Rainbow

Journey

Retreat for gay & queer men

22-29/8/2023

PORTUGAL

Welcome to the Rainbow Journey - A multidisciplinary retreat, where we will experience and take part in workshops from a variety of fields, all with a direct connection to our lives as Gay and Queer men in this world. It is a journey of self-discovery and opening of the heart, full of unique workshops, activities, and lots of playfulness. For some,  this will be a week of fun, full of new experiences, meeting new people, and great food. For others, it might become a transformative life-changing experience. During the Rainbow Journey Retreat we will explore:

- Daily yoga and meditation 
- Emotional release
- Movement, contact, and bodywork
- Healing touch and sexuality 
- Boundaries and consent
- Sharing circles and Radical Listening 
- Performance Arts
- Intimacy and communication 
- Mind opening rituals and ceremonies
- Connection to nature 
- Relaxation and playfulness
- And much more... let's leave some room for surprises :)

Retreat schedule 

Day 1 -  Welcome

15:00 Check In

17:00 Introduction Circle

19:00 Dinner

20:30 Intuitive Stories. A workshop that allows us to connect, open our hearts, and get to know each other better.

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Day 2 - Discovery

08:00 Yoga. Classic Hatha yoga morning flow to start the day. 

09:15 Breakfast

10:30 Morning Circle

11:00 Yes Please! We learn how to set physical, emotional and mental boundaries, how to say Yes and No, and how to receive them. 

13:00 Lunch

16:00 The collective Dancer. An improv and contact workshop where we examine the connection between our own body and that of others.

19:00 Dinner

20:30 Opeining Ritual

Day 3 - Magical Body

08:00 Yoga. Classic Hatha yoga morning flow to start the day. 

09:15 Breakfast

10:30 Morning Circle

11:00 Body Talks. Talking with and about my body. Exploring and sharing stories about sexuality, shame and pride as gay and queer men. Includes (optional) non-sexual nudity.

13:00 Lunch

16:00 Healing Touch. Discover and use the magical queer healing powers that lie inside each and every one of us.

19:00 Dinner

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Day 4 - Nature

08:00 Yoga. Classic Hatha yoga morning flow to start the day. 

09:15 Breakfast

10:30 Morning Circle

11:30 Nature Hike. We will get out of the retreat center and explore the natural beauty of the area. After a short drive, we will begin our one-hour-hike alongside stunning views that will lead us to the beach where we will spend the afternoon 

13:00 Lunch on the beach!

19:00 Dinner

21:00 Movie Night

Day 5 - Letting go

08:00 Yoga. Classic Hatha yoga morning flow to start the day. 

09:15 Breakfast

10:30 Morning Circle

11:00 Body as Art. Exposing ourselves and transforming our bodies into works of art. An artistic workshop with some deep emotional release. Includes (optional) non-sexual nudity.

13:00 Lunch

16:00 Inner Diva. Releasing the inner diva that is hiding inside each and every one of us, and getting ready for tonight...

19:00 Dinner

20:30 The RainbowMen Show. Tonight we show our bright and shiny colors to our new retreat friends! It's going to be a night to remember! 

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DAY 6 - Dive Deep

08:00 Yoga. Classic Hatha yoga morning flow to start the day.

09:15 Breakfast

10:30 Morning Circle

11:00 Playback Stories. See your stories come to life in this intensive psychodrama workshop.

13:00 Lunch

16:00 Canal Swim. Let's get in the water!  

19:00 Dinner

20:30 The Heart Circle

DAY 7 - Wild Spirit

08:00 Yoga. Classic Hatha yoga morning flow to start the day.

09:15 Breakfast

10:30 Morning Circle

11:00 Queer Hero's Journey. A guided imagery workshop through the milestones of our personal queer life journey. 

13:00 Lunch

16:00 Hiking & Chilling. A relaxed afternoon. 

19:00 Dinner

20:30 Closing Ceremony

21:30 Night by the fire

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DAY 8 - Farewell

08:00 Yoga. Last Yoga of the retreat.

09:15 Breakfast

10:30 Final Sharing Circle

12:00 Farewell

ORADA Retreat Center

This Rainbow Journey will take us to the magical Orada Retreat Center located next to the coast of the Atlantic ocean in southwest PORTUGALCheck out the retreat center, the area, the facilities, bio pool, water canal, practice facilities, food, and rooms. There's also a video...  it is a truly wonderful place, our home for our next Rainbow Journey

What people had to say about their experience

"It was magical, life-changing, and genuinely beyond words to describe"

 

"Loved it! So out of my comfort zone! I threw myself into it and it was amazing!"
 

"I went to the retreat for more personal introspection. I had no idea that I would leave loving so many and feeling so loved!"

 

It was really the time of my life. I came alive, and it really changed me. I feel strong and powerful, and UNSTOPPABLE!"

Listen to what Alex had to share about his experience

Retreat Price (in Euro)

Single person in a shared triple room 1290

Single person in a shared twin room 1390

Single person in a private room 1650

SUPER Early Bird Discount - Register before 22/3/2023 and receive 200 Euro discount

Early Bird Discount - Register before 22/5/2023 and receive 100 Euro discount

Included in the price​

8 days - 7 nights accommodation in a beautiful retreat center in Southern Portugal

3 healthy tasty vegetarian meals a day

Daily yoga sessions

Mind opening workshops

All other activities, workshops, and rituals

Not included in the price

Airfare & transportation

Treatments (massage, etc)

Interested in joining us? Curious about the "Rainbow Journey" and want to hear more? Please send us your details and one of us will contact you very soon. Thanks!

Thank you for contacting us! We've received your message and one of us will be in touch with you soon. We wish you a wonderful day! The RainbowMen team.