Intimacy is offering Natural Awakenings readers a $500 discount on weeklong workshops in Mexico and Italy in 2013.

Mexico: January 12-19. This Intimacy Retreat is at a safe, secluded beach resort, 90 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, on the Pacific Coast. The romantic location offers couples a chance to relax and enjoy the natural setting while bringing conscious awareness to their loving relationship.

Italy: July 20-27. Additional to the Intimacy Retreat focus on authentic communication and sacred sexuality is a weeklong culinary adventure in a small Tuscan village, with hands-on cooking classes featuring local recipes. Also, excursions to ancient sites, off-the-beaten track restaurants, visits to a winery, an olive oil mill, and a Full Moon Celebration held only once-a-year in a medieval locale.

Intimacy Retreat leaders Richard and Diana Daffner draw on ancient and modern understandings of intimacy to help create magic in relationships. Workshop practices are derived from their many years of training, teaching and certification in Tantra, Tai Chi, massage, energy awareness, Reiki, Aikido, meditation, sexuality counseling and, perhaps most importantly, the laboratory of their 27 year marriage.

Call 941-349-6804 or visit Mention Natural Awakenings and register by January 1, 2013 to receive $500 discount. See ad page 49.