The Best Retreats for Gay Men at AMARA VALLEY

UDUGU was born from the need to add value to Gay and queer men's lives. Our co-creation with various teachers, therapists, artists and healers offers a deeply nourishing and grounding space that is held with care. We are here to bring the tools we found useful for empowerment and acceptance of who we are, to share and enjoy within an inclusive, diverse and spiritual environment where support is easy to find.

Our name is translated from Swahili as "Brotherhood", which is what we are here to offer. Our community is based on mutual respect, commitment to the collective work and the use of loving communication. With clear boundaries, we allow ourselves to feel as equals and to accept our different perspectives.

We are bringing to our community many lessons we learned as part of the core team holding the space at Amara Valley Nature Retreat.

We create experiences for individuals to connect with one another. Our main goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment where gay men can freely express themselves and explore their identities.

Through these experiences, we aim to help individuals deepen their understanding of themselves and establish genuine connections with like-minded individuals.

We believe in the power of community and fostering meaningful relationships, and our events are designed to facilitate these connections. Whether it's through workshops, social gatherings, or group activities, we strive to create an inclusive space where individuals can feel comfortable being their authentic selves.

Join us in our mission to create lasting bonds and promote personal growth within the gay community.

Meet the Team

Leon (He/Him) 🏳️‍🌈

As the manager of Amara Valley for a few years, Leon has accumulated the experience of holding retreats for a number of teachers, therapists, healers and others who come to Amara seeking well-being for themselves and their people, being inspired by yoga, shaktism, ceremonies and different body expressions, he has a talent for creating spaces where people can feel safe and inspired to relax into themselves.

Nico (He/Him) 🏳️‍🌈

Food is his way of sharing love and nourish people, Nico brings the beautiful, relaxed and efficient energy he emanates. On his hands will be the curation of the delicious food journey we will have during our experience. He is one of the Chefs at the well known Amara Kitchen, for them is important to make magical and special combinations that are healthy and support our process inside and out while bringing people together with joy and care.