2018 Spring Inspiration

2018 Spring Inspiration

Memorial Day weekend
May 25-28, 2018 (4pm Fri – 2pm Mon)
Foresthill, CA (private retreat site)
Theme: Creating Community!

Tickets are on sale now and going fast!

Workshops, hiking, a sing-along, crafts, campfires, community discussions, swimming, Open Mic Night, plenty of homemade food …. and dozens of trans men and trans masculine folks! Join us for a gathering over Memorial Day weekend at a private retreat site in the woods.

We’ll spend four days/three nights enjoying interactive workshops, fun activities, and friendship. If workshops aren’t your thing, take a dip in the pool, go for a hike, make music with friends, or create some good ole-fashioned arts & crafts.

If you’re feeling social, you’re sure to make friends. If you need some alone time, the beautiful natural setting provides plenty of space for solitude and contemplation.

In addition to workshops, we’ll offer meditation and heart circles every morning and evening activities that bring us all together, like a camp sing-along one night and an Open Mic Night the next. You can do arts & crafts projects and we’ll sleep in bunks in cabins (just like summer camp!) or you can bring your own tent.

  • Meet your Planning team!
  • Scholarships and sliding scale available.
  • Register today! If the ticket you want is sold out, be sure to sign up for the waiting list (using the registration form).

We’ve reserved half of the tickets for people of color (POC) until April 27th. The Planning Team and workshop facilitators include people of color, and there will be a POC-only meeting space available 24/7. If you have other ideas to make this a welcoming retreat, please let us know.

The draft schedule is shown below.


~ Subject to change ~

7:30 amMeditationMeditationMeditation
8:30 amBreakfastBreakfastBreakfast
10:00 amHeart CircleHeart CircleClosing Circle
12:00 pmLunchLunchLunch
1:00 pma. POC Connections
b. White Allies Circle
3:00 pmWorkshops
Pool Party
4:00 pmCheck In
6:00 pmDinnerDinnerDinner
7:00 pmOpening CircleSing AlongOpen Mic Night
10:00 pmFree timeFree timeFree time
11p-7aQuiet hoursQuiet hoursQuiet hours


Transmission is inclusive.

  • Participants are diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, class, gender presentation, sexual orientation, body configuration, and gender identity along the trans masculine spectrum. Please arrive ready to have curiosity about things that come up for you, and be aware of your privilege. Sometimes words and actions can reflect bias, even if it wasn’t intended, so we’ll all do our best to pay attention to our impact and not just our intentions.

Transmission is tech free.

  • We unplug from technology for the weekend. If you need to have your phone handy (to use as an alarm clock, watch, or flashlight), that’s fine. Just put it on silent and “do not disturb mode” so you can avoid phone calls, email, texting, internet, game apps, Facebook, Twitter, etc, for a few days. In case of emergency, your loved ones can reach you through the facility’s landline (phone number provided when you register).

Transmission is substance-free.

  • Recreational drugs and alcohol can impede being present and mindful, so we leave these items at home. Prescription medication is allowed for personal use (including medicinal marijuana) and should be taken discretely according to doctor’s orders to treat medical conditions.

Transmission is fragrance free.

  • Fragrances in toiletries and personal care products can cause adverse health effects in some folks, including difficulty breathing, migraine headaches, flu-like symptoms, and more. In the spirit of caring for community, bring fragrance-free products (shampoo, body wash, lotion, shaving cream, sunblock, soap, etc.), and do not wear aftershave, cologne, body spray, etc. You can find a partial list of fragrance-free products here.