Couples Gathering is May 18-20, 2018


We are almost full so don’t delay in registering immediately . . .

Deepening Intimacy 

A NMMW Couples Gathering

Corrales, NM ~ May 18-20, 2018

We would like to invite you and your partner to be part of the upcoming NMMW Deepening Intimacy Weekend.

Join a small gathering of couples to explore deepening relationship intimacy in a safe and supportive environment.  Together you will experiment and discover ways to enliven essential aspects of your relationship. Be prepared for much fun and laughter, as well.

Last year’s Couples Gathering was a rich and joyful journey of relationship for all who attended, and we’re excited to share this experience with you and your loved one this May.

The gathering will be limited to 12 couples, including the leaders.* All sexual orientations and couple configurations are encouraged to attend.

photos by Joseph Woods

There are only a couple spots left, so please register asap to make sure there is a place for you.  You may register (and pay) online or mail in a printed registration with your check; both methods are linked below.  Once we receive your registration and payment, we will send confirmation of your place in the Gathering.

The cost of the weekend is $190 per couple, which covers materials, catered meals at lunch and dinner, snacks, and clean up after the Gathering. Friday dinner will be a potluck.

Breakfast and lodging will be up to you.  We hope that local attendees will open their homes to out of town participants to keep the cost of lodging to a minimum. However, there is a lovely Bed and Breakfast just walking distance from Chittak and Amba’s home –

Come join us and celebrate the magic and mystery of your relationship.

Registration will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis and may be done online (with payment by credit card) or by mail-in (with payment by check).  Click here to register and pay onlineClick here do download and fill out the printable registration form which you then mail to the address on the form with your check.  Upon receipt of your registration and payment we will send an email confirmation of your place in the Gathering.  Also included for download is a flyer about the gathering and printable registration form so you may share information about the gathering with friends.

The cost of the Gathering will be $190 per couple, which will cover the cost of materials, catered meals at lunch and dinner, snacks, and clean up after the Gathering.  Friday dinner will be a potluck.  More logistical details, directions, etc. will be forwarded as the date gets closer.  Breakfasts and lodging will be up to you.  We hope that local registrants will open their homes to out of town participants to keep the cost of lodging to a minimum.

For further information or questions please contact Mark at (or 505-715-2011) or Bruce at (or 505-577-4686).  For a woman’s perspective, please connect with Margaret Lubalin at (or 917-680-0275).

Mark and Laurie Pugsler
Bruce Berlin and Margaret Lubalin

About the Leaders of the 2018 Couples Gathering

*Mark Pugsley has been a licensed psychotherapist since 1996 with a specialty in Gestalt psychology and training in humanistic psychology, Jungian therapy, and somatic psychology. His specialties include helping couples create intimacy and relationship joy.

Laurie Pugsley has been in partnership with her husband, Mark,  for 16 years. Laurie experienced her first couples retreat last year and found the exercises helped to nurture their relationship.  Laurie feels there is a difference between looking at something and seeing it, listening to someone and hearing them.  She hopes to bring this awareness to the couples retreat.

Bruce Berlin participated in the prior two Men’s Wellness Couples Weekends with his partner, Margaret. With over 40 years of experience in men’s healing work, Bruce feels that deepening intimacy is vital to a strong relationship. A trained mediator and social change activist, he has organized and facilitated numerous gatherings and conferences on a variety of subjects.

Margaret Lubalin believes that for a relationship to thrive, it needs to be nourished. Something she found at the prior NMMW couples retreats. A poet, visual artist and writing teacher, Margaret is excited to bring her creativity to this year’s retreat. Also an activist, her current passion is building a Wall of Love, as a counterpoint to a wall that divides us.

If you need to download Adobe’s Free Acrobat Reader (very useful for lots of things including reading flyers, registration forms and stuff we will send before the gathering) please click on the logo below which will take you to Adobe’s site and assist with getting it installed:

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