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

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

InterContinental San Francisco, San Francisco CA

June 23- 25, 2023

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 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.

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 put your phone on airplane mode. A weekend to truly dedicate yourselves to improving your couple.

Love Wins! takes place from June 23 - June 25, 2023, at the trendy and slick Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco, California.

The Intercontinental, a luxury hotel featuring a Michelin star awarded restaurant is designed for the most discerning traveler. Each room features views of the city or bay.

After our sessions finish, you create your itinerary. Explore everything the Intercontinental has to offer including an award-winning restaurant, shop in Union Square, or visit one of the city's charming neighborhoods.

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 junior suite.
  • 4 meals (Friday-Dinner; Saturday-Breakfast, Lunch; Sunday-Breakfast).
  • Valet parking.
  • A goodie box is 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 Junior Suite (Friday & Saturday)
  • Welcome Dinner (Friday)
  • Breakfast (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Lunch (Saturday)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary access to the Fitness Center & Indoor Pool & Jacuzzi
  • Valet Parking
  • 30-minute Post-Retreat Follow Up Session  


  • Airfare
  • Airport Transfer

For white-glove service booking flights, please contact

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.

Sample Schedule of Soul2Soul Retreat

InterContinental Hotel, San Fransisco

Why We Love This Property:
The InterContinental San Francisco is located in the heart of this vibrant multicultural city. Step outside of the hotel and you will find a variety of restaurants, upscale shops, and movie theaters.  Union and Ghirardelli Squares are within walking distance of the property. 

How did it strike you on arrival?
The 32-story steel and glass high-rise hotel is striking and will impress even the most jaded and discerning city-dweller. The quaint, but the elegant lobby is warm and welcoming.  

What is the crowd like?
City-lovers, artists, creatives, romantics, adventurers. 

The good stuff: Tell us about your room?
The elegantly appointed and modern Junior Suite provides ample room to relax. Stretch out in the King bed, which is plush, and luxurious or unwind in the small sitting area. Most of the junior suites have two walls of windows that offer breathtaking views of the bay and city. 

How about the little details, any of that worth a mention?
Guests have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center and pool. The hotel staff is helpful and attentive. Guests can also consult with the Concierge, who can assist in curating an unforgettable extended weekend stay. 

Food and drink: What do we have here?
The Michelin-starred Luce serves modern American cuisine in a comfortable, elegant environment. The lobby watering hole, Bar 888, serves a curated list of more than 100 aromatic Grappa and select wines.

Bottom line: worth it, and why?
San Francisco is a world-class city with diverse offerings. Enjoy exploring Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, its diverse neighborhoods, and the city’s incredible museums and galleries. After a day of exploration, return to a relaxing evening at the InterContinental San Francisco. 

Join us at the luxurious InterContinental San Francisco hotel in June 2022, for a fun and interactive weekend to identify and correct the core issues within your relationship. Plus, explore the original gay-friendly city, San Francisco.

Awarding-winning relationship psychologist Dr. Gregory Canillas will share his knowledge and expertise over the course of the Love Wins! LGBTQ+ Weekend Couples Retreat so that you and your loved one return home equipped with the tools you need for a successful partnership.

BOOK NOW: Love Wins! LGTBQ+ Weekend Couples Retreat June 24 - 26, 2022.

While you’re in San Francisco be sure not to miss some of the city’s most famous sights and discover the city´s history, which is incredibly diverse and interesting. For example, did you know that San Francisco was put on the map due to the 1848 Gold Rush?

Here are our top 7 `things to do in San Francisco, the fog city.

Ride the San Francisco Cable Cars

Taking a ride on the San Fran Cable Car is an absolute must! Not only are they a historical way to travel, they date back to 1869, but they also help you to see some unique and special parts of the city.

There are three lines to choose from two leave from Powell Street and head towards Fisherman’s Wharf and the other rides from east to west on Californian Street.

Ride the San Francisco Cable Cars

Golden Gate Park

Spend a lovely summer afternoon walking around Golden Gate Park. It’s a beautiful park that opened in the 1870s. Stroll along the paths and discover the giant Windmill and Tulips, Stow Lake, and the Shakespeare Garden, full of roses. You´ll definitely have some vibrant photographs to show your friends and family when you return home.

Some attractions worth a visit are the San Francisco Botanical Garden, the California Academy of Science, and the de Young Museum.

Golden Gate Park

Fisherman’s Wharf

The social hub and massive crowd-pleaser Fisherman´s Wharf is the most bustling part of the city, as it´s full of entertainment and offers spectacular views of the bay. You could easily spend a few days here as there are LOTS of things to do and places to eat.

Fisherman’s Wharf

Popular attractions include:

When you visit be sure to take a big appetite! The restaurants at Fisherman’s Wharf offer some of the best seafood in the world. Our top picks include:

Are you a beer lover? Then make sure you schedule a visit to the San Francisco Brewing Co, in Ghirardelli Square, for a beer tasting. Their handcrafted beer is excellent!

Take a selfie with the “Painted Ladies”

The “Painted Ladies” are a colorful row of Edwardian and Victorian houses on Alamo Square. You may also know them as the Seven Sisters.

They have become a highly recognizable and iconic piece of architecture known synonymously with San Francisco. Their popularity could be linked to them being featured in popular tv shows, such as Full House and Monk.

If you want to go inside one, book on to the exclusive private home tour, it only takes place on Saturdays.

Take a selfie with the Painted Ladies

City Sightseeing Bus Tour

Navigating the streets of San Francisco on foot can be very time-consuming and tiring, due to its steep hills. A great way to make sure you get to see all of the top city sights is to book a bus tour. Big Bus Tour has multiple ticket options for their hop-on hop-off tour.

You don´t want to return home without at least getting a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street and Chinatown.

City Sightseeing Bus Tour

Visit a Winery

San Francisco is conveniently located close to Napa Valley and Sonoma, both part of wine country, home to many premium wineries. There are a few different day tours available from the city center. You will be able to find something suited to your dates on Viator.

Generally, you can expect to be taken by a small coach to multiple vineyards throughout the day to taste their home-grown wine and learn about how it is cultivated. Some tours also include a stop-off at Muir Woods, which has giant redwoods that are more than 150 years old!

It’s a really fun day out, even if you aren´t a massive wine fan.

Visit a Winery

Trip to Alcatraz Island

An absolute must for any first-time trip to San Francisco is a tour of the world-famous prisoner island, Alcatraz.

Boats leave from Pier 33 and take you directly to the cell house, which was in operation from 1934 to 1963. Once there you can tour the island and prison to discover what the cells were like, where the prisoners ate, and more including some of its mysteries.

Before or after touring the island be sure to visit Pier 39, a few piers east, for an animal surprise.

Trip to Alcatraz Island

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Soul 2 Soul Global is committed to the safety of its guests. As health guidelines continue to evolve, we are working closely with each venue to ensure that we follow ALL state and federal health guidelines provided at the time of the event. We will be using Health Pass by CLEAR and will require all attendees to enroll in the app to help you safely enter the venue. Health documents that will be required include proof of Covid-19 vaccination or proof of negative Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the event. Final requirements will be communicated in the coming weeks. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to abide by the health and safety guidelines put in place by Soul 2 Soul Global and recommended by the state where the venue is located and/or the CDC at the time of the event. By participating in the Love Wins! LGBTQ+ Weekend Couples Retreat (the “Event”), you assume all risk and danger incidental to live events and release Soul 2 Soul Global, its affiliates, contractors and employees, the Event’s sponsors, host organizations, staff, event production companies, and all agents from any and all liabilities resulting from such entry. In attending the event, you agree to accept full responsibility for your own safety.

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 ZellePayPal, 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: 888 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States.
Phone: +1 415-616-6500.


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