Agreements, consent & boundaries
This is a sex-positive environment, and sexual practices, alone or with partners, will often take place. It will be crucial for us to create a safe space.
While it is important for us to explore our desires and wishes, it will first and foremost be crucial that boundaries are respected. From the beginning of the retreat, we will set a framework for voicing desires, being clear about our “no’s,” and respecting each other’s boundaries.
Each participant will be expected to take responsibility for their own body, desires and boundaries and will let others take responsibility for theirs.
Participants will be required to honour their own yeses and noes as well as honouring the yeses and noes of others.
Everything that will be spoken in the space will remain confidential and will stay in the space unless permission has been granted for it to be spoken outside of the space.
Participants will speak from the heart and only speak from their own experience and no one else’s. Participants will be careful not to divulge any information that could identify any other participant without their explicit consent.
Forgiveness and Masculine compassion
It is expected that we may possibly bump against these rules at some point during the course. Part of this work is the acknowledgement that mistakes can happen and no one is perfect. Participants must however acknowledge that repeated, continuous and/or intentional breaking of the rules can lead to be asked to leave the group.
You will be strongly encouraged to switch off all electronics for the duration of the course in order to connect more deeply to nature and to yourself.
Use of electronics will be strictly limited to the cabins.
Electronics such as phones, iPads or laptops will not be able to be used in any public areas.
Those who wish to dive into this quite deeply will also be able to leave their electronics in a safe on arrival.
There will be no COVID tests done on arrival
Proof of vaccination status WILL NOT BE REQUIRED
If you find out you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID prior to coming to the retreat, please make sure to let us know and to take a test at least 5 days after the exposure.
The test result will need to be negative for you to join the retreat.
If you are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, you will need to take a COVID test on arrival.
The following measures are recommended but not obliged*:
- being extra cautious for the 10 days prior to the start of the workshop
- limit contact with others,
- wear mask on transports,
- take a test prior to departure from your home to reduce the risk of unnecessary complications
There will be no penetration or oral sex in any of the workshops.
This restriction will of course be limited to the workshop space and participants will be allowed to engage in any practices outside of these times.
With regards to what happens WITHIN the workshops:
Within the workshops, the interactions will be limited to external touch and kissing. If a participant is aware of having an STI which can be transmitted through external touch and kissing, please advise the group or refrain from contact.
With regards to what happens OUTSIDE the workshops:
Everyone is responsible for themselves: Ie: know the risks you are taking and act accordingly. It is up to each participant to inform others of STI's they need to be aware of depending on the interaction they engage in.
Substance use / alcohol /recreational drugs
Consuming any alcohol or recreational drugs will not be allowed at any point during the retreat.