Who is The Gateway for Integrated Consciousness?

The Gateway for Integrated Consciousness was founded in 2001 by Michael Sigmann as a way to help gay men with healing the wounds unique to them. The Men’s Inner Journey retreat became the flagship offering by The Gateway and has remained so ever since. The organization itself has gone through many changes over the years, but Michael’s original vision has remained the same: To promote and facilitate greater self-awareness and self-acceptance within gay men and women to allow for deeper connections to one's self and others. The practice of Presence remains a central theme in all we do and is one of our three core values.

So what makes The Gateway for Integrated Consciousness unique? It really boils down to two key reasons. First, Michael Sigmann came to the realization early on that in all the transformational work that is available for men and women, few (if any) acknowledged the fact that gay men and women have aspects of themselves that identify with either (or both) the masculine and feminine. As a result, these transformational experiences never fully addressed the needs of homosexual men and women. That takes us to the second reason The Gateway is different. Michael Sigmann has been developing the concept of the Neutral Force – an energetically neutral individual who can take on aspects of both masculine and feminine energy. This idea is the foundation of all of our offerings and gives a unique view on how we approach healing for the gay community.

In 2012, The Gateway began a transformation of its own as a few dedicated individuals joined Michael in his vision and began to help shape the organization in new ways by bringing in their own special skills and views to augment and compliment Michael’s own. Over the last year and half, The Gateway has expanded its offerings and adjusted our vision to include multiple levels of healing and transformation. For the individuals who still need that deep-dive, transformative experience, we still offer our Transformational Retreats and Healing Workshops. For those who like a lighter, less intense approach to healing, we offer Group Meditation (our first Community Program offering). And because we understand that sometimes it’s enough to just be around others on a similar path, The Gateway regularly hosts Outreach & Social Events. Our goal is to be able to give our members choices in how they approach their healing, all while practicing Presence and creating deeper connections with others and self.

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Retreats and Workshops

The Gateway was founded on transformational healing; that deep-dive experience that shakes up all blocking energy and helps participants release it all at once. These experiences come in two forms: intensive residential retreats and 1- or 2-day workshops.

Our residential retreats are typically 3-4 days in length and require a high level of commitment from the participants. Men’s Inner Journey has been around for over 15 years and remains the cornerstone of The Gateway’s retreats. This transformational retreat has impacted hundreds of gay men and continues to be a powerful experience. We also occasionally offer Journey Into Love and Celebration of Love, both of which facilitate the healing of the feminine.

The Gateway is just now beginning to explore shorter one day or weekend workshops as part of our transformational healing offerings. In January 2014 we launched the Completion and Creation workshop to help participants create positive changes for the new year. We are always looking at developing new offerings so be sure to join our mailing list to stay informed on any new offerings in the near future.


Community Programs

In 2013, The Gateway Board of Directors took a hard look and our offerings and decided we needed to give back to the community that has supported us all these years. From that decision came our first Community Program offering – Group Meditation. These services are offered free to the community and open to anyone who wants to join. Unfortunately, Group Meditation is only available in San Francisco right now, but we are in the process of training some facilitators in Seattle and hope to launch this service in Seattle in the first half of 2014. Our goal is to continue to build up our offerings in the future and continue to give back and provide healing experiences to anyone who wants them.

For more information on our Group Meditation sessions, click here!

Group Meditation is on Hiatus Until Further Notice.

Check back with us 
in November 2014

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Membership has it's Privileges

Membership at The Gateway is important to us and a great way to show your support. Not only does it help us to continue to operate and grow our offerings, but it also gives you some benefits. These include

  • Access to Members Only events
  • Discounts on Retreats and Workshops
  • Invitations to Participate in Pilot Programs
  • Regular Communications on Important Announcements

Please consider supporting our organization by becoming a member or by donating.

Outreach and Social Events

Community is one of our core values here at The Gateway for Integrated Consciousness. We see The Gateway as more than just a non-profit organization, but also as a conduit to help build a community of individuals who want a healthier life for themselves and for others. The gay community can, at times, be shallow and destructive. The Gateway’s goal is to provide opportunities for individuals to gather in a supportive, non-judgmental environment, one where we can all be who we are and connect with others who are on the same journey or have similar positive attitudes towards live and healing. These events can vary from movie nights and potlucks to volunteering as group at other non-profits.

For more information on upcoming public events in your area, click here!

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