THE MAKING LOVE RETREAT
As created by Diana Richardson, pioneer of the Slow Sex movement.

Genuine Feedback

Below are genuine comments for recent participants in The Making Love Retreat.

I cannot speak more highly of Janet and Gene’s Making Love Retreat that I attended with my husband in October 2016. The teachings are so simple and yet so profound. A year prior to the retreat, we had decided to separate after 17 years of marriage. Our relationship had become very stuck and toxic, which underneath was all related to a loss of loving intimacy. The retreat has completely transformed our relationship. If any of the old ways of relating come back, we simply come back to the practices from the retreat, and we instantly return to deep love, relaxation and harmony in our relationship and our family unit with our teenage sons.

— Jane Mallick

I was frustrated and helpless regarding sex in my marriage. Now with slow sex I feel inspired, empowered and excited to be the lover for my wife that she truly needs to find healing, ecstasy and orgasmic bliss in nurturing love. Through slow sex I can heal my pattern of feeling “not good enough’.

— Uhlrich Kuhnhardt, 44

I came to this retreat with few issues as, “Is this right for me”? But I am coming away with an understanding of how my wife feels towards sex, love and connections. I now also understand the process of Slow sex. Great teachers, fantastic group of people and sharing by all.

— Paul

This week has softened me, marinated me and opened me to really connect with this beautiful man in a way that I have always wanted. The love making is a 180% shift from the unfulfilling robotic way that I was. I feel overflowing presence that has somehow taken me effortlessly to ecstatic states that I have never experienced before. This work can change the world.

— Sharon Turton

Humanity has done the most amazing things on the outside but has forgotten the most fundamental part - sexuality and this whole modality is a step to rediscovering what men and women can discover in love. It's a beautiful experience to share this most intimate feelings with other couples – it makes me realize I am not an Island.

— Chris, 68

I always felt a deep eternal bond and love for my wife, but could seldom express myself so she could feel really loved and be totally happy. Through this retreat I feel I am empowered as a man and have the tools in my hand to live a happy marriage life full of joy, good sex, open free communication about my feelings and deep spiritual experiences.

— Male, 59

The time spent at this retreat has revitalized, refreshed and renewed our relationship with each other and ourselves more deeply than we could ever have imagined. Janet & Gene have created a beautiful environment to share their wisdom with tenderness and care, and embraced us with love every step of the way. Heartfelt Gratitude.

— Livia

I now have a sense of optimism in myself, my wife and our relationship (something in short supply in recent times) and I am now relating rather than preparing to defend. It has been a delightful and profoundly moving experience. The life changer I/we have been looking for. A jewel. Thanks for it all.

— Cliff

We came to celebrate our 30 years of marriage and finished the week feeling as though we are more than ready for the next 30, loving and making love in a way that brings us closer together than ever before.

— Veronica

I came to the Retreat with a huge amount of fear that made it really hard to open my heart to my partner. The sacred space provided allowed us to explore this deeply, compassionately and with great empathy for one another. Our connection is now the purest and strongest it has ever been.

— Kathy

The Retreat changed my life the first time, and has enriched it making me more aware of my being the second time through! I have now found my true centre.

— Anthony

My heartfelt thanks for showing me the path back home! And for giving me permission to be loved and loving. At first I thought the afternoons would be daunting but very much looked forward to them after the first time!

— Jane

I now feel a release and freedom to talk about sex. An honouring of ourselves and each other’s beauty. You created a great space, great accommodation, elegant process, great music, great food.

— James

My body is softer, more peaceful, more open and receptive. I deeply appreciated every moment of the retreat. It has been absolutely exquisite, so sensitively put together, as well as delivered.You are both beautiful loving and gentle souls. Thank you.

— Diana

I have a new awareness both of where is home in my body and when I am and when I am not present. I also have a new awareness of where to come from in lovemaking. The retreat has been beautifully and sensitively presented, with great faithfulness to its origins and with great personal experiences related in openness and has been one of the significant milestones in our 23 year marriage.

— Geoffrey

Every day was filled with enjoyable moments and hours but being with my partner as he experienced his heart opening while we were making love was certainly beautiful and memorable.

— Phyl

Our relating is deeper, softer, slower, with a greater sense of self. I loved the ritual of meeting my partner with soft gentle eyes – it felt very nurturing.

— Bo

Spending more time in my body has opened my heart further and I am able to feel and give more love to my partner. This makes me feel better about myself.

— Rob

Reading Diana’s books are one thing, but coming here and actually ‘experiencing’ this has taken us to a whole new level.

— John

I’ve previously had glimpses of how deep relaxation can herald delicious lovemaking, but never consciously cultivated. Now my mind has a new role – to anchor deep awareness into my body and bring about relaxation.

— Kylie

Thank you both for opening my heart to the love that lay within.

— John D

I gained a deeper relaxation into presence …. I’m more aware of the exquisite subtlety of body sensation in making love and sexual connection when away from love making. The whole week was just a beautiful experience . So glad I said yes.You two are artists in every sense, painting a portrait of love that we can all access.

— Louise Donovan

I have realized a deeper level of love and acceptance of my body. A truth and awareness of how it feels, responds and exists. In the morning exercises, the love that was present between us had a tremendous effect on me and really helped me to open my heart.

— John K

Lovemaking is no longer scary. I love the stillness and connecting at a beautiful level.

— Caroline

I’ve learnt that I am loveable as myself. I don’t have to close down to protect or fix someone else. That my heart will heal all, that love will transform. Tears of gratitude, wellspring of love, eternal bliss.

— Peter

My body has loosened. I carry less tension, especially in my pelvis (which previously had so much pain). I feel more at home in my body.

— Jeanette

I feel emotionally and mentally stronger.

— Doran, Manager

Much more aware of, and sensitive to, the energy moving in the body and its psycho-somatic nature. Also aware of numbness in my vagina and hyper-sensitivity of nipples and how that relates to the deadening effect of conventional sex….. Please convey to Diana and Michael the overwhelming vote from all participants that Janet and Gene present this material with finesse, authenticity, integrity, skill, love and honesty. Ideal facilitators for this work.

— Pema

Beautiful location. Amazing food. I enjoyed the pace of the material presented.

— Kylie

I LOVE the grace and reverence that you both hold in sharing this sensitive information. You are both truly a gift to humanity and to the human spirit.

— Bron, Life Coach

Janet and Gene are the most real and honest facilitators I’ve witnessed. And I’ve been around for a long time! Their loving & open hearts hold the space for even the most sensitive of issues around sexuality both on a personal level & in relationship to be revealed & healed. I will be eternally grateful for the opportunity to heal a childhood wound that had been blocking me from fully embracing my true sexual essence.

— Debra, Relationship Counsellor

I felt like I was being held in such a space of pure love, support and relaxation to connect with myself and my partner. This was facilitated by the love shared between Gene and Janet.

— Rowan, Yoga Teacher

You both have a beautiful style and openness. You share from the heart and this allows us to do the same.

— Luigi, Hypnotherapist

I have never felt such a loving embrace where I felt safe to express my emotions and feelings without judgement. Gene and Janet are a true example of unconditional love and its ability to heal and transform.

— Doran, Manager

I now feel that something has awakened inside myself that has never been felt before — an awareness of my being and being more manly in a loving way.

— Stuart, Landscaper

Wow, words are not enough — love, love, love & more love, so much love and wisdom & acceptance. I fell into myself without ‘doing’ anything. It was, is, the most precious gift to myself and my relationship.

— Robyn, NLP/ Journey Practitioner

One of the most enjoyable moments for me was feeling my husband’s touch on my arms the first time we did the connecting exercise – being touched with love and tenderness

— Female, Corporate Manager

It intensified and renewed my commitment to being grounded in myself first and then giving to the relationship from that space. I now have a deeper connection with myself, a deeper connection in relationship and more in alignment with my inner sexual knowing.

— Woman, Engineer

One of the most enjoyable moments was connecting and lovemaking – experiencing ecstatic bliss. The gentle, caring, nurturing facilitation created and supported a space for me to experience my journey. No expectations, no judgement, no dynamic energy, only stillness and respect. Thank you.

— Woman, Business Manager

This work is revolutionary. There has been an enormous sense of relief around sex, removing expectations, discovering a different way of being. Realising that I had been playing a path of goal driven sex and sexuality, contrary to my true nature – which was never going to bring me the peace and love I so craved. Now … no craving, no manipulation, no agenda. (and no heating up!).

— Woman, Corporate Manager

So much of this retreat was simply amazing. If I had to pick a moment, it was how my body felt after making love for hours.

— Male

What has changed in our relating is that there is more softness between us, and a sincere yearning for more intimacy.

— Female

I am much more in my body, where I obviously haven’t spent much time in the past.

— Male

The most enjoyable moment for me was to see, for the first time in many years, my wife relax and enjoy making love.

— Male

I am feeling a deep sense of peace at knowing the liberation this way of lovemaking facilitates.

— Female

I feel like I met my husband again for the first time. I feel safer and more willing to express who I really am.

— Female

I believe this retreat will change the way I make love forever.

— Male

I have been very impressed with the relaxed way such a delicate topic was presented and the fullness of the information shared. The information presented is so vital to having a better understanding of how men and women are different.

— Ben Lerkenfeldt

While conventional sex can be exciting and intense, making love this new way is so much better. Nothing portrayed in the media or talked about in women’s magazines or gatherings ever shares the wisdom of this relaxed and deeply unifying way of love making.

— Christine, 53