What does it mean to be wholehearted?

What does it mean to be wholehearted? What touches and brings your heart alive? Retreat from the forces of everyday life, and enter a safe, kind, heart-centered, male-friendly sanctuary where you can explore the man you ARE instead of the one the man-code says you're supposed to be. Discovery, healing, grounding, deepening in presence, armor-softening, fellowship, laughter, tears, building sturdy support for the softening of your open heart, and the exploration of the collective masculine heart are some of the potential fruits of our time together.

Join us to:

  • experience the power of grounded Being as a support for open-heartedness

  • explore the embodiment of openness through the yang of sovereignty and self-advocacy

  • experience bonding with other men without the power dynamics that usually define interactions between men

  • discover that the source of your true power as a man is authenticity and vulnerability

  • experience directly the strength and solidarity that comes from a group of men coming together to rest in their innate goodness

  • discover your own unique flavor of male-heartedness, which need not fit any cultural norm

This is truly a retreat! Please register for this event only if you are committed to attending all the sessions, arriving on time and staying through each, and that you can dedicate the weekend to this community exploration without distractions. 

What to expect:
During the sessions, Jeannie will lead the group in meditation and guided meditation, followed by spontaneous talks, optional breakout room dyads, and time for exchanging with Jeannie. She'll also provide suggested practices for the breaks and evenings. 

Jeannie's teaching is practical and embodied as well as sublime and energetic -- where heaven and earth meet! 

The retreat will consist of ten sessions:

Thursday, August 27

Session 1:  3:00-5:00 pm MDT
Break - dinner & stretch
Session 2:  6:30-8:30 -MDT

Friday, August 28

Session 1:  10:30 am-1 pm MDT
Break - lunch & move your body!
Session 2:  3:00-5:00 pm MDT

Break - dinner & stretch
Session 3:  6:30-8:30 pm MDT

Saturday, August 29

Session 1:  10:30 am-12:30 pm MDT
Break - hike or bike
Session 2:  3:00-5:00 pm MDT

Break - dinner & stretch
Session 3:  6:30-8:30 pm MDT - poetry & song

Sunday, August 30

Session 1:  10:30 am-1 pm MDT
Break - lunch & move your body!
Session 2:  2:30-4:30 pm MDT

After the retreat is finished, you will have 30 days to watch the video recordings and download the audio recordings.

Cost: $277.00

There are a few spots available at a reduced rate of $197.00. considered. Please apply here no later than August 21 to be considered for this. Please only apply if you could not do the retreat otherwise.

Deadline to register for the retreat is noon MDT on 8/27.

"Jeannie's genuine comprehension of men's experience, ability to reach and touch hearts, and her skill in assisting our healing in a truly unique and profound way is unsurpassed in my experience."

- Michael Hartmann, Therapist/Educator, Men's Council Project Graduate

"We men long to unlock our inner selves. Having been to Jeannie’s retreat for men, I know that we can unleash our male hearts—and Jeannie knows the way. She holds an unparalleled, powerful and open space for men--her heartfulness for us is astonishing. You simply have to be in the room with Jeannie—time with her is worth its weight in gold. The secret to finding our true sense of manhood lies in our hearts and Jeannie’s retreat for men is a guided path to that freedom."

- Evan Winslow Smith, Graphic Artist & men's group member

Jeannie Zandi is the Spiritual Director of Living as Love, a nonprofit dedicated to seeding Love on Earth. She has been passionate about men’s hearts for a lifetime, presented her Women as Allies to Men workshop at several men’s conferences in the 90’s, founded a group called Feminists for Men and co-organized the 5th Rocky Mountain Men’s Conference in Boulder, CO. She is committed to holding transformational spaces where men can heal, know themselves as Love, put legs under their hearts and walk those hearts shamelessly into the world.