5.04. – 10.04.2023
15.10. – 20.10.2023
24.10. – 29.10.2022
Chances are high, you and your partner have spent a lot of time at home past two years. From trying out a new delivery service to exploring every corner of your community, it’s due time for a change in scenery. Every relationship needs a shaking up. After all, no matter how close you are with each other, stress can dull your spark. So why not venture outside of your four walls?
As a couple therapist, I experience couples telling me how they spend time after a session with me. They go out for a coffee or take a longer walk without thinking of a destination. It seems to be the enjoyable part the couple long for after an intense session. It made me think! How can this kind of flow be prolonged? A couple retreat!
Taking time for your relationship and enjoying the sunny atmosphere in Portugal – there is a chance to inverse the negative dynamics of conflicts and accusations and light the sparkle again. The couple retreat is aiming at inner sources of forgotten powers in your relationship. No problem focussing, no deepening in conflict dynamics is going to happen. It contains exercies to bring your relationship on a whole new level and let it flourish!
Together to the end of the world
Kristina - retreat facilitator
I am psychologist and couple therapist, based in Berlin. I work with couples, individuals and families for several years and use methods of systemic therapy and emotional focussing (EFT). I both focus on ressources of the couples looking for a therapeutic support and on wounds healing.
I use profound techniques of couple therapy (J.Gottman, H.Jellouschek and U.Clement) in my workshops. I aim at deeper understanding of each other. Couples have a chance to talk about their topics individually in two sessions before and after the retreat. Additional sessions can be booked separately if needed.
Daily yoga sessions in the sunny studio create a nice balance and center you and your partner. The yoga instructor is a sensitive and intuitive one and will smoothly accompany you on your journey to each other.
The retreat is a group offer. Beside you there are going to be three other couples. A brief theoretical part is followed by exercises, which include moving, creative actions, being creative – core of group coaching workshops with Kristina in a beautiful and calm Soluna studio. You tell the group whatever you want and how much you want. No touching of anybody but your partner or erotic exercises. Besides, an experienced and empathetic yoga teacher is supporting me with daily yoga sessions beginning with Kundalini Yoga and going further to Tantra Yoga for two.
Location for workshops & yoga
Respect and taking care of each other as well as no acute crisis are the only conditions for the retreat. It still can happen that you experience or remember old pain – stay confident! You are going to be in a safe place and supported by a professional couple therapist.
Before the retreat starts you both meet me for a 45-minutes individual session online or in my Berlin base. We make an appointment, which suits everybody and talk about your expectations, brief information on your relationship and your experience with couple therapy. There is a chance for you to get a first impression and the idea of what is expecting you on the retreat.
18:30/19:00 Introductory group session
19:30 Yoga Nidra
11:00 – 12:30 Workshop 1 Who is this person by my side? – curiosity in relationships
13:00 – 14:30 Workshop 2 Dimensions of differences – how do we match?
19:30 – 20:30 Kundalini Yoga
11:00 – 12:30 Workshop 3 Lifeline of your relationship – how did the connection develop?
13:00 – 14:30 Workshop 4 Being close is a challenge – how did you cope critical times?
19:00 – 20:15 Tantra Yoga – powerful energy
11:30 – 13:00 Workshop 5 Constellations – boundaries and smooth crossings
13:30 – 15:00 Workshop 6 Vision of your relationship in a creative way
19:00 – 20:15 Tantra Yoga – deeper connection
11:30 – 12:30 Evaluation group session and saying goodbye
13:00 – 17:00 Individual couple sessions in 45-minutes-slots each
19:00 – 20:00 Final inner peace Yoga class
9:00 – 10:00 Morning Yoga
We highly recommend to look for the accommodation in advance since the retreat package includes coaching and yoga costs. The following examples were chosen with love . Inspire yourself!
The Casa is in the middle of Lagos. Whether your style is minimalist, boho chic, or classic vintage, we have the room for you! From our gardens with love & local sourcing at the core of Casa Mãe’s lifestyle concept.
Lagos Avenida Hotel with 47 rooms located within the Lagos city centre, at 7 minute walk from Meia Praia Beach. There is a rooftop bar with an infinity pool and amazing views of the Marina as well as the sea.
Pre-retreat session for each couple
After retreat session for each couple
6 workshops and evaluation in a group
daily yoga classes
Tea and water
Early bird offer