Pre-Gathering Workshops

04/26/19 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Camp Chestnut Ridge
Address: Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center, Camp Chestnut Ridge Road, Efland, NC, United States
Special pre-Gathering  Sessions

Pre-Gathering workshops are held on Friday before the official start of the Gathering–this year April 17, 2020–from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. They provide men an opportunity to deepen their experience of the rest of the Gathering. Starting early can heighten one’s receptivity and sensitivity for what happens later and it will also free up time for other workshops that you might wish to attend during the weekend.

You must register for the Gathering to take part in a pre-Gathering session. Plan on arriving between 12:00 and 12:30 p.m. to give yourself time to settle in and prepare for the workshop itself. You should report directly to the location indicated for the workshop where you will check in.

There is an additional fee of $25 for this workshop which you must add when registering for the TMC Gathering itself.

PLEASE NOTE: You should also be aware that there will be no meals provided Friday afternoon or evening by the camp. You will be responsible for your own food that day so plan accordingly.

Click to register for the Gathering.

This Year’s Option

Dynamic  Breath  Work
Facilitator:  Simon  McCain

Location:  Falcon  Lodge

Simon McCain has been conducting Dynamic Breath Work sessions for many years and because of his popularity at past Gatherings we are offering an extra workshop so more men can take advantage of it. This session will also have more time than is normally available during the Gathering. That gives participants an opportunity to work in more depth with the material.

Simon spoke about the workshop:

“As men, we’re used to carrying it all inside… and for most of us, there’s a lot stuffed in there!  Dynamic Breath work is a breathing process that can let some of that pressure loose. It’s simple but very powerful, and it works without your needing to figure it out.”

There is a maximum of 12 slots for this session.  A minimum of 6 participants must sign up for the workshop by Saturday, April 7, or the workshop will be canceled and you will receive a refund for the extra charge.

For this session wear comfortable clothes. Bring a blanket or sleeping bag, a pillow, water and a journal or notebook to record your journey.

Testimonial   “I had heard wonderful things about Simon’s Breath Work for several years before I decided to attend.  Having a skeptical nature, I was uncertain that I would get anything from it.  Boy, was I ever wrong!  It opened me to some buried grief that I had been avoiding for a decade.  It stirred me and I made new life choices as a function of this opening and I am very grateful to Simon’s gentleness, and support as I began this process.  If ‘going deeper’ is a desire of yours – consider investing in yourself and attend. ” JN


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