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VIRTUAL: Becoming Whole Together: An Immersion Workshop with Gender Equity and Reconciliation International

The dates for this virtual course originally scheduled for Friday-Sunday, March 12-14 have been changed to the later weekend of May 14-16.
Instructors and everything else remains the same. There will be two info sessions scheduled but those dates have not yet been confirmed.
6 Sessions Total – 15 hours over the period of Friday to Sunday, March 14-16, 2021
See the schedule below – Using the Register Now button will take you to the registration page outside of the Ghost Ranch website.
Click here to view an introduction video.

Would you like to experience deeper, more intimate connections with y
our partner, family members, or colleagues?

Are you called to join in community and to discover new pathways of healing and authentic harmony and connection between women and men?

Are you yearning for spiritual forms of intimacy and healing that go beyond traditional therapeutic and psychological modalities?

If you answered yes to any of these, you are like many of us who are inspired to heal and transform gender relations.

Join us for this interactive and experiential online course, Becoming Whole Together, and embark upon a new form of spiritual healing and reconciliation work that builds trust and compassionate communication through a skillful combination of interactive activities, spiritual practice, and transformative group process. 

This innovative and carefully facilitated online course creates a safe forum where we can awaken a deeper empathy and understanding across gender divisions, and begin to discover practical pathways towards healing and transforming gender relations. 

Together we can begin to re-form gender relations without blame or shame, and, move through the often unspoken, unconscious attitudes, fears and reactions around gender and sexuality, to reclaim mutual harmony and reverence that is our birthright. 

– Discover new ways and possibilities in relationships—imbued with mutual appreciation, compassion, and trust.
– Practice and experience deep truth-telling, acknowledgment, and listening in relation to what has shaped you as a man, woman, or person of any gender.
– Engage in a safe forum to share openly around the sensitive and often taboo issues of gender and sexuality.

Developed over 29 years in 11 countries, the Gender Equity and Reconciliation International program has a global reputation as an innovative breakthrough in healing gender relations.

Friday-Sunday, May 14-16, 2021. 6 sessions total – 15 hours
Schedule for the weekend:

Session 1 – 1:00-4:00 pm MT (3 hours)
60 minute break
Session 2 – 5:00-7:00 pm MT (2 hours)

Session 3 – 9:00-11:00 am MT (2 hours)
60 minute break
Session 4 – Noon-2:30 pm MT (2.5 hours)
90 minute break
Session 5 – 4:00-6:30 pm MT (2.5 hours)

Session 6 – 9:00 am – Noon MT (3 hours)

“A window was opened {within me} into a previously closed space . . . Women’s voices were heard, Men’s voices were heard, true equality in engagement. I found the course incredibly inspiring and transformative . . .”
~ Female Participant, South Africa

Suggested Rate: $250
+$50 ($300) – offer support
-$50 ($200) – fixed income or need support
Note: If you are needing additional scholarship support, please reach out to Stephen Picha at stephenp@ghostranch.org

In support of the depth work and sharing that takes place in this workshop, capacity is set at 20 participants.

This offering is in partnership with Gender Equity and Reconciliation International.

Gender Equity and Reconciliation International (GERI) creates safe forums for women, men, and people of all genders to jointly confront sensitive and often taboo issues relating to gender and sexuality, and to collaborate skillfully to reach a place of respect, trust, and even mutual reverence. 

Developed over 29 years, GERI has convened hundreds of intensive workshops and trainings – bringing together thousands of women and men from six continents – to engage in a process of unraveling the systemic knots of gender conflicts, and develop practical skills for transforming them from the inside out.  

Embark upon a new form of spiritual healing and reconciliation work that builds trust and compassionate communication through a skillful combination of interactive activities, spiritual practice, and transformative group process.  

Together we can begin to re-form gender relations without blame or shame, and, move through the often unspoken, unconscious attitudes, fears and reactions around gender and sexuality, to reclaim mutual harmony and reverence that is our birthright.

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  • Hugo Sanchez
    Hugo Sanchez

    Hugo Sanchez is a GERI Facilitator based in New Jersey. He is a co-facilitator for the ManKind Project’s New Warrior Training Adventue, as well as a yoga teacher, and the Founder and Director of Pacha Yoga. Hugo holds a B.A. in Communications from La Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela.

  • Michele Breene MA
    Michele Breene MA

    Michele Breene, MA is a GERI Faciliator with over 25 years experience in Leadership Development, Team Building and Executive Coaching in the UK, the USA and around the world. Today, Michele’s primary focus is as Mentor, Facilitator, Coach and Spiritual Director in leadership areas relating to spiritual formation and gender equity.

  • Phil Vivirito
    Phil Vivirito

    Phil Vivirito is a GERI Trainer and consultant with extensive leadership development experience in the corporate world. He is a lead facilitator for ManKind Project (MKP) primary integration training and has staffed MKP’s weekend trainings since 2005. Phil is a group facilitator for the Witnessing Whiteness program that invites conversation and awareness around race and white privilege. Phil serves on the GERI advisory council.

  • Silvia Araya-Villalobos PsyD
    Silvia Araya-Villalobos PsyD

    Silvia Araya-Villalobos, PsyD, is a GERI Trainer and a holistic psychologist specializing in anxiety and panic attacks. She obtained her degree in Clinical Psychology from the Fidélitas University in Costa Rica. Silvia is also a Numerologist, Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher, Facilitator in Family Constellations and Bach Flower Therapy, and author of Trust and Live without Panic.

  • Stephen Picha
    Stephen Picha

    Stephen Picha, MA is a GERI Facilitator and is the Education Director at Ghost Ranch Retreat Center and the former Executive Director of the Center for Action and Contemplation. He has trained with the Animas Valley Institute and Joanna Macy’s The Work That Reconnects, and has been a part of a local men’s group for 20 years.


May 14 - 16 2021

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