Body Electric Workshop

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The next GNI Gathering will be held August 18 – 27, 2017.



GNI is once again offering the Celebrating the Body Erotic (CBE) introductory workshop by The Body Electric School during the Early Arrival weekend (August 18 – 20, 2017). We’ve offered CBE during the past four Gatherings and they’ve been a huge success!

The Body Electric School workshops can help you experience your potential as a fully-integrated, loving, and self-aware being through personal growth exercises, touch, massage, conscious breath, and honoring the wisdom of the body. Come experience deeper, conscious connection with men in a safe, healthy, and playful setting. We raise erotic energy, but this is not sex. Most men find this work to be rejuvenating, uplifting, and healing.

Watch the CBE video clip on the Body Electric homepage or on YouTube.

Read more information about the CBE workshop here.

Questions? Contact the BE local coordinator, Nick Padilla, at


CBE is a great way to begin your Gathering. The CBE workshop will be held on Early Arrival weekend, from Friday to Sunday, August 18 – 20, 2017. It starts with an evening session on Friday, and continues all day Saturday and Sunday. Workshop participants should plan to arrive at The Gathering before dinner on Friday, August 18 with a commitment to attending the entire workshop. It will be an experience you will never forget!


The course will be led by Dave Allen, Body Electric faculty member. You can read his bio here.


The class size is limited, so please sign up as soon as possible. This workshop filled to capacity last year.


The workshop tuition is separate from The Gathering registration fee, but GNI members qualify for a discounted tuition of $548.25 (15% off). New to GNI? A complimentary, trial membership to GNI is included for those attending the Early Arrival Weekend option (for any participant that isn’t already a GNI member), good through August 31, 2017, so new members coming just for the workshop can receive the tuition discount, too. (If you extend your stay at The Gathering after the workshop or registered for the Early Arrival & First Half or Early Arrival & Full Week option, you will need to purchase a standard GNI membership of $40 if you’re not already a current member.)

Some tuition assistance may be available based on need. Contact the BE local coordinator, Nick Padilla, at


To attend the CBE workshop, you must choose a Gathering attendance option that includes Early Arrival weekend. Gathering prices include housing, all meals and beverages, and regular Gathering programming, activities, and entertainment.

We encourage our regular Gathering attendees coming for Early Arrival to sign up for this workshop. Workshop participants coming only for the workshop may decide to stay on at The Gathering and upgrade to any of the regular Gathering attendance options.

Below is a summary of the attendance options open to CBE participants. For the full list of attendance options for The Gathering only, visit the GNI pricing page.

Gathering Attendance Options for CBE Workshop Participants




Last meal provided

Must depart by

Early Arrival Weekend*

Friday – Monday,
August 18 – 21

$508 before April 30

Monday breakfast

Monday, 11 AM

Early Arrival & First Half Week

Friday – Wednesday,
August 18 – 23


Wednesday breakfast

Wednesday, 11 AM

Early Arrival & Full Week

Friday – Sunday,
August 18 – 27


(2nd) Sunday breakfast

(2nd) Sunday, noon

* The Early Arrival weekend Option price includes a trial GNI membership valid through August 31, 2017. The workshop tuition is additional and must be paid at the time of registration.

** Pricing varies based on length of stay. See Gathering attendance options. The workshop tuition is additional and must be paid at the time of registration.


CBE participants may stay in a cabin with fellow participants or in a different cabin (to be with other friends or in a certain part of the campground, etc.). Your housing will be confirmed upon your arrival at camp.

Any workshop participant that decides to extend his stay beyond the weekend will be gladly accommodated, although it may be necessary to move to a different cabin. At any time after you register for The Gathering and before the end of the workshop, contact or visit the GNI Business Office (located on-site during The Gathering) to upgrade to a standard GNI membership and a longer attendance option.


Are you ready to be part of this powerful, body-positive experience? To attend Celebrating the Body Erotic (CBE) on August 18 – 20, you must register for the GNI Gathering. Click the registration link above. You will select your attendance options during the registration process. Once you are registered for The Gathering, you will be contacted by the workshop coordinator to complete your workshop registration.

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop!