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Explore the rich world of Tantra and Touch and Taoism with Adam May 10-13. Join a group of men who share the desire to improve their Touch Skills, explore the world of body-mind energetics and enjoy deeper states of Pleasure. Adam’s model of learning is very hands-on. The workshop is geared to the non-professional man who goes all-in with an open-heart and a curious mind. These attributes of Adam’s groups provide a safe, rich environment and enjoyable ways to learn about our bodies giving and receiving touch.

This retreat gives you plenty of time to dive deeply into the world of Tantra & Touch. The pace allows you time to explore and experiment with each other in the true sense of what Tantra is. We create a safe and sacred space of trust and respect where we can create deeper connections. We do not exclusively focus on techniques, but also on issues of awareness & empowerment; of pleasure-states and of intimacy among men. Eros is an important element of touch as we explore the power of pleasure to heal.

Taoist Movement and Meditative Practices are a key part of the program. Taoism is the foundation on which we can expand on and compliment the Touch Practices to heighten your Awareness and Pleasure. There is daily Taoist Movement and Meditation Classes to create a community with intention. Conscious Touch Practices coupled with Awareness Training helps us feel more Centered. We become more sensitive Givers and more able to Receive the Gifts of Touch from other Men.

Tantra is a complimentary practice to the Touch and Taoist Practices. Tantra increases our clarity of communication, heightens our sensitivity and awareness and gives us a solid energetic grounding in the senses. We explore how to circulate our vital energy from this grounded place. We can express our love for the male body through our hands – guided by the Tantric principles of being fully present. In every encounter, in every moment we become mirrors for each other. Released from the romantic and illusory notions of the mind, we create a structure in which to work, explore, play and enjoy.

You’ll return home from this retreat with improved skills and renewed confidence to share touch with men where you live. You’ll feel relaxed and invigorated and part of a Heart-Centered community of men who love men. Our growth and evolution is the goal with pleasure and embodied experience is a great way to achieve it.

Join Adam and learn how these embodied practices deeply effect on our well-being, our sense of balance in the body and of openhearted self-expression! According to Adam, “Learning to connect through touch is a wonderful way to manifest change in our lives. Change that is real, positive and part of our evolution as men”.

powerful male touch at Frog Meadow, The Northeast's Premier All Male Gay Resort and Retreat Center in Southern Vermont

Click the image above or here to read a first-hand authentic portrayal of May 2019’s “Heart-Centered Touch Workshop” with Adam Brown at Frog Meadow published by Boston Spirit Sept/Oct 2019

The Enriching Men’s Experience Through Tantra, Touch and Taoist Practices retreat is ideal for couples wanting to add compassionate, sensual touch to their relationships, or singles seeking to connect with men in new ways. Throughout the long weekend we will rotate partners so that everyone will have the opportunity to work with each other, both giving & receiving touch. The unique format of this all-inclusive retreat will allow plenty of time for all participants to practice and to relax and get acquainted. You do not need prior experience or have attended any previous workshops of this kind. The workshop material is meant to stand alone in learning and practice.

We don’t care if you are young or old, straight or gay, black or white, sculpted or sagging. Our massage workshops are open to all kinds of men: younger…older…buff…and not so buff….we always get a mix. The idea is to be open to all types of men with the common thread being the desire to learn and share the experience of male touch. We take pride in our respectful, supportive, and friendly atmosphere. We are refreshingly free of “attitude”.

 

 

 

Add-a-Night to Relax, Decompress and Integrate:

Many retreat participants book an additional lodging night or two following the workshop to maximally relax, decompress and integrate what they have experienced, to schedule a massage with Dave, and to fully experience Frog Meadow’s restorative tranquility. Please let us know at the time of your booking if you’d like to add a night or two after your workshop retreat stay!

About the Retreat Facilitator:

Adam Brown Heart-Centered Touch Frog Meadow, The Northeast's Premier All Male Gay Resort and Retreat Center in Southern VermontAdam Brown is a bodyworker and acupuncturist in New York City. He has 25+ years of experience working with men individually and in groups coaching men around issues of intimacy, sexual expression and male physicality. He also facilitates and creates workshops for men all over the country focused on empowerment, intimacy and the evolution of our consciousness.  Adam uses Tantric and Taoist Practices to guide men to embody their lives. His intention is to assist men in expressing their authenticity and to feel more comfortable with male-to-male intimacy. For the last 12 years, Adam has been leading a massage-exchange group for men in New York City called Heart-Centered Touch for Men.  Adam has facilitated men’s retreats at Frog Meadow since 2012, is a wonderful & talented massage therapist as well as a warm & engaging facilitator. Many of his retreat participants have returned multiple times to freshen and enhance what they have learned and to share it with others! You’ll find more about Adam’s work at www.heart-centeredtouch.com and www.adambrownacupuncture.com

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About The Workshop/Retreat Setting at Frog Meadow:

  • The Setting: The unique and magical setting of Frog Meadow’s 63-acres enhances your workshop and retreat experience. It is a sanctuary where men celebrate, transform and integrate body and mind and spirit.
  • Lodging: Our six unique rooms provide comfortable accommodations for single men and couples. To simplify room selection, we typically assign single guys a roommate, as available. We offer a simple and all-inclusive flat-rate pricing for most workshops that includes programs fees, lodging and meals. As a result, workshop/retreat program pricing is not dependent on room selection.
  • Meals: During your workshop/retreat stay with us, meals are served family-style. Much of the food we serve comes from our gardens or is sourced locally. Eggs, bread, yogurt, cheese, apple cider and many other items served at Frog Meadow are produced onsite or from the area, provided by local farms.
  • Workshop/Retreat Space: Workshops and retreats are held in a large, private, high-ceiling space we call the “Retreat Dojo” on the Frog Meadow property, within steps of the main house.

CLICK HERE FOR GENERAL INFO & FAQs ABOUT OUR MEN’S GATHERINGS, WORKSHOPS & RETREATS 

The $1,336 tuition for the Enriching Men’s Experience Through Tantra, Touch and Taoist Practices Retreat
is all-inclusive and includes all program fees & activities,
3 night’s lodging, home-cooked “from-scratch” meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 2 dinners),
exclusive use of the property & amenities at Frog Meadow.
See “Retreat Rates & Registration” &
“Important Information” below for full details!

Retreat Rates & Registration 

The rate for the 3-day, all-inclusive Enriching Men’s Experience Through Tantra, Touch and Taoist Practices Retreat is $1,336 per-person (plus $97.74 VT rooms & meals tax) and includes program tuition, Friday, Saturday & Sunday lodging, Saturday & Sunday dinners, Saturday, Sunday & Monday breakfast, lunches & snacks, as well as full use of the amenities at Frog Meadow including 63-acre nature trail network, gym & wood-fired hot tub. Retreat Rates are per-person, double-occupancy (2 per room/bed).

Note that due to the popularity of Adam Brown’s Heart-Centered Touch workshops, we expect this program to fully book up in advance, so if you’re interested please contact us by phone (802.365.7242) or book online using our website’s availability calendar, select the dates of October 10-12 and the workshop will appear as a booking option. Select the appropriate option (booking for one or two persons) and you will be guided through the booking process.

Choose from seven different room options: Room allocation will be made in the order of registration (first come, first-served), so be sure to register early to ensure your room preference!

Click here for specific room descriptions, amenities and images

Room Options Occupancy Bed / Bath Status
Frog Meadow Suite Double King / Private 2 Booked / 0 Available
Carriage House Suite Double Queen / Private 2 Booked / 0 Available
North Room Double King / Shared 2 Booked / 0 Available
South Room Double King / Shared Available!
Brook Cottage Double Queen / Shared 2 Booked / 0 Available
Honey Bee Cottage Double King / Shared 2 Booked / 0 Available
The Studio* Double Queen / Shared Available!

*Note that The Studio cannot be booked online, please call us.

Retreat Start/End Times:

  • Friday May 10: Arrive anytime after 4PM; 7.30 Opening Circle & Introductions
  • Monday May 13: Closing Circle & Lunch conclude at 2PM

Two ways to register:

  1. Book by Phone: Refer to the table above for room amenities and availability. Call 877.365.7242 and we will gladly book your reservation by phone and answer any questions you may have.
  2. Book Online: Refer to the table above for room availability and amenities. Using our Online Availability Calendar, select the available room of your choice for the nights of May 10-12, 2024. You will then be guided through the registration process for the Enriching Men’s Experience Through Touch Retreat. Choose from and select the appropriate package for either one or two persons.

Important Information:

CLICK HERE FOR GENERAL INFO & FAQs ABOUT OUR MEN’S GATHERINGS, WORKSHOPS & RETREATS

  1. At the time of your registration, your credit/debit card (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover) will be charged $716.87 (50% of the Program Rate plus VT tax) .The remaining balance will be charged to the card on file six weeks prior to the scheduled retreat date.
  2. Rates are per-person, double occupancy (2 per room/bed), and do not include 9% VT lodging tax. Single participants will be paired up with other singles on a first come, first served basis, based on room availability.
  3. Enrollment is limited to 14 participants and room allocation will be made in the order of registration (first come, first-served), so be sure to register early to ensure your room preference. We will make every effort to accommodate your room request however we may need to re-assign rooms to accommodate couples or those traveling together. If this becomes necessary, we will contact you prior to your arrival. Click here for specific room descriptions, amenities and images.
  4. Arrive anytime after 4.00 PM on Friday; the retreat will begin at 7.30 PM with an opening circle, introductions and evening program.
  5. The retreat will end at approximately 2.00 PM on Monday, following a closing circle and lunch.
  6. Please let us know at time of registration if you have any special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.) We do our best to accommodate food allergies, food sensitivities and vegetarians, but generally cannot 100% accommodate paleo/keto, etc. requests.
  7. Frog Meadow does not have a liquor license. Please feel free to bring an adult beverage of your choice to enjoy with your evening meal, or we will coordinate pickup nearby on your behalf.
  8. The workshop facilitator is not a psychotherapist and this workshop is not intended as psychotherapy or as a replacement for therapy.
  9. With the completion of your registration, your participation in the Workshop program is bound according to the retreat’s Terms & Conditions of Participation.
  10. Cancellations: For cancellations more than six weeks prior to the retreat, all fees will be refunded, less a 15% administration charge. For cancellations after that time, no fees will be refunded unless a replacement participant is found (and will be subject to a 15% administration charge).
  11. Supplemental Lodging & Massages: You are welcome to book additional lodging nights preceding or following the workshop to maximally relax before the program, or decompress and integrate what you have experienced afterwards, to schedule a massage, and to fully experience Frog Meadow’s restorative tranquility.
  12. Waiting List: In the event of a cancellation, we will keep a waiting list prioritized in a first-come, first-served basis and will contact you should a participant need to cancel.

If you have any questions about the The Heart-Centered Touch massage retreat  program click here to contact Adam or click here to visit his web site.

If you have any questions about Frog Meadow click here.

 

Travelling to Frog Meadow

  • Frog Meadow is located off Interstate 91 in southeast Vermont, approximately 10 miles north of Brattleboro VT. At the time of your registration we will provide detailed directions do reach us.
  • We are approximately 2.5 hours from Boston and 4 hours from New York City.
  • The closest airports are Hartford (Bradley) and Boston (Logan).
  • There is daily Amtrak train service to nearby Brattleboro from NYC Penn Station, Newark NY, Philadelphia and Washington DC. If you arrive via Amtrak we will gladly coordinate your transfers to/from Frog Meadow.  

Some of the many 200 year old stone walls at Frog Meadow!

About Us

Frog Meadow Farm Bed & Breakfast and Massage Oasis for Men is a welcoming, non-judgmental place for men of all colors and backgrounds to unwind and shed the trappings of busy modern life. Situated on 63 beautiful & private acres, Frog Meadow frequently hosts men’s gatherings, workshops and retreats. Hosts Dave & Scott are committed to providing a welcoming environment to re-connect with nature and yourself.

The South RoomFrog Meadow is only 4 miles from the popular Rock River swimming hole, 10 miles from Brattleboro, VT and 30 minutes Mount Snow & Stratton Mountain ski resorts.

Relax in our spring-fed swimming pond, soak in our wood-fired hot tub, or enjoy our 4-season recreation trails and extensive perennial gardens and orchard!

Be sure to check out our special events calendarphoto galleriesrooms/lodging pages & lodging specials and discover all that gay-friendly Southern Vermont has to offer!

Frog Meadow Hot Tub

Click here to learn why Edge Boston calls Frog Meadow “Vermont’s Gay Oasis”

 
 
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