Thursday, June 12, 2008

Loving More West Coast Conference Retreat July 25-27

I'm really looking forward to attending and presenting at Loving More's upcoming west coast conference retreat. I've attended and presented at the east coast conference retreat many times, but never the west coast con until now. Since I'm on Loving More's board of directors, it's high time I showed up for the California con. I hope you'll join me there.

IMPORTANT - the deadline for discounted registration, JULY 1, 2008, is rapidly approaching!

Loving More(R), the creator of the longest running polyamory-focused conferences, is pleased to announce the 22nd consecutive year of Loving More Conference Retreats. It's annual west coast conference is happening in northern California July 25th, through July 27th, 2008.

Since 1986 it has been the Loving More(R) mission to support and educate people about polyamory. This year this conference Retreat will again be hosted at the beautiful Brooktrails Lodge in Willits, California (about 2 hours north of the San Francisco Bay Area). Three years ago Loving More relocated the West Coast conference from its former facility at Harbin Hot Springs in order to better meet attendees' needs. This wonderful facility in the California redwoods has been chosen for its privacy and comfortable hotel-style accommodations. Reserved for conference attendees only, lodge facilities include hiking trails, hot tubs and many comfortable, cozy places to sit and connect with others. Meals and hotel-style lodging are included in the price.

Come join the fun in Willits, and experience a journey toward growth and transformation in loving partnerships. Together with the help of experienced presenters and facilitators, the Loving More(R) conference offers a unique polyamory retreat experience. As always, LM's intention is to create an opportunity for in-depth learning, personal growth, and expansion of relationship skills in a safe and loving environment. In addition to the opportunities for learning and connection, there will also be plenty of fun play time, including a Saturday evening sensual festival that attendees will help to co-create.

Workshops are designed to help polyamorous singles, couples, triads and more to learn, expand, and improve skills needed for creating satisfying romantic partnerships. Whether you are new to polyamory, just curious, or you have been in a loving network for 20 years, there will be workshops designed to address your particular needs.

Opportunities to learn:
• Polyamory skills 101
• Establishing and maintaining good boundaries with your loves
• Creating and using agreements
• Dealing with jealousy
• How to deepen intimacy with all your partners
• Negotiating—boundari es, agreements, and more
• Building trust in long term polyamory
• Expanding your horizons and facilitating personal growth
• Receiving and giving touch in a loving, respectful manner

Opportunities to experience:
• Connecting with people of like mind from across the country
• A place to be your authentic self
• Exploring possibilities in relationships
• Music, dance and play time
• Community building
• Exploring outside your comfort zone in a safe environment
• Heart- and mind-expanding workshops taught by experienced facilitators
• Tasty buffet meals prepared on-site
• Building additional intimate connections

Registration (1/1/08- 7/1/08)
Members: $335; Non-Members* : $375

Late Registration (After July 1, 2008)
Members: $375; Non-Members* : $410

(*Non-Member price includes four-issue/one year basic membership)

To Register please call Loving More at 303-543-7540
Or register at the website.

Hope to see YOU in the redwoods very soon!

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