Menergy 2021/22 – 3 Day Men’s Wilderness Retreat
*** IMPORTANT MENERGY 2021 UPDATE ***
The new dates for Menergy 2021/22 have been announced, please lock them into your Calendar.
When: Thursday 19th – 22nd May 2022
The Menergy Leadership Circle today have made a commitment in keeping with our theme to keep ‘Showing Up’ for our community.
Hello wonderful Men! We hope that you and your families are well, and are managing to find your way through the challenging times that we find ourselves in. We’ve heard the call of so many men who are in need of space; to deepen into what it means to be a man in these times, to explore how we can heal and grow and be of service to our families and communities; and to connect with other men on this journey. We are here for you!
After the disappointment of having to postpone Menergy 2020, we thought that 2021 would be easier?
We are now working hard to create the best Menergy yet, and now hope to have 2 events in 2022, the second will hopefully be in October to bring Menergy back on track. There are many amazing workshop facilitators (some from previous events and some new) stepping up, and our team of Tribal Group Facilitators are coming together.
What is Menergy?
Menergy is a 3-day men’s gathering set in the beautiful country of Licola, where men are invited into a deeper relationship with themselves and with the questions of manhood. What does it mean to be a man? How should a man live in the world? How can he be in service to the community and be supported in return? Menergy provides a retreat from the demands of our daily lives where we create space to lean into these questions and work towards becoming better men for a better world.
The detailed program we run has been developed for over 15 years and has seen thousands of men grow and learn through this process, helping to form a strong and supportive community of brotherhood that stretches throughout Victoria and beyond.
Menergy includes a rich variety of workshops running throughout the weekend, and your choice of workshops is optional based on your desire and interest. Previous workshops topics have included confidence, communication, death, wealth and money, song and dance, breathwork and meditation, masculinity, movement, sexuality, self-expression, relationships, family and spirituality.
Who are we?
Menergy is a volunteer-run non-profit gathering by men for men. This is the eighth year in Victoria and is supported by Mens Wellbeing in Queensland. Menergy is organised by a committee of men who have attended previous Menergy gatherings and have been called to make the event happen this year.
Being a modern man has its challenges.
It is expected that men will take on the roles of providers, protectors, and leaders. At the same time, we are also expected to practise emotional openness, vulnerability and sensitivity. How does a modern man strike this delicate balance in his mission, community, and relationships?
That’s why Menergy was created. It serves as a place for men to come together, explore the challenges of modern life, and map out a path to honour the changing times – while embracing the essence of who we are as men.
During the duration of the retreat, you will be part of a small group facilitated by an experienced group leader. This facilitates deep conversations and meaningful connections.
Experience the sharing circle where you will be given the space to speak your truth without interruption or judgment. This allows for deeper connection and healing, and your intentions are able to take root and grow.
The gathering is set in the beautiful country of Licola on the banks of the Macalister River (Wirnwirndook’yeerun) in Gippsland. You have the freedom to play in the sun, enjoy the scenery, and swim in the river.
Menergy, Island Of Men, Common Ground and Victorian Men’s Wellbeing welcome all men. Our principles and code of conduct require all participants to act with respect for age, cultural diversity, religious, spiritual and ideological beliefs, disability, physical and mental health, gender, identity, sexual orientation and relationship status. For more details, read our Statement of Inclusion.