Here is a small sample of the types of workshops that can be offered at a CMG weekend retreat.
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Paul Steel studied Tibetan Buddhism with Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche and journeying at CMG. His meditation and journeying practice set the stage for this CMG journeying workshop.
Building Healthy Gay Relationships
Thomas Barnes graduated with a BS in Human Services, worked for 2 years serving homeless families, and conducted HIV trainings and workshops for gay recovery conventions. Rob Stimart is a Health Educator with the Gay Men’s Health Program. He previously worked in HIV case management and education for the CDC National STD/AIDS hotline.
John Herriot is an experienced massage workshop facilitator.
Getting to Know Your Psyche
What can we say? Ed Wahl is a dramatic guy. And this workshop, like everything Ed does, will be memorable.
STDs and HIV Made Simple as 1-2-3
Eugene Beronilla has been in HIV prevention for 10 years, focusing on gay Asians, Latinos, and youth. He now coordinates the Gay Men’s Health Program. Luke Griffin is a Health Educator with the Gay Men’s Health Program and dreams to be an epidemiologist. He is an activist in the gay and lesbian community.
Art and Soul
Mohabee is an artist living at Starland, where the desert air and ambience influence his ceramic sculpture and watercolor paintings. Mohabee has been attending CMG’s since 1989 and is currently the CMG Archivist.
John Herriot is an experienced group leader.
Ten Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Improve Our Lives
Michael McAndrew is a CMG Planner and practicing child and adolescent psychiatrist.
Love Your Body
Jamie Kravitz performed professionally as a dancer with Rudy Perez and the Los Angeles Modern Dance & Ballet. He was director of the New Moves Dance Company in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is currently a graduate student in Human Factors and Ergonomics at San Jose State University.
John Boucher has both a BFA-Corcoran School of Art and MFA-Claremont Graduate University. Paul Steel BFA University of Georgia, y’all!
Getting Creative and Playful thru Improvisation
Milo Shapiro teaches improvisation to businesses for teambuilding and enhancing communication (http://www.IMPROVentures.com). He speaks on facing risk comfortably, using improv to keep his keynotes fun.
Will They Still Love Me When I Am 64
Fred Ihler, LCSW, is in private psychotherapy practice. His clients are primarily seniors, persons with AIDS and the chronically mentally ill.
Permissive Journaling: Writing from the Heart
Shawn O’Leary is a long-time CMG’er. Shawn is a writer committed to uninhibited writing for healing & fulfillment. He begins his sexual intimate/sex therapist practice in January 2005.
This is Cam Hillyer’s 15th CMG and he owns a lot of drums and percussion instruments.
Ken Oakley is a life and business coach with clients across the country. He has a passion for working with others to achieve their full potential, helping them rediscover joy and prosperity and live the life of their dreams. He is a teacher of conscious breathwork and erotic spirituality and has facilitated workshops for thousands of men throughout North American and Australia.
Exploring Our Self-image
Damian Goldvarg, Ph.D. is a Marriage and Family Therapist and an Organizational Development Consultant. He has more than 15 years of experience as a trainer and coach.
How To Meditate
Gordon Morris has been meditating for 30 years. He studied at Maharishi International University, and was a board member of the Gay Metaphysical Spiritual Association.
Lust, Violence, Sin, Magic
Gali Kronenberg is a former reporter and columnist for the Los Angeles Times, and earned his masters at Columbia University. He leads weekly writing workshops. Last year, more than a dozen participants published their work.
Milo Shapiro uses improvisation, storytelling and critique in business classes on teamwork, enhancing communication, and speaking skills (IMPROVentures.com). Clients include Sempra, Kodak, QVC and Kaiser Permanente.
Moving With The Magic Of The Moment
Jason Jenn is a creative and spiritual re-evolutionary, performing the past three years with both Rachel Rosenthal and the Invisible Theatre.
Build An Instant Relationship With A Stranger
Pascual L Cervantes, known to his friends as ‘The Fabulous Pascual,’ says his reputation personally and professionally proceeds him. He works for HalfCity Productions and is a member of NAWBO and BALA. He has been a co-facilitator of life coach seminars.
Shamanism for Today’s Urban World
Mack Gilliland is committed to the expansive possibilities shamanism offers to gay men, especially in allowing us to integrate our two-spirit nature. Matthew Sunderland became interested in shamanism while working with the Athabascan people in Alaska and studied with The Foundation for Shamanic Studies. Shawn Laughingtree has been involved in creating ‘Gay and Lesbian Community’ for 30 years in both Santa Cruz and Los Angeles.
Green Fire: Awakening The Earth Father
Mike Zeglarski recently completed his doctor of ministry project in the area of postmodern masculinity. He also holds two Harvard degrees, is married and lives in Sacramento.
Joel Perry is facilitating this pile where all are welcome, but you have to cuddle with him at least once.
Ron Masker is returning to the CMG for his 13th event. He hopes that he can open the child within us all and celebrate the joy of life. Ron loves to sing and dance and has called and taught square dance for CMG for many, many years.
George Martin-Mauser and his crew from California Wilderness Trainings are our ropes course leaders and do this work professionally. They have honored us with their presence and participation for many years. We welcome them back yet again.
Sunrise Meditation And Yoga
Circa has been practicing yoga for 15 years and teaching for four. He has blended practices from various Hatha traditions to form a personal approach to yoga.
Earth Spirit Meditation And Cleansing
Daniel Castro is guided by his spirit animal, Black Wolf With Yellow Eyes, to share his experience in Journey Work with those interested in exploring earth spirit. “Walk in Peace”
Gremlins And Demons And Ghosts (Oh My!)
Chuck Allen, CPCC, (http://www.starpathcoaching.com) is a certified Life, Business and Relationship coach dedicated to enhancing learning, growth, success and fulfillment for individuals, couples and organizations.
Stuart Altschuler, M.F.T. is a psychotherapist and rebirther in private practice in Los Angeles. He uses a holistic approach that integrates the emotional, psychological and spiritual needs of the individual. Stuart facilitates “The Hayride,” an HIV/AIDS support group originated by Louise Hay, and facilitates workshops on intimacy, self-esteem, homophobia, relationships, grief and loss, self-empowerment, addictions and compulsive behaviors, and sexuality and sexual orientation issues, worldwide.
Adam Behrman, MIT, is a psychotherapist and founder of Discovery Gay and Bisexual Men’s Retreats. He usually plays mind games, but thought this time we might get the whole body involved . . .
Astrological Understanding Of Attraction & Rejection
Malcolm Schenot taught astrology at the Astrological Institute in Scottsdale, AZ for five years before moving to LA in 2004. He now offers beginning astrology classes in his home in Echo Park, and is available for in-depth readings by appointment.