Relationship Bliss


The Relationship Bliss Couple’s Retreat in Costa Rica! 

…Embark On The Ultimate Relationship Reviving Journey.

February 5-10 & 12-17, 2023

Do you long to have — or return to — a strong, healthy, balanced, and fun relationship with your partner? 

After spending two years navigating the challenges of a pandemic, many couples are struggling to find the passion, connection, and compatibility in their relationships.

Couples with children are also experiencing unexpected difficulties as a result of their relationship issues. When children are not seeing a loving, respectful, and happy relationship modeled, their development cannot fully thrive. All children deserve to see their parents in a strong and healthy relationship.

Your connection with your partner is the most intimate bond that you have. Having a strong relationship is the key to living the remainder of your life in happiness. That’s why devoting your most important resource — your time — is the best personal investment you can make.

If you know that your relationship needs help, you may not know the best place to find expert assistance. 

Relationship retreats are an especially successful strategy for healing, revitalizing, and building all relationships. Utilizing a combination of proven approaches, this format helps couples dig deep into issues and work on solutions immediately and with support.

Dedicating time together in an environment that promotes learning, understanding, and relationship improvement techniques in a short period is extremely effective. Relationship retreats for couples give you the time and space to unwind from years of poor relationship habits, identify triggers, and communicate effectively in a common language. 

Wellness retreats for couples provide the groundwork for partners to establish a solid base for continuous relationship improvement and lifetime satisfaction.

The Relationship Bliss Retreat is a six-day journey that is long enough to ensure that real changes can take hold, but does not interfere with major life commitments.

Hands down, the most important part of any relationship retreat for couples is the quality of the leaders. Relationship Bliss has two of the very best. Marie-Claire and Melissa are experienced in creating an invigorating, relaxing, and safe setting to work on all aspects of your relationship. They have over 50 years of combined experience in the fields of education, therapy, and relationships. They use their experience to facilitate highly interactive workshops, fun activities, and private couple sessions.

Our commitment to you for this retreat:

  • We want to see your couple win! Your commitment to each other is the key
  • No kids, no work, no distractions. Nothing to do but reconnect.  
  • Focused communication and intimacy workshops, combined with private couple therapy sessions, will set you up to learn, grow, and evolve into your best couple. 
  • The intensive nature of this retreat can replace up to six months of private therapy, produce longer lasting results, and change your lives!

Your personalized success plan:

  • Marie-Claire and Melissa will get to know you and your partner before the retreat by meeting online. 

  • We will answer your questions, discuss any specific needs or requirements you may have, and align expectations. 

  • You will start by completing the internationally acclaimed Gottman’s Check-Up Test

  • Marie-Clarie and Melissa will analyze the results to help you identify your strengths as a couple, and uncover areas that could be improved. 

  • They will also identify relationship risks and will suggest changes to fill out your success plan.

One of the best relationship retreats for couples

Benefits of the Relationship Bliss Retreat:

  • Provide you with a range of tools to rediscover the passion in your relationship.
  • Teach you ways to create your own Personal Happiness Plan.
  • Offer you a safe space to share intimate moments with your loved one.
  • Develop the skills to better understand each other’s needs and problem solve.
  • Learn how to clearly and calmly communicate and manage conflict.
  • Spice up your intimate life in the bedroom by learning how to rediscover each other.
  • Discover, strengthen, and restore your love and passion for each other.
  • Have fun as you play together in a magical romantic environment!.



We will meet in two online sessions for the full Gottman Check-Up Assessment to get to know you as a couple, and to set you up for success. (2-3 hours)

Your Relationship Retreat for Couples


9:00am-4:00pm Coaching and Therapy Sessions (pre-booking required).

7:30pm – Welcome Signature Cocktail/Mocktail and outline plans for the week (included).

              – Schedule welcome massages, one coaching (at the start), and three private therapy sessions.


7:30am-8:00am Beach walk and/or mindful morning stretch (optional).

8:00am-8:45am Breakfast (included).

9:00am–10:30am Appreciation and Powerful Conflict Resolution.

10:45am-12:00pm Intimacy chats: Where Science and the Arts in Sexual Intimacy Meet.

1:00pm-3:00pm Private coaching and therapy sessions.

5:30pm Sunset Tai Chi and Qigong (optional).


7:30am-8:00am Beach walk, mindful beach shoulder and neck massage for partner one (optional).

8:00am-8:45am Breakfast (included).

9:00am-10:30am Love Languages and Quick Healing After a Fight.

10:45am-12:00pm Intimacy chats: Primed for Romance and Simmering.

1:00pm-3:00pm Private coaching and therapy sessions.

7:00pm-9:00pm Dinner & entertainment at the Green Restaurant (not included, optional).  


7:30am-8:00am Beach walk, mindful beach shoulder and neck massage for partner two (optional).

8:00am-8:45am Breakfast (included).

9:00am-10:30am Happy Hour Communication & Cherishing My Partner.

10:45am-12:00pm Intimacy chats: Mindfulness Intimacy & Sexy Conversation Starters.

1:00pm-3:00pm Private coaching and therapy sessions.

4:00pm-6:00pm Learn how to put on a “SHOW” for your partner: learn a few belly dance or burlesque-type moves. (MC was a former professional belly dancer). Bring sexy clothes to dance in (optional).


7:30am-8:00am Beach walk and/or mindful beach chats with friends (optional).

8:00am-8:45am Breakfast (included).

9:00am-10:30am Soothing Each Other & Taking the Magic Home.

10:45am-12:00pm Mastering Pleasure Anatomy & Sexy Games.

1:00pm-3:00pm Private Coaching and therapy sessions.

7:30pm-9:30pm Signature Retreat Cocktail/Mocktail and Blissful Lantern Ceremony (included).


Two one-hour online sessions to apply lessons learned and create a follow-up plan. You will also receive one month of home play assignments.

Who Are We?

Marie-Claire Thauvette (M-C), B.A., B.Ed. AASECT, WASC, Relationship and Sex Coach

More about Marie-Claire…

  • Over ten years of experience as a Couples and Sexuality Coach
  • AASECT Board Certified Sexual Educator
  • World Association Sex Coach
  • Level 2 Gottman’s
  • National level speaker
  • Award-winning author of Honeymoon Playbook
  • Over 20 years of experience as a Stress Relief Coach
  • Nutrition Consultant
  • Relaxation Massage and Sensual Massage Teacher
  • Belly and burlesque dancer
  • Co-host of the Passion Perspective podcast

M-C provides couples with fun, mindful, and innovative solutions — backed by science — to help them bond and build strong futures.

Melissa Lafrenière, MA, RP, QFAS, OAFM, Couples Therapist

More about Melissa…

  • Registered Psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience supporting individuals and couples
  • Trained Parenting Facilitator
  • Founder Sandbox Family Solutions
  • Deeply steeped in helping couples resolve past issues
  • Highly effective in exploring your individual story for a deeper understanding
  • Very successful in healthy conflict resolution

Melissa’s expertise lies in helping couples create stronger connections to get past conflicts in a healthy way.

Save your spot NOW!

Book your free discovery call or call/text 613-355-1063.

Non-refundable but transferable to sessions.

(Ontario Insurance or Executive Coaching Receipts available) 

This is a lifetime unforgettable gift for your couple. (Flight not included)

You don’t want to miss this great opportunity to elevate your relationship to a healthy, strong, and more blissful state.

Once you sign up for our relationship retreat for couples, a member of our team will call you and your partner to finalize registration. We want to make sure that this retreat is right for your couple.

Call now: 613-355-1063
Email: to register. We can’t wait to support your couple.

PLAY to invest in your couple!

“I was going through a very hard time. Just talking to MC made me feel more confident and secure to take the next step in my life. She is very supportive and understanding, it is clear how passionate she is and how she is willing to help until the end. I really recommend her.”

– Emily V.