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Create the Relationship of your Dreams

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

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 space to shine a light on the current state of your relationship, providing practical and heart-opening tools for deepening your connection. Share in the magic of their relationship and learn how they have stayed best friends and passionately in love for 31 years.

Through experiential activities, heart-felt communication, deep reflection, and group and one-to-one sharing, you will learn to put into practice as a couple the basic principles and philosophies of Challenge Day and Be the Change Movement. You will also:

  • Rekindle the passion and magic that launched your relationship
  • Expand the playfulness and fun you share as a couple, while increasing understanding and acceptance of one another
  • Deepen emotional intimacy—practice powerfully effective tools for communication, compassionate listening, and healthy emotional expression
  • Learn and practice proven tools that will help increase romance and reduce misunderstanding and conflict in your relationship.

Take home practical tools for deepening and/or maintaining your romantic connection, and an experience of connection with like-minded couples. This workshop is open to all couples in any form of romantic partnership.

Yvonne St. John-Dutra | Rich Dutra-St. John, MA, MFT

March 23 - 25, 2018
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$375 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

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 space to shine a light on the current state of your relationship, providing practical and heart-opening tools for deepening your connection. Share in the magic of their relationship and learn how they have stayed best friends and passionately in love for 31 years.

Through experiential activities, heart-felt communication, deep reflection, and group and one-to-one sharing, you will learn to put into practice as a couple the basic principles and philosophies of Challenge Day and Be the Change Movement. You will also:

  • Rekindle the passion and magic that launched your relationship
  • Expand the playfulness and fun you share as a couple, while increasing understanding and acceptance of one another
  • Deepen emotional intimacy—practice powerfully effective tools for communication, compassionate listening, and healthy emotional expression
  • Learn and practice proven tools that will help increase romance and reduce misunderstanding and conflict in your relationship.

Take home practical tools for deepening and/or maintaining your romantic connection, and an experience of connection with like-minded couples. This workshop is open to all couples in any form of romantic partnership.

Faculty Bio

Yvonne St. John-Dutra

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.

Rich Dutra-St. John, MA, MFT

Rich Dutra-St. John is an expert on relationship building and communication. Renowned author, speaker, and cofounder of the innovative, award-winning Challenge Day program, Rich 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.

Rich and his wife, Yvonne St. John-Dutra, bring their collective experience of 31 years of marriage and a lifetime of experience with couples of all ages and backgrounds. They are coauthors of Be the Hero You’ve Been Waiting For, cofounders of Be the Change Movement, and two-time guests 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.

Why Attend

  • Rekindle or cocreate the romantic relationship of your dreams with couples education on love strategies and other practices designed to increase connection and deepen intimacy.

  • Learn to focus your attention on, and be in service to, your partner, as a primary practice in your relationship.

  • Give your relationship a nourishing gift by immersing yourselves in a beautiful retreat setting—it’s the perfect opportunity to deepen your connection with your beloved.

  • Based on the belief that role modeling is their biggest teaching tool, Yvonne and Rich strive to emulate and be living examples of everything they teach.

Things to Know

  • Prerequisites

    Ages 18 and over.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Things to Bring

    A small (4”x6” or 3”x5”) photo of you as a couple; a water bottle

     

  • What to Wear

    Loose, comfortable clothing

  • Recommended Reading

    Be the Hero You’ve Been Waiting For by Rich Dutra-St. John and Yvonne St. John-Dutra

  • Special Interest to

    Committed couples of all configurations and backgrounds seeking to deepen their romantic connection

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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