The Magic of Intimacy: Reconnecting from the Heart

A Daylong Workshop for Couples

Treat yourself to a day of romantic connection! After all, you deserve it.

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Next opportunity: Saturday, October 20, 2018

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[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”center” font_size=”18″ font_color=”%23ffffff”]“The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.”

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[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” font_size=”22″ font_color=”%23702d58″]It’s almost inevitable that routine eventually takes over romance. The dishes take over date night, childcare takes over adventure. Sometimes life can feel like you are just managing it, and somewhere in there is a relationship that you miss.

Connection and intimacy can feel so elusive. You probably tried at certain times to focus on each, making a commitment for regular dates nights or check ins. Yet, despite your best efforts, you still feel like you can’t find the same magic again.[/text_block]

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Re-connecting is possible, even without spending a lot of time on it or taking an expensive vacation. There are opportunities for magic on a daily or weekly basis! In this workshop, you will learn that there are four types of creating connection, each one has its own flavor and ways of creating it. If you feel like you’re lacking intimacy with your partner, it’s like you succeed in some areas of relationship connection, while struggling in others.

Take the time to enjoy a special day centered around mindfulness and heart-based connections.

This workshop is an opportunity to slow down, focus on each other, and to consciously create a space that is both understanding and welcoming. You will explore various exercises that use mindfulness and the body-mind connection, so you practice, play and interact with your partner throughout the workshop. With each exercise and experience, you will develop tools that will continue to help you grow closer and be more intimate with your partner.

By the end of the day, you’ll know how to be more present and available to your partner by connecting to them from the heart and being your true self. You will also be able to reignite playfulness and enjoy a deeper sensuality within your relationship.[/text_block]

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[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” font_size=”22″ font_color=”%23ffffff”]This workshop offers real, practical and useful tools to help you and your partner get back on track! Some of the things we’ll explore together are:[/text_block]
  • The magic moments you each have shared together, and how to have more of these moments, more often.
  • Learn and play with the four types of connection – from “I’m here for you” to “let’s play together.”
  • Learn and practice how to create a ritual of connection with your partner.
  • Learn to recognize hidden opportunities for connection and how to make use of them, even when you’re really busy.

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Upcoming dates: 10/20/2018

Time: 10 am to 7 pm

Cost: $380 per couple

Location: Rudramandir in Berkeley, CA.

Note: Space is limited to 10 couples, so register early!

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About the Facilitators

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]Gal Szekely & Liron Cohen are a married couple (and parents!) who live and work together—it doesn’t get more real than that! They are psychotherapists, marriage counselors and the founders of The Couples Center, a relationship counseling and education center. Through counseling, workshops and events, they have helped hundreds of people create a deep, lasting connection.

Gal has dedicated his work to helping people create thriving relationships. He is a teacher in the Hakomi experiential therapy method, and he teaches therapists in the Bay Area, as well as  nationally, how to use body-mind methods that create effective change. He is also an adjunct faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he teaches marriage counseling from a body-mind perspective. He hold a masters in Counseling Psychology from CIIS University and a masters in Social Psychology from Tel-Aviv University.

Liron has a gift for teaching people 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! Liron is known for her warm and engaging style, as well as her ability to get to the heart of the matter quickly and effectively. She is trained in Hakomi experiential method and has served as an assistant teacher in therapy trainings. She holds a master’s in counseling psychology from CIIS University.[/text_block]

Invest in your relationship.

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[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” font_size=”22″ font_color=”%23ffffff”]The Couples Center is here to help you gain the most out of your relationships. We never discriminate, encourage questions and feedback, and have learned our techniques from couples just like you. We keep our workshops small, with therapists actively walking around to encourage more growth and a better understanding of the knowledge at hand.

Our workshops are for good for all couples, regardless of gender or sexual orientation!

Still have questions or concerns? Reach out to us! We would love to be in touch with you.[/text_block]

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Frequently Asked Questions

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” width=”800″]Can individuals come to this workshop?

This workshop is for couples only, but we have a workshop that is for individuals, too! Click here to learn more.

Is the workshop private?

This workshop is very intimate, despite being in a group setting, and you will never be asked to share any information!

What is the refund policy?

We do not give full refunds, however, if you cancel with 30 days notice, we will refund you 50% of what you paid.

Where is the workshop located?

The workshop will be in Berkeley at Rudramandir.

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Our Magic of Intimacy retreat serves participants from Tahoe, Mendocino, Santa Rosa, San Jose, San Francisco, Pleasanton, Campbell, and many other California cities. Magic of Intimacy is within an hour and a half drive of Palo Alto, Saratoga, and most other South Bay areas, as well as East Bay and North Bay locations from Oakland to Bodega Bay; many guests are able to drive to and from their homes during the workshop.
Looking for other workshops? Check out our Love Made Simple couples retreat or our daylong retreat, The Art of Listening, for both couples and individuals!

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