Embodied Desert Retreat for Creative Women and Nonbinary Folks
Dates: May 2, 2024 – May 5, 2024
Take part in a transformational experience….
Reconnecting mind and body…. Embodiment…. Returning to the body…. Experience what that feels like….
You are at a crossroads…
You’ve gone to school, done some work on yourself and perhaps have had some therapy.
There are things you feel you know now, but it still doesn’t relieve the anxiety, that knowledge still doesn’t help you make the best choices for yourself.
The truth is you’re not really sure what the best choices are.
Come to the desert this spring and find out.
What is a mind-body experience? How does it help me?
Many cultures believe that the mind and body are not separate.
Returning to that connection between how our bodies and thoughts affect one another, and being as present as possible with both thoughts and sensations is invaluable in noticing and shifting patterns in real time.
Come experience this for a long weekend in the high desert.
Lead a richer, more vibrant life.
You are worth it.
“This was an incredibly eye-opening and transformative experience. I learned so much about myself and my peers. Being silent for the first 24 hours was important to allow ourselves to unplug from the pressures and noise of the outside world.”
“The workshops encouraged me to engage my imagination, turn inward, and let go and be.”
“I learned a lot of tools to calm my nervous system that I have taken away with me and continued in my everyday life. It was important to me that this retreat focused on the artist in all of us. I learned to slow down, and that that is okay. The enjoyment of existing actually encourages creativity. I felt like I rediscovered my love of my art there.”
“Beautiful location, delicious food, wonderful company, challenging and exciting programming and an exceptional opportunity.”
“This retreat brought up so many powerful realizations for me. It has given me so many things to continue to excavate and work on. It helped me realize how I am speaking in relation to both myself and other people and applying what I learned at this retreat is really helping me embody who I want to be. I really liked that different healers were incorporated so you got to experience lots of different styles and approaches.”
“My experience at the retreat was really gentle and expansive. So much space was held for processing individually and together. The first 24 hours in silence really set a president for internal discovery and reflection. All the programming was extremely supportive and helpful. Thank you so much!”
Offering by Jackie:
Jackie serves as the keeper of Sacred Hospitality during our retreat. She offers mindfulness practices at various times, from our morning meditation to tea circles to discussions around how we can integrate creative embodiment into all aspects of our lives. You will frequently find her in the kitchen, holding down various details of our time together, always working to find a balance between Artist and Teacher. Don’t be fooled if you don’t see her frequently…..her work can show up in the smallest of details or in the most unexpected times. Her goal—for all of us—is to keep our inner awareness alive and attuned to a state and space where healing is possible. That a new found relationship with ones Self, and with another, is always possible. That love of ones Self, and another, is not only possible, but crucial for the future of our species and our planet. It is only from this type of space that new possibilities can emerge…..new realities that one could have never imagined.
New Movement Mentor
Our Sound Healer
In honor of the mysterious ways in which the body heals, we welcome back our favorite sound healer, Tina DiGeorge of DG Sound Healing.
The Desert Oak Room (main house)
Beautiful, large room with King size bed and the only en-suite bathroom, shower and claw foot tub, double sink, direct access to outside.
Price if solo: $2467 if shared: $1974
The Fig or Olive Room (main house)
Lovely large room and shared hallway bathroom. Spoil yourself or share with a friend.
If solo: $2187 If shared (one queen bed, one rollway): $ 1824
Pomegranate Room (pool house)
Single room with cozy full sized bed and shared bathroom, lovely expansive view and access to desert land
Ocotillo or Agave Room (pool house)
Shared room with two single beds and shared bathroom, lovely expansive view and access to desert land
Transformational Programming only
Rent an AirBnB off-site and join us for programming and lunches and dinners
Travel // Arrival // Departure
Getting to the Retreat – when, where, how etc.
Once you’ve registered, you’ll be sent the exact address of the retreat venue which is in Yucca Valley, CA — less than 15 minutes west of Joshua Tree, about 40 mins from the Palm Springs Airport, and about 2 hours and 20 mins from Los Angeles (depending on traffic and jumping off point).
Arrival time on Thursday November 10th will be between 1p and 3p.
Departure time will be 12p Sunday November 13th.