As gay men, we hear about ourselves from others. Icons of our time, we are an obsession of the courts and religious and political machines. But whether damned or applauded, we need not lose awareness of who we are within: men with hearts and souls, surviving the wounds of childhood, prejudice, and ignorance. We are men who bring gifts to this world. Many of us live in frustration, still yearning to find that special someone. Some have given up trying. Others live in relationships that lack intimacy.
How can we find or trust someone else when we have not found or accepted ourselves? How many of us truly love ourselves? The time is now to reclaim our souls, take back our nobility, and to pay attention to our hearts. The time is now to honor our gay male wholeness and claim our birthright as sexual and spiritual beings, recognizing that love begins within ourselves. In this workshop we explore the power of touch — a touch that is caring and supportive. We will find new safe, respectful, and non-threatening ways to touch, both emotionally and physically. Through each other we can heal each other. Honor that powerful spirit living within you and join Rob Bauer in a workshop at ocean’s edge. Enjoy the famed Esalen baths, delicious food, and the company of caring men. All gay, bi, and trans men are welcome, regardless of age, and whether single or in relationship.