United States·May 13 - 15 2022

Connect & Unwind: Love Wins! LGBTQ+ Weekend Couples Retreat (The Rowan Hotel, Palm Springs)

Love Wins! is a weekend-long couple retreat that combines LGBTQ+ specific coaching with a luxurious resort experience.

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Overview

You're not alone. Even if you've been together since before "Netflix and Chill" was a thing, creating a successful partnership is challenging. But just because improving your relationship requires work, doesn't mean it has to be hard. Love Wins! is a fun, interactive weekend retreat designed to help you identify and correct the core issues plaguing your relationship so you can live a happier, healthier life together. During the retreat, you and your partner will learn how to communicate using the Rosetta Stone of Relationships-the love languages crank up the heat in the bedroom reach a happy money medium manage stressors unique to LGBTQ couples create a vision board to plan your #couplegoals and how to get there Most importantly, you'll feel butterflies again when you think about the person you've to spend your life with. Love Wins! is run by Dr. Gregory Canillas, or Doc, as he's affectionately known. Doc is an award-winning relationship psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with couples.

Highlights

Shop ‘til you drop in Greater Palm Springs

Shop ‘til you drop in Greater Palm Springs

Recently revamped the downtown area of Palm Springs, now called Greater Palm Springs, is a stylish hub of entertainment, dining and shopping. This is the place to spend a few hours people watching, enjoying a cocktail, shopping and more. Throughout Downtown Palm Springs there are a plethora of boutiques, perfect for finding unique gifts, souvenirs and items of clothing. It is also a great place to eat. When hunger strikes you can eat whatever your heart or rather stomach, desires as almost every type of cuisine is available. What will you choose: French, American, Mexican, or something else entirely?

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Due to take place from January 6th to 17th, this entertaining festival overlaps perfectly with our Love Wins! event. This is a must for any film lover. Passes go on sale on August 1st, so if you are interested, we suggest joining their e-club to stay up to date with news.

Tahquitz Canyon

Tahquitz Canyon

Tahquitz Canyon is located in the Agua Caliente Band of the Cahuilla Indians Reservation, just 2 miles south of Palm Springs. The scenery there offers another take of Californian nature. After stretching your legs on a hike and a few photo stops you will be lead to the magnificent 60-foot waterfall, Tahquitz Canyon. You can also learn about the local rock art and ancient irrigation systems at the Visitor Center. Don’t leave until to hear about the legend of Tahquitz and the creator Mukat.

Palm Springs Art Museum

Palm Springs Art Museum

The Palm Springs Art Museum is a collection of three locations, which provide visitors with a glimpse into the colorful world and imagination of local artists and nature. You can choose between: Palm Springs Art Museum, closed Monday-Wednesday, which exhibits a variety of art for example watercolor landscapes, contemporary native art and American modernist art. Architecture and Design Centre, which will be opening again September 2021. Art Museum in Palm Desert, on Highway 111, is home to the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden home to a mapped-out route, which guides you through 60 desert plants and past 14 sculptures.

Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium

Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium

Since 1938, the Moorten Botanical Garden has been a charming residential estate open to the public to share ‘the beauty and extraordinary varieties of desert plants.’ It probably won’t surprise you that this is a magical wonderland of every type of cacti you can imagine, tall, small, fat and thin. But what makes this place extra special are the animals that live amongst the spikey jungle. As you explore, keep your eyes open for lizards and tortoises. There is also an aviary of doves, which you can casually walkthrough.

Ride the Aerial Tramway

Ride the Aerial Tramway

Visiting Palm Springs is your opportunity to ride “the world’s largest rotating tram car.” The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will provide you with 360° scenic of the valley and surrounding mountains. In addition, once you reach the Mountain Station you can visit the natural history museum, watch local documentaries or enjoy a hike.

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

For a fantastic day trip from Palm Springs, travel 40 miles (64 km) to the world-famous Joshua Tree National Park. Each year approximately 3 million people visit the park and it’s not surprising why. There are many activities you can do including: Hiking – Arch Rock Trail, Barker Dam Trail, Mastodon Peak and Last Palms Oasis Rock climbing – granite rocks and boulders Camping – there are 4 campgrounds A park-rangers guided tour If you can hang around until night fall, do it! Joshua Tree National Park is an excellent place to stargaze. For tips on stargazing and night photography, check out ‘stargazing’ on the official Joshua Tree National Park website.

Host

Love Wins! is run by Dr. Gregory Canillas, or Doc, as he's affectionately known. Doc is an award-winning relationship psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with couples.

Dr. Gregory Canillas PhD

Dr. Gregory Canillas PhD

I currently serve as President & CEO of Soul2Soul Global, a mission-driven company that provides couples and parenting retreats and coaching. I also serve as Associate Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Los Angeles). My clinical work and research has focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer clients, relationship issues, children/adolescents, families and ethnic minority mental health. 

Currently, I also serve on the American Psychological Association's Joint Task Force for Revising the Guidelines for Professional Practice with Sexual Minority Clients.  I previously served as Program Director at a mental health agency, where I oversaw the child and adult therapy programs, as well as a Clinical Psychologist with two child/family mental health programs directly operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Previously, I also served as the Co-Chair of the Commission for Youth and Families in Long Beach, California, where I was charged with developing services for children and families and advising the mayor and city council on services for these populations.

With over two decades of teaching, administrative and clinical experience, I have presented over 150 workshops nationally and on four continents. The workshops have focused on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples, relationship issues, LGBT parenting, spirituality, ethnic minority mental health and LGBT mental health.

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What's Included

What's Included

14 hours of workshops

course materials

individual time with Doc

2 nights in a well-appointed luxury king suite with bathtub (and specially curated Soul 2 Soul bath box)

4 meals (Fri-Dinner; Sat-Breakfast & Lunch; Sun-Breakfast)

Hosted Valet-parking

Resort Fees

A goodie box sure to make you hang up the "Do Not Disturb" sign

free 30-minute follow-up appointment

Accommodation

(THE ROWAN HOTEL, PALM SPRINGS) LOVE WINS! VIP Couple Retreat Package-Studio King

(THE ROWAN HOTEL, PALM SPRINGS) LOVE WINS! VIP Couple Retreat Package-Studio King

•422 square feet •King Bed •Pull-out sofa bed •Seating area •Floor-to-Ceiling windows with breathtaking views and fresh air •Views of either the San Jacinto Mountains or Downtown •Plush bathrobes •Luxury Atelier Bloem bath amenities

FROM$6,150.00/pp

(THE ROWAN HOTEL, PALM SPRINGS) LOVE WINS! VIP Couple Retreat Package-King Spa

(THE ROWAN HOTEL, PALM SPRINGS) LOVE WINS! VIP Couple Retreat Package-King Spa

•437 square feet •King Bed •Deep-soaking tub •Floor-to-Ceiling windows with breathtaking views and fresh air •Private balcony with stunning views of the San Jacinto Mountains •Plush bathrobes •Luxury Atelier Bloem bath amenities

FROM$6,250.00/pp

(THE ROWAN HOTEL, PALM SPRINGS) LOVE WINS! VIP Couple Retreat Package-King Spa Junior Suite

(THE ROWAN HOTEL, PALM SPRINGS) LOVE WINS! VIP Couple Retreat Package-King Spa Junior Suite

•636 square feet •1 King bed •Deep-soaking tub •Floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views and fresh air •Private balcony with stunning views •Large Workspace •Spa Style Shower

FROM$6,450.00/pp

The Rowan Hotel in Palm Springs, California

Connect & Unwind: Love Wins! LGBTQ+ Couples Weekend Retreat (PALM SPRINGS)

Love Wins! takes place from January 14, 2022-January 16, 2022 at the luxurious 4-star The Rowan Hotel in Palm Springs, California.


While you're there, admire The Rowan's modern design touches. Located in a premium walkable location, you will step out of the hotel and onto North Canyon Drive, where you will enjoy unique shops and delicious dining options. Relax with a workout in the well-equipped fitness center or take a swim in the beautiful and relaxing roof-top pool. Guests will also enjoy the Kimpton signature wine hour, complimentary internet access, and morning coffee/tea service.


After our sessions finish, you create your itinerary. Explore everything The Rowan and Palm Springs have to offer including the relaxing spas, the Palm Springs Art Museum, interesting art galleries, and world-class dining.

The Rowan Hotel in Palm Springs, California

Trip Tips

Things to do in palms springs, California

Things to do in palms springs, California

In Palm Springs, endless sunshine seems to give rise to endless energy. Good thing, too, since there are myriad ways to play. Don’t hesitate to approach our friendly staff for local insider tips and customized itineraries. Here are a few ideas of things to do in Palm Springs to get you started: Ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway from the desert floor to the heights of the San Jacinto Mountains for unforgettable views. Hike the scenic Indian Canyons, or Tahquitz Canyon with rugged ravines riddled with streams and fan palms Visit Palm Springs Art Museum and the Architecture and Design Center for a dramatic dose of art in the desert; sign up for an architectural tour of legendary homes and mid-century modern marvels Stroll through the boutiques of Uptown Design District on the hunt for antiques, reproduction home furnishings and vintage couture clothing Yearn for a bygone era at Melvyn’s, The Purple Room and other nightlife haunts of the Rat Pack On Thursday nights, embrace the laid-back festivities of Villagefest, a pedestrian street fair along Palm Canyon Drive Tee off at the idyllic Cimarron Golf Resort, just six miles from our hotel.

You'll Be Staying Here

Love Wins! LGBTQ+ Couples Weekend Retreat(PALM SPRINGS)

Love Wins! LGBTQ+ Couples Weekend Retreat(PALM SPRINGS)

An ethereal desert beauty permeates every experience at Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel, where urban enchantments meet epic scenery. The 153 soothing, spacious guestrooms and suites offer a restorative retreat after heart-thumping adventures on rugged trails or in the lively nightlife scenes. At the rooftop pool and bar, pair brilliant sunsets with masterful cocktails. Dine at one of our two chef-driven restaurants featuring seasonal, shareable small plates made from fresh, local ingredients. From vista points like our refreshing rooftop deck or the two-story cinematic window in the lobby, the views are stunning and unsurpassed. 

Embrace our desert dreamland.

Connect & Unwind: Love Wins! LGBTQ+ Weekend Couples Retreat (The Rowan Hotel, Palm Springs)

United States· May 13 - 15 2022· 2 nights

FROM$6450/pp