PAWED NYC and BEAR YOUR SOUL have teamed up to bring you a variety of experiences designed to foster deeper, more heart centered connections between men. We will offer meditation, cuddle parties, body affirmation, and both sensual and erotic massage. Our offerings are not meant to replace the fun of partying and being “playful” with other gay men, but to offer other kinds of experiences to go along with them for men who want to try something different and explore a bit more. When you come to one of our workshops, you will be asked to work with men of a variety of shapes, colors, ages and sizes. Participants are asked to set their own boundaries, yet challenge their comfort zones in an atmosphere of mutual respect. It is near impossible for us to create the right environment if participants use alcohol, so we ask you to please enjoy those kind of “Spirits” after our time together. Please be on time, come freshly showered and bring a towel. Be aware of excessive use of cologne and body sprays.

Individual workshops are $25 a la carte or you can buy a weekend pass for ALL of our workshops for just $65!!


All of our workshops will take place in the Nightclub, unless otherwise noted.

Friday, October 13th

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Meet Us!
Come to the “Spirit of the Bear” table at the lobby to meet us and find out about our offerings this weekend!

Saturday, October 14th

9:00 am – 9:45 am – Morning Bear Stretch & Meditation
Cost:  Free – led by Jon O’Donnell

Wake up sleepy bears! Get your body moving & feeling alive, center your mind, and get your spirit ready for a day of amazing experiences! Jonathan will lead you through some simple stretching and mediations exercises to set your intentions for the day and get you energized.

10:00 am – 11:00 am – Cuddle Party
Cost: $25 – led by Jay Freeman

Sink into a group cuddle zone with relaxing music. This is an experience of group touch that will let you unfold into the comfort of being close to your brothers. Jay will guide you in visualizing yourself as part of a tribe in cave keeping warm by the fire. It is a very relaxing fully clothed sensual experience.

11:30 pm – 1:00 pm – Midas Touch Massage
Cost $25 – led by TBD

Join us for a sensual massage class focusing on key massage exercises that will leave your partner melting in your hands.  We will focus on the neck, back, legs, and finally on the inner thighs, for a delicious tease. Participants will learn specific massage techniques that are both therapeutic and sensual.  This workshop is perfect for individuals looking for a way to experience touch and sensuality in new ways with new people, or couples looking to learn massage techniques to relieve stress release and re-spark the flame.

 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Loving Our Bear Bodies
Cost $25 – led by Freddy Freeman

Experience what many men have called a “Life-changing” workshop. Through a series of exercises, Freddy will guide you in helping one another to shed clothing, let go of shame and be truly vulnerable. We will share affirmative intimate touch, honor each other’s bodies and give & receive erotic energy. It can be very sexy and arousing but it is not a sex party. Our goal is to empower one another to feel more comfortable in our own skin. It is the cornerstone workshop at Bear Your Soul retreats at Easton Mountain.

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm – The Art of Erotic Massage
Cost $25 – led by Freddy, Jon and Jay

Experience the sensual art of erotic touch. Freddy will guide you through exercises that honor our diverse bodies and the pleasure they give us. Using rotating random pairings, oils, powders and blindfolds, we will explore the pleasure of hands on bodies and sink into our own sensory experience. Sunday, October 15th

9:00 am – 9:45 am – Morning Bear Stretch & Meditation
Cost:  Free – led by Jon O’Donnell (same as Saturday)

10:00 am – 11:00 am – Cuddle Party 2.0
Cost: $25 – led by Freddy, Jon and Jay

This experience is only for men who have attended Loving Our Bear Bodies and/or Erotic Massage. Join us for a special farewell cuddle party. As in the other workshops, we will use our hands to appreciate the erotic energy of the group focusing less on individual people and more on the group tangle as whole.

tickets: spiritofthebear.eventbrite.com

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