIV is affecting their lives. No matter what your reason is, you will probably be getting more out of this than you expect.
Who can attend?
Everybody is welcome, regardless of age, nationality, looks, etc. The only requirements to attend are that you are over 18 years old and identify as a gay or bi-sexual male and that you are affected by HIV either personally or through your partner or by working directly with HIV-positive people. The retreat is designed to help those who wish to enrich their lives in a global community of HIV-positive men through personal inquiry and sharing of experiences with others.
Our location is a comfortable countryside retreat center near Stroudsburg, PA in the Poconos Mountains. The scenery is magnificent with forests, mountain ridges, and hiking trails. We will be there during the summer when the water in the pond is warm enough for swimming and nature is in full bloom. There will be three home-cooked healthy meals served each day and lodging is included in the fee.
The total cost of the program including room and board is $595 per person in double or triple occupancy.
To register, please send a non-refundable deposit of $225** by check, money order or PayPal*** along with a completed registration form to:
7515 Hannum Avenue
Culver City CA 90230
A limited number of single occupancy rooms will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For single occupancy, add a $225 single room fee to the deposit.
** Deposits are refundable for 30 days after your registration, minus a $50 administration fee. No refunds after May 18, 2013. Deposits may be transfered to a person who is not yet registered.