Yvonne St. John-Dutra|Rich Dutra-St. John: Create the Relationship of Your Dreams at 1440 Multiversity

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Create the Relationship of Your Dreams

March 15 - 17, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$315 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

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, 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 use proven tools that will help increase romance and reduce misunderstanding and conflict in your relationship.

Take home practical techniques 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.

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  • Faculty Bio
    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.

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    Rich Dutra-St. John, MA, MFT

    Speaker and relationship expert

    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.

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  • 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/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    Prerequisites

    Ages 18 and over.

    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

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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