Saying Yes and Saying No: Creating Intimacy through Healthy Boundaries


Saying Yes and Saying No

Creating Intimacy through Healthy Boundaries with Gita and Mushkan

Saturdays, March 12, 19 & 26

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (Colorado), 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CET (Italy/Germany)






Do you have a hard time setting boundaries in your relationships?

Personal boundaries enable us to fully say yes and fully say no, in life and in love. Empathy and intimacy can stay alive only when we remain grounded in what is real for us, even as our needs change.

Most of us learned to please others or to put the needs of others before our own.

When we override our needs we diminish our self worth which leads to disconnect, resentment and depletion.

This 3-part course will support you to:

  • understand your needs
  • negotiate healthy and flexible boundaries
  • speak your truth, and express your love.


Week One

What are healthy boundaries in relationships, and why do we need to establish them?  In this module we will study different boundary styles, and through somatic exercises you can find out which style(s) you subscribe to.


Week Two

In the course of your life, what beliefs and judgments about having boundaries and needs have you adopted? We sometimes experience conflicting needs, like autonomy on one hand and belonging on the other. How do/did we play it ‘safe’ or compromise in relationships to get our needs met? We will explore the dynamic between boundaries and needs and explore how to renegotiate integrity and love.


Week Three

This module is about recognizing your deepest needs.

What drives you and makes you tick?  

How do you take care of your needs, and what happens when your needs are not satisfied? 

Human beings come with a set of universal needs, ranging from physical nourishment to spiritual connection. Meeting those powerful, instinctive impulses with awareness and love enables us not to struggle, fight, blame, control or collapse and resign, but to receive nourishment from our partner, friend, family or community members and from life as such.



Saying Yes and Saying No is the second of five courses on relationships offered by Path Retreats in 2022. Click here to learn more!!


Our on-line courses have been designed as unique, one-time offerings from our Leaders, and recordings of modules will not be available. Thank you for understanding, and enjoy the course!

After practicing Zen Buddhism and Sufism for some time, Gita met Osho in 1983. 

Gita’s passion for grasping the correlation of ego personality (our strategies and wounds) and of who we truly are (our nature and essence) led her to training in Bioenergetics (A. Lowen), Biodynamic Massage (G. Boyesen), Rebirthing (L. Orr), Psychic Massage, Counseling, Hypnosis, Voice Dialogue, Osho Meditative Therapies, The Art of Dying, and Essence work. The focus of her in-depth training became Developmental Trauma Healing, Systemic Constellations (B. Hellinger), energy work and meditation (Osho Academy), early and adult attachment (D. Siegel and D. Poole-Heller) and Somatic Experiencing™️ (P. Levine).

Since the nineties, Gita has been creating and leading conscious touch trainings, primal and tantra intensives, residential retreats for women, and mentoring somatic psychotherapists and meditation teachers worldwide.


Mushkan holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is trained in Humanistic Psychology, Gestalt, Primal and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body centered approach for the treatment of trauma, developmental and attachment injury.

Mushkan has been involved in the human potential movement since 1998 and has been working with Path Retreats since 2007, both in Europe and in the USA.

Authenticity, clarity, compassion and an unwavering commitment to knowing oneself are fundamental elements in her work and personal journey. She loves supporting others to pursue their potential for personal transformation and growth, and to release themselves from the conditioning, strategies and past hurts that limit their freedom and joy of living.




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