For the online retreats there is both a large group and a breakout room component. You will do your couple work in a private breakout room that is closed to the other couples attending. The meeting host (Irene) will toggle you back and forth between the large group and your private breakout room (and she’ll give you notice the toggle is about to happen, so no worries about being accidentally heard).
For the in person retreats – imagine a large auditorium sized room. In one part of the room there is a gathering area. There you and your partner together with 6-15 other couples, will watch video clips of real couples and hear about the latest research on adult love relationships. (Yes adult love is the subject of scientific research!) You will not be required to be an active participant in the larger group times. Around the perimeter of the room there are private couple stations where you and your partner (and no others) will talk together about your relationship. There is space between the couple stations. There will be quiet background music throughout the room.
For online and in person retreats there is ample private couple time. You’ll take the material presented to the larger group to your private couple station/breakout room and with only your partner you’ll apply what you’ve heard in the larger group to the specifics of your relationship.