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private relationship retreats

We are pleased to feature local retreats, seminars, and events unique to Orcas Island. Let us know if you would like to be featured with Orcas Events Promotions. Check out our current features below!

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"When our daughter decides to get married, our wedding gift to her and her chosen will be a week-end at one of the Gottmans' Couples' Workshops. I can think of no better way to give a couple a good send-off on their marriage."
- J.G., Kent, WA

Introducing a positive gift for engaged couples, for your partner on an anniversary, or just because it is so rewarding to enhance the most important relationship in your life...

Drs. John and Julie Gottman are now offering exclusive two-day Couples' Retreats in their seaside home on beautiful Orcas Island, as they transition to full time residency! For 14 years, the Gottmans have presented this research-based information in larger workshops for nearly 10,000 couples who have come from around the world to enrich and restore relationships.

The intimate setting supports individualized, special attention; including lectures, science-based information, role plays by the Gottmans, discussions, and exercises done just with your partner. Educate yourself with research-based skills for deepening intimacy, managing conflicts, and enhancing your sense of shared meaning; all in a private, comfortable, and beautiful living room setting or garden overlooking the sea. You will not be pressured to disclose anything publicly.

Now you can enhance your relationship while having a world-class romantic holiday.

Upcoming Couples' Retreats – (registration is now open)

  • March 26-27, 2016
  • April 30-May 1, 2016
  • June 17-18, 2016
  • July 22-23, 2016
  • September 3-4, 2016
  • October 29-30, 2016

About Drs. John & Julie Gottman

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