Following the success of the women's retreat, it made sense for Dr. Atkinson (a licensed marriage and family therapist) to host a couples retreat. A pre-assessment of the strengths and growth areas in your relationship (with an evidenced- based tool), will assist to identify the areas you need to work on to reignite your relationship, restore the multi-faceted aspects of your initial attraction towards each other, and realign your thoughts, emotions, beliefs and values.
Your very own direct oceanfront splendor, featuring luxury bedrooms and bathrooms. Enjoy your private and serene stretch of beach with astounding views where you can sit back and relax. The luxury home sits on the direct ocean frontage with fascinating views of dolphins, birds of all kinds, and sea turtles that nest on the beach.
This retreat is hosted in an environment that is conducive to improving your overall wellbeing. LIVE WELL in fabulous surroundings, EAT WELL, with freshly prepared meals by Chef Yves, and BE WELL, with attention being paid to your relational, psychological, and emotional health. A virtual workshop by Michelle, "The Nutrition Planner," our registered dietitian, provides valuable information that you can incorporate into your lives when you return home.
The "Sunshine State" speaks for itself. Florida boasts year round sunshine. Those of you in the north and mid west will appreciate our weather more as your temperature drops in September! Each morning you can enjoy yoga on the beach with Lele, our yoga instructor who will challenge you to reach your yogi goals.
An on line assessment taken prior to your arrival at the retreat will provide Dr. Atkinson with details of the strengths and growth areas in your relationship. Dr. Atkinson's expertise will provide each couple with the opportunity to engage in couples and group sessions during the retreat.
Couples will be exposed to the Prepare/enrich program, (where Dr. Atkinson is a certified facilitator), engage in activities through a workbook, and leave the retreat with a repertoire of tools to use at home in their natural environments.
Dr. Atkinson is also a professor, teaching couples therapy at the master's level. As such, guests will have the privilege of being exposed to these models also - Imago Relationship Therapy, Gottman method, and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, amongst other models.
Spa day at the couples retreat incudes a couple's massage with your spouse/partner at no extra cost to you. Once you enter the retreat on day one, you will have no reason to leave until day five. Your couples massage will enhance your entire experience as you take time out and indulge with your partner. A participant at the women's retreat described her massage with Stephanie, our massage therapist as "the best ever."
A themed games night helps to bring some balance into the retreat, while you are simultaneously guided with the expertise of Dr. Atkinson as she facilitates growth while you work on your relationship.
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Enjoy the view from the backyard. The property boasts a fabulous view, with the visual aspect of overlooking the water which itself brings about healing and translates your experiences to anything your heart desires.
Each of the bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom. Enjoy the privacy of an en-suite bathroom in your king/queen room, and enjoy your well equipped surroundings with top quality fittings.
Our certified yoga instructor, Lele, will entice you to begin and end each day with peace and gratitude. We recognize that people operate at their optimum at different times of the day, and as such we accommodate those differing needs by providing yoga both in the mornings with sunrise, and in the evenings with sunset.
Enjoy your free time in the expansive living and dining area. Relax in the comfortable sofas, enjoying the aromas of chef Yves' creations awaiting your palate, or step outside and sit on the beach embracing your surroundings and basking in the sunshine.
Your chosen spa service will enhance your overall experience. Whether you select a massage, facial, a deluxe pedicure, or a manicure, you will be sure to exhale at the end of the spa day which is included in your package. A guest at the November 2021 retreat described her massage as, "the best ever!" (The choice of spa services are for the women's retreat).
Food is prepared freshly on the premises daily by our very own Chef Yves. Guests at our women's retreat consistently complimented Chef Yves' culinary skills for each meal she delivered with professionalism, care, and attention to detail. Meals are vegetarian and pescatarian, and include breakfast, lunch and dinner. Healthy snacks and home made fruit juices (carrot and ginger, melon) are also served daily.
The house is located on Florida's space coast. The "Sunshine State" speaks for itself. Florida boasts year-round sunshine. This luxury home sits on a 75 x 450 ft. of direct ocean frontage with fascinating views of dolphins, birds of all kinds, and sea turtles that nest on our beach.
A couples 1 hour massage
Group and couples therapy sessions - engage in skill building such as empathy, understanding, active listening
Daily yoga classes
3 daily delicious and nutritious meals - vegetarian and pescatarian
Airport pick-up and drop-off (at Melbourne International Airport MLB)
Water, tea, coffee available throughout the day
5 days, 4 nights accommodation
Healthy snacks throughout the day
Pre and post retreat support from our team
Weather information: We're in Florida! "The Sunshine State" speaks for itself!
Arrival by car: The full address and physical location will be provided to those driving in, a week before the retreat start date. Airline passengers will be provided with airport transfers both ways (from MLB Airport).
What to bring: Your gorgeous selves and swimwear. Also, comfortable clothing for the yoga classes Vaccinations requirements: With the recent increase in covid numbers, we ask all guests for a negative test
How to get there: (flights, airport transfers, buses, trains) We ask guests to assist us in honoring our commitment for airport transfers by arriving at Florida's Melbourne (MLB) airport on Friday, the 9th of September as close as possible to 4pm, and flight departure around 1pm on Tuesday the 13th of September 2022.