Connect & Unwind: Love Wins! LGBTQ+ Weekend Couples Retreat

Love Wins! Retreat for LGBTQ+ Couples. Soul 2 Soul Global welcomes you to this unique opportunity designed to create healthier relationships. 

Hyatt Hotel, Palm Spring, California, United States

November 1, 2024 - November 3, 2024

Step into the sun-soaked oasis of Palm Springs, where endless blue skies, towering palm trees, and the rugged beauty of the desert create a playground for those seeking both relaxation and adventure. This Californian gem, nestled against the backdrop of the San Jacinto Mountains, beckons with a promise of luxurious retreats, mid-century charm, and an exhilarating desert escape.

Start your journey in downtown Palm Springs, a haven for architecture enthusiasts and boutique shoppers alike. Wander through the streets lined with iconic mid-century modern buildings, each one a testament to the city's glamorous Hollywood history. Discover the vibrant Uptown Design District, where sleek boutiques, art galleries, and stylish cafes invite you to explore the cutting edge of desert chic.

Escape to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, where a breathtaking ascent transports you to a mountaintop oasis with panoramic views of the Coachella Valley. Explore the desert's natural wonders at Joshua Tree National Park, where otherworldly landscapes and unique rock formations create a photographer's dream.

Indulge in the epitome of relaxation at one of Palm Springs' legendary resorts, each boasting serene pools, lush gardens, and spa experiences that redefine tranquility. Unwind beneath swaying palms and bask in the warmth of the desert sun.

For the golf enthusiast, Palm Springs offers a paradise of well-manicured courses framed by desert vistas. Tee off against a backdrop of mountainous horizons, where each swing is accompanied by the soothing whisper of the desert breeze.

As evening falls, Palm Springs lights up with a vibrant nightlife. Savor gourmet cuisine at chic restaurants, then dance under the stars at trendy bars and lounges. The city's artistic spirit comes alive in its many galleries and outdoor installations, making every corner a canvas for creative expression.

Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, or a little bit of both, Palm Springs invites you to discover the magic of a desert oasis. Surrender to the allure of Hollywood glamour, soak in the natural beauty, and let Palm Springs be your playground in the California sun.

Love Wins! Exclusive Retreat for LGBTQ+ Couples. Soul 2 Soul Global welcomes you to this unique opportunity designed to create healthier relationships.

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

Couples, be honest--Do you feel like you and your partner are speaking different languages?

Are you more like roommates than lovers? Can't find the middle ground between penny-pinching and splurging?

Struggling to thrive as an LGBTQ+ Couple in a heterocentric world?

Ever wish your relationship came with a "How To" Manual?

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 spent 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.

He's already helped hundreds of couples build happier and healthier relationships.

Just see what past couples have said:

"We really had an in-depth and honest was truly a safe space for all of us to learn, grow, challenge, and share our thoughts as well as experiences. I feel changed."

"Dr. Canillas brilliantly brings out the best in our shared knowledge and experiences. (He) validates our experiences. We left better prepared, hopeful, and rejuvenated with fresh ideas."

Through hands-on activities, engaging lectures, and exciting games, you'll...

  • Discover how childhood and family traumas are harming your relationship.
  • Reignite your passion for one another.
  • Understand your partner's values about sex and money.
  • Develop coping methods tailored to the unique issues LGBTQ+ couples face.
  • Create happier outcomes from disagreements.

You'll learn the same skills as couples who spend years in private sessions. And because the retreat is limited to 12 hand-selected couples, you'll get the same level of personalized attention--without completely reorganizing your calendar.

If you're determined to be that adorable old couple in the park who everyone swoons over, a weekend away is all it takes. A weekend to prioritize your health and well-being. A weekend to tear up your "to-do" list and to put your phone on airplane mode. A weekend to truly dedicate yourselves to improving your couple.

Love Wins! takes place from November 1, 2024 - November 3, 2024 at the luxurious 4-star Hyatt Hotel in Palm Springs, California.

While you're there, admire Hyatt's modern design touches. 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 pool.

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

In addition to 14 hours of workshops, course materials, and individual time with Doc, your Love Wins! Weekend Retreat includes:

  • 2 nights in a well-appointed king suite
  • 4 meals (Fri-Dinner; Sat-Breakfast & Lunch; Sun-Breakfast)
  • Hosted Self-parking
  • Resort Fees
  • A goodie box sure to make you hang up the "Do Not Disturb" sign

And as a bonus, Doc is offering a free 30-minute follow-up appointment to each couple so you can ask questions and share your victories after the retreat.

Love Wins! is limited to no more than 12 pre-selected couples. Take the first step to creating the relationship of your dreams. Call 213. 232. 3811 to schedule your interview today.


  • Love Wins! 14 Hour Workshop (10 Modules over 3 days) & Materials
  • Curated “Goodie Box”
  • Two Nights in a King Suite (Friday & Saturday)
  • Welcome Dinner (Friday)
  • Breakfast (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Lunch (Saturday)
  • Fitness Center & Pool Access
  • In-Room coffee
  • In-Room bottled water
  • Self-Parking
  • 30-minute Post-Retreat Follow Up Session  


  • Airfare
  • Airport Transfer

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Sample Schedule of Soul2Soul Retreat

Tickets are non-refundable. The Retreat package may be transferred to another Retreat date or gifted to another couple when canceled sixty-one days in advance.


Why We Love This Property:
The all-suite Hyatt Palm Springs is in the middle of the action.  Step outside of the hotel and you find yourself on Palm Canyon Drive, with easy access to a variety of shops, coffee houses, and restaurants.

How did it strike you on arrival?
Upon arrival, guests will notice the huge palm trees that surround the multi-story building which features slanted roofs and bright lights. Simple white, cream, and orange colors give you a relaxing feel upon arrival. A large lobby with high ceilings is both dramatic and elegant.

What’s the crowd like?
Explorers, creatives, nature-lovers, golf enthusiasts, romantics.

The good stuff: Tell us about your room?
The king suite affords you plenty of room to relax. A plush king bed assists guests in getting a good night’s sleep. A nice-sized parlor allows guests to entertain visitors or lounge and read a favorite book. Many of the rooms have city or golf course views.

How about the little details, any of that worth a mention?

Unwind on your suite’s balcony. The luxurious pool is the center of social activity. Enjoy a dip or relax poolside with a craft cocktail.

Food and drink: What do we have here?
Share features fresh, locally sourced menu items. Guests can enjoy small plates, entrees, or a craft cocktail in either the fireside lounge or the heated outdoor patio.  The HooDoo Patio Restaurant & Bar offers al fresco dining with a menu that includes savory appetizers and entrees and signature cocktails.

Bottom line: worth it, and why?
Palm Springs offers the best of easy California living. The Hyatt is in the middle of the action, within walking distance to casual and fine dining, shopping, spas, and art galleries. Lovers of golf can enjoy one of the city’s many nearby courses. With good weather year-round, Palm Springs is a must-visit city.

Have you always wanted to visit Palm Springs? Plan your vacation for this November so that you can attend the Soul 2 Soul Global, Connect & Unwind: Love Wins! LGBTQ+ Weekend Couples Retreat. It takes place the first weekend of November 1, 2024 - November 3, 2024, at the luxury all-suite hotel Hyatt Palm Springs.

This event is limited to no more than 12 pre-selected couples, so if you want to work on your relationship with award-winning relationship psychologist,Dr. Gregory Canillas, who has over 20 years of experience, Book now!

When you find yourself in Palm Springs be sure to visit some, if not all, of its interesting attractions and activities.

The 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?

The 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 opens in 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.

The 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 led 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.

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 walk through.

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Ride the Aerial Tramway

Visiting Palm Springs is your opportunity to ride “the world’s largest rotating tramcar.” 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 nightfall, 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.

The Palm Springs Pride
Palm Springs Pride

Our Connect & Unwind: Love Wins! . The event coincides with the 35th anniversary of Palm Springs Pride. The celebrations start on November 1st, with the Festival itself taking place November 3rd to the early hours of the 6th, and the Parade is due to happen on the 5th.

More details will be shared over the summer, to not miss out on news and updates visit the official website, Palm Springs Pride, or follow them on Instagram.

The following Terms and Conditions will apply to your booking one of our retreats. Please read them carefully as you will be bound by them.

These Terms shall constitute the entire agreement between Soul 2 Soul Global and the Client relating to the subject matter herein, and shall constitute a binding agreement. There is no verbal or written; representation, warranty, prior agreement, or description of services, other than as expressed herein.

The contract and booking are made with, and services will be provided by Soul 2 Soul Global. By booking a retreat, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions that govern the relationship, the cancellation policy, and limitations of liability.


 All persons wishing to make a booking have carefully read and understand the Terms and Conditions that follow. By making a booking with Soul 2 Soul Global, you accept on behalf of yourself and all those named on the booking, to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. A booking is accepted and becomes definite only from the date when Soul 2 Soul Global sends a confirmation email, and when you have completed the deposit and/or full payment.

Soul 2 Soul Global team member will contact you within 48 hours, regarding your completed registration to confirm your participation in your selected retreat. Confirmation of your participation does not necessarily mean that your trip is confirmed to run. Soul 2 Soul Global asks that you refrain from purchasing non-refundable travel until you receive an email confirmation from the Soul 2 Soul Global staff. In order for our retreats to take place, we require a minimum of 6 participants.

**Please note that Soul 2 Soul Global only offers retreats and related activities to those 18 years of age and over.


For select advertised retreats and dates, a non-refundable deposit per person plus submission of our online booking form is required to complete your booking.

You may book a retreat with a deposit (down payment) until 40 days prior to the retreat start date, after which full payment is required to secure your spot (if any are still available).

The remaining balance of your retreat payment is due 40 days before the retreat begins. We will notify you of the balance due date after your deposit has been processed.

If the final balance is not received by the due date, then your booking cannot be guaranteed and Soul 2 Soul Global reserves the right to cancel your booking and forfeit your deposit.

*Please note deposits made on all bookings are non-refundable and non-creditable due to the requirement to purchase non-refundable and non-transferable essentials including but not limited to accommodation reservations, etc. on your behalf to secure your spot on the retreat.

Deposit payments can be transferred to another retreat taking place within one calendar year if you notify us 61 days or more before the retreat start date.

Deposits are paid via Zelle, PayPal, or Cash App and can be paid with all major credit cards or PayPal balances.

We DO NOT keep your credit card on file. When we send over an invoice, you must re-enter your credit card information.


Address: 285 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262, United States.
Phone: +1 760-322-9000


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