Soul Sweat is heading to Joshua Tree, California for our 6th annual yoga retreat!
We will be staying at Gaia Villa, a retreat home designed with wellness, serenity, and
nature in mind. Set on the edge of Joshua Tree National Park, this Santa Fe-inspired
property invites you to experience the transformative, raw nature of the Mojave Desert.
Slow down and tap into the spiritually charged energy of the Southern California High Desert with us!
A little bit about our retreat....
A retreat is a fully immersed yoga experience, offering the time and space
to relax, unwind, explore, and dive deeper into your yoga practice in a beautiful
destination setting with fellow like minded yogi's. This will be our 6th yoga retreat
with our Soul Sweat community and it is absolutely amazing watching life long
friendships develop on and off the mat through our travels and experiences.
We spend our days on retreat practicing yoga together, reading, journaling, reflecting,
chatting, exploring, eating delicious healthy food, star gazing, and taking care of
ourselves - mind, body, and soul.
Gaia Villa offers two yoga studio settings, one indoors and one outside, state of the art 7
person spa with massaging jets, beautiful large outdoor fire place and kitchen, rooftop
patio with amazing desert views, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3 living rooms, 2 dining rooms,
We will be taking a 5 hour group hike throughout Joshua Tree, included in your retreat
package. We will visit the Wonderland of Rocks, which consists of 12 square miles of
massive jumbled boulders and rock formations. The Wonderland's boulder strewn
canyons and maze-like passage ways create a unique sense of solitude as we explore
on of Joshua Tree's most scenic and iconic areas! There are trails for all level hikers, so
don't worry about the difficulty. You will get the best views!
What to expect....
The best part about a retreat is all the planning is done for you - you just have to show
up with an open mind and an open heart and enjoy every moment with us!
Included in your retreat package are transportation to and from Palm Springs Airport to
Gaia Villa, 2 yoga classes a day, all gourmet meals prepared by our own private chef,
and a 5 hour hiking tour through the Mojave Desert.
A sample itinerary of what your days will look like:
8:00 am - Power Yoga Class
9:30 am - Assorted goods (ie boiled eggs, artisan muffins, fresh berries, chia
pudding), Coffee, Tea
10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Free time - explore the desert, book a massage, take a dip
in the hot tub, or lounge around our beautiful home with a good book or journal
12:30 pm - Lunch - Potato-Soyriso tacos w/ avocado, shredded red cabbage,
grilled poblano, creamy cilantro dressing
1:30 pm - more free time!
5:00 pm - Dinner - Spicy rice, “sausage”, & veggie stuffed grilled sweet peppers /
Mediterranean salad / coconut cream chocolate mousse w/ strawberries
7:00 pm - Restorative Yoga Class / Meditation / Group discussion
This is a sample menu - it will change daily but will give you a good idea of the healthy,
vegetarian friendly meals!
Chef Zara of Epicurean Fling will be our on sight chef, preparing all meals. Meals will be
served family style, focusing on gourmet vegetarian and inspired by many cuisines. She
takes pride in seeing that her mostly plant based foods are satisfying and in demand by
both vegetarians and carnivores alike.
This will be a DRY retreat. You are welcome to explore local restaurants in your free
time, but alcohol will not be served at Gaia Villa
Price & Flight Information....
Total Cost - $2000 per person
Includes - stay at Gaia Villa, transportation to and from Gaia Villa and Palm Springs
airport, all meals, all yoga classes, half day hiking tour, welcome gift
Not included - additional tours/excursions can be booked independently, massages,
30% deposit to book your spot $600
20% deposit due August 1 $400
50% deposit due October 1 $1000
Cash or check is preferred, we will accept CC but there will be an additional 2.6%
Checks payable to Saybrook Soul Sweat and dropped off at studio or mailed to 455
Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT.
**ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON REFUNDABLE / NON TRANSFERABLE**
You are welcome to book any flight you would like.
Pick up at the Palm Springs airport will be at 12:30 pm on Thursday, November 17.
Drop off at Palm Springs airport will be at 8:00 am on Monday, November 21.
Please coordinate your flights to align with pick up and drop off times.
Suggested flight: American Airlines departing from JFK at 6:30 am on 11/17, arriving at
Palm Springs at 10:58 am
American Airlines departing from Palm Springs at 9:47 am on 11/21, arriving at JFK at
Once you book your flight - please send flight information over to me!