Sequoia Immersions
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sequoia couples retreat

Black Canyon Canoe Immersion, Nevada

Fall 2019 | Dates & Price TBD



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 couples at any life stage 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.

Daily Overview

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.)

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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:

Appropriate couples:

  • Couples at any life stage!

  • Couples contemplating engagement

  • Premarital/ engaged couples

  • Newlywed couples

  • Couples considering starting a family

  • Couples transitioning to “empty nesters”

  • Couples of all backgrounds, ages, faiths, and sexual orientations

Inappropriate couples:

  • 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.

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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.