ROMANCE RENDEZVOUS RETREAT
The romance of the coastal quaint town of Puerto Vallarta was the exotic scene for the Romance Rendezvous Retreat facilitated by Mari Frank. Using our book Fighting for Love: Turn Conflict Into Intimacy as the guide for the deep, yet fun interactive exercises, the seven loving couples had the joy of experiencing deeper intimacy and passion for each other.
This fabulous retreat took place from October 22-29th at the private Villa Las Palmeras, an 18,000 square foot villa with ocean views from all guest rooms, the living and dining area and the huge deck. There was plenty of romantic areas of the villa to enjoy private time and still connect with the group- whether in the private swimming pool or the living areas.
Contact Mari at Mari@MariFrank.com if you would like to experience the Romance Rendezvous Retreat in the Fall of 2017.
Here a few of the testimonials from the group:
It was so nice to take a break from our everyday lives. Away from the stresses of careers, family members, and chores, to work on the foundation of what supports my relationship with my spouse. We gained a new awareness of why we communicate the way we do and how we can facilitate better communication. We were exposed to tools and strategies and had the time for thoughtful dialogue to tailor newly gained insights to our specific personalities, needs and stage of life.
Mari was a great facilitator and role model, helping us lower emotional walls, identify boundary issues, thoughtfully communicate to defuse conflict and to identify reactionary habits. We came home with a a renewed commitment to treasuring and supporting our relationship and some tools to make it happen. Thank you Mari!”
As a couple who have been married nearly 50 years, we didn’t think there would be much to learn about each other. We were pleasantly surprised that we thoroughly enjoyed the learning exercises and we came away with the feeling that our marriage had been rejuvenated! We also learned some important listening lessons! All in all, it was a very positive experience and we highly recommend it!
The Romance Retreat, put on by Mari Frank, was a most enjoyable experience. Directed interactions between the couples were fun and made the week go by too quickly. My wife and myself have been married almost 50 years and we thought we knew everything about one another. We actually learned some new things that will make our relationship even stronger.
This retreat was hands down was one of the best things my wife and I have done together in a very long time. Not only did it help with our love affair but we better communicators now. I guess it all counts in end. The overwhelming gift was that everyone was willing share. Enjoyed the painting, games, songs the lessons from the book and of course you and Lloyd, what a team you make.
I thought the Romance Rendezvous Retreat was very well-balanced with deep, but non-threatening, workshops, fun times, social time and time to reflect and be alone with our loved one. Mari coordinates a masterful retreat! It is filled with meaning, fun and deep connection.
Here are some photos of the retreat week.