The Dragon


The 33rd annual New Mexico Men’s Wellness Fall Conference will be at Ghost Ranch on October 19-22, 2017. Even as you read this, you are becoming, just as the life around you is constantly changing and becoming. One day we will all be ancient voices to those who continue after us.

Registration is now open — to register please go to the main Conference at  As of this writing (August, 2017) we are still working on planning the conference and if you are interested in participating in this process (we really like input) please read on.

Leadership and Planning for the Fall Conference

This year’s leader is Wayne Mathias, and co-leader is Michael Sheppard.  The planning and leadership of the Fall Conference is facilitated by men who are part of the NMMW community rather than bringing in “experts” from outside.  This has been a key to sustaining this unique and supportive culture of men for 33 years.  As a participant, you are invited to participate in the planning and leadership of this conference, and your ideas and involvement are welcomed.

Here is the schedule for the planning meetings:

  • August 1 (Tues) in Albuquerque at Wayne’s house
  • August 28 (Mon) in Santa Fe (Seton Castle next door to Michael’s house in Seton Village)
  • September 18 (Mon) in Albuquerque at Wayne’s house
  • October 2 (Mon) in Santa Fe at Seton Castle

All meetings will be held at 6:00 pm.

The meetings in Albuquerque and Santa Fe will include dinner.

Wayne’s house in Albuquerque is located at 605 Bledsoe Rd. NW, on Bledsoe Rd just west of Dan’s Boots and Saddles, which is located on 4th St about 6 blocks north of Osuna.

Directions to Seton Castle will be posted soon.

Please RSVP to Wayne if you can make it so we can plan how much food to provide and to facilitate carpooling.  505-514-6734 cell.

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Photo credits from top down: Amiel Gervers, Joseph Woods, Roger Harmon

Sponsored by New Mexico Men’s Wellness.

Creating Connections, Building Friendships
August 12th, 2017
Saturday 10-6pm

Let’s come together for a day devoted to seeing, receiving and celebrating each other … so needed in this polarizing political climate.

We will co-create a safe and sacred space for authentic connection and healing dialogue. This gathering will be a place to honor differences and to celebrate our commonality.

Our time together will include ritual, wisdom councils, deep listening and timeto really enjoy each other. Together we can be the change we want to see in the world.

  • WHEN: Saturday August 12th, 2017 l0am-6pm (Lunch Break 1-2pm)
  • WHERE: 903 Early Street, Santa Fe; The Paradiso — Park and enter in the back
  • COST: $40.00 per person — limited to 40 people
  • REGISTRATION: Send a check made out to NMMW to:
    Shell Goldman
    101 Camino Rio
    Santa Fe. NM 87501
    to secure your place in the circle
  • INFORMATION: Call Shell @ 505-231-8707
  • THIS WORKSHOP: The intention of this workshop is to invite meaningful connections and frendships between women and men, whether you are single, in a relationship or married.
  • PRESENTERS are Shell Goldman, C.A.H., and Nanaya Stein. For details about the presenters in a printable color flyer, please click on the thumbnail of the flyer above.