Couples Mini Retreat

2024

Enhance your Connection & Communication

THE ART OF CONNECTION

Escape from the busyness of everyday life for a weekend to give your relationship the time and space it deserves.

Looking to get your relationship even stronger than it is now?


Looking for a couples activity that is meaningful, fun and bonding?


Looking to feel even more connected to each other?


And you are NOT looking for a couple therapy thing?!


Keep reading then!


You are invited to join 4 other couples who decided to experience a deeper connection with each other, during a mini couples' retreat!


Where? Virginia Beach, VA

When? March 15-17, 2024 (yes it's a weekend: perfect getaway at the beach if you don't live in Va Beach!)


Warning: This is not your typical seminar. You will learn and experiment atypical tools from western but also eastern body mind and spirit approaches.


This transformative experience is designed to bring you and your partner closer together by:

  • Restoring balance to your relationship
  • Being able to help each other to destress
  • Connecting with you and your partner's energy
  • A better understanding of each other's fundamental nature
  • Growing more tolerance and fondness for the other's differences and transforming them into strenghts
  • Becoming an even better team
  • Connecting with you and your partner's soul
  • Identifying and anticipating you and your partner's needs to bring comfort and harmony back
  • Communicating and connecting on an even more profound and emotionnally efficient level
  • Deepening every aspect of your love life
  • Feeling understood, heard, acknowledged, and fulfilled within your relationship

What this Mini Retreat Offers

This bonding time offers you a safe and creative environment to enhance the connection and the communication with your partner, and invigorate your relationship.


This mini retreat is hosted and led by a Licensed Massage Therapist and a Certified Health, Wellness and Life Coach & Mentor.


Check the FAQ further down for the logistics and practical details.

Throughout the weekend, you and your partner will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of massage, including various techniques and strokes
  • Practice giving and receiving massages in a supportive and comfortable environment
  • Discover and practice easy, useful & efficient communication tools and exercises that create compassion, new awareness and understanding of each other


  • Enjoy and practice rituals that help you to restore that wonderful 'in-love' feeling
  • Experience mindfulness exercises to be more present in your relationship


This mini retreat also offers :

  • A complete printed workbook with all the tools you will learn to keep the momentum created during the retreat going
  • A creative, safe environment where everybody's ideas are valued


  • The opportunity to meet new like-minded couples
  • A follow-up online session with Allen & Delphine, to answer all the questions you will have after the retreat

Who is a Couples Mini Retreat for ?

A Couples Mini Retreat is for everyone in a relationship !

It's never too early or too late to reinforce the bond of your relationship.

Whether you're in a new relationship or you've been together for years, if you are ready to connect more deeply, this mini retreat is for you !

The skills you learn in this couples mini retreat will be especially helpful if you:

  • Feel overwhelmed by the stress and responsibilities of everyday life and would like the chance to reconnect
  • Have recently embarked on your new relationship and would like to learn the Art to make it last
  • Would like to enrich your relationship and connect at a deeper level

What this Mini Retreat is NOT

  • A sexual oriented learning environment
  • A counseling therapy to solve your couple’s problems
  • Certify you to practice Massage professionally

This Mini Retreat is not for you but you know a couple that might be interested?

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Unlocking the Benefits of Couples Massage


Stress Relief

Life can be stressful, and stress often finds its way into relationships. Massage is a powerful stress reliever, and by sharing this experience with your partner, you can both let go of daily worries and focus on each other.


Improved Communication

The retreat is structured to encourage open and honest communication. Through guided exercises, you'll learn to listen and respond to your partner's non-verbal cues, strengthening your connection in ways words alone cannot.

Enhanced Intimacy

While a couples massage can lead to even better sexual intimacy with each other, it's most and foremost an opportunity to enhance all touch, including non-sexual intimacy outside the bedroom.

Relaxation and Wellness

Beyond the benefits to your relationship, massage will also have profound effects on your overall well-being (body, mind, spirit). You'll leave the retreat feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

NOTE: We will NOT be teaching a sexual massage. You will be learning professional technique from a licensed massage therapist in the same room with other couples.

Couples Mini Retreat

2024

Enhance your Connection & Communication

Unlocking the Benefits of

Enhanced Communication &

Deeper Understanding


“I think for any relationship to be successful, there needs to be loving communication, appreciation, and understanding.” – Miranda Kerr

  • Foster a positive, supportive relationship with your partner
  • Feel understood, validated, and even more connected
  • Understand one another and develop an even better tolerance, love & kindness about each other's differences
  • Bring more compassion to each other
  • Deeply nurture your relationship
  • Grow Love for each other
  • Avoid misunderstandings and the subsequent frustration & stonewalling
  • Strengthen trust and respect
  • Foster intimacy
  • Improve conflict resolution

Take the First Step to a Deeper Connection

Are you ready to invest in your relationship and take it to new heights?

Join us and learn how the Art of Massage and the Art of Communication & Understanding can bring you and your partner closer than ever before.

Whether you've been together for a short time or many years, this mini retreat offers something valuable for every couple.

Price & Location

  • Full payment per couple is required to secure your spot (space is limited). For the price and conditions, please contact us directly : theartofconnection8@gmail.com
  • It includes all workshops, a workbook, all materials, and light snacks or lunches, depending on the option you wish to go for.
  • Location: Renew Elite Massage Therapy- Virginia Beach, VA
  • Please note: you will stay at your house, hotel or rented place every night (housing is not provided)
  • Every participant will be able to benefit from discounted prices on future massage sessions and/ or coaching sessions. Ask us directly for more details.

Meet Your Experienced and Passionate Hosts

Delphine Deflandre

Certified Health, Wellness and Life Coach


Born and raised in France. She left at 28 to live in the UAE for a few years, and moved to the USA in 2013.


After 15 years in the Fortune 500 corporate world, and a profound "wake up call" (her conference is available here), she found her true passion: guiding people on their journey towards their "true Self".


She was professionally trained and certified in Applied Neurosciences Coaching, Eden Energy Medicine, Energy Psychology, Access Bars®, Health and Wellness Coaching, and Energy, Sound & Spiritual Healing.


Throughout this training and own self-discovery path (she definitely walked her talk !), she collected and developed atypical & powerful tools to not only help her clients, but also herself.


This mini retreat allows Delphine to share her passion for teaching this "outside of the box" & efficient toolkit, and also to connect with people.

Allen Musch, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist


Graduated Blue Sky School of Professional Massage in 2005

Graduated UW-Stevens Point in 2012 with a BS in Dietetics


From the first massage Allen ever received, he knew the powerful positive impact of massage. So deeply moved by the love and kindness he felt from massage, he pursued a career in it.


Allen taught 3 terms at a small private college in their massage program. Swedish Massage is the style of massage you will learn during the retreat.


This mini retreat allows Allen to share his passion for massage and teaching. It is all about the little things. His philosophy is that the smallest things speak the loudest. You will learn to speak volumes with a simple touch of your hand.



THE ART OF CONNECTION

During this mini retreat weekend, you will strengthen your connection and enhance the communication with your partner through :

The Art of Massage

At the heart of any loving relationship lies effective communication and a deep emotional connection. Our retreat is centered around the idea that through the art of massage, couples can not only relax but also enhance their emotional bond.

Massage is a form of non-verbal communication, and when done right, it can speak volumes.


The Art of Communication and Understanding

All relationships are different and each one has its own ups and downs. Being able to communicate with your partner & understand them, means that you'll be able to share your worries, show support for one another, and work together to handle conflict more effectively.

Good communication can help enhance your relationship in a variety of ways.

Reap the Rewards for Many Years to Come

Nurture yourself and your relationship with an enlightening couples mini retreat; discovering new ways to connect, heal and hold each other. Allow yourself and your partner to carve out some quality time together away from the hustle and bustle of daily life so that you can tap into each other’s needs and desires more acutely and create a deeper loving, trusting bond. Our couples mini retreat enables you to try new things and communicate more effectively that will ensure you reap the rewards for many years to come.

Enhance your Connection & Communication

Reserve your spot today to :

  • Enhance your connection
  • Improve non verbal & verbal communication
  • Enhance intimacy
  • Communicate more efficiently
  • Feel more understood

The Passion and Journey of Your Hosts

From the first massage Allen ever received, he knew the powerful positive impact of massage. So deeply moved by the love and kindness he felt from massage, he pursued a career in it. At its heart, giving people this same experience is the purpose for his now 18 years as a licensed massage therapist.


Another passion of Allen's, ironically, is teaching. A self-described introvert, who practices minimalism in verbal communication, discovered his love for teaching 20+ years ago while working at a food processing plant. As the Regulatory Coordinator, ensuring that the plant followed all the OSHA and EPA regulations, part of his job was to create and provide all the training required for the 150+ employees. What started as the part of the job Allen didn't think he could do became the part of the job he loved the most.

Allen also taught 3 terms at a small private college in their massage program. Teaching a variety of courses, including: Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Craniosacral, Lymphatic Massage, Massage Business and Ethics, but his favorite to teach was Swedish Massage. This is the first hands-on training massage students generally receive, and is a special time for the students and the teacher. Swedish is the style of massage you will learn during the retreat.


Additionally, Allen has taught many workshops on various topics on essential oils. He first introduced the use of essential oils beyond 'therapeutic' grade to his clients 10+ years ago, and immediately began seeing amazing results that were difficult to believe. As a result of much deep-dive research and many case studies on himself, clients, friends and family, he became a passionate advocate. Allen started teaching essential oil workshops, from basic 101 topics to more advanced workshops. The most popular, and most requested, was his Pain Management with Essential Oils workshop. Based on his research and practical experience, this 90 min to 2 hr-class taught people exactly the approach he developed over time.


This workshop allows Allen to share his passion for massage and teaching. It is all about the little things. His philosophy is that the smallest things speak the loudest. You will learn to speak volumes with a simple touch of your hand.

Delphine accompanies individuals and groups of people

on their journey of the exploration of "Self".

Some life events or roadblocks that made her clients choose to work with her:

  • Major life change (career shift, divorce, loss,...)
  • Feeling lost, stuck, or like they don't belong to this society/planet
  • Desire in finding their life purpose and meaning
  • Challenging personal issue
  • Feeling misunderstood & a bit different
  • Longing to connect and work in partnership with their higher-self
  • Feeling : "I have it all, yet I am not happy, joyful and fulfilled, what's wrong with me!"

Good news: There is nothing wrong with you!


Components of this exploration journey include:

  • Deepening the understanding of oneself and others
  • Exploring the IKIGAI, the value system, the WHY
  • Establishing harmonious relationships with oneself and others
  • Harmonizing & repaterning the energy systems
  • Developing kindness & compassion for oneself and others
  • Expressing ourselves with love & kindness, yet effectiveness
  • Assessing our own needs and expressing them
  • Shining light on limiting beliefs, auto-sabotage patterns & behaviors, and fears to transform them into strenghts
  • Feeling happy and strong about ourselves and being able to empower others
  • Establishing healthy boundaries
  • Finding serenity & inner peace

Couples Mini Retreat Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation before 30 days prior to the retreat start date are fully refunded
  • Cancellation less than 30 days of the retreat start date qualifies for a 50% refund
  • Cancellation less than 14 days of the retreat start date does not qualify for a refund

FAQ

Will we all be in the same room for the massage teaching session?

Yes. There are enough bathrooms to go change before each massage learning session. One session = partner A will learn how to massage partner B. Then vice and versa on the next module /session. See schedule above.

If you desire to keep your clothes on, you can. We want everyone to feel comfortable. Bringing a robe is highly encouraged as it will make it much easier for the few steps between the bathroom and the room.

How many couples will there be?

This mini retreat is open to 5 couples. We want to keep a high level of availibilty to you and a private environment to learn in a comfortable and safe environment.

What truly sets your retreat appart from counselling, christian seminars etc?

We welcome all religions and relationship choices.

This is not a place where you will learn tools you have seen everywhere on internet or at your church or with your counseling therapist if you are seeing one. We encourage you to keep working with them if it's the case.

You will experiment new ways to connect with your partner. Through massage but also through energetic connection, soul connection, rituals, where you will feel recognized for who you are, feeling acknowledged and understood.

I have more questions: how to contact you directly?

Please feel free to reach out to us via this email address: theartofconnection8@gmail.com. Or simply click on the button below!

This Couples Mini Retreat is brought to You with Love and Expertise