Who is this retreat for?
Deepening in Love is designed for stable, committed couples with good communication skills and preferably some previous experience with individual and/or couples counseling, retreats, seminars, etc. Your relationship is fundamentally healthy; you love and like each other; and you want to deepen your skills, envision your future and have a great time together! Couples of all genders and orientations warmly welcomed.
What to expect
You will enjoy:
2 class sessions daily
Lots of time to allow for beach, rest, lovemaking, excursions, exercise, and simply enjoying being together in a tropical paradise.
Daily optional yoga, meditation & spa services
Healthy, delicious food made with love and impeccable safety for all dietary needs.
Advanced communication skills
Shared practices of meditation, breath, and touch
Opening to your partner as teacher and the gifts & lessons they bring
Dance, music and play
A relationship visioning process leading to the creation of new vows for the next cycle of your shared life
A recommitment ceremony for each couple on the beach at sunset
Our retreats unfold in a safe, skilled and supportive environment. Those of you who have worked with us before know that you will be treated with the utmost respect and caring, while also being lovingly challenged to breakthrough to new possibilities, individually and as a couple.
We will be assisted by our beloved, long-time associate, psychotherapist par excellence, Indrus Piche, who is also an expert in sacred sexuality.
In class sessions you are primarily working alone with your partner. Your privacy as a couple is respected and there is no enforced sharing or process with the group as a whole.
Your retreat setting
Mar de Jade is a lovely retreat center right on the beach in Chacala, Mexico. We discovered this little jewel in 2004 and have returned every Winter since. Mar de Jade is a safe and quiet haven. The owners’ commitment to service to the local community, health and spirituality make it a perfect home for our retreats.
They have an impeccable COVID protocol and not a single case among staff or students and only a handful of cases occurred in the adjacent village.
What participants say:
"The retreat was absolutely miraculous for us. My husband and I hadn’t particularly felt we needed it. But we were amazed to be renewed and reignited in every aspect of our marriage, and we fell even more deeply in love."
-Lynne Twist, Author, The Soul of Money; Founder, Pachamama Alliance
Tuition is a sliding scale from $1200-$2200 per couple (deduct 20% if registering before 9/1/21). Rooms are an additional $300-400 per couple per night (including all meals, but does not include 19% taxes). The rooms vary significantly, so be sure to discuss your needs and preferences with Mar de Jade (e.g. king or queen bed, etc.)
Do familiarize yourself with their refund policy. Upon acceptance to the retreat, please reserve rooms early as Mar de Jade is heavily booked in February.
We are experimenting with a self-selected sliding scale to facilitate being able to offer lower rates to those who might otherwise not be able to attend.
Please choose your level of tuition. All prices are per couple.
$2200.00 ($1760 before 9/1) (for those willing to pay extra to support those with lower income to attend)
$1860.00 ($1488 before 9/1) (standard tuition)
$1200.00 ($960 before 9/1) (for those who need a lower fee in order to attend; limited # of spots available)