The Phoenix symbolises renewal and resurrection. This is our introduction retreat into a deeper connection to yourself, other men and to come into country for a few days and enjoy a period of deep relaxation from your busy world
The program includes yoga, meditation, rituals, mindful self touch, stunning bush walk and a partnered genital and heart connection. Optional sensual massages can be booked with our masseur and at the end of the day you can have a deep soaking and replenishing in our hydrotherapy spa.
This retreat is based on large twin and dorm share rooms. Please indicate if you want to share with a partner of friend. Our yoga hall is fully equiped and you can relax each day in our 10 person hydrotherapy spa. Different accommodation options allow for different budgets. This retreat is mostly unclothed.
About Yanada Retreat Centre:
The retreat takes place in a beautiful country property set on 38 acres by the picturesque McDonald River and 2km outside the historic village of St Albans. It is 15 minutes from Wisemans Ferry and the Hawkesbury River and 90 minutes from Sydney CBD.
There are a variety of accommodation options some with en-suite and all your bedding and towels are provided, so all you need to bring is yourself. All of your food will be provided with love and care, creating healthy, vegetarian, home cooked meals, using local produce wherever possible.
Yanada Retreat Centre is a special place that works harmoniously with the environment to provide a restful and safe space for groups and individuals to take time to focus and reflect. You can enjoy a heated aqua-massage in our new 10 person hydrotherapy spa before warming yourself next to our huge fire pit.
Enjoy long walks through the beautiful bushland or just laze on one of the Balinese daybeds or hammocks around the property.
About the Facilitators:
Curt Mason is a qualified and experienced Sex Educator, Counsellor and Gestalt psychotherapist and Meditator with over 30 years experience of working in mental health. Curt has a private practice in Sydney and primarily work with gay and same sex attracted Cis and Trans men. Curt has extensive experience in working with sexuality, intimacy, relationships, anxiety and complex trauma.
Mathew Bergan is a yoga teacher residing in Sydney. He is the Director of Dancing Warrior Yoga teacher training academy and former contemporary dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, queer artist, masseur, and professional misfit. For the past 35 years, Mathew has been rolling around on studio floors inside dance and yoga venues, stretching and moving his body, contemplating the nature of human movement and existence, as well as queer sexuality and spirituality. In 2020 Mathew presented Queer Sound Healing with DJ Jonny Seymour to the Naked Man community and has taken this project to the bosom of Berlins Queer Community, at the Stretch Festival, (word up to the Naked Man facilitators for this conscious gift). Mathew is heaps excited to be teaming up with Curt to support our inner Phoenix to rise!
Start: Monday 19th September 4pm
End: Wednesday 21st September 2pm
Cost: $645 – $795