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

Online Reservations will be taken starting on Friday, March 1st at 12 noon (MST), and will be limited to 12 couples, including the leaders.  Registration will be accepted based when online reservation is submitted.  Please fill out and submit your completed Reservation form below and submit it no earlier than noon on March 1st.   Early birds seeking to register before 12 noon (MST) will not be considered.

Click here to go to and complete the Reservation form and submit it when completed.  Payment is not required to make a reservation. 

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 March 31st.

 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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Spring Retreat is FULL! Waitlist is now open!

Creativity & The Warrior

 

April 12, 13 and 14, 2019

at Hummingbird Music Camp, 104 Hummingbird Road, Jemez Springs NM 87025

Led by Victor La Cerva and Robert Bern

 

Conscious, empowered masculinity involves being intimate with both the warrior and the creative archetypal forces within us. We will explore together how these powerful inner energies can enliven and support each other, allowing us to manifest our deepest desires.

Open and inclusive to all men regardless of age, ethnicity, race, marital
status, or sexual orientation.  Limited to a total of 30 men.

Uwe Schroeter Photo

Gather with a small community of men in a natural setting to explore, heal, and vitalize your relationship to your inner warrior and creative muse, over a Friday to Sunday program that will involve individual and small group experiential activities. We all carry the light and shadow of our warrior nature, as well as repression and expression of our creative gifts. What warrior qualities might we access –discipline, commitment, courage – to let our creative light shine?

“The path of the warrior is lifelong, and mastery is often simply staying on the path.”  Richard Strozzi Heckler

Joseph Woods photo

Registration and room assignments will be between 4 and 5:30 pm Friday evening with our potluck dinner at 6:00.  We are at the North Campus.  Feel free to come to Hummingbird anytime on Friday and enjoy the land. If you want to come early on Thursday for an extra night with NO MEALS PROVIDED, you MUST contact Robert Bern after you register. You will pay Hummingbird directly for this extra night. The conference ends after lunch on Sunday.  Accommodations are double rooms.  You can visit the new Hummingbird website to view the North Campus facilities where we are staying.

The cost of Hummingbird meals for the weekend is $44.  There is a $10 bedding charge, unless you bring your own towels, sheets & pillowcase (or sleeping bag).  You may also bring a tent or sleep in your camper for $10 per night (expect freezing temperatures in April at this elevation). 

Friday night we will have our traditional potluck meal starting at 6:00 PM. Please bring HEALTHY food to share, a main dish, vegetable dish, or dessert. All other meals will be served by Hummingbird—vegetarian and gluten-free options available. You may opt-out of ALL Hummingbird meals, & bring your own food, pots and pans.  Flatware and plates will be provided and a refrigerator is available.

For Directions to the Camp click here.    Emergency numbers for Hummingbird: (575) 829-3060 or (575) 829-4227 (don’t count on cell phone coverage in the Jemez).

REFUND POLICY: 90% if cancel before 2 weeks; Within 2 weeks refund at 90% only if we fill your spot from the waiting list.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE for those in need.  Call Vittorio LaCerva at (505) 983-4233 or e-mail heartsongsvittorio@gmail.com to request a scholarship or if you have other questions.

The art of being a warrior is to balance the wonder and the terror of being alive.   — Carlos Castaneda

How to Register for the Retreat

The 2019 Spring has reached capacity and registration is closed.  We are taking names and information for the waiting list for those who would like to sign up for any cancellations.  These often happen so those who are willing to come on short notice may get a spot.  Please go HERE and complete the wait list registration; you should fill it out and submit it — no payment is necessary to be considered.  If there are cancellations, those on the list will be contacted on a first come, first served basis. 

Share our Flyer for the Retreat

Most of the information on this web page is available on a printable three-page PDF flyer (click here to download it) that includes a mail-on registration form that you may download, print and share with any friends you’d like to invite to the Retreat.  The Spring retreat can be a great, and low-cost introduction to Men’s Wellness for men of all ages and backgrounds.

 

 

30th Annual NM Men’s Wellness
Winter Gathering

February 21–25, 2019

A Time to Wipe the Slate Clean

Uwe Schroeter and Lawrence Cook

  • “To make a fresh start, for example by forgetting about previous differences and disagreements.” — wikipedia.org
  • “To forget all the things that have happened or been done and start doing something again . . . to start again from the very beginning” — Merriam-Webster
  • “reinen Tisch machen” (to clean and/or clear the table) — German Translation

With every season comes the opportunity to take stock, to reflect, and—if necessary or to mix things up—to start fresh. Due to fewer hours of daylight, colder temperatures, and hopefully fewer distractions, winter can be a particular good time to build a fire, to look inward, to rest and reflect, and to get ready for the growth and renewal of spring. Or do we follow the same diet year-round, vacation in winter where the temperature never drops below 75°F, keep ourselves awake with caffeine, lift our mood through alcohol, comfort food, consumerism, etc. to compensate for the darkness and/or because our modern culture tells us so during this time? Are we trying to move at the same speed month after month regardless of the season? What are the consequences of having no winter in our lives? For those of us who sit in front of a computer screen all day, what are rest and renewal anyway?

Please join us for the 30th NMMW Winter Gathering to ponder these and your own questions during joint outings and evening talking circles. Please be prepared to share your personal experiences on the balance of our lives between the seasons (or the lack thereof). 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: 2019 Winter Gathering Flyer.  A registration form is included with the flyer. 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 21-25, 2019
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): $30 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: