Romancing Reality: Authentic Loving

A RELATIONSHIP RETREAT FOR COMMITTED COUPLES

March 15-16, 2019

Friday, 6-9:00pm & Saturday, 10am-6pm

Dayaalu Center, 159 Wyatt Way NE, Bainbridge Island, WA

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Let’s face it. Whether you’re just getting together or long-term partners, being in an intimate relationship can be challenging. It requires a commitment to unfolding the truth of who you are together, for better and for worse.

Despite best intentions, there are times when we fail to give ourselves and each other the attention that supports our best relationship.

Most of us spend our limited personal time juggling all the things we need to do beyond work—household needs, parenting, friend and family commitments.

There isn’t anything in this world but mad love...there are a hundred paths through the world that are easier than loving. But, who wants easier?
— Mary Oliver

When we have committed to loving each other, it’s easy to take that love for granted, and deprioritize time for ourselves and each other. We can fall into lazy habits that drift into sexless, soulless relationship ruts that make us feel more like roommates than romantic partners.

Sometimes even when we take the time and make the effort, we find ourselves unable to give each other what we need.

Sometimes, we need to set aside all the doing to nurture our being and becoming.

Give yourselves the luxury of restful space and unrushed time to reconnect and focus on what really matters.

This retreat is for you if you want to…

  • Deepen your capacity to love who and how you really are in relationship

  • Cultivate relationship habits for loving more truly, wholly, and freely 

  • Surface shadow dynamics—unconscious beliefs and reactive patterns that harm your relationship

  • Unravel relationship knots with more grace and ease

  • Express your emotional needs without blowing up or shutting down

  • Navigate the gap between what is and what could be with more alignment

WHAT TO EXPECT

Luminanda Relationship Retreats are designed to be life-affirming and life-changing short immersions for busy people.

Therapeutic, but not therapy. Relaxing, but not a vacation. Engaging, but not a social occasion. We co-create a sacred, intimate, soothing, playful, and safe space to dive deep, and surface with fresh perspectives, sustainable practices, and renewed commitments to greater well-being, whatever that looks like for you. 

You can expect…

PLAYFUL PRESENTATION, FACILITATED DISCUSSION & EXPERIENTIAL EXERCISES

In this one+ day retreat, you and your partner (spouse, soul-mate, and/or play-mate*) will explore perspectives and practices that support greater clarity, intimacy, and fulfillment in your relationship. You will:

  • Review common relationship factors in the context of your love story

  • Discover how attachment styles significantly affect your connection and compatibility

  • Learn six heart habits for more effective relating

  • Reconnect and refresh your vision for a healthy relationship

Getting to the heart of what’s real in your relationship can be unsettling, as you begin to surface unexamined beliefs about who you are and the nature of your relationship that may be impeding deeper fulfillment.

Yet, the process can also be immensely constructive as you liberate yourselves from outdated modes of being that no longer serve you, making space for more genuine ways of relating to yourselves and each other.

OPTIONAL SHARING

Although there will be opportunities for group interaction, sharing is entirely optional. Because the nature of this work is deeply personal, please know that there is no obligation or expectation for you to share beyond your comfort.

INCLUSIVE SPACE

You are welcome just as you are, freak(in’) genius flag and all. Please come prepared to welcome and appreciate all shapes, shades, and affinities. 

RSVP, RATES & REGISTRATION

RSVP for you and your "plus one." You will work exclusively with your partner during partner exercises. *If your partner is unavailable, but you are inspired to participate in the retreat, you are welcome to bring a trusted friend.

Register by March 9th for the early-(love)bird rate of USD587/couple. USD637/couple thereafter by March 11th) Space is limited to 12 couples. Delicious Saturday lunch catered by Tulaa Cafe included. All other meals, travel & accommodations not included.

Please note: all payments are non-refundable, although you are welcome to transfer your spots to another couple.

Also, if you are in a relationship with more than two people, you are welcome to attend for an additional per-person fee (please contact me directly via email for more information and registration: karen@luminanda.com). 

If you would prefer to work with me in private sessions or schedule post-retreat follow up coaching, please feel free to connect.


Romancing Reality: Authentic Loving

A RELATIONSHIP RETREAT FOR SINGLES

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March 22-23, 2019

Friday, 6-9:00pm & Saturday, 10am-6pm

Dayaalu Center, 159 Wyatt Way NE, Bainbridge Island, WA

RSVP by March 15th at the early-bird rate.

Are you actively seeking or contemplating being in a relationship? Would you like to be better prepared to assess a good match, and avoid common challenging relationship dynamics before they start? Do you feel uncertain about your capacity to love or be loved? Does dating feel over(or under)whelming? How do you show up as you are in relationship?

This retreat is for single people of any age seeking greater clarity, intimacy, and fulfillment in relationships. Whether you are just dipping your toes in the relationship realm, intent on learning from past relationships, or preparing for your best possible future...

Give yourself the luxury of restful space and unrushed time to reconnect with yourself and focus on what really matters.

This retreat is for you if you want to…

We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.
— Robert Fulghum
  • Deepen your capacity to love who and how you really are in relationship

  • Cultivate relationship habits for loving more truly, wholly, and freely 

  • Surface shadow dynamics—unconscious beliefs and reactive patterns that harm relationships

  • Navigate dating with more grace and ease

  • Express your emotional needs

  • Assess compatibility more confidently

WHAT TO EXPECT

Luminanda Relationship Retreats are designed to be life-affirming and life-changing short immersions for busy people.

Therapeutic, but not therapy. Relaxing, but not a vacation. Engaging, but not a social occasion. We co-create a sacred, intimate, soothing, playful, and safe space to dive deep, and surface with fresh perspectives, sustainable practices, and renewed commitments to greater well-being, whatever that looks like for you.  

You can expect…

PLAYFUL PRESENTATION, FACILITATED DISCUSSION & EXPERIENTIAL EXERCISES

In this one+ day retreat, you will explore perspectives and practices that support greater clarity, intimacy, and fulfillment in relationships. You will:

  • Review common relationship factors in the context of your love story

  • Discover how attachment styles significantly affect your connection and compatibility

  • Learn six heart habits for more effective relating

  • Create a clearer vision for the relationship you want

Getting to the heart of what’s real in relationship can be unsettling, as you begin to surface unexamined beliefs about who you are and the nature of relationships that may be impeding deeper fulfillment.

Yet, the process can also be immensely constructive as you liberate yourself from outdated modes of being that no longer serve you, making space for more genuine ways of relating to yourself and others.

OPTIONAL SHARING

Although there will be opportunities for group interaction, sharing is entirely optional. Because the nature of this work is deeply personal, please know that there is no obligation or expectation for you to share beyond your comfort.

INCLUSIVE SPACE

You are welcome just as you are, freak(in’) genius flag and all. Please come prepared to welcome and appreciate all shapes, shades, and affinities. 

RSVP, RATES & REGISTRATION

Register by March 15th for the early-bird rate of USD295/person. USD318/person thereafter by March 18th. Space is limited to 24 participants. Delicious Saturday lunch catered by Tulaa Cafe included. All other meals, travel & accommodations not included.

Please note: all payments are non-refundable, although you are welcome to transfer your spot to another person.

Please contact me directly via email for more information and registration: karen@luminanda.com

If you would prefer to work with me in private sessions or schedule post-retreat follow up coaching, please feel free to connect.