Relationship & Marriage Retreat for Couples

Experience “The Grace Fix”–A Weekend Intensive for Couples

Have you lost that “loving feeling”? Are you in crisis or does your relationship need a re-set? Re-connect emotionally and bring down the walls with heart-to-heart communication. Couples new and old, married or unmarried, gay or straight are invited to join this workshop. It is open to all couples interested in healing and enhancing an intimate partnership.

Upcoming Couples Marriage Retreats in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

COVID-19 UPDATE:  My retreats are back! Accepting only 6-7 couples while we maintain social distancing. Our hotels are top notch and take extra care to keep us safe.  If the date you want is sold out, put yourself on the Cancellation List.  Email or call 905-688-0868.  If your issues can’t wait, email and she can help you with one-on-one coaching.

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Oct. 23-25, 2020
Couple’s Retreat Ontario
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White Oaks Resort & Spa Niagara-On-The-Lake Space Available
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Nov. 27-29,2020
Couple’s Retreat Ontario
Space Available
Pillar & Post Inn
Space Available
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Jan. 2021 TBA         Couple’s Retreat Ontario
Space Available 
White Oaks Resort & Spa
Space Available
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AGENDA:  FRIDAY:  8PM – 11PM    SATURDAY:   9AM – 6PM   SUNDAY:  9AM – 6PM   Come early on Friday or stay an extra day on Monday and take advantage of hotel facilities, nature walks and all that Niagara has to offer.

What to Expect From Grace’s Marriage Counselling Retreat

This is a unique weekend workshop for couples focused on “emotional healing”. It is not one-on-one traditional talk-therapy nor is it counselling, though Grace does spend time alone with each couple coaching and guiding. Once you register, you will be asked to fill out a detailed questionnaire outlining your history and your relationship issues, usually 4-7 pages of background that you will email to Grace. Your answers will be kept in strict confidence. From this place, Grace will study your relationship needs and dynamics and will be able to direct you during the interactive exercises. Grace has an amazing ability to get to the core issues in any relationship and can make both parties feel understood and emotionally safe so that maximum healing can take place. Grace works with small groups, usually 10 couples max. However, during COVID-19 a maximum of  6-7 couples will be accepted.

The workshop is held in a beautiful large space at a luxury hotel resort. During the workshop, Grace will teach you many things about your emotions, male/female needs and communication techniques and then invite you to engage and practice with your partner one-on-one.  The room is large enough and couples will be asked to spread out and find a private space to conduct their communication.  Each lesson and exercise is part of the unique therapy process designed to open the heart and increase intimacy, compassion and understanding between you. This is when the greatest healing shifts occur. Should hot issues arise during this time, Grace is there to coach and navigate between you. Even though your issues will be kept private, most couples report feeling a source of strength and kinship from the other couples present knowing that they are not alone in their relationship struggles.

The Relationship Renewal Retreat is not a religious retreat. It is however, intense, experiential and the equivalent of 12 months of weekly traditional couples counselling.  It is recommended by many marriage therapists in both Canada and the U.S. Grace has worked with over 2500 couples and has a stunning 80% success rate with couples in crisis.  In other words, if you are considering a divorce and are already separated, you have an 80% chance of a complete turnaround.  For couples not in crisis, the program is preventative and an opportunity for a “re-set”.  Grace’s success is largely due to the safe and loving space she can create between you and your partner so that maximum truth telling and healing can happen. Please be aware that couples attending are all at different stages from “happily-married-just-needing-a-tune-up”  to “separated-and-going-through-relationship-hell” and everything in between.

More About Grace and Her Approach

Grace has been a “Dear Abby” her whole life. She is a master at relationship intervention, conflict resolution and understanding people’s emotional and psychological needs.  She “gets” people. Her innate compassion and empathy allows her to navigate through your personal issues with sensitivity and care but she is also tough when she has to be. People love her direct,  no-nonsense-tell-it-like-it-is approach and her down-to-earth charm wins favour from skeptics and fans alike.

Grace is an expert in an emotional healing process that she has pioneered (Emotional Brain Therapy, EBT™ or The Grace Fix) and over the years perfected, which allows negative feelings caused by betrayal, deception, infidelity, abandonment, abuse, or any other conflict to become unblocked in the Emotional Brain (where all trauma is registered) and be healed. Once this negative energy clears out, the positive feelings return and years of disconnection end putting you on the path of love, joy and happiness.

Grace has been practising this unique form of emotional healing for couples (The Grace Fix) for over twenty years, long before university researchers discovered that traditional talk therapy is not effective with couples.  In what is being called “the new science of love” in major universities around the world, it has been found that relationship therapy centered around expressing and healing emotions is ten times more effective for creating long lasting love.  Grace’s Emotional Brain Therapy helps couples heal negative emotions and develop  greater emotional intelligence and self awareness.  Couples are able to forgive and restore trust, love and respect.

It is quite miraculous what happens at her Couples Retreats! During the weekend, Grace will help you stretch your emotional intelligence muscles by teaching you her unique healing process. She will also share with you the latest research on emotional intelligence, attachment and communication and some lessons she’s learned from her own 35 year marriage.  With this knowledge and hands-on practice, each person courageously navigates their partner’s difficult feelings and starts  regulating their own emotional reactions. The result? The walls come down. Compassion turns into understanding resulting in deep healing and a stronger emotional bond.

Grace’s Couples Retreat has been so successful that it has gained a wide reputation with marriage therapists and counselors in Canada and the United States who regularly send her their most “difficult cases”. Thousands of couples credit Grace with saving their marriage.  To read some of the amazing testimonials click here.   To learn more about Grace Cirocco visit her complete bio here.

“Dear Grace, Thank you for such a transformative experience. Thank you for helping me release years of repressed emotions. I have learned so much about myself and the importance of the 50% that I bring to our relationship. I see my loving wife in a whole new light and I revel in the glow of her love and warmth that I had previously ignored and pushed aside. I am also a more engaged father. What you have done for Jennifer and me is nothing short of miraculous.  Please keep doing what you’re doing and keep helping more couples like us.”  – Denis & Jennifer Gagnon, Sault Ste Marie, ON 

Read more amazing testimonials like this by clicking here.

What You Will Gain by Experiencing “the Grace Fix” at Grace Cirocco’s Couples Retreat Weekend

  • Complete emotional reconciliation for those couples committed to their relationship
  • Clarity and Enlightenment for those who are confused and sitting on the relationship fence
  • Emotional closure and peace for those couples who have decided to end the relationship
  • A restoration of goodwill, trust, and forgiveness between you regardless of outcome
  • How to identify and avoid the negative patterns in your current or future “relationship dance”
  • Knowledge of how to communicate love, encouragement and support
  • Strategies for keeping your communication “emotions-centered” for lasting intimacy
  • Knowledge of how men and women’s brains are wired differently
  • Understanding the 7 stages of intimate relationships & diagnose where you are
  • Knowledge of how childhood trauma can be re-triggered in relationships and what you can do about it
  • Strategies for successfully dealing with the surge that is anger in relationships
  • An incredible feeling of empowerment, enlightenment, and positive energy
  • Greater compassion for yourself and your partner
  • A plan of action for moving forward with no regrets

Dear Grace: “You helped me open up and share my feelings with Kristy which I haven’t truly done in 15 years of marriage! When I got home, my 11 year old son asked whether I had cut my hair or bought new clothes because to him ” I looked different”. This just reinforced everything I learned from you all weekend about energy.  My 9 year old daughter noticed how affectionate we are now and asked what had gotten into us.  When I got to work on Monday morning, a fellow co-worker said that I was walking taller, with my shoulders back as if I was like the king of my domain.  This made me feel great.   It’s remarkable that so much change can happen in one weekend.  I attribute that change to my own personal hard work but without you Grace & the magnificence in you, this wouldn’t be possible.  Thank you!”  Joe and Kristy, Aurora, ON

Read more amazing testimonials like this by clicking here.

Do You Feel It’s Too Late for You?

In the book, Tug of War: A Judge’s Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles, and the Bitter Realities of Family Court, Harvey Brownstone says many couples cause extreme hardship for their children and spend thousands of dollars in legal bills unnecessarily because they cannot handle their intense emotions towards each other.  Emotions like anger, vindictiveness, rage, greed, and anxiety produce toxic results not only for the couple but for the children caught in the middle.  He says, marriages may end, but couples with children need to learn how to co-parent and continue talking to one another even through difficult emotions and not in the courtroom!

If divorce or separation is your decision, Grace’s program can help you find your inner peace and emotional closure regarding this relationship. If the marriage must end, do it from a higher vibration, i.e. more understanding and compassion, and less anger and name-calling, especially if you intend to co-parent your children. Significant research shows that it’s not divorce that hurts kids, but the name calling, criticism and tension marital breakdowns create within the family.  Investing in the RRR program will not only save you huge legal bills, (the average divorce in North America costs anywhere between $50,000 – $100,000!) but it will help you be the positive role model your kids need during this difficult time. Another benefit is that you’ll understand yourself and what went wrong in the relationship so that you don’t end up attracting the same “dance” with a new partner.

What if You’re Not in Crisis?

You don’t have to be on divorce’s doorstep to enjoy and benefit from this relationship retreat. 60% of our couples are not in crisis but realize that if they don’t deal with their hot issues, they could very well be. Every relationship has “issues”. Rather than sweep problems under the rug, it’s important that you learn how to navigate through the negative emotions and solve problems as they come up.  Take a preventative and proactive approach and sign up now.  You’ll learn and practice communication tools that will help you navigate through your feelings and reconnect heart to heart like you’ve never done before. Many parents have gifted this weekend retreat to children as a wedding gift.

 “Your timing, sensitivity, knowledge, skills, and passion were amazing gifts to us all.  I thank God that you have had the strength and self-knowledge to offer to the world what you were truly meant to do.  What greater gift is there than your ability to love, to reflect love, to give love, to teach what love looks like, it’s language…Your great big compassionate heart is nursing the world’s handicapped hearts. Grace, you are my heart hero…. ” Anne Peace, Oakville, ON

Our 5 Star Retreat Venues in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

  1. White Oaks Resort & Spa,  253 Taylor Road,  Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON  Canada  1-905-688-2550 or toll free 1-800-263-5766   White Oaks Resort & Spa 
  2. Pillar and Post Inn, (Vintage Inns), 48 John St. W., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON Canada  1-905-468-2123 or toll free 1-888-669-5566    Pillar and Post Inn
  3. Queens Landing, (Vintage Inns), 155 Bryon Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, On, Canada 1-905-468-2195.  Queens Landing

 Grace is proud to welcome couples to her hometown of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Our Niagara venues are ideal for a couples weekend retreat and have been hand-picked because of their ideal setting, luxurious decor and old world charm. The 5 star, award winning, 4 diamond, White Oaks Spa & Resort has a reputation for its gourmet meals, quality service, health club and spa and attention to detail. The Pillar n’ Post is a  5 star, 4 diamond  Inn of Distinction belonging to the Vintage Inn Collection of hotels that have not only won hotel awards but have wowed international celebrities.  Both of these properties are located in picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake voted the “prettiest town in North America” by travel editors. Niagara-on-the-Lake is located 1.5 hrs from the Toronto airport and 45 minutes from Buffalo airport and 20 minutes from Niagara Falls, Canada, the #1 honeymoon destination in the world. 

STOP searching! Grace Cirocco’s Couples Retreat WILL change your life. How do I know this? Because Grace saved us and has spared our children from what would have been an inevitable divorce. You might be thinking: We’ve gone to counseling, it helped a bit, but we’re back where we started. What can Grace do that that other guy couldn’t do? Grace’s approach is like NOTHING you have ever experienced. She will release decades of life long pain and anger and allow you both to get to the root of the problem. She brought back the husband I thought I lost and gave me a man I am so in love with, it hurts to be apart.” Anna & Sean P.  Markham, ON

Read more amazing testimonials like this by clicking here.

Your Investment $1250 CDN per person.  Receive your tuition back if not completely satisfied!

What your Couples Weekend Package Includes:

  • Tuition: 19 therapeutic workshop hours with Grace Cirocco
  • An in depth pre-workshop questionnaire on your relationship that Grace studies before she meets you
  • Individual coaching with Grace as needed throughout weekend
  • All course materials including a Relationship Renewal Manual written by Grace Cirocco
  • 2 Spectacular Buffet Breakfasts Saturday and Sunday
  • 2 Gourmet lunches with beverages Saturday and Sunday
  • Coffee breaks with gourmet snacks, fruit and refreshments throughout weekend
  • Free copy of Grace’s bestselling book & CD
  • 1 Hour of follow-up relationship coaching with Grace

This fee does NOT include your hotel reservation as some people have points and others wish to upgrade their rooms. Please contact the hotel directly and reserve your space.  This fee does NOT include your dinner on the Saturday night as the workshop ends at 6pm that evening and couples are encouraged to create a private date night in either Niagara Falls or Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Please Note: Generous Payment plans are available.

FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES? Don’t let money stand in your way of getting the healing and peace you both deserve and keep in mind that the average divorce in Canada is $50,000, higher in the USA.  If you are experiencing financial stress and wish to qualify for a partial scholarship, send your request along with a brief description of your situation and both of your Tax Notice of Assessments directly to This information will be kept in strict confidence and Grace will respond to you directly.

NO RISK TO YOU!  We are so confident that you will find tremendous value in our program, that Grace offers a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE on tuition portion if you’re not completely satisfied with your experience. Please note: This is NOT a guarantee that your marriage will be saved if you’re in crisis, but it is a guarantee that you will heal, and grow, and leave with more understanding and compassion for yourself and your partner. 

Booking Your Room

We have negotiated extra special rates for our guests coming to the Relationship Renewal Retreat. PLEASE MAKE YOUR OWN HOTEL RESERVATIONS, HOWEVER WE SUGGEST YOU WAIT UNTIL WE CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION BEFORE BOOKING YOUR ROOM. CALL US AT 905-688-0868. Rooms are held for us up until 2 weeks before. If you’re booking at the last minute, there may not be any rooms left and you may have to find another hotel nearby. If you’re staying elsewhere, please note that both breakfast and lunch is included at our venue.

  • Sept. 4-6, 2020  Couples Retreat, White Oaks Resort & Spa, Room rate $249 for Superior Room. The first couple to register will be given an upgrade! Please book your room on your own but only after your registration has been confirmed by our office.
  • Sept. 18-20, 2020 Couples Retreat, Pillar & Post Inn Room rate $279.00 for Superior Room. The first couple to register will be given an upgrade! Please book your room on your own but only after your registration has been confirmed by our office
  • Oct. 23-25, 2020 Couples Retreat, White Oaks Resort & Spa, Room rate TBA for Superior Room. The first couple to register will be given an upgrade! Please book your room on your own but only after your registration has been confirmed by our office.
  • Nov. 27-29, 2020 Couples Retreat, Pillar & Post Inn Room rate TBA for Superior Room. The first couple to register will be given an upgrade! Please book your room on your own but only after your registration has been confirmed by our office

How to Register for the Couples Retreat Weekend:

A Registration Form and a $500 (Cdn) deposit per person is required to reserve your spot.

By Internet:  Click here to fill out the two step registration form and pay your deposit by Email transfer–to  It’s fast, easy, & secure. Security Question: Grace’s favourite flowers: Tulips

By Credit Card:  We accept VISA & MASTERCARD by telephone. Call our office 905-688-0868 Mon – Thurs  9am – 3:30pm and Retreat Co-ordinator, Paris Birch will take your credit card over the telephone. If you’re calling after hours, it’s best to fill out the online registration form and leave your credit card on our secure line 905-688-0868 along with the expiration date.

Please Note: Your spot is not reserved until we receive your deposit.

REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!     Grace’s Couple’s Retreats always sell out and often we have to disappoint couples in crisis who are desperate to come. Please note: Even if it says “Sold Out”, get yourself on our cancellation list because we often get last minute cancellations.  Call us 905-688-0868. We will make every effort to accommodate you at the last minute!

QUESTIONS? Content or Relationship issues Contact Grace. Logistics or registration Contact Paris or call our office at 905-688-0868 to speak to us in person.

WELCOME LETTER: Once your registration form and deposit is received, you will each be emailed a Welcome Letter from Grace which will outline all the information you will need regarding your weekend, including what to bring with you. You will also receive a questionnaire regarding your marital issues that you are required to fill out individually and send to Grace. Reading your story before she meets you allows her to customize the program to your needs so that you can both get the most out of the weekend.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations received 15 days or more prior to the start date of the workshop, you will be refunded all monies less $113 ($100 plus $13.00 HST) for admin fee. Cancellations received  within 8-14 days of the start date of your retreat, you will be refunded 50% of the fee.  Cancellations received 7 days or less will result in no refund. We realize that sometimes in life there are emergency situations and only in such circumstances and based on the sole discretion of Grace Cirocco will consideration be given for a one time opportunity to transfer your registration to a future retreat within 12 months or to transfer your registration to the next Take the Step Intensive for women or the following Wise Warrior Weekend for men.   PLEASE NOTE:  GRACE CIROCCO INC. is not responsible for prepaid, non-refundable travel arrangements.  There is no refund or consideration for “NO-SHOWS”.

Read the amazing testimonials by clicking here.

Feel free to give us a call at 905-688-0868.  Our office hours are Monday – Thursday 9AM – 3:30PM.  The office is closed on Fridays. If you’re calling after hours, leave a message and we’ll call you back as soon as possible.  You can also email us at 

Grace Cirocco
179 King Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3J5 Canada
Telephone: (905) 688-0868
Fax: (905) 688-2788