- Cactus Moon Retreat
- Joshua Tree, CA
- May 17, 2018 - May 20, 2018 (4 days)
- Starting at 695.00
A unique, thoughtfully planned hypnotherapy and yoga retreat to reset mind, body, and spirit in the breathtaking Joshua Tree National Park area.
Desert Reset is located in the mystical Mojave Desert--a short 2-hour drive from Los Angeles or 30 minutes from Palm Springs, but feels like a whole other world away. The serene retreat space is a mid-century jewel on 2.5 acres of stunning desert with all the modern amenities--the perfect place to reset.
Our mission at Desert Reset is for you to have the most transformative experience of your life, and a lot of fun doing it. We take you on a journey deeper into yourself through hypnotherapy, yoga, sound baths, breathwork, gourmet plant-based meals, and nature. We believe the desert allows for much-needed space to reset and the expansiveness to think in new ways.
Return home refreshed, inspired, and reinvigorated.
"This retreat nourished my soul, lit up my heart, and refreshed my psyche in the best possible way to bring back out into the world."
- 5-STAR LODGING
- Spend three nights at an impeccably styled mid-century jewel on 2.5 acres of stunning piñon and juniper studded Mojave desert. Up the road from the property is the boundary of Joshua Tree National Park. Nature, with all the modern amenities--internet, pool, yoga studio, fire pit, and more.
- GROUP HYPNOTHERAPY
- Like a guided meditation, you will be led into the deepest parts of YOU to gain deeper self-insight, release old patterns and blocks, and take a quantum life leap. Group hypnotherapy is not only a powerful journey of healing and self-discovery, but it's a lot of fun, too! No previous experience necessary.
- Breath = Life. Learn conscious, active breathing techniques to master your breath and center your mind for self-care. Use Yoga Nidra Breathwork for a deep Yogi sleep.
- Awaken your body and mind to gain instant gratification and creating lasting transformation. All levels welcome, no previous experience necessary.
- GOURMET MEALS
- Enjoy delicious, healthy, plant-based meals. Meals made to satisfy your cravings and maintain your energy. Gluten-free options available. Breakfast, lunch and snacks included. (Dinner is reserved for participants to eat as they choose by making their own meals or enjoying a local restaurant.)
- TIBETAN SOUND BATH MEDITATION
- Part meditation, part listening exercise, sound baths are healing musical performances that deeply effect both the physical body and the subtle energy body to help heal depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and insomnia, and to deepen soul connection and to spark creativity.
- BURNING RITUAL
- An ancient ceremony that employs fire for the final release of what no longer serves you so that you can make space for something new and better.
- EXTRA CURRICULAR
- Hiking, Rock climbing, Swimming, Wildlife watching, Stargazing, Journaling, Photography, Relaxing by the fire pit, Enjoying spectacular sunrises and sunsets, Exploring the local town and world-renowned Joshua Tree National Park, Couple's intimacy building exercises, and so much more.
Venue HighlightsThe retreat center is an impeccably designed mid-century jewel with a main house, pool, pool house, yoga studio, and fire pit. The property sits at 4,000 feet above sea level on 2.5 private acres of desert oak, piñon and juniper studded desert on the north flank of the Little San Bernardino Mountains. Just up the road from the property is the boundary of Joshua Tree National Park and just to the west is the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. Nature, with all the modern amenities.
Here are the key amenities that you will find on the property.
There are three separate structures with a minisplit heating and air conditioning unit in each room. Sitting atop a hill at nearly 4,000 feet above sea level, on most days simply opening screened windows offers very effective cross ventilation for cooling.
1. Main House:
The house includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, kitchen, dining room, sunroom, laundry room, and communal office. Two of the bedrooms offer queen beds and share a full bathroom off the hallway. The master bedroom offers a California king bed and is en suite with its own bathroom (with both shower and bathtub).
2. Pool House:
The pool house, which is a charming converted horse stable, includes three bedrooms (one en suite) and one bathroom. The en suite bedroom has a queen bed, one bedroom has two twin beds, and one bedroom has a queen bed with a pullout queen sofa.
3. Retreat/Yoga Studio:
The retreat studio is a single large room (20 feet by 30 feet) that can accommodate approximately 15 yoga enthusiasts. It can also be configured to accommodate meetings with perhaps 12 participants seated comfortably.
The swimming pool offers a cooling respite on hot days. The pool is not heated so the pool temperature will depend on the outside temperature. There are loungers for relaxation. Only plasticware is allowed at the pool.
There is ample seating and lounging furniture on the various patios and decks. There is also an outdoor picnic table that seats six for alfresco dining.
Gas Fire Pit:
There is a converted a large Chinese wok into a propane fire pit. It is the perfect place to sit on cool nights under a blanket of stars.
The architectural style of the buildings might best be described as “high desert ranch”. The original portion of the house is constructed of brick with open beam sloped ceilings. Most of the floors are rustic Mexican Sautillo tiles.
- Air Conditioning in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
ScheduleA typical day includes:
Morning Vinyasa Yoga to awaken the mind-body connection
Joshua Tree Grounding Exercise
Awaken to Who You were Created to Be in Group Hypnotherapy
Open Discussion Q & A
Emotional Centering Breathwork
Invoke your Desires Burning Ritual
Tibetan Bowl Sound Bath Meditation
Intimacy Building (or Attracting) Written Exercise
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineWhat meals are included?
Breakfast, lunch and snacks are included in the price of the retreat, both for residents and commuters. We don't include dinner in order to give participants an opportunity to eat as they wish and explore the wonderful local restaurants and town. You can also use the kitchen in the main house to make your own plant-based dinner. We ask that you do not eat your meals in your bedroom, but there are dining room and living room tables in the main community house. Light snacks (bars, fruit, nuts) are allowed in your bedroom.
What are meals like?
All meals served are plant-based. Breakfast includes fresh fruit plates, granola, bagels and cream cheese, tomatoes, yogurt, avocado toast, juices and milks. Lunches are brought in from a Palm Springs vegan chef who uses organic and local foods. When wheat or gluten products are served, alternatives are provided. There will be snacks available at all times. If you need to supplement the food offered, you may bring your own food.
What if I want to eat meat?
This is a plant-based retreat, so there will be no meat served or allowed to be cooked or eaten in communal spaces. You are welcome to have animal products in your bedroom (like freeze-dried jerky). You are free to opt-out of the breakfast and lunch meals and dine at the local restaurants, if you prefer. Dinner is not included for the purpose of you to enjoy a meal of your choice and craving.
AccommodationsRooms vary in price, and space is limited. Choose between a "Commuter" or "Residential" retreat. A "Residential" retreat includes accommodations on-site. As a "Commuter" you will enjoy the full retreat experience, but accommodations are not included. If you choose "Commuter," you will need to book your accommodations through Airbnb, VRBO, or at a hotel.
There are rooms with Cal King beds, Queen beds, and Twin beds. Also comfortable twin cots and pull-out Queen sofa sleepers are available. You can choose a private room with an en-suite bathroom or you can choose to share a bathroom with another room or two other rooms.
Each room is impeccably styled in mid-century modern desert design. Each has a mini-split heating and air conditioning unit with remote control. All bathrooms are stocked with hand soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and hair dryers. Towels, wash cloths, sheets, pillows, and blankets are provided for each guest.
Two examples of available rooms are as follows:
CALIFORNIA KING (PRIVATE EN SUITE BATHROOM)
A 5 star room. This is the gorgeous master bedroom. Just entering it brings instant relaxation and transportation to "vacation." Spacious and impeccably designed. It is the largest, most private room. (Comfortable cots are also available.)
Cal King bed
Private en suite bathroom
His and Her sinks
White tiled shower
Mini split heating/cooling unit with remote control
Sliding doors to outside
Farthest away from communal rooms
POOL HOUSE #6 (Shared bathroom)
This room is offered as a single occupant and up to four occupants. It is the largest pool house bedroom. Spacious, stylish and impeccable. A bonus is that it has a desk with chair and it opens directly to the pool area. The bathroom is accessed by walking outside approximately 10 ft.
Queen sofa pull-out (new)
Mini split heating/cooling unit with remote control
Door opens to pool area
Desk and chair
Spacious bathroom (shared)
His and her bathroom sink
DirectionsDesert Reset is located near world-renowned Joshua Tree National Park in the mystical Mojave Desert--a short 2-hour drive from Los Angeles or 30 minutes from Palm Springs, but feels like a whole other world away. The serene retreat space is a mid-century jewel on 2.5 acres of stunning desert with all the modern amenities. The perfect place for self-care and self-discovery.
We encourage you to fly into Palm Springs, as that is the closest airport. Plus, Palm Springs is a wonderful vacation destination. If you have never been, we suggest spending a day exploring that city either before or after your retreat.
If you prefer not to rent a car, there are taxis (Desert City Taxi), Uber, and shuttles (AM/PM Shuttle Service) from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree. Uber services the Joshua Tree area, and there is an Enterprise Car Rental near the retreat if you decide to rent a car. Brad may be doing an airport run to and from the airport as well. If you know your flight information, please let us know and it might possibly work out that Brad can pick you and other participants up and drop you off.
If you are flying into LAX and do not want to rent a car, we suggest you take Tesloop (Tesla's city-to-city car service). It is very reasonably priced and reliable, other LA-based Desert Reset participants have taken it to the retreat in the past.
AIRPORT TRAVEL TIME:
Palm Springs, CA (PSP) – 35 min.
Ontario, CA (ONT) – 1 hour 25 min.
Orange County, CA (JWA) – 1 hour 50 min.
Long Beach, CA (LGB) – 2 hours 10 min.
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) – 2 hours 20 min.
San Diego, CA (SAN) – 2 hours 30 min.