Couples Retreat Australia
Mission Beach, North Queensland (via Cairns)
Date: June 1-8 2019
Nb. this retreat is also available in Bali in Sept 22-29 2018, see link here
Ecstasy and Intimacy for Couples QLD Australia Retreat is the perfect space to revisit your relationship vows and rekindle your spark and zest for each other.
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Ecstasy and Intimacy is a comprehensive, nurturing, safe and also fun relationship learning experience without equal, that will hold space for each of you to journey deeper into yourselves and each other.
Ecstasy and Intimacy retreat is focused on bringing balance into your relationship and sex that is nurturing, loving, exciting yet sustaining.
It will support you in resolving any outstanding niggles in your relationship, no matter how big they may seem in this moment…
So, if you’re searching for something to share with your special someone this is definitely the retreat to consider, with the beautiful and relaxing essence of tropical Mission Beach bringing an extra zing to your experience.
Our new book, “Coming Together” is now available, and is included with all workshop bookings
We help you arrive safely..
Upon arrival at Cairns Airport your driver will pick you up and drive you to Sanctuary Retreat, Mission Beach. Upon arrival, you will be met and escorted to your own room, situated in lush tropical rainforest setting.
As you take in the ambience you’ll very quickly understand how unique this venue is for a romantic couples retreat, especially with the quality of food, hospitality and relaxed surroundings.
The perfect “take time out..”
Ecstasy and Intimacy is the perfect “take time out” opportunity…
Spend a week focussing on each other, moving beyond your current limitations and greatly expanding your shared vision for the future.
Learn what else is possible in your relationship, regardless of how long you’ve been together (most of our couples are long term) or where you’re at in your lives together.
(Listen to our video to learn more about us and how this workshop will work for you)
We limit the number of participants to ensure the best quality of experience and is easily accessible for international travel in beautiful North Queensland.
Ecstasy and Intimacy Retreat is for those who want the best for themselves and their relationship
Ecstasy and Intimacy Retreat is presented for those couples who choose the best for themselves and their relationship, as during this retreat, a safe and held space is created allowing trust and intimacy to develop where any limiting underlying issues can surface in a supported and nurturing way.
During your opening into intimacy with your partner, Cobra Breath breathing techniques and advanced lovemaking skills are introduced for you to bring into your relationship (you have plenty of time in the privacy of your own room to practice).
You’ll learn to understand and recognize the differences in how men and women operate sexually and how these compliment each other. Men will learn Tantric Lovemaking skills in their relationship, developing their “Master Tantric Lover” ability, as women connect to their own female sexuality through their feminine “Power of Yoni“.
These skills are taught by Annette & Graeme, who also practice these skills in their own relationship and who really understand all the complexities of deep Tantric lovemaking. You won’t be required to give up the sex you’re currently having (including hot sex, or the occasional quickie in the laundry cupboard if that is your thing), you’ll simply be optimising what already works, as well as adding more layers to what is possible in your sexual repertoire.
Ecstasy and Intimacy is unique
Ecstasy and Intimacy Retreat is unique, not only because of the quality accommodation, food and lush surroundings (just 10 mins walk to pristine beach), but also because of your Oztantra facilitators, Annette and Graeme.
As facilitators, Annette & Graeme present for you a high quality and unique experience that will exceed your expectations. Our approach is wholistic, it’s not just about the intimacy and sex with your partner, it’s about your relationship with yourselves as well. We’ve learned that we can only connect as deeply with one another as we can with ourselves, and that this is the magic ingredient in making the walls fall away and the magic (yes, we’re serious about using this word) open up.
Annette and Graeme not only facilitate, but also have extensive life skills in relationship and sexuality issues to ensure and support your experience as both life changing and sustainable.
This is not only before and during the retreat, but also after you arrive back home with extensive follow up and ongoing support included. We follow up with you after the retreat as required, to ensure that your experience “lands” and becomes part of your life moving forward.
Reclaim the Ecstasy and Intimacy in your Relationship
Join us at the Sanctuary Retreat at Mission Beach QLD for a once in a lifetime intimate journey of love, acceptance and passion.
Arrive at Cairns Airport and be transferred to the tranquil hills near Mission Beach where “working” on your relationship has never been so truly delightful, with the gentleness and serenity of your surroundings, along with the relaxing vibration of nature gently peeling away layers of resistance…
A couple’s retreat that will allow you to see each other, and yourselves in a whole new way.
Discover your own unique pathway that will lead you into the Divine that exists within you and your partner.
School lunches and sex?
When we are so busy with our daily work and family schedules, how do we maintain a loving, supportive, deeply committed, yet passionate and exciting relationship?
Ecstasy and Intimacy is a couples retreat that provides opportunities for you to connect with your lover and recreate the excitement of your early days, when nothing could keep you away from each other.
And the skills for you to keep the connection alive when you get back home.
Security and stability – where’s the passion?
Often our priority for long term relationships is looking for security and stability. Yet in this search, we abandon the vitality and excitement of a new relationship for what ends up being predictability and sameness.
We start to believe we know everything about our partners, yet we’re viewing them through the lens of our unresolved hurts and triggers and stop seeing them (and ourselves) for who they actually are.
This seriously limits the potential of spontaneity, love and passion in your relationship.
Fall in love all over again.
This week invites you on an intimate journey of deep love and acceptance, to experience the ‘divine otherness’ of your partner, the newness that develops when we open to the now and fall in love with them (and ourselves) all over again…
This includes exploring aspects of sacred sexuality.
Discover the freedom in letting go of having to perform in sex, uncover the joys of receiving.
Give up merely striving for the one big ‘O’ and be amazed at what you’ve been missing along the way.
Become empowered in your sexuality through tantric practices, learning how to experience intensity of pleasure whilst staying relaxed.
In this place, allowing lovemaking to open your heart and create a fully satisfying experience that meets both of your deepest longings.
Honour your beloved
Honour the Divine in each other and embrace your beloved in mind, body and soul.
Create a place of realness, safety and resilience in your relationship with simple, but profound communication and emotional skills to enhance your understanding and love for each other and help you manage the triggers that are responsible for much of the pain between you.
Spend time in separate men’s and women’s circles, experience our masculine and feminine essence – that which we arise from and return to after we experience the bliss of “oneness” with our partner.
Gain insights into your own relationship from being with other committed couples. Feel the love in the air.
And the serenity in the dining area each evening as the place is deserted by couples heading off to their rooms for the night’s ‘homeplay’.
Every couple deserves this week!
Join experienced facilitators Annette and Graeme for a nurturing and rejuvenating couples retreat as we guide you and your partner in opening to intimacy, trust, spontaneity and playfulness, enhancing your experience of love, pleasure and passion.
In a long term committed relationship ourselves, we seek to honour, respect and deepen the integrity in your own.
Our Transformational Program Includes:
Nb. Working with each other- although this is a group retreat the focus is on your relationship and there are no partnered exchanges with other participants.
- Heartfelt Communication skills to open your connection
- Development of emotional skills to build your relationship resilience
- Activities designed to recreate the fun and the ability to play in your relationship
- Exploration of Tantric sexuality practices where you’ll learn to unite sex and love, reigniting passion
- Understanding the underlying nature of your relationship, what drives the negative behaviours within it, development of direct steps to create change
- Trigger management- learning how to manage those “sticky moments” when it makes no sense, and it hurts!
Learn the Cobra Breath technique and other energy moving practices
- Separate men’s and women’s circles where you see your masculine/feminine aspects more clearly
- Time to relax, swim, chill or joyful practice of your new skills
- Enjoy a special event at the end of the retreat, an outing you can simply enjoy together in a unique environment.
Honour the Divine in each other and embrace your beloved in mind, body and soul.
Reconnect sex and love.
Find the YOU in your relationship, as well as the WE.
Learn skills to last a lifetime.
Fall in love all over again.
Ecstasy and Intimacy 7 day residential couples retreat
Date: June 1-8 2019
Nb. we keep numbers limited so you get our full attention!
Included: Retreat, meals, accommodation and transfer from/to Cairns Airport
There are 2 levels of accommodation that will determine your ultimate cost:
Rainforest Huts with Alfresco ensuite
Full Fee $3,940 (AUD) per couple
Early Bird Fee: $3,740 (AUD) per couple if paid by April 1st
Wise Owl Fee $3,540 (AUD) per couple if paid by Mar 1st
Deposit: 20% $788 (AUD) non refundable, to secure your place
Deluxe Cabins with Ensuite
Full Fee $4545 (AUD) per couple
Early Bird Fee: $4,245 (AUD) per couple if paid by April 1st
Wise Owl Fee $4,045 (AUD) per couple if paid by Mar 1st
Deposit: 20% $909 (AUD) non refundable to secure your place
For those who would like to repeat this retreat (no matter which venue you did the first one in):
Rainforest Hut with Alfresco Ensuite $2,540
Deluxe Cabin with Ensuite $3065
Deposit $500 (non refundable)
Those who book early will receive priority in their accommodation of choice.
For extra practical details see this pdf: E & I Mission Beach Retreat What To Bring info
For further information or to make a booking, call 1800 TANTRA or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
” I came to the workshop because my husband and I had felt disconnected for a very long time, we had resolved a lot of issues but the intimacy was gone. Annette & Graeme gave us all the tools we needed to open up to each other and as a result found the same connection, love and affection we felt for each other that we hadn’t felt since the first 6 months of our relationship. We have walked away truly grateful for everything we were given” Fatima, WA
“It has brought me closer to my partner and given us a deep feeling of peace and closeness” Andrew, QLD
“I have a loving and trusting relationship with my partner but the pressure of working and living together was taking a toll on our communication on every level. We are committed to personal and spiritual development but couldn’t find anything that worked for couples. We do yoga and meditation and tried couples counselling- the latter a waste of time. Annette and Graeme’s work addresses the spiritual, the sexual and the practical. The synergy between loving your partner on a sensual, uninhibited, passionately sexual level, communicating better with deeper understanding, respect and honouring your own personal spiritual journey is encompassed in a week of carefully structured workshops, homeplay and personal attention. Their work has been honed thought years of experience and they are both very real and hands on. A wonderful experience on every level.” Suzanne, NSW
“Graeme and Annette truly embody their teachings. There is no clinical solution to understanding yourself. Their awareness of self and ability to step inside their own experience is truly a gift that cannot be described in words. If you are willing to challenge yourself to form a real connection with your own heart and soul then these two can take you to that place. It is only thought a true connection with yourself that you can rediscover how to love and connect with others.” Grant, QLD
“I came to the workshop thinking that we would be coming here to work on our sex life, but what I discovered was a very personal journey of healing my relationship with myself as a pathway to a more connected relationship with my partner- emotionally, spiritually, and physically. The approach of the facilitators was gentle, open hearted but also firm in ensuring participants got what they came to the workshop to achieve. I have never felt such passion, inner peace or physical pleasure as I have as a result of the Intimacy and Ecstasy retreat. Thankyou Annette & Graeme” Sally, QLD
“My wife and I have had trouble for years to be intimate, it was a big problem. We didn’t know what to expect from this workshop but we jumped in regardless. Never in our wildest dreams did we expect it to have such a positive influence on our lives. Graeme and Annette’s approach made us feel very comfortable in opening up to each other which was a big step to making us connect more emotionally. The sex was almost instant- amazing!! But more importantly, it was the emotional connection that we found to be more powerful. We will be forever grateful to Graeme and Annette for their amazing workshop, truly life changing. They’re such beautiful people. You will not regret a single moment.” Jarrod, WA
“We came to Oztantra 4 years ago in a last effort to save our marriage. Graeme and Annette not just saved our marriage but have taken it to new levels time and time again, each more fulfilling than the last. This was my first week long retreat and I was not disappointed. The workshop cemented my relationship with my husband and with myself, taking them to a higher level of understanding and in doing so I fell even deeper in love with him. It took that love to a whole new and deeper level that I did not think was possible. Thankyou does not even begin to cover it. Can’t wait till the next one!” Nicole, QLD
“I came to the workshop for my relationship with my wife. While the workshop was based on the learning of tantric sex the input form Annette & Graeme provided so much more. The education and practice of tantric sex was enlightening and revealed to me the importance of not just giving but receiving and how this can really enhance our sexual relationship. But of so much more value was the counselling provided by Annette & Graeme of our wider relationship, including some one on one time with just my wife and I. Annette & Graeme are grounded, practical, experienced facilitators and I can commend this tantric sex workshop to every couple.” Rod, NSW
“I am thankful beyond words to Annette and Graeme for the week my husband and I spent here under their guidance. We were very nervous coming here, as we brought a topic into this retreat that has been challenging us as a couple for years. But what we experienced during this retreat went way beyond our expectations. Annette and Graeme are so kind, authentic, experienced and sensitive that we trusted them and the process quickly. It felt always so safe and loving that we could go through a learning process that helped us discover things about ourselves we didn’t know were there! It was lots of fun and sometimes emotionally challenging but it was so worth it. My husband and I both understood that we first needed to be deeply connected with ourselves if we wanted to be deeply connected with each other. The insight I got from that affected me and us so much. Things started to move in the right direction, something shifted. Those are not only words, it really happened! We felt it, we went through it. I understand the meaning of connection now at a deeper level for myself and for our relationship. We came there to address a challenge and left the week changed, stronger, more loving, and truly connected as a couple. Thank you so much!” Patricia, Germany
“You owe it to yourself to come to this workshop. My preconceived ideas about sexuality were gently dissolved away by Annette & Graeme. Gently guiding me to trust myself, shed the shadows I’d layered around me, they allowed a more vulnerable, authentic me to emerge. Their knowledge and skill came through as each individuals’ and couples’ scenarios received customised attention that didn’t feel like it came out of a can. Life changing. Thankyou Annette & Graeme.” K.L. Malaysia
“This has been the most soul searching and couples bonding experience ever. We came to the workshop in a loving and respectful place which was hard to imagine we could create an even deeper bond, but we are leaving with lasting to enhance our love and grow as a couple. Annette & Graeme created a safe environment which allowed me to open up and grow deep in my soul. I feel more centred in my journey as a woman which in turn will allow me to be a better person for my partner. Thankyou Annette & Graeme.” Susan, U.S.
“A truly amazing and hopefully life changing experience. I came here with a rather narrow view or goal oriented sexuality and left with a completely different view of myself, my relationship and my sexuality. Annette & Graeme are amazing facilitators, leaders, confidantes and whatever I needed. It feels like an entirely new direction has been shown to me. I can only recommend to really anybody anywhere to do this workshop when you have the chance- what a privilege.” Jan, Germany
“This retreat was very meaningful and fulfilling to me. To have experienced this beautiful journey with my husband over the 7 days has really created a sense of depth and beauty in our relationship and the closeness we share. This retreat is not just for long married couples but for all lovers who want to experience the depth of love and intimacy. Its an amazing feeling of lasting joy and intimacy we’ve shared and learned. Thankyou Annette & Graeme for taking us on this beautiful journey of intimacy.” Evelyn, VIC
“This workshop has helped me identify and connect with my inner self and desires which has in turn allowed my connection with my husband to grow by leaps and bounds. The workshop and the space was calming and brought peace to many of the difficulties I faced. Come with an open mind, be ready to be challenged. Annette & Graeme will help you find the love, the connection and inner peace you deserve.” Jan, Malaysia
“When we started we already had a very good foundation in our relationship. this workshop took that foundation and built upon it a home of stone. We were able to reach deeper into each others’ souls and hearts and I came away with even a deeper love of my life partner. Though the workshop she manifested a dream that we shared and Annette & Graeme, the other couples and the entire staff fulfilled that dream for us. It was truly magical to see what can happen out of love and compassion for others. This workshop was a life experience that I will never regret.” Derek, U.S.
“When we arrived I just wasn’t comfortable and didn’t know what to expect. On the second day we were asked to share about ourselves, I was reluctant to open up but after the group finished sharing I felt so comfortable with myself I did. It was one of the best things I had done in the 50years of my life and I had the best of the remaining 5 days. The men’s sharing was excellent with Graeme leading us. Thankyou Annette & Graeme for your help and support from the bottom of my heart. I would like to do another one sometime soon. May God continue to bless you both with the amazing job you do.” Lional, VIC
“After 37yrs of marriage and raising a family I needed to be able to communicate and relate better to my husband. During the retreat I learned how to deeply communicate with him, both verbally and physically by being true to myself. I learned ways to open up to him that I can always use. We set relationship goals together that will guide our future and we regained the intimacy of our earlier years.” Samantha, QLD
This week was fabulous. I came here not knowing what to expect and was apprehensive but have come away with the skills and power to be confident in myself and find my ‘inner man’. This new me is going to help me fix my issues and be a better and more responsible husband and father. Thankyou Annette & Graeme!” Jamie, QLD
“I came to the workshop because I had hit a wall in my relationship and couldn’t find my way. The retreat gave me so much more than I dreamed. I regain my power as a woman, reconnect with my heart again, regain trust in my motherhood capacity and connected with so menay great and authentic people. I also see myself as a much better lover” Francoise, NT
“I started the week feeling stressed and uptight. With so many changes in my life, the kids all leaving home, downsizing into a smaller home (we’d been in our previous one 25yrs) and a new job. It all felt overwhelming. Through the week we did lots of activities and processes that released a lot of the fear and anxieties. This was done in a well supported environment. I now feel a lot more comfortable in my body. I am able to step into the excitement of my new beginnings with my beautiful wife.” Greg, NSW
“I came to this retreat with doubt that my marriage would continue. I was focussed on making a decision as to whether or not to stay. The retreat helped me focus on myself first, which completely changed my perspective and I discovered what I really needed in the process. My husband experienced his own journey and now we are ready to come back together to try again. What a wonderful, amazing and enlightening week!” Angela, QLD
“A deeply life changing experience! I came to the retreat without expectation but hoping to reach deep inside to find my inner self. This I achieved and have emerged better understanding myself and my relationship with my partner. We are stronger and have a clear path forward together, in a tantric space filled with love and understanding of each other.” Barry, NT
“I came to the E & I week with sexual problems that I believed were due to my husband’s lack of skill in lovemaking. Through the exercises & processes offered during the retreat I came to the realization that sexual abuse I’d experienced when I was about 8yo, & had discounted as almost harmless, had in fact had a huge negative impact on my ability to trust my husband in intimacy. I had always dismissed my abuse experience as minimal, because there was no penetration involved, but discovered its impact on my sub-conscience in the course of this powerful week. I’m now experiencing the benefits of healing practices, learned on the retreat with my husband, which are helping me reconnect to my sexuality & to the love I’d thought I’d lost for my husband. I would highly recommend this retreat to any couple experiencing difficulties in their relationship.” Bernadette, NSW
“I came to this retreat wanting to allow myself to feel more. After the retreat I found I was not only able to feel more but able to open my heart to my partner and receive her love” Tony, QLD
“Totally and truly blissful, ecstatic, orgasmic, joyous & divine! We felt so safe in Annette & Graeme’s sacred hands. Marriage saved.” Elizabeth QLD
“The greatest gift we could have given our relationship. It has helped me understand myself as a man, my role in committed relationship and given me the confidence to feel, desire and explore.” Andrew QLD
“Our 20 year relationship was strained to near breaking point due to differences in libido and attitudes to sex. It took an enormous amount of courage for my husband and I to enrol in an Oztantra workshop as we thought the teachers would be extremely alternative and the group would be full of ‘weirdos’. The benefits we gained at the course and following it have been beyond our greatest expectations, resulting in a deepening and strengthening of our relationship from the sexual right through to the spiritual. Annette and Graeme are very down to earth people who are gifted at helping others move at their own pace through relationship growth. The other participants were couples just like us, with their own set of challenges but looking to increase intimacy with their partners. I highly recommend others to put any hesitation aside, go to a workshop, and find out what it means to be fully present in life, relationship and love.” Robyn, NSW
“This weeklong retreat provided a gentle but direct environment where I very quickly resonated with feelings and emotions I had shut down for years. I was reminded of what life could be like again and was overcome with the love I felt for my children and partner. You just know life must be better if lived this way.” Greg VIC
“It has been freeing. I felt some personal restriction/reservation/doubt within myself I do not feel anymore, that other women have something that I cannot be. That mysterious restriction is gone. We are excited about the intimate connection we have” Marie WA
“This was a truly profound and life changing week. Sharing myself, feeling understood and loved even with my challenges was hugely reassuring. To get to know myself in ways I hadn’t imagined and to see my girlfriend open up and grow has been a beautiful experience” Kieran NSW
“I will never be the same again, my expectations were exceeded in a way that completely surprised and delighted me. No reflection about this week would be complete without saying how deeply grateful I am to recognize the beauty in my partner and to say this experience has awakened a desire to fall in love with him all over again.” Marcie QLD
“After 23 yrs of marriage things had become unexciting, boring, normal and living everyday life with work and kids being the most important. My husband and I had lost that intimate connection. We have discovered each other again, that we hadn’t really changed just lost the connection. We have now discovered the most important thing is to love yourself and put yourself first, making our relationship stronger and more intimate for the rest of our lives” Lisa SA
“My experience has been great and what I liked best was the safety of the platform created. The retreat raised issues that I could work with in an atmosphere of love and respect. At no time was I embarrassed by any of the content and the leadership was outstanding.” Allan QLD
“Annette & Graeme, thankyou from the bottom of my heart for giving me the support, love and space, for holding me up when I would have given up. The work I have done here is helping me to find the light and love inside myself and feel empowered to live life to the fullest. This has been another profound step on my journey. .” Lucie VIC
“I was dragged to this workshop wondering what the hell I was in for. I was very nervous from the time I agreed to halfway through the first day when I realized the other people there were no different to us. Opening up new ways of thinking about relationships I now realize I was in a partnership with my wife; now I am in a relationship with her. Learning that 99% of the time my wife’s frustrations were not about me, I just happened to be there, has helped our relationship 500% in just 6 days!” Jarred QLD
”Through the workshop we were able to free ourselves of our deepest issues which were haunting our relationship and able to reconnect from a place of deep love and heartfelt connection, rather than a superficial place of ego. In short, this saved our relationship and I cannot wait for our new lives together! It’s like we’re in the honeymoon phase all over again but in a more authentic space. If you’re considering this retreat you won’t regret it, invest in your relationship potential.’
Anastasia 26yrs, NSW
“I would never have chosen this as something that I would have done or even needed to do. I now cannot imagine not being able to feel, this brings joy to me and opens me to everything, especially my partner, and surprisingly myself. I am alive.” Brett NSW
“I had no sense that finding ecstasy and intimacy in myself could give me such a taste of freedom. Somehow finding and accepting myself turned 40yrs of anger, defensiveness and fear into a heightened sense of my capacity for joy, love and sexual intimacy” Lin VIC
“My marriage of only one year was on the line. Coming to this retreat was both a no brainer and a matter of urgency. I had no idea what to expect but knew my relationship was worth it. Looking back on this intense training in such a tranquil environment it has brought to my relationship what we’ve always wanted and yet nothing we thought possible. Our connection, devotion and awareness, not only of one another but ourselves is a gift we will carry for the rest of our lives.’ Oliver 34yrs, NSW
“Before this retreat we were still in love after 21yrs of marriage, children and real life but had lost touch with one another. The retreat showed us how to reconnect with one another, our own feelings and move beyond our old, destructive patterns and work together to become more whole, loving people.” Robert NSW
“I feel so amazingly alive and more aware of my feminine self- I feel like a Goddess to both myself and my beloved partner. I have never before experienced this unbelievable sensual, tingling, raw emotion. Intimacy & Ecstasy at the same time, with all my heart. Annette & Graeme I am honorably grateful for my unique experience.” Sonia NSW