Group Assessment Program

Enjoy Deliberate Pleasurable Living

Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to live with a group of your closest friends? Are you curious about living an alternative lifestyle, one different from the nuclear family or two–in-a-box societal models? Perhaps you have heard about intentional communities and wondered what it would be like to experience one firsthand.

The Group Assessment Program is designed as a means for you to experience day-to-day life residing with a group of people whom have pleasurably lived together since 1986. This two-week residency program is an opportunity to be immersed into the Welcomed community lifestyle, experience the benefits of living in a group, and be an integrated member of a tribe of individuals who have fun as their highest goal.

What To Expect

The GAP opens with an orientation and concludes with a meeting of the entire group. You will be guided and encouraged to participate in as many group activities as possible. The Welcomed community thrives on fun so don’t be surprised if any random activity turns into a party. Through everyday interactions your capacity for attention, connection and friendship will be expanded.

This structured program includes opportunities to experience the challenges and obstacles that occur in a community of people who share living quarters. Specifically, societal viewpoints governing sex, time, money, and privacy are addressed and tools to proactively discover winning solutions are practiced.

The experience of the GAP will leave no doubt about what deliberate pleasurable living is all about.

Questions ~ Thoughts ~ Desires?

Please contact us. We’ll respond within 24 hours.

Open and ongoing enrollment
A Madrone Ranch, Northern California
San Francisco, California





Contact Us to Learn More

Or register by phone

1-877-469-8636 toll-free within US
1-415-337-7157 International

When registering, tuition is paid in full. 20% of the tuition is a non-refundable registration fee. After registration an email will be sent with detailed information to prepare, including items to bring and directions.

What People Are Saying

“I felt everything from fear to suspicion to betrayal to sadness to lust to love to joy to turn-on to orgasm to ecstasy and everything in between. Everything but, surprisingly, boredom, I can’t remember a single moment of feeling that the entire course. And that’s just fine by me.  More, please.”
— M.H.

“When I first made the decision to go into the GAP course, and potentially join the tribe, it was because I knew there were greater lengths I could go in life. I had experienced and learned enough viewpoints of the WC from the courses I took that my interest was piqued and I wanted to continue learning. Most of my interest came from this incredibly good feeling I had when I went through the course and after. ” — A.M.

“Living a pleasurable life feels so good, and so right. From the minute I moved in I felt at home, and like I fit perfectly with the flow of the house and how things run. Being reminded to stay in the present, and choosing to take on pleasurable viewpoints has greatly enriched my life, and has already improved my relationships with other people, particularly my students and my family.” — A.L.