LEARN TO LOVE AGAIN (and trust others)...
Maybe you've loved and lost and feel like you'll never find it again.
Or haven't found anyone that can show up consistently, love you authentically, and not take advantage of your vulnerability.
Or maybe you feel that love isn't for you or that it's passed you by.
You've lost faith in love or in other people to love you the way you desire and deserve.
But, love requires trust.
Trust that you're worthy of it but also that you can identify kind, respectful partners to open up to or make better choices about who you open up to.
That's why I'm inviting you to a weekend of trusting the power of love and the courage to open your heart to love.
TRUSTING LOVE IS...
An in-person three-day retreat hosted and facilitated by me, Shaun Galanos, for people who want to renew their faith in love.
On this unique retreat, we'll work on the stories preventing you from opening up, explore how to be more vulnerable in your relationships, and how to identify emotionally available people to date.
You'll connect with other like-minded and hearted people in a magical setting and feel connected in your desire for love.
If you're ready for a challenging, authentic, and fun way to grow, gently stretch your comfort zone, and write the next chapter of your love life, then join us.
LIVE GROUP COACHING AND Q & A
Q&A discussions with Shaun, group coaching, and tools you can use to improve your relationships. Get all your questions answered; no topic is off limits.
DEEP DIVES ON TRUSTING LOVE
We'll go deep on what it means to trust yourself and start taking down the walls that prevent you from opening up to love.
A SAFE SPACE TO CONNECT
Join us in magical Sedona, Arizona for three days of connection, nature, and heart-opening community. Don't be shy, join us.
We all need a reset now and then; connect to your heart with gentle grounding practices, get a reframe on love, and an experience designed to help you believe that love is for you, too.JOIN THE RETREAT (AND GET A HUG)
IN THIS THREE-DAY IN-PERSON RETREAT IN STUNNING SEDONA, ARIZONA, WE'LL WORK THROUGH THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
➜ How can I start trusting others to hold my heart with tenderness?
➜ How can I trust myself to pick good people to love and know when to leave?
➜ How can I open myself to being vulnerable without getting hurt?
➜ How can I begin to see rejection as liberation rather than devastating?
➜ Where can I find kind, loving people to date?
➜ How can I bring levity and playfulness to my love life?
➜ How can I trust that love is for me?
THIS IS FOR YOU IF YOU:
➜ Want to believe that love is for you and that it didn't pass you by
➜ Are ready to feel worthy of love and that you're enough just the way you are
➜ Into personal development but don't take yourself too seriously or would love to learn how not to
➜ Are ready to take responsibility for your life and the direction it takes moving forward
➜ Need to step away from your daily life and reconnect with your heart and nature
➜ Want gentle loving guidance from Shaun (and maybe a smidge of tough love)
I’m Shaun Galanos, a speaker & coach helping people have better, more loving relationships.
Years before I made love my career, people brought their messy relationship issues to me: when to define the relationship, how to know if they like me, how to ask for what I need, etc.
Though I gave excellent relationship advice, I struggled to form healthy relationships. I fumbled through one after another, often bringing more pain and confusion than love and joy.
My struggle with healthy relationships and alcohol addiction brought me to therapy. For the first time, I found a therapist I connected with and began the journey to healing my fear of intimacy and my confusion about love.
My communication theory background came in handy when I started applying it to my relationships: It turns out that asking for what you want is the best way of getting what you want!
It sounds simple, yet it took time to learn how to do it, so I returned to my roots as a relationship-advice giver to teach others what I’d learned (and am still learning) about love, intimacy, and building healthy, loving relationships.
I’ve interviewed over 100 experts and thought leaders in love with The Love Drive podcast. I became certified as a rape crisis counselor to support women's healing journey after abuse. And I obtained coaching certifications to deepen my understanding of how to serve my clients best.
After thousands of happy students and hundreds of happy clients later, I'm starting to get the hang of it! (Though I'll always be a forever student of love.)
Opening yourself to love, learning to trust again, and building a big and beautiful love is not easy work, so I’ve created a space where we’ll do it together.
Let’s make sense of it all and give you the skills to navigate relationships with clarity, courage, and confidence.
WHAT'S SO MAGICAL ABOUT SEDONA?
Some call Sedona, AZ the most spiritual place in North America. It's known for its energy vortexes, surreal and colorful red rock sandstone formations, and stunning desert views.
It's also a great place if you want to pamper yourself with spa treatments, visit amazing restaurants, and explore the plethora of spiritual experiences that Sedona has to offer.
To me, though, it's simply a gorgeous place to reconnect to nature through hiking, mountain biking, and finding creeks to jump into.
While your accommodations aren't included in this retreat, there are dozens of fantastic options nearby for every budget. Here's a list of accommodations to start doing a little research into the kind of experience you're looking for.
OUR RETREAT SPACE
The Sedonya Conscious Living Center in West Sedona is the perfect venue for this event. While on the more hippy side of life, we'll be infusing it with lots of loving presence, grounding exercises, and a healthy dose of playfulness!
We'll do most of our gathering in the Cathedral room and we'll also have access to the beautiful outdoor grounds for eating lunch, taking breaks, and connecting with the other retreat-goers.
Join us; I think you'll love it.
THE FULL DETAILS
- Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2, 2023
What's it cost?
- Early Bird: USD 1,499 for the first ten tickets (1-10) SOLD OUT
- Regular Bird: USD 1,599 for the next ten tickets(11-25)
How big is it?
- The event is limited to 25 people.
- 2.5 days of live coaching, connection, Q&A, teaching, laughter, and memory-making with Shaun
- Breakout groups to connect with your cohort
- Delicious organic plant-based lunches and a welcome dinner on Friday
- All-you-can-drink tea, coffee, snacks, and Kombucha
- A heart-opening, high-powered chocolate experience
- Sound healing and breath work experience
- High-res photos of the event and a new portrait for your dating profile!
What's not included:
- Transportation to/from the event space in Sedona, AZ— rent a car or use Groome Transportation
- Breakfast and dinner— list of nearby restaurants
- Your accommodation— list of nearby accommodations
- You can ride-share and room-share with other participants—I'll put you in touch when you sign up
Where is the event?
120 Deer Trail Drive
Sedona, AZ, USA
Friday | 4 PM - 8 PM
- Opening Circle
- Plant-Based Group Dinner
- Introduction and Connection Time
Saturday | 9 AM - 5 PM
- Talk: Love Is A Birthright
- Yoga Nidra Meditation
- Workshop: Emotional Availability (In Yourself and Others)
Saturday | 7 PM - 9 PM
- Sound Bath Healing Experience
Sunday | 9 AM - 5 PM
- High-Powered Chocolate Experience
- Workshop: Identifying Your Desires
- Breathwork Experience
- Talk: Speaking Up In Love and Life
- Closing Circle
*Subject to change based on group flow and needs.
Just in case you're wondering...
Is this just for single people?
When should I arrive?
Is this only for women?
Is this a replacement for therapy?
How interactive is the group?
Is this LGBTQ+ friendly?
Is there a payment plan?
What's your refund policy?
What other fees should I expect?
What's the deal with food?
How do I get to Sedona?
Where do I stay?
What about COVID?
How's the weather in Sedona?
I still have a question
I'm walking away with more confidence to show up as my authentic self
After a two-year hiatus from dating, I realized I was a bit out of touch and feeling confused upon starting that chapter of my life again. Queue Shaun and his wizardry nature to modern love and relationships.
The material flowed so cohesively, and having the group experience made me feel heard, a sense of not feeling so isolated, and a bond in that we are all in this together.
I'm walking away with more confidence to show up as my authentic self and the trust that it's necessary and valid for me to communicate, ask questions, and express my needs while dating (and beyond)! I feel more available to the relationship process and how I'm showing up to it.
I appreciated Shaun's openness, candid approach, and genuine heart that shined through during this experience. If you feel called to this program, go for it, and you'll be glad you did!
I found my voice and let go of any fear of judgment
My biggest takeaway was the the courage I gained to speak my needs to my partner and others. I’m a people pleaser and tend to forget what I want when working to please others.
There is beauty in how you word your unfiltered and honest guidance. It gives me faith that there are others out there that I can share with honestly without shame or judgment.
I feel I found my voice and let go of any fear of judgment as I regularly find I’ve been my biggest critic. You have helped me embrace my sexuality more than I ever have, and it feels so natural and comfortable.
Shaun provided the perfect platform to discuss some intimate subjects openly. I would take another one of his courses or maybe even a retreat in the future. Thank you, Shaun!
I'm no longer scared to say what I mean & ask for things
I'm going through a divorce after an 18 year partnership and when I started the program I was counting down to a huge milestone...my 50th birthday, AND dabbling in dating. I feel I wouldn't be as healthy as I am now going through all this if not, in part, for this program.
The way Shaun presents the content concisely, the interaction he encourages with the group, and the thoughtfulness he employs in answering questions, along with his transparency around his personal experiences all contributed to me keeping an open mind, grasping the concepts and new ideas, and feeling confident putting them into practice immediately.
Being in the program while I was starting to date was fantastic because I had an opportunity to ask questions in the weekly call. Even if I didn't have a question for the week, hearing other group members' questions and different experiences than my own helped too. Through one of my questions, Shaun actually helped me find the wording for my dating profile which resulted in an overwhelming response and several dates!
I started seeing one guy in particular while in the program, and thanks to Shaun's advice, after being very reactive and jeopardizing the new relationship I was able to salvage it and happy to say we are still seeing each other after 3 months! I don't think I could've sustained the relationship without putting the skills I learned into practice in real time.
Since completing the program, I'm not scared to say what I mean and ask for things (in the right way) like I used to be, which has been a huge take away. It definitely felt like a safe space to share and discuss sensitive topics.
Thanks, Shaun for putting together this program and the help you gave me directly! It's been a game changer for me. I've had my challenges of course but months later, I'm still falling back on the skills I learned when these struggles arise.
He’s allowed me to show up better for myself
I found Shaun on Instagram and have since shared his account with many friends who follow him now. Being in a class where he interacted in real-time, shared valuable information, and answered peoples’ questions so thoughtfully was awesome. His authenticity, vulnerability, and raw humanity are rare and empowering. He’s allowed me to show up better for myself.
Shaun is one of the best facilitators...
at taking commonly talked about concepts and explaining them in simple, powerful, and integrative ways. If you're looking to shift your approach to dating, follow The Love Drive and try a new approach to dating and relationships!
Listening to Shaun speak feels like the comfiest blanket is cocooning me.
He somehow makes the scary topic of setting boundaries and making requests feel accessible and simple.
- JILLIAN, Healthy Communication Course
Realize your own needs and truths with compassion and love
The sense of community Shaun builds in this workshop brings people together with one goal: communicate your way to a beautiful life. He speaks with enormous clarity and insight, helping you to realize your own needs and truths with compassion and love.
- SAMANTHA, Healthy Communication Course