The Vail Relationship Instituted is invested in creating healthy + secure relationships…beyond the therapy room.

We provide training opportunities for clinicians and events open to the community that support our mission. 

coffee and convo

Coffee + Convo Series

in partnership with Two Arrows Coffee

WHEN: June 10, 17, + 24
WHERE: Two Arrows Coffee, Vail Village
WHY: to cultivate deeper connection with yourself + others, while sipping great coffee!

Explore aspects of the MIND, BODY, + SPIRIT over lunch + coffee (both included!) in the great space of Two Arrows Coffee. Come to one or commit to the entire series to get the most of this experience. Grab a gal pal, your boss, or a few colleagues to start your week with more connection!

Space is limited and pre-registration is required!


Lumination event


A collaboration between Vail Relationship Institute and In Your Element

WHEN: July 16, 7pm-9pm
WHERE: Eagle-Vail Pavilion Beach
WHY: to connect more deeply within + with others

A guided experience to connect with the full moon + set meaningful intentions.
Space is limited!

adventure to connection retreat

Adventure to Connection Retreat

A collaboration between Vail Relationship Institute and In Your Element

WHEN: August 1-4 2019
WHERE: Ouray, CO
WHO: The Adventurous Soul

Don’t miss out on this all inclusive event that will include submitting a mountain, daily yoga, insightful workshops + so much more! Prices increase June 1!

Mindful Couples Workshop

Mindful Couples Workshop

Cultivating Deeper Connection Through Creating a More Mindful Relationship 

WHEN: October 5, 230-5pm
WHERE: Mindstream Yoga, Fort Collins CO
WHO: The couple who wants to strengthen their connection + explore their relationship together.

This event has historically SOLD OUT! Register today. You both deserve this!




Mindful Couples Workshop

Cultivating Deeper Connection Through Creating a More Mindful Relationship 

Embracing Your Sensitive Superpower

To drop the shame of sensitivity and transform it into empowerment through community +connection

Love & Connection: The impact of substance use on relationships

A discussion with Jim Thomas from the Colorado Center of Emotionally Focused Therapy on the importance of connection when healing from the impacts of substance use/abuse. 

Backcountry Impact: Trauma, Loss, & Resilience

Brought to you by True Nature Healing Arts and Big Heart Big Hands. A diverse panel presenting first-hand perspectives on the impact of backcountry rescue missions. VRI's Jessica Heaney will be speaking on the panel for this event, providing insight into what trauma is and how it impacts individual and relationships. 


Book Me for your event!

I may love to talk. But more so I LOVE to guide + teach.

I love to talk about things that interest me, that happen to me, that I’m thinking about, or that I heard about. I really just love to talk it out!

And I believe I have some special messages to share with the world.

My favorite topic to explore are relationships. Why we need them. What makes them work. And how to make them stronger.
Because I believe, relationships matter most!

Topics I Often Talk About:

  • Connection: Why we need it and how to get it

  • Conflict + Gratitude: How conflict can strengthen your relationships

  • Fear + Love: A Tale of Best Friends

  • Backcountry Trauma: exploring the lasting impact of wilderness rescue

    • Great for Mountain Rescue Teams and organizations supporting them.

Events I Faciliate :

  • Mindful Couples Workshop

  • Highly Sensitive Person Workshop

  • Connection Workshop

Have another idea?
I would love to hear it! Send me a note and let’s create something incredible together!