Couples Weekend Retreat

              The Art and Science of Love

                   Taught by Dr. Stephanie Weiland Knarr, Ph.D., LCMFT

 Discover the Art & Science of Love Couples Weekend Retreat at our world-renowned workshop for couples created by The Gottman Institute and based on over 40 years of research.  The Art and Science of Love curriculum is developed from 40 years of research with more 3,000 couples.  The couples therapy weekend is grounded on what research has proven actually works in relationships that are happy and stable, not idealistic notions or anecdotal evidence of what a relationship should be. 

On day one of the Couples Therapy Weekend, you will learn how to build friendship in your relationship and express feelings of respect and affection.  On day two, you will learn how to manage conflict and communicate effectively.  The Couples Weekend Retreat has produced positive results for 94% of those who attend based on exit interviews.

There is only room for a limited number of couples per Couples Weekend Retreats, so please Register right away to Reserve your spot for the ideal weekend in your schedule!

Who Is This Workshop For?

This workshop is designed for ALL couples in a committed relationship. You do not need to be married. If you have a strong relationship, this Couples Weekend Retreat will provide you with insights and tools to foster further closeness, friendship, and trust. If your relationship is distressed, this two-day workshop will provide you with a greater understanding of your relationship and a road map for repair.

No public discussion or disclosure is involved. All work is done as a couple and Gottman-trained therapists are available to support one-on-one during exercises. This educational Couples Therapy Weekend may not be appropriate for couples dealing with addiction, domestic violence, or other serious relationship issues. In those situations, we recommend seeking counseling with a Gottman-trained therapist.

 Couples who Register for the Art and Science of Love Couples Weekend Retreat receive the Art and Science of Love Box Set which includes a Workbook and other Resources needed to create a more successful relationship!

Investment is $825 for early bird registrations in advance or $875 for registrations less than 30 days in advance.  *Registrations are non-refundable.

By registering, you acknowledge the refund policy.   If a couple needs to cancel attending an ASL they have registered for, they may reschedule to a new date for one of Dr. Stephanie’s future ASL Couples Weekend Retreats.   


Washington D.C.

April 1-2, 2023

Join Dr. Stephanie for a Couples Weekend Retreat of learning and relationship enhancement in the heart of our National’s Capitol during the Cherry Blossom Festival.


  • Washington DC
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Downtown DC 1475  Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20005
  • 8:30am – 5:00pm pm both days

Baltimore, MD

November 5-6, 2022

June 10-11, 2023

Join Dr. Stephanie for a Couples Weekend Retreat of learning and relationship enhancement in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, MD


  • Baltimore, MD
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton 625 South President Street Baltimore, MD 21202
  • 8:30am – 5:00 pm both days 

Omaha, NE

Next Date TBD

Join Dr. Stephanie for a Couples Weekend Retreat of learning and relationship enhancement in Omaha, NE near where she grew up and her alma mater Creighton University.

  • Omaha, NE
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Omaha-Downtown 1314 Cuming St Omaha, NE 68012  
  • 8:30 am – 5:00 pm both days 

                Continuing Education Units


If you are a mental health professional, you can attend this introductory workshop with your partner or a colleague and earn CEU’s.  This is a wonderful, practical way to learn and implement the Gottman Method into your own life!  Counselors, MFT’s, Social Workers, and Psychologists will earn 14 hours of CEU’s.  

Workshop objectives and agenda can be reviewed HERE.  There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.  Evaluations and Certificates are available online following workshop completion at

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I had put my marriage on cruise control. I had gotten lost and didn’t stop to ask for directions along the way. I thought I could work it out for myself. How different my married life would have been if I could have gone to a workshop like this 20 years ago!”

- Anonymous evaluation from Chicago, IL

“When our daughter decides to get married, our wedding gift to her and her chosen will be a week-end at one of the Gottman’s couples workshops. I can think of no better way to give a couple a good send-off on their marriage.”

– Anonymous evaluation from Cedar Rapids, IA

“[This workshop] saved our relationship, in my opinion. It showed us how to communicate properly. I’ll be forever grateful, thank you!”

– Anonymous evaluation from Seattle, WA

“Excellent! Very practical and immediately useful. We would like to send our entire family to your seminars.”

– Anonymous evaluation from Seattle, WA

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