Deeply Connected through Play

by Marlene & Bob Neufeld

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"Easy on the surface and profound in its depth, playing together could transform your relationship"

Marlene and Bob used to think that it was important to work hard at their relationship. Now 55 years since they met, and after coaching hundreds of couples, they have learned that playing together is more essential than work in creating a lasting loving relationship.

In this course, Bob and Marlene will take you on a journey, exploring how play can enrich your relationship with your loved one. Couples have often forgotten to prioritize play. Play is universal. It quickly brings us to the core of our personalities and our essence. Marlene and Bob demonstrate a variety of options for play. They include their personal experiences as members of an improv theatre group and initiates on the Sufi path to help you expand your repertoire and bring more lightness to your relationship. Easy on the surface and profound at its depth, playing together could transform your relationship.

Bob and Marlene Neufeld

Bob and Marlene Neufeld help couples learn life-changing relationship skills and create closer loving relationships. They have been married since 1970 and have been collaborating in a two-on-two coaching/counseling practice, seminars, workshops, and retreats since 2003. They are graduates of the Hendricks Institute and the Foundation for Conscious Living and Loving (2004). Everything they share has been personally "kitchen-tested."

They are both initiates on the Sufi Path and members of the Sufi Ruhaniat Order. They are members of the Ottawa Playback Theatre troupe, a unique form of improvisational theatre in which participants tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot.

They are currently in their 70's and are having a more exciting, playful, and spiritually connected relationship than ever before. They are eager to share what they have learned with you.

What you will learn

What makes play so important in relationships.
Various types of play.
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What makes us resist play.
What attitudes and experiences support play.

What are the shadow sides of play and how to recognize it.

Who is it for

>> Couples who want to experience more depth and joy in their relationship

>> Therapists and counselors who are looking for new relational tools

>> Any couples, straight and LGBTQ, in long term relationships or new relationships 

>> Couples who don’t believe they have anything in common anymore

>> Couples who notice they are mostly serious in their interactions together

What do people have to say


"...their connection as life partners is immediately palpable..."

Bob and Marlene Neufeld bring thoughtfulness, presence, and years of wisdom into their presentations! Their abiding respect for each other and their connection as life partners is immediately palpable and provides both a foundation and framework for the content and activities they have planned for their audience.


"Simple and practical."

Marlene and Bob shared simple practical activities that helped my partner and I explore some really vulnerable topics in a safe and friendly way. I loved the “no big deal” approach to building new habits by making incremental changes.


"...I feel relaxed in their presence..."

Marlene and Bob's authenticity is impeccable. I feel relaxed in their presence, as I witness transparency, joy, and a super helpful wealth of knowledge and experience. I was surprised by how lighthearted and full of deep wisdom Marlene and Bob are.

What you will get

>> Video recording of each lesson so you'll have the information easily accessible
>> Audio recording of each lesson to download on your digital devices and listen at your convenience
>> Discussion Board where you can leave your comments and share your ideas
>> Transcripts of all lectures. We’ve designed your transcripts with clear formatting, space for you to take notes, and helpful highlighted quotes so you’ll have the information easily accessible.


We put a lot of love and effort in creating transcripts for you. The transcript makes it easier to integrate new concepts.
You can also go back and double-check quotes and names that are mentioned.
Having the transcripts allows you to quickly add your notes of the ideas rather than transcribing the whole lesson.
Some people simply learn better by reading than by listening or watching.


I'm not a therapist. Can I join the course?
Yes. Both people in the healing professions and those interested in self-development can join the course.

Do you offer Continued Education Units?
At this point, we don't offer CEU.

When does the course start and finish?
Once you've enrolled, you have lifetime access to the course. Work at your own pace—there is no deadline to finish.
How long do we have access to the course?
You will have lifetime access to the course.
Will we get access to the full course all at once?
Yes. Additional bonus modules and handouts may be added over time, but all of the course lessons are available upon enrollment.
What equipment/tools will we need to complete the course?
Access to a computer, an email account, and an eager and open mind! Additionally, we ask you to be curious and willing to play.
What do we do if we need help?
If you need help with something related to the course, please contact [email protected].


A unique opportunity to join the Deeply Connected through Play course.

We feel joy and deep appreciation to Marlene and Bob Neufeld for choosing SoulAtPlay Media for producing and hosting this one-of-a-kind course.
Many of us didn't have an example of a couple resolving their issues, not through an escalation of a conflict or deep and often desperate conversation, but through playing.
If you would like to experience an authentic, alive, and ever-expanding relationship, this is a course for you. 


"Their passion for what they teach comes from knowing that their practices and tools work."

Participating in an online presentation with Marlene and Bob, I was surprised to see how quickly I relaxed. I appreciated their openness and transparency about their own relationship. In one moment, I could feel the delight that they take in each other, and then in the next, they refer to an incident in which one or the other was reactive and how they moved through that. Their passion for what they teach comes from knowing that their practices and tools work.

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