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Deepening Your Love

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Deepening Your Love is a soulful and practical experiential couples retreat. It is about opening the heart, renewing connection, and building trust, respect, and intimacy with your partner—all keys to a healthy relationship.

In a safe atmosphere of mindfulness, spirit, and self-exploration, you will successfully transform many of the issues with which all couples struggle: intimacy, communication, conflict, meeting each other’s needs, and making time for pleasure.

In this retreat with Kate Feldman, MSW, LCSW, and Joel Feldman, PCC, who have spent over 30 years helping people transform their relationships, you will learn:

  • How you and your partner can be an intimate team
  • Tools to develop compassion and curiosity toward one another
  • Skills to listen without reacting and interrupting
  • How to share so your partner will want to hear more
  • To turn frustrations into specific requests so your needs can be met
  • Easy and safe ways of loving each other through silence, meditation, and massage.

As you discover how your lifelong beliefs about relationships create your experience of your partner, you learn how changing them will grow you as a couple toward your dream partnership. You will leave with a win-win approach to conflict, more appreciation for each other, and a deepened commitment to creating happiness in your life together.

The Mindful Guide to Straight Talk

Kate and Joel Feldman, Kate: MSW, LCSW Joel: PCC

April 26 - 29, 2018
Thursday-Sunday , 3 nights

$360 Tuition

Plus 3 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

Deepening Your Love is a soulful and practical experiential couples retreat. It is about opening the heart, renewing connection, and building trust, respect, and intimacy with your partner—all keys to a healthy relationship.

In a safe atmosphere of mindfulness, spirit, and self-exploration, you will successfully transform many of the issues with which all couples struggle: intimacy, communication, conflict, meeting each other’s needs, and making time for pleasure.

In this retreat with Kate Feldman, MSW, LCSW, and Joel Feldman, PCC, who have spent over 30 years helping people transform their relationships, you will learn:

  • How you and your partner can be an intimate team
  • Tools to develop compassion and curiosity toward one another
  • Skills to listen without reacting and interrupting
  • How to share so your partner will want to hear more
  • To turn frustrations into specific requests so your needs can be met
  • Easy and safe ways of loving each other through silence, meditation, and massage.

As you discover how your lifelong beliefs about relationships create your experience of your partner, you learn how changing them will grow you as a couple toward your dream partnership. You will leave with a win-win approach to conflict, more appreciation for each other, and a deepened commitment to creating happiness in your life together.

Faculty Bio

Kate and Joel Feldman, Kate: MSW, LCSW Joel: PCC

Kate Feldman, MSW, LCSW, and Joel Feldman, PCC, have been helping people transform their relationships for more than 30 years. With training in Imago, Gestalt, and Internal Family Systems therapies, as well as EMDR and equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP), the Feldmans have developed a unique style of working with couples based on authenticity, experiential inner exploration, and relationship education. They combine yoga and mindfulness with traditional couples-therapy methods, using the ‰art of presence‰ as the foundation for healthy intimacy and satisfying relationships.

Cofounders and former codirectors of the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Kate and Joel are the creators of The Conscious Relationships Institute, focused on creating healthy couples. Kate received her clinical training from the Smith College School for Social Work, and Joel is certified by Coach Training International as a relationship and life coach. Joel also holds certifications as a school and divorce mediator, and has extensive background as a team-building consultant.

Both Kate and Joel believe that the future of humanity depends on people consciously loving each other and their children, and they are dedicated to ending the cycle of generational wounding that is passed on through families, communities, nations, and our global family. After 30 years of marriage they still practice what they teach, and continue to find new ways to deepen their relationship.

Why Attend

  • Gain tools for ending the repetitive cycles of miscommunication, misunderstanding, and hurt so you can understand, support, and connect with each other.

  • Bring playfulness, fun, and excitement back into your relationship by healing the wounds of the past and learning to handle conflict compassionately.

  • Deepen your intimacy and enjoy the special benefits of a long-term, healthy relationship.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    We welcome couples of any length of commitment and any sexual orientation.

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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