Wired for Love

Couples Retreat to Create a Secure-Functioning Relationship
June 24-27, 2021

BOONE, NC

Stan Tatkin and Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin

Stan Tatkin and Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin

June 24-27, 2021
Tuition:
$455
Add 3 nights of lodging and meals.
June 24-27, 2021
June 27, 2021 12:00 pm
Retreat Type
Family & RelationshipsFamily & Relationships
Professional Development & TrainingsProfessional Development & Trainings
Retreat Goals
Better RelationshipsBetter Relationships

Description

“People are complex,” says Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, clinician, teacher, and developer of the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT). “We don’t come with manuals that explain and automate the process of getting along.”

Even if we did, we aren’t robots: what works for one person or relationship won’t necessarily work for another. Nor does it work to fly blind, as many couples do, and expect relationships to fall simply into place.

PACT changes everything. Developed based on cutting-edge research in neuroscience, attachment theory, and nervous-system arousal, this PACT-inspired workshop offers you an understanding of the basic principles that make a relationship successful.

During this fun and interesting weekend of teaching, interactive exercises, and experimenting, you and your partner will:

  • Learn specific ways to create a successful relationship together
  • Identify one another’s attachment styles
  • Read body language and recognize triggered states
  • Understand how to manage conflict and integrate mind and body to build a secure-functioning relationship

Begin to construct a personalized owner’s manual for your relationship.
Stan and Tracey will explain the fundamental biological realities of human bonding and reveal the psychobiological particulars of each one of us. As a result, you will come to understand how you and your partner really work.

The tools you will be shown are invaluable and ready to use immediately in your relationship. Don’t miss this interactive retreat for everyone interested in relationship success and long-term happiness.

This workshop welcomes couples of all genders and sexual orientations.

CE Hours Available

This course has been approved for 15 CE hours for qualified behavioral health professionals. This class is approved for 10 CEUs for AASECT certification and for CSCT hours. These AASECT CEUs are qualified CEs for NASW and APA in most states. Please contact your local certifying organization for detailed information. To purchase, ($30), click HERE. For questions or concerns regarding CE, please email Ginny Paige on [email protected]

Testimonials

Presenter

Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin

Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin

Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin, PhD, has served as the director of various philanthropic family foundations over the last three decades. In addition to her leadership roles, she has been involved at the ground level of humanitarian efforts worldwide. This sensitivity to family systems helps guide her work as co-executive of the PACT Institute. Together with her husband, Stan Tatkin, the developer of PACT, Tracey travels nationally and internationally to facilitate the training of mental-health professionals, as well as co-leading couple’s retreats. thepactinstitute.com

Stan Tatkin

Stan Tatkin

Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, is a clinician, author, PACT developer, and co-founder of the PACT Institute. 

Dr. Tatkin teaches at UCLA, maintains a private practice in Southern California, and leads PACT programs in the US and internationally. He is the author of We Do, Wired for Dating, Wired for Love, Your Brain on Love, Relationship RX, and co-author of Love and War in Intimate RelationshipsDr. Tatkin is on the board of directors of Lifespan Learning Institute and serves as an advisory board member of Relationships First, a nonprofit organization founded by Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt. stantatkin.com and thepactinstitute.com

Rooms & Pricing

All options include daily vegetarian meals from dinner on the night of check-in through lunch on the day of checkout. (Rates below are per person.)

Private Hotel Room

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$270/Night/Per Person

The private hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, a private bath, and complimentary high-speed WiFi.

Shared Hotel Room (2 People)

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$214/Night/Per Person
The shared hotel room features either a king bed or two full beds, a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, private bath, and complimentary high-speed WiFi.

As a precautionary measure, shared housing options are available for friends and family only. If you are coming alone, please book either a Private Hotel or Private Retreat Room.

Private Retreat Room

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$225/Night/Per Person

The private retreat room has twin beds, a private bath, and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi.

Shared Retreat Room (2 People)

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$185/Night/Per Person

The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath, and complimentary high-speed WiFi.

As a precautionary measure, shared housing options are available for friends and family only. If you are coming alone, please book either a Private Hotel or Private Retreat Room.

Shared Retreat Room (3 People)

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$162/Night/Per Person
The shared retreat room has twin beds, a private bath, and complimentary high-speed WiFi.

As a precautionary measure, shared housing options are available for friends and family only. If you are coming alone, please book either a Private Hotel or Private Retreat Room.

Schedule

Wired for Love

September 24–27

Your Program Session Times (subject to change)

Thursday  7:30-9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday  9:15 am–12:15 pm and 2:00–5:00 pm
Sunday  8:30 am–11:30 am (Room check-out is 11:00 am; luggage can be held at Reception.)

General Information

Arrival Day
4:00 pm Check-in begins; Rooms are ready by 4:00 pm, but if you arrive early we will hold your luggage at Reception.
6:00–7:00 pm Dinner
7:00–7:20 pm Guest Orientation Session (Venue: Dining Hall)

Mealtimes
7:30–9:30 am Breakfast
12:00–2:00 pm Lunch (included on your departure day)
6:00–7:30 pm Dinner

Optional Activities

Apart from the activities in your program schedule, we offer the following optional complementary activities. (Please join only if your program schedule permits.)

7:30–8:30 am
Hatha Yoga Class | Gita Hall; during program dates only.

9:45–10:45 am and 4:15–5:15 pm
Hatha Yoga Class | Sattva Studio

11:00 am–12:00 pm
Mind and Meditation Session | Sattva Studio

1:30–2:00 pm
Yoga Nidra | Sattva Studio; Saturdays and Sundays only.

2:00–3:15 pm
Property Tour | Starts at Reception; Saturdays only.

1:30–2:30 pm and 3:00–4:00 pm
Guided Nature Walk | Starts at Reception; Saturdays only.

5:30–6:00 pm
Guided Meditation Session | Sattva Studio

7:30–8:15 pm
Meditative Chant/Kirtan | Gita Hall

8:30–10:00 pm
Bonfire | Below Veda 2 Weather permitting; Saturdays only.

Optional Activities with Additional Fees

To ensure a space, please register for  these activities by calling 800-392-6870 prior to your arrival.

Mindful Painting (1 hour) $25 Sunday Only
Express your creativity through art therapy as you connect your emotions to the art of watercolor painting.

Ayurveda Cooking Class $25 (1 hour) Thursday and Saturday Only
Learn how to best nourish your specific body type and thrive in every season.

Pottery Class $30 (1 hour) Thursday to Sunday
Explore your creativity. Get hands-on experience in throwing on the wheel, hand-building and decorating handmade pots.

Ayurveda Spa Appointments (Additional Cost)

Hours: 9:00 am–6:30 pm daily
We invite you to also make reservations at our award-winning Shankara Ayurveda Spa prior to arrival in order to ensure availability. Please call 828-264-8382 for details.

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

Location

639 Whispering Hills Rd, Boone, North Carolina 28607

Discover deep rest and rejuvenation in our tranquil sanctuary set amidst 380 pristine acres high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Boone, North Carolina—the perfect place to begin your journey to wellness.

NOTE Avoid using GPS—it will take you up a private road to a locked gate.  Please use the directions provided on this site.

Distance from Nearest Airport

Two hours by car without traffic

FAQs

For room reservations, spa retreats, and Art of Living Retreat Center (AOLRC) signature retreats, we have the following cancellation policy:

  • Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.
  • Nonrefundable credit toward a future AOLRC program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any AOLRC program or stay for one year following date of issue.
  • No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.  AOLRC reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If AOLRC cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.  Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions.  For all other retreats, please be sure to check the registration page specific to that retreat.

To encourage a healthy environment we ask that guest to not consume alcohol or meat in our public spaces, however, guests may enjoy these items in their rooms.

Our property is always smoke-free.

Yes, we ask that guests with food allergies simply inform us so we can communicate those needs to our chef. Typically, we label potential allergens such as gluten, dairy, and nuts.

Tuition
$455
Add 3 nights of lodging and meals.

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MORNING

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AFTERNOON

  • Share a healthy and nutritious lunch.
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