The Art of Relationship Intimacy – Couples Retreat


Are you ready to find more sexual satisfaction? Enjoy Joshua Tree, CA and learn how to live in a deeper, more connected place at this vitalizing workshop led by licensed psychotherapist and sexuality and relationship expert Tammy Nelson, PhD. Tammy draws on years of clinical work and research on relationships, communication, eroticism and passion to create an empowering weekend where you will discover how to bring spiritual, emotional, and erotic growth into your life.


Find Intimacy for Your Self, Your Partner, and the World

with Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. on March 1-3, 2024

in Joshua Tree, California

Contact us for Info – Space is Limited; Early Reg ends Jan 31

Included in this weekend retreat for $2400: 2 nights of lodging, tuition as a couple, drinks and meals, and excursions, plus 18 seminar hours CEs for professionals. (Ask for details.)

(Prices are available upon request for extended retreat and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. March 3-5)

Congratulations on pursuing something that almost all couples need and many want, and few have the courage to complete.

Dealing with issues in your relationship doesn’t have to mean complicated communication breakdowns or conflicts that end in arguments. You don’t have to sleep on the couch or go for long nights without intimate connection.

It’s time for an intimacy intervention. This couples retreat can remind you why you chose each other. It can increase the love and passion you have for each other.

A couples retreat will create dramatic and long-lasting shifts in your relationship. Wherever you are in your relationship, this couples retreat will help you both walk away more satisfied and closer to joy than ever before.

Using the Integrative Relationship Therapy method developed by Dr Tammy Nelson who has over 30 years of experience working with couples, you will use enhanced listening, intimate and empathic dialogue, sexuality counseling techniques and other interventions designed to dramatically shift your relationship.

The relationship retreat is an intensive time away from your daily life to help you through a crisis or resolve the day-to-day problems in your partnership. You will focus on the unique issues in your relationship and create new pathways to communication and leave with skills to to follow up at home.

You will learn:

  • what it takes to express your needs, share your desires, and improve your erotic life.
  • to access your fantasy life and feel comfortable sharing with a loving partner.
  • how your fantasies are formed and why you desire what you do
  • to increase pleasure, give pleasure, and receive pleasure that works for you
  • the definition of sexual empathy and how this influences your spiritual life
  • the difference between spiritual mate, companion, and erotic partner
  • the consequence of chosen monogamy and the anthropological effect on eroticism
  • the meaning of the monogamy continuum and how to rewrite a monogamy agreement
  • to understand sexual generosity and how to communicate in a way that reignites passion

This class is appropriate for couples and individuals looking to improve their erotic lives as well as therapists & health care professionals who want to learn to work with eroticism and spirituality.

NOTE: All sharing in this workshop is optional, there is no nudity or sexual contact between participants during the workshop. This workshop is a safe space run by a trained and licensed psychotherapist and certified sex therapist with over 30 years of experience.


Re-inspire your passion for life in this unique, inspiring two-day retreat.

Ketamine Assisted Relational Therapy March 4-6, 2024 – Optional Extension

($1200 each or $2400 per couple*)

The Ketamine Assisted Relational Therapy retreat with Tammy Nelson, PhD is a two day, three night experience for couples or individuals.

(Your Art of Intimacy Couples retreat can be extended to include two days and three nights of Ketamine Assisted Relational Therapy KAP Retreat for couples.) (KARP)

You can experience the retreat and its benefits by yourself or with a partner. Relational awareness, insight, understanding, joy and aliveness are yours in this deep and healing work. Ketamine has been proven to help heal depression, anxiety and trauma. However, it works best when accompanied by Integration therapy. We will work together to process your intentions, and you will be guided through two ketamine journeys over the two-day retreat. We will have ample time for integration and discussion and you will have space to journal and capture the experience for yourself. A post-integration session is included with the cost of the retreat, via zoom, after the retreat.

Check-in: You will check in Monday morning (or stay Sunday night and begin Monday morning if you have been at the Couples retreat all weekend) and leave Wednesday morning. (see below).

Cost: The two-day/three night Ketamine Assisted Relational Therapy (KARP) Retreat is $1200 per person or $2400 per couple. This includes two days of workshop, three nights of lodging, all food and drink, and a follow-up integration session with Tammy.

Medicine information: A separate additional charge is payable directly to the medical provider for your Intake/assessment and Ketamine prescription. She charges $360 each and does the intake over the phone and the cost includes a follow-up after the workshop. She will send your prescription directly to a pharmacy. The charge for your ketamine is paid by you directly to the pharmacy and varies depending on the dose. Your evaluation should be completed by mid-February if you plan on attending the March workshop in Joshua Tree.

Pharmacy: The meds need to be picked up at the pharmacy by you or mailed to you directly in California. If you are not in the state of California, I will pick up your medication. You will need to bring the meds to the retreat. To get the best quality of rapid dissolving tabs from Koshland Pharmacy in SF, you will need to leave at least one week for them to arrive after the provider submits the prescription. Which means you need to have your appointment by February 15th with the provider to guarantee delivery.

By invite only: The KARP retreat portion of the workshop is very unique and all attendees are hand selected. The KARP retreat will be intimate enough for you to get the most out of the experience. We are appy to have you if it seems like good timing for you to experience this tranformative journey.

For more information on housing options and to pay the deposit, see below.

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Monday, March 4th 10:00 am  -8:00 pm

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Intention Circle

12:00-pm-12:30 pm – break

12:30-1:00 pm – meet with provider

1:00 pm-4:00 pm – Journey

4:00 pm-7:00 pm – Break

7:00 pm- 8:00 pm Integration

Tuesday, March 5th, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

10:00am – 11:00am – Integration Circle

11:00 am-2:00 pm – journey

2:00-4:00 pm – break

4:00-6:00 integration

6:00 pm- 8:00 pm Check out

Room check-out is 8 pm

Tuesday evening- Additional Night available –

10:00 am Check out – Wednesday, March 6th

Actual schedules and venues may vary; please confirm upon check-in.


Additional information


Couple Retreat + Accommodations, Individual Retreat + Accommodations, KAP couple, KAP individual, Retreat, Retreat + accommodations, Deposit


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