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The Thriving Relationship Retreat

Sun Valley Resort


April 8 - 10, 2022

3 days and 2 nights

*This retreat is limited to ten couples.

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Break away for a weekend to focus on your relationship.

Surround yourself with the beauty of a mountain town resort.

Free yourself from the distractions of life.


Is conflict with your partner exhausting? Or maybe you just need time to connect? Do you desire to come home to a relationship that feels nurturing and restorative?


Maybe you have tried couples counseling. We all know the drill....sign up for weekly sessions; jump through hoops to ensure you and your partner can attend. Get cozy and comfortable, begin making some progress, and, oh look -- time’s up for this week.


But there’s a different way to reconnect with your partner in a single weekend! Join us for our 2022 Sun Valley Relationship 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. And we'll be there to guide you through.


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. Maybe all the time you could spend connecting with your partner becomes yet another argument. You may be wondering if your relationship is even sustainable.


At our retreats, 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 have tools for improving areas that need support.


Our retreats help couples who are just feeling “a little stuck,” as well as those who are recovering from betrayal. You can experience a restorative bond and improved communication.


We’ve led many couples to a stronger relationship in a single weekend dedicated to growth. It’s so much easier to dive into a weekend retreat than to schedule weekly visits for months...the good stuff always starts coming out after an hour! We’ve chosen Sun Valley Resort in Sun Valley as a backdrop for this retreat. We find that beautiful scenery, walks in nature, and peaceful ambiance really immerse our couples in this process.

  • 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. 

Our Home for the Weekend

Couples will enjoy the Sun Valley Resort setting, which includes beautiful pools, spa options, amazing landscapes, cocktails, delicious foods, shopping, and so much more.


The retreat price includes two night's lodging in an Inn Luxury King room.

Couples are encouraged to spend meals and evenings engaged in one-on-one time with each other. The Sun Valley Resort is the perfect setting to help you enjoy purposeful intimate time as a couple.

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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

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 -- 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 -- 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 Retreat

Final Registration ends March 8th, 2022


$1499 per couple - Regular Registration 

*Payment plans available upon request. Full payment due by March 31st, 2022. 

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