Sex, Pleasure, and Intimacy: A Retreat for Couples
Kate Feldman, MSW, LCSW, one of Kripalu’s founders, is a psychotherapist with a background in Gestalt, Imago, and Family Systems therapies as well as EMDR, yoga, and meditation. She is codirector of The Conscious Relationships…
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Joel Feldman, CPCC, certified coach, mediator, and consultant, has been coaching and training couples, individuals, and work teams for nearly 30 years. A founding member of Kripalu, he is codirector of the Conscious Relationships Institute…
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For committed couples of all sexual orientations.
Let go into playful, sensual, and nurturing connection with your lover, leading to more ease in your body, and passion in your lovemaking. Kate and Joel Feldman have been facilitating deep work with couples for decades. They invite you and your partner to learn how
- The key to a robust sex life is all about non-demand touch in and outside the bedroom
- To tune into each other’s need for touch, affection, communication, and pleasuring
- To deepen communication about sexual needs, wants, and preferences through a powerful dialogue process
- To release limiting beliefs about sex, so you and your partner can create your own lovemaking style
- The basic principles of a healthy sexual relationship can serve you throughout your life as a couple.
This workshop uses dialogue, clothes-on touch and movement, gentle yoga, and meditation to rekindle passion, rediscover your innate capacity for pleasure, and deepen the intimacy in your partnership.
Recommended reading and resources
Tantric Secrets to Sacred Sex DVD (Lightworks Audio/Video)
Bernie Zilbergeld, Better than Ever
Lonnie Barbach, For Each Other
Barry and Emily McCarthy, Rekindling Desire and Sexual Awareness Updated & Revised: Sexuality for the 21st Century
Laura Corn, 101 Nights of Great Romance
J. H. Blair, The Good Parts: The best Erotic Writing in Modern Fiction
Pat Love and Jo Robinson, Hot Monogamy: Essential Steps to More Passionate, Intimate Lovemeaking
David Schnarch, Secrets of a Passionate Marriage and Resurrecting Sex
Lana Holstein and David Taylor, Your Long Erotic Weekend
David Deida, Enlightened Sex
Esther Pearl, Mating in Captivity
Aline P. Zolbrod, PhD, Sex Smart: How Your Childhood Shaped Your Sexual Life And What To Do About It
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $384 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $588 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More