About this Men’s Residential Retreat:

Men want to be themself and live a more authentic life. Why is it important, and what exactly does it mean to you? Look at the man in the mirror. Is he the one that molds to what society wants him to be, despite being deeply unhappy inside? Is this man you? 

Is it possible to live more authentically? Could your inner world be happier while you change the way the outside world sees you?

Absolutely. It’s time to rediscover the authentic self you’ve kept hidden for so long that even you forgot it existed.

We offer a unique opportunity to be part of a small group of like-minded men who are lifting their masks attending this Genuine Being: “The Unmasking of Self” weekend retreat – this weekend is filled with self-discovery through conscious bodywork, male bonding and touch. Journey into active meditation, breath work, energetic movement, and conscious connection through touch. You will begin to rediscover your TRUE self by lifting the mask.

Purpose of this event:

The question is: Can we live more authentically? Will the world inside us be better and what about the world out there?

The Authentic-self losing the mask Retreat offers an opportunity to be part of a powerful transformation process, in a safe, trusting, authentic and supportive group of men searching for the same.

Potential outcomes for this weekend

  • Connection with the True Self and men (women) around you
  • Desire – Exploring what is holding you back 
  • Conscious communication skills for fulfilling relationships.
  • From headspace into your body and be in the moment.
  • With bodywork, breathing and meditation techniques we connect with ourselves 
  • Giving yourself consent to be in a space where you are fully embracing and to respect your own boundaries and others.
  • Be involved and authentic in your whole life

Event format:

Be prepared to do solo work sustained by the group, but with duos and trios and group work throughout.

What to bring:

A sarong, beach towel, hand towel, sandals, walking shoes and toiletries, we will forward you a more complete list once you’ve purchased a ticket. 

What to wear:

Comfortable, loose clothes or sarong during the retreat and something warm for the evenings. During the retreat, we request that you refrain from using perfumes or deodorants. 

Prerequisites:

No previous experience of massage, yoga or bodywork is needed but would be an advantage eg. Aquabliss4men or a Massage Exchange

Nudity:

The True Self is free and without identity. Clothing, labels and technology mask our True Self. We, therefore, invite you, if you feel comfortable, to shed these layers and experience the weekend with no restrictions. 

Is this for me?

This event is open to men regardless. Often we can give ourselves a hard time on how we think we look to others, and this is an opportunity to go beyond that, to be vulnerable and to let others accept you just as you are. With open hearts, with an openness to accept everybody, let the magic of touch take you to new parts of yourself you never knew existed. Read more if you have any more questions FAQ.

Cost:

Price includes the following: We strive to deliver a fully inclusive weekend with all details attended to. You simply show up and enjoy.
R5200-00 pp sharing – based on 2024 prices in Gauteng

Pricing includes sharing lodging for 2 nights (see dates for longer weekend retreats), all meals (vegetarian optional), beverages (soft drinks), teachings, activities and more.
Gay Couples, single men and friends welcome.

Schedule:

The full schedule is yet to be published, but check out a sample schedule from a Saturday last year below.
Dependent on weather, we will also have a fun in the rock pool – naked.

SATURDAY

07:00 – 07:45   Butterfly Hall: Morning meditation – Yoga or Breathing

08:00 – 09:00   BREAKFAST 

09:00 – 09:30   Butterfly hall: Family/tribe debrief

09:30 – 10:00   Break

                        be freshly showered, beach towel & sarong.

10:00 0 10:15  Touch / Cuddle 

10:15 – 11:15   Outside / Grass area – activity 

11:15 – 12:15   Butterfly hall: Indoor activity

12:15 – 13:00  Butterfly hall: Indoor Activity

13:00 – 14:00   LUNCH


14:00 – 14:15   Butterfly Hall: Work Manipura & Energy

                        be freshly showered, beach towel & sarong.

14:15 – 18:00   Grass Area – Rock pool

18:00 – 19:00   Break – write a letter

                        Required Exercise: White Cloths (undie & White shirt and Mask) 

19:00 – 20:00   DINNER

20:00 – LATE    Fire Pit: Fire ritual 

Duration:

Week-end retreat starts on the Friday 18:00 – Sunday lunch time – Registration starts from 15:00 on Friday (Sometimes we ad a combo retreat and the duration might be longer)

Prerequisites:

No previous experience of massage, yoga or bodywork is needed.

Facilitator:

Read more about Johan Muller or contact him +27 83 286 1891

Parking:

Safe parking and the facility is accessible with a normal car that is not too low.

take off the mask
lifting the mask

Upcoming retreat

Gauteng

KZN

  • There are no upcoming events in KZN

Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Klein Karoo

  • There are no upcoming events in Western Cape

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this Retreat, and you are most welcome to try any other events:

we all connected
Authentic connected with other men
Lifting our masks
Celebration of authenticity
connection at retreat
Connection with yourself
Lunch at retreat
Lunch at retreat