(Posted in 2020. Many have asked: WILL WE LEAD INTIMACY RETREATS AGAIN? Our answer: Who knows what the future holds? For now, and perhaps forever, you can experience the Intimacy Retreat via Video, which is the next best thing to being there!)
“Three more” announces that a change is coming. Rather than stopping abruptly, it provides an opportunity to focus more fully on the final three whatevers that you’re engaged in. Sort of like a one-minute warning in sports or other activities. It invites your attention – no more time for distractions.
Right now, in August 2020, Richard & I are publicly announcing “three more.” We are going to lead only three more Intimacy Retreats (all via Zoom) and then… We are taking a pause from teaching. So… three more!
Long ago, in 1990, we dreamed of creating a business in a beautiful location that would keep us in the company of loving couples. We left New York City and traveled to Costa Rica to explore the possibility of creating a couples’ resort. We found suitable beachfront property (and if you know us, you know how we LOVE ocean views!)
But we decided that not speaking Spanish and and not having construction experience would seriously hamper this project.
We instead returned to the U.S. with a commitment to find a different way to help couples celebrate and enhance their relationships. We wished we could “bottle” our happiness so that others could experience the love that we had found for ourselves. At that time, there were few resources for couples.
We created something called “The Couples Project” without knowing what it would look like. (Still have business cards!)
We experimented with some ideas. I (Diana) thought that shared meditation would be great for couples. Richard didn’t like sitting still and had trouble staying awake, so that didn’t seem to be a direction to go in.
When we realized that sexual practices could provide a powerful spiritual experience, Richard’s attention became decidedly more focused!
And I was also delighted. Our intimacy – both in and out of the bedroom – deepened.
Our own relationship continued to consciously grow through skills we learned, through study of Tantra and other trainings. We realized that we had something special that we could share with others in a teaching format.
At first, we accepted only one couple at a time. (We still offer “private retreats.”)
As our Tantra Tai Chi program developed, we found that we could lead a group of couples all at the same time, and the “Intimacy Retreats” took off.
Our book, Tantric Sex for Busy Couples, was published. We were now able to share our teaching with thousands of couples who might never show up at an Intimacy Retreat.
For the last 23 years, we have led workshops here in Siesta Key, as well as in numerous Florida and other U.S. locations, and in Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico… Beautiful and romantic locations, mostly at beach resorts.