Joshua Tree, California

Joshua Tree Desert Yoga Campout

Our Joshua Tree yoga and adventure retreat includes daily yoga and meditation, guided rock climbing for all levels, delicious plant-based food, community, and more! Join us for a funky and inspiring time in the desert this fall! We’re getting back to Bigger Life Adventures’ roots with this retreat, which will be a rustic campout gathering at a spacious private property right outside Joshua Tree National Park. If you’re looking for a laid-back retreat experience in nature with awesome people and heartfelt yoga sessions, this is it! This retreat will max out at 12 guests in order to keep the community small and intimate. Your accommodation choices include BYO tent camping, vehicle camping or a fun vintage camper.

The Joshua Tree desert is an otherworldly landscape which you really have to see to believe! We love hosting retreats here because we get to blend outdoor adventure with mystical meditation and inspired creativity! We can’t wait to reveal what we have planned for this one! This retreat has been designed to enable healing and breaking down of personal barriers. Our goal is to rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit, leaving you feeling stronger and more connected. We strongly encourage you to use your retreat time as a “digital detox” as well, although you get to decide what that means to you!

Our top priority: creating a safe place for you to be immersed in nature, try new things, and connect with like-minded people. Like all of our events, this is an alcohol and recreational substance-free weekend. You do not have to be sober in real life to attend, but you must be willing to maintain sobriety and support for those in recovery throughout the retreat. Thank you!

A supportive, alcohol-free environment for anyone recovering from anything or anyone who is “sober-curious”. We’re all in this together and here to lift each other up!
Daily or sometimes twice daily outdoor yoga asana sessions with Carrie (energizing flows in the morning, yin or restorative at night)
Daily meditation sessions of various styles
Guided rock climbing (all levels welcome!) with professional climbing instructors
Cacao ceremony, nightly campfires, vegan s’mores, and dancing under the stars
A special crystal singing bowl sound healing at The Integratron
Free time to hike, check out local art installations, farmers markets, or more hikes!
Journaling prompts and exercises
Food will be all plant-based, “gourmet camping” style, cooked by our chef Zach. Coffee, tea, and sparkling water are included..
All activities are optional, and there will still be free time to explore on your own or relax
Not included:
Transportation to/from Joshua Tree
1 lunch out during your free day

Thursday

  • 3:00 pm

    Check in time

  • 4:00 pm

    Welcome circle

  • 5:00 pm

    Opening yoga and meditation

  • 6:30 pm

    Plant-based dinner

  • 7:30 pm

    Campfire, s'mores, jam session

Friday

  • 6:00 am - 7:30 am

    Silent morning

  • 7:00 am

    Coffee & tea available

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am

    Morning yoga and meditation

  • 9:00 am

    Plant-based breakfast

  • 9:30 am

    Climbing or hiking outings in Joshua Tree National Park

  • 5:00 pm

    Picnic lunch during outings

  • 6:30 pm

    Plant-based dinner

Saturday

  • 6:00 am - 7:30 am

    Silent morning

  • 7:00 am

    Coffee & tea available

  • 7:30 am - 9:30 am

    Yoga and meditation

  • 9:00 am

    Plant-based breakfast

  • 10:30 am

    Free day, relaxation, or exploration of local art/shops

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Sound healing at Integratron

  • 6:30 pm

    Plant-based dinner & campfire

Sunday

  • 6:00 am - 7:30 am

    Silent morning

  • 3:45 am

    Coffee & tea available

  • 7:30 am

    Yoga and meditation

  • 6:30 am

    Plant-based breakfast

  • 9:30 am

    Climbing or hiking outings in Joshua Tree National Park

  • 12:00 pm

    Picnic lunch on outings

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra

  • 7:00 pm

    Plant-based dinner & campfire time

Monday

  • 6:00 am - 7:30 am

    Silent morning

  • 7:00 am

    Coffee & tea available

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am

    Final yoga and meditation

  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am

    Closing circle

  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Final brunch and checkout time

BYO Tent or Vehicle Camping – $750 per person

Space allows for regular-size cars, vans, and hatchbacks. If you want to bring a larger vehicle, please check with us first.

Vintage Trailer for 1 guest – $950 – FULL

Trailer includes a comfy bed, sitting area with table, electricity, bedding, and furnishings! Bathroom is still shared with the rest of the group.

Bathrooms are clean, private porta potties. Showers are outdoor solar shower bags, or you can purchase a shower at a rest stop nearby.

These are the early bird prices which will go up on June 1, if the retreat is not full by then.

1 recovery retreat scholarship will be awarded at $450 for an applicant in recovery with financial need. Fill out the application.

This retreat will max out at 12 guests! Deposits are payable below and guarantee your place in this retreat! Final balances will be due in two equal payments, one by August 1, and the final payment by September 1.

The closest airport to the event is in Palm Springs, with is 1 hour away from the property. You can also fly into LAX or other southern California airports. We can help coordinate carpools to get from airports to the retreat so that not everyone has to rent a car!

“Ahhhhh getting out of my comfort zone! Consistently challenging myself with new ideas, interactions, people, and places. Mindful living with like-minded individuals and integration of the medicine that is all around us. Yet being in immersive community with all flavors of the human experience with intentional gathering. Leaning into the herbal alchemy that is mother nature. Gratitude for not only listening but surrendering to my heart tugs. That is all for now.”
-Sydney, 2023

Since all retreat deposits and payments are used to secure venues, activities, and supplies, and since canceled spots require extra time and energy to re-fill, all deposits and payments are non refundable. In emergency situations, you may or may not be offered a credit for a future retreat or event, based on the decision of our team. Cancellations due to fear of travel are not transferable or refundable. Cancellations less than 1 month before your retreat are not refundable or transferable. We recommend travel insurance to protect your investment in the event you must cancel.