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Below is the description of the Sept 29-Oct 1, 2017 retreat:

Come to Palm Springs, California and enjoy a fun weekend of camaraderie with other naked men! Get in touch with your body and your spirit with a friendly group of men. The weekend features our signature naked figure drawing, plus a naked hike in the desert, and naked yoga. We’ll be staying at the world-famous, clothing-optional men’s resort, INNdulge. Shungaboy, artist and organizer of Men’s Naked Drawing Group NY, is organizing and leading this retreat. The core dates of the weekend are Friday, Sept 29 to Sunday, Oct 1, with an optional day on Thursday, Sept 28 for those who want to start the weekend early! Additionally, INNdulge has a special offer for attendees (see below).

Our signature activity is naked figure drawing, where we take turns posing for each other. You don’t have to be an “artist.” Absolute beginners are most welcome. Shungaboy will provide one-on-one drawing instruction to anyone who wants guidance. Unlike traditional drawing groups, where the model is naked and the artists are clothed, in our group, everyone is naked. Since both the model and the artists are naked, everyone is on an equal footing, which encourages a camaraderie not found in traditional groups. Additionally, since we take turns posing for each other, this is an opportunity for you to be a model! Experience is not required. Shungaboy will help you create your pose. You don't have to pose, but it's empowering and a lot of fun! Sketchpads and pencils will be provided; feel free to bring your own art materials. These photos are from our studio in NYC, but imagine doing this poolside or in the desert!

Take off your clothes and commune with nature in the California desert! Local members of the Naked Hiking in Palm Springs hiking club will lead a morning hike in the desert. If it's not too hot, we can do some figure drawing or a mini-photo shoot (optional) during a break on the hike. Hiking photo by Ron Gilbert, our awesome hike leaders Brandon (center) and David (right)

Loosen up your muscles and joints in the warm desert air! Local yoga instructor Stephen will lead a naked, beginner-level yoga class poolside. Yoga mats will be provided.

Stephen has been teaching in the valley for 14 yrs. He is a Yoga Alliance-registered instructor with over 850 hours of training in vinyasa flow, iyengar yoga, hot yoga, yin yoga, and aerial yoga. Other trainings include functional fitness, TRX, water fitness, barre above, and massage therapy. Stephen’s classes are dynamic, personal, and challenging. He delivers his message in a light-hearted manner and encourages everyone to work towards his own personal goals.

Local artist, naked hiker and masseur Larry is offering a discounted rate for in-room massages for attendees staying at INNdulge.  Massage is not included in the package cost. 


Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
-relax by the pool or explore PS on your own
-NAKED DRAWING by the pool
-pizza social by INNdulge (BYOB)
-dinner on your own or with other attendees

Friday, Sept. 29, 2017
-relax by the pool or explore PS on your own
-NAKED DRAWING by the pool
-evening social by INNdulge (BYOB)
-dinner on your own or with other attendees
-relax at the hotel or explore PS nightlife

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017
-early morning NAKED HIKE
-BARBEQUE at hotel after the hike
-gentle NAKED YOGA by the pool to relax
-NAKED DRAWING by the pool at dusk
-evening social by INNdulge (BYOB)
-dinner on your own or with other attendees
-relax at the hotel or explore PS nightlife

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017
-NAKED DRAWING by the pool or just relax

NEW! Men's Sacred Self-pleasuring Circle (MSSC) by sexologist Dr. Jallen Rix!

Shungaboy welcomes all men, including transgender men, of all ages (21-80+), body types and fitness levels*, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. This is a judgment-free retreat: your weight doesn’t matter; your penis size doesn’t matter; and your drawing skills don’t matter. Naked drawing can be therapeutic if you have body issues or just want to spend quality time with other men. We are friendly and supportive. 

*The naked hike will be an easy-to-moderate hike in the desert.  If you feel that it would be a health risk for you, feel free to relax by the pool instead. The naked yoga class will be a beginner-level class, with variations for experienced yogis. The yoga class is also optional. All attendees will be required to sign a liability waiver.

Now is your chance to stay at the world-famous, clothing-optional INNdulge with like-minded guys. For attendees of the Naked Artists & Friends weekend, INNdulge is offering a 4th night for only $99! Make your reservation directly with INNdulge here. Rates vary. You can call the resort to get exact rates for the dates you want. This package is intended for guests staying at INNdulge. All attendees must stay at INNdulge. Local guys* are also welcome to book at INNdulge and register for the program. All activities listed below are optional. *If you're local and can't afford to stay at INNdulge, contact Shungaboy directly. 

INNdulge Palm Springs is a legendary award-winning, gay men's resort located in the heart of Warm Sands, one of the most popular gay areas of Palm Springs. INNdulge is rated FIVE PALMS by Planet Out, the most trusted source in gay travel. Built in 1958, INNdulge is a Mid-Century jewel and is featured in the Historic Inns of Palm Springs guidebook. Twenty-four poolside rooms surround a 24-hour heated pool and 12-man Jacuzzi. CLOTHING IS FOREVER OPTIONAL! INNdulge has one of the largest pool courtyards in Palm Springs, with lush landscaping framing incredible views of the San Jacinto Mountains. Expanded continental breakfast, in-room safes, TV-DVD players with large DVD library, on-site gym, guest internet stations and property-wide wireless are all complimentary. Check out the reviews and photos on Trip Advisor. INNdulge ADDRESS: 601 S Grenfall Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92264


Shungaboy is an artist and a nudist. He creates colorful paintings of men. He founded the Men's Naked Drawing Group NY in December, 2014 in New York City. He welcomes all men in a kind, supportive, and non-judgmental way. Mini-documentary by Keith M.


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