Registration opens at Noon on March 1st

Theme of the Retreat

Not only merely Wed*, but Truly and Sincerely Wed: Overcoming hurdles in relationship to keep the fire burning

(*coupled)

Dates and Location

May 17th (evening), 18th, 19th at Amba and Chittak Caldwell’s Hacienda in Corrales.  The address and directions to the Caldwell Hacienda will be sent after you register.

Facilitated by Gina Windle and Robby Beck

A New Mexico Men’s Wellness sanctioned production

About the Retreat

Open and inclusive to all couples regardless of age, ethnicity, race, marital status, or sexual orientation. Limited to a total of 12 couples. 

Gather with a small community of couples at a lovely southwestern Hacienda in Corrales to identify and overcome hurdles in relationship, to heal and to stoke the fire in each couple’s union. Since 2016 couples have been meeting together each year in retreat to laugh, cry, listen, be heard, share, love and support one another with a common goal of growing and improving their relationships as couples.  Some of the couples have been together for decades, others for less than a year.  Each participant brings their wisdom, world view and life experience, which can be shared for the benefit of others. 

The retreat will commence between 4:00pm and 5:30 pm Friday with a potluck dinner at 6:00pm.  We will meet Friday evening and dismiss at approximately 9:00pm. 

We will gather Saturday morning after you have had your breakfast and begin meeting at 9:00am. Lunch and dinner will be provided including carnivorous, vegetarian and gluten-free options.  We will conclude Saturday evening at 8:00pm. 

We will gather after your breakfast at 9:00am Sunday.  We will meet Sunday morning, a light lunch will be provided, and we will dismiss following tear-down of the shelters and clean up early Sunday afternoon.  

Throughout the weekend there will be periods of free time to rest, go for walks and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.  Last year we got to see baby owls! 

This is a smoke-free and fragrance-free environment.  

For information, contact Robby Beck, robertbeck59@me.com or 575.207.5992 or Gina Windle, ginawindle@yahoo.com or 505.652.6051

The cost for the weekend is $190 per couple. 

Scholarships are available. If you need a scholarship, contact Gina or Robby. 

Reserving Your Spot at the Retreat

As of this writing, the Couples Retreat is full and we are not accepting any more reservations.  If you have any questions about anything connected with the Couples Retreat, please contact Robby or Gina via phone or Email listed above. 

Registration is now open!

May 31 – June 2, 2019


Ghost Ranch Conference Center, Abiquiu, NM

If We Had a Time Machine . . .

The Father/Daughter Gathering has been held since 2005, and has become one of NM Men’s Wellness’ core events. The mission of the Gathering is to enable Fathers and Daughters to gather together, honor, celebrate, and grow in their unique relationship in a safe place away from their daily lives.

Our theme this year “If we had a time machine… ”, invites us to look back on our memories, express gratitude for our present, and dream up our future relationship.  Come prepared to have fun, learn, grow, and connect. This will be an opportunity to get to know one another in entirely new ways!

Over the course of three days we will share in large and small group settings, explore topics and questions in “fishbowl” style (always a favorite) and enjoy a father-daughter lunch outing.  We will also hike and explore Ghost Ranch together, gather around a campfire and create an art project.

This year’s Gathering is scheduled from May 31-June 2nd, starting at 3pm Friday afternoon through Sunday at 1pm. The registration fee will include two nights lodging in simple yet comfortable shared accommodations, all meals from Friday evening through Sunday morning, all gathering activities related to the conference, and access to all of the hiking trails, library, museums and other Ghost Ranch facilities. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for those who need it.  We hope you will consider being a part of this special gathering.

REGISTRATION

Registration is open.  If you’d like to attend, please register by the registration deadline April 30th.  Early bird discount of $25 per person if you register by April 15. (we have extended the Early Bird discount!)

 The cost for the Gathering is $260 per person ($235 with early bird discount) and includes lodging, meals, activities, and a T-shirt designed just for this year’s Gathering.  Daughters must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the gathering; any exceptions to this policy must be cleared in advance by the gathering leaders (see contact information below).

There are two registration options – online and mail-in.  For mail-in registration, click here (or on the graphic to the left) to download the mail-in registration form.  Once you download the form, you can type in your info with Adobe Acrobat Reader and print it out, or just print the blank form and fill it out by hand.  Then, mail the forms with your check to the address on the form.  For online registration (paying with credit card or PayPal) please click here click here (or on the graphic at right) to go to our online registration page.  Regardless of how your register, please complete a registration for each person attending. 

Registration is first come, first served based on when your payment is received.  Due to space limitations, we have allowed for 24 participants (12 fathers and 12 daughters) with a waiting list beyond that.

Early sign-up is encouraged (and greatly appreciated) to facilitate planning and logistics.  We will send details about location, directions and facilities after your registrations are received.

SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE for those in need. Please email kurt@tierraconceptssantafe.com to request a scholarship or if you have other questions.

We also encourage those who can contribute to the scholarship fund to do so to support those who need it.  Since registration costs are kept to the bare minimum (largely controlled by the cost of our host facilities) and we do not have any endowments for scholarships, we rely on donations to the scholarship fund to make scholarships available.   NMMW is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational corporation, and all donations to the scholarship fund or other activities of the organization are deductible as charitable contributions to the fullest extent of the law. 

CONTACTS

For more information or for news of the Gathering, please contact:

FLYER TO SHARE WITH FRIENDS

We have prepared a 4-page flyer that includes information about the Father and Daughter Gathering gathering that can be shared with people you think would be interested in participating.  Click here to download it.  This can be sent as an Email attachment and can be used to learn about the Gathering and register.  Please share! 

Some comments from participants in previous Father & Daughter Gatherings

It was fun, it was challenging, and it led to a break-through in our relationship that has brought us closer together.”

 

“Spending three days with my adult daughter was just a wonderful experience of getting to know her and appreciate her in an entirely new way.”

“It opened windows into a different way of seeing and being with each other and has changed the dynamic of our relationship completely!”

 

“The father daughter gathering was a special opportunity to grow closer to my father, sharing our feelings and our hopes for moving forward, conscious of the relationship that we want to build with each other.”


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The latest edition of NMMW’s “Man, Alive!” is now available for reading online or downloading (so you can print your own copy).  This new issue, explores some “Winter” issues and we hope you enjoy reading it while keeping warm.  Click here to read and/or download this latest issue.  We hope you will read this issue, particularly if you are considering participating in the Fall Conference this year.

We have completed compilation of as many issues of Man, Alive! as we have been able to locate in the Man, Alive! section of this web site. You can go to the appropriate section of the pull-down menu above, or just click on this link.

 

The dates and locations for major events in the future are listed below! Details, including themes, leader contacts, details and links to event web pages, and other information 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.  This page will be revised as information comes in and now will not be restricted to a particular calendar year.

Bring a Buddy Events – Monthly; Check Website or your Email

  • “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.

Winter Gathering 2019

  • Dates: February 21-25, 2019
  • Location: Cook’s Cabin, Blanco Basin, Colorado
  • Theme: A Time to Wipe the Slate Clean (registration is open)
  • Contact: Uwe Schroeter (uweschroeter@comcast.net) and/or R. Lawrence Cook (rlcook44@msn.com)

Spring Retreat 2019

  • Dates: April 11-14, 2019
  • Location: Hummingbird Music Camp just North of Jemez Springs, NM
  • Theme: Creativity and The Warrior
  • Contact: Vittorio LaCerva (heartsongsvittorio@gmail.com).

Couples Gathering 2019

  • Dates: May 17 to May 19, 2019
  • Location: In Corrales, NM, at the home of David Chittak Caldwell
  • Theme: to be announced
  • Contact: Robby Back (RobertBeck59@me.com)

Father-Daughter Gathering 2019

  • Dates: Friday, May 31 at 3pm – to Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 1pm
  • Location: Ghost Ranch Conference Center, Abiquiu, New Mexico
  • Theme: to be announced
  • Contact: Kurt and Sasha Faust (kurt@tierraconceptssantafe.com)

Summer Gathering 2019

  • Dates: July 18 to July 21, 2019
  • Location: Jack’s Creek Group Campground, north of Pecos NM in the Santa Fe Natl. Forest
  • Theme: to be announced
  • Contact: to be announced

NMMW 35th Anniversary Celebration

  • Date: September 14, 2019
  • Location: Albuquerque, NM (details to be announced)
  • Theme: to be announced
  • Contact: to be announced

Fall Conference 2019

  • Dates: October 24-27, 2019
  • Location: Ghost Ranch Conference Center, Abiquiu, New Mexico
  • Theme: Listening (details to be announced)
  • Contact: David River (dbriver@gmail.com)

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