The Art of Loving Couples Retreat

Level 1

Discover A New Way To Love: A Romantic Weekend Get A Way

November 5-7th, 2021
(consider staying or returning the following weekend for level 2)

Desiring something sooner?

Consider a private in person (at Chipeta) or zoom retreat.  Book a free discovery session now and talk with Tara to learn more.

The Art of Loving:  Level 1

Chipeta Solar Springs Resort & Spa:  Ridgway, Colorado

  $399 Early Bird until August 1st/ Then $479

Discover a new way to love during a romantic mountain  getaway. 
Join us for a blissful 2 night retreat in the world famous San Juan Mountains for a romantic get-away at Chipeta Solar Springs Resort & Spa in Ridgway, Colorado.   Chipeta offers multiple soaking options, fire pits, access to local trails, massage, yoga, facials, walking distance to fabulous dinning and more to make this special retreat for you and your partner as heart AND body opening as you wish.

Chipeta Entrance
Chipeta Entrance

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4 Corners Onsite Dining
4 Corners Onsite Dining


The weekend will focus on a gentle introduction to couples Tantric practices for deepening and opening appreciation, love, playfulness and connection & intimacy with your partner.  Time is set aside for private time, pampering or local adventure.  
We will learn, explore and practice....
* Personal & Couple Grounding/Re-Centering   *Body connection
*The importance of being fully present & slowing down
*Tantric breath work    *Connecting intimacy and energy
*Authentic communication, acceptance & desires    *5 Love Languages
*Supporting and honoring the masculine & feminine energies in each of us
*Being playful and getting silly   *The arts of falling in love (again and again)
This retreat also includes a sacred Masculine/Feminine Ceremony  called a Shiva/Shakti Puja
on Saturday night in which all couples will wear white (off white or near white).
Relationship Investment: 
$399 (early bird)/$459 PER COUPLE - LIMITED TO ONLY 7 COUPLES
*Not including discounted room rate/meals/travel/personal items
**$100 is a non-refundable fee, but can be used toward future events if you can't make it last minute
Click here right now to book the best possible  Chipeta Solar Springs Resort and Spa room.  Use the Code "LOVE30" for a 30% off room rate (rate applies to extended stays too!).  If you are traveling more than 5 hrs away, we suggest you stay the night before to drop in, center and relax.
Friday  4:30-5:30pm:  Welcome, Grounding & Logistics
Friday 7:30-8:30pm:  Opening Ceremony
Saturday 9-10am:  Optional Free Yoga With Chipeta Resort
Saturday 10am-Noon:  Group Sessions 
Saturday 2-4pm:  Group Sessions
Saturday 7:00-9:30pm: Evening Shiva/Shakti Ceremony 
Sunday 9:30 - 11am:  Group & Closing Session
How many people will attend? 
Space limited to 7 Couples
Is this retreat clothed?  
Yes, this retreat is fully clothed.
Do you offer anything longer?  
Yes, stay for The Art Of Loving II the following weekend at Chipeta.
What if I'm a little uncomfortable? 
Each practice and session is always presented with options to adapt to each person's comfort level.  Comfort is a priority and we grow upon each practice step by step to ensure a gentle introduction for deepening your connection with your partner.
What is included?   
  • One optional 30 min optional pre-retreat check in phone session per couple - ask Tara
  • Approx 9-10 hours of Art Of Loving Sessions AND one 30-min private couple's retreat check in session during retreat
  • Water/tea, light snacks, ceremonial supplies, session space, blankets/pillows/etc
  • Access to free resort yoga sessions, hiking trails, bikes, workout room and much more
What can I bring?  
Comfortable warm and cold weather clothing, white ceremonial clothing, swim suit, water bottle, AND one meaningful item (quote or poem) to share on our alter - you will receive the item back.  Anything else to help you feel comfortable.  A more detailed list will be e-mailed out a couple of weeks before the event.
Where are the closest airports?  
Montrose (45 minutes)  Grand Junction (less than 2 hours) Durango (2 +hours).  Denver airport is a 7 hour drive from Ridgway.  If you are traveling more than 5 hours away, consider arriving the night before to relax and acclimate to the elevation.  
*A suggested packing list for mountain weather and travel will be sent out closer to the retreat.
What couples are saying?
"Wow!  We really are leaving with new ways to love, honor and connect.  Thank you for these simple yet beautiful practices to weave into our relationship for continued expansion of our love" - March 2017 Couple
"In the 30 years we've been married, we still learned new things about each other AND how to bring Tantra into our home practice" - Dec 2018 couple
"We are leaving The Art of Loving with a deeper since of shared energy exchange through breath work and are excited to create more time together in ritual" - May 2019 Couple

What Students Are Saying about Tara

"Tara’s style of guidance is intuitive and tailored to the vibe of each individual group.  She keeps things lively and adventurous, while provoking inner exploration and growth!"  - 2020 Student
"Tara emanates a beautiful sense of tranquility and patience, which holds a safe open space."  -2020 Student
“Tara’s guidance is very open hearted.  She has a very beautiful way of creating space for people to find their way.” -2019 Student
About Your Guide
Tara L. Skubella is a Level 4 Certified Tantra Guide, Tantra/ Kundalini Yoga instructor, Earthing Expert, Wedding Officiant and Death Midwife.  She has worked with couples in private and group retreats & workshops, as well as one-on-one private sessions since 2015. Her personal journey with Tantra work empowered her to leave an unhealthy marriage by connecting her to self - allowing her to rediscover her own sexual energy and femininity.  Since birthing Earth Tantra in 2015, Tara’s work has reached 1,000s of students. She has been featured in Parade, Insider, Bustle, Mashable, and Swell and has presented Tantra and healing with nature practices at various conferences like Loving More, Women's Wilderness, Women of Wisdom and others.