Our nonprofit retreats are planned and produced by volunteers (we have no paid staff). All proceeds go towards scholarships and underwriting the next retreat.
We offer peer-led heart circles, workshops, fun activities, and mindfulness practices. Participants can also create their own “pop up” workshops, discussions, and activities during the retreat. You can go on hikes, swim, make music, or just hang out and relax.
In fact, you can do whatever fills your heart – provided you remain clean and sober, treat others with respect and kindness, and keep the noise level low from 11pm to 7am (silence not required – just quiet enough so others can sleep).
OUR MISSION: Our mission is to foster personal and collective healing from the effects of transphobia. Our retreats provide a unique opportunity to step away from the day-to-day stress we face as trans men and trans masculine folks. Learn more about the founders here About Us.
HEART-CENTERED: Heart circles are at the center of our retreats. They provide an opportunity to listen deeply and speak authentically with the intention of becoming more present, heart-directed, and connected. Sharing is completely optional, as listening compassionately is just as important as speaking from the heart. Participants who sit in the heart circles report getting the most out of our retreats, so we encourage folks to attend.
SOBRIETY: Please note: Transmission retreats are clean and sober. Recreational drugs, marijuana, and alcohol are not allowed. Participants with prescription medication (including medicinal marijuana) should bring and consume their medication discretely to treat their medical condition. Sharing prescription medication of any type is not allowed.
POLICIES: In addition to sobriety, Transmission has a few other policies that are integral to creating a healing environment at retreats (diversity and inclusion, quiet hours, privacy, and right to dismiss). We encourage attendees to read this ahead of time.
SCHOLARSHIPS: You can help others by donating any amount to our scholarship fund. Last year, contributions made it possible to provide almost 30 scholarships for those who would not otherwise have been able to join us.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: Transmission embraces the diversity of our trans masculine identities, races, bodies, races, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations and abilities.