International relationship experts to host advanced couples workshop this December, guiding couples on how to reveal, deepen, and strengthen their sexual connection

(MIAMI, Fla.) October 10, 2011 – Hedy and Yumi Schleifer, (, international relationship builders and trainers, have announced enrollment for their “Art of Sexual Connection” couples workshop, scheduled to begin Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the Marriot Miami Airport. The two-day advanced workshop teaches couples to grow their sexual honesty, bridge the sexual communication gap, develop sexual empathy, and expand their erotic intelligence. 

 “During the “Adventure in Intimacy” basic couples workshop, we share a part of our journey as a couple”, say Hedy and Yumi, married now for 46 years. “The Art of Sexual Connection” tells our entire story, enabling us to share our experience and wisdom more fully with couples,” Hedy and Yumi explain. “We take couples into the “sexual neighborhoods” of each other’s world, to understand their partner’s sexual being with “new eyes”. We teach couples how to communicate their different sexual rhythms and sexual needs through honest and candid sharing, to discover the sensuality and pleasure of true “eroticism”.

The “Art of Sexual Connection” is an advanced workshop for couples who have experienced the transformational journey of Hedy and Yumi’s “Adventure In Intimacy” workshop. “Adventure in Intimacy” introduces couples to Hedy’s conceptualization of the “Three Invisible Connectors”: the Space, the Bridge, and the Encounter – the relational fabric that connects all systems. The “Three Invisible Connectors” serve as the foundation of the “Art of Sexual Connection”, during which Hedy and Yumi share their wisdom, consciousness, and their deep love for one another, originating from their 45+ years of a rich and fulfilling marriage together.

“The Art of Sexual Connection” workshop was fabulous for my husband and I,” Sheila White explains. “we took home softer more loving partners, more compassion, and a renewed sex life. We recommend both workshops, the basic one and the advanced one for more enhanced communication and a more loving relationship.”

With more than 50 years of combined experience teaching relational skills and technologies, Hedy and Yumi train couples, therapists and coaches, leaders and organizations in developing their Relational Intelligence towards Relational Maturity. Hedy and Yumi’s approach is a synergetic integration of the philosophy of Martin Buber, Imago Relationship Therapy (which they taught globally for 15 years), Appreciative Inquiry, Relational Neurobiology, as well as the rich experience from their own long term marriage and from their Judaic heritage.

“It is not easy to really make change and become cognizant to one’s negative interpersonal dynamics,” Michael Schneider reflects on his experience at the “Art of Sexual Connection” workshop. “The workshop’s exercises make it more palatable, and the awareness and the stretching into newness certainly continue beyond the three days. My partner and I owed ourselves this focus on the health of our relationship, not previously taken. The material could not have been better presented, and the deepened communication skills extend to relationships beyond that with my partner.”

The “Art of Sexual Connection” is one of three “Encounter-centered Couples Therapy” workshops that Hedy and Yumi teach, including “Adventure in Intimacy”, which will be held in Miami on October 28-30, 2011, and “The Art of Cherishment”. In addition to the workshops, Hedy is available for customized, two-day private sessions with couples, which include “Connection Quest,” “Constructive Closure,” and “Healing After an Affair.”

Hedy and Yumi’s upcoming “Art of Sexual Connection” workshop is $795 per couple. Those interested may register with a $200 deposit by visiting their calendar. Couples are encouraged to stay at the Miami Airport Marriott, even if they live locally, to receive the full value of the training, and experience the atmosphere of the retreat.

For additional information on Hedy and Yumi’s “Art of Sexual Connection” couples workshop, visit For more information on Hedy and Yumi’s upcoming events, visit their global calendar.

About Hedy + Yumi

Hedy and Yumi Schleifer are world renowned relationship builders, teaching relational skills and technologies to couples, therapists, coaches, leaders, and organizations. They have originated the concept of the “Three Invisible Connectors”: the Space, the Bridge, and the Encounter. Married for over 45 years, and successful business partners for more than 20 years, Hedy and Yumi are a living example of the relational maturity that can be achieved through the practice of the relational skills and technologies that they teach. They are both multi lingual, speaking among other languages English, French, German, Hebrew, Spanish and Yiddish. They regularly host workshops, trainings, and private sessions throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the United States, bringing their expertise in the development of relational intelligence and the evolution of relational maturity to people all over the world. For more information on Hedy and Yumi, visit or follow them on Facebook at



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