23 November 2016

Launching: Five U.S. Events!

(Photo from one of our Salt Lake City Love Boot Camps)

Dear Community,

I'll just say it: The best part of launching more events is knowing that we'll get to meet more of you and call you our friends. It's crazy how connected you can feel in 1 day. I look at all these faces here and just ADORE each of these people to no end and wish I could see them all the time! It's one of my greatest honors in life to know all the people we've met from this community.

Today, we're thrilled to announce (5) new 1-Day Love Boot Camps in the United States. These events are designed to help you heal at the core. Because sometimes you just need a little inspiration and the space and the motivation to start the process. We believe you are deserving of a happy life and it's our unending mission to help you get there! First, here are the cities we're going to. Down below, see the workshops you'll get to experience.

Plan on sweeping views of Santa Cruz and Monterey Beach, right from our retreat property! There is a national marine sanctuary nearby and it's a great place to see whales. This is a colorful beach town known for icecream. Lots of Airbnbs are available here, including many charming casitas on people's property. Hotel rates will be very reasonable in January. Splurge and stay at Dream Inn, right on the beach, with a beachfront pool and hot tub - all for 1/2 the summer rate! 

This is Red Rock Country and it will blow your freaking mind. St. George itself feels other worldly as it's built around rock structures. But drive outside of town a short distance and you'll be among some of the world's gems: Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Capital Reef, Arches National Park, Monument Valley, and the Grand Canyon. There are no words to describe these natural wonders! Also, the winters here are moderate. So take advantage and have an outdoor adventure.

Provo, UT: February 11, 2017

Something very cool: This event will take place at Mindy Gledhill's studio in downtown Provo! Also, this event will be really special as it's the Saturday before Valentine's Day- so let's celebrate LOVE together! There is a thriving music & art scene in Provo- see if there's anything playing at Velour. Downtown is super charming with lots of shops, sweets, restaurants, & bakeries (like this famous one). And for those visiting, you must go for a hike or drive to Provo Canyon, Rock Canyon, Squaw Peak, or Sundance. A unique cultural thing here: Soda Shops. Ha. (Since many people here don't drink alcohol.) See Brittany Watson Jepsen's amazing Guide to Provo.

Washington will be AGLOW in spring beauty. Bask in it with all the city dwellers who will likely be skipping around. Our retreat will be conveniently located in Dupont Circle. Peak blossom season will have just passed, but we may get lucky and see some blooms. We'll be hosted by a former retreat alumni, who happens to be a champion for women on a national scale. Go for walks on the National Mall and check out the National Museums (I hope to go to the Holocaust Memorial Museum & the Hirschhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden). I hear 2 Amy's is the best pizzeria ever. And don't miss the amazing guide by The Every Girl.

Atlanta, GA: April 29th, 2017

Southern charm is REAL and one of the great gems of America. Can't wait to experience it some more myself. Also, check out the High Museum of Art (pictured) which was designed by Richard Maier and known to be the leading modern art museum of the Southwest. The glam and historic Fox Theatre, circa 1929, looks incredible and it would be fun to see a show. Also this sounds like a must: the new $80 million museum called the Center for Civil & Human Rights, which entwines the American Civil Rights Movement with current efforts for international human rights. Highlights include a sample of Martin Luther King, Jr. artifacts, including a draft of his famous "Letter from Birmingham Jail.” 

$395 per person
Lunch Included

(psst: check back here on 
Black Friday for a 
1-Day Discount.)


What Guests Have Said About Love Boot Camp:


"It's hard to know where to start! So I guess I'll start here, if you're thinking about attending one of these events, stop thinking about it and just DO IT. Trust me. You will not regret it. It's worth every ounce of sacrifice it takes you to make it happen (financially, time-wise, etc.) I attended the Chicago retreat and then the Ecuador, too, and both of them were just amazing experiences. Seriously, I loved the event in Chicago so much, I couldn't wait to go back again and have the full week long experience. It's just that good. Mara and Danny are such beautiful people, you can't help but be inspired to better yourself and your life just by being in their presence. And the people who you meet at these retreats? Equally as beautiful. Everyone is there for different reasons and yet the same reason, to learn, to grow, to be the best versions of themselves that they can possibly be. You won't be the same after one of these events, and I mean that in the best way possible!"


"If you are on the fence about attending a retreat, I would encourage you to just take the risk and do it! I flew by myself from Alberta, Canada to Phoenix to go and it was SO worth it. I was so nervous I was shaking when I first got there, but I can honestly say it's one of the best things I have ever done for myself in my life! Because I follow the blog I had an idea of what the retreat would be about, but I had no idea how much better it would be to hear Danny & Mara explaining it in person. They make everything they teach so specific and applicable to real life so I felt like I knew what I needed to do to start making changes right away. I think one of the best parts of the retreat for me was the exercises we did to give and receive real love to each other. It was such an incredible experience to feel immediate healing and connection! Experiencing that love in person was a big reason why I felt so hopeful and empowered and was one of the most beautiful and meaningful things I have ever done! Even just 2 weeks after I got home I already noticed positive changes in myself. Attending this retreat really was life changing for me!"


"I just loved meeting you two in real life and feel so glad that I made the leap to come to the retreat even though it was a huge sacrifice to do so! It has already changed my life and my marriage! You're right - lots of things have shown up for me to practice the principles with, and I am not doing it perfectly, but wow, what a difference to operate from a place of love! All I can say is I wish I could hang out with you every day! :)"


"Everything was perfect! I really could not have asked for a better experience. I was sad when the retreat was over--but it was the experience of a lifetime, and I walked away with so many tools and resources that I know will aid me for the rest of my life. I have already seen the positive results from what I learned from Mara and Danny! Of course I still have my off moments/days, but I feel like I'm in a much better place to handle these feelings now. I feel incredibly grateful and fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend the retreat and meet Mara and Danny in person."


"Go to this event. It will be the best thing you do for yourself. I'm serious. Call me if you need convincing. I will convince you."


The Workshops You'll Experience:

Cultivate Self-Worth - From Scratch, If Needed

Identity. Identity. Identity. Learn how to tap into more self-worth and confidence by learning how your identity plays a role in your overall happiness and strength. Learn how to create a positive identity for yourself and become the kind of person you want to be for yourself and others. It makes all the difference. *This is the first class we always teach. Our concept of Identity lays the foundation for everything we talk about on the blog and is the foundation for the happiness in our own lives.

How To Choose Happiness

Think again. Happiness is not dependent on circumstances. You have power over the way you experience the world. We believe choosing happiness is necessary to begin a new and improved life. We’ve figured out some practical tips and strategies that have worked for us for ten years and they’ve now helped thousands of people. So we can’t wait to teach them to you. We want to help you develop the muscle memory required to start choosing happiness in your own life, both in small and large ways. And yes, we want to help you not only conquer your trials, but be grateful for them. (Crazy talk?!) Yes. The best crazy talk ever. This stuff has changed our lives and we know it can do the same for you.

Transform Your Marriage & Relationships 

If you want it, come and get it. Ebbs and flows are normal, but it is possible to take your marriage or partnership to the next level of joy, connection, intimacy, healing, trust, and respect. Sound good?! Believe us, it can happen. And the journey itself can be the most rewarding and liberating of your life. Marriage can be bliss.

Learn The Language Of Love

The Language of Love is universal, and not limited to lovers. It is vulnerability in its most beautiful form. It is seeing the worth and humanity in another human being, and speaking to that humanity to empower someone instead of manipulate them. It is learning how to use respect and kindness, even when setting boundaries, even when having difficult conversations. It is speaking with love, not fear. It is love for the sake of loving, and it will transform your life.

Forgiveness: The Birthplace Of Healing

It’s time. Forgiveness is essential to true happiness and pure love. Holding on to disappointment, offense or bitterness impedes our progress in every way. Learn to let go—no strings attached—and finally allow yourself to be liberated. External forces have no bearing on our happiness so don’t live that way. Learn to heal guilt, disappointment and bitterness and move on untethered. It feels so good to feel light again.

**In addition, there will be a few surprise 
experiences which I know you will LOVE.**


Can't Wait to See you There!

With Love, Mara + Danny


Thanks to the moon & back for all our volunteer hosts!! 
[Note: If anyone in Atlanta would like to host us, 
please let us know. You get to attend the retreat for free!]


  1. Gasp! You're coming to Atlanta!! Count me IN.

    1. Oh my gosh, Katy------ that will be unreal to have you there!! XOXO

  2. Any thoughts about coming to Europe ;-)?

    1. Hi Betti - so glad you asked. We got SOOO close to doing a Europe tour once, but it got delayed. Here's our current plan: get our new biz stuff launched (this has been in the works for over a year but we are VERY close to launching!!) - - then, if all goes well, we'll be soon launching events all over (Australia, Europe, U.S. and Ecuador.) That's our big goal !!! Thanks for your patience while we get this all in motion. And thanks for your support. By the way, where are you located? XO

    2. I'm waiting for you in Berlin :) or any other town in Europe. Happy to see you here any time soon!

  3. Do you have a venue yet? I am definitely willing to offer up my house if you are in need. It's a good house for entertaining so it would probably be great for this, depending on how many participants you get. Check my Instagram if you want to see pics (katydebard).


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