Gay Yoga Retreat Tom Barber Yoga

2021 // Naked Retreats for Gay Bi Trans Queer Men  

Lua Nua, Portugal  

Week 1 // 15 - 21 May

 

Week 2 // 22 - 28 May

 

Week 3 // 19 - 25 June

Week 4 // 26 June - 2 July

Week 5 // 11 - 17 September

Week 6 // 18 - 24 September

Dear Men!

In 2021 I am thrilled to be going back to Portugal, hosting 6 weeks of naked yoga adventures at the gorgeous Lua Nua.

With 2 weeks in May, 2 more in June, and a final 2 weeks in September, myself and the guys at Lua Nua look forward to welcoming you to this very special place, for a long summer of naked yoga adventures.

All of my past retreats to Lua Nua have sold out with waiting lists, so if you are interested in joining one of these retreats please get in touch soon.

All the info is below,

 

Tom 

Gay Retreat Lua Nua Portugal Tom Barber Yoga

The Call   

Thank you for your interest in joining one of these Naked Yoga Retreats at Lua Nua. Your retreat experience begins as soon as you first contemplate joining one.

 

We all have our own unique reasons for choosing to come on retreat. Each one of us brings our own unique gifts, talents, and life experience, and we come together to share and co-create a deeply relaxing, playful and memorable week together. 

 

Here is some info about these retreats at Lua Nua, so you can decide if this is the right experience for you, and I am the right teacher for you!

 

The Call:

 

These retreats are designed for Gay Bi Trans Queer men of all ages (18+), all shapes and sizes, and levels of yoga experience. You are all welcome!

 

My retreats are much much more than just a yoga holiday. If you are looking for a relaxing break with a little bit of yoga every day, perhaps I am not the best fit for you!

 

These retreats are a sacred pause from daily life and our habitual patterns and routines. They are a space for you to reflect on your life, to have some deeply restful and restorative time for you, to relax and connect deeply to nature, and to rediscover and explore your relationship to joy, pleasure and playfulness.

 

What I love about organising retreats, is that each time a completely unique group of men come together to share and participate in an adventure together. We have this sacred time together, and my intent is to help you make the most of it!

 

At the heart of all of my retreats, is embracing self acceptance, self love, and confronting fears and doubts that hold you back in life. We will practice a lot of yoga together. We will meditate, and music and ceremony will play a big part in our time together.

 

This is space for you to be yourself. Every single part of you is welcome on these retreats. It's a place for you to be seen, to be heard, and to be accepted for you are, and a space for you to do the same for others. 

 

Being naked literally strips away all the social and economic barriers that clothing can represent. Being naked in front of other people can be challenging as it brings up our vulnerabilities around self acceptance, being seen, and around shame! Together we will playfully confront these vulnerabilities!

 

Society often tells us that being naked is all about sex. Practising Yoga naked, singing and dancing naked, walking through the woods naked, swimming in the pool or ocean naked, is an exhilarating way to feel freedom and build self acceptance in your beautifully unique body in a non sexual space.

Arousal can happen, if it does that's beautiful and magical and can be enjoyed and celebrated. Connection and intimacy with other men can happen, which can be intensely healing and nurturing and wonderful. The invitation for this retreat is to connect with yourself and other men from the heart. To embrace self acceptance. To shed layers of shame, guilt and regret. To come together with other men in celebration of queer community and spirit!

 

Nudity can deepen our spiritual practice and help us to face some of our deepest fears in a a safe, supportive and non judgmental community of men - come join us!

Gay Yoga Retreat Lua Nua Portugal Tom Barber Yoga

This Retreat is For You if:  

  • You understand that this is a Naked Yoga Retreat and NOT a clothing optional Yoga Retreat. We will co-create a safe, non judgmental space for us all to enjoy being naked together.

  • You are inspired to celebrate your unique naked body, to nurture self acceptance, to release fear and shame!

  • You are looking for a sacred pause from your daily routine, and to dive deep into nature, into your yoga practice, into your body and soul, naked in the company of GBTQ men!

  • Your heart sings at the prospect of sharing a wild adventure in remote nature in the community of international gay / bi / trans / queer men!

  • You feel called to get in touch with your primal self, swimming in the sea, howling at the moon, relaxing in the forest, gazing at the stars, connecting with nature to connect to spirit, being naked in the company of other men

  • You are seeking space from certain behaviours, like technology, devices, social media, alcohol, substances etc

  • You are open and eager to making a positive changes in your life, to learning about yourself, to growth, transformation, to releasing old patterns, to harness the connection with nature and the community of men to support you on your journey!​

Gay Yoga Retreat Tom Barber Yoga Lua Nua Portugal

Accommodation  

​Our Studio can accommodate up to four people. It is appointed with a king size bed (or two single beds) on the mezzanine and a super comfy sofa (or two single beds in case of four people occupancy). It has its own private terrace overlooking the garden with an amazing view on the lake. It offers a fully-equipped kitchen which makes it the perfect base camp for your vacation in paradise.

Our two Superior Suites are equally comfy but a bit more spacious. They offer a king size bed (or two single beds) with high-end quality Portuguese mattresses. Both have ensuite bathrooms. They open directly on their private terraces overlooking the garden and come equipped with a table and chairs on which you can relax and have a drink after a day spent at the beach.

Our two Junior Suites are very charming and super luminous. They are appointed with a queen size bed and have ensuite bathroom. They both open directly on a private terrace facing South where you can relax ‘al fresco’ on warm summer evenings.

Rooms will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

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Prices

4 Bed Studio // 950 Euros
Twin Room // 1050 Euros
Double Room // 1200 Euros Single Occupancy
Double Room // 1800 Euros Two Sharing
Furnished Bell Tent (Twin) // 800 Euros

(Price includes accommodation, food, daily morning ceremony + yoga, evening group activities)

Lua Nua Portugal Gay Retreat Tom Barber Yoga

From Faro:

We will most likely organise a shuttle bus from Faro for the group. This will be about 15-30 Euros per person and we will organise it nearer the time.

If you plan to hire a car and are willing to give people a ride then please let me know!

It's very useful to have a couple of hire cars available for afternoon trips to the local naturist beaches. If you hire a car and are willing to drive people to the beach then we can contribute as a group to the rental.

From Lisbon:

You can get a train that lasts just over 2 hours to Saboia. From there you can be collected and driven to Lua Nua which is 30 mins away.

On previous retreats some men have chosen to arrive in Lisbon, and leave from Faro, or the other way round - so they can spend a bit of time exploring each city.

Both wonderful cities to visit!

Lua Nua Portugal Gay Yoga Retreat Tom Barber Yoga

Daily Schedule + How to Book  

Saturday 7pm - Welcome Circle and Dinner

Friday 8am - Closing yoga practice and farewell brunch

Likely Daily Schedule:

(There will be options for a 2nd evening yoga practice and some surprise group activities - I keep the schedule open to repsond to each group's needs and desires)

 

7.30am - Fruit, Tea, Coffee

8am - Morning Ceremony + Practice

10.30am - Breakfast

2pm - Lunch

7.30pm - Dinner

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To Book:

4 Bed Studio // 950 Euros
Twin Room // 1050 Euros
Double Room // 1200 Euros Single Occupancy
Double Room // 1800 Euros Two Sharing
Furnished Bell Tent (Twin) // 800 Euros

 

(Payment by bank transfer)

 

(Price includes accommodation, food, daily morning ceremony + yoga, evening group activities)

To reserve your place please email me, let me know which week and your room preference please - tombarber@me.com

Your place is confirmed once full payment has been received.

All fees paid for workshops and retreats are non-transferable and non-refundable. In paying for a workshop or retreat, you agree to these terms.

© 2020 by Tom Barber Yoga // tombarber@me.com // www.tombarberyoga.com // +49 176 85174783

Photography by Manuel Moncayo, Manolo Ty, Tom Barber

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