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.

Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, California, United States

August 12, 2022 - August 14, 2022

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.

About this event:

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 Canillasor 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 August 12, 2022 - August 14, 2022, at the luxurious 4-star Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, California --the perfect place to soak up the relaxed Southern California atmosphere.

While you're there, admire the Renaissance's unique design and modern decor. Relax with a workout in the well-equipped fitness center or have a swim in the outdoor pool. At the end of the day, take in a sunset from the third-floor deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

After our sessions finish, spend some quality time together exploring everything Long Beach has to offer--pristine beaches, specialty boutiques, avant-garde 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 room.
  • 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 King Room (Friday & Saturday).
  • Welcome Dinner (Friday).
  • Breakfast (Saturday & Sunday).
  • Lunch (Saturday).
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Complimentary access to Fitness Center & Outdoor Pool & Jacuzzi.
  • Self-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

The Renaissance hotel, Long Beach California

Why We Love This Property:
The Renaissance is located in the heart of Long Beach. Across the street is the world-famous Long Beach Convention Center where events are always happening. A gay-friendly city, Long Beach is known for its creative energy and mixing work with fun. The Renaissance embraces this with beautiful conference rooms and a lively lobby bar.

How did it strike you on arrival?
Two steel pillars welcome you as you drive into the hotel driveway. Metal and wood are used throughout the hotel symbolizing nature and industrialism. The warm lobby welcomes you with avant-garde furniture and a well-placed bar. Highlights of the lobby bar include a glass wine cellar and an outdoor firepit. High ceilings mixed with complex architecture give the hotel a relaxed feeling. I especially enjoy the accents of colors used in art pieces throughout the property. 
What’s the crowd like?
Creatives, adventurers, romantics.

The good stuff: Tell us about your room?
What surprised me is that every hotel room is unique and incredibly comfortable. The light color palette of the rooms evokes memories of blissful summer days. The rooms are zen but always have the tools for conducting business. The bathroom is large with glistening ceramic tiles.  

How about the little details, any of that worth a mention?
The hotel pool is often abuzz with activity and is a great place to relax and cool down. Guests also have access to a multi-purpose gym for weightlifting or yoga. With proximity to great parks, the beach, the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Queen Mary, and Lion’s Lighthouse, one will always find adventure in Long Beach.

Food and drink: What do we have here?

The menu at Sip incorporates local and diverse ingredients, offering an eclectic menu. For a night in, room service offers a tasty menu: ahi poke, red pepper hummus, and the Belmont Sandwich. I especially enjoyed the Renaissance Burger, made with white cheddar, hickory bacon and garlic aioli.  The bar at Sip is known for its signature cocktails and classics. Indulge in these drinks with great company in the lobby bar or in the comfort of your room.

Bottom line: worth it, and why?
Long Beach will bring your inner explorer out. Step out of the hotel and onto Pine Avenue to explore a number of casual and fine dining options. The city has a variety of activities to suit any taste-from water activities to causal nightlife. The Renaissance’s great energy will inspire long after check-out.

Soul 2 Soul Global is heading to Long Beach, California to support all those lucky in love with the Love Wins! LGTBQ+ Weekend Couples Retreat at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel. Join us from August 12th to August 14th, 2022 and we will work together to build a happy, healthy, and successful relationship for you both.

While you are in the neighborhood, we suggest you visit some of Long Beach’s most beautiful and interesting attractions. Here are a few of our favorites:

Aquarium of the Pacific

The Aquarium of the Pacific prides itself on being a modern aquarium that is dedicated to the stewardship of the Pacific Ocean. Its popularity helped it to become the 4th most visited aquarium in the USA. It´s not surprising because it is home to over 100 exhibits, which includes a fantastic underwater viewing area of a coral reef, playful sea otters and a shark lagoon, is a fantastic way to relax and have fun.

In addition to exploring the aquarium, you can upgrade your visit with an animal encounter. There are three options available. Which one would you choose?

  • Sharks and Rays.
  • Seals and Sea Lions.
  • Penguins.
Aquarium of the Pacific

Explore the Pacific Ocean

If you want to gain some strong sea legs and get out on the ocean you could rent a yacht with a captain for the day. This is great for groups, perfect if you meet a few couples at the retreat. Or consider taking a sailing lesson at California’s oldest sailing club. They have classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced sailors, so everyone is welcome.

Alternatively, you can sit back and relax as you enjoy the Pacific Ocean on a Long Beach Harbor tour, which has 5 departure times, all on weekends. If you get lucky you could see some marine life, for example, whales and dolphins.

Explore the Pacific Ocean, Long Beach Harbor, California

Naples Canals

Take a romantic gondola ride, Italian style, through the Naples Canal, with The Gondola Getaway. Not only will you get to see beautiful beach and ocean views as you pass under bridges, but you can also take a good look at the million-dollar homes that overlook the canal.

Naples Canals, California

Private Helicopter Tour

Anthelion Helicopters offer the El Capitan Tour. It´s a 55-minute private tour, that’s loops around the city balancing inner city and coastal sights. You´ll see at least 40 of LA’s iconic landmarks. Popular landmarks include the Hollywood Sign, Santa Monica Pier, and Beverley Hills mansions.

Private Helicopter Tour, California (Anthelion Helicopters)

Shoreline Village

The Shoreline Village is a fantastic place to visit for restaurants, shops, and adventure. Top picks include:

Turn this Love Wins! Retreat into a memorable holiday for you and your loved one by adding a few extra days to your visit. Here are our final two activities we think you´ll enjoy together.

Shoreline Village, California (night view)

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

Find your inner peace at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden on the campus of California State University. The 1.3-acre garden, which opened in 1981, is both peaceful and educational.

This “living museum” creates a positive environment dedicated to Japan. Attractions include Japanese art, a pond of lively koi, a beautiful Tea House and of course a Zen Garden.

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, California State University

The Queen Mary

The number one attraction, not to be missed, is the legendary British ocean liner The Queen Mary. Her maiden voyage took place in the Spring of 1936 until the ocean liner moored in Long Beach in 1967, her voyages were large across the Atlantic Ocean.

Today, The Queen Mary is a hotel, dining experience, and museum. A guided tour is the best way to learn about the ship’s history, which includes war adventure stories, royalty, romance, and the paranormal. About 3 hours there will be enough to explore both inside and out of the luxury liner.

If you love ghost stories, the paranormal, and all things that go bump in the night, stick around until the sun goes down. The Queen Mary at night has a few different events worth a try. The best one has to be Illusions of the Passed, presented by Magician Aiden Sinclair. You may have seen him on America Got Talent.

Other night-time experiences include:

  • Dining with the Spirits in the Sir Winston Restaurant
  • Paranormal Ship Walk, where you can make your own decision of whether it’s haunted after visiting the paranormal hotspots and hearing about the darker side of The Queen Mary.
  • Paranormal Investigations take you to private parts of the ship, unavailable to the general public.
 legendary British ocean liner The Queen Mary

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: 111 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802, United States
Phone: +1 562-437-5900


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