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Rediscover the Joy of Falling in Love This Valentine’s Day in Portland, Oregon or Online

Ready to rediscover the joy of falling in love, with a side of laughter and a dash of soulful couples connection experience?

Hey there, love adventurers,

Are you ready to step into something electrifying this Valentine’s with Lumalia, your guide to deeper connection? Forget the cliché chocolates and flowers; embark on a somatic movement meditation journey designed to bring you and your partner closer than ever. Ready to laugh, love, and connect on a whole new level?

What is a somatic movement meditation? It’s connecting mind and body with guided, gentle, and easy exercises that allow a shared connection on a deeper level than words can always hold. Our bodies are full of so much beautiful mystery that we, as humans, are barely beginning to understand. Often, these types of modalities are used in therapy, but I bring them to more profound healing beyond people battling with mental health issues. I bring this practice to prompt joy and play states; while healing is just a bonus that naturally happens we’re here to have fun and connect.

Online February 14, 2024 4:30 pm – 6pm PT

Portland, Oregon February 14, 2024, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Nalu Kava Bar, 722 N Sumner St, Portland, OR 97217

Tickets are $25-$50 sliding scale, and Lumalia’s events do sell out. No one is turned away for lack of funds; email us directly for more support.

This Valentines Day Couples Connection Experience Is For you

If you and/or your partner:

  • Open to new experiences and love trying new things
  • Love to be in your bodies (active people, physical touch is your love language, yogis, dancing, hand-holders, extra long huggers)
  • Want to practice meditation more together (Beginners WELCOME!)
  • Want to connect more deeply than words can allow
  • Love to be a little goofy and a little (or a lot) wild
  • Your into emobidement and somatic work
  • Love to just plaayyyyy
  • Ready to have a lot of fun together but sometimes not sure how to begin
  • Are in long-term relationships. This experience isn’t advised for newly dating couples as we will be exploring some life experiences together. 

Couples Connection Experience on Valentine’s Day – Portland, Oregon & Online

Poster for Valentine's Day Couples Connection Experience featuring a happy couple embracing on the beach at sunset with text overlay stating 'Couples Connection, Somatic Experience, Mind-Body Connection, Grow, Giggle, Deepen, Nourish Each Other' set for February 14, 2024, at Nalu Kava Bar, Portland, OR, promoting somatic meditation and unique date ideas.

Portland, Oregon SOLD OUT

When: February 14th, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Where: Nalu Kava Bar, 722 N Sumner St, Portland, OR 97217 Schedule:
  • 7:00 PM: Arrival, Tea or Kava
  • 7:30 PM: Doors Close, Class Begins
  • 9:00 PM: Closing

Online – Spaces Available

When: February 14th, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Pacific Time
Where: Zoom Video

  • 4:30 PM: Arrival with video on and space to move together.
  • 6:30 PM Closing

Details: Perfect for long distant couples or wanting to stay in. Please plan to have your video on, strong wifi connection and a place to spread your arms out wide.

About Your Couples Connection Valentine’s Host, Lumalia

Lumalia laughting near water and Mt Rainier smiling excited for the couples connection somatic fun date night for Valentines Day

I’m Lumalia, your guide to reconnecting with life’s most enriching moments. As a Connection Architect, certified yoga and meditation teacher, embodiment guide, writer of Blooming Upside Down: A Memoir on Healing from the Incurable, and explorer at Celebrate Again, I’m dedicated to discovering quick, accessible paths to joy and connection for everyone. But, as someone who has navigated the challenges of childhood abuse, chronic illness, and balancing the roles of mother and wife, I understand the complexity behind living a life filled with deep joy and connection. Which is why I’m here sharing with you these experiences that I cannot wait for you to dive into. They are gonna lite you up!

(Don’t take my word for it read the reviews below!)


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What’s on the Couples Connection Valentine’s Experience Playbill?

  • Guided Somatic Exploration: Dive into playful and profound connection exercises designed to deepen your bond and see each other in new, vibrant ways.
  • Shared Intimacy Playground: Experience the joy of moving together in a space where every gesture is an act of shared intimacy.
  • A Cozy Cocoon of Connection: Let down your guard and be together in a setting of joy, laughter, and serenity.

What to really expect?

  • Using the power of your intention
  • Witnessing and seeing each other in a way you may have never been able to before
  • Being fully present in your body
  • Sitting or standing in front of each other for the class in a powerful, deep connection that will feel joyful.
  • Discovering your bodies are full of pure magic and how to use them to connect more deeply than you may have before

What are the exercises we will be doing?

  • With me as your trained and certified guide, I’ll invite you into somatic (mind-body connection) experiences that help you dive into sensations and visuals your body and mind will generate. (It’s a bit like learning a new board game. It doesn’t make sense until you try it, but once you do, it will be so epic. The best part is you can learn it in 5 minutes, and it’s so accessible even children age five can do it!)
  • We’ll begin the class by connecting as a community, and I’ll share the practice with you. I’ll then guide you through specific exercises that invite you and your partner into play, depth, and profound connection. I’m your guide, but you are the driver. During class, you’ll hear me say the more permission you can give yourself to the experience, the more fun you’ll have; the journey is always yours to take. I’m just a guide.
  • Check out the reviews below for feedback from past couples.

Love Letters from Past Couples

Hear what past participants have said about their transformative experience:

  • “I felt very relaxed… closer to my wife with a sense of intimacy… It’s helped me pick up on her cues, be more empathetic, and communicate better without talking… It’s a very bonding experience… like a full body gratitude.” – Jack
  • “Reminded me of how special this is… the giddy excitement of our first day… It’s cool to feel all those moments again. That felt fun… It’s helped build a deeper connection… and picked up thoughtfulness tools turning into daily habits.” – Marissa

  • “It felt good and very playful… closeness together, like building a future. I noticed her smiling… Having a third party shifted our perspective… beautiful and powerful exercises… rebuilding stages and doing interesting things because of Lumalia’s suggestions… a beautiful container… Lumalia was open, easy to talk to… felt really unique and like we were really seen… a variety of exercises that feel good and easy.” – Peter
  • “I felt a strong sense of calm safety, safety in expression in sharing.” Jason

  • “It felt light and supported and spacious. It made me cry, in a good way.” – Katie Anne

Join Us This Valentine’s Day

Don’t miss this chance to make your Valentine’s Day in Portland, Oregon, unforgettable with a Couples Connection Experience that promises laughter, love, and a touch of magic. Spaces are limited for this intimate adventure.

Event banner for 'Couples Connection Somatic Experience' available online and in person, featuring a heart-shaped hand gesture against a clouded sky, pointing to for Valentine's date ideas in Portland.

Secure your place in this heart-tickling adventure and prepare for an evening that promises to reignite the spark in your relationship.


Can I come if my partner doesn’t want to?

Sadly no, for this workshop, but I recommend diving into my 30 day relationship challenge for something you can step into solo. Our membership has these types of classes available for individuals to watch today; we also host live classes and in-person classes often. Sign up on this page to get notified of our next classes.

What to Bring/Wear:

Our movement session will be seated, so please wear attire that allows comfortable upper-body movement. If you prefer to stand as a couple for our online class, feel free to come ready to stand, too!

Unlike yoga or other exercises, I will not always be prompting you into specific shapes or forms. However, I may share one exercise with very gentle, accessible movements that use your hands and torso. The movements will be guided by you most of the time, so if you have any different abilities, you can express yourself as you desire; again, I’m your guide.

Online Details:

  • Give yourself space to move and to face each other. Sometimes couples like to sit on the couch facing each other, in kitchen chairs, on the floor across from each other, or standing facing each other with the Laptop on a table or countertop.
  • Practice from an iPad or Laptop with secure wifi. 
  • Please arrive on time for our gathering, as we will begin promptly to respect all attendees’ time. Those arriving more than 10 minutes late will not be admitted into the Zoom class and must watch the replay. 
  • Having your video on is optional, but at least at the beginning, I recommend it. 
  • Please remain muted throughout the class so others can hear Lumalia’s guidance. 
  • Recordings will be available for the class if you cannot attend live. However, attending live is highly recommended so that you can ask questions and share experiences in the community gathered that evening.

In Person Details: 

  • Arrive between  7:00 pm and 7:25 pm  as the doors will close at 7:30 pm
  • Come ready to move gently
  • Bring your own pillow or meditation seat
  • Email Lumalia if you have any disabilities she needs to be aware of for class, knowing that most of our movement will be with our arms/hands and upper body in very gentle movements, primarily by your choosing. (It will make sense when we get into the experience.)

Venue In Portland:

Nalu Kava Longue is a local tea lounge and gathering space. Tucked behind an outdoor entryway, you’ll enter through an alley-like entry and walk up the stairs to enter Nalu Kava. Save directions on Google Maps here.

Accessibility To Portland Location, Nalu Kava Tea Bar:

Nalu is a speakeasy-style Kava Bar hidden in a back alley. Follow the signs and ascend the stairs to our gathering area.

Unfortunately, Nalu is located up a flight of stairs without an elevator, so please plan accordingly—our sincerest apologies if this hinders anyone from attending.

Our Online class will, however, be accessible to anyone with a wifi connection. 

Drinks in Portland:

Nalu will offer a limited drink menu, likely featuring Kava and loose-leaf tea (details to be confirmed). Food will not be available. If you have dietary requirements, you’re welcome to bring your snacks. We’ll be active from 7:35 pm to 9:00 pm, so plan your meals accordingly.

Post Class:

Replays will be available to all attendees, even those attending in person, to practice the workshop again. 

For more in-depth experiences and support, reach out to Lumalia for her long-term couples connection experiences and recommendations for any 1:1 support.

Refund Policy:

No refunds will be provided due to the nature of this event. However, you can transfer your ticket to another person or use it for other Lumalia and Celebrate Again events. Tickets will be sold at the door if spaces are still available, which often are not. Check @celebrateagain Instagram stories for last-minute updates. 

Right to Refuse Entry:

While our policy is to welcome all, anyone displaying behavior that disrupts the event’s safety or respect will be politely asked to leave. We prioritize the well-being of all attendees.


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Lumalia standing near a coastline with her hair blowing in the wind

Hey, I’m Lumalia, the main voice behind Celebrate Again. I call myself a connection architect because I have a deep passion for guiding us all to fall back in love with life through states of beauty, but many of us are far from feeling at home in our own bodies, so we seek to find safety in others. 

Yikes, that’s scary, I know; I did that for three decades, too, until I returned home to myself.

I’m so excited to share with you all I’ve learned and this beautiful journey back home to what makes you absolutely stunning just because you are alive today.


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