Desert Goddess: Embracing the Divine Within

Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA

Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee
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Apr 22 - 25, 2024
Group size: 6 - 8
Desert Goddess: Embracing the Divine Within
Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA

Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee
  • Facebook verified
50 reviews

Apr 22 - 25, 2024
Group size: 6 - 8

About this trip

There are two things that can kill you in the desert- drowning and dehydration. Life can be the same as the desert....sometimes you're drowning in everything from work to kids, the pressure to do and be it all and sometimes you're dehydrated and need more than what you're receiving.

This is the retreat to fill up your cup.

Immerse yourself in the mystical charm of Joshua Tree with our "Desert Goddess Retreat," a unique fusion of yoga, gastronomy, adventure, and sisterhood. This retreat signifies much more than relaxed holidays;  it's a sacred journey of self-discovery and empowering feminine connection.

The retreat embodies a sense of community and interconnection, providing ample opportunities for you to engage and connect with other like-minded women. Deep, meaningful conversations around bonfires and under the starlit desert skies, coupled with laughter and shared wisdom, create a strong goddess circle promoting mutual growth, respect and understanding. 

Who is this retreat for?

You don't have to be a serious yogi or have ever even owned a yoga mat to attend this retreat. We will feel the earthly connection and nourishment through mindful movement, channeling the strength and beauty of the goddess within. 

You'll discover the grandeur of Joshua Tree on our guided hikes, as you traverse through its stark, yet fascinatingly beautiful terrain. Designed to connect you with nature, these hikes are a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. 

What’s included

  • 3 night stay
    shared accommodations at the private Gaia Villa
  • Morning goals hike
    an all-levels hike to explore the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park
  • Picnic in the Park
    a stunning picnic experience with the beauty of the surrounding desert
  • 3 yoga sessions
    classes will be outside or in our private yoga shala depending on the weather. Mats, props are provided
  • Meals
    3 nights dinners, 2 lunches and 3 breakfasts included
  • Wine Tasting
  • Welcome bag
    custom retreat swag
  • Sound bath
  • Half day rappelling
    guided rappelling in the park followed by exploring
  • Event Photos
  • Nutrition Coaching
    20 min nutrition 1:1 intention setting session with Dr. Michelle Cardel registered dietitian and nutrition scientist
  • Alcohol
    you are welcome to bring your own to enjoy outside of what is provided!
  • Transportation
    airfare, rental car, transportation to and from venue. It is suggested to fly into Palm Springs airport which is the closest. LAX is 2.5 hours away
  • Trip insurance
    please protect your investment
  • Any additionals
    additional meals, snacks, excursions, souvenirs and other items not outlined in the program not included.

Available Packages

Private King Bedroom
Sold Out

Main Bedroom (1st floor)

  • King bed, optional single bed cot (5" thick mattress)
  • Sleeps 2-3
  • Ensuite bathroom with soaking tub, standing shower, double vanity
  • Decorative fireplace
  • Writing desk
  • Walk-in closet
  • Ceiling fan
  • French doors to patio

Deposit: $675
Twin Single Bunk in Shared Room
only 2 left

Guest Bedroom two (1st floor)

  • Twin bunk bed (sleeps 2)
  • Shared guest bathroom
  • Sliding doors to patio
  • Small closet and wardrobe

Perfect for the solo traveler where you will have a roommate so if this isn't the option for you then book a private room.  If you are brining a friend you will both be in the room with no one else.

Deposit: $550
private room with shared bath
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Held for Nancy -Guest bedroom 3 (1st floor)

  • 1 king bed
  • Shared guest bathroom 
  • Large closet with mirror
  • Ceiling fan

*This room does have the option for the king to be two twin beds. Please message me prior to booking if you'd like to share this room with a friend and have the beds configured to two twins. 

Cost per person would then be $2,100 each

Deposit: $675
Private queen bed with shared bath
Sold Out

Guest bedroom 4 (second floor)

  • Queen bed 
  • Shared guest bathroom
  • Large closet with mirror
  • Ceiling fan

Great for the solo traveler! 

Deposit: $650
Twin bed or twin bunk in room for 4
only 2 left

Guest bedroom 5 (second floor)

  • 4 twin beds total (2 twin beds + twin bunk bed)
  • Sleeps 4
  • Shared guest bathroom 
  • Large closet with mirror

Perfect for a group of 3 or 4 or if coming solo and wanting to book the solo bed option you will be rooming with other solo travelers or small group. Price is per person. If you have a roommate preference please indicate upon booking. 

Deposit: $550


Arrival Day!
Welcomes and Introductions

Check-in begins at 4pm. Come and get settled in and then enjoy some down-time before dinner.

5:30pm-6:30pm Welcome Circle and icebreakers

6:30pm: Dinner on-site catered by Chef Sarah: Middle Eastern Menu

Wine Tasting

after dinner: hot tub soaking, star gazing, nightcap 

Your Organizer

Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee
50 reviews
I'm a full time adventurer and part-time flight attendant who's love of the outdoors means that hiking is my moving meditation. I believe in empowering you to live your yoga off the mat and my retreats will challenge you to change your perception of what you're capable of. When you adventure with me I'll be your biggest cheerleader and together we will conquer mountains! I know your time is valuable and your vacations are limited so I'm here to make sure you get the most out of wherever we visit.


The retreat and Natalie exceeded my expectations! She was easy going, yet super organized and SO fun!! It was so wonderful to not have to plan anything while we were there. It was great to just show up and enjoy yoga, then breakfast and then return for a waterfall hike, etc. and there was no pressure at all if anyone wanted to skip things and chill. I went with my step daughter and soon to be daughter in law and we had a BLAST! All of the women in the group were wonderful, kind, inspirational women. I will definitely book another retread with Natalie!!
By Theresa T for Mushrooms & Mountain: Your Adventure Retreat in Telluride on Aug 31, 2023
Thank you so much for joining! I hope we can adventure together again and you and Kaylee and Sarah def win best dressed mushroom apparel award!
By Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee on Aug 31, 2023
I couldn't have dreamed up a better trip! Natalie has a way of bringing together the most incredible individuals, and we all bonded this weekend over a series of activities that were equally rejuvenating and exciting. Plus, Telluride is one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited. 10/10 would recommend it!
By Sam S for SUP & Savasana: Your Adventure in Telluride June 2023 on Jun 28, 2023
I didn't realize how much I needed something like this until I was there. Great group of women, great food, and wonderful options to try new things, but also zero pressure if you just need some down time.
By Sarah F for Re:treat hOMe to Telluride August 2022 on Nov 05, 2022
I feel so fortunate to have been able to attend this retreat with my daughters. The women who attended were so much fun! I walked into the condo with my daughters and left with 10 new friends! The food was wonderful and there was never any pressure to join anything you didn’t feel up to…. This is my second time attending and we will definitely be going again. A HUGE thank you to Natalie for making each and every one of us feel comfortable being our authentic selves and providing the environment to do that….
By Karen O for Re:treat hOMe to Telluride August 2022 on Sep 24, 2022
I so loved having you and Cheryl and Jill there. No shortage of laughs and fun together. You are amazing and it’s such a treat to adventure with you!
By Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee on Sep 26, 2022
Natalie, I want to thank you for hosting a memorable retreat for my bestie and I. When she initially asked I was hesitant, I am not all that into yoga and wouldn't know how to do the poses. Your instruction was comforting and even if I had never done yoga I would have been able to get into the poses with the way you cued. But it wasn't just a yoga retreat. It was a freaking awesome ADVENTURE. The views from the hikes, the waterfalls, and the via ferrata were all breathtaking. I know that a group of female strangers getting together isn't for everyone but personally I think we made some lasting friends. Thank you, I know Jess and I will be back!
By Nicole M for Re:treat hOMe to Telluride August 2022 on Sep 02, 2022
I’m so glad you came and had the most amazing Via Ferrata day with your bestie! I will never forget our night on the town with the care bear stare 😂 - can’t wait to adventure again soon!!
By Yogi Magee (Natalie) magee on Sep 02, 2022
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Had followed Yogi Magee on Instagram for a while and was determined to make one of her adventure trips. Recently attended her “Om in the Ojo” retreat to Santa Fe and I can not positively rave enough! Natalie was so warm and welcoming to everyone. I am not an experienced yogi but she never made me feel self conscious or intimidated. She encouraged me and built my self confidence with each session. Natalie has everything planned perfectly and precisely but every activity was relaxed and flowed effortlessly. There was no pressure to participate in every activity though I could not get enough!! With her encouragement, I deeply bonded with the other women on the retreat and have kept in touch since the adventure. One of the things I loved the most was she had her friend, a extremely talented photographer, capture the whole trip with gorgeous pictures I will treasure forever. Oh, and don’t even get me started on the awesome swag bag!!! I highly recommend Yogi Adventures and can not wait to go on another trip she hosts!
By Kimberly P on 17 Sep, 2023
Great person
By John S on 28 Jun, 2022
Just got back from a retreat with her at red mountain pine Lodge. It was a wonderful adventurous experience!!! Thank you so much!!
By Rosemary V on 13 Aug, 2020
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