Embracing Sexual Intimacy

Couple’s Retreat

Join us for a transformational 3 day, 3 night retreat with Marriage, Sex & Intimacy coaches Amanda Louder and Dan Purcell in beautiful Southern Utah.

October 13-16, 2022
St George, Utah

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The Embracing Your Sexual Intimacy retreat is fun, challenging, and life-changing!

This immersive experience for married couples will help you see your relationship to yourself and  your spouse in a whole new way. It will open up new possibilities for you by helping you to understand your roadblocks to creating deeper sexual intimacy.

In addition to exceptional instruction and conversation throughout, you will enjoy delicious gourmet meals, a romantic log cabin to yourselves, exercise options in the mornings and evenings, beautiful grounds for walking and reflecting, evening discussions with Amanda & Dan and other participants, and a fun date night! This three-day transformative retreat is an opportunity you will never forget and do not want to miss!

This event is perfect for couples who:

Want to grow their sexual relationship to be more satisfying and connected.
Find sex undesirable or have a spouse with a lack of desire.
Want a clearer understanding of the relationship between sexuality, love, and desire in marriage.
Want to understand the sexual dynamic in their marriage more clearly.

Feel like sex has become boring or routine, or living below your privileges

Have participated in untrustworthy sexual behavior and are looking to address its impact on the sexual relationship.
Understand your individual role in your sexual struggles.
Feel barriers in an intimate relationship without clarity about what is standing in the way.
Want an edifying & romantic getaway in beautiful Southern Utah.

Overview of the Retreat

Exceptional Instruction

from Amanda Louder & Dan Purcell all day.

A romantic log cabin for 2

Stay on-site in romantic mini log cabins, one cabin per couple (limited availability)

Delicious Meals

7 meals: dinner on Thursday; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on Friday; and Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on Saturday.

Friday Date Night activity

for some fun!

Beautiful grounds

near a mountain lake with amenities such as paddle boarding and pickleball courts. Snow Canyon State Park and Pine Valley Park are also nearby.

Snow Canyon State Park

Explore Southern Utah's Beauty

Get inspired through nature. Take time to visit Zion National Park, Snow Canyon State Park, and take in breathtaking views and inspiring hikes.

Join us!

When

October 13 – 16, 2022. 
Check-in on Thursday between 1 and 2:30.
The event will wrap up Saturday evening. Checkout is Sunday morning.

Where

Holmstead Ranch Resort, approx 30 minutes north of St George, Utah.

Directions to the Holmstead Ranch Resort

Cost

All prices are per couple and include incredible in-person instruction and 8 meals.

$2,499 – Couple’s ticket without lodging. You’re responsible for your own lodging. See below for options.
$2,699 – Couple’s ticket with private A-Frame cabin, see below for details.   $2,889 – Couple’s ticket with hotel stay at Inn On The Cliff
$2,799 – Couple’s ticket with private Woodside cabin SOLD OUT
$2,899 – Couple’s ticket with private Luxury Lakeside cabin SOLD OUT

Schedule

Thursday
1pm – 2:30pm: Check in & welcome

3pm: Session #1 – Happiness & Understanding Your Self. 

5pm: Dinner
6:30: Session #2 – Understanding How Our Thoughts & Feelings Influence Our Relationships

Friday
8am: Breakfast

9am: Session #3 – Skills For Deeper Intimacy

11am: Lunch Break

1pm: Sessions #4 – Becoming Emotionally Healthy & Interdependent

Session #5 – Building Capacity for Intimacy In Our Relationships

5:30pm: Dinner

6:30: Date Night – Dance Instruction

Saturday
8am: Breakfast

9am: Session #6 – Anatomy of Desire

11am: Lunch Break

1pm: Sessions #7 – Embracing Eroticism

Session #8 – Your Questions Answered

5:30pm: Closing Banquet

Sunday
8am: Grab-n-go Breakfast Available

Checkout by 11am

 

Limited availability

This event is limited to approx. 40 couples.

Lodging Options

Several lodging options are available for staying on-site: Luxury Lakeside cabins, and Deluxe Woodside cabins, and A-frame cabins. 

Private A-Frame Cabin

Recently built, cute and cozy A-frame cabin on site, near the lake. Each cabin includes a queen-size bed, electrical outlets, microwave, mini-fridge, WiFi, TV.

Note: These A-frame cabins do not have a bathroom inside the cabin. Fully equipped, private bathrooms with private shower are in the next building over (20 yards away).

Woodside Cabins

Only a 5 minute walk from the main meeting area, these cabins offer luxury and comfort in a rustic mountain setting. Each cabin features heating & air conditioning, a full kitchen, bathroom + shower, queen bed, porch furniture, WiFi, and satellite TV. Click on an image below for a larger view.

Lakeside Deluxe Cabins

These luxurious mini log cabins are located around the lake and near the main meeting area. Each features a full kitchen, satellite TV, luxury bathroom + shower, queen bed, WiFi, heating and air conditioning. Click on an image below to view it larger.

Hotel / Airbnb Options

The couple’s retreat is just 30 minutes north of downtown St. George. Enjoy a majestic drive to the event location while staying at a hotel in town.

Airbnb: For proximity to the site, look for stays near Dammeron Valley or The Ledges. Click this link for a list.

 

Inn On The Cliff Hotel Stay

This boutique hotel is one of the highest rated hotels in the St George area for its unique breathtaking view and romantic setting. This hotel is just a 30 minute breathtaking drive away from our meeting venue. By booking through us you receive a discount on the hotel stay.

Clean, beautiful rooms

Night view with St. George temple

 

Beautiful views from each room

 

Swimming pool on the edge of a cliff overlooking St. George

Testimonials

Amanda was so engaging. She was to the point. She explained everything so well. I felt like she was so incredibly knowledgeable and really “knows her stuff”!
 
This retreat has changed my life!

Dan helped me to realize that my libido is not something to be ashamed of or frustrated with. I’ve learned that my strong sexuality desire can be directed to strengthen my marriage. 

I wasn’t sure what to expect at the retreat but I knew if it was with Amanda, it would be good! The healing that was able to take place for me was transformative.   I came home with resources, tools, and suggestions on how to do that and I’m so excited about it! 

This helped me at a critical time in my marriage. More than anything it helped me understand myself better. Dan is a very knowledgeable teacher, and extremely approachable and generous with his time. He is invested in the success of his students, which is something I felt on a personal level.

I have grown so much from coaching with Amanda and attending her retreats. Every retreat has gotten better and better and I always feel like I am leaving with a new found confidence and lots of good friends. I recommend this to everyone!

Dan covered a lot of very helpful material. This material would be helpful in a lot of stages of marriage – I just wish I would have discovered sooner. I really learned to focus on what I can control and build from there. I am excited about where my marriage and sex life will go from here.

About Amanda Louder

Amanda Louder is a Certified Life Coach and specializes in helping conservative Christian women embrace their sexuality and love their sex life. She is also currently working on becoming certified in the VITA method for Love, Relationship, and Sex Coaching.

She believes that sexuality is an essential part of who we were created to be. And as women learn to embrace this part of themselves they can truly live their best life, they are fulfilling the measure of their creation, they have strong marriages, and they have a closer relationship with their Heavenly Parents.

Amanda has been married to her husband Kevin for 10 years. It is a second marriage for both of them. She is a mom and step-mom to five children that range in age from 14-22. She also became a dog mom to her cute maltipoo Coraline. In her spare time you can find her reading, traveling (usually to a beach destination), and most often watching her daughter play softball or camping and fishing for salmon on one of the local area lakes.

Amanda’s Website: amandalouder.com
Podcast: Sex For Saints Podcast

 

About Dan Purcell

Dan, with his wife Emily Purcell, founded Get Your Marriage On! in 2017 after their marriage went through a renaissance. They’ve been sharing what they’ve learned with other couples since. Dan is a Marriage, Intimacy, and Sex Coach.

Dan believes love really does matter, and marriage is designed to teach us to mature in our capacity to love another person and ourselves. He believes sex is a relational experience full of joy and connection.

And that sex should be fun & pleasurable, and a creative grown-up kind of play.  

He’s the author of 6 apps designed to strengthen marriages intimately, including Intimately Us, a fun & sexy app that has been downloaded nearly 300,000 times.

Dan and Emily have been married for 18 years and have 6 kids. Dan loves cracking dad jokes, running marathons, planning the next creative date night with his sweetheart, and enjoys the magnificent outdoors around their St George home.

Q & A

What is your cancellation policy?

A full refund minus a $60 processing fee is available through June 30th. From July 1 through Sep 15 you can cancel with a $300 processing fee. No refunds for cancellations are issued after Sep 16.

How do I get to the retreat?

Driving directions are posted on the Holmstead Ranch & Resort website here: https://holmsteadranch.com/. After purchasing your ticket you’ll receive more detailed directions.

Want to fly in? The Holmstead Ranch is approximately 2.5 hours from the Las Vegas Airport (LAS), and about 45 minutes from the St George Utah airport (SGU).

Do I need to be a Christian or LDS (Latter-day Saint) to attend?

No. This is open to all couples and faiths. Although both Amanda Louder and Dan Purcell’s faith tradition is with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,  and are familiar with issues unique to the Latter-day Saint culture in their private coaching practice, the material presented at this retreat is applicable to all couples seeking a more meaningful & intimate relationship.

I have special needs (diet, etc.).

Great! You are welcome here. We’ll do our best to accommodate to. Email us at getyourmarriageon@gmail.com and we’ll go from there.

I have more questions!

Email us at getyourmarriageon@gmail.com or call / text 435-767-1602.