3 Night, 4 Day Yoga & Wellness Retreat in Joshua Tree, California

Join Kylie and Troy for 3 nights, 4 days of yoga, energy healing and nature in Joshua Tree, California.  

What’s Included

  • Daily Silent Meditation & Tea
  • 3 Morning Vinyasa Classes (90 minutes each)
  • 4 Specialty Workshops 
  • 3 Nights Accommodation at Gaia Villa Joshua Tree
  • Excursion: Sound Bath at the Integratron & Town Visit
  • Excursion: Black Rock Canyon Trail Hike
  • 2 Meals Per Day prepared by Chef Cam
  • Filtered Water, Tea and Snacks offered throughout the day
  • Yoga mat & props will be provided for your use during the retreat
  • Personalized Gift

Specialty Workshops (Included)

The Venue: Gaia Villa Joshua Tree

Gaia Villa is a luxurious property on the edge of Joshua Tree National Park, where you can experience the transformative, healing nature of the Mojave Desert.  Located in the upscaled residential area of Upper Sky Harbor of Yucca Valley, Gaia Villa offers a peaceful sanctuary with mesmerizing desert views.  

Joshua Tree National Park is a place of multiple energy vortices.  An energy vortex acts as an amplifier.  Whether you are asking for divine guidance, inspiration, or creativity in your chosen field, the vortices will help you find clarity in your needs.  This retreat focuses on removing energetic blockages and creating a clear path forward.

For more information, visit the Gaia Villa website: or the Gaia Instagram Page:

About Your Retreat Leaders


Kylie is a 500-hour certified yoga instructor, certified aerial instructor, Usui Holy Fire III Reiki Practitioner, and has over 14 years experience teaching yoga and fitness classes. Kylie’s journey into yoga began after a major back surgery left her in pain and feeling rigid. Through the discipline of yoga, Kylie found freedom from her physical pain, and fell in love with its ability to calm the mind. Her classes are empowering, heartfelt, and accommodating for all levels. Kylie received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from Corepower Yoga in 2012 and went on to receive her 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from from School of Yoga Institute in 2019.  Outside of her yoga education, Kylie earned her MFA in Writing for the Screen and Television from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. When she’s not practicing yoga, you can find Kylie out in nature, writing.


Troy is the founder and owner of Shala Yoga & Wellness Services.  He is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor and has been actively involved in the health and wellness industry for over 12 years.  Troy’s physical disciplines began as a young athlete and have carried through to the present day.  Along the way, he competed as a collegiate track and field athlete, earned a degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Science) from the University of Northern Iowa, earned certifications as a USA Weightlifting Coach, ACSM ACSM-certified exercise Physiologist, Certified Wellness Program Coordinator, and of course 200 Hour Yoga Teacher.  Troy has prioritized his own physical and mental well-being through all of it.  His education and experience in exercise sciences lends greatly to his instruction style with an emphasis on proper physical alignment and safe movements. Troy’s classes are accessible for all skill levels, but especially beneficial for those newer to yoga.  Outside of yoga, Troy enjoys weight training, sipping a freshly brewed cup of coffee, walking or lounging with his dog, and spending time with loved ones.

Guest Instructor: Indigo Avisov

Indigo Avisov is a yoga sculpt instructor, a Purpose Guide™ and Shamanic Practitioner. Indigo will be leading us through a 1.5 hour soul retrieval workshop, an ancient shamanic practice used to reclaim and return lost power, to support your ability to overcome challenges and improve overall wellbeing.

Accommodations (3 Nights Included)

Three nights accommodation at Gaia Villa Joshua Tree are included.  All rooms are designed in the classical Santa Fe style with comfort in mind.  

Food (2 Healthy Meals Per Day and Healthy Snacks Included)

2 meals per day (breakfast and dinner) cooked by Chef Cameron Guymon are included.  Snacks, filtered water and tea are provided throughout the day. 

Chef Cameron Guymon:

Known for his bright, lively, and loving personality, Cameron is a chef who believes in the power of food as a medium of joy and wellness. Chef Cam graduated from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, trained and worked under Chef Mark Zeitouni at Narcissa in New York’s East Village and at Shelter Island in the Hamptons. He was awarded 3 Golden Foodie Awards as chef at Sea Legs Wine Bar and as sous chef at Sea Salt Restaurant in Huntington Beach. Chef Cam is currently a chef at a members-only restaurant in Newport Beach. His cooking style is a unique blend of nutritious and soul-soothing flavors, perfectly aligned with your focus on wellness. Cameron’s approach to food is simple yet profound – create dishes that not only please the palate but also nourish the body and soul. 

The Menu:

Our Southwestern-inspired menu is thoughtfully crafted to complement the rejuvenation of this yoga retreat, blending the bold flavors of the desert with a focus on nutrition and balance. You can look forward to simple nourishing breakfasts to start your day, and citrusy salads, colorful vegetables, and perfectly grilled meats come sundown. A variety of aqua frescas composed of seasonal fruits and herbs and other light snacks will keep you fresh and movin’ throughout the day.


Excursions (Included and Optional)

Daily Yoga & Meditation (Included)

  • Daily Silent Morning Meditation & Tea
  • Three 90-minute morning Vinyasa classes

Gaia Villa Amenities & Highlights

  • Jacuzzi Tub 
  • Cold Plunge Tubs
  • Rooftop Patio
  • Outdoor Fire Pit
  • Whole house water softening system
  • Outdoor Yoga Shala
  • Indoor Yoga Shala

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Transportation to the venue

Getting There 

Gaia Villa is located in the upscale residential area of Upper Sky Harbor in the High Desert town of Yucca Valley, and just 15 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park.  

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.”
– Oscar Wilde

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Hourly Schedule

Day 1 (Thursday, March 28)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Welcome Cacao Ceremony
An intention setting ceremony that involves consumption of ceremonial grade cacao (tea will be available for those who are sensitive to caffeine). The ritual is used for heart opening and connection.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Day 2 (Friday (March 29))

6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Silent Sunrise Meditation & Tea
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Morning Vinyasa
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sound Bath at the Integratron
The Integratron (circa 1954) is a one of a kind dome like structure built on an intersection of powerful geomagnetic forces that amplify the earth’s magnetic field. A sound bath improves relaxation, provides pain relief, improves mood, creates better body awareness and improves sleep.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Alignment Workshop
A hands-on workshop that will help you refine your form and alignment in yoga postures. Benefits: injury prevention, deepen your yoga practice, improve overall posture and effectiveness of your poses.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mala Making
In this workshop, you will make your own mala - a strand of 108 beads. You will learn how to perform japa mala, a daily meditation practice to increase clarity, peace and calm.

Day 3 (March 30)

6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Silent Sunrise Meditation & Tea
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Morning Vinyasa
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Arm Balance Workshop or Local Hike
Arm Balance Workshop: A hands-on workshop to help you safely practice arm balances including crow pose, hurdler's pose and eight angle pose; Black Rock Canyon Hike: This 3.5 mile hike is walking distance from Gaia Villa. The trail is home to rich wildlife, Joshua trees, junipers, cholla cacti, and a variety of desert shrubs.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cold Plunge
Cold plunging is an immersion into ice cold water. There are many claimed benefits of a cold plunge, ranging from improving mental health to increasing circulation and decreasing inflammation.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Yin Yoga & Sound Healing
Yin Yoga allows you to go inward, relax, and improve overall flexibility. Crystal quartz singing bowls will add therapeutic sound to the class, resulting in total body healing.
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Soul Retrieval Workshop with Indigo Avisov
Guest instructor Indigo Avisov, a Shamanic Practitioner, will guide us through a 1.5 hour soul retrieval workshop, an ancient shamanic practice used to support your ability to overcome challenges.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fire Ceremony
During the fire ceremony, you will practice releasing and "burning away" old patterns or belief structures that no longer serve you.

Day 4 (Sunday, March 31)

6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Silent Sunrise Meditation & Tea
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Morning Vinyasa
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM
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