Annual Men’s Retreat
April 5, 2019 - April 7, 2019

"I was impressed at how fast Barry was able to connect with all of us -- and get us to connect with each other -- in a deep and profound way. Besides that, he's fun and funny, very approachable and comfortable to be with." --Mike Hayworth, Eastsound, WA

“Barry Vissell is a medical doctor, but his main medicine is unconditional love. He will lead you on a journey of the heart; thawing icicles of fear, breaking cobwebs of mental preoccupation, and kindling a blaze of warmth, love and connectedness. His work is gentle, yet powerful. It is experiential, practical and moving. You will acquire the tools for opening the heart and deepening your lives and relationships.” —Gary Reiter, MD, Past Vice-President, Rowe Conference Center

“When people ask me what sets Barry Vissell’s workshops apart from the many similar-sounding programs, I tell them that Barry creates an atmosphere of peace, trust and unconditional love, the likes of which few people ever experience elsewhere. Within that atmosphere, participants feel safe enough to look deeply within themselves, and reopen themselves to the joyous experience of life.” —John Kjaargard


Located at our Aptos, CA HomeCenter, 20 minutes south of Santa Cruz, on a 16 acre ridge top. Directions will be given after registration.




Cost (including bedrolling/dorm-style or camping and six vegetarian meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch) is $295 if paid in full by March 29. 

$320 after March 29. 

$50 nonrefundable deposit. 

$100 total non-refundable after March 29. 

A few private rooms (with bathrooms nearby) are available for $80/night. 

Payment options and work-trades available (especially if you can cook!). 

To register, call 831-684-2299, or click on the registration button on the top of this page, then pay with PayPal or credit card. 

For workshop content, call Rob Gitlin 707-671-4335 .


Typical Retreat Schedule:


Fri  6:30 Dinner

      7:30-9:30 Workshop

Sat 8:30 Breakfast

      9:30-1 Workshop

      1-4 Lunch and break

      4-6:30 Workshop

      6:30 Dinner

      7:30-9:30 Workshop

Sun 8:30 Breakfast

      9:30-1 Workshop

      1-2:30 Lunch and Goodbyes

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