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Gay Men’s Retreats, Greece, Retreats, Shiatsu, Tantra, Yoga, Yoga For Men

Yoga and Reiki I and II Retreat for Gay, Bi and Queer Men. 

20th-27th July, Kythnos, Greece

Find more joy and freedom in your body through yoga, reiki, massage and movement. 

Cradled by sapphire waters, the magical Greek island of Kithnos is a perfect place to rest back into yourself. As the summer sun ripens, filling the sky, you’ll bathe in its golden glow.  Thoughtful yoga practices combined with reiki will allow you to release stress and tension and also equip you with powerful tools for regulating, relaxing and nourishing yourself and others.

Unwind and open to the beautiful, warm sun; to wonderful food, hospitality and friendship; and to your deeper, more present and connected self.

Experienced teacher Andy Butterfield pulls together a rich program of yoga, reiki, movement, meditation, dance and massage to ground and uplift you. He has led 8 retreats, 7 for gay, bi and trans men and is passionate about creating safe, cohesive and meaningful spaces for men to come together to laugh, share, connect and heal.


  • You want to hang out with like-minded, warm-hearted gay, bi and trans men and experience the joy, connection and healing that arises in community 
  • You want to explore, enjoy and celebrate your body through movement
  • You are interested in energy work as a way to help and heal yourself and others
  • You want to be attuned in Reiki levels I and II
  • You haven’t been on a retreat before but love the idea of a nurturing, restorative, relaxing and fun break 
  • You have been on retreat and know just how much good can come from taking some time out for yourself.

A typical day:

8am yoga
10am brunch
11.30am Reiki attunements on Tuesday and Thursday
5pm yoga
7pm dinner

The schedule is subject to change.


You will stay in beautiful 3 bedroom villas, each with 2 bathrooms, a living room and a terrace overlooking the ocean. Yoga, movement and massage sessions will take place beneath the shade of a bamboo pergola in the gorgeous yoga shala. 

There will be so much time to chill out by the infinity pool, get a massage, watch the sun sink into the sea, or venture out and explore the beautiful villages, beaches and landscapes and the natural spas of the island. There’s a good chance we will even have a beach all to ourselves, just minutes away from the retreat centre! 


  • 14 hours of yoga classes
  • Reiki levels I and II attunements
  • Two delicious and nutritious vegetarian meals a day, brunch and dinner, snack and unlimited herbal teas and water
  • A transfer from the airport to the hotel, including the ferry is also included in our stay


Early bird price until 15th April
Twin/Double £1045 or €1215
Single occupancy £1245 or €1449

Full price*
Twin/Double £1175 or €1365
Single occupancy £1375 or €1599

Secure your place with a non-refundable £250 deposit. Contact Andy via the form above or on 07968 846610.
* there are a limited number of bursary placements for lower incomes


Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing, self-regulation and self-care. 

Through reiki, we receive the lifeforce energy around us, the energy that flows through all living things, the energy from the sun and the cosmos, the oceans and the earth. This balances  and strengthens our own lifeforce. 

Our is lifeforce is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted by negative thoughts or feelings we hold about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body. 

Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way. 

The Attunement 

The ability to channel Reiki energy is transferred to the student by a Reiki Master during an attunement process. 

By receiving an attunement you will gain a valuable tool for self-healing and self-regulation and also become part of a group of people who are using Reiki to share peace, love and expand universal consciousness with others and the Planet. It is a beautiful, relaxing and deeply nurturing experience and I am delighted to be able to share it with you.  

(With thanks to Miguel Chavez at and his manual for Reiki 1 and 2, the Usui System of Healing). 

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