Hawaii Couples Retreat


Hawaii Couples Retreat


Led by Joyce and Barry Vissell


place to be announced soon

February 10-17, 2019


Online Registration for our workshops

Call 831.684.2299 for available space and more information


Once a year, we go all out for couples. During these 7 days in Hawaii, you will not only open to more love and connection you thought possible, but you will have enough time to integrate these positive changes into your lives back home. We focus on seeing our partner with new eyes, healing dysfunctional patterns, communication of feelings, enhancing the sexual relationship, and practicing loving appreciation. We have couple meditations, inspiring music, laughter and thrilling sight-seeing – in short, an extraordinary heart-opening experience for you and your partner in a tropical paradise setting. Open to committed couples of any sexual orientation.

What you will learn:  

  • Tools for deeper appreciation
  • Communication building (including healthy communication of feelings)
  • Our partner as a mirror (working with positive as well as negative projections)
  • Understanding and respecting each other’s differences
  • The power of vulnerabilitiy
  • Conflict resolution
  • Healing past hurts
  • Sexual wellness
  • Refilling the cup of love
  • Developing a true inner connection

    Typical Daily Schedule:


    7:30-8:30 Breakfast

    9:30-12 or 12:30 Workshop

    12-1 Lunch

    1-4 Break (some days, group outings and/or free time last until dinner)

    4-6:30 Workshop

    6-7:30 Dinner

    7:30-9:30 Evening Group Meeting




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    2018 Happy Couples -- The retreat ended with a wedding!



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    Sometimes, we get to take the group to see Madame Pele at her finest!! The massive "firehose" flow on the right was our 2017 treat.

    Details:   Call 831.684.2299 for available space and more information

    The retreat begins Sunday, Feb 10, with dinner at 6pm, followed by an orientation and beginning session at 7:30pm. We will hold dinner for late arrivals with advanced notice.

    The retreat ends Sunday, Feb 17, after breakfast (served 8-9am) because usually a number of couples must catch flights home. However, lunch is included in the package for those who can stay.

    Rental Cars: You may enjoy a car for yourselves to sample what Hawaii has to offer. Rental cars are significantly cheaper if you rent in town (Kona or Hilo) rather than at the airport. Kona often has cheaper and more direct flights. If you want to save money, you may be able to share a rental car with another couple. Let us know if you are interested in this.

    Tuition (per couple): $1950. ($2100 after Jan 2) Call for scholarships or payment plans. Room and Board rates (per couple) include 7 nights lodging and 21 gourmet meals (with vegetarian options) from dinner on Sunday through lunch on Sunday. Rates not available yet.

    Registration:  Please use on-line registration button on top or bottom of this page, but we prefer that you pay by check, payable to the “Shared Heart Foundation” and sent to: PO Box 2140, Aptos, CA 95001. Please register as soon as possible to guarantee room and flight availability (great web fares are available if you persist).

    Deposit: $300. 50% refundable until Dec 1. Non-refundable after Dec 1.

    Refund Policy: Cancellations within 3 weeks of the retreat forfeit room and board rates. Non-emergency cancellations within 1 week of the retreat forfeit room, board, and tuition.



    Couples in Paradise Workshop & Retreat




    Online Registration for our workshops


     Call 831.684.2299 for available space and more information





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