The Workshop

The story of Hedy and Yumi Schleifer is also the story of the Adventure in Intimacyworkshop which they developed and now conduct in various locations throughout the world each year. Workshops held in Vancouver, Vienna, and Israel provide the backdrop for the film Hedy and Yumi: Crossing the Bridge.

The Adventure In Intimacy workshop for couples is based on Imago Relationship Theory, the relational philosophy of Martin Buber, the positive change approach of Appreciative Inquiry and other sources.

This three-day workshop helps couples begin to heal the history each brought into the relationship and the history they have created together, and to rediscover the joy of being together.

The workshop focuses on the relationship with one’s partner. Except for a brief introduction, couples work either alone or with their partner and are not expected to share anything with other couples unless they choose to do so.

The stated goals of the workshop are:

  • To provide a conceptual reframing and understanding of relationships
  • To provide relationship skills training
  • To shift couples from blame to cooperation
  • To develop constructive ways to express anger and resolve conflict
  • To renew passion and pleasure in the relationship.

For more information on the Adventure in Intimacy workshop and schedules, visit