About Us

Our Mission

We are men exploring what it means to share real intimacy with other men (including trans men). Erotic energy has great power and potential for guiding us through healing and transformation.

Men In Touch is dedicated to promoting vitality in body, heart and soul through the medium of touch, mindfulness, yoga and movement.

We strive to create safe and inviting spaces for men of all types to explore their creativity, sexuality, and spirituality.

Reviews from Previous Retreatants
  • “You have created an amazing space for this intimacy and touching … You have struck a balance between structure and free association which made me feel comfort, nurturance, confidence, and freedom…”

  • “The effects of the workshop, I feel, are life-changing. Something deep within me has shifted and I can more easily say ‘I deserve to feel this good and to love myself.' I’ve been taking a lot of time for myself and reconnecting to myself and it feels great. You are really doing great work!”

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Who Are We?

Men In Touch was founded in 1987 by Sequoia and Doug Fraser. Since Doug's passing in 1995, many wonderful men have co-facilitated workshops with Sequoia. At present, Ziji, Andy, Jackson & Eaglewise are facilitating most workshops together.

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Doug Fraser, Sequoia,
Wildfire ~ early 90s
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Sequoia ~ 2016
Sequoia (he/per)

I love my work: helping people deepen their connection with their body, health, heart and soul through yoga, meditation, massage and life coaching. I harness people’s innate visioning capacity to help them create their optimum lives.

Sequoia and James Broughton

James Broughton was a pioneering film-maker and playful poet. From 1980 until his passing in 1999, he was a major mentor and dear friend of Sequoia, and inspired us at several events with his wisdom and unconditional love.

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Passing the Torch

In 2021, Sequoia and Ziji are completing passing on the leadership of Men In Touch to Ziji. Read Sequoia's full comments here.

Daka Ziji (he/they)

Ziji has been studying Tantra and Buddhism for 16 years, and now offers eros-spirit massage, sacred intimacy and shamanic medicine integration. They strive to create spaces where people feel safe, appreciated, and honoured in body, heart and mind. Ziji is Persian-Canadian and committed to increasing diversity and belonging in the realm of sacred eroticism. Connect with Ziji at:

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Jackson Wai Chung Tse 謝瑋聰 (he/they) 
Jackson is an acclaimed Hong Kong-Canadian interdisciplinary artist and facilitator. Exploring themes such as embodiment, communication, and queer identities coexisting with cultural values, Jackson has been synthesizing and facilitating anti-oppressive, creative, and relational workshops for groups around the world since 2003. They dedicate their life to reclaiming spiritual connection, joy, and self-worth back from colonized ideas. Connect with Jackson at:

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Andy Martin (he/him) 


I am a heart-led community planner and facilitator, working at the intersection of personal development, cooperative culture, and regenerative design. I endeavour to create equitable and supportive spaces for meaningful connection, empowerment, and flourishing in my consulting work for organizations. I also facilitate workshops, conversation circles, and ceremonies with men’s groups including with Men In Touch, Manology, the Radical Faeries, and at festivals. I am passionate about collaboratively manifesting harmony: within ourselves, with others, and with nature.

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Eaglewise (he/they) 

Eaglewise is a practitioner and educator, specializing in Restorative Justice, Nonviolent Communication, Conflict Transformation and co-constructing places of belonging and thriving. He is concerned with cultivating joy, building agency and courageousness through somatic awareness, the decolonization of the human body, validating multiple intelligences and supporting the edification of the authentic self.

Jay Allen
Jay Allen

My interests are in providing opportunities for individuals to be seen and heard, and in building supportive communities. As an HR executive, coach and organizational consultant, my focus was on establishing work places and cultures where folks could bring their whole selves to work, where individual strengths and perspectives were acknowledged and celebrated. Throughout my life, I have organized and facilitated events with a variety of organizations including The Advocate Experience, The New Body Electric School and The California Men's Gathering.