Retreats

Queer Journey Circles: Reclaiming Power & Dignity

Date(s):
Apr 29 (Sat) - Apr 30 (Sun)
Time:
1:00pm to 5:00pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Location:
InsightLA Benedict Canyon
Description:









A workshop for LGBT/Queer people to learn skills to heal from the trauma of queer/trans/homophobia and intolerance.

- Are you haunted by old wounds of rejection and abandonment?
- Do you feel powerless when confronted with adversity?
- Are you blinded by anger in the face of queer/trans/homophobia?

Regain a Sense of Self-Worth & Reclaim Your Power!

Together in queer community you will learn and experience practices of guided meditation and inner journeying to ignite transformation and personal healing. These practices are efficient and effective ways to gain clarity and insight, initiating deep healing mentally, emotionally and spiritually. These potent practices have been used by many people around the world going back to the roots of our ancestral and indigenous cultures.

The journey in this context is an adaptation of Vipassana and insight meditation, accompanied by drum, rattle or singing bowl. This particular style of shamanic journeying is a methodology of inquiry developed by Isa Gucciardi Ph.D. of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream.

Through this process you can:
- Cultivate your relationship with your own inner wisdom
- Feel empowered through deepening your queer identity
- Understand the process of power loss
- Reclaim lost power and heal from incidents of trauma and conflict

This workshop is open to anyone who self identifies as Queer/LGBT.
No previous experience with meditation or journeying is necessary.

This workshop will involve guided meditation and mindfulness practices, journaling and/or creative expression, dyads and facilitated group discussion.


You will be notified of the specific address closer to the day of the retreat. Please also note that parking is limited, so carpooling is encouraged.
Contact teacher:
Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)
Cost:

Sliding scale from $50 to $175 per person.

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This helps us make sure those who pay less can attend.

Whatever you pay above the lowest end of the sliding scale is a tax-deductible donation to InsightLA.

Please note: There are many ways to attend InsightLA classes and events. If you are unable to pay the suggested registration price, please contact us by emailing programs@insightla.org.

Enrollment Limit:
30 | There are still openings for this program.
Items to Bring:
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a journal & pen
Contact Information:
programs@insightla.org or 310-450-1821