Banff Couples Conference

March 4 - 6, 2016

Programme 2013

Join us at the 2013 Banff Couples Conference

Robert Gass & Judith Ansara – 2013 Theme – Living Love:  Generating a Thriving Relationship


Judith Ansara MSW and Robert Gass EdD are internationally known teachers synthesizing rich backgrounds in spirituality, psychology, social action and the arts. For over 30 years, they have shared their work on relationships and coaching at centers such as Omega, Hollyhock and Esalen, and offered executive coaching and organizational transformation and coaching to institutions ranging from Chase Bank and The GAP to the Sierra Club, NAACP and the U.S. Senate.  Judith and Robert have been Facilitators for the Banff Couples Conference twice before.

Judith Ansara, MSW, has served as a teacher, consultant, and coach for over 35 years in her commitment to foster a conscious, just, and sustainable world.  She serves as a private coach and mentor to leaders, individuals, and couples.  Her decades of spiritual study and work as a psychotherapist add an exceptional breadth and depth to her coaching.  Judith is also a gifted movement artist, and weaves into her teaching a focus on embodied presence and feminine leadership. 

Robert Gass is internationally-recognized for pioneering work in training and coaching leaders, organizational transformation, and human development for over 30 years. Holding a doctorate in Organizational and Clinical Psychology from Harvard University, his work synthesizes an unusually diverse background in social change, humanistic psychology, organizational behavior, business, music and spiritual studies.  Robert, a highly-regarded musician, has produced 15 CDs of sacred music with his vocal ensemble On Wings of Song, including the best-selling Om Namaha Shivaya, whichpaved the road for the revival sacred chant in the West.  Their teachings on Sacred Relationship bring a depth a compassion and insight forged in the living laboratory of their 40+ year marriage.

Robert lives in Boulder, Co, and has raised three children with his life partner of 42 years, Judith Ansara.  More information is available about Robert Gass & Judith Ansara through their website:


The 2013 Banff Couples Conference begins Friday, February 22 and ends after brunch on Sunday, February 24. The complete schedule for the weekend will be provided when you arrive.

Friday 4:00-7:30 pm – Registration and room check-in.  Dinner is on your own and only light refreshments are provided at the Welcome Reception.  To control costs, some restaurant choices are available in Canmore or Lake Louise townsite or there are several choices in the Chateau Lake Louise including the Deli, Poppy’s Brasserie, Glacier Saloon, or Walliser Stube.

Friday 7:30-9:30 pm – First session with Robert & Judith

Friday 9:30 pm – Welcome Reception (cash bar)

Saturday 7:00-8:30am – Breakfast provided

Saturday 9:00-12:00 – Second session with morning coffee break

Saturday 12:00-1:30pm – Lunch provided 

Saturday 1:30pm – 3:30pm – Third session

Saturday – free time to spend time with your partner and enjoy the beautiful setting and facilities of the Chateau lake Louise, including the ice sculptures on the lake, skating and many other activities/amenities.

Saturday 6:00-7:00pm – Cocktails

Saturday 7:00-12:00am – Dinner & Dance in the Victoria Ballroom – choose to dress more formal or casual – most important, come dress to dance since there is always a wide variety of music and a large dance floor

Sunday 7:00-8:30am – Breakfast provided

Sunday 9:00-12:00 – Fourth session with morning coffee break

Sunday 12:00-2:00pm – Buffet Brunch

Please see the Fairmont website for more details on this beautiful hotel:

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