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Yvonne St. John-Dutra

Speaker and relationship expert

Yvonne St. John-Dutra is an expert on relationship building and communication. A renowned author, speaker, and cofounder of the innovative, award-winning Challenge Day program, Yvonne has worked for over 30 years to break down walls of negativity, judgment, separation, isolation, and loneliness and replace them with compassion, understanding, and love.

Yvonne and her husband, Rich Dutra-St. John, bring their collective experience of 31 years of marriage and a lifetime of experience with couples of all ages and backgrounds. Yvonne is coauthor of Be the Hero You’ve Been Waiting For, cofounder of Be the Change Movement, and has been a two-time guest of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Challenge Day has been the subject of numerous documentaries and news broadcasts including Emmy award-winning Teen Files: Surviving High School, MTV’s series If You Really Knew Me, and Tom Brokaw’s Bridging the Divide, as well as two series in The Netherlands, Over de Streep (Cross the Line), and Als Je Me Echt Zou Kennen (If You Really Knew Me).

Their inspirational message of hope, compassion, and service permeates everything they do. Yvonne and Rich are masters at demonstrating what it means to live in a world where everyone feels safe, loved, and celebrated by sharing their presence, love, and authenticity with everyone they meet.

Upcoming Programs

Challenge Day’s Couples Retreat

March 15 - 17, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Join the cofounders of Challenge Day and Be the Change Movement, Yvonne St. John-Dutra and Rich Dutra-St. John, MA, MFT, for a fun, rejuvenating couples retreat designed to deepen the love and trust you experience with your partner. Known for their unique, compassionate approach as authors and transformational teachers, Yvonne and Rich create a safe,...

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Previous Programs

Create the Relationship of your Dreams

March 18 - 25, 2018

Sunday - Sunday, 7 nights

Join cofounders of Challenge Day and Be the Change Movement Yvonne St. John-Dutra and Rich Dutra-St. John, MA, MFT, for a fun, rejuvenating couples retreat designed to deepen the love and trust you experience with your partner. Known for their unique, compassionate approach as authors and transformational teachers, Yvonne and Rich create a safe, sacred...