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West Sussex RH20 4HL

John Shuttleworth.
or Tatiana Shuttleworth

Tel +44 (0) 7714648877

Couple Retreat.

Learning to Love and Be Loved

Dates: Once again we have decided to postpone this workshop until we are in a time of more certainty regarding travel and Covid. The current situation is making it difficult for prospective participants to commit to the week. We will update this as soon as there is any change.

A week long retreat for couples.

With John and Tatiana Shuttleworth

Venue La Roane, South of France.

For a New Beginning

In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.

For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.

It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the gray promises that sameness whispered,
Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,
Wondered would you always live like this.

Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plenitude opening before you.

Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life's desire.

Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

John O'Donahugh.

We would like to invite you to "awaken your spirit to adventure," and join us on this couples retreat of learning to love and be loved.

This retreat is likely to be the first residential we will be offering after the retrictions of lockdown and what that has meant for us all. We will be mindful of the themes and opportunities that we see individually and collectively emerging in these interesting and challenging times.

Given the demands and complexities of our modern day lives, our most intimate and important relationships are often left isolated and unsupported, attempting somehow to survive the challenges expected of them, with little or no resourcing, nourishment or a context in which to have a voice of their own in terms of what they are offering the individuals within it.

Our previous couple retreats have confirmed our understanding that couples really do need a village to hold them. The energy created by a loving couple is more than they can contain on their own. Our particpants have found that being part of a caring community of like minded men and women, willing to really engage, listen and respond to the potential and challenge of what is being called for, individually, in relationship, and collectively, can be life changing.

This workshop will offer couples an opportunity to explore in depth what it really means to risk fully opening to giving and receiving love, and to begin to learn to listen to the unique potential for healing, transformation, and growth that their relationship holds for them. We will explore ways of nourishing the relationship and attend to what may be blocking the possibilities for growth, by working in a variety of ways including using the arts and nature. We will also attend to ancestral patterns, and to what is being called for at this particular time.

We hope that this week proves to be nourishing, fulfilling, relaxing and fun. We will also explore ways to keep the flame of your relationship alive and supported when you return home.

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La Roane is peaceful and secluded with wonderful woodland walks to explore, a paradise for nature lovers.

We will take over the whole place for the week to ensure privacy and to create a safe retreat space.

Nearby is the mediaeval market town of St Antonin recently voted the 3rd most beautiful village in France and the scene of "The Hundred Foot Journey" starring Helen Mirren.

Flowing through St Antonin and the spectacular Aveyron gorge is the River Aveyron, ideal for picnicing, swimming and canoeing.

To visit the website for La Roane go to https://nigelshamash.com/ https://nigelshamash.com/

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Swimming pool.
Group room
Yurt room
Double room.

During the week there will be the opportunity of a trip to the town and outdoor market in St Antonin, and a trip to the Gorge.

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The price of the workshop is 1200.00 per person plus 60 two way transfer to Tolouse airport. This includes full board, vegetarian food, and free wine every evening, plus an excursion or two if you want. Also included is use of sauna, bikes, and all facilities. There is a mixture of very beautiful accommodation options.

If you'd like to join us we will require a deposit of 250 per person by the 31st of March 2022. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Deposits will only be refunded if travel is restricted due to Covid, on any other valid medical emergency.
The balance of the full amount will be payable by July 1st 2022.

If you want to fly, you will need to book Wednesday to Wednesday flights The nearest airport (one hour away) is Tolouse.

We will arrange a transfer from the airport for those who have booked the transfer.

If this is something you'd like to do, do let us know as soon as possible, as we are proceeding on a first come first served basis and places are limited. If you haven't worked with us before please phone us on 0771 464 8877 so we can discuss together whether this workshop would meet your needs as a couple.

We will send you more details about the week nearer the time, but feel free to email us if you want more information at time2relate@hotmail.com. To read more about the facilitators, and to find out more about our way of thinking about relationships - please visit the other pages of our website.

We prefer payment by bank transfer to our time2realte account. Please email us at time2relate@hotmail.com and we will send the relevant bank details