Deepening in Love

February 8-14, 2020

Mar de Jade, Chacala, Mexico
assisted by Indrus Piche

Registration is by application only. Register online here.

As an advanced retreat, this program is oriented towards stable, highly committed couples, with excellent basic communication skills, experience in psycho-spiritual inner work (counseling, retreats, seminars, etc . . .), who are in a fundamentally good place with each other and are seeking enrichment.

Dear Potential Deepening in Love Participant:

Thanks for your interest in our advanced couple’s retreat, Deepening in Love. Following is a more in-depth description of what to expect during the retreat.

Our group is limited to a maximum of 15 couples, offering greater intimacy and attention than our public workshops. We will be assisted by Indrus Piche, our beloved and long-time associate, who brings an extensive background in Tantra (sacred sexuality).

We see Deepening in Love as an advanced retreat, and admission is by application only. The program is oriented towards stable, highly committed couples, with excellent basic communication skills, experience in psycho-spiritual inner work (counseling, retreats, seminars, etc . . .), who are in a fundamentally good place with each other and are seeking enrichment. Many participants have previously attended our Sharing the Path workshops, though this is not a prerequisite.

Every day there are 2 or 3 sessions, with ample time off to allow for beach, rest, lovemaking, excursions, and simply relaxed time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and each other.

Our teaching and practices integrate the profoundly practical (how do two different human beings bridge their differences to skillfully partner and create a good and satisfying life) and the profoundly spiritual (to transcend together our limited, separate sense of self, experiencing an increasingly open and naturally joyous state of connection with love, each other and life).

Our sessions include:

  • Advanced communication skills
  • Shared practices of meditation, breath, and touch
  • A relationship visioning process leading to the creation of new vows for the next cycle of your shared life
  • Sacred sexuality
  • Radical self-responsibility
  • Opening to your partner as teacher and the gifts & lessons they bring
  • Dance, music and play
  • A recommitment ceremony on the beach at sunset where you exchange your new vows

Some of the sessions go deep, but always balanced with nourishing and fun activities, along with equally important time off to relax and be with each other. Although we always invite you to dine or go off alone with your beloved, past participants have often much enjoyed connecting with other couples on a path of conscious relationship. There have also been lively and meaningful exchanges about work, politics and social change. We warmly welcome same sex couples.

All our work happens in a very safe, skilled and supportive environment. Those of you who have worked with us before know that you will be treated with the utmost respect and caring, while also being lovingly challenged to break through to new possibilities, individually and as a couple.

Most of the work is done directly with your partner, although you may occasionally do an exercise with another participant of your choice. We meet in men’s and women’s circles at least once. Your privacy is respected and there is no enforced sharing or process within the group as a whole.

Mar de Jade is a lovely retreat center right on the ocean on a beautiful beach. The food is delicious and wholesome: seafood, chicken and vegetarian entrees with lots of fresh veggies and salads. The founder, Laura de Valle, is a physician-activist who has been deeply involved in community service for over 20 years, funnels much of the profits into local educational, economic development and human rights projects. There is a wonderful warm family feeling to Mar de Jade, so very conducive to our retreat.


Tuition is sliding scale from $1200-$2200 per couple. Rates for rooms (including all meals) range from $300-330 per couple per night (including all meals and taxes).  The rooms vary significantly, so be sure to discuss your needs and preferences with Mar de Jade (e.g. king or queen bed, etc.)  Do familiarize yourself with their refund policy. Upon acceptance to the retreat, please do reserve rooms early as Mar de Jade is heavily booked during February.

This year we are experimenting with a self-selected sliding scale to facilitate being able to offer lower rates to those who might otherwise not be able to attend.

Please choose your level of tuition.. All prices are per couple.

  • $2200.00   (for those willing to pay extra to support those with lower income to attend)
  • $1860.00   (tuition)
  • $1200.00   (for those who need a lower fee in order to attend; limited # of spots available)

“When we consider that this superbly-facilitated retreat in a gorgeous location was probably the equivalent of ten years of good therapy, it was actually very cost effective!”

Read more testimonials here.

Note: some further tuition reductions may be available depending on the # of higher end tuition we receive.  Feel free to inquire.

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Please feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.

If this retreat sounds right for the two of you, we look forward to hearing from you.

With love and blessings,

Judith and Robert

Register Online here.