About This Event
Come join together in community with men who love men, to explore a variety of expressions of touch!
You will experience:
the art of giving and receiving massage and other touch modalities.
the sensuality, relaxation, and connection that conscious touch offers.
using massage, touch, and breathwork to get more into our bodies.
letting go of stress and tension and creating greater ease and freedom.
communal touch and group touch
playing with dance and movement
Soulful Touch has been designed by Arnie Katz, a massage therapist and workshop facilitator with over 30 years of experience. In this workshop, we will explore touch as a way to deeply relax, be nurtured, get out of our heads and all the chatter, heal old stories about our bodies, and get more connected to our bodies, to pleasure and to connection with ourselves and other men in the group. Arnie creates a safe space, while encouraging fun in the process. He will be assisted by Ron Mcclelland, an experienced teacher of movement, dance, and embodiment practices. He has taken several of Arnie’s workshops. Please note that if you are new to Easton Mountain, we offer a “newbie special”. See below for more info on the rates and accommodation options.
Ron McClelland in action, giving a “Shake Your Soul” dance class.
Here are some comments participants had to offer about Arnie’s work:
“I left the workshop feeling restored, replenished, loved, cared for, supported, connected, content and contained.”
“Arnie creates a safe space for his participants to explore. He offers masterful support and is carefully creative.”
“I felt supported, safe, held, seen.”
“You created a level of comfort for everyone to connect.”
“You are an excellent facilitator, Arnie. Welcoming, open, accepting. You made it very easy to break through personal barriers.”
“Arnie’s work is refined and polished. He is clear and confident, and is a wonderful workshop leader. His workshop was a deeply profound experience for me.”
“Arnie is such a gentle soul which helped to create a great container”.
“What was most helpful was Arnie’s consistent support and instruction throughout the whole class.”
VIDEO WITH MORE TESTIMONIALS
It was so wonderful to be in such a beautiful mountain setting with the community. The opportunity to have intellectually stimulating conversations with a variety of men of all shapes, colors, and ages in a beautiful rustic face-to-face setting was spiritually enlightening and a welcomed change ... The majestic 170 acre setting was bursting with wildlife and it is actually on the top of a beautiful mountain with two ponds (one has a water-fountain), a big new swimming pool, and one really large wood-fired sauna along with a huge hot-tub too... I hated to leave and I can’t wait to get back!
Venue HighlightsEaston Mountain is a retreat center located near Albany, New York. It is a place for learning, healing, and growth, in a setting that also provides opportunities for recreation and appreciation of nature. We are located on 175 beautiful wooded acres and have multiple options for meeting spaces suitable for small to large groups. For overnight, weekend or longer events, we have a variety of accommodations, including private rooms, semi-private rooms, rooms for four, and dormitory-style rooms. In the warmer months, guests are also welcome to bring their own tent and camp in a number of wonderful sites.
AccommodationsWe provide several options for housing:
The Guest House - Offering two room options, our two-story Guest House includes in-suite bathrooms with shower, and WiFi access. Room options include two beds or two bunk beds.
The Garden Cabin - A dormitory-style accommodation with five bunk beds, our Garden Cabin offers WiFi access and shared toilet facilities. Shower facilities are located on the ground level of the Lodge, approximately 500 feet away
Camping - Guests are also welcome to bring their own tent and camp in a variety of beautiful locations on the land. From a platform right on the duck pond to our hillside next to the Guest House, this option allows you to enjoy the beautiful land while still offering you the comforts of facilities available at the Lodge.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Hot Tub
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineMeals are provided three times daily: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is usually served continental style, with assorted breads, bagels, and cold cereals available, along with a hot cereal, yogurt, a hot breakfast entree, and fresh fruit. For some retreats, the last day will feature light snacks in the early morning and a late morning brunch. Lunch and dinner are usually hot meals with fresh bread and salad available. We serve meat, usually in the form of beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and fish. A vegetarian option is also available at each meal; we ask that this be reserved for those who request vegetarian meals, as there is not enough of the vegetarian option prepared for everyone to eat.
Snacks such as cold cereals, fruits and nuts, along with coffee, assorted hot teas, chilled water, and iced tea, are available 24 hours a day in the dining room. Please note that we can not always accommodate special dietary requests for food allergies. If you have specific food allergies, we suggest you contact us ahead of time and bring some special food for yourself to supplement any food that we serve which you can eat. Refrigerator space can be provided for you if needed to store your food.
DirectionsEaston Mountain is located in the Hudson Valley approximately 30 miles North of Albany, New York and conveniently located within a three-hour drive of Boston, New York City, and Montreal. Please see our website for turn by turn directions. To set up your GPS, use the following address: 391 Herrington Hill Road, Greenwich, NY 12834.
You can fly into the Albany airport, take the Megabus or AMTRAK to Albany (Rensselaer Station), or take the Greyhound/Trailways to Albany. We can usually arrange for a volunteer to pick you up. Please refer to our website for details
100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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