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Couples, are you ready to do something different and exciting that will take your relationship to the next level? Well JOIN us for “The Art of Intimacy Couples Retreat at the luxurious InterContinental Buckhead – Atlanta, GA

Are you a couple who is ready to deepen, renew and transform your relationship into a fun, juicy, exciting and passion filled experience?

Has your relationship been affected by the pressures of life…children, family and career demands, financial pressures, or simple boredom?

Are you ready to heal relationship hurts, release old patterns and learn new techniques and tools to take your relationship to the next level?

If you are ready for a deeper, more intimate and more passionate relationship, join us at “The Art of Intimacy Couples Retreat™” in a luxurious, five-star hotel for a powerful, fun and transformational experience!

“This is one of the BEST retreats we have experienced!!!  Some real live healing took place for me and the King.  We will be attending the next retreat!”
T.B., Atlanta

“The retreat was powerful and exciting!  Intimacy through vulnerability!”  N.W., UK

“This [retreat] was a life changing experience that gave me the
tools to better relate to myself and [my partner].”

G.H., Georgia

Imagine leaving all of your daily stresses and responsibilities behind for a full weekend and focusing only on the two of you!

Imagine intimate time with your partner in a luxurious suite, at a five-star hotel in Buckhead, Atlanta and returning home with your relationship renewed and transformed!

Imagine spending a full weekend in a couples retreat learning new tools and skills, healing relationship hurts, identifying and releasing intimacy blocks, and creating a more fun-filledvibrant and exciting relationship! 

Imagine having plenty of time to connect emotionally, spiritually and sensually in the privacy of your luxurious suite!

“I loved getting to share and learn so much with my partner.”
J.H., Atlanta

“One of the things I liked best about the retreat was having the opportunity to introspect and for self connecting.  Getting to know my wife, being present with her.”  C.G., California

“Amazing opportunity for healing and witnessing my being
as well as [my wife.]” Anonymous


What Will We Learn at the Couples Retreat Workshops?

  • What intimacy truly is and how to cultivate and expand it as a power source in your relationship.
  • The power of being fully present and how to show up fully in your relationship.
  • How to identify your special, unique love languages that only the two of you share.
  • Engage in and master exercises to regain your connection to and trust in your beloved.
  • Discover tools to open your hearts and experience greater intimacy in your relationship.
  • Release blame and clear past hurts to reclaim your power and authenticity.
  • How your relationships with money affect your relationship with each other. 
  • Learn how to identifycommunicate and meet each other’s deepest needs and desires. 
  • Using fun and pleasure to support and nurture your relationship.
  • Create a relationship that is a place of peace and joy in a chaotic world.
  • Acquire new tools and techniques to expand sexual intimacy in spite of life’s demands.
  • Learn how to heal your beloved from past hurt. 
  • Explore male and female energies and their expression in each sex.  
  • Access and celebrate the healing and manifesting abilities of sexual intimacy.
  • Explore new skills such as sensual massage and dance to enhance intimacy in your relationship.

And so much more!!

Life Changing Experiential Workshops…

“Owning Your Pleasure for Couples” and “Understanding Male and Female Energies in Your Relationship”
by Brion and Karen Craig, Life and Relationship Coaches and Holistic Retreat Facilitators

“Cultivating the Sensual & Energetic Art of Intimacy”
by Cazembe Abena, Certified Holistic Practitioner and Heart Whisperer

Healing Relationship Hurts”
by Brion and Karen Craig, Life and Relationship Coaches and Holistic Retreat Facilitators

“The Art of Connecting to Your Partner’s Essence”
by Riziki Zafira, Reiki Master, Tantric Healer, Sacred Sexuality Coach and Sidereal Astrologer

“Creating Intimacy Through Movement & Everyday Ritual”
by Colin Carew, Certified Shamanic Healer, Professional Dancer & Choreographer, Somatic Energy Healer
and Shayla Tumbling, MS, NCC, Mental Health 
Counselor and Emotional & Sexuality Empowerment Coach 


…And Other Powerful Workshops!

*workshops subject to change without notice

“The workshops, the atmosphere, all of it was wonderful!”
S.W., San Diego

“I enjoyed the openness of the participants and the general trust which was displayed.  Furthermore, I enjoyed the novelty value received from the [workshop] topics.  The retreat brought great excitement to [our marriage]!”  E.M., South Africa

“This is a life changing retreat.  A nurturing environment
where you can learn and also heal.”
D.T., New Jersey

By the end of this couples retreat

 You will possess transformative tools to create an empowered, juicy, dream relationship  which will continue long after the retreat is over!

♥ You will experience inner healing and long lasting transformation that will unleash your power, instead of just creating temporary improvement in your relationship.

You will discover the means to achieve greater freedom from pain and suffering, and experience new vitality in your relationship!

You will make connections and friendships at the retreat that you will treasure for a lifetime.

You will learn new skills and tools to enhance pleasure in your relationship.

You will achieve greater connection with yourself and your beloved!

This [retreat] was about Kings who wanted nothing more than to uplift the Goddesses in their presence, and the Goddesses wanted the Kings to know that we need them…we need them.  And when you combine that force, that belief…we are unstoppable.  We each will heal, we each will love, we each will thrive.” E.S., South Carolina


“This retreat transformed my image of myself, empowered me, bathed me in the loving energy of our wonderful group.  I will never forget this experience.  The best vacation, plus transforming experience I’ve had in a long time!
M.H., Florida


“The retreat was beyond what I expected! Everyone at the retreat accepted my tears, my fears, my laughter and my body.  I didn’t realize how much my soul was craving this kind of support and acceptance.  I feel alive and whole for the first time in a very long time!”  S.R., Georgia

We are Ready…!


Day 1






Day 1 – Friday

On February 9th, the two of you will arrive and check-in at 3:00 p.m. at the luxurious InterContinental Hotel Buckhead, in Atlanta. (Early check-in will be accommodated upon request, if available.)  Registration for the retreat is at 3:30 p.m. Then, feel free to relax in your beautiful Executive suite or room, freshen up or tour the hotel. (Note that the exclusive Club Lounge serves coffee, tea and soft drinks all day, light snacks from 12:00-5:00 p.m. and Afternoon Tea from 3:00-5:00 p.m.)

At 5:00 p.m., join your hosts, Brion and Karen, for a warm welcome and Meet and Greet, followed by a Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres Reception at the exclusive InterContinental Club Lounge.   Afterwards, we will have our Opening Circle to usher in this magical, glorious and transformational weekend!  We will then move right into our first life-changing and powerful workshops.

After the workshop, feel free to join us for dinner at one of the fine restaurants in Buckhead.  (The hotel offers a complimentary car service within a two mile radius.)  For the ultimate in intimate dining, feel free to order room service!

After dinner, retire to your beautiful suite and enjoy a wonderful night of connection and “homeplay.”   ♥♥

*The schedule is subject to change without notice





Day 2






Day 2 – Saturday

Enjoy breakfast in the InterContinental Club Lounge any time between 7:00-9:30 a.m.  Our powerful morning workshops will begin at 9:30 a.m.  After a break, our second morning workshop will begin.  From 12:45-2:00 p.m., we will take a lunch break (note that the Club Lounge has coffee, tea and soft drinks available all day, light snacks from 12:00-5:00 p.m. and Afternoon Tea from 3:00-5:00 p.m.)  From 2:00-3:30 p.m. we will experience our powerful afternoon workshop.  At 6:00 p.m., we will gather for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Club Lounge, after which we will enjoy a romantic dinner. After dinner, we will begin our evening with a fun, interactive and experiential workshop that includes a Kizomba demonstration and mini-lesson. Then, retire to your suite, check out the lobby bar and music or simply enjoy time for just the two of you.

*The schedule is subject to change without notice





Day 3





Day 3 – Sunday

Enjoy breakfast in the InterContinental Club Lounge anytime between 7:00-9:30 a.m. Our final workshop and Closing Circle will begin at 9:30 a.m.  At 12:00 p.m., it is time to say good-bye…the weekend flew by too quickly!  Peace and blessings until we meet again! ♥♥♥

(If you desire late check-out or to stay an extra day once the retreat is over, please let us know and we will help make arrangements with the hotel, if available.)

*The schedule is subject to change without notice


Welcome to your VIP Experience, which includes luxurious accommodations, access to the exclusive Key Card Access Club Lounge and more at the five-star InterContinental Buckhead in Atlanta!  Choose a deluxe king room or, for the ultimate in luxury, the beautifully appointed 600 sq. ft. Executive Suite. 

  • Exclusive Key Card Access to the Club InterContinental Lounge, which includes daily complimentary 
    • Breakfast 
    • Light snacks
    • Afternoon tea
    • Evening cocktails and hors d’oeuvres 
    • Dessert
    • Coffee, tea and soft drinks

The VIP Experience also includes

  • Separate check-in area
  • Daily morning newspaper
  • Turndown service
  • Complimentary in room Wi-FI
  •  $8.00 per night credit towards self-parking
  • $60 per couple romantic Valentine’s dinner credit
  • VIP welcome event

“I loved the retreat [hotel]!  It was beyond my expectations.  We loved having the suite!”  S.R., Atlanta

“My wife said having the Club Lounge [access] made her feel so pampered.  The view, the luxury, and much more food than we ever expected, especially a GREAT breakfast every morning!  We had no idea…” Mr. & Mrs. K.C., Atlanta

“Such a luxurious experience!  Our suite was amazing and the workshops and the retreat as a whole were beyond our wildest expectations!”
B.C., Georgia

King Room

Deluxe King Room

  • This luxurious room includes a beautifully appointed king bedroom and an oversized marble bathroom with deep soaking tub and separate shower.

Executive King Suite

Executive Suite

  • This luxurious 600 square feet suite features a grand marble foyer, a beautifully appointed king bedroom, separate living and seating areas, two 47” LCD HDTVs, and an oversized marble bathroom with deep soaking tub and separate shower.

What’s Included:

  • 3 days and 2 nights in a beautifully appointed Executive suite or king room at the InterContinental Buckhead in Atlanta.  (If you would like to add an additional day(s), please let us know so that we may make arrangements with the hotel, if available.)
  • Exclusive Key Card InterContinental Club Lounge access, which includes daily breakfast, snacks,coffee, tea and soft drinks, evening cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, desserts and more.
  • All of the powerful transformational workshops
  • All amenities available to guests of the hotel, such as the outdoor heated saline pool, whirlpool, and state-of-the-art fitness center 
  • $8.00 credit towards self parking

What is not Included:

  • Transportation to and from the retreat
  • Transportation during the retreat, except as provided by the hotel car service
  • Meals, except those provided at the exclusive Club InterContinental Lounge
  • Tips, gratuities, spa services, room service, parking and any other costs and services not expressly included

Workshop Schedule 

Friday, February 9, 2018

6:00 a.m.                Opening Circle
6:30  a.m.               “Understanding Male and Female Energies in Your Relationship
                               “Owning Your Pleasure” by Brion & Karen Craig

Saturday, February 10, 2018

9:30 a.m.                 “Cultivating the Sensual & Energetic Art of Intimacy” by Cazembe Abena
11:00 a.m.                BREAK
11:15 a.m.                “Healing Relationship Hurts” by Brion & Karen Craig
2:00 p.m.                 “The Art of Connecting to Your Partner’s Essence” by Riziki Zafira
9:00 p.m.                 Kizomba demonstration and mini lesson

Sunday, February 11, 2018

9:30 a.m.                 “Creating Intimacy Through Movement & Everyday Ritual”
                                             by Colin Carew and Shayla Tumbling
11:00 a.m.               BREAK
11:15 a.m.              “Q & A” and Closing Circle


Meet Your Hosts

“Karen and Brion are truly beautiful people! This retreat truly changed my life!” T.S. , Greensboro, NC

“I want to thank both of you [Brion and Karen] for assisting in a

“Thank you Brion and Karen for such an amazing creation.  We love y’all!” T.B., Atlanta

“We thank you so much for such a Glorious Retreat!  We honor Brion and Karen for such a powerfully, beautiful healing experience.”
Mr. & Mrs. B.S.W., Atlanta

Hello Beautiful Couples! We are your hosts, Brion and Karen Craig.  We are life and relationship coaches and founders of Live Heal Thrive Coaching in Atlanta, GA.

We also own Live Heal Thrive Retreats™, which hosts global luxury retreats such as The Art of Intimacy Couples Retreat™, The Art of Sacred Sexuality Retreat™, holistic retreats and custom retreats for individuals and organizations, and more.  We also teach workshops on relationships and holistic living such as “The Art of Living a Juicy Life Workshop.”

We are also the creators of the touring stage show, “The SENSuality Experience™,”  which entertains and teaches audiences how to bring more passion and intimacy into their lives and relationships.  

In addition, we own Brion and Karen Boudoir Photography in Atlanta where we create stunning sensual images of women and couples.  Last but not least, we are the creators of the Energy Body Synergy Technique, an energy healing technique that helps users release blockages that have prevented them from achieving abundance in every area of their lives.

It is our honor and pleasure to host you at our “Art of Intimacy Couples Retreat™ — Valentine’s Edition” at the beautiful and luxurious InterContinental Buckhead, Atlanta!

                              This Retreat Looks Amazing!