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Queer Empowerment Retreat

For LGBTQIA+ people of all backgrounds.

We all deserve the space to fully embody our true selves, reclaim the power of our gender and sexuality, and receive the support of a loving community. This December, join queer and trans duo Sah D’Simone and Aaron Rose for a weekend of connection and transformation. This retreat is a unique opportunity to come together for mutual care, witnessing, fun, and creativity.

Through guided meditations, heart-centered practices, storytelling, community building, transformational coaching, conscious movement, and personal reflection, you

  • Learn how to respond to life’s ups and downs with greater self-awareness, confidence, and creativity
  • Cultivate self-compassion and self-acceptance
  • Liberate yourself from limiting stories
  • Explore tools for healing difficult relationships, including with family
  • Connect with others who see you as your true self.

Amid the often-stressful holiday season, this immersion is a chance to recharge and celebrate the life you know you deserve to live. Invest in your happiness and peace of mind, feel more at home in your body and the world, and rewire new habits to support your dreams while connecting with a conscious LGBTQIA+ community.

A Note on Inclusion
This retreat is designed for and open to LGBTQIA+ people of all backgrounds. Aaron—a diversity and inclusion educator and gay trans man who has lived life as every letter of LGBTQ—has cocreated with Sah a space that acknowledges the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ experience while also bridging the divisions that keep us from experiencing the community connection we desire.

A Note on Housing
Kripalu is committed to creating welcoming housing for guests of all genders. If you’re choosing a shared room, you’ll have the option to choose male, female, or nonbinary. Shared rooms will be grouped together around bathroom facilities for the same gender. If you have any questions, please contact Registrations at 866.200.5203.

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Sah D’Simone, a meditation teacher, author, transformational speaker, and coach, combines meditation, contemplative psychotherapy, and breathwork for a modern, accessible approach to well-being. Sah identifies as a gay man.

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Aaron Rose, an educator and transformational coach, combines metaphysics, meditation, neuroscience, and restorative justice to create communities where people thrive as their authentic selves. Aaron identifies as a gay transgender man.

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