Join Michele and Kristen O’Mara for our Portland Lesbian Couples Retreat. We will gather in Portland, OR on June 13th. (If you choose the option to lodge with us in our host Airbnb – then you will be able to check in on June 12th and spend the extra night in your private room, before the retreat begins).
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 Portland lesbian Couples Retreat, accommodations are available for three couples to stay onsite in the Airbnb where Kristen and I will be staying, along with three other couples. In addition to the participants who will be lodging with us, there are three additional spaces for couples who are either local or who wish to find lodging on their own. Each of these options is 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 Alberta Arts District of Portland, Oregon. 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, cookoff, etc.) but you will need to arrange for your own sleeping accommodations.
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)
Portland Lesbian Couples Retreat
Our Portland 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 Portland.
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Wednesday | June 12, 2019 - Only Those Lodging With Us
- 6:00pm Check-In for those lodging with us at the Retreat Location
- Hangout, meet other couples, enjoy some pre-workshop free-time
- This looks fun for those arriving the 12th: OPEN MIC, JUNE 12 7:30PM | EastBurn Public House | 1800 E Burnside St. | Portland, Oregon 97214 | http://theeastburn.com/
Thursday | June 13, 2019
- 9:00 am Breakfast at Retreat Location
- 9:30am -12:30pm Retreat Session 1 (3hrs)
- 12:30pm-6:00pm Playtime/Free-time/Group Outings:
- Ride the Tram (best before 3pm)
- Powell’s Boookstore (largest independent)
- 6:00pm-9:00pm Retreat Session 2 (3hrs) * dinner included
Friday | June 14, 2019
- 9:30am – 12:00pm Breakfast and Session 3 (2.5hrs)
- 12:00pm – 6:30pm FREE TIME to ADVENTURE WITH GROUP OR ON OWN
- Playtime/Free-time/Group Outings
- Hike in Forest Park 6:30pm – 9:30pm Retreat Session 4 (3 hours)
Saturday | June 15, 2019
Sunday | June 16, 2019
- 8:30 am – 10:00 am Breakfast and Casual Goodbyes (no formal session)
- 11:00 am Checkout (for those lodging with us)
CANCELLATION POLICY Your registration deposit fee is 100% refundable and transferable (minus any PayPal fees assessed, if applicable) until April 1st, 2019. If you cancel after this date, 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 not provided adequate time 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.
PORTLAND RETREAT IS IN ..
Michele O’Mara, LCSW, Ph.D., that's me. Third-person "about me's" are too impersonal. It's like saying, "You are loved," when what I really mean is, "I love you." Relationships are my thing. Some would say, my obsession. While I only scored an 83.75% on my own "How Lesbian Are You" test, don't let that fool you. Since returning to school in the'90s for my MSW, I knew exactly what I wanted to do: help lesbian couples grow love. While my fantasy to be in the WNBA, and my dream of joining the Peace Corp, or my desire to have twelve children, has faded with time, my fixation on helping lesbians grow love remains. I am that person who has built her life around one thing: lesbian relationships. For fun, I do things like create online quiz's at asklesbians.com, to learn more about real lesbians. Or I write books. like, "Just Ask: 1,000 Questions to Grow Your Relationship," to give couples an easy way to communicate. (Shameless plug - you can get this on Kindle on Amazon, as well as an app on Itunes /Google play). And, now that our boys are young men, my love, and my wife, Kristen, and I are growing lesbian love through Lesbian Couples Retreats throughout the U.S. in awesome destinations where our motto is, "love out loud" with Adventures in Love. You can learn more about those at lesbiancouples.co.