TwoSpirits Two-Day Gay Couples Retreat
Our two-day program is designed for gay and lesbian couples who are searching for an unique experience to share and to reconnect through. (There are separate weekends for men and for women) TwoSpirits offers instructional couples massage workshops for an unique and unparalleled experience for you and your partner/spouse . The connection with you and your partner will be physically , emotionally and spiritually charged. These two-day events are designed specifically for gay couples to enhance their connection and increase emotional intimacy through tactile expressions with one another. The core of the weekend experience is a small instructional group of like-minded couples with time for private instructional couples massage sessions during the weekend.
A California certified massage professional provides hands-on instructional therapy In a safe and relaxing environment:
- will evaluate their patterns and current level of intimacy with each other (multiple dimensions);
- be guided through a practice of various forms of massage techniques, with the instructor taking careful time to explain each movement and taking turns practicing specific techniques on one another;
- will experience a deeper communication through touch.
- will relax and be more aligned with one another;
- will learn methods and skills that they will share for years to come.
The small group and private couples massage sessions during the weekend are enhanced by other activities and services that support and contribute to a more centered, healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Couples will enjoy:
- exclusive private use of estate retreat amenities (pool, outside shower, sun decks);
- garden-farm and grounds tours (210-acre property with active organic farm);
- how to prepare holistic organic farm fresh food food by our personal chef
- wine tasting from local organic vineyards in Napa Valley;
- mountain top outdoor yoga instruction;
- essential oil treatments performed with all-natural organic oils;
- walking or hiking tours of the property.
This retreat is a day-only retreat and overnight accommodations will be provided at nearby hotels and estate properties.
Our Philosophy and Approach
First Nation indigenous tribes used the term “TwoSpirit” for a person who feels their body simultaneously manifests both a masculine and a feminine spirit, a balance of masculine and feminine characteristics. While acknowledging homosexuality, Native Americans focused on the unique spiritual gifts through being gay. Native American traditionalists tend to see a person's basic character as a reflection of their spirit. Honoring this origin, we have adopted and use the name “TwoSpirits” to signify two like-minded people, mindfully working and sharing their spiritual gifts together as an intimate couple.
The TwoSpirits Difference – Escape and Connect
We believe and feel that many gay couples can truly reconnect, expand and re-invest in their relationship by sharing and growing through a sacred and spiritual retreat weekend. Through this Instructional couples massage weekend you will learn valuable tools in a safe space where each couple can physically, emotionally and spiritually recharge with and through one another.
Real Support for Gay Partnerships
In the Gay community we find quite a bit of social and cultural encouragement of a sex positive, self-indulgent experience. Exciting but temporary, tangential and flirtatious, the urban gay scene is overwhelmed with images and attractions that offer quick hookups, external relationships, and hassle free sex….with other people outside of primary relationships.
While it may be highly arousing to adopt this accepted way of thinking as our own, this is by no means a replacement for a healthy guide for building lasting soulful intimacy between gay couples. Our current culture lends very little support for continued investment in our gay relationships. In fact, gay/lesbian couples must work harder then our straight allies to create a "safe space" and to define our relationships.
At TwoSpirits Retreats, we honor the commitment of gay and lesbian couples. We offer the opportunity for an intimate investment and an alternative to websites and handheld mobile apps which often times misdirect energy away from our relationships. The TwoSpirits experience encompasses a unique counterbalance to the thriving urban and online environment. Our approach is to help couples facilitate and grow in their connectedness with one another. We encourage couples to invest in their own rhythm of “relationship practice”. Our TwoSpirits experience is designed by gay people for gay couples.
An Investment with Immediate Return
Your investment in yourself and your relationship in the TwoSpirit experience will enhance and refresh your commitment to one another. Relationships in general take significant practice, communication and time “being in the moment” with one another, to become re-aligned and re-centered.
TwoSpirits is a learning environment; an experience, not just a treatment. The TwoSpirits retreat experience is a sensory cornucopia of touch, taste, sight, sound and and an exercise in intuition. You will learn to listen through touch, communicate through your body and be more in the moment with your partner. This new way of focusing on your partner will help evolve and enhance your relationship in ways which may have eluded you for years. Our results can last a lifetime.
TwoSpirits retreats offer a safe space for gay couples to openly express and truly appreciation one another without fear or stigma. Our retreats are exclusively for gay women and men. We are 100% gay owned and operated.
To get the most out of your intimate weekend we require an electronic free environment. All handheld cell phones and tablets need to be inaccessible for the duration of your stay at TwoSpirits. Being present and in the moment will help to assure the best experience you have.
Although this weekend focuses on the intimacy between committed couples, sex is not a focus of the weekend. All couples are encouraged to bring the positive sensual energy back to their hotel room or home and enjoy it with and through one another. While you are immersed in the TwoSpirits experience, feel this vitalizing energy and hold it within. Absorb it, letting it envelop and awaken your senses and the energy between both of you.