Yoga Retreat FAQs | Joshua Tree | April, 2019

Where are we staying?

83330 Lightning Road, Indio, CA 92203

(access codes will be shared the day prior to arrival)


What is it like?

We will settling into a warm and comfortable home with six bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, full access to the kitchen. We’ll take full advantage of the gorgeous outdoor space, hosting our morning and evening practice with stunning views of the pool from our mats.


How do we get there?

DRIVING

  • Joshua Tree is approximately an eight hour drive from the Bay Area or a two-three hour drive from Los Angeles depending on your location; while long, it is quite stunning to drive during the day!

FLYING

  • Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) is situated approx. 30 min from our retreat

  • Bob Hope Airport (BUR) is about two and half hours from our retreat


RENTAL CAR

  • If you fly into PSP, we can arrange to carpool to and from Joshua Tree for our hiking days

  • We recommend arranging personal transportation if you would like a little more freedom during our day time and evening  breaks


  • Towels, washcloths, bed clothes are all provided with your room reservation

  • Full access to the kitchen with basic cooking amenities

  • Pool + hot tub

What are the amenities?


Healthy and vegetarian! We can accommodate general dietary requests such as gluten free and dairy free. If you have significant dietary considerations, please check in with us. We can likely accommodate them but we want to make sure we can support you fully. Of course, you are welcome to bring your own snacks.

What will the food be like?


Friday

4pm — Arrival + Check-in

5pm — Welcome Circle with a Renewing Meditation + Yoga Practice

7pm — Dinner (on your own – explore Coachella Valley!)

Saturday

7 am — Coffee + Tea + Light Snack

8am — Meditation + Yoga Practice

9:30am — Breakfast (provided)

10:30-6pm — Free Time | Offered lead hike @ Joshua Tree National Park

6pm — Restorative Practice

7pm — Dinner (on your own – explore Coachella Valley!)

Sunday

7 am — Coffee + Tea + Light Snack

8am — Yoga Practice

9am — Breakfast (provided)

10am — Checkout + Goodbyes

What is our schedule?


What will the weather be like?

Spring weather in Joshua Tree is typically warm during the day, with highs in the 70’s/80’s, and cool at night with lows in the 50’s. We’ll share a weather forecast closer to the retreat date.


  • Comfortable hiking and yoga clothes for three days

  • Yoga mat

  • Yoga props: block and strap, if needed

  • Two Myofascial release balls (tennis balls work too)

  • Hiking Shoes & sandals for day-time adventures

  • Socks & underwear

  • Flashlight/headlamp

  • Pool Towel or Sarong

  • Bathing suit if you choose to enjoy the pool and hot tub

  • Sunscreen & sunglasses & hat

  • Journal

  • Reusable water bottle

  • Toiletries & feminine products & medication, if needed

  • Good book

  • Any extra snacks

  • Sense of adventure!

Suggested Packing List


Coachella Valley Restaurants

Joshua Tree Restaurants

Can you recommend any good restaurants?


Visitors may want to keep their eyes out for typical desert inhabitants such as lizards, rattlesnakes, scorpions, ravens, squirrels and desert tarantulas during the cooler months of the year. Bobcats and mountain lions do live in the park, however they are rarely seen near humans.

Joshua Tree Guidelines


Attractions

ADDITIONAL Hiking TrailS

What else is there to do?

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