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.

The Scott Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

May 17, 2024 - May 19, 2024

Escape to the sun-kissed landscapes and Southwestern allure of Scottsdale, Arizona – where the desert meets luxury, and adventure intertwines with relaxation. Nestled against the backdrop of the McDowell Mountains, Scottsdale beckons with a tapestry of experiences that blend Old West charm with contemporary elegance.

Dive into the heart of the Sonoran Desert, where vibrant hues paint the horizon, and cacti stand as sentinels of time. Explore the iconic Old Town Scottsdale, a treasure trove of art galleries, boutiques, and historic sites, where the spirit of the Wild West comes to life. Wander through the bustling Scottsdale Waterfront, where chic bistros and charming cafes line the banks of the Arizona Canal, inviting you to savor local flavors under the desert sun.

Indulge in the artistry of Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece nestled in the foothills. Traverse the McDowell Sonoran Preserve's vast desert trails, discovering the beauty of saguaros and the thrill of panoramic vistas. For a touch of luxury, unwind in world-class resorts and spas, where poolside tranquility meets exquisite desert-inspired wellness.

Scottsdale is a golfer's paradise, boasting lush green fairways against a backdrop of rugged desert terrain. Tee off at championship courses designed by legends, and let the breathtaking scenery elevate your game.

As the sun sets, Scottsdale transforms into a vibrant oasis of nightlife. Dive into the buzzing arts and entertainment scene, where theaters, galleries, and live music venues come alive. Experience the renowned Scottsdale culinary scene, from upscale dining to food truck adventures, showcasing a fusion of flavors that embody the essence of the Southwest.

In Scottsdale, every moment is an invitation to explore, rejuvenate, and bask in the warmth of the desert sun. Discover the unique blend of tradition and sophistication that defines this desert jewel, leaving you with memories as vivid and enduring as the Arizona sunset.

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

Love Wins! takes place from May 17, 2024 to May 19, 2023, at the luxurious Venue, The Scott Resort and Spa at Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA.

While you're there, admire The Scott Resort & Spa'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 Scott Resort & Spa has to offer.

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 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 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.

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 Scott Resort & Spa is located in Scottsdale’s historic downtown. Guests can delight in shopping at the nearby Fashion Square Mall, enjoy a meal at one of the city’s diverse restaurant offerings or take in the area’s natural beauty.

How did it strike you on arrival?
A simple, but the elegant lobby, bordered by big vibrant plans, welcomes guests. Warm woods and a neutral color scheme instantly make guests feel at home at this boutique property. Surrounded by beautiful, lush gardens the resort offers two sprawling outdoor pools.

What’s the crowd like?
Nature-lovers, adventurers, golf-enthusiasts, sports-lovers, romantics.
The good stuff: Tell us about your room?
The King guest room is decorated in a vibrant Sonoran style with warm woods and soft colors. All of the rooms have either a balcony or patio, which is a great place to take your morning coffee or to enjoy a relaxing breakfast.

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

La Vidorra, the on-site spa, features six private sun-washed treatment rooms. Enjoy a relaxing massage or rejuvenating facial without leaving the resort.  Guests can also borrow one of the hotel’s bicycles and explore the natural beauty of the area.

Food and drink: What do we have here?
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Canal Club serves Caribbean-inspired classics with a modern twist. Favorites include the Tostones (Smoked Bacon Black Bean Puree served with Plantains, pico and cotija) and the Gaucho Steak (Spiced Skirt Steak with Poblano Chimichurri sauce and Masa Potato Cake).  In addition, the Canal Club Bar offers an elegant wine list and crafted cocktails.

Bottom line: worth it, and why?
Winner of the AAA Four Diamond Award (2006-2019), The Scott Resort and Spa provides guests respite from the stressors of daily life. Scottsdale offers visitors the opportunity to explore the city’s art scene, fine dining or a number of outdoor activities.

What are your plans for May 2024? Join us in Scottsdale, Arizona for the Love Wins! LGBTQ+ Weekend Couples Retreat, where we will be hosting couples at The Scott Resort and Spa. Our supportive relationship workshop consists of presentations and discussions held by award-winning relationship psychologist Dr Gregory Canillas. It will focus on how to:

  • communicate using the Rosetta Stone of Relationships
  • 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 future

If this sounds like something you and your partner would be interested in, you can find out more and book by clicking here. Outside of the retreat feel free to explore! Here are some of the activities and places we think you would enjoy.

Have A Tasting

The Blue Clover distillery tasting room offers a clean and sweet Vodka and a ‘premium handcrafted modern’ Gin. You can try them both and take your favorite home to enjoy together. During the global pandemic, they provided hand sanitizer to the local community, which is also available to visitors.

Book yourself a tasting at Aridus, on Main Street, for a glass or two of wine made from prized grapes at an award-winning sustainable winery. The all-natural décor is fantastic as are the skilled hosts. The perfect place to go if you have any questions about how wine is made.

A Spa Experience

The hotel where we are holding our Love Wins! event has one of the best spas in Scottsdale, La Vidorra. If you fancy an epic pampering session choose treatment of their diverse menu.

A Spa Expierience

La Vidorra Full Body Glow is especially nice. It´s a deluxe skin treatment that involves ‘aromatic scents’ and ‘essential oils to cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

Taliesin West is a 600-acre UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back to 1937. It is also a memorial to the architect Frank Lloyd Wright, as it was built by him (and his students) with indigenous materials and became his winter home.

During his career, which began in 1887, he pushed the boundaries of architecture and became known as a non-conformist. If you love quirky buildings that tell a story this should definitely appear on your Scottsdale bucket list.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

Desert Botanical Garden

Do you love nature? Are you a keen gardener? To learn more about the local flora and fauna to Arizona visit the Desert Botanical Garden. There are 5 loop trails for you to enjoy the natural beauty of the desert. They also have a wonderful butterfly pavilion.

Desert Botanical Garden

Improve Your Swing

Scottsdale embraces the outdoors, most likely due to its 299 sunny days per year, which is 94 days higher than the national average. A great way to stock up on vital vitamin D, as well as embracing a local pastime is to spend the afternoon golfing!

Our top picks are Gray Hawk Golf Club, which has a fantastic learning center, and the Golf Academy at Troon North Golf Club, which offers private lessons from PGA professional instructors.

Gray Hawk Golf Club

Sonoran Desert

The magical Camelback Mountains are the backdrop of the famous Sonoran Desert, where you will find lots of superb nature and fun outdoor activities. Here are some of them:

Sonoran Desert

  • The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, which is celebrating 30 years.
  • Hike some of the 225 miles of trails. They range from easy to advanced, perfect for novices, climbers, and everyone in-between.
  • Have an off-road adventure! Arizona Outdoor Fun does guide tours on quad bikes.
  • Explore one of the Sonoran lakes with a kayaking escapade.

However, you choose to explore this unique landscape don’t miss the tall saguaro cacti, elegant lacy mesquite trees, and of course the colorful geckos.

Old Town Scottsdale

Follow the beacon of fun to Old Town Scottsdale and experience a blend of modernism and the ‘Old West.’ Many original features are kept in great condition, if this interests you pay attention to the signage, shop facades and saloons as you walk around.

Old Town Scottsdale

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.

A 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: 4925 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, United States
Phone: +1 800-528-7867


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