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Natural Awakenings San Diego

Intimacy Retreats Go Online

Diana and Richard Daffner have been leading Intimacy Retreats for 23 years in places such as Siesta Key, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Jamaica. Now, as a response to our new “socially distant” world, the Daffners have taken their retreats online.
    Virtual weekends will be held July 17-19, August 7-9 and September 11-13. Each retreat starts on a Friday at 6:30 p.m. EST and concludes on a Sunday evening, making it possible for couples to attend from various time zones. The group sessions are live and experiential, and screen time is spread out over the weekend. Between sessions, couples are given “home-play” assignments to enjoy in private. According to the Daffners, these assignments reinforce and personalize the workshop’s teachings, providing participants with “life and loving skills that will be with them forever.” There is never public nudity or sexual activity during Intimacy Retreats.
    The Daffners say their practices are drawn from Tantra, mindfulness studies and relationship trainings in communication, movement and touch. Married since 1985, the Daffners are authors of Tantric Sex for Busy Couples: How to Deepen Your Passion in Just Ten Minutes a Day. Both Diana and Richard are certified sexologists, and Diana has a Master of Arts in counseling.

For information on Intimacy Retreats, call 941-349-6804.