Fall 2018 Queer body love retreats

Vermont and Northern California, USA

You will practice being radically, unapologetically you in a community that celebrates you. We will practice being present with ourselves, our bodies and each other with exquisite honesty and gentleness. We will practice Queer Body Love.

Application Deadline Extended!

Wednesday, October 24th at midnight PST

We will draw from a tapestry of self-development woven with political consciousness raising work. We will come from principles of:





Radical Self Love

Come join Queer Body Love for a facilitated retreat experience (or two!) where you'll have structure, tools and support to deepen in loving relationship to yourself so that you can live more joyfully and fully as yourself.

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When? Where?

September 28 - 30, 2018
Whitingham, Vermont
Private home
Max 8 participants
Led by Elizabeth

November 9 - 11, 2018
Northern California
Enchanted Hills Retreat Center
Max 18 participants
Co-led by Elizabeth and Crystal

Pre-retreat call on Thursday, November 1st, 6 to 7:30 pm PST

In addition to differing specific details, each retreat will be unique based on who's in the room, as the experience will be shaped by the participants.

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Who is this for?

We welcome all queer identities. We’re centering an unapologetically queer approach to exploring how we can care for ourselves and each other. We aspire to create an inclusive space for all bodies.

We especially welcome you if you're wanting to shift your relationship to yourself in a loving community of queers.

*This retreat is meant for people 18 years and older.

Does this resonate for you? Would you like to be in a queer-centered space exploring how you are in relation to your body, yourself and others?

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Each retreat is $500.

Payment plans:
1) two payments of $250
2) three payments of $167

This includes lodging, food, and your facilitated retreat experience.

PLUS: some individual coaching / pre-retreat homework in your enrollment call (should you so desire) and a pre and post retreat group call.


We know that for many people, $500 is not accessible. We have a goal of supporting ourselves and Queer Body Love AND increasing the number of people who can access this amazing space.

To that end, this year, we have fundraised for 10 subsidized spots so that folks multiply marginalized (people of color, disabled folks and trans folks) who would not be able to attend without financial assistance can come! These spots are subsidized by 50%, so are $250.

Or, if your company will match your donation or you’d like to donate via check, click here to read more.

Need a subsidized spot? There’s more information on the application page about how you can apply.

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Activites May INCLUDE:

  • meditation

  • movement

  • journaling

  • facilitated discussion

  • heart circle

  • group activities

  • solo nature journey

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Application process

1) Fill out this form
2) Chat with Elizabeth
3) Pay / set up a payment plan to register!

For the September retreat, application is open to all immediately.

For the November retreat, registration is open to people of color first, and open to all on September 12th. If you do not identify as a person of color and are interested in the November retreat, feel free to apply now, and we'll consider it when registration opens to all on September 12th.

Application is rolling and particpants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Based on the past two retreats we're expecting this one to sell out, so if you're interested, apply now!

Application Deadline for California Retreat Extended: Wednesday, October 24th at midnight PST


About your facilitators

Elizabeth Cooper (she/her, left in the photo) founded Queer Body Love in 2015 to support queer folks in healing from the way oppression disconnects us from our bodies and each other so that we can reclaim joy and power. She's led two QBL retreats so far and it's one of her favorite things in the world.

Crystal Mason (she/they, right in the photo) is joining Elizabeth to facilitate the November QBL retreat to bring wisdom of how to unpack unhelpful stories and re-imagine them so that we can become active participants in creating the world we want. She has a delightful dreaming practice to support us in this goal. She's particularly interested in creating self-care / self-development spaces that welcome women of color and butches.