International POZ Brotherhood Retreats

Daily Schedule (Sample)

During this 4-day retreat we will be exploring physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual tools to help create healthier and more fulfilling lives while forging bonds and friendships with other HIV-positive gay men from different parts of the world. A separate kick-off party will be held in New York City or San Francisco on the evening before the retreat. Information about this will be sent to those who have registered for the retreat.

The format of the retreat will be a combination of individual and group experiences. We will have some sessions in smaller groups and others with everyone together. Some exercises will be partnered while some will be performed on your own.

Day 1

Arrival and check-in begins at 3 PM. Dinner will be served at 6 PM and our first session starts at 7 PM. This will be an introduction and a chance for everyone to get to know each other. We will demonstrate some of the techniques we will be working with during the retreat as well.

Days 2 and 3

Breakfast will be served at 8 AM and then the morning session will start at 9 AM. Lunch will be served at 12:30 PM and the afternoon session will start between 2 and 3 PM. Dinner will be served at 6PM. Evening sessions will start between 7-7:30 and end at different times on different nights. There will be added free time sessions during the retreat as well.

The various sessions will be led by different facilitators as needed according to the program. Most sessions will involve experiential exercises and group work as well as individual tasks. Each day will include small group meetings where each participant will have a chance to interact more directly with other participants in a safe forum.

Topics that may be explored are intimacy and authenticity, cultivating a healthy body with a sound mind, presence and awareness, active community participation, bridging the gap between our inner reality and spiritual awareness with the outside world in order to live consciously and powerfully within our community, allowing love, joy, compassion and pleasure in our lives. We will strive to minimize the content overlap with previous retreats so that the program will be fresh and enriching for all participants.


Pre-retreat Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Opening the Heart to Love

Integrating the Mind and the Body


Arrival & Check-in

Meet other participants

Breathwork Journey

Healing the Broken Heart and the Wounded Soul

Kick-off party in NYC

Introduction: Living in Presence

Sharing the Journey

Departures by 8 PM

The schedule and faculty is subject to change without notice.








You may enjoy the hiking trails during our breaks!








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