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Nurture: Rowe Labor Day Retreat for Men who Love Men
Now in its 36th year the Rowe Labor Day Retreat is one of the longest running gatherings of men who love men in the United States. Out of a deep commitment to nurture our community the Rowe Labor Day retreat is online this year. We strive to maintain our Rowe traditions and to create an environment where you feel welcomed and supported.
Rowe is a place of transformation, providing emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual nurturing experiences that support us on our journey. For new participants, Rowe is a safe place to explore coming out, to spread your wings, and to make real friends. For those returning, Rowe offers a real connection with men who value spirituality and personal maturity. This nourishing experience offers a bridge to a more connected view of the gay community and the world.
We invite you to come, and check out our program and workshops led by skilled facilitators. Both are thoughtfully created to provide opportunities to explore relationships, body work, art, dating, theater, singing, meditation, spirituality, movement, and much more. You’ll get to laugh, play, dance, grow and you may even shed some tears of release.
Year after year we see happiness and love in the faces of men, as life-long friendships and sweet memories are formed. See and feel beauty in yourself and in other men. Expect the unexpected.
Michael Currier Program Co-Director
Michael fell in love with the Rowe Labor Day Retreat in 2007 and has been a regular participant since. He is a bit of a vagabond having been a house restoration contractor, teacher, and psychotherapist. He lives in Providence, R.I. where he works as a crisis interventionist and yoga teacher. Stops along the way include Seattle, Boston, Martha’s Vineyard and Yamanashi,Japan, Ayrshire, Scotland and Salamanca, Spain. He speaks three languages and loves a good poem. Spiritual centers of gravity include yoga, Unitarian Universalism, Vipassana meditation and 12 step programs. His passion is helping others to clear blockages and make space for new possibilities in their lives.
Scott Harris Program Co-Director
Scott is a behavioral effectiveness coach, change leader and workshop facilitator, committed to having people experience freedom in all aspects of their lives. Scott is a poet, performer and drag aficionado and brings his unique and creative approach to all of his workshop facilitation. Scott leads workshops in the LGBTQ community to both adults and children. Scott is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and a Certified Practitioner of Kinetic Chain Release, Postural Energetics and Connective Tissue Release and is currently studying to become a yoga instructor.
Derek Scott Keynote Speaker – Layers of Intimacy
I became interested in psychology as a teenager because I thought it could explain what was wrong with me. I took advanced level studies in college… but somehow all those dogs and bells, monkeys with wire mothers and drawings of neurons didn’t answer my question.
Obviously further study was the answer! At university (Keele, England) I took my first counselling course (in 1983) for the drop-in peer counselling centre. This was much more interesting. Over 12 weeks we had talks from the Samaritans, Alcoholics Anonymous, M.I.N.D… and I learned about reflective listening and the value of being heard. I still didn’t know…