Join dozens of trans men and trans masculine folks (anywhere on the spectrum) for a private retreat in the woods.
We have two retreats planned for 2017 (winter and summer). See the Retreats page for more info.
Transmission was founded in 2014 as a nonprofit project. Each retreat is planned and produced by a small team of dedicated volunteers (we have no paid staff). All proceeds go towards scholarships and underwriting the next retreat. To learn more about the founders and planning team, check out the About Us page.
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. You can relax, connect, learn, laugh, and hang out with your peers.
Heart circles are at the center of our retreats. They provide an opportunity to listen to each other deeply, with the intention of becoming more present, heart-directed, and connected. Sharing is completely voluntary (no one has to speak unless they feel moved to). Participants who sit in the heart circles report getting the most out of our retreats, so we encourage folks to attend.
We also offer engaging workshops, fun activities, and mindfulness practices. Participants also create their own “pop up” workshops, discussions, and activities. 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). You can read about our policies here.
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.
Transmission embraces the diversity of our trans masculine identities, races, bodies, races, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations and abilities.