group-photo-v3Join dozens of trans men and trans masculine folks for a private retreat in the woods in beautiful northern California. We currently have two  planned. Learn more about the 2017 Summer Gathering and 2018 Winter Contemplation 

We offer peer-led workshops, fun activities, and community building. Participants can also create their own “pop up” discussions, workshops, 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 – but courtesy is).



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 planning team and founders here.


Heart circles are at the center of our retreats. They provide an opportunity to listen deeply to your community and to speak authentically about whatever is in your heart at the time. The purpose is to become more present, heart-directed, and connected. Sharing is completely optional. Participants who join heart circles report getting the most out of our retreats, so we encourage folks to attend.



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 use their medication discretely to treat their medical condition according to doctor’s orders. Sharing or recreational use of prescription medication of any type is not allowed.


Our nonprofit retreats are produced and led by volunteers (we have no paid staff). All proceeds and donations offset costs for direct expenses, fees, and scholarships.


You can help others by donating any amount to our scholarship fund. These contributions make it possible to provide half-price scholarships to 20% of attendees.


Learn more about our summer gathering and winter contemplation.

Transmission embraces the diversity of our trans masculine identities, races, bodies, races, ethnicities, ages (18+), sexual orientations and abilities. Participants are expected to treat each other and our differences with respect and kindness.