World Polyamory Association's Southeast
Conference, Return To The Tribe: A Weeklong
Polyamorous Community will be at Orange Springs Retreat
Center, Orange Springs, FL in Central Florida.
Co-create The World Polyamory
Association's Southeast Conference, Return To The Tribe, a
six-day experiential Polyamorous Community at Orange Springs Retreat,
Central Florida. Together, we enjoy interactive workshops on kind,
authentic communication, pair-bonding, romantic love, multiple-partner
sexuality and choreographing the dance of poly loving.
Participate in discussions and
playshops on community building and maintenance, jealousy management,
compersion, coming out, bisexuality, poly rights and polyamous
childrearing challenges. Network, party, play, exchange massages,
practice tantra and attend daily yoga classes.
Each day, Return to the Tribe
begins, for early risers, with Sasha Lessin’s yoga and meditation
class. The first day, Monday, April 20, we join small (6 -12
person) groups (pods). Our pod support us getting what we want at the
conference and in life. Each morning, after yoga and breakfast, our
pods meet and we each talk with our pod mates about what we're learn
about poly loving. Then,
till 1PM, we enjoy Part 1 of the main interactive presentation of the
After our pods meet Monday,
Voice Dialogue facilitators Dr. Sasha and Janet Kira Lessin lead
Choreographing Your Inner Voices in Polyamorous Life, a
powerful exploration of the subselves within us that influence how we
do poly. Then we eat lunch and shmooze, snooze or make love till
After lunch, we return for Part 2 of
the day’s community experience; the first day, we return for the
second part of the Lessins' Voice Dialogue presentation and
learn how our inner voices interact with those of our poly partners,
sour, and can be re-sweetened by sharing our vulnerabilities and
embracing within us underdeveloped subselves our partners exhibit in
Evenings after dinner at "Return to the
Tribe" involve fun, play, dance, ceremonies, celebrations and
opportunities for connecting.
When the afternoon experience
concludes, we dine and, after dinner, the same presenter, or another
presenter (or entertainer), leads a joyous movement experience, guided
massage or tantra ritual.
Each day at "Return to the Tribe" we experiment in aspects of
polyamous living, compassionate and effective communication, coming
out to non-polys, raising polys' kids in the uptight world,
multiperson tantra, sharing resources and tasks, live-in partner
protection, and more. We move from experience to experience
together, in plenary sessions orchestrated to build community.
After a week of immersing ourselves in the process, with
love, warm fuzzies and fun, we experience the possibilities of a
poly-friendly world that works
Presenters so far include Ed Seykota, Dave Doleshal, Harold Hari
Das Kornylak, Amber Seitz, Scott Bradford, Nathan Braun and Sasha and Janet Kira Lessin,
forty minutes to Orange Springs from Ocala and Gainesville and ninety
minutes from Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville. The Orange Springs
center embraces 100 acres of hills edging Ocala National Forest.
Cabins here--mostly doubles–share a bathroom. Some private rooms are
We're currently seeking
presenters for this conference. If you're interested in being a
presenter, fill out our PRESENTER'S
Springs Retreat Center is a place where you can do just about
everything under the sun. The home for our community is a magnificent
100 acre retreat site in the gentle rolling hills on the edge of
Florida's Ocala National Forest and on the shores of a spring-fed lake
available for year-round group rental.
Springs Group Retreat Center, which is used as a camp during the
summer, has climate controlled facilities for all the Floridian
seasons. Each building is double "cabin" separated by large,
clean formica bathrooms.
groups stay in our rustic, yet comfortable cabins. Some private rooms
include a full size gymnasium with indoor basketball court, arts and
craft rooms, theater and lecture room, four hardtop tennis courts,
dining hall, ropes course, walking trails, pool, spring-fed lake,
canoes and paddle boats, aqua range for golf, white sandy beach &