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The Thriving Staycation Retreat

Residence Inn by Marriot

Idaho Falls, ID

November 11-13, 2022

3 days and 2 nights

*This retreat is limited to ten couples.

Back by popular demand, we are excited to announce our Fall 2022 Thriving Relationship Retreat!

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The waitlists are crammed full, and the couples have spoken. We’ve chosen to host this retreat locally, making it accessible to more couples. Stroll along the Snake River greenbelt, or grab a coffee and sit by the fire. Enjoy Mexican fare at Jaliscos, or gourmet burgers at SnakeBite. Stay on property, or sleep at home. Whatever you choose, grab a babysitter (and a pet sitter, too!) and immerse yourself in our process.

Does spending a weekend working on your relationship sound exhausting? Yes? Well then, you’re in the perfect place. You’re probably feeling a bit stuck. Maybe you’re having the same fight over and over again, and it’s not accomplishing anything. Or maybe you are content, but you and your partner want to build an even stronger relationship.

Join us for our 2022 Idaho Falls Thriving Staycation Retreat. We’ll provide time, restorative space, and a framework that strengthens your bond. You’ll have insights that immediately impact your communication and interaction for the better.

At our retreat, we simplify relationship work. Instead of being overwhelmed by the relationship as a whole, we take the time to focus on manageable pieces. By the end of the weekend, you will have identified your strengths, and will have tools for improving areas that need support.

Don’t wait! This event is limited to 10 couples.

  • We value your privacy.  All exercises are done with your partner -- no public disclosure of personal information.

  • Revisit the strengths you and your loved one share, and compassionately address any areas that need work.

  • Discover and practice tools for aligning your visions.

  • Strengthen friendship, increase trust, and deepen connection

  • Learn to effectively navigate conflict and make repairs.

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Meet Your Retreat Facilitators

Brandi Hobbs, LCSW and Shannon Johnson, LCSW

are the co-founders of The Thriving Relationship. They are both Licensed Clinical Social Workers who reside and practice in Idaho Falls, Idaho. They have a passion for supporting couples in cultivating a thriving relationship. It isn't easy, and most couples need guidance along the way. They believe all couples can use support or insight from time to time, and therapy isn't always the answer. 

Who will benefit from attending this retreat?

  • Couples desiring a more fulfilling relationship.

  • Couples who wish to explore more intimate depths of connection.

  • Couples dealing with a myriad of relationship stress.

  • Couples who have a hard time setting aside time to focus on their relationship.

Each Couple Will Leave With:

  • concrete tools for effectively navigating conflict

  • a deeper understanding of your partner's needs, wants, emotions, and dreams

  • skills and activities to help you build greater friendship, romance, and intimacy

  • a strength-based, individualized plan for continuing to build and nurture your relationship

Make this retreat your own!


Check out these options for dining, drinks, lodging, and relaxation. Many are within walking distance of our meetings!


Residence Inn Idaho Falls

Destinations Inn



Jalisco’s Mexican Restaurant


Snakebite Restaurant


Rib and Chop House


The Sandpiper Restaurant


Jakers Bar and Grill


Smokin Fins


Copper Rill





Marcellars Wines and Brews


Xhale Day Spa



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General Retreat Itinerary

*will be flexible based on the needs of the group


Day 1:  Arrive 

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Topic 1:  Foundation in Friendship

Topic 2:  An Attitude of Gratitude

Topic 3:  Understanding our Stress Response

Topic 4:  Leaning In

Dinner and Lodging-- on your own


Day 2: What Brings Us Together: The building blocks of a thriving relationship. 

9:00am - 3:00pm

Topic 5:  Trust & Commitment

Topic 6:  Igniting Intimacy

Topic 7:  The “Do’s and Don’ts” of Communication

Lunch Break -- on your own

Topic 8:  Understanding Emotions

Topic 9:  Cultivating Joy

Dinner and Lodging -- on your own

Day 3: What Keeps Us Together: Tools for navigating relationship stressors.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Topic 10:  Understanding Triggers

Topic 11:  Our Conflict Patterns

Topic 12:  Tools for a Healthy Conversation

Topic 13:  Our New Path Forward


Investment for Thriving Relationship Staycation Retreat

Registration includes 3 days of instruction, refreshments, and ample opportunity for direct feedback with Shannon and Brandi. We like to float around from couple to couple during rich discussion time. Registration for this event does not include lodging.


Regular Registration

$675 per couple

Ends 10-31-2022

*Payment plans available upon request. Full payment due by 10-31-2022. 

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