As a result of the workshop we have since taken time......to let the love flow!
Priya and Bob are a perfect blend of openness, steadiness and forthrightness. Their heartfelt listening, allowed me to open up and relax when I joined one of their workshops with my wife.
I found particularly useful an exercise when my wife and I sat opposite each other and one of us asked a question the other one just listened. Questions such as "what do I do to prevent love flowing between us"? and "how do I keep love flowing between us"?, enabled me to open up and allow my love to flow to my gorgeous wife of 25yrs.......love that I had been holding back!
As a result of the workshop we have since taken time, to spend weekends together with the express purpose of reawakening intimacy and ......to let the love flow!
Tai Chi Teacher
A good balance of group work and couple time
Thank you for an excellent day. We have been to many couple's events and it was by far the most valuable. You provided a safe place, the exercises were well structured and enabled us to go deeper gradually and there was a good balance of group and couple time that was very supportive.
Making time to love and be loved
(This was an article in Tony and Tricia’s newsletter)
We talk a lot about love don't we?
About how important it is and how precious and how it makes the world go round.
But how much time do we really take to create the space for love - some might even say - the sacred space for love - with our loved ones - our relationship partners?
Tricia and I have been together for 32 years - yes I know...that's a LOOOONG time...and this past weekend we took ourselves off on a brave journey to a workshop in Wales.
It was a workshop for couples who wanted to take time out to rediscover the love that can so easily get buried underneath layers of habit, complacency and everything else that can seemingly end up becoming more important than the two of you.
The experience was a gift - and although it seems a little vulnerable sharing this with you - I think it is really important to do so because I know that we are not alone in both the struggle and desire to keep our love fresh and our relationship alive - I believe it's what we all want - to love and be loved.......it's that simple. So if you want to make more time for love with your partner and maybe, like us, you might need some help to get started, I can thoroughly recommend finding out more about the work Priya and Bob do though their company - 'Intimacy Works'.
The first step is definitely a bit scary but you should know by now that most things worth doing are scary!!! Priya and Bob are brilliant at what they do and that makes ALL the difference in signing up for something this...well...intimate.
Professional Endorsement: I can highly recommend them to you
I have known Bob and Priya very well as both close friends and Producers of workshops for the Human Awareness Institute for about 20 years now. I am enamored with who they are as individuals and how they are with one another. Since people can only teach what they have already experienced/learned, I have seen the two of them love each other through the easy, flowing times and through the tough times as well. They have been in utmost integrity with one another and been able to tell each other even those most difficult things that we all need to say to our partners in the kindest ways. Plus, they are able to freely express their heart-felt love and affection for one another without holding back. When they walk into a room, their love for one another is palpable. It is out of my knowing who they are to one another and how they are with one another that I can highly recommend them to you.
A journey of loving myself more every day
Priya's natural loving acceptance has made it easier to look at what I don't accept or like about myself and begin the journey of loving myself more every day.
Bob knew what I needed before I did and perceptively and intuitively supported me to become more of who I am.
I loved the informality of the workshop
I loved the informality of the workshop I went to with my partner. We had been avoiding each other for years, although love was there underneath, while bringing up our child, we had forgotten how to be together. The atmosphere was frank and open. It was like there wasn’t anything wrong you could say or do, and I felt that I could totally share with him how I really feel about stuff while he(had to) listen. Then he did his sharing. That was a key to being together; listening. And it has made a huge difference in our day to day life.
Heart opening and mind-freeing
We had entered a sticky phase in our relationship and I must admit I was sceptical initially whether an intimacy workshop would be of any use to us. However the skill and honesty with which Priya and Bob led us through the weekend was remarkably heart opening and mind-freeing.
I was particularly impressed with both Bob and Priya's willingness to expose their own relationship challenges as working examples, using the processes they were advocating to come to a place of acceptance and loving support. This was an inspiration to us both.
We came away from the weekend feeling optimistic, well equipped to face inevitable disagreements and misunderstandings and perhaps, most importantly, an open hearted willingness to practice what we had been taught! Thank you!
Down to earth, warm, caring and respectful of boundaries
We felt very stuck and frustrated knowing that we loved each other but also not-(for many historical reasons in our respective backgrounds) able to show our love towards each other. This was hampered by problems in our ability to communicate on a very basic level.
We found you and Bob to be very down to earth people, warm, caring, respectful of boundaries but appropriately encouraging by challenging fears and helping both partners express themselves without either one feeling that you favour the other- or feel the other has a greater problem.
THE BEST weekend of my marriage!
If I had the means I would attend every single thing you offer - seriously! I love the work you are doing and know how it has impacted me personally. The couples weekend in Wales was one of the best weekends of my marriage – no ...THE best of my marriage!
Mum and Childminder
Professional Endorsement: Priya & Bob support couples to work through blocks
I have known Priya for the last 4 years and have witnessed her work with couples in a way that opens them up to experience more love, more happiness, more trust. Bob and Priya work in ways that are highly helpful, opening, and will support couples to work through any blocks in their relationship that stop them from being blissful and happy. I highly recommend Bob and Priya's work. They live what they teach which adds integrity to what they offer. Time spent with Bob and Priya will certainly support any couple to explore what goes on for them.
MNFSH, - Director, Lead Teacher, Tantra4GayMen