Our Lived Experience of Love: Imago

The Cliff Notes On Conflict


Getting The Love You Want Relationship Workshops + Retreats 2021 Calendar

When & Where

Testimonials

"We had the best experience with Michelle Bohls’ IMAGO class online. It was the best of both worlds for us. We had the connection and fun of learning with the group in the Zoom class, but more importantly we had the security of home for the break out couples sessions. It was the safety of home that I really appreciated, knowing that no one else could overhear our private conversations allowed us to be more vulnerable and experience a deeper intimacy in sharing our emotions. My fiancĂ© was reluctant when we first started the class, but by the end he was really grateful we did it. It gave us so many useful tools in communication. We loved it so much that we now want our adult children to do it with their significant others." – J.L.

"I have taken many online courses over the years, and I've taught several as well. None of them were as well executed or insightful as Michelle's course. She skillfully engages her audience so that it feels like a real classroom. Instead of the typical zoom set-up where the learner is passive, Michelle uses her time to encourage students to engage, practice, and do hands-on learning. My partner and I learned so much about each other, and ourselves – all while having a lot of fun!" – R.

Oprah LOVES this workshop….
https://omny.fm/shows/oprah-s-supersoul-conversations/getting-the-love-you-want

Imago Couples Weekend Workshops Online

Learn to communicate and connect from the privacy and comfort of your own space while learning with other couples online.

2021 CALENDAR:

    – July 30-Aug 1st, 2021 Online Only – LGBTQ relationships only
    – August 13-15th, 2021 Online Only
    – September 10-12th, 2021 Online Only
    – See retreat options below for additional dates

Communication, communication, communication… learn how to be productive and snap out of the "Ground Hog's Day" of scripted conflict! Easy to follow exercises, short video clips, with private time and space to practice with assistance as needed!

AGENDA

    Friday evening
    5:00 – 8:00 pm Central Standard Time
    Welcome and Introductions
    The Importance of Positive Communication
    Saturday
    9:00 am – 12:30 pm CST
    Safe Conversations and the Importance of a Growth Mindset
    3:00 pm – 6:30 pm CST
    Understanding the Deeper Meaning of Conflict
    Sunday
    9:00 am – 12:30 pm CST
    Dissolving Conflict
    3:00 pm – 6:30 pm CST
    Transforming Relationships

    NOTE: There are multiple companion videos that will facilitate your online workshop experience like the Cliff Notes for Connection video at the top of this page.

REGISTER
$950
Please note there are no refunds


Payment Options




Imago Retreats in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

A Special Retreat for Couples

Getting The Love You Want Workshop **Retreat Version in Playa Grande, Costa Rica **
November 1st -7th Check in Monday 11/1 at 3 pm, Check out Sunday 11/7 at 11 am

This 18-hour course is spread out over the week with a lot of time built in for integration, reflection, and high energy fun! Walk the beaches, surf, play games, read a book, take a tour, swim some laps, grab a yoga mat or a nap. Lodging and meals are provided and two full-day tour days are included. Reclaim the lost energy of your relationship!

Communication, communication, communication… learn how to be productive and snap out of the "Ground Hog's Day" of scripted conflict! Easy to follow exercises, short video clips, with private time and space to practice with assistance as needed!

    AGENDA

    Each day: 6 am early morning stretching, beach walk and swim with juice or smoothie (optional)
    *Most flights land in the afternoon, we can arrange shuttles for you if you are not renting a car
    Monday – Welcome and introduction 3 hours 4 – 7 pm with dinner and a cooking lesson with our Chef!
    Tuesday – 3 hours of course work 9 am – 12 noon – 4 pm Sunset dinner in Flamingo or Brasilto
    Wednesday – 3 hour morning program 8 – 11:00 am, Sailing, snorkel and sunset tour 11:00 am – 7 pm
    Thursday – 3 hours of course work 9 am – 12 noon, lunch, after lunch break for 2 hours, 3 hours pm 3 – 6 pm
    Friday – tour day or "off day" to relax or surf or trip to a waterfall, Sunset dinner in Tamarindo
    Saturday – 10 am – 2 pm learning recap, lunch, after the retreat care, and closing, evening off to surf or relax
    Sunday – Breakfast send off – airport shuttles leave

    Included Amenities

      – Workbooks for program work
      – Salt water and swimming infinity pools
      – Beach walks
      – Transportation for tours
      – Sailing and snorkeling tour
      – Surfing lessons or alternative tour
      – Incredible sunsets
      – Yoga mats
      – Lodging
      – All meals including snacks and non alcoholic beverages

    COUPLES RETREAT PACKAGE: $6,200 Early Bird: $5,750 US per couple, airfare not included


    $6,200 Costa Rica Retreat




    Experience the Magic of Playa Grande's Imago Retreat Center — check out the place below!

Advanced Imago Retreats

Characterological Growth: Shadow work in Relationships

Personal Growth for Relational Competency

A retreat in Playa Grande, Costa Rica

November 28th – December 5th – Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Check in Sunday, Nov 28th at 2 pm, Check out Sunday, Dec 5th by 10 am

This 18-hour course is spread out over eight days with a lot of time for integration, reflection, and high energy fun! Lodging and meals are provided and two full day tours are included.

We all have different levels of comfort with our thinking, moving, sensing, emotional, and being functions as well as discomfort with other aspects. We may over work or under work, we may struggle to relax or to move our bodies, we may struggle with pleasure or with limiting pleasure. Learn how to bring these energies into balance through transformational dialogues. Reclaim lost parts of yourself in a way that will energize all of your relationships!

Through dialogue with your fellow participants, you will have the opportunity to explore the forces that shut down certain aspects of yourself — we all received implicit and explicit messages from family, communities and schools that influenced us in ways that no longer serve us or our relationships. Easy to follow exercises, short video clips, and private time and space to explore with assistance as needed! This is one of the most powerful personal growth experiences and it is even better when shared with a friend or partner. Walk the beaches, surf, play games, read a book, take a tour, swim some laps, grab a yoga mat or a nap.

Pre-req: Getting The Love You Want or Keeping the Love You Find Workshop

    Included Amenities

      – Workbooks for course work
      – Salt water and swimming infinity pools
      – Beach walks
      – Transportation for tours
      – Sailing and snorkeling tour
      – Surfing lessons or alternative tour
      – Incredible sunsets
      – Yoga mats
      – Lodging
      – All meals including snacks and non alcoholic beverages

      AGENDA

      Each day: early morning stretching, beach walk and swim with juice or smoothie (optional)
      Sunday evening – Welcome and introduction watching the sunset 3 hours 4 – 7 pm
      Monday – tour day or "off day" to relax or tour TBD: sailing and snorkeling, hike to waterfall, or surf lesson
      Tuesday – 3 hours of course work 9 am – 12 noon – 4 pm Sunset dinner on the beach in Flamingo
      Wednesday – 1/2 tour day or "off day" to relax or surf, 3 hour evening program 3 – 6 pm
      Thursday – 3 hours of course work 9 am – 12 noon, lunch, after lunch break for 2 hours, 3 hours pm 3 – 6 pm
      Friday – 3 hours of course work 9 am – 12 noon, lunch, after lunch break for 2 hours, Sunset dinner in Tamarindo – 3 pm – 9 pm
      Saturday – Morning off – learning recap, after the retreat care and closing 2 pm – 6 pm
      Sunday morning breakfast send off!

    ADVANCED IMAGO RETREAT PACKAGE: $6,800 per couple or $4,500 per individual, airfare not included
    Please note there are no refunds


    $6,800 Costa Rica Retreat




    Experience the Magic of Playa Grande's Imago Retreat Center — check out the place below!

     

Facilitator Certification Program

Professionals and Coaches:

Is this training for me?

Yes, if…

    – you need a career change
    – you have just been promoted into management and want to be successful as a leader
    – you dream of coaching others to live an inspired life
    – you are interested in bringing meaning to your existing career
    – you want to help groups of people learn how to be productive in safe and meaningful ways

    What will I learn?

      – to facilitate communication with diverse populations
      – to adapt the Imago communication techniques with individual clients and professional groups
      – to develop and teach Relational Competency
      – to create a sense of belonging in groups and organizations
      – to manage the polarization of competing ideas in decision making

    What is included?

    This Leadership Development and Coaching Program consists of:

      Two 5-day Intensives:

      San Diego, CA at FeatherHeart Ranch San Diego, CA Oct 18-23rd, 2021

      + 2 Equus Coaching sessions – work with the horses to learn more about your leadership style

      Playa Grande, Costa Rica March 21-27th, 2022

      + 2 Surfing Lessons – work with the ocean to increase your ability to be present and embodied

      Online
      + 6 one-day Specialty trainings on coaching individuals, dyads (like business partners or co-parents), groups, organizations and communities (Dates TBD)
      + 6 three-hour online small group consultation sessions to develop your practicum project (Dates TBD)

    Training Amenities

      – All meals including snacks and non alcoholic beverages will be provided in San Diego and Playa Grande
      – Labyrinth (San Diego)
      – Sauna, swimming pool and jacuzzi (San Diego)
      – Horses and donkeys (San Diego)
      – Hiking (San Diego)
      – Country Western music and dancing (San Diego)
      – Salt water and swimming infinity pools (Playa Grande)
      – Surfing (Playa Grande)
      – Beach walks (Playa Grande)
      – Sailing and snorkeling (Playa Grande)

    Requirements

      Pre-req: Getting The Love You Want or Keeping the Love You Find Workshop
      Requirements for certification: attend all 16 days of training, 6 consultation sessions, and complete a practicum project that demonstrates the skills of presence and imago facilitation.

    First Intensive: San Diego, CA Oct 18-23rd

    Monday evening, October 18 – October 23rd Closing Saturday night, checking out/flying home Sunday

    AGENDA
    Monday – Welcome and introductions with Dinner at the Taco Truck at 6 pm – 8 pm
    Tuesday – 9 am – 12 noon The Four Paradigms for Communication and Core Skills, lunch 12 – 1:30 pm, Small Group Practicum 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Wednesday – 9 am check in, small groups and lunch 10 – 1 pm, course work 2 – 5 pm
    Thursday – 9 am – 12 noon work with the horses on presence, lunch 12-1:30 pm, 1:30 pm course work – 5 pm
    Friday – 9 am – 12 noon course work , lunch 12 – 1:30 pm, 2 pm – 5 pm
    Saturday – Work with the horses as a group 9 – 12 noon, lunch 12-1:30 pm, 1:30 – 6 pm learning recap and closing

    Second Intensive: Playa Grande, Guanacaste, Costa Rica March 21-27

    Monday evening, check in 2 pm March 21st – Sunday, March 27th check out

    AGENDA
    Monday – Welcome at Sunset 4 pm – 7 pm family style dinner
    Each day: Early morning stretching, beach walk at 6 am, and swim at 7 am with juice or smoothie (optional)
    Tuesday – 8 am – 12 noon course work, lunch 12-1:30 pm, 1:30 – 3 pm course work, 3 – 8 pm Dinner in Tamarindo
    Wednesday – 8 am check in, small groups and lunch 11 – 2 pm, course work 2 – 4 pm Introduction to Surfing
    Thursday – Surf camp 1/2 day (weather and physical health permitting) and Sailing at Sunset Tour
    Friday – 8 am – 12 noon course work , lunch 12 – 1:30 pm, 2 pm – 5 pm small groups, Dinner in Catalina
    Saturday – 8 am – 12 noon course work, lunch 12-1:30 pm, 1:30 – 6 pm learning recap and closing

    FACILITATOR CERTIFICATION PACKAGE: $9,300 per individual, all materials, sessions and meals are included… airfare and lodging not included in San Diego. A list a lodging and camping options will be sent out. Meals, lodging and tours are included for Costa Rica, airfare is not. Discounts for early registration and couples prices are listed below.
    Please note there are no refunds.


    $9,300




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