The course begins Saturday November 5th 2016 
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An invitation to those in a relationship now who are ready to break through their patterns and evolve the way they love.

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2-Day Workshop For Couples

Master the Core Evolutionary Love Principles

November 5th - 6th 2016 San Francisco, CA

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WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

 The Single Biggest Impact On The Quality Of Your Life

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Having an evolutionary relationship doesn't happen by accident.  It's something you consciously create with your knowledge, your beliefs & your emotional availability. Whether you're single or in a relationship, everything you do is either pulling intimacy towards you, or pushing it away.

Commonplace, ordinary views lead to having commonplace, ordinary relationships. When you are out of alignment in your love life, you are likely holding beliefs that seem like they make sense on the surface, but actually strangle the magic out of what could otherwise be epic and lasting love affairs.

Most of what we know about how to be a good (or terrible) boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife comes from TV and Movies. And most TV and Movie marriages are incredibly dysfunctional. (Probably because most movie writers, directors, and actors also have incredibly dysfunctional relationships.) They are either total fantasy with no basis in reality at all, or they are downright abusive.

With no real education on how to do it, it's no wonder so many smart, emotionally aware, and spiritually minded people secretly have a really difficult time in love. Part of the problem is we've been taught through the media that some really bad behavior is actually normal.  You may think you can fix your relationship on your own, but that rarely works...most of what's creating the problem is squarely in your blindspot.

Spend 2 days of guided practice to help you integrate a new way of loving yourself and your partner forever.

Take this course if you want to feel lighter, more positive, more optimistic, more loving, and likely even more loved by your partner. You might even feel hopeful that some of the little "niggles" in your relationship that you thought you could just live with will actually get resolved, unlocking the door to a whole new level of happiness, support, and transformation!

Shane Metcalf,
Co-Founder 15Five

"Bryan and Jennifer's belief that we can all live extraordinary Love stories has been a golden key that helped unlock one the greatest treasure troves of beauty, pleasure and growth I've ever known. For the past 6 years I've fallen deeper and deeper in love with the woman of my dreams. I've gone down the relational rabbit hole they not only pointed to but also provided a map for, and the results are nothing less than an experience of heaven on earth. To fully invest in relationship as a transformational mechanism which can help us birth our greatest selves is one of the greatest gifts we can give our selves, our partners and our communities."

HERE'S WHAT CAN REPAIR YOUR RELATIONSHIP:

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    You need to be aware of the hidden forces at work.

    Most repetitive conflicts fail to get resolved in relationships because neither person understands the hidden causes of the conflict. They reside in your 'blind spots.' There are many layers of conflict active simultaneously in every interaction, if you are only looking at one of those layers, you will not be able to see and solve the real problem.

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    You need to do the exercises, conversations, and practices that are proven to work.

    To transform your relationship DNA and evolve the way you love, you need to know exactly how to handle some of the most challenging conversations and experiences that come up for almost all couples. Not just theories or concepts, but step-by-step practices that will guarantee (if you do them) that you aren't just endlessly circling the same issues but are raising the quality of conversations and relating you are engaging in which leads you in an upward spiral.

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    You need expert role models

    You need a role model that actually has the kind of love relationship that you and your partner both want to emulate. Someone you can ask questions of and get honest reflections to help you see your blind spots and make changes.

WHO'S IT FOR?

Those Who Want to Break Through Their Relationship Patterns

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If you are in a relationship that's having trouble, come to this retreat to rise above conflict and the patterns that create it and get step-by-step instructions on how to de-escalate and re-ignite your relationship into the love story it was meant to be...

Maybe you sometimes feel frustrated, insecure, unseen/unheard, smothered, under-nourished, or not completely loved the way that you want. Maybe you’ve even decided these feelings are a “normal” part of relationships.

Come to this workshop to do the practices and have the conversations that will help you break free of some of these patterns.  You'll find the hidden symmetries that keep you thinking your relationship is out of balance.

Discover how you might be unintentionally leak safety and trust out of your relationship. Learn to use conflict as an opportunity to connect and grow as you learn how to dismantle your projects and safely heal old hurts.

If you are a couple in bliss, you are already committed to having the best relationship possible. Come to this retreat to practice the conversations and practices that will raise the consciousness of your relationship and help it stay that way.

We’ll guide you as you co-create the evolutionary context to your relationship, up-leveling the way you relate and diffusing most conflict before it starts.

Enjoy deep experiential exercises and conversations that will help you to move past any blocks or misunderstandings.

Come dialogue with us about your deepest questions surrounding love, sex, and intimacy and take on a deep consideration for your relationship that will take you into the next level of your development.

Annie Lalla,
Relationship & Love Coach

"Bryan and Jennifer embody a unique face of love. It’s an extraordinary love to be surrounded by. They are my teachers and an inspiration to parts of me that I didn’t know could come alive. These are two of the most brilliant human beings I’ve ever known individually and in relationship and they have inspired me to love better."

2-Day Workshop For Couples

Master the Core Evolutionary Love Principles

November 5th - 6th 2016 San Francisco, CA

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Step-by-step support to break free of relationship patterns & reignite your relationship 

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In this workshop you will learn to:

  • Practice the 3 evolutionary conversations that will raise the consciousness of your relationship
  • Learn what to do when your partner triggers you and how to de-escalate without giving up your truth
  • Design your ideal love story and practice embodying it together with your partner
  • Resolve once and for all your most painful recurring patterns
  • How to make sure your resolved conflicts stay resolved
  • Why being good at "conflict resolution" - the way its normally taught - can actually hurt your relationship
  • Detect your partner's highest evolutionary path and learn to guide them to it
  • Transcend the normal cycle of complaining and defensiveness for both you and your partner

WHAT YOU'LL GET

Get 2-Days LIVE + Weekly Access to Relationship Experts Bryan Franklin & Jennifer Russell

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  • 2 DAY DEEP DIVE

    Watch, listen and learn as Bryan Franklin & Jennifer Russell work with you in real time to rewrite your relationship DNA and embody your ideal love story.  Come prepared to transcend your most persistent patterns so you leave with an entirely new outlook on love.

  • LIVE EXERCISES & WORKBOOK

    Learn and practice the conversations, frameworks, and step-by-step practices that will evolve the way you love, the way you relate, and the way you communicate.  A downloadable workbook and email sequence accompanies the course with  practical daily, weekly, monthly rituals and exercises designed to help you fully embody and integrate this material so you can bring it into all your relationships.

  • OFFICE HOURS

    Once a week Bryan and Jennifer will be available for weekly office hours on our Evolving Love Facebook Group to give you more one:on:one support.  You’ll belong to a community of like-minded seekers who you can not only learn from but also share your experiences with.

5 THINGS THAT MAKE THIS WORKSHOP UNIQUE

This Workshop Will Be A Turning Point In Your Ability To Create Evolutionary Relationships

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1 It's Not Just About Feeling Understood
Too many relationship workshops begin and end with teaching you models for how to understand yourself and patterns of speech that help you feel understood by your partner. While this can be a pleasant experience, it’s usually not enough to bridge the emotional gap between people who are experiencing a block to love. At the evolving love workshop, you’ll start seeing yourself & your relationship in an entirely new light. Your old desire to “be understood” falls away to reveal new connections to your partner that were previously blocked, hidden, or non-existent.

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2 Rise Above “The Muck” vs Diving Down To Solve It
When two people are associated into the roles of victim and perpetrator, playing out the timeless drama of who hurt whom, no solutions exist. It can be seductive to focus on the sources of your “problems” and “figure out” why things feel so bad. Instead, we give you lifelines to self-regulate, call upon your own limitless emotional and energetic resources and rise above the stories that are upsetting you and blocking your path to love. From a higher state of consciousness, a natural partnership forms between you and your love and even the most troubling challenges can feel easy to navigate.

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3 Learn From Real People Who Have A Passionate, Evolutionary Partnership
We think you should be very picky about your teachers. Make sure that you really want to duplicate the results that your teachers have in the areas you’re learning about. During the workshop, you’ll get to see inside our love relationship: You’ll witness how we handle conflict, sex, attraction, purpose, children, money, commitment, and all the conversations that can be tricky for most relationships. You are not just learning about concepts, you are soaking in the experience and day-to-day practice of real life love evolutionaries.

 

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4  Amazing Results In 7 Weeks Following The Evolving Love Guide
The 2-day workshop is just the beginning. This program includes daily, weekly, monthly (and even yearly) practices for creating and maintaining an epic evolutionary partnership. These practices are designed to completely transform any relationship in just 7 weeks, but we include a full year of practices delivered right to your email inbox and round-the-clock support in the Evolving Love Facebook group.

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5 We’ve Done The Work For You
We’ve synthesized and extensively tested (in our own relationship and in our guidance for many many others) all of the best tools and frameworks for romantic relating, both innovative and ancient. From NLP, attachment theory, undefended love, authentic relating, sacred theater, and our own breakthrough ideas to the seminal works of Bert Hellinger, Harville Hendrix, Gay and Sally Hendricks, Dr. John Gray, Dr David Schnarch, Steven Kessler, and Dr. John Gottman. We only bring you the best of the best.

Rain Phuturprimitive,
Musical Artist & Composer

"Jennifer Russell and Bryan Franklin not only see how and why couple do what they do; not only do they have incredible tools for transmuting limiting patterns and accelerating positive heavers, they are masters as it. And they know how to translate this technology into real world change for those fortunate enough to receive it."

2-Day Workshop For Couples

For Creating Extraordinary Relationships

November 5th - 6th 2016 San Francisco, CA

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ABOUT BRYAN FRANKLIN & JENNIFER RUSSELL

Partners in Life, In Love & In Business.

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Bryan and Jennifer have led 20 years of impactful transformational events designed to liberate people from self-imposed limiting beliefs. They incorporate the best of NLP, the human potential movement, family systems, attachment theory, spiritual practices, collaborative systems, neuroscience, tribal circling technologies, and sacred theater.

In the business domain they've founded over a dozen businesses and have helped 7 companies scale to the billion dollar mark and thousands of entrepreneurs create successful businesses with a unique combination of business strategy and deeply transformative identity level work.

Bryan and Jennifer work with couples to develop a deeper context for their relationship designed leading both partners towards their own evolution. They are a stand for relationships that have a 'both / and' rather than an 'either / or' relationship to Freedom and Devotion.

When they first came together they didn't know how to "do relationship" after having each experienced the more typical patterns most of us call relating. Given their dedication to growth and desire to become extraordinary lovers they decided deliberately to build what they call an evolutionary partnership brick by brick developing powerful models and distinctions along the way.

Today they've become icons of spiritual union as depicted in Android Jone's most recognized visionary art piece entitled 'Union'.

2-Day Workshop For Those In A Relationship

November 5th - 6th 2016 San Francisco, CA

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WORKSHOP OUTLINE

Mastering The Art Of Love & Relating

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    Transform Your Relationship Into An Evolutionary Partnership

    Evolving the way we love has far reaching consequences. As we learn how to better resolve the war going on inside us--that has us acting primarily out of wounding, contraction, disintegration, and fear--we also learn how to stop replicating that war in our relationships, interactions, economic and political structures, and ultimately the culture of humanity. In this workshop we'll cover the key evolutionary love paradigms and begin the work of transforming your relationships.

  • Learn how an evolutionary love partnership different than a conventional love relationship
  • What it takes to participate in an evolutionary love relationship
  • What you can do if one partner is more committed to growth and development than the other.
  • How to use sex to evolve your consciousness
  • How to use family to evolve your consciousness
  • How to use conflict to evolve your consciousness
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    The 8 Basic Do's & Don't Of Any Love Relationship

    There is a foundation of respect and common sense that must pervade all of your relationships If you want to create an extraordinary love. It doesn’t matter how well you waxed the car if you drive it off the road into a telephone pole. The most powerful epiphanies mean nothing unless these basics are handled. In this workshop we will present the 8 basic Do's and the Don'ts that we want every being to commit to in their interactions.

  • Learn the “price of admission” to begin any evolving love relationship
  • Explore how to create an atmosphere of trust, truth, and mutual support
  • Practice creating a non-judgmental space between you and your partner where past mistakes can be cleared, where both partners feel lighter, more inspired, and more committed
  • Create a high water mark in your relationship where you are doing each of the 'Do's' and none of the 'Don't's;
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    The 10 Foundational Beliefs of Evolved Lovers

    There is a foundational set of beliefs that creates the fertile ground and a starting point where building healthy functional relationships starts. There are things you need to remember about sovereign beings. Ignoring any of these basic truths will cause lots of pain for you and for those around you, and in the end these truths will again be proven out. In this workshop we'll explore and help you integrate each of these 10 beliefs.

  • Create an atmosphere of accountability, secure attachment, and healthy interdependence
  • Complete a thorough self-investigation and inventory of the ways you unconsciously support and undermine your partnership
  • Learn the healthy and adult ways to orient towards projection, trigger, and control
  • Upgrade the unhealthy personal beliefs you might be carrying around and install a set of 10 evolutionary principals
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    Learn The The Anatomy Of Conflict to Resolve & Repair It In Your Interactions

    Conflict is the point at which you are out of alignment with your true essential nature. Conflict is inviting us to grow, to know our triggers more clearly, to touch the parts of ourselves we have been pushing down, the thoughts we have been suppressing, the feelings we have been denying, the truth we have been running from.
    One of the reasons conflict persists in our relationships--especially with those we love most--is that we don’t understand the forces that cause it. We have identified the 7 key layers of conflict that express themselves in romantic relationships. When you see a conflict from all its aspects, not just one, you’ll finally transcend that conflict all the way down to it’s root and harvest the gem of learning it was designed to pass on to you.

  • Learn how conflict in relationships is fueled by multiple dimensions of the relationship that are out of alignment, and how conflict can be solved by bringing any one of these 7 layers back into integrity and alignment by either partner.
  • Learn how cultural memes and beliefs influence conflict.
  • Learn how the true role that your historical pain/unresolved past plays in conflict (and how “figuring out” your childhood wounds can actually make things worse)
  • Learn how the specific energy patterns you’ve learned to manage your own emotions interact with your partner’s patterns to produce conflict (or harmony)
  • Learn how to see your own projections and “peek through the veil” to see your partner more truly and honestly than ever before
  • Learn how to detect hidden aspects of your future vision for yourself and your partner through conflict - and how to use those visions to resolve conflict.
  • Learn how to give and receive the three forms of agape love: Paternal Love, Maternal Love, and Divine Love essential for any evolving love relationship.
  • Transform your recurring conflicts into appreciation and gratitude, freeing you from the cycles of complaint and defense.
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    Partnered Step-By-Step Practice to Rewrite Your Most Persistent Patterns

    You cannot heal alone. One of the goals of Evolving Love we have is to help you to actually raise your conversations, practices, and thought frameworks to pop you dimensionally up and out of the conflict into a state of consciousness where you can see your true nature and the true nature of your conflicts, where they become meaningless or disappear. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to rewrite one of your most persistent patterns leaving with an entirely new outlook and way of being in that situation

  • Learn the most thorough, inspiring, and high vibration conflict resolution process available for couples.
  • Practice transforming your complaints (both explicit and secret) into an inspiring future vision for your partner that you both can agree on and work toward together.
  • Gain access to feeling your partner’s love for you even when you think it is most withheld
  • Get on the same page with your partner about who you each are becoming together and how your relationship is helping you on that journey.
  • Learn how to see the best in your partner, even when you’d like them to change their behavior, and learn how to give feedback that your partner can’t wait to hear and integrate.
  • Settle once and for all “whose stuff is whose”, untangling any places where your blind spots prevent you from seeing your partner’s blind spots clearly - and vice versa.
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    Develop A Higher Vision For Your Relationship, Your Partner, and Yourself

    In an extraordinary relationship, the polarity between two people is not maintained through a commitment to each other (from one pole to another) but through each person’s commitment to a third pole: A higher sense of purpose for the relationship and both people in it. This commitment allows you to avoid the common push and pull of compromise and resentment which will allow each of you to continually evolve toward the relationship’s higher purpose.
    During this workshop we'll help you discover and commit to a vision for your relationships that can become the foundation for an evolutionary partnership.

  • Clarify your purpose, your partner’s purpose, and the purpose of your relationship
  • Create a clear map for where your relationship is headed, and see where things are out of alignment with that direction.
  • Create a new common language with your partner that can settle your oldest, most difficult relationship challenges.
  • Re-inspire yourself and your partner with co-commitment to that which is really most important to you.
  • Make new promises for what changes you will make to live even more powerfully into your shared relationship context.

Maya Diamond,
Therapist, MA

"I feel like I've been waiting for this information all my life. My lens of what a relationship can be has widened and expanded. I now have a definition and knowing of what an extraordinary/evolutionary relationship looks like/feels like and I know the way I do relationship and the way I work with my clients is forever changed."

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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GENERAL QUESTIONS

This event is designed - down to every last detail - to raise your state to the highest level of consciousness possible and then build new neural pathways and heart connections that can act as scaffolding to help prop you up when you need it most in your daily love life. We will be learning and practicing real conversations and embodiment practices that Jennifer and Bryan have experimented with in their own relationship and in those they’ve helped create a lasting feeling of magic and partnership. It is not a “neck-up” barrage of theories, or simplistic “relationship games” that may feel good at the time but have very little lasting impact.
Absolutely. Budding new couples are very welcome and encouraged at this event.  We can’t think of a better way to start a relationship than to begin at the get go with the kinds of evolutionary conversations and practices we’ll be dialoguing together about during this workshop. Taking a close look at the relationship DNA that had your previous relationships end is step one in creating a new relationship that doesn’t repeat that pattern.
This workshop is intended for couples but could be very valuable for anyone not currently in a relationship that wants practice with how to handle some of the difficulties that come up when in a relationship.   It’s always the right time to address in yourself any patterns that might be playing themselves out in an unhealthy way in your relationship. This is true whether you happen to be single right now or in a committed partnership. If you are single right now, come to this workshop to learn how to create a conscious relationship right from the start. Come ready to unearth the blindspots and core patterns that are likely in the way from you finding true love and partnership. Learn how to heal insecure attachment whether you are an avoidant type who tends to run away or need space OR whether you are an anxious type that tends to cling and hold too tightly to love. Develop an evolutionary context for why you are in relationship to begin with that will inspire your future partner to want to take that journey alongside you.
The short answer is yes. If you are in a relationship that's having trouble, come to this workshop to rise above conflict and the patterns that create it and get step-by-step instructions on how to de-escalate and re-ignite your relationship into the love story it was meant to be. Maybe you sometimes feel frustrated, insecure, unseen/unheard, smothered, under-nourished, or not completely loved the way that you want. Maybe you’ve even decided these feelings are a “normal” part of relationships. Come to this workshop to rewrite your relationship DNA and break free from some of these patterns and with your partner you can find the hidden symmetries that keep you thinking your relationship is out of balance. Discover how you might be unintentionally leaking safety and trust out of your relationship. Learn to use conflict as an opportunity to connect and grow as you learn how to dismantle your projects and safely heal old hurts. There are some notable exceptions in cases of severe psychological or mental challenges, a history of physical or chemical abuse, and severe trauma which we would encourage and recommend getting 1:on:1 support for from a trained professional.
During the facilitated sessions of the workshop Bryan and Jennifer will be working directly with everyone in the room. At various times they’ll be using what’s happening in real time in specific individuals lives to make the material real and alive for you. Given a full workshop schedule and the limitation of having only 3 days together along with 20-30 other people, there will not be any ‘formal’ private sessions offered. However, there will also very likely be impromptu conversations happening in and between sessions with opportunities to bring more of your personal challenges to the room. If this is of special interest for you, you may upgrade to the VIP package which includes a private 1:1 session with Bryan and Jennifer either before or after the retreat, but during the workshop there will be no ‘formal’ private sessions.
Once you register, you’ll receive a link to the Relationship DNA Love Profile which is a survey that we’d like everyone to fill out prior to the event. In it you’ll be asked some questions about your current relationship patterns and history around love, sex, and relating.  You’ll also see questions which will help inform the themes that are most alive in the group and creating our facilitated time together partially on that basis. Fill this in honestly and thoughtfully and have between 1-3 people that you are closest to give you feedback on these same questions so that you end up with a very accurate Relationship DNA Profile. We use this to triangulate what those patterns are and how they are affecting the people closest to you so we can take a deeper look in the course.
The only thing you absolutely need to bring is yourself with your open heart and open mind heart, but the following might be useful:
  • A Notebook or Journal and something to write with
  • A water bottle or travel thermos  for the toasty beverage of your choice so you can sip it and keep it with you for the day
Here is a general schedule for the event.  The Evolving Love workshop takes place Friday - Sunday. We will begin our morning session at 9:00AM and our afternoon session at 2:00PM.  You will have approximately 90 minutes for lunch which you can take at a nearby restaurant. We will likely take 2-3 shorter 10 minute breaks throughout the day. FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM  Registration (day 1 only)
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Morning Session
  • 12:30 - 2:00 PM Lunch (optional $25 lunch, or bring your own)
  • 2:00 - 6:00 PM Afternoon Session
If you are able to come to 70% of the event, coming late or leaving a bit early we'd encourage you to go ahead and come join us.  Ideally if you schedule that during our lunch break from 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM you will miss the least amount of the material. If you have an obligation that can't be rescheduled during the course of the event you can talk to our volunteers about finding a quiet room or can leave the site.  We will likely audio record the event and can make those recordings available.
We will be recording the event and editing out all personal details to protect the confidentiality of the people present.  Much of this event will be experiential and not present in the recording. If you register and pay for the event and can't make it we can make these recordings available to you.  Let us know by writing to scheduling@california-leadership.com, then we can likely give you access to these recordings.  In the future, when we decide to offer an online or digital product or write a book on evolving love we will definitely let you know about it as we’ll be excited to share that with you and with the world at large.
This is an important question. You’ll want your partner in your corner and perhaps even attending with you.   As partners in life, in love, and in business we totally respect that financial decisions are often made in partnership. What we recommend is for you to think about and express to your partner the difference you feel this Evolving Love Workshop will make in your lives. How will a small investment of your time and energy lead to a whole new outlook on your life and your interactions? How it will improve your feelings about yourself? How it will improve your feelings about your partner? What new doors will open for you? And how all of that will contribute to a more fulfilling life.  Then sit back and just listen. If your partner would like to contact us to have an exploratory call they can schedule that call with us by click here Schedule an Appointment’
We do offer an early bird discount of $200 for taking early action and enrolling in this event on or before the deadline you see at the top of the page.  Registration price is per person and we have a payment plan where you can pay in 2 small payments.  
What we can guarantee is that you will be immersed in an incredible environment with a group of people earnestly invested in healing love in themselves and others facilitated with utmost care, discernment, and love in order to help you rewrite your ‘relationship DNA’ and begin to break through some of the patterns that are holding you back from embodying your ideal love story. Of that we can be sure…of the rest, it's all really based on what you decide to bring and the lens you choose to experience this event through. We encourage you to take accountability for the quality of your experience and gleaning the maximum amount of value that is meaningful to you. We currently have a 3-day cooling off period from the date of purchase during which time you can request in writing to get 100% of your money back. There is also a cancellation period which ends approximately 1 week prior to the event.  If life circumstances prevent you from joining us you can receive a full refund, minus 5% in fees.  The event has very limited space so after that date, we can not issue any refunds as we will have reserved your spot and will not have time to fill it. You can also read our full Participation Agreement which has this policy in it.
There is a 3-day cooling off period during which time you can cancel and receive a 100% refund. There is also a cancellation period which ends 10 days prior to the event. If life circumstances prevent you from joining us you can receive a full refund, minus a 5% in fees.  After that date, we can not issue any refunds. If you'd like to transfer your ticket to someone else who can make it, please notify us via email to bryanandjennifer@california-leadership.com and include the name and email address of the person you are transferring to and we can go ahead and accommodate them. You can also read our full Participation Agreement which has this policy in it.
We've specifically priced these workshops at a very affordable rate to allow for people of nearly any income to join us. It’s our belief that an investment in the quality of your relating with others has a bigger impact than almost any other area you could spend your attention on.  We get it. We’d like to offer you a new way of thinking that about this that will change the way you relate to yourself around money. Instead of focusing on why you can't have what you want, start focusing on HOW you can and what the cost of not investing in this area will be a few months or years from now? Calculate how many hours of repeated patterns, headaches, hurts, and disappointments it would take to facilitate this kind of change…it would certainly be worth way more than that.  Notice how much more empowering that is then feeling like you are trapped or don't get to have what you desire. Focus on how you CAN. Next you can use a credit card to make the payment or can ask for the people in your life to help sponsor, loan, or gift you a ticket to come.
This event will be a unique experience.  We do not have another event scheduled at this time so we encourage you to try your best to make arrangements to be there for these dates. It is entirely possible we will begin to hold this type of event again but it is unlikely to be anytime in the near future in the city or location that we are holding this one. If there’s no way for you to make it but you’d like to attend one in the future, the more we know about people wanting it the more we’ll be inspired to schedule another one.   Email us at bryanandjennifer@california-leadership.com to let us know your name, email and the city you are from.
If you are asking the question it could be a good idea to explore getting additional 1:on:1 support. We’ve created an Align Your Love Life Session, which is a private 90 minute session with Bryan Franklin and Jennifer Russell that you can signup for prior to your participation in the event for an additional fee. During this session you will begin the process of understanding your current Relationship DNA and rewriting some of the unconscious patterns that could be unwittingly running the show in your relationship. We recommend combining these. After participating in the session and event you can explore with Bryan and Jennifer whether you’d like to continue to work with them 1:on:1. The event is short and in that time we can’t unwind and break through every relationship pattern that might be creating difficulties for you in your relating. Often getting some supportive on-going help to reinforce what you’ve learned and really have it live inside your relationship can make the difference. It is an incredibly powerful experience to have someone dedicated and on your team in support of you evolving love in your life. We believe that investing in the way you relate has a bigger impact on your quality of life than almost anything else you could focus on.
If you are a couple in bliss, you are already committed to having the best relationship possible. Come to this event to practice the conversations and practices that will raise the consciousness of your relationship and help it stay that way. We’ll teach you the distinctions that turn relationships from ordinary to extraordinary, and guide you as you co-create the evolutionary context to your relationship, up-leveling the way you relate and diffusing most conflict before it starts. Enjoy deep experiential exercises to keep your relationships hot, sexy, and nearly drama free. Come dialogue with us about your deepest questions surrounding love, sex, and intimacy and take on a deep consideration for your relationship that will take you into the next level of your development.
This event is appropriate for any particular orientation or relationship structure as we will be exploring concepts that are universal to being human and wanting to give and receive love.  We have a lot of experience coaching and counseling people in many configurations of relating and we have participated in many of these configurations ourselves and can bring real wisdom and direction to navigating these waters as any relationship style brings it's own set of challenges.
We are not certified therapists, psychologists, or psychiatrists. We are lovers first and foremost with a relationship that was built brick by brick as we discovered conversations, practices, models, and structures of relating first hand and through research with other experts and other couples whom we respect followed by working over the last 7 years both formally and informally with a variety of individuals and couples as coaches, mentors, and guides. In addition we’ve been guest speakers on this topic at dozens of events, interviews, podcasts, telesummits, and courses. You can check out a few of those on our www.evolvinglove.us website. Our biggest credential, and in our minds the only credential of any meaning is the exquisite truth and beauty of our own relationship and the inspiration it’s served in so many people’s lives who’ve known us best. While we are not implying that we are done with growth in the area of love, sex, and relating, we are saying that we’ve discovered some incredibly useful distinctions and understandings along the way that we are devoted to giving to the people who we know and love as it is our belief that there is no greater work than healing love on this planet.
We will be recording the event and editing out all personal details to protect the confidentiality of the people present.  Much of this event will be experiential and not present in the recording. If you register for the event and can't make it put still paid for the event.  Send an email to scheduling@california-leadership.com and we will send you access to these recordings as soon as they are available.  At some future date we will likely develop an online or digital product and book on evolving love we will definitely let you know about it as we’ll be excited to share that with you (and with the world at large).
We call this “Special Snowflake Syndrome,” where we believe something in our lives is so unique, nothing will ever help. At some point, you’re looking for an excuse not to join. Our desire is to show you that it’s not true, that it's just an excuse that is likely to be holding you back from some of the things you really want most in your life. The mindset we recommend for anything that you are looking to learn is one of open curiosity and of actively finding the value and wisdom that's there.  This can be the difference between thinking you have all the answers and then likely staying in the same place weeks, months or even years from now OR fully taking this opportunity to get every inch of value and having it change your trajectory and life forever.  The difference between these two experiences is always up to you! We've noticed life's a lot more rich, evolutionary, and fun with the later than the former.
This event is appropriate for both people who are not in a relationship currently and for those who are in one.  We would love to have you with us as it's always a good time to practice at the conversations, processes, and distinctions that help you navigate the specific challenges that arise in relationship.   Day 2 and 3 will have some exercises that are designed to be done with partners AND we will have plenty of singles in the room to pair you with. DAY 1 - Personal Inner Work (Frameworks & Relational Skills) DAY 2/DAY 3 - Interpersonal Work (Frameworks, Conversations, & Practices)  
The enrollment in the Workshop is for one ticket only and therefore only enrolls you as an individual.  You can however purchase multiple tickets to the event on the shopping cart page by increasing the quantity to 2 or more. For ease and simplicity, we decided to enroll people individually as some people come to this workshop and are single or are in a relationship but their partner(s) were unable to make it. If you do purchase more than 1 ticket for you and your partner please make sure to give us their name and email so we can send them the preparatory emails and the Love Profile.  Send that to bryanandjennifer@california-leadership.com and we will make sure they get all the details they need.  
The space is limited and is best suited for a group of between 15-40 people.  If we have more than 50 people wanting to register we will start a waiting list and consider planning another date.  Let us know if you tried to register and it was sold out by emailing us at bryanandjennifer@california-leadership.com
Yes.  Spending 3 full days with us will be a very enlightening experience with a lot of value to glean regardess of your relationship status.  We will be covering things like how to prepare for partnership which is valuable at any time and how to know if the person you are dating is 'the one' for you and how to unwind some of the persistent patterns that get in the way of you finding relationship...amongst many other juicy topics. Day 1 - Covers the personal inner work, relational skills, and frameworks you can do regardless of your status Day 2/3 - Covers the INTERpersonal work, practices, skills, and frameworks you can do with your partner  
Here are some of our favorite books on love and relationship that you might want to get a copy of to read before or after the course:
  • The 5 Personality Patterns: Your Guide to Understanding Yourself and Others and Developing Emotional Maturity by Steven Kessler: An incredible book that maps some of Wilhelm Reich's observations about human development and core wounding patterns alonside the psychology of personality. During our deeper dive retreats we often give people copies of this book. It's a gem!
  • Gene Keys: Unlocking the Higher Purpose Hidden in Your DNA by Richard Rudd: Probably my favorite spiritual / relational treatise book of all time. This book is a blueprint of humanity's evolution through the 64 shadows that we express into the 64 gifts that those shadows become as we evolve and integrate onward into the 64 Siddhic states that represent our next evolutionary journey into hypersapien. It's incredible and the kind of thing you want to digest slowly a few pages at a time
  • Love's Hidden Symmetry: What Makes Love Work in Relationships by Burt Hellinger: Another book we've been deeply influenced by as Burt is considered the father of Family Systems and Family Constellations work. The title tells you that for every conflict that is seemingly 'your pattern's fault' there is a hidden symmetry that is holding the dynamic in place. It's incredibly dense and another book to be read slowly but it's rich.
Integration, to us, is a key part of any experience that's designed to re-write and transform you.  We've designed several aspects of this experience to help with your integration so that what you learned becomes real for you afterwards:
  1. The Evolving Love Book/Manual.   Much of what we talk about is detailed there and can be read afterwards to help integrate.  It's a robust manual that is the beginnings of a book we will likely publish that corresponds also with what you'll be learning.  All of the frameworks, conversations, and evolving love practices are outlined in detail in this manual for you to do once you get home.
  2. The Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly Workbook + Email Sequence.  This workbook contains the practices we recommend that you do in your relationship to really take these concepts we experienced together and make them real.  You'll all of these practices in writing where we break down the practices and conversations step by step PLUS a series of emails you will receive in your inbox weekly that will remind you to continue to do these practices at specific intervals.
  3. The Evolving Love Facebook Group.  You will be added to the Evolving Love Facebook group during our event which is a place where you can ask questions, share stories and insights and receive some guidance and feedback from Bryan Franklin and Jennifer Russell in the areas of love and relationship.
We begin our mornings at 9:00 AM and end at around 6:00 PM.  Arrive in the morning having eatten your breakfast.  We will have pitchers of water and tea available to keep you hydrated and recommended bringing a thermos and water bottle. For lunch, you may either bring your own or send in your order at Alfalfas Local Market + $25/day via paypal to jennifer@california-leadership.com indicating 'Evolving Love Lunch - [Order1, Date]....[Order2, Date]...etc' and we will have a lunch delivered on-site for you to enjoy on the grounds.  Let us know if you'd like to participate and which of the 3 days you'd like us to provide your lunch and we will send you a menu with some healthy options (vegetarian and meat) to choose from. We will end the day just before dinner time at 6:00pm. Lunch delivery includes:
  • Your choice of a sandwich, grain bowl, wrap, or salad
  • A drink (Herbal Ice Tea, Lemonade, Water)
  • OPTIONAL: Soup or chips or cookie
Here is the Lunch Menu
Boulder is located about an hour away from the Denver International Airport and the Starhouse is about 3.4 miles west of downtown Boulder in Sunshine Canyon.  You need a car or taxi to get to and from The StarHouse as there is no public transportation in the canyon.  It is located in the foothills 1500 feet above Boulder, which brings it to 7000 feet above sea level. In the spring and fall the weather can range from cold and snowy to warm and pleasant with not much in between…it is best to pack layers. For lodging and accommodations, check out these nearby Hotels:
  1. Boulder Marriott $139-209 – 157 rooms.  15 minutes from The StarHouse on Canyon Drive  303-440-8877.  Walking distance to 3 restaurants – on outskirts of commercial area – has in-hotel dining
  2. Boulder Mountain Lodge $77-189 – 29 rooms 10 minutes from The StarHouse on Four Mile Canyon Road 303-444-0882.  In an adjacent canyon – need car to get to town to eat
  3. Millennium Harvest House $109-315 – 269 rooms 15 minutes from The StarHouse on Arapahoe 303-443-3850.  On outskirts of commercial area – ¼ mile drive to restaurants, has in-hotel dining
  4. Briar Rose Bed & Breakfast $139-204 – 10 rooms 15 minutes from The StarHouse 303-442-3007.  Across the street from Naropa University – walking distance to 2 restaurants and 4 blocks from east Pearl (Boulder’s center & walking mall)
  TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM DENVER AIRPORT Boulder lies north and west of DIA and is accessible via several means. You may of course rent a car if you choose. You may also take a bus. RTD (regional transportation district) is our transit service; you may pick up schedules for the Boulder bound AB bus in the airport just outside the escalators – or - go to www.rtd-denver.com for schedules –The cost for one way trip is $10 and you must have exact change. The closest bus stop to our location is Walnut Station (the end of the line). From here you need a car or taxi to get the StarHouse as public transportation in Boulder does not serve Sunshine Canyon. Shuttles:
  1. Green ride suttle at 303.997.0238 http://greenrideboulder.com
  2. Airport Shuttle/Boulder Express is a hotel to airport service 888-457-4646
Both the Millenium and the Marriot will arrange transportation to and from Denver International Airport for you when you make your reservations. If you are traveling by car, take Pena Boulevard (airport road) to I-70 west which merges into 270 west/Boulder; 270 west merges into Highway 36 which will take you straight into Boulder. You may also take the E-470 toll way which cost $6 each way. Toll way entrance is located on Pena Boulevard marked by a North Bound Boulder/Ft Collins sign. Follow the toll way to its end in Broomfield and merge onto 36 Highway west to get to Boulder. To get to The StarHouse from Highway 36…take the Baseline Exit of 36. Turn left (west) onto Baseline Road. When you come to 9th Street go right (north). Stay on 9th until you come to Mapleton Street and go left (west) onto Mapleton. Mapleton turns into Sunshine Canyon Road. We are located 3.4 miles into the canyon. Our driveway is marked with a white sign with a light green border listing our 3476 address. Drive to the top of the road and park on your right.
Boulder lies north and west of DIA and is accessible via several means. You may of course rent a car if you choose. You may also take a bus. RTD (regional transportation district) is our transit service; you may pick up schedules for the Boulder bound AB bus in the airport just outside the escalators – or - go to www.rtd-denver.com for schedules –The cost for one way trip is $10 and you must have exact change. The closest bus stop to our location is Walnut Station (the end of the line). From here you need a car or taxi to get the StarHouse as public transportation in Boulder does not serve Sunshine Canyon. Shuttles:
  1. Green ride suttle at 303.997.0238 http://greenrideboulder.com
  2. Airport Shuttle/Boulder Express is a hotel to airport service 888-457-4646
Both the Millenium and the Marriot will arrange transportation to and from Denver International Airport for you when you make your reservations. If you are traveling by car, take Pena Boulevard (airport road) to I-70 west which merges into 270 west/Boulder; 270 west merges into Highway 36 which will take you straight into Boulder. You may also take the E-470 toll way which cost $6 each way. Toll way entrance is located on Pena Boulevard marked by a North Bound Boulder/Ft Collins sign. Follow the toll way to its end in Broomfield and merge onto 36 Highway west to get to Boulder. To get to The StarHouse from Highway 36…take the Baseline Exit of 36. Turn left (west) onto Baseline Road. When you come to 9th Street go right (north). Stay on 9th until you come to Mapleton Street and go left (west) onto Mapleton. Mapleton turns into Sunshine Canyon Road. We are located 3.4 miles into the canyon. Our driveway is marked with a white sign with a light green border listing our 3476 address. Drive to the top of the road and park on your right.

COUPLES QUESTIONS

Absolutely. Budding new couples are very welcome and encouraged at this event.  We can’t think of a better way to start a relationship than to begin at the get go with the kinds of evolutionary conversations and practices we’ll be dialoguing together about during this workshop. Taking a close look at the relationship DNA that had your previous relationships end is step one in creating a new relationship that doesn’t repeat that pattern.
This workshop is intended for couples but could be very valuable for anyone not currently in a relationship that wants practice with how to handle some of the difficulties that come up when in a relationship.   It’s always the right time to address in yourself any patterns that might be playing themselves out in an unhealthy way in your relationship. This is true whether you happen to be single right now or in a committed partnership. If you are single right now, come to this workshop to learn how to create a conscious relationship right from the start. Come ready to unearth the blindspots and core patterns that are likely in the way from you finding true love and partnership. Learn how to heal insecure attachment whether you are an avoidant type who tends to run away or need space OR whether you are an anxious type that tends to cling and hold too tightly to love. Develop an evolutionary context for why you are in relationship to begin with that will inspire your future partner to want to take that journey alongside you.
The short answer is yes. If you are in a relationship that's having trouble, come to this workshop to rise above conflict and the patterns that create it and get step-by-step instructions on how to de-escalate and re-ignite your relationship into the love story it was meant to be. Maybe you sometimes feel frustrated, insecure, unseen/unheard, smothered, under-nourished, or not completely loved the way that you want. Maybe you’ve even decided these feelings are a “normal” part of relationships. Come to this workshop to rewrite your relationship DNA and break free from some of these patterns and with your partner you can find the hidden symmetries that keep you thinking your relationship is out of balance. Discover how you might be unintentionally leaking safety and trust out of your relationship. Learn to use conflict as an opportunity to connect and grow as you learn how to dismantle your projects and safely heal old hurts. There are some notable exceptions in cases of severe psychological or mental challenges, a history of physical or chemical abuse, and severe trauma which we would encourage and recommend getting 1:on:1 support for from a trained professional.
If you are a couple in bliss, you are already committed to having the best relationship possible. Come to this event to practice the conversations and practices that will raise the consciousness of your relationship and help it stay that way. We’ll teach you the distinctions that turn relationships from ordinary to extraordinary, and guide you as you co-create the evolutionary context to your relationship, up-leveling the way you relate and diffusing most conflict before it starts. Enjoy deep experiential exercises to keep your relationships hot, sexy, and nearly drama free. Come dialogue with us about your deepest questions surrounding love, sex, and intimacy and take on a deep consideration for your relationship that will take you into the next level of your development.
Yes.  Spending 3 full days with us will be a very enlightening experience with a lot of value to glean regardess of your relationship status.  We will be covering things like how to prepare for partnership which is valuable at any time and how to know if the person you are dating is 'the one' for you and how to unwind some of the persistent patterns that get in the way of you finding relationship...amongst many other juicy topics. Day 1 - Covers the personal inner work, relational skills, and frameworks you can do regardless of your status Day 2/3 - Covers the INTERpersonal work, practices, skills, and frameworks you can do with your partner  

2-Day Workshop For Couples

November 5th - 6th 2016 San Francisco, CA

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