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Optimizing Flow Rereat

Rejuvenate your body, relax your mind, and deepen your relationship – all while experiencing the magnificent beauty that Costa Rica has to offer! All couples are invited on a week-long luxury retreat with Christine Lee (MA, RP, CCC, SEP) and Jodi Rouah (MSW, RSW).

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This couples retreat offers you a beautiful space to focus on nurturing your connection while you unwind – away from all of life’s distractions, amidst miles of pristine jungle. Whether your relationship is in its early stages, or you have spent a lifetime together, whether you are in distress or would like to deepen your relationship, this will be a rich experience for every couple.

Couples will experience:

  • Improved communication
  • A new understanding of conflict and disagreements and the underlying reasons
  • The skills needed to transform conflict into connection
  • Deeper intimacy and closeness
  • A better understanding of both your partner’s and your own emotional responses and needs
  • A stronger relationship and a deep feeling of safety and trust

Built around the highly successful and internationally best-selling book Hold Me Tight – Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, the workshop component of this retreat is practical and interactive; providing couples the opportunity to manage conflict while guiding you to become more attuned, responsive and engaged with one another.

  • Your retreat package includes:

    • 7-night accommodation in a private cabana (all cabanas include king-size bed, private washroom/shower, balcony with hammock, jungle view)
    • 3 gourmet wellness meals per day (customizable for vegan, gluten free, etc.)
    • A 90-minute massage (1 for each person in the couple) to be booked at your convenience
    • 1 private 75-minute EFT session for you and your partner with Christine or Jodi, to be booked throughout the week
    • Optional classes for you and your partner to attend if you choose, including daily yoga and morning guided meditation.
    • 4 excursions (3 pre-set, 1 of your choice)
    • Airport transfer before and after the retreat.

    Excursions included in your retreat package:

    • Hike to the nearby black-sand beach
    • 1-hr hike to the white-sand beach in San Juanillo
    • Sunset boat-cruise in the Pacific Ocean
    • Choice of one of the following:
      • Ziplining
      • Canoeing
      • Waterfall/ATV Tour
      • Horseback Riding (all levels)

  • Christine Lee MA

    Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Canadian Counsellor, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

    Christine holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC). Christine uses both emotion-focused and body-oriented approaches with her clients to resolve symptoms of trauma, stress, anxiety and depression. She also uses attachment re-patterning and emotion-focused therapy to help clients recover from adverse experiences in childhood and learn how to have relationships which are engaging, fulfilling, and emotionally connected. A sought-after teacher and mentor, she also regularly leads workshops and international retreats.


    Registered Social Worker, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, Addiction Specialist

    Jodi holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work and is a Registered Social Worker (RSW). She utilizes both attachment based and emotion-focused approaches when working with individuals, couples and families towards creating change. Jodi also holds a post graduate certificate in addiction treatment and prevention where she supports families struggling with substance involvement and mental health. Jodi has advanced training as an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, the leading evidenced based model of couple’s therapy and facilitates multiple Hold Me Tight Couples Workshops a year.

You will have access to a number of educational sessions, watch demonstrative video clips and be guided through each of the seven conversations vital to deepening intimacy and closeness. Each in-session exercise will be done privately between partners in order to maintain confidentiality, with the opportunity to access the support of your skilled facilitators should you wish.

You will not be required to share details of your relationship with the group, although we do encourage and provide a safe space to do so if you wish.

This retreat is designed for all couples in a committed relationship (dating, living together, LGBTQ, common-law and married) who are interested in becoming more responsive and engaged with one another.

A $1000US Early-bird rates apply until Sep 30, 2017