Intimacy from the Inside Out Presents


A Relationship Retreat for
Couples & Individuals

with Toni Herbine Blank, Founder of Intimacy from the Inside Out

Thursday Jan 23 to Saturday Jan 25, 2025
Land of Medicine Buddha, Soquel, CA
Retreat Facilitators: Toni Herbine Blank & Morgan Lindsey
COST: $600 per person (plus choice of accommodations)
REGISTRATION: Registration is currently full. Please email to be added to the waitlist.


This transformative retreat set on 108 acres in the Santa Cruz mountains is for anyone interested in discovering what it means to live open heartedly in relationship. Whether in an intimate relationship, exploring a relationship or transitioning out of a relationship, join us for a journey of the heart

  • In a relaxed spacious environment, we’ll explore:
  • The basic human needs for contact and connection
  • Unblending, the radical U-turn and embodied Re-turn
  • Our protective impulses, how they got there and how they soften
  • Tools for Courageous Conversations
  • This experiential retreat will include:
  • Self-exploration and self-reflection “Who am I in relationship?”
  • Exercises for regulation and grounding
  • Small and large group sharing
  • Meditation and Movement


Thursday Jan 23, 2025:

4:00PM – 6:00PM – Arrive & Check-in

5:45 pm – Welcome talk and orientation in the Pine Room

6:00PM – 7:00PM – Dinner

7:00PM – 8:30pm – Opening session: Introductions, Intentions

Friday Jan 24, 2025:
9:30AM -12:30PM – Friday Morning Session

  • Brief centering, Safety
  • Un-blending, the importance of the ANS and the power of the pause
  • Break
  • The myth of un-lovability, Broken hearts, Inner exploration, sharing with partner or
    in triads

12:30PM – 2:00PM – Lunch break

2:00PM – 5:30PM – Friday Afternoon Session

  • The powerful counter-intuitive U-turn and the embodied Re-turn, Islands vs bridges
  • Break
  • The guardians of the heart, who am I in relationship? Meditation, U-turn Time alone,
  • Re-Turn time sharing with a partner or in groups of 3

6:00PM – 7:00PM – Dinner

Saturday Jan 25, 2025:
7:00AM – 8:00AM – Yoga & meditation
8:00AM – 9:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00AM-9:30AM – Checkout & put luggage in cars/storage area

9:30PM – 12:30PM – Saturday Morning session

  • The courageous heart
  • Speaking and listening well, Courageous Communication, The heart of IFIO, Change
    your conversation, change your relationship

12:30PM – 1:30PM – Lunch break

1:30PM – 4:30PM – Saturday Afternoon Session

  • The resilient heart
  • The willingness to repair injury, Threats to apology, Fears of forgiveness


From Land of Medicine Buddha: We are a magnificent 108-acre redwood refuge in the Buddhist tradition for spiritual development and renewal. Our programs seek to inspire transformative experiences that cultivate deep inner joy and a kind heart. We strive to actualize this through Buddhist
and innovative secular education, including retreats, sacred sites, wellness programs, a primary school, end-of-life care, nature trails, and more.

They serve healthy, wholesome, and delicious food that is vegetarian with vegan & gluten-free options available, made by the LMB staff with loving care using mostly local, organic, and seasonal produce.


  • Single
  • Double (attending as individual – 2 twin beds)
  • Double (attending as a couple – one queen bed)

Registration is currently full. Please email to be added to the waitlist.