Intimacy Bootcamp Retreat October 8-10, 2021

Welcome to the Couples Intimacy Bootcamp Weekend for a Love-Changing experience that will create a lifetime of memories for you and your partner!

This is a very special weekend retreat that combines Dr. Ava Cadell’s Passion & Healing Power seminars, Dr. Nancy Sutton Pierce’s Sexy Lifestyles with Dr. Mark Pierce’s Medical Sexual Wellness and Dr. Hernando Chaves’s Sexual Boundaries program for couples who want to reignite their intimacy and expand their sexual horizons.

Available at your retreat location or come to paradise with your partner to Malibu’s magical Shangri-La, a romantic hideaway with unobstructed ocean views and a relaxing retreat surrounded by a beautiful Buddha Garden.

All rates are inclusive of workbooks, handouts, pleasure products and adult toys, refreshments and gourmet breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner by Chef Jeff.

Accommodation is separate and Malibu has plenty of premier places to spend two romantic nights from beach front Hotels and breathtaking Airbnb’s to minimalistic Motels.


Meet your Intimacy Team

See the full biographies of Intimacy Team at the end of this document.

Shangri-La is a romantic location that is an idyllic hideaway


Highlights of Courses include:

For many couples, once you’ve spent time together, passion fades often due to a lack of intimacy, physically or emotionally. Your relationship can continue, but it won’t thrive unless you add some excitement back int your love life.

The Intimacy Bootcamp can help to heal a hurt relationship; it can break down defensive walls, improve intimate communication and enrich a relationship that has lost its sizzle and spice.  For women, it can empower and fulfill their sensual needs, for men it can open up a whole new world to intimacy and it can give them the tools to become multi-orgasmic.  For couples it’s an opportunity to create a more meaningful and intimate connection. So, get ready to explore new sexual territory, expand your ideas about your relationship, intimacy and sex with experiential exercises such as Sexycises, Yin Yang Yoga for Intimacy and feeding each other seductively on a romantic picnic overlooking the ocean.

Lovers can stay connected on their journeys to sexual fitness and satisfaction

The Intimacy Bootcamp for Couples is guaranteed to improve your communication skills, take your relationship to a higher level of intimacy, increase the passion in your love life and improve the quality of your life together.

Below is the 3-Day Couples Intimacy Bootcamp Retreat Schedule


    • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm A private one-hour Counselling Session with Dr. Ava Cadell,

Dr. Nancy Sutton Pierce, Dr. Mark Pierce or Dr. Hernando Chaves. Take this   opportunity to ask our team of Sexperts questions about any relationship concerns, intimacy desires, wants, needs or fears you have that you want to resolve in our Couples Intimacy Bootcamp. We want to make sure that you get all your needs met for your own wellbeing mentally, emotionally, physically and sexually.

    • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Cocktail Party to Meet and Greet Everyone.



  • 8:45 am Arrive at Shangri-La to have breakfast with Dr. Ava Cadell,

Dr. Nancy Sutton Pierce, Dr. Mark Pierce & Dr. Hernando Chaves.

  • 9:45 am – 10:30 am Sexycises Partner Yoga with Dr. Nancy.
  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am Meditation with Dr. Ava.
  • 11:00 am – 12: Noon
  • 12:00 pm – 1: pm
  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Lunch Break
  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • 4:30pm – 5:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • 6:30 pm – Cocktails followed by dinner



    • 8:45 am Arrive at Shangri-La to have breakfast with Dr. Ava Cadell,

Dr. Nancy Sutton Pierce, Dr. Mark Pierce & Dr. Hernando Chaves.

    • 9:45 am – 10:30 am Sexycises Partner Yoga with Dr. Nancy.
    • 10:30 am – 11:00 am Meditation with Dr. Ava.
    • 11:00 am – 12: Noon
    • 12:00 pm – 1: pm
    • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Lunch Break
    • 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
    • 4:30pm – 5:30 pm
    • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    • 6:30 pm – Cocktails followed by dinner
    • Closing Circle



You don’t have to be a couple in crises to enjoy the benefits of this Couples Intimacy Bootcamp Retreat.  Embarking on a retreat with your significant other is beneficial whether you are just dating, living together, having a long-distance relationship or you’ve been married for decades. By spending quality time with each other in a unique setting led by experts in the field of love, relationships, romance, intimacy and sexuality, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!



Client understands that all Couples Intimacy Bootcamp Retreat classes are on social, romantic, relationship, intimacy, sexual health and pleasure issues.

Dr. Ava Cadell, Dr. Hernando Chaves and Dr. Nancy Sutton Pierce are not medical doctors and the services provided by them should not be construed in any manner as a substitute for consultation with a qualified medical professional to meet health or medical requirements.

Dr. Mark Pierce is a medical doctor, however enrollment in this bootcamp should not be construed as becoming an individual patient of Dr. Mark Pierce’s. Dr. Mark Pierce, acting in good faith, will remain in the role of educator regarding sexual health and wellness and not be construed in any manner as a substitute for consultation with a qualified medical professional to meet health or medical requirements.

In signing below, client acknowledges that Dr. Ava Cadell, Dr. Hernando Chaves, Dr. Nancy Sutton-Pierce, Dr. Mark Pierce, Kudos, Inc or Loveology University makes no representation or warranty of any outcome. In no event, shall they be liable for any compensatory, special, incidental, consequential, punitive, direct or indirect damages, or any other damages of any kind, whether in an action in contract or tort, or otherwise, arising out of or in any way connected with this service.


Agreed and Accepted:

Partner One Signature: ______________________________________________________

Date: ____________________

Partner Two Signature: ______________________________________________________

Date: ____________________


To book and reserve your place at the next retreat, e-mail [email protected]

Biography of Intimacy Team

Dr. Ava Cadell 

Dr. Ava Cadell is a Clinical Sexologist and AASECT Certified Sex Counselor with Doctorates in Human Behavior and Human Sexuality. She was voted the first “Sexpert of the Year” in 2015 by the Sexual Health Expo and she has hosted her popular sexuality news and education blog for over 20 years.

Dr. Ava is the author of eleven books including NeuroLoveology: The Power to Mindful Love and Sex, which was endorsed by Dr. John Gray, bestselling author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. Her latest book is on Healing from Loss & Abuse with Loving Solutions to Live Your Life to The Fullest, is also her latest multi-media 7-hour course for You can download some of her books for FREE at

Dr. Ava has written and narrated an instructional video series entitled, Dr. Ava’s Guides for Evolved Novelties and Zero Tolerance Entertainment.

Penthouse Magazine appointed Dr. Ava as their monthly sex columnist and engaged her to create a series of instructional courses on videos for them entitled, My Sex Academy. Provocative titles included, Sex Academy Erotic Massage for Couples, Masturbation, Sexual Positions, Swingers, Amazing Anal Sex and Ultimate Oral Sex.

As the Founder of Loveology University® Higher Learning and Loving in 2007, Dr. Ava has taken on the role of mentor to share her vast knowledge on love, romance, relationships, intimacy and human sexuality with motivated students who train to become Certified Love Coaches, Master Sexperts and Relationship Coaches. The curriculum at is accredited by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists as well as the American College of Sexologists International. Dr. Ava’s mission is to promote the benefits of healthy love and sex and training students worldwide is one way to spread her positive message.

As a global speaker, Dr. Ava has traveled the world lecturing to Fortune 500 companies, conferences and healing retreats across the U.S., Europe, India, Asia, Australia, and Africa, bringing her message of sexual empowerment to the masses. She has also worked on behalf of such top pharmaceutical companies as Bayer, Amgen, and Wyeth, to help promote sexual health and wellness.

As a Media Therapist, Dr. Ava has appeared on a myriad of TV shows, from Good Morning America to Anderson Cooper 360, EXTRA and Geraldo at Large. She has also appeared in reality shows like, Gene Simmons Family Jewels and Kendra On Top, helping celebrities navigate their love lives. IFC producers of Gigi Does It cast Dr. Ava to play herself opposite renowned actors, David Krumholz and Ricky Mabe.

Many magazines have interviewed Dr. Ava’s, such as Marie Claire, Cosmo and Sexual Health Magazine, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Brides, LA Parent, Redbook, Prevention, Glamour, Esquire, Self, Maxim, Huffington Post, Star, Globe, OK, National Enquirer and Us Weekly.

Through her private practice in Los Angeles, she counsels individuals and couples on personal issues including infidelity, orgasm barriers, performance problems, sexual compulsion, shame and guilt, parental concerns, power struggles, anger management, fear of intimacy, lack of communication and lack of desire. Dedicated to helping people overcome obstacles, Dr. Ava is passionate about the power of love and how it can improve the quality of life!


Dr. Hernando Chaves

Dr. Hernando Chaves holds a B.A. in Psychology from University of California Santa Barbara, a M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy from University of San Diego, and a D.H.S. Doctorate in Human Sexuality from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist in CA specializing in intimacy and relational difficulties, sexual concerns and dysfunctions, and sexual minority communities (LGBTQ+, BDSM, fetish, sex work, nonmonogamy).

Dr. Chaves is an MFT sexuality graduate school professor at Pepperdine University, a past regional president and Board of Directors member for the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, written/consulted for 14 instructional media sex education projects, including co-host for Penthouse’s Sex Academy instructional series and BaDoinkVR virtual reality sex therapy instructional video, and a contributing author to the International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality.


Dr. Mark Pierce

Mark Pierce is an Internal Medicine Physician and is currently practicing in an urgent care clinic. In addition to his medical practice, he has earned a 5th degree black belt in Kenpo Karate and has become a certified yoga therapist.

Yoga philosophy has altered his practice recognizing the importance of frequently looking beyond the physical body to include the mind and spirit to treat patients, recognizing that our internal dialogue is an important aspect of our health and happiness.

Dr. Mark shares Nancy’s passion for clear communication in their relationship, which keeps their sexual lives active and edgy after sharing life together for thirty-five years.  Referring to Nancy as his moving target, he has learned that communication is essential to understanding her latest wants, needs, and desires.

He enjoys helping Nancy teach her techniques to couples and seeing the effects it has on their intimate lives.


Dr. Nancy Sutton-Pierce

Dr. Nancy Sutton Pierce’s eclectic background places her expertise in a league of its own. The compilation of her career spans four decades as an Nurse Educator, Media Personality and sensual yoga therapist.  Her passion is palpable as an international speaker, sensuality educator, and Exotic Lifestyle Retreat CEO.

She is well loved and respected in her community and abroad as a healer, educator and valuable resource.  “My most rewarding work is teaching about Designer Relationships / Designer Sexuality, Intimacy Communication, and creating and hosting Sexual Confidence Building Retreats in exotic locations.”

When not traveling the globe inspiring others, Dr. Nancy enjoys living and traveling with the love of her life for over 35 years, Dr. Mark Pierce.  They have raised their family and while they enjoy their grandchildren, they also make time to keep their “sexy” fully alive!

Earning her Doctorate Degree in Human Sexuality has broadened her reach around the globe speaking on topics related to Conscious Living Sexuality.  You can experience a sampling of her work on the Kendra On Top & This Is Life with Lisa Ling (season six on “swingers”) Shows.

Dr. Nancy is a frequent contributor for magazine and sexuality education websites and blogs.  You can learn more here.

Chef Jeff Sundy

Jeffrey Sundy’s love of cooking began in Hotel Hospitality School in his native South Africa. As soon as Jeff graduated, he took the opportunity to see the world as a traveling chef by working in restaurants in Italy, France, Greek and Spain before coming to America. His passion for food led him to opening his own restaurants in Los Angeles, including a Brazilian night club, a bagel nosh diner and a picnic business in Malibu called

Now Jeff is offering gourmet meals at Shangri-La for Dr. Ava’s Couples Intimacy Bootcamp, which includes an elaborate breakfast buffet, romantic picnic lunch, high tea and delectable sunset dinner. You can let Jeff know about any dietary requirements, allergies, and intolerances in advance and he will gladly comply.