Couples Therapy Retreat Vacation in the Beautiful Arizona Desert

When it’s time for a marriage intervention and you feel like you’ve tried everything.

Next Upcoming Retreat
2024 Availability in Arizona

Welcome to the Romantic Sonoran Desert just north of Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona

Craving a deeper emotional and physical Connection with your partner?

Longing to bring back the love and affection you once shared with your husband or wife?

Experience a total marriage transformation at our Getting the Love You Want Marriage counseling retreats in the Arizona desert.


Go from having unproductive arguments and feeling alone in your relationship to…OMG now I understand what’s been causing unhealthy conflict all these years.

From doubting your choices and judgment to realizing you chose the perfect spouse to share your life with.

Voted by Brides Magazine as one of the best couples retreats in the world!


4 Days to work on your marriage and get back the loving, affectionate relationship you once shared…TOGETHER.

Sometimes we “forget” our spouse.

Not literally, but in a way we really do.

We get wrapped up in the stress of raising the kids, pressures of work and living…

…and we forget why we fell in love, who we are married to, the special moments that brought us together…

And we live along side each other almost like roommates. Not soulmates.

We are guilty of falling into this pattern of rote too and so we have renewed our commitment to each other.

Schedule time alone, to work on the state of our “union”. Marriage maintenance is needed in nearly all relationships at some time. Come work on your marriage with us in the desert paradise of Arizona.

If you feel the same way, (especially after covid!) and you’d like to renew your commitment to each other, fall back in love, reawaken old feelings and truly experience joy together again, ask us about the Getting the Love You Want weekend getaway in Arizona!

Coronavirus notwithstanding, you can’t wait to work on your marriage until it’s dry and depleted…

That’s why we’ve planned a safe couples therapy getaway for you, with multiple Covid19 safety precautions, so that you don’t need to wait and can getaway now to do much needed work together.

Join us in 2023 at our next tropical retreat for Imago couples!

You’ll have time recharge and renew both your physical body on the beautiful beaches and luxury accommodations of Civana, a wellness + resort and spa in Phoenix and restore your spirit by revitalizing the connection between and the one you fell in love with all those years ago. Therapy will be work, but by the last few days you’re both going to experience a romantic couples getaway that wasn’t possible before imago therapy.

Invite your spouse to join you on this journey together to become better partners for each other and improve your communication and understanding of one another.

Spend a weekend recommitting to your #couplegoals and actually achieve and create a beautiful future for your relationship together! An imago marriage counseling retreat in the desert might be just the thing you both need to get your relationship back on track.

Text, Call or Register now to getaway to Arizona and finally Get the Love You Want!

Marriage counseling retreat vacations are so transformational for couples having relationship problems and communication issues.

The Getting the Love You Want™ Marriage Retreat is for you if you want to:

  • Finally feel heard, understood, and respected by your husband or wife
  • Renew stale or struggling relationships
  • Get the knowledge and understanding to know whether you should stay married
  • Resolve old childhood “stuff” that’s keeping your relationship from reaching its full potential
  • Discovering and shedding those aggravating triggers that your spouse seems to provoke in you
  • Comfortably talk safely about any issue in your relationship and remain connected
  • Finally feel loved (maybe even for the first time ever!) by discovering your personal love language and living it out to the fullest
  • Achieve your relationship goals through a completed done-for-you plan
  • Satisfy your needs for physical and emotional connection
  • Learn how to ask for what you want and get the love you want instead of being a victim
  • Remove negativity, retaliation, reactivity, anger, and blame through our formula for detoxing your marriage
  • Heal the crushing effects of infidelity and make amends
  • Establish new rituals for re-romanticizing your relationship
  • Shift the negative energy in 5 minutes or less!

Welcome to Civana Resort & Wellness Center in Carefree, Arizona

This desert resort is the perfect romantic  couples getaway to reconnect and work on your marriage. Practice the imago dialogue to improve your communication, and get to the bottom of the issues you and your spouse are experiencing. Our Getting the Love You Want marriage retreat takes place at a stunning Arizona couples resort offering couples an all inclusive experience to make unforgettable memories for years to come! Your search for the perfect Arizona couples therapy retreat is over! Civana Wellness Resort & Spa is rated among the best resorts for romantic getaways in Arizona. Book today before our retreat is full!

The therapist at the retreat was wonderful for us. The whole program is exactly what we needed! – S.A + J.T

Planning to spend the day exploring on Saturday, it is absolutely wonderful here. The hotel is the best and everyone here treats us with such kindness! The food is amazing, my room is perfect and beautiful. Thank you so much for creating this experience for us! -B.N.

What’s Included

4 Days/3 Nights at the romantic desert venue retreat, Civana Wellness Resort & Spa in just north of Phoenix, Arizona

All meals and beverages (excludes alcohol and snacks)

All taxes and gratuities

3 Days of Couples Educational Workshop, Workbook and all materials


Day 1: Welcome

4:00 PM – Welcome Meeting and Introductions
Housekeeping Items 

4:30 PM – Introduction to Imago and Discussion- “Identification of the 3 Relationship stages” – Explore the secret agenda of relationships, understanding which stage of relationship you are in and how that is currently affecting your marriage.

5:30 PM – Group Dinner 

7:15 PM –  Discussion:  “Personal relationship history” – Explore your personal relationship history through written exercises that will open up your eyes to your relationship stumbling blocks. 1 hour

8:15 End of Evening

Day 2: “Restoring Hope” – 6 Hours to Open up your Eyes to the Realization that your Marriage has the Potential to be Different”

Breakfast- Restaurant open at 7AM

8:30 AM – Opening Exercise

9:00 AM – Discussion: Crossing the Bridge- Discover how your past impacts the present. A “conversation” with your parents about old unresolved hurts

10:30 AM – “Why you chose your partner” – Learn about the missing parts of yourself and know how to reclaim them.

11:15 AM – “Relationship frustration” – Experience deep healing around a difficult issue with your spouse using the Imago Dialogue practice which is a safe and comfortable way to communicate.

12:10 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch

1:15 PM Desert Meditation: Discussion: “Living Gratefully” – Harness the power of gratitude, naturally flourishing into becoming a more successful and appreciative person.

4:15 PM – Closing Exercise- Holding 10 min

Break for evening, time for spa treatments, Civana classes, desert hikes, Dinner (Restaurant open until 10 PM)

Day 3: “Hope becomes Reality” – 6 Hours to turn your hope for your new relationship into reality

Breakfast- Restaurant opens at 7AM

8:30 AM – Intro

9:00 AM – “Dream Up Your Relationship Vision”– Craft a vision that you can successfully live out for your new future together.  

10:15 AM – “Receive the Love that Your Partner is Sending You” – Diagnose your love language, learn how to use your love language and the love language of others more effectively to get and to give the love that you want.

11:00- Hi Energy Fun

11:30 Lunch

1:00 PM – “Transforming Your Frustrations into Request” – A comprehensive inventory and exercise to ask for what you want.

2:15 PM – Flooding

3:15 PM – “Why you chose your spouse” – Learn about the missing parts of yourself and know how to reclaim them.

Closing exercise- Holding

4:20 PM – , End day, time for spa treatments, desert hikes, Civana classes, Dinner (Restaurant open until 10PM)

Day 4: Take Home Takeaways

Breakfast (opens at 7AM)

8:30 AM – Centering Exercise

9:00 AM – Recap of Main Takeaways

9:45 – Going Home with new Romance, eval, and closing ceremony

10:40- 11:10 AM – Closing Ceremony



*Times and Itinerary are an outline and subject to change

Get To Know Your Getting the Love You Want ™ Workshop Leader

Karen Olson

April 23-26, 2023, Workshop Presenter in Scottsdale, Arizona

Since I first encountered my Imago mentor, Bonnie Brinkman, and then began instruction with Imago senior faculty member, Maya Kollman, I have been in love with Imago therapy and its community! I have seen magic happen between many couples since I started my training in 2008 and even more so when I became a workshop presenter in 2013. I live in Arizona and am happy to welcome you and your partner to my neck of the woods to do some deep healing work.



What other Retreat Leaders have to Say About the Workshop

Can’t make those dates? Check out other available dates

July 30- August 6, 2023

7 Day Cruise to the Bahamas!

July 30-August 6, 2023, Workshop Presenters David and Donna Bowman

Join us on this special Getting the Love You Want 7 day cruise to the Bahamas! Awaken the fun and romance in your relationship as David and Donna Bowman guide you through hours of new ideas, new tools, and a plan for experiencing the abundance of your connection each day…at sea…and at home. Details to come!

Questions about your situation or want more details? Schedule a time to speak with us.



Frequently Asked Questions

What if my flight gets cancelled?

As the flight is booked separately from the registration fee, it is best for you to book refundable tickets. Usually, if an airline cancels a flight, you will be reimbursed.

We strongly recommend that you purchase flight cancellation insurance/travel insurance to protect yourself from unexpected circumstances that may cause you to cancel your retreat. Cancellation of any travel plans, airlines, etc. will be completely your responsibility.

What if I test positive for Covid and cannot attend?

If you are not able to attend, due to COVID, your monies will be applied towards a future retreat.

If the retreat has not been cancelled by us, and you cancel within 30 days of the retreat, you will be able to apply the funds towards a future retreat. If you need to cancel over 31 days, you will receive your money back minus the nonrefundable deposit.

What if the retreat gets cancelled?

If we need to cancel the retreat for safety or lack of attendance reasons, you will be fully refunded. We are not responsible for any non refundable or non-transferable air tickets or other unrecoverable travel costs that you may have incurred.

What if I have to cancel my reservation?

If you cancel your booking 31 days before the retreat, you will be refunded, minus the non refundable deposit. If you cancel your booking less than 30 days before the retreat your funds will be applied towards a future retreat date and you are welcome to attend at a later date.

What are the COVID safety precautions at the hotel?

As of September 17, 2021, masks are requested in public areas minus outdoors and restaurants. (Subject to change)


CleanComplete Verification™ program, a 360-degree quality, safety, and hygiene system enabling the ultimate peace of mind. We’ve also enhanced our program with CleanComplete+, providing guests COVID-19 antigen testing for a nominal fee and quarantine reassurance.


*A full terms and conditions is available upon request