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(OBX) Outer Banks Lesbian Couples Retreat

MAY 16-19, 2019 

Join Michele O’Mara, PhD and Kristen O’Mara for our (OBX) Outer Banks Lesbian Couples Retreat in Corolla, NC on MAY 16th, 2019.

We have four options for couples to lodge with us and two options for couples to participate in the retreat while lodging off-site. For this retreat, lodging options include two king size bedrooms each with an attached private bathroom, one queen-sized bedroom with an attached private bathroom, and an atypical option at a discounted rate for the fourth available bedroom which has two sets of twin bunk beds and an attached private bathroom. The mattresses can be placed on the floor to provide an option to sleep close.

The workshop includes continental breakfast each morning as well as two dinners for all (including participants off-site). Additional add-ons are available for group adventures, including ATV rides into secluded beach areas where wild horses can be sighted and a kayaking adventure which also provides the possibility of viewing wild horse in their own habitat.

An enjoyable and enlightening a learning experience. The structure of the retreat sessions created a safe place that allowed all of the "feels" to come to the surface. I highly recommend it to all couples who are looking to deepen their connection. 

Chris O. Jackson, NJ (Burwell, NE Retreat OCT 2018)


For the OBX lesbian Couples Retreat, accommodations are offered on a first-come basis. Once you register, the exact location of the AirBnB will be provided to you. We will be in the Corolla Beach town in North Carolina. The nearest airport is the Norfolk International Airport (82 miles north) or the Raleigh Durham International Airport (192 miles west). For those who opt to participate but not lodge with us, you are invited to participate in all of the scheduled workshop activities (meals, sessions, adventures, etc.) but you will need to arrange for your own sleeping accommodations.

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I highly recommend it! It doesn’t matter what stage your relationship is in, this experience will benefit you. We were able to open up in a way we haven’t been able to do on our own, and we continue to use the skills at home. The friends we made were an added bonus, we had such a good time!  I feel so thankful for the experience. No matter how things turn out we are going to be better co-parents to Greyson because of the tools and knowledge we gained, so thank you, I accomplished my goal.

Angela - Texas (Burwell, NE Retreat October 2018)

OUTER BANKS (OBX) Lesbian Couples Retreat 

Our OUTER BANKS Lesbian Couples Retreat offers a mixture of learning 14 Hours of Retreat Session time, exercises, customized curriculum, and workbook, playing, shared meals and free time to create adventures of your own in the OBX.



Thursday | May 16, 2019

  • 5:30pm-6:30pm Couples Lodging Onsite – check-in 
  • 6:30 pm Retreat Begins 
  • 6:30pm-9:30pm Session 1 (3 hrs) *dinner included (pizza)

Friday | May 17, 2019

  • 9:30am Breakfast* (included)
  • 9:30am-12:00pm Session 2 (2.5 hours)
  • 12:00pm – 6:30pm Adventure time (with group or on own)
  • *Dinner on Your Own
  • 6:30-9:30pm Session 4 (3 hrs)

Saturday | May 18, 2019

  • 9:30am Breakfast* (included)
  • 9:30am-12:00pm Session 2 (2.5 hours)
  • 12:00pm – 6:30pm Adventure time (with group or on own)
  • 6:30-9:30pm Session 4 (3 hrs)  *dinner included 

Sunday | May 19, 2019

  • 9:00 am Breakfast and Informal Goodbyes
  • 10:00 am Depart AirBnB


For this retreat, there are various adventures you can choose from. Because these require different levels of mobility and strength, we will be coordinating these adventures as an add-on option for those interested. 

Outer Banks Open Air Hummer Tour
See wild ponies and discover some of the most unique sights the Outer Banks has to offer, including three distinct ecosystems. Observe local wildlife and the Outer Banks Wild Spanish Mustangs on this tour which promises you will:

 “Feel the ocean breeze and taste the salty beach air as you cruise through the Carova outback in our exclusive OPEN AIR Hummer tours. With more terrain, no two tours are ever the same; so, if you like history, ecology, adventure, and quick-witted comedy, we have you covered!” To read more about this, visit this link.

Currituck Beachlight
If you are up for a 220 step climb, you can take in the view on top of the 162 foot Currituck lighthouse. Climbs are free between 9am and 5pm. More info.
Outer Banks ATV Tour
We are most excited about the ATV tour. This is a two-hour adventure that we plan to do. Directly from their site: “Wild horses are often seen on the trip out to the riding area or on our beautiful land! After being briefed on ATV safety and driving techniques, you and your guide will snake through our 40 acres of trails and climb to the top of “Penny’s Hill” – the view alone is breathtaking.”  More info.
Don’t forget the obvious. The beach! There is a trolly stop available just a short walk up the street from our location that will give you a five-minute ride to the beach.
If you are a golfer, our home is on a property that offers a 6,885  yard golf course stretching across coastal terrain, maritime forests and sound side shoreline. This is an award-winning, 18-hole championship course designed by the Rees Jones.
Other On-Site Activities
Other on-grounds amenities include two community swimming pools, seven tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts, a fitness center, bike trails, lawn games, beach shuttle and more.
Kayaking (3 hours)
The other favorite for us is the 6 mile kayaking adventure starting at the “Penny Hill” kayak launch. This adventure area is deep in Wild Horse country.  Penny Hill adventure area is a private 50 acre property that is only accessible by four wheel drive and has the second largest “living “sand dune on the east coast.  This land is some of the most beautiful on the entire east coast!  Just getting to your kayaks is an adventure in itself ! more info

CANCELLATION POLICY Your registration deposit fee is 100% refundable and transferable (minus any PayPal fees assessed, if applicable) until March 1, 2019. If you cancel after March 1st, 2019, your deposit is not refundable. If, after this date, you experience an unavoidable crisis, such as illness or death of a loved one, you will be provided a partial credit toward the next available retreat. If we are able to fill your room at the same rate, we will not charge you a lodging fee. If we are unable to find a replacement for your room, the lodging expense will be yours.

A breakup does not qualify as a crisis or unavoidable event. Couples who break up prior to the workshop are encouraged to attend anyway and do not qualify for a refund if you are outside of the refund window.  If in the very unlikely event a workshop is canceled by Michele O’Mara, a full refund for the workshop, or credit for a future workshop, will be issued. There will be no reimbursement for the travel expense you incur.  TRANSPORTATION In the event there are not enough couples registered, the retreat will be canceled. This will be decided at least three weeks prior to the retreat start date. No reimbursement will be provided for transportation expenses you incur in the event the retreat is canceled for any reason.