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  • CAD $632.50 – Tuition per person (min guest 2)

Location: Online

Live Session Schedule:
Saturday, June 26 & Sunday, June 27
Wednesdays, June 30, July 7 & July 14
Saturday, July 17

Tuition: $632.50 CAD per person ($1,265 CAD per couple)

Scholarships: Full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need. We prioritize Indigenous people, people of colour, people who identify as LGBTQ2IA+, youth, elders, and those who can articulate how their Hollyhock experience will support positive impact in their life and communities. A 50% refundable deposit is required (please contact us if you are unable to pay this deposit). Apply within your registration form.

Register for online program with June 25-28 Cortes Island holiday: Click here to include a holiday booking with your purchase.

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Sharing the Path for Couples at Home (Online)

With Judith Ansara & Robert Gass

June 26 - July 17, 2021

“The program reinvigorated us in love, intimacy, and joy. Even more amazing is that we continue to improve week by week by using the tools and wisdom that were shared with us. Forever grateful.” – NH & RH, Sharing the Path Participants

The magic and aliveness of our loving connection is too often lost in deadening habits, competing priorities and the pressures of daily life. Rekindle and profoundly deepen your love and partnership by learning the attitudes and skills of conscious partnership. 

This program is for you and your partner if you would like to:

  • Rekindle your romance
  • Develop skills to last a lifetime
  • Enliven your sensual connection
  • Have more fun together 
  • Choose love every day
  • Transform difficult emotions and relational patterns
  • Communicate more lovingly & effectively

Throughout the retreat, Judith and Robert will share their wisdom & experience while masterfully guiding you in practices to challenge and inspire you to break through to new possibilities and learn skills for a lifetime of good partnership and love. 

Each session will address one or more practices including:

  • Authenticity
  • Personal responsibility
  • Empathy
  • Appropriate boundaries
  • Sensuality and intimacy
  • Deep listening and skillful communication
  • Enjoying the moments of life together

As an extra benefit, several highly skilled psychotherapists who have been faculty in Judith and Robert’s programs for years are offering adjunctive coaching sessions for those who feel they would benefit from more support during the course. (Therapist fee is additional).

“We didn’t feel we needed it. But now we’re so happy to say, “Why did we live without it?” This is absolutely the best thing any committed couple could do for your relationship.” – LT & BT, Sharing the Path Participants

Who Is this for?

Sharing the Path is a retreat for couples seek greater connection, intimacy, and joy. It is equally useful for those whose relationship is basically healthy and are looking for skills and deepening, as well as for those who are currently feeling more challenged. Couples of any orientation are warmly welcomed. Please note: This retreat is not a substitute for psychotherapy for those in a rocky place.

Online Extended Format

This new non-residential program design allows you to have the same profound learning experience in the ease, comfort, and privacy of your own home. In place of a 5-day intensive, our 3-week program will provide both the deep dive you would get in a residential retreat while helping you integrate your learning into daily life. Rather than a retreat, you could consider it a couples advance! 

Over a 3-week period, you will have:

  • 3 weekend days of live sessions
  • 3 live evening sessions 
  • 3 pre-recorded video sessions to do at your convenience
  • Daily home-play practices

For our opening live June 26-27 weekend intensive, we invite you to spend the entire weekend together – either go off to a beautiful place or staycation in your own home. If you would like to book into Hollyhock on Cortes Island, we are accepting bookings for Friday June 25th – Monday June 28th. Click here to learn more about our Hollyhock getaways. You can register here to include this stay in your program.

During the live sessions, rather than spending hours starting at a screen, for much of the time you will be eye-to-eye with your partner, as we guide you in deep exchanges of mind, heart, body, and spirit. Live sessions will take place on Zoom, a video conferencing tool. You will need a device with speakers, microphone, video, and internet connection. A short tutorial for Zoom etiquette will be provided at the beginning of the program.

Schedule

Live Weekend Intensive
Saturday, June 26
8:30 – 11:30 am and 1:00 – 4:00 pm PT
(11:30 – 2:30 pm and 4:00 – 7:00 pm ET)

Sunday, June 27
9:00 – 12:00 pm and 2:00 – 4:00 pm PT
(12:00 – 3:00 pm and 4:00 – 7:00 pm ET)

Option to include a stay at Hollyhock on Cortes Island!

Live Weekly Sessions
Wednesdays, June 30, July 7, July 14
4:30 – 6:30 pm PT (7:30 – 9:30 pm ET)

Pre-recorded Sessions
On Saturdays July 3 & July 10, you will receive pre-recorded videos containing 2 hours of practices to do in your own time over the weekend.

Live Closing Session
Saturday, July 17
9:00 – 12:00 pm and 2:00 – 4:00 pm PT
(12:00 – 3:00 pm and 5:00 – 7:00 pm ET)

In addition, participants will receive an email each weekday with tips and brief practices to help you keep your connecting going on a daily basis. Plan on 15-20 minutes each day for practice.

A Walk Through the Experience

Before our first live session, you review together a pre-recorded video introduction to the program and create personal goals for your improved relationship. For the 3 weeks of the program, we also ask you to commit a minimum of 15 minutes each and every day to engage in one of our couples’ practices. Most mornings you’ll receive an email with options for getting the most out of your between-session time.

For our opening live Sat June 26 to Sun June 27 weekend, we invite you to spend the entire weekend together – either go off to a beautiful place (such as Cortes Island!) or staycation in your own home. We will be with you live 5- 6 hours each day. But far from staring at a screen, much of the time you will be sharing with your partner, as we guide you in deep exchanges of mind, heart, body and spirit.

Perhaps you’ve had experiences of going away together, feeling connected, only to lose the intimacy as you return to busy lives. In this Sharing the Path “advance,” we’ll come home with you. The next 3 Wednesday evenings we’ll rejoin you live, continuing to offer teachings and practices.

Much of what couples need is simply time dedicated to being together. So each of the following 2 Saturdays you will be asked to set aside a minimum of 2 hours over the weekend to deepen and nurture your relationship. We’ll send you a video with a special teaching for each weekend, along with options for how to enjoy and embody the lesson.

Our time together ends on the third Saturday with two more live sessions. We’ll guide you in harvesting your learning and creating new commitments to help build and sustain a lifetime of partnership and love.

Recordings

Recordings from live sessions will be made available within 72 hours (or 3 business days) to all registered participants and will be available for 60 days.

Terms & Conditions

You may find our terms & conditions here.

 

Judith and Robert recently hosted a free workshop called ‘Date Night: A Delicious Experience for Couples’. Check it out below.

Presenter

Judith Ansara & Robert Gass
Judith Ansara, MSW, and Robert Gass, EdD, are well-known teachers who integrate rich backgrounds in spiritual practice, psychology, organizational change, social action and the arts. For four decades, they have brought their work to centers such as Hollyhock, Omega and Esalen, and organizations ranging from the Sierra Club to General Motors to the Obama White House. Gifted healers and guides, they bring to their work a depth of compassion and insight forged in the living laboratory of their 50+-year marriage and work with thousands of couples.  sacredunion.com | judithansara.com | robertgass.com Read our blog on Hollyhock Talks
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