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IPA Activities & Events

Summer Convention
Spring Retreat
Board and Committee Meetings
Volunteer Opportunities

Summer Convention

The IPA community comes together for six days every summer to present and participate in workshops, panels, discussions and bodywork focused on feeling therapies as well as compatible modalities. We also learn about ourselves through the arts, theater, painting, poetry, dance, and through playing games, singing, swimming, partying and performing in Cabaret. Men's and women's groups and smaller peer groups meet every day for open sharing in an accepting environment. Our 2017 venue, Virden Retreat Center in Lewes Delaware, is a favorite venue you may remember from 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2016. Please join us: Thursday, August 24 - Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Click here for more info about our convention.

Spring Retreat

The next Spring Retreat will be May 3-7, 2017 at Kirkridge Retreat Center, in Bangor, Pennsylvania.

The IPA Spring Retreat is an opportunity for all of us involved in primal-style process to get together in community, enjoy ourselves, and practice. It is open to anyone interested, though members pay a discounted rate.

2017 Spring Retreat Flyer

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The Spring Retreat offers men's and women's groups, small group sharing, daily primal group (Mat Track), and therapeutic workshops on a variety of topics, and much more. Evenings are filled with jam sessions, singing, dancing, cabaret presentations, games, and community sharing.

Read personal accounts of our past retreats: 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000. Use the back button on your browser to get back to this page.

The IPA Spring Retreat is a prototype for small, self-supporting, regional community gatherings and proves that we can meet close to home in an affordable way. To strengthen our international community, the IPA Board of Directors encourages members from other regions in the United States, Canada, and around the world to put on small, self-supporting IPA retreats using our existing guidelines. If you are interested in organizing a retreat in your area, contact us for more information.

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Board and Committee Meetings

These organizational functions provide members with an opportunity to work on projects together and develop competence in applying IPA philosophy to everyday life. Board meetings are held four times a year and are open to all members. Committees are created by the Board as necessary and non-Board members are encouraged to become active on these committees.

Volunteer Opportunities

The IPA is run solely by volunteers. Board members (volunteers themselves) are responsible for getting things done, but would not be able to accomplish everything without the help of volunteers from the membership. Volunteers are particularly needed for the Summer Convention and Spring Retreat. If you are interested in helping us out, email  




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