Desert Enchantment Retreat

Desert Enchantment Retreat

Yoga & Hiking Wellness Adventure in Joshua Tree
September 7th-11th, 2022

The alure of the west and the magic of the desert is calling us~and YOU are invited!

This retreat is designed with connection in mind, we will spend our days with morning practice, fresh delicious meals, ceremony, hiking, swimming, lounging, relaxing & gathering together around the fire watching the stars!

Stay with us at the luxurious and beautiful oasis in the desert~Cactus Moon Retreat Center


~Included in our Enchanted Journey~

Wednesday-Saturday stay at Cactus Moon. Here we will have all sorts of beautiful touches such as a wood-burning fire place, an outdoor heated pool, hammocks, fine linens, organic local body products, spaces to journal & relax + our own private yoga space.

Our beautiful yoga space has enough mats, straps, blocks, and blankets for everyone to help you travel lite 😉

All our meals are included except for a lunch when we will venture into town and a dinner out. We will have our own personal chef making all of our meals with the emphasis on local & as organic as possible. Food is a hugely important component of our retreats. You can expect a beautiful variety that is both nutritious and delicious! We also are able to cater to gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian’s but our food will be for omnivore diets!

Yoga~Ceremony~Movement Daily

Park entry fee to Joshua Tree twice (two group hikes + one shorter one optional)

Sound Healing Experience

Thai Partner Class

Transportation included~Rides to all excursions~Airport pick up twice on Wednesday from Palm Springs Airport & once Sunday morning

Not included:

Airfare: we recommend flying into Palm Springs (we will offer a ride from airport to retreat two times Wednesday and once on Sunday). Palm Springs Airport is approximately 40 miles, LAX is approximately 2.5 hours.

Travel insurance highly recommended.

One lunch and one dinner out plus any extras that you may want to keep at Desert Moon including other beverages and alcohol.

Massage & Reiki Sessions available~We will have schedule up prior to retreat to sign up.

Transportation to and from the Palm Springs Airport is included twice on Wednesday and once on Sunday morning. If your arrival and/or departure time does not match up with our ride, you can Uber or get a cab. Palm Springs Airport is approximately 40 minutes away. LAX is 2.5 hours. 

Prices & Room Options

Get early bird pricing! Prices will increase on April 22nd. 

Room 1~Desert Oak

Our most luxurious room option. Comes with its own bath with shower and very deep soaking tub.

Mini split heating/cooling

Door to outside

Extra Blankets

King bed <priced pp for 2 $1600

Twin Bed < priced for 1 $1400

Main House Room~Option 2

Beautiful Room

Mini split heating/cooling

Extra blankets

Door to outside

Shared hallway bathroom

Queen bed < priced for 1 $1600 or priced for 2 $1200 each

Twin bed < $1400

Olive Room ~ Option 3

Beautiful room

Mini split heating/cooling

Extra Blankets

Shared hallway bathroom

Queen Bed < priced for 1  $1600 or priced for 2 $1200 each

Twin bed < $1400

Pool House Room ~Agave ~ Option 4

King or 2 twin beds

Mini split heating/cooling

Extra blankets

Private entrance

Shared Jack ‘n Jill bathroom

Twins or king bed > $1500/person

Pool House Room ~ Pomegranate ~ Option 5

Full size bed

Mini split heating/cooling

Extra blankets

Shared Jack ‘n Jill bathroom

Private entrance close to pool

Full size 1 > $1800 or for 2 $1200 each

Pool House Room ~ Ocotillo ~ Option 6

Queen room with pullout Queen

Mini solit heating/cooling

Desk writing area

Shared Jack ‘n Jill bathroom

Extra Blankets

Private door poolside

Queen <$1600 for 1 person or shared $1200/person

Queen pullout > $12oo for 1

Room Zero ~ Option 7

This lovely room is the office converted to allow for two more yogis.

There are desks for writing, there’s also a room divider hiding the washer and dryer, and a curtain in place of a door for privacy.

2 Twin beds >$1100/person

If it does not matter to you what room, please let us know and if you’re coming with a friend let us know so you can room together!

A $500 deposit saves your spot! The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the retreat.

We offer payment plans as well! Just reach out & we can make a plan.

Cancellation Policy

**deposits are nonrefundable and if for any reason you need to cancel if we are able to sell your spot we will will refund you

*also we highly recommend travel insurance and prior to arrival signing a health waiver~we recommend joining the retreat for those that are in good health as we will be in the desert hiking and practicing yoga and movement daily!

Meet our Team

Beth James

As Barefoot’s founder, Beth has been leading yoga retreats for over 7 years. This will be the 14th retreat. Previous retreats include: Greece, Bali, Morocco, Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Hawaii, Ohio, and Michigan!

Assistant Facilitators~Melissa Mytych & Patrick Krupske

We will have two incredible assistants on this journey, helping ensure a totally pampered weekend! Our food will be prepared onsite by our team as well as both offering additional body work. 

See what people say about retreats with Beth

The Barefoot & Free Dominican Republic Retreat brought people together with diverse backgrounds from all over the world. Beth’s thoughtful preparation and unique choice of setting created a comfortable atmosphere to relax and build relationships through yoga, sharing circles, group outings and dinners. A truly amazing experience and very much looking forward to the next Barefoot & Free adventure!

Nick P.

Beth’s retreats are as restorative and magical as they get. It was a life changing experience that I want to relive over and over again. The memories I made are among the best I have and I cannot wait to go on another one of her trips soon. If you’re called to it, make it happen. You won’t regret it and it will certainly change you life if you allow it to!

Jessica H.

This trip is in my list of most treasured experiences. My husband and I both took the leap, and decided to join Beth and her family for Barefoot and Free Bali in 2017. It was an absolute dream trip. Being in Bali was a life changing experience for me. The people, the land, the temples, the ocean makes it virtually impossible to not connect more with your spiritual being. 

One of the things I liked about doing this trip was the fact Beth had taken care of all the planning/accomodations which meant all we needed to do was show up. She had great excursions planned outside of the yoga/meditation we were able to attend daily. We were able to experience staying in 2 different location, each having their own special qualities about them and the people operating the facilities. Getting to know them and learn about their lives was such a gift. It’s been wonderful being able to stay in contact with them. We would highly recommend attending one of Beth’s upcoming retreats! If you’re on the fence…take the leap! You will not be disappointed. 

Sarah W.