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The Art & SCIENCE of Love

A Couples Retreat in the San Francisco Bay Area

Featuring Live Presentations, Instructor Role-Plays,

and Private Couple Break-Outs

Created by Drs. John and Julie Gottman

Presented by Master Certified Gottman Therapists

Lisa Lund, CRC, MFT & Bob Navarra, Psy.D, MFT

13.5 CE Credits available, please see registration page for details.

Next SF Bay Area Workshop:

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A Couples Retreat in the San Francisco Bay Area

Register Now for the "Art & SCIENCE of Love" Couples Weekend Workshop and Retreat...

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For further information, please contact:

Lisa Lund, CRC, MFT:   (415) 721-4310


Getaway for a few days!

Add a couple of days to your stay...

Make your Couples Workshop, a Northern California Couples Retreat!

Located Quite Literally... Across the Golden Gate Bridge, through the tunnel, and down the hill: Mill Valley, nestled in the woods below Mount Tamalpais, is just minutes away from San Francisco. A short drive further north takes you to the California Wine Country of Napa and Sonoma County. We suggest transforming your Gottman Couples Workshop into a Couples Retreat!

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San Francisco at Dusk

Tiburon Ferry Harbor

Mill Valley, California

Originally home to tribes of the Miwok Indians, the coastal fog - typically burning off by late morning - makes the climate perfect for tall and historic groves of the famous California Redwoods. Mill Valley lies at the base of Mt. Tam, sharing its geography with Richardson Bay, an ecologically rich arm of the greater San Francisco Bay.

Learn more about Mill Valley’s Miwok, the Early Settlers, and Geography...,_California

The Tennessee Valley Trail

This hiking trail runs out to the ocean and was named after the ship by the same name struct the rocks... Look for it at low tide!

Mount Tamalpais rises above Mill Valley...

The West Point Inn is a Favorite on Mt. Tam!

National and State Parks

Marin County is host to some of the worlds finest state and national parks in the country. Wonderful hiking and biking trails abound, surrounded by panoramic vistas reaching from San Francisco and the Bay out past the Golden Gate to the Pacific Ocean beyond.

The Gold Gate National Recreation Area is located from the Marin Headlands, running north along the California coast. It has the distinction of being the World’s Largest Urban Park! It includes the Muir Woods National Monument, which John Muir called... “The best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world!”

In the middle of the SF Bay is Angel Island. With guided tours provided by California State Park Rangers, it also features easy to moderate hikes with outstanding views. Angel Island is accessible via the Tiburon Ferry and makes for a fun day trip. Terrific views of the Bay. Walk or bike the island. Guided Tram tours are also available.

California's Muir Woods National Monument

Beautiful Places with Tony Farley

National Park Service - Golden Gate National Recreational Area - GGNRA

National Park Service - Muir Woods National Monument

National Park Service - Point Bonita Lighthouse

California Dept. of Parks & Recreation - Mount Tamalpais State Park

Angel Island - History, Geography, Ferry, and current uses...

Gottman Couples Workshop Retreat

Point Bonita Lighthouse

Sausalito, California

With a rich and historic history, Sausalito is the first town north of the Golden Gate. Easy access from the GG Bridge or Mill Valley. The walk-bike path takes you past beautiful Richardson Bay. It’s

a haven for terrific art galleries, food and shopping.

Ranked 3rd - America’s Happiest Seaside Towns

Sausalito Chamber of Commerce

Sausalito Wooden Boat Tour

Ranked #1 guided tour of Sausalito’s famous boat community.

Tiburon, California

Tiburon is the spanish word for “Shark”...

But don’t let that fool you! This wonderful bayside town is a very short drive from Mill Valley. For those walking or biking, the bayside trail follows the water’s edge with spectacular views.

Ranked 5th - America’s Happiest Seaside Towns

Tiburon Chamber of Commerce

Railroad and Ferry Terminal Museum - a rich history...

Adventure Seekers!

The towns of Mill Valley, Sausalito, and Tiburon in Southern Marin offer many terrific attractions for a memories of a lifetime. Try a kayaking adventure on the bay, or other tours...

Kayaking trips in the San Francisco Bay from Sausalito, CA

Explore the SF Bay and California’s Northern Coast - by Sea Plane!

Experience Angel Island while zipping along on a Segway!

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Thinking about Relationship Counseling, a Marriage Counselor or Couples Therapy? These Weekend Couples and Marriage Workshops and Retreat, designed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, are offered in the Northern California - SF Bay Area. They are presented by Lisa Lund, CRC, MFT and Bob Navarra, Psy.D, MFT

In the NorCal - San Francisco Bay Area the workshop serves the counties of Marin County, Sonoma County, Napa County, Lake County, Mendocino County, Solano County, Contra Costa County, Alameda County, Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, Santa Cruz County, San Benito County, Monterey County, and San Francisco County; including the cities of Santa Rosa, Ukiah, Petaluma, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, Windsor, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Tiburon, Sausalito, Corte Madera, San Anselmo, Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont, Hayward, Newark, Union City, Milpitas, Walnut Creek, Pittsburgh, Pleasant Hill, Benicia, Concord, Danville, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Richmond, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Pinole, San Leandro, Castro Valley, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, Vallejo, San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Woodside, Los Altos, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, San Mateo, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Daly City, Pacifica, Monterey, Sacramento, and Fairfield CA.

In the SoCal - Los Angeles County - Orange County Area “The Art & SCIENCE of Love” Gottman Weekend Couples Workshop and Retreat serves the communities of LA County, OC, San Diego County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County, Kern County, Inland Empire, and Imperial County; including the cities of Newport Beach, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Santa Ana, Orange, Anaheim, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Corona, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Oxnard, San Diego, Chula Vista, La Jolla, La Mesa, El Cajon, Escondido, Carlsbad, San Clemente, Temecula, Laguna Niguel, Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, Westminster, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, La Habra, Norwalk, Lakewood, Palos Verdes, Azusa, Torrance, Chino, Hawthorne, Santa Monica, West LA, Rancho Cucamonga, Pomona, Ontario, West Covina, Pasadena, Glendale, Hollywood, Van Nuys, Burbank, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Palmdale, Lancaster, Victorville, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and San Luis Obispo CA.

Outside of these regions, through-out California and out of state, the Couples Workshop and Retreat serves the Central Valley of California including the cities of Redding, Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, Fresno, and Bakersfield. Often couples arriving from out of state including Portland, Oregon; Las Vegas or Reno, Nevada; Phoenix or Tucson, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; Boise, Idaho; Denver, Colorado; or Albuquerque, New Mexico add a couple extra days to their stay so that they can enjoy the Golden Gate National Recreational Area - GGNRA, Muir Woods, Mount Tamalpais, as well as Northern California's Wine Country.

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