Intimacy Redefined | Couples Retreat at New Eden
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Join Christian Pankhurst and Larissa Mulder-Barge on a 7-day Heart iQ couples retreat at New Eden. Dive deep into the transformative power of Heart iQ Circle Work, where authentic connection, sacred sexuality, and collective healing converge.


What is the Intimacy Redefined Retreat?

Step into a New Paradigm of Love & Connection
Embark on a groundbreaking journey to redefine your relationship at the 'Intimacy Redefined' retreat. Nestled in the heart of New Eden, this experience promises more than fleeting moments ‚Äď it offers a metamorphosis.

Up-level Your Connection 
Harness the power of transformational relationship tools designed to up-level your connection to unparalleled heights. Together, you'll unlock strategies that allow you to fully experience the delectable essence of connection.

Nourish and Awaken Your Sensual Bodies
Reignite the passion, as you collectively nourish and awaken your sensual bodies. Dive deep into practices that foster sensuality, allowing you to reclaim the sheer deliciousness of your shared connection.

Upgrade Your Relationship Toolkit
Equip yourselves with a comprehensive toolkit overflowing with robust communication skills and embodiment connection practices. Every tool you acquire is crafted to incite powerful transformations in your relationship journey.

The Power of Tribe
When couples journey together, they create an amplified field ‚Äď a magnetic force that supports each individual in diving even deeper. This collective energy becomes a catalyst, propelling each couple forward, igniting inspiration and fostering mutual growth.

Personalized to Your Relationship's Rhythm
Regardless of where you stand in your relationship or personal journey, the 'Intimacy Redefined' retreat is designed to meet you there. The magic of our circle work and embodied practices is their adaptability. These tools are honed to resonate with each couple's unique rhythm, offering tailored experiences that cater to your relationship's specific needs.

Lasting, Integrative Shifts
This retreat is not about fleeting sparks or momentary highs. It's an invitation to engage in deep, transformative work, creating lasting shifts that seamlessly integrate into the tapestry of your daily lives.

Reserve your place at our 'Intimacy Redefined' retreat.

Experience connection, like never before.

Step into the evolution of love.

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At an upcoming Intimacy¬†Redefined retreat, you'll get to heal the traumas that emerge in intimate connection, which, if left unattended, can create dissonance, disconnection and potentially relationship break down.‚Äč

All trauma was created in relationship and relationship will be needed for your healing.

During this event we will meet and surrender to whatever arises in the moment as you connect with others, learning and becoming aware of all the ways you close your Heart and re-enact your childhood wounding in your intimacy today.

A big part of the retreat is to experience a 'homecoming' and to remember the nourishing and supportive feeling of being part of a tribe  who can feel you in ways you may not even be able to feel yourself. You may not realise it yet, but having tribe in your life is not just a luxury, but an essential ingredient for successfully navigating your life and relationships.

Our approach is holistic: a blend of challenging and deeply rejuvenating experiences. It's about you and your partner diving into the essence of your being, fully inhabiting your bodies to unearth your truest expressions.

We don't skim the surface; we plunge into the depths, seeking the core truths of your relationship. We'll unveil what's been limiting your fullest expression and the ecstatic intimacy you crave. Ready yourselves for a transformative journey of self and relational discovery. Together, you'll let go of the outdated and embrace a sacred imprint of what it truly means to be a conscious, heart-centered, and vibrantly alive couple.

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Larissa Mulder-Barge

Larissa is a relationship, intimacy, and sex coach, as well as a facilitator of embodied sensuality. She has over a decade of experience helping couples navigate their relationships and facilitating sacred sexuality workshops.

Her work as a facilitator and relationship coach is defined by how she creates a safe and nourishing space where people are guided back to themselves.

She is passionate about supporting couples in transforming their relationships through subtle yet powerful tweaks in the way they communicate and relate. Giving opportunities for shifting out of the boxes and conditioning of what relationships "should" look like. Slowing down and softening in a way that allows them to unfurl their own unique blueprint of their relationship and reclaim the power and innocence of their Sexuality.

Larissa grew up in a retreat centre, which gave her the opportunity to dive deep into many different healing modalities from a young age. Her background and trainings have been in: Bodywork, Yoga, Tantra, Heart IQ, Shamanism, Circle work, NVC, Counseling and Coaching. She weaves all of this together while attuning to the individuals and the group feild and listening in to deep body wisdom.

No one can tell you what your your sexuality or your relationship should look like. Listening and feeling into the moment, Larissa creates unique opportunities to drop the past and soften into discovering what is possible in this moment.

Founder of Heart iQ & New Eden

Christian Pankhurst

Christian Pankhurst is a world leading expert in group dynamics, conscious communication, and the art of circle facilitation. Christian is a master conductor of the collective wisdom that emerges when resonant hearts come together, and his piercing clarity lovingly cuts through bullshit while he holds a space of unconditional love for what wants to emerge in the now.

Christian teaches how to tap into the power of the collective wisdom or 'field' so facilitators learn how to heal themselves and others simultaneously through a process that is embodied and joyful rather than heady and focused on solving problems. 

Christian's unique capacity to translate  complex group dynamics into simple, clear and practical insights is the reason why so many seek him out to get trained in the art of small and large group facilitation.

Christian started facilitating groups in 2002 after graduating as a Chiropractor from the AECC in the U.K. His speciality is using a group’s wisdom and energy to open up gateways of transformation that are simply not available in an individual or one-on-one practice. 

In 2008, Christian entered and won the Britain's Next Top Coach Competition, receiving 52% of the votes from over 90 countries around the world. He is the best-selling author of Insights To Intimacy - Why Relationships Fail and How To Make Them Work, and is the co-founder of New Eden, a centre for those wishing to grow, co-create and awaken together in community.

How Much Does it Cost? 

‚ā¨3999 per couple¬†

Price includes vegetarian meals and accommodation in a private room.

Early Bird Rate: ‚ā¨3500. Save ‚ā¨499 if you register before September 1st 2024.

We will accept a maximum of 12 couples into the training.

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Where Do We Gather?

The Intimacy Redefined Retreat takes place at New Eden House, our own dedicated venue located in the Heart of Friesland, Netherlands, surrounded by 50 acres of beautiful forest and nature. It is completely private and is gloriously free from the noise and distractions of modern life.

Staying at New Eden is like stepping into a different reality of wonder and magic. We go to great lengths to create a strong and loving container for you to stretch into the best version of yourself while creating a culture of acceptance, authenticity, depth of practice, mastery and heart-centered living. This is a space where you can thrive!


Imagine for a moment, visiting a place out of time, a place where time stands still. A lush oasis and sanctuary for your soul, where you get to be seen and felt in all your glory. A place where you get to show up exactly as you are. A place where you get to be the real you.

New Eden is that place. New Eden is a beautiful, nourishing, healing space where you get to truly drop into your authentic self, rest and receive. Filled up from the inside, you get to shine your light into the world and expand your range beyond what you previously thought possible.

New Eden is a place that has the feeling of coming home. It’s a place where you can lean into the edges of your self-expression. Finding a freedom you’ve never known. Deepening in your capacity to open. Exploring the range of your pleasure and staying present as you journey forwards with consciousness.

New Eden is a place where people arrive as strangers and leave as lifelong friends. Experiential and purposefully curated with connection in mind, the Intimacy Redefined Retreat at New Eden will leave you re-connected to yourself, others and the world.

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