How do we cultivate and sustain fulfilling intimate relationships? True intimacy with another begins with caring for one’s self, something many of us lose sight of when we’re busy parenting children, building our careers, engaging in new romance or dealing with divorce, grief or loss. Mindfulness practice offers us the opportunity for deep listening.. “Who am I and what do I want?”. Intimacy training gives us tools to reclaim our sense of self and build a greater capacity for relationship.
Intimacy begins with knowing yourself…
Body awareness meditation, voice, artwork, movement and storytelling are valuable techniques that affirm our spiritual nature, allowing connection to a deeper knowing. From this place we can awaken to our unconscious patterning, learn to let go of behaviors that no longer serve us and cultivate a more intimate life.
I invite you to explore my site to learn more about the work I do, both through residential retreats for women and couples and personal or couple sessions.
Given my continuing role as Dean of the Inner Development Program of the Wellbeing Project (wellbeing-project.org) I only have one weekend retreat planned this year, a non-residential full day program in Vancouver at my home in UBC in February.
Please join me this summer for a extraordinary opportunity to go deeper into this work in the nurturing company of other women. Deepa Narayan and myself will be co-facilitating at Hollyhock Retreat Centre, a life-long learning institute on beautiful Cortes Island. This 6 day residential workshop will be completely experiential and allow us to discover new ways of relating to ourselves, others and our lives. Deepa and I will be teaching only what we have learned in our own lives and through the past decades of training.
If you have ever felt, “if only…why doesn’t he/she change…life isn’t fair…I wish…I am afraid… I am not responsible for this.. I want more out of life….”, come and join us!
Deepa and I are committed to creating a judgment free space for women from all walks of life to explore what holds us back from a fully authentic and intimate life. We will be using many different modes of creative expression to wake us up to trying on new behaviors. We also guarantee lots of laughter and fun.
Hollyhock is a special place and because we have 6 days to work together, there is time to wander the beach, go kayaking or take advantage of the wonderful bodyworkers.