Events for Couples

Monthly events with

Gal Szekely &    Liron Cohen

Passion, Intimacy, & Playfulness in relationship

You and your partner love each other, but with your busy lives, who has time to plan something special? So you end up watching TV together, or going out to yet another restaurant or movie. But deep inside you know that you want more—more Passion, more Intimacy, and more Playfulness! That’s why we created DATE NIGHT.

DATE NIGHT is a monthly event for couples that’s both educational and fun! In a lighthearted environment, you will mingle with other like-minded couples and enjoy fun activities that support authentic communication, build spontaneity, and deepen intimacy (sprinkled with our best tips for the art and science of loving). Couples of all gender identities and sexual preferences are welcomed and encouraged to join!

Here are some of the things you can expect to discover:

  • How to turn wine tasting into an experience that opens all of your senses
  • Partner dancing for fun and embodied contact
  • Using mindfulness to enhance sensual touch
  • Understanding your partner’s body language
Your partner can’t come? No problem. You can enjoy many of the events even if you come on your own. Themes will change each month, so come as often as you want and experience something new!
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About Gal & Liron

DATE NIGHT is led by Gal Szekely & Liron Cohen, a married couple who live and work together (it doesn’t get more real than that!). They are couples counselors and founders of The Couples Center, a counseling and education center for couples. Gal has dedicated his work to helping couples create thriving relationships. He is a teacher in the Hakomi experiential therapy method as well as adjunct faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he teaches marriage counseling from a body-mind perspective. Liron has a gift for teaching couples how to overcome barriers to connection and create a deeper, more exciting love between them. With a background in design, as a doula and priestess, and a gifted chef, she brings creativity and beauty to everything she does!

What people are saying about Gal, Liron & The Couples Center

yelp - reviews for The Couple Center“I attended the premarital workshop with my girlfriend a few weekends ago. We came out of it with more awareness of each other’s point of view, as well as practical tools we can use to work on some long standing issues. Gal and Liron are both excellent counselors.” — Dan C.


yelp - reviews for The Couple Center“I had a great experience in the premarital counseling workshop from The Couples Center. As a guy, I was very skeptical about it. But after the two-day workshop, my eyes were opened. Gal offers us great tools to build a better relationship. I believe Gal’s workshop not only can help us build a better marriage, it may change our life. Thank you, Gal!” — Charles C.


yelp - reviews for The Couple Center“I attended the weekend-long couples communication session with my husband. It was a great opportunity to grow closer to my other half. I really treasured the time we spent together focusing on making our relationship stronger. The weekend opened my eyes to many things and I really appreciated the passion and sincerity Gal brings to the work.” — YY C.


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Past Events for Couples

Date Night: The Art of Loving Touch


Loving touch isn’t just about having the right technique. It’s a form of communication, and probably one of the most powerful forms available to us in a relationship. Whether it’s a passing affection, a kiss, or sensual lovemaking, loving and intimate touch is all about being present in your body while remaining open and attuned to your partner. Discover this and more at our next DATE NIGHT!


In The Art of Loving Touch, a Date Night from The Couples Center, hosts Gal Szekeley and Liron Cohen, along with guest presenter Jasmine Flanigan, will be offering various exercises and techniques for making sweet and nourishing contact that will give each of you a fresh new and playful approach to unwinding together.

What you will gain from this workshop:

  • Different forms of touch that connect you more intimately with your partner
  • Being mindful of yourself and present with your partner when you’re touching them
  • Specific techniques to help release tension in your partner’s head, neck, back and feet
  • How to massage for healing and relaxation or more for sensual and erotic play
  • Maintaining a prolonged relationship with what brings you pleasure
  • And yes, you will learn how to create a fantastic couples massage without a massage table!
Date Night: Everyday Magic: Ignite Your Passion And Overcome Routine

Relationships do not come with an operating manual, so it’s no surprise that it’s not easy to sustain “the spark” after spending many years together. But what if you could have more passion, intimacy, desire and fun in the midst of a busy life?


In Everyday Magic, a Date Night from The Couples Center, hosts Gal Szekeley and Donna Molettiere, will combine fun and playfulness with learning a new approach to communicating and relating to your partner. You will leave with new and tangible skills and techniques toward creating the passion and intimacy you desire.

What you will gain from this workshop:

  • How to get out of the familiar and see your partner with fresh eyes
  • Skills for moving away from conflict and towards playfulness
  • Daily practices that support intimacy (and they only take a few minutes)
  • The secret ingredient to re-create the chemistry of your early dating days
  • How to attune to your partner through body language