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Mindful Ventures

A Retreat for Wellness Entrepreneurs

  • May 9-12, 2024
  • Group size: 9-10
  • Joshua Tree, USA

Trip Summary

An immersive experience designed to nourish the mind, body, and business spirit of wellness entrepreneurs.

Join Laura Monk of Soulfish Events and Karina Fernandez Ross of Casa Silka, as they offer a unique harmonious blend of mindfulness practices, daily yoga and movement, entrepreneurial wisdom and collaborative networking, amongst the magic that Joshua Tree has to offer. ‍

Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur in fitness and wellness or someone seeking guidance to connect with others and foster community and collaboration, you will receive expert guidance in exploring strategies to enrich your well-being, resilience, and creative potential.
This approach cultivates a holistic path to success.

The retreat provides a supportive environment for networking and collaboration, allowing wellness entrepreneurs to connect with like-minded individuals, share experiences, and forge valuable partnerships. Workshops and discussions will cover topics such as business development, marketing strategies, and sustainable practices, empowering participants to elevate their ventures to new heights.

"Mindful Ventures" is not just a retreat; it's a sanctuary where wellness entrepreneurs can recharge, gain valuable insights, and emerge with a renewed sense of purpose and direction in their entrepreneurial journey. Join us for a transformative experience that nurtures both your business and well-being.

Note: This retreat is exclusively offered to women participants


Starting at

$999

Book with $250 deposit


your space

The home

Nestled on 3 acres of picturesque Joshua Tree nature, this tranquil oasis boasts a large pool, invigorating jacuzzi, and spacious outdoor lounging area. Embrace the perfect setting to reset, unwind, and rejuvenate your mind and body amid the breathtaking scenery.
The newly remodeled and decorated home has 3 rooms total as follows: 

Bedroom 1) 1 Queen bed and 2 twin size beds. Room fits up to 4 people.

Bedroom 2) 1 queen bed and 1 Murphy Bunk beds (2 beds). Room fits up to 4 people.

Bedroom 3) 1 King bed and 2 twin beds. Room fits up to 4 people.

Bedrooms 1-2 share a bathroom next to the rooms, Bedroom 3 has its own ensuite private bathroom.

All towels, linens, and basic toiletries are provided, however please being your own yoga mat and any other personal belongings necessary for hiking, swimming, and soaking up the sun.

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meet your facilitators

Laura + Karina

Laura Monk, a certified 200 hr E-RYT, calls San Diego, CA home, but her journey began in the Midwest, with roots in Michigan and Chicago. Drawn to the dynamic energy of the West Coast, Laura found herself captivated by the endless opportunities for adventure - from camping and backpacking to surfing and skiing. With a diverse background spanning commercial interiors, graphic design, and event production, Laura's story is a testament to the non-linear nature of life, showcasing the multitude of chapters we all experience. Beyond her professional endeavors, Laura's true passion lies in creating transformative experiences that harmonize our awareness with the environment. As a seasoned retreat host, she has led gatherings in serene locales such as Ojai, Joshua Tree, and Central America, fostering connections that deepen our connection to self and nature.

Karina Fernández Ross is a power-house, multi-style teacher and sound healing artist. She has been teaching fitness classes for seven years and dancing since she was ten years old. Her movement practice spreads from Contemporary Dance to all styles of Yoga (Yin, Power, Vinyasa, Aerial), Classical Pilates and sound healing. She has a passion for the threading of Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit. She encourages people to find a movement practice that serves them in that moment. It doesn’t look the same every day for every person —That’s where we dive deep into self-exploration and self-discovery.

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feel the vibrations

Integratron Sound Bath

Step into a realm of sonic tranquility at the Integratron in Joshua Tree, where the ethereal vibrations of the sound bath experience transport you to a state of deep relaxation and inner harmony. Nestled amidst the serene desert landscape, this architectural marvel harnesses the power of resonant sound frequencies to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit. 

As you recline within the sacred space of the Integratron's dome, the mesmerizing tones of crystal bowls, gongs, and other celestial instruments wash over you, creating a symphony of healing vibrations. Surrender to the gentle cadence of the sound waves as they envelop you in a cocoon of serenity, releasing tension, restoring balance, and awakening your senses to the boundless possibilities of inner transformation. 

It's more than just a sound bath—it's a transcendent journey of self-discovery and renewal, beckoning you to immerse yourself in the sublime beauty of the cosmic melody.

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enjoy the tastes

The Meals

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, light snacks, and non-alcoholic refreshments will be provided, beginning with dinner on Thursday evening and ending after breakfast Sunday morning. Please bring any other specific food items or beverages you may like during this retreat.

Ingredients and meals will include delicious breakfasts, quality proteins, fruits/veggies, and grains, with the ability to accommodate all dietary restrictions (please specify if you have any in your registration.) 

About our retreat chef, Jordan Edmondson  Jordan's great-grandmother was a master in the kitchen, and she passed on her love/passion for cooking to Jordan. They would spend hours in the kitchen together, preparing meals for their family. The smell of fresh herbs, sizzling meat, and bubbling sauces filled the air, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Jordan's great-grandmother taught her everything she knew about cooking, from basic knife skills to complex flavor combinations. But more than that, she taught her the importance of family and love and how food can bring people together. Those were the days when Jordan discovered her love for cooking and the joy of spending time with loved ones. The kitchen was always filled with warmth, laughter, and the aroma of delicious food. To this day, Jordan still treasures the memories of those days spent in her great-grandmother's kitchen, and she continues to cook and share meals with her own family and friends in the same spirit of love and togetherness. For her, cooking is not just about making a meal but also about creating a space for love, joy, and togetherness while honoring the values of family and traditions that her great-grandmother instilled in her.

Saturday Night we will roam to the iconic Pappy + Harriet's in Pioneertown for a dinner out at this special desert landmark. 
(Note: the costs of this dinner are not included in the retreat.)

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What's included

Private Retreat Home Stay

3 nights in our private retreat home with pool, A/C, Wifi.  Arriving Thursday afternoon/evening and departing by 11am on Sunday.

Daily Meals + Snacks

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided, beginning with dinner on Thursday evening and ending after breakfast Sunday morning.  The optional Saturday evening dinner at Pappy + Harriet's is not included.

Daily Yoga + Movement with Laura + Karina

Starting each day with rejuvenating Pilates, TRX Suspension, and Ashley's signature flows in Joshua tree is a wonderful way to move energy, connect your mind + body, center yourself, and immerse in the natural beauty and energy of the desert.

Daily Meditation + Mindfulness Practices

Facilitate your inner wisdom and peace with daily practices to keep you centered and grounded in the present moment.

Professional Development Workshops

Workshops and discussions will cover topics such as business development, marketing strategies, and sustainable practices.

Integratron Sound Bath

Step into a realm of sonic tranquility at the Integratron in Joshua Tree, where the ethereal vibrations of the sound bath experience transport you to a state of deep relaxation and inner harmony.

49 Palms Oasis Hike + Joshua Tree Exploring

The oasis is reachable by the Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail, a three mile out and back hike with 300 feet elevation gain in each direction.

Roam around Joshua Tree's unique landscapes and rock formations that provide the perfect playground for outdoor enthusiasts.

Pool + Jacuzzi Hangs

Soak up the sun while staying cool in the pool to the backdrop of panoramic desert views. Sunset + moonlight jacuzzi time nightly.

Professional Networking + Creative Collaborations

The retreat provides a supportive environment for networking and collaboration, allowing wellness entrepreneurs to connect with like-minded individuals, share experiences, and forge valuable partnerships.

Saturday Night Dinner at Pappy + Harriet's

Enjoy roaming the desert for a Saturday night dinner at this iconic landmark!

Alcoholic Drinks or Special Food Items

If you want them, bring them!  If you need something extra special, bring it!

Ground Transportation

Rideshares amongst group can be coordinated, however transportation to and from the retreat space is not included.

Starting at

$999

Book with $250 deposit

"Unbelievable experience!"

March 2023 by Jayson Y.

"Trip of a lifetime!"

September 2022 by Loretta G.