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Couples on the path to wholeness

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Does your relationship express the true depths of your love and commitment? If you are in love, this retreat is an opportunity to rise even higher in love. If you are in crisis, it is an opportunity for healing on the deepest level.

Join Barry and Joyce Vissell, a couple who live the yoga of love and devotion and have been together for 52 years, for a weekend of exercises, therapeutic coaching, and meditations/visualizations to transform, deepen, and celebrate your connection.

In the company of other couples, you will learn:

  • Tools for deeper appreciation including how to better understand and respect each other’s differences
  • How to honor your partner as a mirror, working with positive as well as negative projections
  • How to improve communication, communicate feelings in a healthy way, and navigate conflict
  • Tools for sexual wellness
  • How to heal past hurts, understand the inner child/inner parent, take responsibility, and develop a true inner connection.

Walk away strong in your love, affirmed in your commitment, and full in your connection.

Barry Vissell and Joyce Vissell, MD, RN, MS

March 9 - 11, 2018
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$375 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

Does your relationship express the true depths of your love and commitment? If you are in love, this retreat is an opportunity to rise even higher in love. If you are in crisis, it is an opportunity for healing on the deepest level.

Join Barry and Joyce Vissell, a couple who live the yoga of love and devotion and have been together for 52 years, for a weekend of exercises, therapeutic coaching, and meditations/visualizations to transform, deepen, and celebrate your connection.

In the company of other couples, you will learn:

  • Tools for deeper appreciation including how to better understand and respect each other’s differences
  • How to honor your partner as a mirror, working with positive as well as negative projections
  • How to improve communication, communicate feelings in a healthy way, and navigate conflict
  • Tools for sexual wellness
  • How to heal past hurts, understand the inner child/inner parent, take responsibility, and develop a true inner connection.

Walk away strong in your love, affirmed in your commitment, and full in your connection.

Faculty Bio

Barry Vissell and Joyce Vissell, MD, RN, MS

Barry Vissell and Joyce Vissell, a psychiatrist and a nurse/psychotherapist, respectively, have been married since 1964. They are real people who have overcome real obstacles, and who are continually learning important lessons in their own partnership. They believe in sharing their most intimate mistakes and love to laugh at themselves and their own foibles.

Ram Dass calls Barry and Joyce “true bhaktis,” a couple who live the yoga of love and devotion. They have raised three children and “walk their talk.” To watch them interact with and adore one other and teach together with deep respect for what the other has to say is to directly experience a model of sacred relationship.

As a result of global interest in their books, The Shared Heart; Models of Love; Risk to Be Healed; The Heart’s Wisdom; Meant To Be; and A Mother’s Final Gift, they have been conducting talks and workshops on relationship, parenting, and personal growth since 1973. They are the founders and directors of the Shared Heart Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the world one heart at a time since 1984. Their syndicated monthly column, New Dimensions of Relationship, appears in 80 periodicals worldwide.

Why Attend

  • How to heal past hurts, understand the inner child/inner parent, take responsibility, and develop a true inner connection.

  • Gather tools and techniques to deepen connection with your partner, regardless of your relationship status or how long you have been together.

  • Learn what five decades of healthy connection looks and feels like from a couple who has navigated life, work, travel, and change, and has raised three children together.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Recommended Reading

    Shared Heart

     

  • Special Interest to

    Couples Only

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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