You have a good foundation as a couple, but you know there's MORE!
Bring more consciousness, playfulness, and authenticity to your intimacy and lovemaking.
Remember the deep joy you experienced when you first fell in love... and together, take a truthful, compassionate look at releasing whatever stands in the way of the kind of love you've always dreamed of.
In a safe and welcoming environment, expert guide Mary Campbell leads you through practical explorations including:
Ways to communicate your desires both verbally and non-verbally
How to come back to intimacy after a fight
Learning about male and female arousal anatomy and sacred spot touch
Breath work for more powerful connection and greater pleasure
It is possible to see your partner with fresh eyes, bring play back into your relationship, and experience an ever-expanding level of love and vitality.
Experience how to:
Expand your bodies' capacity to channel Nature's erotic energy
Take tantric intimacy practices into the bedroom
Understand, align and enjoy each other's personal love languages
Deepen and empower your passion and connection with simple meditation practices
Safely broach unexplored and threatening territory together
I didn't think our lovemaking could get any better, but.....!"
- quote from a 40-something man attending Mary's intimacy retreat
Great relationships are built on open communication and trust. But when differences emerge, in or out of the bedroom, too often we don’t know how to talk about what's coming up, don’t know how to move through and beyond into renewed connection and sweetness.
Then it can feel easiest just to stay silent. Couples often avoid hitting up against those same old disagreements, but in so doing the potential for the vibrant juicy relationship they most desire is lost. Then they sacrifice truth and sexual vibrancy for a what feels like peace, but is actually a deadened connection.
I believe that a committed relationship can be its own fast tract to spiritual enlightenment. When a couple is willing to let themselves be annealed in the fire of mutual respect, forgiveness, and honesty, what results is a real sense of personal freedom, deeper love, and abiding sexual connection.
Living this way demands that we allow a vulnerability that can't help but challenge our long-held defenses and habits of interacting with one another. This is where a guide is helpful, someone who has traversed this territory and holds safe space to help couples skillfully create new patterns of communication and connection.
Having the tools to speak about what you may have been reluctant to share can open you both to surprising new levels of richness and excitement. As you’ll discover, nothing will re-energize your relationship more than your shared willingness to let curiosity and open-hearted intention lead your explorations.
Relationships have the potential to be so much more real and juicy than most couples tolerate!
This retreat is meant to be just that! The two of you will have time to deepen your connection without the distraction and complications of all you've left at home. I will offer a relaxed schedule throughout the week of three experiential morning group sessions and one private session for each couple. Two evenings will be reserved for beautiful surprise gatherings. You may also choose to experience a traditional evening Temescal sweat lodge with a local shaman to taste the power of ancient practices to refine you and your relationship.
Afternoons are free for play, spa treatments, or adventures on land and sea.
Expect to indulge in three 5-star luxuriant and spacious meals each day that dovetail with programming and to expand your awakening sensual awareness and appreciation. Then allow the magical Haramara evenings to seduce you.
Return home with practical tips to live your love with greater pleasure and satisfaction, to step out of conflict and into intimacy, and away from orienting to difference. Instead you'll have accessed a love that is big enough to hold it all.
FRESH is created specifically as an intimate retreat for only 5 couples. This is a rare opportunity to receive abundant coaching and personal time with me, in a more economical, yet exquisite retreat experience.
Who am I?
First, I'm a continual adventurer into intimacy. But I didn't start out that way. Growing up in a loving but religiously restrictive home, I had very little connection to my body. My early relationships and romantic idealism faded when inevitable intimacy issues arose.
It wasn't until I began a serious search into my own core struggles in my mid-40s that I "remembered" early sexual abuse, began to peal back the cultural overlay of dis-respect for the feminine and repression, and launched into the adventure that has become my calling: to live ALIVE in my own erotic life-force energy and assist others in living there, too.
Over the last 14 years I have been devoted to the ancient teachings and practices of tantra and qigong, and have attended or assisted in numerous personal growth, spiritual, and relationship trainings. I am trained as an Exceptional Marriage Mentorand am certified through the Caroline Muir's Divine Feminine Institute's rigorous programas a spiritual/sexual educator and practitioner.
Then in 2013, after two years of focused study, I was ordained as an inter-spiritual minister through One Spirit Interfaith Seminaryin New York City,bringing together my devotion to Deep Connection with my passion for living fully in this body, in this lifetime.
We all carry wounds that, if not released, limit the joy we might feel in life. I've watched how healing happens most powerfully when our bodies are involved. Through my work, I have had the pleasure to personally assist well over 100 singles and couples who were no longer satisfied with life as usual... or who knew there had to be more to intimacy than what they'd experienced thus far.It's my particular joy to assists couples in welcoming Spirit, Heart, Mind, and Body to dance together.
I am also a frequent blogger at DiviningBeauty.com and the author of the forthcoming book, The Pleasure Playbook: 13 Invitations for Awakening. I lead retreats and workshops for women and couples in New England, Central America, and New Zealand, and coach and counsel couples, individuals, and groups as we re-unite the sensual, sexual, and spiritual.
Cost Register by September 30th for early bird pricing $2397 per person, shared casita all food, lodging and retreat programming included.
$1000 non-refundable deposit per couple. Payment in full by November 1.
Cancellation policy Through Oct 31, your entire payment is refunded, less deposit. If after Nov 1 you must cancel, you will be refunded your full payment, minus deposit, only when/if another couple registers to fill your spot.
Once your deposit is received you will be sent a brief questionnaire to help me serve you as fully as possible and ensure that this retreat is a good fit for you. Note: If we agree that your needs and this retreat are not a good match, 100% of your deposit will be refunded immediately, and I’ll recommend alternatives to this retreat. You will then hear from me within a week with next steps – some suggestions for play and inquiry to prepare for your retreat, travel information, etc. In early January I will schedule with you a 30-min Zoom conversation to better prepare us for our time together at Haramara.
Indeed, seeing our sexuality as sacred is the best antidote we know for things like pornography, perversion, and sexual abuse. Supporting a spiritual awareness that makes us whole and integrated can be a form of awakening.