Is everyone there polyamorous? Is this just for open relationships? What if we're monogamous?
We welcome participants from all kinds of relationships and we do not judge either monogamy or non-monogamy as inherently better than the other. The focus of our conversation will be largely exploring models and boundaries to consider with open minds and hearts.
If we're all connected to our core values and intentions, no two relationship structures will look exactly alike- and we celebrate that.
Some participants are in open relationships or open marriages. They often are seeking a space where they can talk with others in relationships like their own about their unique relationship needs without shame or judgment.
Most participants have practiced monogamy but aren't sure if that's what they want to practice forever. They come to explore possibilities and reflect on what they need (individually and/or together) moving forward. Many leave clearer they want to continue monogamy, others choose to build open relationships.
This retreat is not about one form of relationship being better than another- instead it's about helping you tailor your relationships to your needs with intention and integrity moving forward.
Will there be hook up opportunities? Will there be play parties?
Lots of people meet others they're interested in at these retreats which is wonderful. But we try to keep the group spaces inclusive as possible (so no one feels like an outsider) and drama-free (so folks can move through the material without distraction).
Please respect this fine balance if you do feel pulled to connect with another participant.
There will not be play space or nudity at the event, though many participants choose to attend events together after we close at the end of each day.
What if I meet someone I'm interested in at the retreat?
Lots of people meet others they're interested in at these retreats which is wonderful. But our primary focus isn't to be a dating or swinging event. This serves three important functions:
- We want the group to feel as inclusive as possible. Often crushes in community leave others feeling excluded and/or unsafe. Please respect this fine balance if you do feel pulled to another participant.
- Sometimes the thrill and/or heartbreak of new crushes can bring drama to a group. We're here to focus on rethinking relationships in strategic and sustainable ways for all of us. Please respect the calm this group is seeking even if you feel the rush of new love surfacing.
- Not everyone comes to these retreats looking for love. Please respect the boundaries of your fellow participants so they can do the work they came for.
Can our kids come? Will there be childcare?
The retreat workshops are kid-free so you (and other participants) can be free from distraction.
Childcare is not provided. Some folks have left kiddos home with caregivers, others bring them and have childcare at their hotel or with family at their rental.
What if I want a refund?
All transactions sold for services are non-refundable, please make sure you are 100% sure you want to attend before purchasing.