An inspired yoga adventure vacation. We are thrilled to be going back for our 4th year in a row to the place where our Men’s Retreats all began: Zipolite. Equal parts practice, equal parts play we will dive into the ocean, get sand between our toes and be nourished by the land, the people and the many wonders of the Oaxacan Coast.
Say hello to summer with an adventure out into one of the wildest parts of this incredible province. Men’s Retreats Northern Edge is a weekend away with the guys in magical Algonquin park, perfectly secluded deep in the wild. The retreat centre is a series rustic cozy cabins that provide just the right environment to unplug, slow down, and appreciate the magic of summer unfolding.
The experience was transcendent—beyond the physical act of practicing yoga. In the first few hours of the retreat it became clear that many of us were looking for a similar experience. A longing to connect to other men in a way that we all too often are not able, or comfortable doing. As the weekend progressed, I saw men, who a day earlier had been complete strangers, sharing intimate thoughts, hopes, and ideas—about their lives, insecurities, and struggles. Supported by a yoga practice that not only expanded our physical bodies, but more importantly our minds.
I wasn’t sure when to expect when I made the choice to do a men’s yoga retreat in Mexico. It took some courage to push myself to spend a week with a group of strangers in a foreign place. At some point, I realized I felt connected to an impressive community of men. I felt safe, supported and more relaxed than I have ever been. I took a leap of faith and it exceeded all my expectations.
Adam, Andrew and Antonio create for their men’s retreat a beautiful, inclusive, safe and powerful environment in which participants are invited to explore their heart, mind and body—and masculinity—in a way that allows for healing to happen, discoveries to be made, and joy and connection to be experienced. Feeling extremely lucky is how one comes out of such a unique and rare brotherly adventure. They earned my respect and get my gratitude.
A meeting place for men of all walks of life to practice and connect more fully to their truth in the support of a mindful community.
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