Classes for Couples
Falling in love was great. Dating was a blast. What happened? How do you get that excitement back into your relationship? Simple…while you were dating, you were learning more about each other, experiencing new things together, and having a lot of fun! You have got to make time to have fun with each other to be happy in love. Busy schedules can take up a lot of time and energy, but investing in your relationship needs to be at the top of your priority list.
One way to bring the energy back into your relationship is to take a class together. Choose something you are both interested in. There are classes for every kind of person, and they are usually scheduled to fit in with any lifestyle. They could be one-time seminars, weekend workshops, or more in-depth classes dedicated to a certain a skill or profession. You could attend one as a date night, a weekend getaway, or make it a regular thing you do together. Classes can be fun, educational, and even sexy! Taking a class together is a great way to gain a new insight into each other’s personality, and reconnect as people, friends, and lovers, all while having fun!
Acting: Improvisational theater is a great way to learn to step outside of your comfort zone. It could help couples by breaking down their barriers of self-expression and communication. This would also help you to harness the power of body language in communication.
Drawing or Painting: Learn how to communicate and process your thoughts, feelings, and memories in a creative and healthy way. It may turn out to be a way that you communicate your feelings to each other. Art can also be sensual. Imagine posing as a model for your lover or using your lover's body as a canvas.
Ceramics, Pottery, or Sculpting: Going to a single class, or taking a series of ceramic classes can give you a chance to sit and talk while experimenting with your creativity. You may even end up with a beautiful gift for your love, or something you made together! And let’s not forget the famous scene in Ghost where making pottery turns into one of the most sensual movie scenes ever made.
Photography: Learn how to capture moments using angles and lighting. Learn tricks on manipulating photogaphs and make your own art prints for your home. Photographing each other can be both a therapeutic and extremely intimate experience that helps you to notice the beauty in each other that you may have taken for granted.
Horseback Riding is a classically romantic thing to do with your lover, so if you don’t know how, find stables in your area that offer lessons. After you learn how, you can take romantic rides with just your partner. Plan an entire day around riding. Start in the morning and explore nearby woods or trails. Take a break to pick flowers or have a picnic before heading back.
Ice skating: There is something so sweet about ice skating with your lover. It’s romantic, yet silly and fun. You’ll probably get to help each other up from falls and skate around the rink holding hands.
Rock Climbing: Show off your strength and endurance to your lover while you fight your way up a cliff side by side!! /p>
Sky Diving: Take a leap of faith together…out of a plane! For those who enjoy the thrill of risk taking, the experience is sure to be a memory you’ll talk about for a long time.
Water Sports: Kayaking, rafting, surfing, and waterskiing are some of the fun water sports that you could learn to do. Water sports are equally loved by men and women, so they are a great way for men and women to enjoy sports together!
A Day of Sailing
Taking a lady sailing is the perfect way to romance her. Just a few tips from an instructor and you’ll be ready to impress. Taking a lesson together is cool too, because you are both learning new skills and it’s relatively inexpensive. How about free sailing? If you call local sailing clubs, you can usually arrange free crewing on regatta days. It’s a great way to meat new people and sailing skills are not always expected. Lastly, try composing a message in a bottle with your date and send it off together; you may be pleasantly reminded of the date by mail months or years later!
--submitted by Marco
Target Shooting: Learning to shoot is really fun. Use already-made targets, posters, or set up an outside course with balloons (water balloons are fun!) to shoot at. Compete with your partner to see who is the better shot and have a reward for the winner!
A Day at the Range
As crazy as it sounds, taking a date to a rifle range is very romantic! Don't let her know where you are going, but of course make sure she isn’t afraid of guns. Bring or rent a variety of guns. Its a different experience and something she would never expect. I brought my girlfriend to a gun range and had her to shoot some of the guns and she loved it! It was the first time she had ever shot a high powered rifle. This is also very fun when done with other couples.
--submitted by Sean
Healthy Living and Physical Fitness:
People who are physically active are happier and able to deal with stress better than people who aren't. We don’t often think of the state of our bodies as effecting our emotions, but it really does. Introducing healthy living practices into your life can make a lasting difference in the way that you deal with life’s challenges as well as giving you more energy to do what you want to do.
Dance: There are many styles to choose from, everything from smooth country line dancing to hot Latin dancing. Any form of dancing your choose is a great way to bring flirting back into your relationship with plenty of touching, eye contact, and opportunity for teasing each other.
Yoga or Tai Chi: Good for the body and mind, these classes are both relaxing and physically challenging. Imagine yourself and your lover on an warm Sunday morning, doing Tai chi before making a healthy breakfast together.
Martial Arts: All forms of martial arts demand focus and practice. Imagine what fun it would be sparring with each other at home!
Health Retreats: Learn healthy living methods like nutrition, fitness, natural health care, and even meditation. The retreats are relaxing and soothing to the mind, body, and soul. /p>
Massage: You can learn techniques from professional masseuses to use on your partner, and relax and heal each other when you need it. Also, you can learn how to use reflexology for pain and stress relief. If you have a baby, consider taking an infant massage class together. No matter the age, people have strong physiological reactions to skin-to-skin contact, suggesting that it is a natural need, not just a desire.
Couples Massage Lesson
For our one year anniversary, my boyfriend gave me a gift certificate for a couples' massage lesson. I thought it would be really neat, but it turned out to be so much better then that. We went to the spa, changed into heated bath robes, and drank tea while we waited for the lesson to begin. When it was time for us, we went into a small dark room where a lady put me on the massage table and instructed my boyfriend on how to properly massage my body. She had music playing in the background and it was actually quite romantic, even with her there. After he was done worshipping my body, we switched and I learned to massage him. The entire thing was romantic and erotic all at once. The best part was the woman only helped for a little bit and then left us to do our own thing. I would highly recommend it to everyone.
--submitted by Sarah
Skills for Home:
Computer: Great for couples who want to get their finances in order or start a home business, these classes teach you how to use different computer programs, or just give you basic knowledege on how to use computers. There are classes for couples who are into photography or art as well. If you are new to the world of computers, than taking a beginners class together would be a great way to spend quality time together.
Cooking: Experience the joy of cooking together. The classes are fun and romantic. Learn anything from southern cooking to gourmet French cooking. Just pop into a restaurant you like and inquire about culinary classes.
Cooking for Two
Every Friday night, my boyfriend and I cook dinner together. We take our time and enjoy the process of preparing, eating, and cleaning up together. It's special because we know that it is "our" time - no meetings, no homework, no other obligations. I don't know when or how our little ritual started, but it's a special staple in our relationship.
--submitted by Jenni
Faith-based Courses: Churches often hold seminars and courses on a variety of things like finances, prayer, studying the Bible, and relationship principals. I recently took the course with my husband called “Crown Ministries” and had amazing results! It teaches people to organize their finances according to the Scriptures, and gives them the tools to achieve financial freedom.
Home Improvement: Classes like deck building or tiling can allow the two of you to begin doing home improvement projects together. What a great way to build trust and bond and friends!
Beer or Wine Making: Once you learn how to do it, you be hooked!! The two of you will be pros in no time, working together to produce your own unique flavors.
Parenting: There are classes on everything from child development to dealing with the terrible twos, even on how to prepare for the temptations your teenager will face. Choosing one that applies to your family will help you to deal with troubled times by helping the two of you to be on the same page with parenting techniques.
Sex therapists and other professionals around the world are introducing classes and putting out instructional DVDs and literature on different sensual acts. Classes are offered in groups or as private lessons. Some instructors offer in-home lessons. In the group classes, there are often real couples modeling what to do. Some instructors encourage students to interact with the models, so make sure you do your homework and find one that you are comfortable with. For those who would rather learn these techniques alone with their lover, instructional books and DVDs are great teaching tools. Many people feel insecure about introducing new ways of making love to their partner, but having an instructor or instructions guiding you can really help lift that burden of anxiety.
Erotic Massage: Learn everything you need know about give each other sensual massages like how to use your whole body to massage your lover, where to touch them, and what products to use.
Kama Sutra: In short, Kama Sutra instruction teaches you to adore each other, prolong the sexual tension, use positions to optimize your sexual experience, and bring your partner to orgasm. The method has enhanced many of sex lives all over the world in every culture.
Oral Sex: Yes... there are actual classes on oral sex! Instructors help people feel more confident in their oral sex skills and show them how to enjoy doing it more. Learning techniques together also helps to open up communication about each other’s likes and dislikes, bettering your sexual experience all around.
Pole Dancing/Lap Dancing: Along with other forms of foreplay and teasing, these classes are designed to help you feel confident in dancing for your lover.
Tantric Lovemaking: You will learn how to incorporate meditation into your lovemaking as well other instruction on how to be more spiritually connected to your lover.
Learning new things as a couple can help keep the momentum of your love going, breathe life back into a stagnant relationship, and even benefit other areas of your life like your health and finances. Life will be better than ever when the two of you are out having fun together, opening your minds to new things and reaching goals together. Invest time and energy into your relationship and watch it blossom into the exciting love affair you remember.