A Retreat for Gay Men at Waiohanga Centre, Otaki, New Zealand
Radical Faeries Aotearoa / New Zealand (RadFanz) warmly invite you to a retreat for men who love men nestled deep in the Otaki River Valley.
Four days and three nights of celebration, meditation, workshops, rituals and healing at the beautiful Waiohanga Centre right beside the Otaki River.
Come warm your heart by the log fire - or open your heart by the warm fire. The gathering is timed to celebrate the spring equinox and the start of daylight savings.
Generous, warm indoor spaces are available if the weather is cold. Beautiful garden, bush and river walks if the weather is kind.
Vegetarian food is provided and included in the price but cooking is done communally. Meat eaters are welcome to bring their own.
This is a drug and alcohol free retreat.
The retreat is based on Faerie traditions of the US and European communities where activities / workshops are self lead so anybody can propose a workshop or activity.
Costs are $190 overall which includes $30 per night for accommodation in a mixture of shared bedrooms and bunkrooms plus food and a contribution to the Faerie Fee Fund to assist those less financially able.
If you would like bed linen provided an additional cost of $15 per person applies. If you are able to donate additional funds to the Faerie Fee Fund please do so. We have a no one turned away for lack of funds policy.
There is a limit of 38 people so its first in first served.
Registrations open Monday 01 July and close Friday the 20th of September
The Gathering starts at 5pm on Thursday the 26th and ends at lunchtime on Sunday the 29th of September. We ask that men try to come for the entire duration of the gathering.
What to bring:
- Bedding and towels - The venue can provide this at $15pp - please specify when registering
- Sensible outdoor wear (boots, heels etc)
- Instruments, games, decoration
- Your honest self