Soulful Relating Retreat

~ The Conscious Relating Weekend Retreat ~

Where Conscious Relating & Soulful Love Meet

We want a partner to love us for who we are, yet we often unconsciously hid behind the persona we thought they’d love more. 

As a result, what's now required is that we discover who we are authentically – and we heal our inner wounds and walls – because who we truly are in our human imperfection couldn’t be more attractive to men, women, and anyone anywhere on the gender spectrum.

When we don’t possess the skills, self-awareness, and trust required for sustainable romantic relationships we find ourselves staying too long in the stage of relationship that erodes our original connection, no longer in touch with our passion for each other, or the relationship, itself.

Gratefully I've led countless men and women out from beyond the walls of protection and the contrived versions of themselves they thought were more desirable, so they might discover the most attractive, powerful, and relatable versions of themselves. And each other.

I hope you'll join us.

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From the Comfort and Privacy of Your Home


Gateway to Conscious Relating

Set amidst the stunning backdrop of conscious singles and couples coming together committed to soulfully passionate relationships. This all-inclusive weekend (all questions welcome) offers a quiet respite for our hectic daily life, to explore connection, re-connection, intimacy and passion. You'll arrive at our virtual location, our interactive Zoom room, and in moments you'll experience the welcome embrace of like-minded souls on the journey to soulful passion and conscious relationships. 

Event Details

The entire Soulful Relating weekend retreat is designed to clearly show you the patterns and habits that unconsciously sabotage connection, intimacy and passion. It's meant to create a deep understanding of the foundation of intimate relationships through embodied wholeness and authentic attractiveness, leading to relationship mastery.

This powerful and transformative weekend filled with other conscious men and women, like you, will radically shift your relationship with love and intimacy.

You'll walk away with a more open heart for intimate loving and know how to step into the truth of you - knowing your capacity to give and receive love - while attracting (or re-attracting) your soulmate.


A Note to Singles

...before you meet someone amazing – turn up your confidence, your clarity, your love… and even your sexiness.

When you're still single is the time to decide that you’ll never again settle, sell yourself out, or twist yourself into a pretzel to find or keep love.

It doesn’t work if you wait to figure out all this relating “stuff” until after you’ve met your “One”.  That’s too late.  You want to bring this wisdom, skill and experience to your next date… to your next relationship rather than fumbling through those initial conversations, your first time in bed together, and even your first fight.

The Experience


On the Evening of Day 1 and most of Day 2: Leave the "Unenlightened" Baggage Behind

Your "Soulful Relating" Intensive Retreat begins with experiences and exercises designed to remove the blocks and barriers to love, intimacy, and relationship that might exist within you. You'll clear out beliefs, habits, fears, and judgments that have been limiting you from opening your heart fully to the depths of love. You'll leave behind "walls of protection" that keep you from accessing and experiencing true romantic intimacy.

Releasing all that, you'll be able to take your life, love and lovemaking to levels of intimacy you've only imagined before.


The Evening of Day 2: Healing, Forgiveness, and Repair

Coming into the evening of Day 2, whether in a relationship or not, we journey through the understanding that our freedom to love fully in the future requires the healing of our hearts through release and repair. We begin to repair the broken parts to restore our trust in love... through conscious relating. 

We start to realize that our hearts, whether masculine or feminine, all long for the same depth of love. And, we all fear the pains of loving fully. Yet through our seeing and being seen, we rediscover the innate goodness of the other and fully remember our courage to love.


Day 3: Getting Intimate

Finally, on day three, we'll dive deep into the tools, skills, and practices you need to create deep intimacy-emotional, physical, and spiritual intimacy-with a romantic partner. Plus, you'll learn our shared language of intimacy (and it's not what you think!) Finally, you'll put into practice all aspects of conscious and intimate communication so that you know how to connect at the deepest levels of your heart, reduce the number of upsets, move through inevitable challenges more quickly (with less heartache) and know exactly how heartfelt intimacy sets the stage for ecstatic lovemaking.

We'll create a space for learning, questions, conversations, and honesty between men and women as they share with each other what truly creates the most attractive, intimate, loving and passionate experiences for each other.

"I was resistant to try this retreat, very resistant, as I am coming out of a breakup and thought "what am I doing in a relationship retreat?". But, it was so powerful and taught me so much about myself and how I relate in relationship with others that I'm still processing all that I learned. And the intimacy of the gathering, the sharing, the sacred nature of the event allowed me to do some heavy looking inward and gave me hope that I will have the type of love I am seeking. I feel that this retreat can serve anyone that wants to become more intimate with themselves and others. I am so grateful that I gave it a chance, because I feel I walked away from it able to embrace my grief, my love, my self, while also shifting toward letting go. Thank you so much for all you do Joanna!"


"One of the great things about this retreat was the excellent people that were going through this with me.  Many of the men had similar experiences or were going through experiences that I had been through so we could all relate and help support each other.  This companionship of shared experiences allowed me to relax even more.  One key take-away that I had is that everything that I see and interpret is all through me. Basically, no more blaming anyone or anything for things.  I realized that things happen for a reason and it all comes down to how I react to them.  (Deep sigh...)"

~ S.

"I just experienced an awesome workshop with Joanna…  I could certainly recommend it to anyone who wants to expand their understanding of relationships and their understanding of themselves. Extremely well presented and covered a very wide range of topics.  Joanna managed to cover those topics in sufficient detail and with personal experience so that each topic became a valuable tool to allow us to analyze ourselves. I'm looking forward to a much better relationship with my wife and certainly with myself." 

~ H.

"The Soulful Relating retreat is a fabulous experience in self-discovery and how one shows up in a relationship. I am truly blessed to have been able to participate.”  

~ R.

"Going into this experience, I didn't know what to expect and was nervous. This retreat is absolutely mind blowing and the transformation that happens to you is INCREDIBLE!!!” 

~ A.

"I have done years of self-reflective work and therapy to try to free myself from the patterns that hold me back, but I had always resisted going to workshops and doing the work in a group setting like this. Now, I can honestly say that I understand the value of coming together and opening up to strangers. I was stretched well beyond my comfort zone, and I have achieved even deeper levels of personal clarity and compassion for myself than I ever imagined I would because of the wonderful space that Joanna and her team created and held for all of us throughout the weekend. I am truly grateful!"

~ J.

"I found Joanna to be highly authentic and present. She was able to stay in tune with each of the 35 participant’s needs throughout the retreat.  The exercises she led participants through were thoughtful and geared to assist participants in healing old wounds, enabling them to be fully present in current relationships.  I work as a therapist and hold a PhD in Psychology with an emphasis in  Trauma Informed Care and I highly recommend this workshop.  I will be back for more and I am sending people her way."

~ E.

"As I am a mentor to my grand daughters, I think passing on what I have learned and also encouraging them to attend a Soul Love Retreat, where they can learn first hand the importance of this information and putting it into practice in their lives. None of this was available to my generation, we learned at the school of hard knocks. To have access to a Soul Love Retreat is a gift." 


"I have been through almost all of Joanna's training as a single woman. Now that I have a wonderful man in my life, I wanted to retake the Conscious Relating retreat with him. It gave us a common language and many tools to expand and grow our relationship. We are human and communication is very difficult, so it is amazing to have guidance and coaching on improving our relating skills."

~ C.

"It is hard to find the words to describe how powerful of an experience I had at the Soulful Relating Virtual Retreat. I was amazed at the connection I felt with the other participants despite joining the retreat online. I could feel the energy shifting in my body as we were all releasing baggage that no longer served us. The other beautiful like-minded souls participating held such a loving gentle space where everyone could be safe to share their experiences. I have done many events over the years and I don't remember ever feeling such compassion and open-mindedness being part of a group... It has brought me closer to my Divine Self."

~ K.

"...Another takeaway, which I believe is probably the deepest takeaway from this class and how it benefited me was that I was able to reach a very deep level of vulnerability with myself, and my wife that I had never experienced before. In fact… I was able to release the pain that I've been carrying for 40 years in the process..."

~ J.

"I've attended Joanna's workshops in the past. I knew this was going to be a powerful event, I wasn't prepared for just how powerful. I've taken away more from this workshop than months of working on my own and with groups. She has a great ability to break things down into terms that anyone can understand. The exercises along with the group discussions created an environment for me where I felt safe to open up which enhanced my learning. I'd recommend this event to anyone!"

~ D.

"...when Joanna started facilitating, in the down to earth way that she does, the anxiety that I came in with dropped… You got to be in small groups, you got to be in large groups, you got to do some solo work, and the whole thing was just masterfully guided. You are in good hands with Joanna. She's clearly done her work. I would say if somebody's on the fence about this, if for some reason you're feeling ambivalent… the part of you that is curious, in this case, go with it. Because what you're going to experience is not just a conventional retreat, not just some retreat. This is really cream of the crop stuff. …It is well worth the risk. There is everything to gain and nothing to lose… and you will thank yourself. You just will." 

~ R.

"Joining the Soulful Relating Retreat was one of the best decisions I could have made along my personal self-love journey. The activities allowed me to free myself of heavy past hurts and move forward in a gentle way while growing in my understanding of myself. Through the retreat, I have met many amazing individuals who share the desire to move forward in love and light throughout their life, but mostly I was reunited with my authentic self that was dying to show her face again after years of suppression and misunderstanding"

~ J.

"I was surprised that usually when you do this kind of work, it's generally all women. There were men in the room too, and everybody was searching to deepen… It was the most loving, amazing environment I think I've ever been to and I have done a lot of personal growth work over the years. I can tell you that Joanna is a brilliant facilitator…  I deepened my trust, not only in myself, but other people. So that was a big surprise. I didn't know that was all going to happen in one weekend… It felt like I had done years of letting go, years of letting go, and a new opening and a space for a new possibility."

~ R.

The Soulful Relating Weekend Retreat

Where Soul Love and Soul Partnerships Ignite… How to have Deep Intimacy and Ecstatic Love

September 27-29, 2024

Virtual - Globally Around the World




September 27-29, 2024

Virtually around the World


*late registration $697 after Sept. 26th

What's Included: 

2.5 Days of Experiential and Interactive Transformation

3-hour Paving the Way to Soul Love Training to prep for your retreat

60-minute Private Igniting Soul Experience with Joanna

Bring a Friend or Partner for Free

Have any questions?

FAQs below

Call us at +1 303-956-2796

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(Spaces are limited)


P.P.S. Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions about the Retreat:

Can I attend part of the weekend?
It's important for you to attend the whole retreat.  Once we start on Friday night, we'll create a conscious container for everyone to feel comfortable, exploring these important topics of love and intimacy in a conscious and honoring way. Additionally, each topic builds on the previous so you'll want to be present for the entire event.


What are the starting and ending times each day?

We kick-off the Soulful Relating Retreat Friday evening at 6:00 pm MT / 8:00 pm ET and finish about 9:00 pm MT / 11 pm ET.  (Zoom Login begins at 5:50 pm MT).  Saturday we'll start at 9 am MT / 11 am ET and finish at approximately 8:30 pm MT / 10:30 pm ET. (We'll take lunch and dinner breaks that day.)  Sunday we'll start at 9 am MT / 11 am ET and finish about 5 pm MT / 7 pm ET.


Where is the Soulful Relating Retreat held? 

This Soulful Passion Retreat will be held virtually online via Zoom Video Conference. You will receive access details after you register.


I am concerned with attending the virtual retreat and being online all weekend? 

I can assure you that these retreats are highly interactive with opportunities to work in pairs and small groups, as you desire.  We also take lots of breaks and have many experiences to keep the energy high.  Past participants who had this concern but decided to attend anyway were shocked at how fast the weekend flew by, how deep their transformation was, and how connected a global online group could become.


Does this virtual retreat really work?  

Our virtual retreats are at least as powerful, if not more powerful, than our in person retreats.  You might wonder how they could be more powerful, and I can't explain it scientifically, but I've seen it consistently over the years.  The hypothesis I hold is that the safety and comfort of being in your own home allows the experiences and the connections to go even deeper.  The virtual events are truly extraordinary.  Here is what past virtual participants have shared:

"Amazing retreat! It was a second go-round for me and it was virtual this time so I wondered how she was going to pull this off and if I would really get any benefit. The weekend was a huge success... It was as if we started Friday evening and the next thing I knew it was over..."

"I honestly was surprised to feel SO much even through a screen."

"I honestly would love doing another virtual retreat."

"...the depth of connection between each of us was palpable despite the geographical distance between us..."


I'm single, is this retreat for me?  or I'm in a relationship, is this retreat for me?
Absolutely - it's for both singles and couples.  We usually have about 70% singles and 30% couples and that mix provides for wonderful learning, sharing and support.


I'm in a relationship, what if my partner isn't interested and doesn't want to participate?
Not to worry - the systems, tools, and ways of being that you will learn will still contribute greatly to your relationship… It only takes one to create change for both.


Will I have to work with other people?  Will I have to share?
No and… this retreat offers a safe environment for everyone to practice the very skills that make a relationship successful.  You don't have to step outside your comfort zone, but I'll encourage it because your comfort zone isn't where the relationship you desire or the change you seek happens.  Of course, you get to choose when, and if, you'd like to share or participate in any exercises.


I haven't had a relationship in years - is it too late?
It's never too late to love.  I've had people from their 20's to their 80's attend my events.  No matter your age, you will learn to step into your authentic self so that you can most easily attract (or re-attract) your "one".


I'm scared to open my heart again.
I honor you and I'm very sensitive to the pain you may have from previous relationships.  Trust that there will be others who are also feeling that ache.  I will be there to gently guide you… to hold your heart… and maybe even your hand… so you can find yourself opening to trust again.


Will this work for me?
The Soulful Relating Retreat is the kind of retreat where people say, "Wow, I didn't know what I didn't know."  It opens their eyes to the power and possibility of love and intimacy.  It reignites hope and gives you the wisdom and practice you need to connect with your soulmate and create a soul partnership.


What is the Love Team and how do I join it?

The Love Team is the group of men and women who register to participate in the retreat again and choose to expand their learning and enhance their experience by providing additional support to those who are participating for the first time.  This support includes helping with logistics, balancing out exercises and groups, and simply adding a loving presence to our space.  You must be a graduate of the Activating Soul Love program to join the Love Team.  If you would like to be part of the Love Team for this retreat, email us at


I have another question you didn't cover, how do I get an answer?
Questions are normal, please send them to and we'll get back to you right away!

Meet your host for the "Soulful Relating Retreat"


The Soul Love Mentor


Joanna Shakti, The Soul Love Mentor and founder of Ecstatic Intimacy®, is smart, sexy, and a little bit spicy. You can’t miss her passion and warm playful style that both entertains and inspires. No other person on the planet possesses the experience, expertise and ability to transform lives in quite the way Joanna does. She, artfully and professionally, mixes male-female dynamics, leadership training, spiritual awakening, engineering, and even Tantra, along with a whole lot of love, to lead singles and couples who hunger for deeper love and more intimate pleasure to find and create soul-to-soul relationships where love runs deep and passion stays hot.


Ecstatic Ecstasy - Where Heart and Sex Unite and Spirit Leads

"We forget the privilege it is to place our hands, our lips, our bodies upon another body. The deepest ecstasy demands your deepest presence, your true reverence to the sacred one before you. Only when you bring your whole heart united with your soul may you enter into divine union with another."


~Joanna Shakti