GETTING THERE

Joshua Tree Retreat Center is located approximately 45 minutes from Palm Springs International Airport, 1½ hours from Ontario Airport, 1 ¾ hours from Orange County International Airport and 2 hours from Los Angeles. See JTRCC's website for directions.

Transportation is not included in the retreat price.

Car Rentals can be arranged from Palm Springs International Airport, or you can arrange a shuttle ride via one of the two following companies:

Park Avenue: 760-333-3983
Sky Cap: 760-272-5988


Weather

The high desert (3000 ft) locale boasts wonderfully cool evenings even during the warmest of seasons. Expect highs in the 70s during the day, and lows in the 40s at night.
 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

  • Your own yoga mat

  • Bathing suit for hot tub or pool

  • Journal

  • A good book

  • Hiking shoes

  • Sun hat

  • Camera

  • Layered clothing (the weather varies quite a bit here on the mountain!)

sample schedule

Day 1 Thursday November 22

  • Arrivals (after 4pm PST)

  • Post Arrival Yoga

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Opening Gratitude Circle

 
Day 2-3 Friday - Saturday

  • Early Morning Meditation

  • Yoga

  • Organic Gourmet Breakfast

  • Advanced workshop or Excursion

  • Evening Gathering

  • Dinner

Day 4 - Sunday

  • Early Morning Meditation

  • Yoga

  • Organic Gourmet Breakfast

  • Departures (11am checkout)

 

 
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Astrology Readings:
In addition to understanding your energy as it is now, it is also helpful to have an awareness of the Sun, the Moon, the Nodes, and the stars and how your own astral body relates to all that is flowing around you.  Dana offers a simple natal-chart reading and a basic understanding of what was happening at the time of your birth.  We work in the realm of where you came from, potential karma, and healing opportunities so you can live your best life. 
One Hour - $135

 

 

 

OFFERINGS: DANA

Reiki/Healing Sessions:
 A healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
Sessions can be scheduled for a chronic issue or when something feels a bit off balance.  Quite often sessions are combined with meditation, yin-yoga, and/or intuitive readings.  
One Hour - $135

 

**Can be scheduled at the retreat center - no need to book in advance! 

 
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OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS + EXTRAS:
All optional excursions are booked AT JOSHUA TREE

MASSAGE + SPA TREATMENTS

THERAPEUTIC CUSTOM MASSAGE
Custom Combination sessions may incorporate a variety of elements such as Swedish massage techniques, acupressure, trigger point therapy, stretching, range of motion, and energy work to arrive at a treatment that is totally individualized to each client and reflects the uniqueness of each therapist.
60 min - $110 / 90 min - $145

DEEP TISSUE
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.
60 min - $125 / 90 min - $165

LOMI LOMI
This is a relaxing and blissful Hawaiian massage. Elongated and fluid strokes makes this the ultimate massage. Lomi Lomi practitioners may use the palms, forearms, fingers, knuckles, elbows, knees, feet.  
60 min - $125 / 90 min - $145

REFLEXOLOGY (HAND & FOOT)
Reflexology is a popular alternative therapy. It promotes relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain, soothes tired feet, and encourages overall healing. Patients also notice relief from tension headaches, digestive disorders, arthritis, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, sports injuries, menstrual disorders (such as PMS), digestive problems such as constipation, and back pain.
60 min - $95 / 90 min - $120

SWEDISH MASSAGE
Swedish massage is the most common and best-known type of massage in the West. If it's your first massage or you don't get massage very often, Swedish massage would be best suited for you. A Swedish massage uses long flowing effleurage strokes. The pressure is light to medium.

During Swedish massage, massage therapists use massage oils to facilitate smooth, gliding strokes. Other classic Swedish massage moves include kneading, friction, stretching and (sometimes) tapping. Swedish massage uses firm but gentle pressure to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension and create other health benefits.  
60 min - $95 / 90 min - $135

SPORTS MASSAGE
Sports massage is a type of massage that is specifically tailored to sporting injuries or ailments. It is not meant to be a relaxing massage and, indeed, can become quite vigorous at times. Contrary to its name, sports massage is not only utilized by professional sportspeople or people that exercise heavily. It is of benefit to anyone that exercises, even if it is only mild exercise such as regular walking.  
60 min - $115 / 90 min - $135

CHAKRA BALANCING
Addresses both the body and spirit. Clearing the chakras heal the physical body by  releasing stored blocks accumulated through a lifetime of traumas and negative experiences.  
60 min - $95 / 90 min - $125

CRANIAL MASSAGE
scalp massage. Ease away tension, headaches and sinus issues with this relaxing massage.   
60 min - $95

SHIATSU
Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body's life force to aid healing. Acupuncture and acupressure use the same points, but acupuncture employs needles, while acupressure uses the gentle but firm pressure of hands (and even feet).
60 min - $95 / 90 min - $125