Registration is open as of February 14, 2018 for the Couples Gathering . . .

Deepening Intimacy 

A NMMW Couples Gathering

Corrales, NM ~ May 18-20, 2018

Many of you have shared your desire to bring your partner to a “Men’s Wellness Gathering” and now is your chance!

Join a small gathering of couples to explore deepening relational intimacy in a safe and supportive environment.  The weekend will be facilitated by two couples. We will cover a range of experiential communication and connection activities. Together you will learn, experiment and enliven essential aspects of your relationship intimacy: intellectual, physical, emotional, sexual and spiritual. Be prepared for much fun and laughter as well.

All sexual orientations and couple configurations are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Last year’s Couples Gathering was a rich and amazing journey of relationship for all who attended, and we’re excited to share this experience with you and your loved one.

photos by Joseph Woods

Registration is now open. Space is limited and promises to fill up fast for the 2018 NMMW Couples Gathering. We are very lucky again to have been offered the beautiful home of Chittak and Ambra Caldwell for this year’s event.

We have many ideas for this event and are in process of creating the content. Please let us know what you would like to explore that could bring a deeper level of meaning and connection to your relationship.   There is a place to make suggestions on the registration forms (both online and mail-in versions).

The couples gathering will be limited to 14 couples, including the leaders. Registration will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis and may be done online (with payment by credit card) or by mail-in (with payment by check).  Click here to register and pay onlineClick here do download and fill out the printable registration form which you then mail to the address on the form with your check.  Upon receipt of your registration and payment we will send an email confirmation of your place in the Gathering.  Also included for download is a flyer about the gathering and printable registration form so you may share information about the gathering with friends.

The cost of the Gathering will be $190 per couple, which will cover the cost of materials, catered meals at lunch and dinner, snacks, and clean up after the Gathering.  Friday dinner will be a potluck.  More logistical details, directions, etc. will be forwarded as the date gets closer.

Breakfasts and lodging will be up to you.  We hope that local registrants will open their homes to out of town participants to keep the cost of lodging to a minimum.

Come join us and celebrate the magic and mystery of your relationship.

We look forward to seeing you in May. For further information please contact Mark at mpugsley@mac.com (or 505-715-2011) or Bruce at bruceberlin45@gmail.com (or 505-577-4686).  For a woman’s perspective, please connect with Margaret Lubalin at mlubalin@gmail.com (or 917-680-0275).

Mark and Laurie Pugsler
Bruce Berlin and Margaret Lubalin


If you need to download Adobe’s Free Acrobat Reader (very useful for lots of things including reading flyers, registration forms and stuff we will send before the gathering) please click on the logo below which will take you to Adobe’s site and assist with getting it installed:

Click to Download Adobe Acrobat Reader

Registration opens January 2nd for the

29th Annual NM Men’s Wellness Winter Gathering

February 22 – 26, 2018

Resilience

Uwe Schroeter and Lawrence Cook

 


“If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces.”
 ― Shane L. Koyczan

“I think there are things that we can all do to bild resilience in ourselves,
but also to build resilience in each other.”
― Sheryl Sandburg

Will there be snow in the Basin for our Gathering?  How am I going to get everything done with all of these distractions?  Could there be another war?  Keeping the faith is what we need to do in these times and resilience is what we urgently need for it.  At this year’s NMMW Winter Gathering, our evening talking circles will focus on resilience.  Please be prepared to share your personal experiences on the balance of physical, mental and emotional flexibility and hardiness.

Please join us for the 29th NMMW Winter Gathering.  We will be active during the day, starting with morning meditation and/or Qigong.  We will have outings into the surrounding wilderness on snow shoes and skis.  We will play games, listen to and make music, and prepare and share communal meals.  Registration is now open.  For more information please contact:

Uwe Schroeter   uweschroeter@comcast.net        (505) 352-9258
Lawrence Cook  rlcook44@msn.com                       (505) 898-2206


Registration is now open. 

A downloadable flyer (Acrobat PDF) is available by clicking on this link: 2018 NMMW Winter Gathering Announcement.  Please share this with anyone you think might be interested in participating.

A one-page registration form is available by clicking here.  This form may be printed out and mailed in by postal mail or filled out with Adobe Acrobat Reader, saved and sent in as an Email attachment.  Both types of address are included in the form.

Date: February 22-28, 2018
Location:
Cook’s Cabin, Blanco Basin, CO
Arrival: Thursday or Friday
Departure: Sunday or Monday

Charges (please pay by cash or check at Cook’s Cabin): $25 per person per night.  Please bring groceries for shared meals.  Please voice your opinion on your registration form on the coordination of the preparation of breakfasts and dinners.  Lunches will be each individual’s responsibility.

Due to space limitations, there is a limit of 20 participants.  Registrations will be accepted on a first‐come, first-served basis (with a waiting list beyond that).  Please send your registration form as soon as you can.

Please mail or email the completed Registration Form to:

Via Regular Mail:

Uwe Schroeter
Apt. No. 2824
6800 Vista del Norte Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Via Email:

uweschroeter@comcast.net

After your registration form is received, we will contact you with directions and other details about the weekend.  For more information please contact:

Uwe Schroeter uweschroeter@comcast.net (505) 352-9258
Lawrence Cook rlcook44@msn.com (505) 898-2206

Cook's Cabin (Photo by Uwe Schroeter)

The dates and locations for major events for 2018 are set and listed below! Details, including themes, leader contacts, details and links to event web pages, and sign up info will be posted and linked here as they become available. All NMMW events are open to and inclusive of all men regardless of age, ethnicity, race and sexual orientation.  Check back as we add details as they become available.

Winter Gathering

    • Thursday, February 22rd through Monday, February 26th
      (attend as many days as you choose)
    • Cook’s Cabin, Blanco Basin, Colorado
    • Theme: “Resilience”
    • Registration will open on January 2nd, 2018
    • Contacts: Lawrence Cook (rlcook@msn.com)  or Uwe Schroeter (uweschroeter@comcast.net)

Bring a Buddy Events

  • “Bring a Buddy” events are short activities held approximately monthly in Santa Fe or Albuquerque that are designed to introduce new Men to the kind of work that we do to develop strong, healthy male relationships and introduce issues of interest to men in our modern changing world.  These events are always free. Details about location, time and topic will be posted on our main web page as they are available.

Spring Retreat

  • Friday, April 13th through Sunday, April 15th
  • Hummingbird Music Camp, just north of Jemez Springs, New Mexico
  • Theme: “Sex & Intimacy: Fifty Shades of Light and Shadow”
    Repression, shame, first sex, the hunt, ecstasy, intimacy, aging sexuality. You won’t want to miss this one, as we delve into the healthy and unhealthy aspects of these vital areas of our lives. We will move from secrecy to authenticity together, from the wounded Lover to conscious, empowered masculinity. All in one weekend! Well, maybe just some progress on the path….
  • Contact: Marc Pugsley (mpugsley@mac.com) or Victor LaCerva (heartsongsvittorio@gmail.com)
  • Registration will open in February.  Registration limited to 30 men.

Fathers and Sons Gathering

Couple’s Weekend

  • Date: Friday, May 18th through Sunday, May 20th
  • Location: In Albuquerque at the home of David and Ambra Caldwell
  • Theme: To be announced
  • Contacts: Mark Pugsley (mpugsley@mac.com) or Bruce Berlin (bruceberlin45@gmail.com)

Summer Gathering

  • Date: Friday, July 20th through Sunday, July 22th
    (Thursday, July 19th optional extra camping night)
  • Location: Jack’s Creek Campground, Pecos Valley, New Mexico
  • Theme: To be announced
  • Contact: Marc Choyt (reflective@cybermesa.com)

Women and Men’s Wellness Day

  • Date: in September 8, 2018 from 9am to 6pm
  • Location: Santa Fe (details to be announced)
  • Theme: An exploration gender relationships to be led by Shell Goldstein and Narawa Stein
  • Contact: Shell Goldman (shellgoldman@gmail.com)

Fall Conference

  • Date: Thursday October 25th through Sunday, October 28th
  • Location: Ghost Ranch Conference Center, Abiquiu, New Mexico
  • Theme: TBD
  • Contact: Mark Pugsley (mpugsley@mac.com) or David River (dbriver@gmail.com)

Anyone having changes, additions, or corrections to this page, please contact webmaster Jim Connolly via Email to webmaster@nmmw.org.

We have added a couple of new interactive features to the NMMW web site to help better serve our community.  These are also linked on the menu lines (the nondescript text items just above this post) but the links below provide direct access.  Here’s what’s new:

A Contact Page (http://www.nmmw.org/contact/) has been added to enable members and visitors to communicate directly with NMMW about items of interest.  We will be “fielding” anything you send here and directing it to the person most able to answer your questions.  There is also a place on the form where you can add your Email to our announcement list to be alerted about upcoming events and Men’s Wellness news.

We also have a new Donation Page (http://www.nmmw.org/about/donate/) that can be used to make tax-deductible donations to help support the work of NMMW by contributing online (Credit cards accepted).  This new page replaces our previous one and includes security features to prevent fraudulent use of the page.

In the next few months, we are also looking at updating our website to a more modern interactive interface that should make navigating our site easier and more intuitive.  Please stay tuned!