Men's Retreat

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Annual Men's Retreat


April 5-7, 2019

Aptos HomeCenter, CA


Before we as men can really know intimate love, we need to more deeply connect with our own hearts and with other men. Come to this retreat to learn how this process works, to establish meaningful friendships, and to learn how and why men distract themselves from their true happiness. Each year since 1995, men have had such a powerfully moving experience, that this retreat has become a highlight in the year for many.


What you will learn:


●Tools for opening the heart and keeping it open

Finding your power through vulnerability

●Healing the father-son wounds

●Living your purpose as a man

●Inner father - inner child connection

●Deeper relationship skills

How and why men distract themselves from their true happiness


What People Say:


“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.” —G. 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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