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Wheels Of Light
Joshua Tree Earth Asana Retreat
September 7-10, 2017

Sample Program

 

Thursday, September 7
 
3pm – Welcome to Quail Tree Ranch in Joshua Tree, California
 
Early Evening – Hike the Morongo Valley Preserve* where wildlife is often viewed.
(1-2 miles, 2 hours round trip, beginner level)
 
Evening Dinner – Enjoy a relaxed Vegan meal and Campfire
 
*Morongo Valley Preserve is a unique habitat surrounding an underwater spring.  Western Scrub Blue Jays eat nuts from your hand as you wind in and out of marshlands, cottonwoods and creosote bushes.  This is a top birding destination.  In the evening, mule deer make an appearance. 
 
 
Friday, September 8
 
Early Morning – Yoga, Chanting and Meditation followed by Vegan breakfast

Morning - Journey into and around Joshua Tree National Park* for hiking, yoga and explorations (2 - 3 miles, 4-5 hours round trip, beginner level).  We will visit some of the best-known trails with diverse and breathtaking scenes on this day.

Lunch - Light Vegan meals will be provided as a pack lunch in nature.

Late Afternoons – Free Time or Shopping Excursion

Early Evening - Restorative Yoga, Chanting, Journaling and Energy Clearing
 
Evening Dinner – Enjoy a relaxed Vegan meal and Campfire
 
*Joshua Tree National Park's surrounding wilderness is often on improved trails with many cacti off the trail.  Please use caution also when on rocks enjoying our lookout points.   There is limited cellular service and restroom facilities at most trailheads.  We will always use Leave No Trace Ethics for relief in the wilderness.  Leave with everything you brought in, and leave everything as you found it.
 
 
Saturday, September 9
 
Early Morning – Yoga, Chanting and Meditation followed by Vegan breakfast

Morning - Journey into and around Joshua Tree National Park* for hiking, yoga and explorations (3 - 4 miles, 4-5 hours round trip, beginner level with intermediate option).  We will go off the trail and away from crowds on this day.

Lunch - Light Vegan meals will be provided as a pack lunch in nature.

Late Afternoons – Free Time or Shopping Excursion

Early Evening - Restorative Yoga, Chanting, Journaling and Energy Clearing
 
Evening Dinner – Enjoy a relaxed Vegan meal and Campfire
 
*Joshua Tree National Park's surrounding wilderness is often on improved trails with many cacti off the trail.  Please use caution also when on rocks enjoying our lookout points.   There is limited cellular service and restroom facilities at most trailheads.  We will always use Leave No Trace Ethics for relief in the wilderness.  Leave with everything you brought in, and leave everything as you found it.
 

Sunday, September 10
 
Morning –Vegan breakfast and Checkout

Late Morning - Journey into Indian Palm Springs Canyons* for a beautiful Oasis hike

Lunch - Light Vegan meals will be provided as a pack lunch in nature.

Late Afternoons – Departure until next time
 
*The Indian Canyons are the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.  The rock art house pits, foundations, irrigation ditches, dams, reservoirs, trails and food preparation areas still exist in the canyons.  There is an abundant water supply as Andreas Creek flows where 150 species of plants with a half-mile radius beckon the desert traveler to this lush oasis. 

 

 
Retreat Details
 
The Retreat starts at Quail Tree Ranch, Thursday, September 7th at 3pm and ends on Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at 1pm, with a 9am checkout at the facility while we venture offsite on this last day.  In this retreat, we will combine each day with hikes, yoga, energy clearing meditations, chanting, clean eating and nature explorations in and around Joshua Tree National Park.  We will vary the daily excursions to match the groups abilities.
 
Prerequisites 
  • No previous yoga, hiking or meditation experience required
  • Able to walk on natural uneven terrain 2 - 4 miles per day
  • Adventurous in nature
  • Interested in self-growth
 
What to Bring 
  1. Comfortable stretchy clothes for hiking and meditating
  2. Water bottle for refilling
  3. Sun hat, sun glasses, sunscreen for daily hikes/walks
  4. Small daypack for water, snacks, yoga mat
  5. Comfortable light footwear with some tread for off-trail hikes
  6. Light rain jacket
  7. Warm layers for evenings and possible cool weather (fleece, puffy, hat, gloves)
  8. Camera for photos during outings
  9. Daily Temperatures during the event could be as low as 45˚F at night and as high as 80˚F during the day. Please pack accordingly. If you need further recommendations for packing please let us know.
 
The Retreat Fee Includes: 
  • 3 nights/4 days Accommodations at Quail Tree Ranch, up to 12 occupants in 6 bedrooms.  Each room has a private bathroom and entrance.  Staying here is very special and in the same house the retreat gathers in for yoga, meditation, chanting, and meals.  Check-in will be at 3pm on September 7th, and check-out at 9am on September 10th, with an offsite excursion ending at 1pm.
    • Available  - Quan Yin Room - sleeps 2 in separate beds 
    • Available – Mermaid Room – sleeps 2 in queen bed with Jacuzzi bathtub
    • Available – Sanctuary Suite – sleeps 2-4 in twin beds/1queen
    • Available - South Wing Room #1 - queen bed – private bathroom 
    • Available - South Wing Room #2 - queen bed - private bathroom
  • Yoga, meditations, chants, and activities led by yogi and energy therapist Margaret Wilcox
  • Guided day-trips in and around Joshua Tree National Park, Morongo Nature Preserve and Indian Canyons
  • Delicious, organic, vegetarian breakfasts, lunches, and dinners (8 meals)
  • Transportation for daily activities from Quail Tree Ranch
  • Park entry fees
 
The retreat fee DOES NOT include:
  • Airfare to/from Palm Springs, CA.
  • Ground Transportation available for a $50 one-way fee from Palm Springs.  Once in Joshua Tree, you will not need to drive.  We will provide other necessary transportation during the Retreat, including shopping time.  Please do not consider flying into LAX unless you plan on renting a car.  Ground transportation is very expensive from Los Angeles.

Pay the Advanced Discount Rate of $1,000 (single-occupancy) HERE. Rate goes up June 20th.

 
Reserve your 2nd person add-on HERE (double occupancy) $500

​Make a deposit of $500 on a balance of $1,500 (single-occupancy) HERE.

See facility photos HERE.