sequoia couples retreat
Black Canyon Canoe Immersion, Nevada
APRIL 4-7, 2019 | $2,850 *(all inclusive)
WHAT DOES THE REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDE?
$2,850/ couple *(all inclusive minus travel to/from Las Vegas)
Canoes, tents, and other camping equipment
Breakfast, lunches, dinners, and snacks
Workshop teaching, practices, and 1:1 support
Materials for the 7 Principles Program
Phone consultation before trip
Follow-up session with Hannah
About this Retreat
This retreat is a couples canoe immersion set in the scenic Black Canyon of Nevada, just 45 minutes from Las Vegas. This trip is designed for adventurous pre-marital or newlywed couples looking to unplug, rejuvenate and reconnect to your partner, self, and the natural environment. The retreat weaves together outdoor adventure and time for rest and exploration, with research-based relationship skills to strengthen your friendship, intimacy and ability to productively manage conflict as a couple. The skills you will learn as a couple are based on the Seven Principles Program, developed by decades of research and data on relationship satisfaction by world-renowned relationship experts at The Gottman Institute.
We will start off each day with guided mindfulness practices, a gourmet breakfast, a brief canoe lesson, and then will along canoe along the Colorado River in the Black Canyon, with stops along the way to enjoy the numerous hot springs. In the afternoon, we will spend time learning and practicing the different principles of healthy, satisfying relationships. All activities are designed to improve your life as a couple, and many exercises will intentionally bring in elements of fun, novelty, and play. In the evenings, you will enjoy dinner by the campfire, time to relax and connect with your partner, and rejuvenating sleep out under the stars. (While opportunities for questions and conversations are encouraged, no self-disclosure is necessary.)
Goals of the Retreat
Unplug from daily life and create lasting memories
Reconnect to your partner, self, and natural environment
Learn canoeing and camping skills
Strengthen your friendship and intimacy
Foster respect, affection and closeness
Learn to manage conflict discussions in healthy manner
Relax, rejuvenate and have fun together in a beautiful setting
Leaders of this Trip
This trip has been thoughtfully designed by Hannah Eaton, in conjunction with Breakwater Expeditions. Hannah and skilled staff from Breakwater will lead the trip, with assistance from Hannah's husband, Connor. Hannah and Connor first met in their University outdoor club, and have been exploring and leading trips together for a combined 15+ years. In addition to trip guiding, they are both Certified Gottman Seven Principles Leaders. We are excited to share our love of the outdoors and relationships with you as we navigate through the Black Canyon along the Colorado River!
Couples This Retreat is Intended For:
Couples contemplating engagement
Couples of all backgrounds, ages, faiths, and sexual orientations
Couples in severe relationship distress
Couples with significant emotional or physical abuse
Severe mental mental health problems
Relationships where one or both partners are addicted to drugs, alcohol, or other compulsive behavior.
join us on this retreat!
Refunds are available minus a $50 cancellation fee within 60 days of retreat. No refunds will be given within 60 days of retreat, unless you are able to refer another couple who fills your spot.