What we're about
You and your partner love each other, but with your busy lives, who has time to plan something special? So you end up watching TV together, or going out to yet another restaurant or movie. But deep inside you know that you want more—more Spark, more Intimacy, and more Playfulness! That’s why we created DATE NIGHT.
DATE NIGHT is a monthly event for couples that’s both educational and fun! In a lighthearted environment, you will mingle with other like-minded couples and enjoy fun activities that support authentic communication, build spontaneity, and deepen intimacy (sprinkled with our best tips for the art and science of loving). Couples of all gender identities and sexual preferences are welcomed and encouraged to join!
Are you the kind of partner or couple who cares about:
- Having spark and playfulness in your relationship?
- Enhancing your sensual and erotic connection?
- Communicating with ease and respect?
Then this group is for you!
Here are some of the things you can expect to discover: ** How to turn wine tasting to an experience that opens all of your senses ** Partner dancing for fun and embodied contact ** Using mindfulness to enhance sensual touch ** Understanding your partner’s body language
Your partner can’t come? No problem. You can enjoy many of the events even if you come on your own. Themes will change each month, so come as often as you want and experience something new!
DATE NIGHT is led by Gal Szekely & Liron Cohen, a married couple who live and work together (it doesn’t get more real than that!). They are couples counselors and founders of The Couples Center (http://thecouplescenter.org), a counseling and education center for couples. Gal has dedicated his work to helping couples create thriving relationships. He is a teacher in the Hakomi experiential therapy method as well as adjunct faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where he teaches marriage counseling from a body-mind perspective. Liron has a gift for teaching couples how to overcome barriers to connection and create a deeper, more exciting love between them. With a background in design, as a doula and priestess, and a gifted chef, she brings creativity and beauty to everything she does!
A message from Gal & Liron:
“We started The Couples Center because we are passionate about helping couples have amazing relationships. We started Date Night because we want to host fun events for couples that will also make a difference in their lives. And honestly, we want a fun special evening that we will enjoy ourselves! We look forward to building community with you!”
What people are saying about Gal, Liron, and The Couples Center:
“I attended the premarital workshop with my girlfriend a few weekends ago. We came out of it with more awareness of each other’s point of view, as well as practical tools we can use to work on some long standing issues. Gal and Liron are both excellent counselors.” -- Dan C.
“I had a great experience in the premarital counseling workshop from The Couples Center. As a guy, I was very skeptical about it. But after the two-day workshop, my eyes were opened. Gal offers us great tools to build a better relationship. I believe Gal’s workshop not only can help us build a better marriage, it may change our life. Thank you, Gal!” -- Charles C.
“…If we had not met Gal and The Couples Center, there is a large likelihood that we would not be engaged today… Thanks to Gal and the time he spent with us; I think that we will have a better and stronger relationship.” -- Samee M.
“I attended the weekend-long couples communication session with my husband. It was a great opportunity to grow closer to my other half. I really treasured the time we spent together focusing on making our relationship stronger. The weekend opened my eyes to many things and I really appreciated the passion and sincerity Gal brings to the work.” -- YY C.