Weekend Couples Retreat Workshop

      Weekend Couples Retreat Workshop

              The Art and Science of Love

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

Discover the Art & Science of Love Couples Weekend Retreat Workshop 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 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 Weekend, so please Register right away to Reserve your spot for the ideal weekend in your schedule.

Schedule a 15 Minute Consultation with Dr. Stephanie about the Art and Science of Love!

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 $975.  *Registrations are non-refundable.

By registering, you acknowledge the refund policy.   If a couple needs to cancel attending an ASL that 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 6-7, 2024

Join Dr. Stephanie Knarr and husband Brendan Knarr (and family) 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

Eldersburg, MD

TBA

Join Dr. Stephanie Knarr and husband Brendan Knarr for a Couples Weekend Retreat of learning and relationship enhancement in a private rural setting 40 minutes from downtown Baltimore and an hour from Washington DC. 

 

  • Eldersburg, MD
  • Private Rural Setting
  • 9:30am – 6:00 pm both days 

Omaha, NE

July 6-7, 2024

Join Dr. Stephanie Knarr for a Couples Weekend Retreat of learning and relationship enhancement in Omaha, NE near where Dr. Stephanie grew up and her alma mater Creighton University. This weekend will blend the Gottman research on relationships with a Biblical perspective in order to build stronger marriage relationships.

  • Omaha, NE
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Omaha-Downtown 1314 Cuming St Omaha, NE 68012  
  • 9:30 am – 6:00 pm both days 

Raleigh-Durham, NC

March 16 – 17 2024

Join Dr. Stephanie Knarr, Mr. Knarr, and family for a Couples Retreat of learning and relationship enhancement in the Research Triangle. The Knarr’s son and daughter-in-law are in school at UNC Chapel Hill.

Go Tarheels!

 

  • Doubletree Suites by Hilton Raleigh-Durham 2515 Meridian Pkwy, Durham, NC 27713
  • Durham, NC 27703
  • 8:30 am – 5:00 pm both days

Pittsburgh, PA

October 6 – 7 2023

Join Dr. Stephanie Knarr, Mr. Knarr, and family for a Couples Retreat of learning and relationship enhancement in Pittsburgh on Friday and Saturday October 6 and 7 – the Knarr family are Steelers fans and will be cheering on the Steelers on Sunday, October 8 at Heinz Field. Only Terrible Towels will be allowed at the Art and Science of Love.

(Wear only Yellow, No Purple!)

 

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton
    1410 Smallman Street
    Pittsburg, PA 15222

  • 8:30am – 5:00 pm both days

London, England

Next Date TBD

Join Dr. Stephanie Knarr, Mr. Knarr, and family for a Couples Weekend Retreat of learning and relationship enhancement in the London, England. The Knarr Family will be traveling in England while making a stop to teach the Art and Science of Love.

 

  • London, England

  • Hilton London Watford
    Eton Way, Watford
    WD25 8HA, United Kingdom

  • 8:30 am – 5:00 pm both days

Eldersburg, MD

September 15-16, 2023

Join Dr. Stephanie Knarr, Mr. Knarr, and family at a private location in rural Maryland for a Couples Retreat of learning and relationship enhancement. This Art and Science of Love blends a Biblical Perspective with the Gottman’s Research on Relationships. 

 

  • 8:30 am – 5:00 pm both days

               Frequently Asked Questions    

Question: Does the retreat/workshop cost include Dining and Hotel Accommodations?

Answer: No.  The cost is for the workshop/ retreat activities only.  The investment fee includes the event venue, refreshments during breaks, the Art and Science of Love Box Kit, teaching and guidance from Dr. Stephanie and other Gottman trained therapists, and the retreat atmosphere.  Hotel accommodations and dining (breakfast, lunch, dinner) are paid for separately by each couple attending the weekend.

Question: What do we need to bring with us versus what do you provide?

Answer: A positive attitude and a willingness to take risks and grow, a water bottle, jacket or sweater so you can be comfortable regardless of the event venue temperature, and anything you need to be comfortable.  We provide coffee and refreshments, healthy snacks, pens to write with, and a workbook for you to write in.

Question: How does the Art and Science of Love fit in with a plan for Couples Therapy?

Answer: Completing the Art and Science of Love weekend teaches couples much of the research and exercises learned in couples therapy at less cost!  The weekend is a similar cost as 3.5 hours of therapy, however couples are getting about 13 hours of learning and relationship growth.    Some couples do follow-up with additional couples therapy after the Workshop; with Dr. Stephanie or another Gottman trained therapist.  In this case, the couple already has the same language as their couples therapist and many times can identify from the Art and Science Love workbook what areas they are having problems with; this creates the opportunity to make Couples Therapy more goal-oriented, productive, cost-effective, and maximize results.

Schedule a Time to Speak with Dr. Stephanie’s Assistant about the Art and Science of Love!

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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