Curated and facilitated by Jade Beall and Michelle Marks
Thursday, October 1st – Sunday, October 4th 2020
Come spend three nights at the beautiful Aravaipa Farms Inn for an intimate, revitalizing, and nourishing retreat with your beloved. Delight in the exquisite canyon, and the balm of nature and her rejuvenative splendor. In Southern Arizona, about 70 miles from Tucson you will be surrounded by spectacular scenery, inclusive of nature trails, water running through, and wildlife. The conditions are idyllic to soften the system and settle into an opportunity for deeper understanding and connection with self and other.
Garden to table dining, a fireplace in each casita, swimming pool, and a beautiful landscape host the space for you to have a memorable retreat. Our time together will have all the elements for you to both enjoy conscious activities, and also time for stillness and remembering how to simply be.
Your retreat will include morning movement and meditation, daily programming for learning practices of self and co-regulation, compassionate listening, and kindling the flames of deeper connection through dyad work, small group discussions, and exercises for moving deeper than the surface. This experience is an opportunity to play and steep in pleasure, and the erotic of your aliveness, as you weave in and out of the being and the doing. We believe our intimate relationships must be tended to. We believe that while we may all crave the experience of being known, most of us haven’t learned how to show up in that way for ourselves or other. This retreat will host a big container for you to drop in and take sweet care of your lovership/your friendship. While we absolutely make a space of feeling held, we will also be reaching into the realm of going beyond our edges so we may look at patterns that get in the way of growing ourselves on all levels more fully. We also recognize this is a life’s journey. *There will be no nudity, or sexual content within the group.
Each couple will get to capture their playful, and their wild, and their moment in time with a coveted photo session with Jade Beall. Her work is the definition of body positive and a reclamation of the sacredness of being seen and celebrated as we are. Clients travel from around the globe to be witnessed by Jade’s lens and for good reason. Her passion for igniting the aliveness in her clients so they may wake up to their inherent beauty is contagious. Each session will be unique to the couple and their desires.
Facilitator Michelle Marks has been leading workshops and retreats for almost 20 years. Her treasure in the world is offering experiential practices for individuals, couples, and groups that bring us all back to the humanity that is at the center of all things. Her work is a revolution in the healthcare system, as it gives one the chance to remember the organic intelligence of one’s own organism and the incredible existence that can be lived when we learn how to flow with life better, inclusive of all that arises. Michelle’s style is unique and accessible creating an environment in which you can’t help feeling more empowered and tender at the same time. And she always loves to throw in dollops of just how sexy it is to show up and build the musculature of relationship.
Your retreat will include three nights lodging, eight gourmet meals, morning movement and meditation practices, daily contemplations, programming throughout the retreat for cultivating practices of intimacy and connection. Take aways for how to communicate better and how to be more care full within your dynamic relationship. There will be time for creek walks, and water dips, hiking the exquisite desert trails, and looking upon the orchards or simply reading and resting. Each couple will have a personal photoshoot during their stay, inclusive of 10 digital negatives with options to buy more from gallery of around 100 post edited images, and 5 large prints.
Guests are welcome to arrive anytime after 3pm on Thursday 10/1 and we will begin our collective experience at 5:30. Retreat will end Sunday 10/4 at 11am. Most all food allergies and dietary restrictions can be accommodated. While we invite our guests to have a glass of wine with dinner, this event is asked to be a substance free experience as we want our participants to be as fully present as possible.
Add ons are available for onsite massage during your stay. Plus options for another longer photoshoot at Jade’s Tucson studio the Wednesday before retreat or the Monday or Tuesday after. And Michelle will be available for private couple’s sessions the Wednesday before and the days following retreat.
This retreat is open to any couples ready to be in a group setting that asks for courage, vulnerability, inclusivity, and a conscious environment for all participants. Space is limited to eight couples.
Early Bird Investment: $2,200 per couple by May 1st, 2020
After 5/1: $2,500 per couple
*Cancellation Policy – full refund less $200 processing fee before 8/1, 50% refund given if cancelled before 9/1, after that there will be no refunds given
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