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MEN'S NAKED ARTISTS & FRIENDS RETREAT

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INNdulge Palm Springs

601 South Grenfall Road

Palm Springs, CA 92264

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MEN'S NAKED ARTISTS & FRIENDS WEEKEND, Sept 20-23, 2019

Our third year! Enjoy three days of camaraderie with like-minded men in a safe, nonjudgmental, clothing-optional environment. The weekend features our signature naked figure drawing, naked yoga, and a naked hike in the desert. Three days of camaraderie in a safe, nonjudgmental, clothing-optional environment. Naked figure drawing, naked yoga, and a naked hike in the desert. Shungaboy and guest instructor, artist Tyler Alpern will guide you!

For VIDEOS and photos, please see https://www.mensnakeddrawing.com/palmsprings/

(You may also like Shungaboy's BODY-POSITIVITY WORKSHOP, Sept 18-20, 2019. Click here for COMBO TICKET.)


NAKED FIGURE DRAWING
Our signature activity is naked figure drawing, where we take turns posing for each other. You don’t have to be an “artist.” Absolute beginners are most welcome. Stick figures are okay! Tyler Alpern, artist and founder of Gay Men's Figure Drawing Group in Boulder, Colorado will be joining us and will provide instruction!

Unlike traditional drawing groups, where the model is naked and the artists are clothed, in our group, everyone is naked. Since both the model and the artists are naked, everyone is on an equal footing, which encourages a camaraderie not found in traditional groups. Additionally, since we take turns posing for each other, this is an opportunity for you to be a model! Experience is not required. Shungaboy will help you create your pose. You don't have to pose, but it's empowering and a lot of fun! Sketchpads and pencils will be provided; feel free to bring your own art materials. We will have 1-3 drawing sessions per day as the weather and schedule allow.

NAKED HIKE IN THE DESERT
Take off your clothes and commune with nature in the California desert! Local members of the Naked Hiking in Palm Springs hiking club will lead a morning hike in Mecca Hills.

Naked Hike video: https://vimeo.com/218324026

NAKED YOGA
By popular demand, we will have TWO naked yoga sessions! Loosen up your muscles and joints in the warm desert air! Local naked yoga instructor, Stephen Kaleda, will lead naked, beginner-level yoga poolside. Yoga mats will be provided.

Naked Yoga Instructor Stephen: https://vimeo.com/218294405
Naked Yoga video: https://vimeo.com/218291557

Stephen has been teaching in the valley for 14 yrs. He is a Yoga Alliance-registered instructor with over 850 hours of training in vinyasa flow, hot yoga, yin yoga, and aerial yoga. Other trainings include functional fitness, TRX, water fitness, barre above, and massage therapy. Stephen’s classes are dynamic, personal, and challenging. He delivers his message in a light-hearted manner and encourages everyone to work towards his own personal goals.

COST for Naked Artists & Friends Weekend: $275
(Discounts available for Early Bird and combination with Body-Positivity workshop). Airfare, ground transportation, lodging at INNdulge, meals, etc., are not included. Because INNdulge is co-sponsoring this event, staying at INNdulge is mandatory. Local residents are encouraged to stay at INNdulge. A very limited number of spaces for local residents are available without staying at INNdulge.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

Friday, Sept. 20 (arrival day)
-NAKED DRAWING
-social by INNdulge (BYOB)

Saturday, Sept 21
-NAKED HIKE*
-LUNCH at hotel included
-NAKED YOGA
-NAKED DRAWING (1-2 sessions)
-evening social by INNdulge (BYOB)

Sunday, Sept. 22
-NAKED DRAWING (2-3 sessions)
-NAKED YOGA
-evening social by INNdulge (BYOB)

Monday, Sept. 23 (departure day)
-NAKED DRAWING

*The naked hike will be an easy-to-moderate hike in the desert. If you feel that it would be a health risk for you, feel free to relax by the pool instead. The naked yoga class will be a beginner-level class, with variations for experienced yogis. The yoga class is also optional. All attendees will be required to sign a liability waiver.

This is a BODY-INCLUSIVE weekend!
Shungaboy welcomes all men, including transgender men, of all ages (21-80+), body types and fitness levels*, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. This is a judgment-free retreat: your weight doesn’t matter; your penis size doesn’t matter; and your drawing skills don’t matter. Naked drawing can be therapeutic if you have body issues or just want to spend quality time with other men. We are friendly and supportive.

Body-acceptance video: https://vimeo.com/218326754

(You may also like Shungaboy's BODY-POSITIVITY WORKSHOP, Sept 18-20, 2019. Click here for COMBO TICKET.)



OUR HOME FOR THE WEEKEND: INNdulge!
Now is your chance to stay at the world-famous, clothing-optional INNdulge with like-minded guys. INNdulge is offering a special discount for guys booking more than 3 nights. You pay the market rate for the 3 most expensive room nights during your stay. Beyond that, additional nights are $99. The least expensive night of a 7-night booking is FREE! THIS IS A GREAT DEAL! Because INNdulge is co-sponsoring this event, staying at INNdulge is mandatory. Local residents are encouraged to stay at INNdulge. A very limited number of spaces for local residents are available without staying at INNdulge.

NEXT STEPS:
1) Make your reservation online with INNdulge here. You can see a detailed breakdown of the rates per night.
2) Contact the hotel and tell them you are attending the retreat. They will apply the discounts manually after you book. 760-327-1408

INNdulge Palm Springs is a legendary award-winning, gay men's resort located in the heart of Warm Sands, one of the most popular gay areas of Palm Springs. INNdulge is rated FIVE PALMS by Planet Out, the most trusted source in gay travel. Built in 1958, INNdulge is a Mid-Century jewel and is featured in the Historic Inns of Palm Springs guidebook. Twenty-four poolside rooms surround a 24-hour heated pool and 12-man Jacuzzi. CLOTHING IS FOREVER OPTIONAL! INNdulge has one of the largest pool courtyards in Palm Springs, with lush landscaping framing incredible views of the San Jacinto Mountains. Expanded continental breakfast, in-room safes, TV-DVD players with large DVD library, complimentary gym membership, guest internet stations and property-wide wireless are all complimentary. Check out the reviews and photos on Trip Advisor. INNdulge ADDRESS: 601 S Grenfall Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264



FAQs

What do I need to bring?
Sunblock
Hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes if you plan to do the hike
Hiking/walking stick if you need extra support
A small backpack for your clothes and water if you plan to do the hike
Sketchpads and pencils will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own art materials!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email Shungaboy: shungaboy@gmail.com

What's the refund policy?
Program fee: full refund for cancelations 30 days before event start date. You can also transfer your registration fee to a friend if he books a room at INNdulge (if available). Canceling your program registration does NOT cancel your room reservation. To cancel your room reservation, you MUST contact INNdulge directly. Contact http://inndulge.com

ABOUT SHUNGABOY
Shungaboy, artist, nudist, and organizer of Men’s Naked Drawing Group NY, is organizing and leading this retreat. He founded the Men's Naked Drawing Group NY in December, 2014 in New York City, and has expanded to Riverside, Phoenix, and Austin. He welcomes all men in a kind, supportive and non-judgmental way.


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