(If you are looking for the Conscious Relating Retreat – you are in the right place! We’re making a name change.)
(If you are looking for the Conscious Relating Retreat – you are in the right place! We’re making a name change.)
If any of these descriptions sound like your life… you’re not alone.
Whether you’re looking for your soulmate… or you’re married to him/her…
Whether your love and intimate life feels great… or it’s needing a romantic restart…
Let’s get you on your way to authentic living, loving and lovemaking.
You’re invited to…
Here’s the thing… Don’t you hate it when Google maps takes you the wrong way? Do you end up grumpy because the GPS took you out of your way and it took longer to get where you wanted to go? If you’re like most men and women, you weren’t given a roadmap to love and the “map” you made up in your head is filled with wrong turns, dead ends, and one way streets. That map has likely taken you to places you never intended to visit in relationship. Instead of taking you on all of the most scenic and exquisite highways of love and passion, you’ve probably spent too much time on the unpaved, ugly detours, thinking, “How the heck did I get here?!”
Does it seem like your map leads to heart ache and heart break instead of “Happily Ever After”?
That’s why love has hurt so much…
Thanks to popular media and culture, recent decades have been completely confusing for men and women when it comes to love and relationships.
Men in our culture have been both rewarded and criticized for being sensitive, soft, and emotional.
Yes… soft and sensitive are great qualities in a man, as long as he never trades off his authentic presence, potency, and purpose in order to be that way.
If you’re like so many of the men I work with, you feel like you can’t win. It seems like you’re judged as either too assertive or too soft. You want to be powerful, but you want to be nice too, and you never want to be a jerk.
You’re left feeling confused and frustrated… and maybe even at a loss to create the life you know you can have… from business to bed… and everywhere in between.
At the same time, women learned to be strong, powerful, and never show vulnerability or weakness.
Again, these are fantastic qualities, but when these are rules and “shoulds” rather than authentic personal truths, they leave many women exhausted, lonely, and longing…wondering, “Where are all the great men?”
The problem is we’ve made equal mean same, and that kind of equality kills passion. That kind of independence builds barriers.
You’re invited to…
20 years ago, my 4-year marriage to “Prince Charming” ended in divorce. After that I went through relationship after relationship after relationship. They were all good in some ways, they just never had the deep love and passion I craved…
I often asked, “Where are all the strong men?”
On the most frustrating days, I asked,
“Why do I keep meeting all the sexually repressed men?”
Years later, I finally got it.
It was never them. It was me.
I realized the very same thing that was the source of my strength, power, independence and success was also destroying my relationships.
I was climbing the corporate ladder, beating out the boys in the High-Tech and Oil Gas industries
I was tough, smart, and strong. It made me great friends and colleagues with men, but romantically unattractive…
I thought I was being exactly what men wanted (and, truthfully, what I thought would keep me safe) and it was the exact opposite. I still didn’t trust men and I repelled the very men that most lit my fire. Errr! My so-called “best self” actually pushed away the men I desired.
I was left with lots of tears and lonely nights.
It happens the same way for men… it just looks different.
I’ll come right out and say it—women don’t want the “bad boy.”
Women want a man that they can trust and rely on, a man who knows who he is
and what he stands for… AND who has an open heart.
(Women are definitely done with the emotionally unavailable men.)
So what’s the problem?
Men, in your sensitive heart-felt attempts to make a woman happy, you actually frustrated her, and maybe even hurt her.
I know that sounds ridiculous… but let me explain.
The problem is… as women stepped into their power and took more “control.” Men, you still wanted to make her happy, so you honored her new “power.” You let her take the “lead” and she got pissed off because she felt like now she had to “do it all!” Simultaneously, she forgot how to receive and you forgot how to be direct, decisive, and assertive. (Which by the way, turns her on.)
This hot-cold, happy-sad, push-pull dynamic drives you crazy and, more importantly, it makes you feel as if you’ll never get it right.
It’s a no-win setup for failure.
And when you can’t get it right… you can’t make her happy… you leave.
Breakup. Heartbreak. Divorce.
Women have been there and done that to you. I’ve done it to men. It’s time for us to heal this pain and reunite the genders and reignite the sparks.
As a man, your part of the healing actually happens when you reclaim and honor the man you are – all of your potency, power and passion. I know this might sound scary in light of the #MeToo fallout, but because you are here reading this, I know you have what it takes to be a leader in this change. I know you have the capacity to embody the healthy conscious masculine that the world needs now… if you’re willing to step up and step outside your comfort zone.
Ladies, I’ll come right out and say it here too – men want to be your hero.
And you don’t let them. And, you miss out on the attention, affection and generosity your crave.
If you’re like the millions of professional, successful, attractive women out there struggling in their relationships, you’re probably independent, strong, and totally reliable. And, you’re probably tired… even exhausted.
You might imagine that accepting help, or worse yet asking for help, makes you somehow weak or needy… You couldn’t be more wrong.
Women… you’ve gotta give men a chance… I’m not talking about the ones who don’t stand up for themselves or you. I’m talking about the good guys… the men that adore you… the ones who want to take care of you. Very specifically, I’m talking about the ones that are working overtime trying to make you happy.
If you’re like I was, and like so many of the women I work with, you’ve become so strong and “do-it-yourself” that you never actually let a man in.
You’ve become blind to the gifts of men… the heroes they actually are.
It just might be time to let down that protective shell, relax, trust again… and receive again… Yes you.
I tell the women I work with…. The mantra of a single frustrated woman is “No… no… I’ve got it.” The mantra of a happy in love woman is “Thank you,” spoken as she receives the contributions of great men!
Women, I know all of this can feel much easier said than done.
Men and women have different maps to love and we pretend we don’t. John Gray was right. We speak different languages.
Relationship journeys can lead to ecstasy or they can lead to agony and defeat, depending on which route you take. Have you felt like you’ve seen “Wrong Way. Go Back” signs along the way? Did you follow the signs or did you keep going anyway?
If your route is filled with potholes, speed bumps, traffic circles, and detours because of unconscious limiting beliefs, judgments and bad habits… it’s really hard to find and ignite love in the first place… and even harder to have it last.
And it doesn’t have to be that way.
This powerful and transformative weekend, filled with conscious men and women (single and partnered), like you, will radically transform your relationship with love, intimacy and ecstasy.
You’ll finish the weekend with a more open heart for intimate loving… and you’ll know how to ignite chemistry, attraction and passion in kisses, conversations, and lovemaking. You’ll discover exactly how to create a soulful relationship that’s on fire with love and ecstasy and you’ll see, hear, feel and know how to keep those fires burning over the years of loving!
On the Evening of Day 1 and the Morning 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.
Day 2 Afternoon:
Ecstatic & Sexy Men & Women
On the afternoon of day two, you’ll get completely clear on your masculine or feminine sexual essences. You’ll literally practice walking, talking, and standing in your true nature. And, along the way, you’ll get plenty of great personalized feedback. The feminine will inspire the masculine to step into its presence, mojo, passion, and confidence. The masculine will help the feminine step into its grace, presence, radiance, and confidence.
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. We’ll explore the differences between how men and women communicate so that you can learn how to “translate” our different languages. 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, intimacy, loving and passionate experiences for each other.
The entire Soulful Relating weekend is designed to wake up the ecstatically authentic you — the most romantic, intimate, and passionate you — so you can ignite and experience the deepest love and truest passion.
“I just experienced an awesome workshop with Joanna… Conscious Relating. 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.” ~ Heike
“Frankly I’ve been to a lot of workshops and I was thinking this was going to be another typical workshop. I’ll tell you, if there are any thoughts, by all means go. There are a couple of processes that certainly cut to the quick. There aren’t a lot of words, but there are a lot of processes that really drove home a lot of issues that I’ve been dealing with for a long time. If there is anything I can say, if you’re single, in a relationship, by yourself whatever. It’s certainly life changing” ~ Patrick
“This has just been the most fantastic weekend. I had a brilliant time. I was so scared initially about coming, because as with all women, and people, I have issues which I wanted to hide and didn’t want to go into. I found that Joanna’s gentle and loving ways just brought things to the surface naturally. Everything was so opening. It helped me to just find my center and heal, which is really what this is all about for me. It was such an enjoyable wonderful weekend. I made some more brilliant friends that I know I will have forever. More to the point, I made friends with myself and now have a real connection that I couldn’t quite get before. There’s something about this work that is so opening, touches so deeply that I really recommend it to anyone who is thinking along the lines of opening into relationship. It really was wonderful. Thank you Joanna. Anyone else, please come and do this for your sake, and for the sake of the planet, and for all of us.” ~ Jan
“I wanted to express my deepest gratitude to Joanna for putting on this Conscious Relating workshop which was very moving… such an empowering workshop. I know it’s going to immensely impact my relationship with my wife who took the course with me. It was a wonderful time together. We have lots of things to put together and learn and grow with … with this wonderful information about how men and women think differently, behave differently, see things differently, yet how beautifully we complement each other when we are just open to that. My sincere and deepest gratitude to Joanna and this work.“ ~ Chris
NOW is the time – before you meet someone amazing – to turn up your confidence, your clarity, your love… and even your sexiness. Now 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. (Plus, when you show up as a soul partner… you’ll attract a soul partner!)
During your session, you’ll get totally clear on what’s really been holding you back in love and intimacy. You’ll identify your personal path of Soul Love and the best next steps for you to take so you can have a relationship filled with authenticity, intimacy, and ecstasy … so you can enjoy the life, love, and lovemaking that you desire! (Value $497) . You’ll get an email with all the details you need to immediately schedule your session on my calendar when you register for the Retreat.
Are you wondering… is this Soulful Relating Retreat right for me? This weekend is designed specifically for you if…
This weekend is designed for singles, couples, and individuals in relationships whose partners prefer not to participate in trainings and events.
Spaces are limited. This Retreat has SOLD OUT in the past.
So register now to save your space at this powerful, safe, fully-clothed and respectable retreat…
A friend joins you for free at the Soulful Relating Retreat! (You don’t need to bring a friend if you don’t want to and you don’t need to know who your friend is right now. You can register him or her later. I do suggest that you register now to save your spot, so that your attendance is guaranteed!)
* Bring-a-friend bonus available to first-time registrants only and while spaces are available.
I look forward to seeing you there…
I know the pain and challenge of love and intimacy… I know what it’s like to feel frustrated, alone, and even hopeless…
I’ve blamed me… I’ve blamed men… I thought I wasn’t enough…
I cried tears of loneliness. I got angry and said things I wish I hadn’t.
It doesn’t have to be that way when it comes to love and intimacy.
If your heart… your soul… is hungry for real love and intimate passion… even if the thought scares you. (It scared me. Most of us have some resistance to the unknown… and the realm of true conscious relating, ecstatic intimacy, and soul partnership is a big unknown for most of us.)
That’s why I’m here… to shine a light on the power, potential, and ecstatic pleasure of the union of body, heart and soul in love.
Join me in Denver and together we’ll ignite YOUR body, heart and soul.
Spaces in the Retreat are extremely limited, as many are already registered. Also, my calendar will fill up quickly delaying your private bonus Session.
So register now to ensure you get a spot at the retreat and first dibs on my calendar.
Questions are always welcome. Email me at [email protected] or call 303-956-2796.
See you soon!
With love, light and ecstasy,
P.S. Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions about the Soulful Relating Retreat:
Can I attend part of the weekend?
I’m afraid not. 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.
What are the starting and ending times each day?
We kick-off the Soulful Relating Retreat Friday night at 6:30. (Registration opens at 6 pm). Saturday we’ll start at 9 am and finish at approximately 9:30 pm. (We’ll take lunch and dinner breaks that day.) Sunday we’ll start at 9 am and finish about 5 pm.
Where is the Soulful Relating Retreat held?
The Retreat will be held at a hotel in the Denver area. We will be announcing it soon. Once announced, we will have a special discounted room rate at the hotel. If you’re traveling in from out of town, the hotel is about 15-30 minutes from the airport with several transportation options.
If I live locally do I need to stay at the hotel?
If you live locally you are welcome to commute from home each day, if you would like. Alternatively, staying at the hotel can give you a chance to immerse yourself in the retreat without any distractions.
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 and you always get to choose your partner for 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.
I have another question you didn’t cover, how do I get an answer?
Questions are normal, please send them to [email protected] and we’ll get back to you right away!