desert revival weekend
A Wildstate Retreat
May 19th - 20th, 2018
Joshua Tree, CA
desert revival weekend - a wildstate retreat
May 19th - 20th, 2018
Joshua Tree, California
Enjoy the deep alchemy of yoga, meditation, chanting, and ceremony with Wildstate and friends May 19th through 20th, 2018 in Joshua Tree! Desert Revival Weekend in a mini-retreat tailored to the needs to the average city-dweller. Our minds and bodies are overloaded with internal and external stressors, whether it be anxiety and fear or polluted air and GMO foods. When we feel depleted we can only bring a fraction of ourselves to life. If we take time to retreat, (even for a short time!), we hit the reset button and can step into our passions anew. We can give ourselves time to surrender to our true nature, which is joyful and loving. Come join us on this powerful overnight mini-retreat, to heal deeply and transform in the Joshua Tree desert. The desert is truly a magical place to revive your spirit, surrender to elemental wisdom, and plant powerful intentions at the turning of the seasons! This weekend retreat is open to all genders.
Location: Nestled in a secluded corner of Joshua Tree National Park, we will be held in a gorgeous Spanish abode.
Accommodations: We can provide basic ashram-style sleeping arrangements for guests (limited space), or they may choose their own accommodations off-property.
- Afternoon Classical Yoga & Tantric Meditation workshop with Kat Mills -
- Cacao Ceremony with alchemy goddess Julia Corbett -
- Nourishing dinner with a beautiful community! -
- Evening fireside Satsang (sacred gathering) -
- Morning Tea Ceremony and Meditation -
- Closing Offerings -
Any questions? Contact us!
I have been on multiple retreats in Joshua Tree, from silent meditation to sacred women's gatherings, and I have experienced deep transformation on this land first-hand. I am honored to offer these practices during our short and precious time together. We will take our eyes away from screens and out onto the vast desert landscape. We will move our bodies and use our voices, understanding and respecting the elements within and without. We will sit in two ceremonies, cacao and tea, both of which I began my relationship with in the desert. Retreat means to go inward, this is not a time to escape, but a time to reflect and give love to the forgotten parts of ourselves.
For over ten years, I've been exploring the yogic, buddhist, and tantric arts, focusing on Classical Hatha Yoga and Tantric Meditation for the past seven years. These practices are rooted in ancient lineages, and I am fortunate to have received direct transmissions of their knowledge from my primary teacher Yogi Charu, (an inducted disciple of the Saraswati lineage and brahmin in the Bhakti tradition). I also study traditional tea ceremony, through which the teachings of Zen Buddhism are woven. I practice in the Urasenke tradition under the tutelage of Japanese Tea Master Sosei Matstumoto.
To learn more about me and my offerings, visit here.
Adriana Rizzolo is a yoga and meditation teacher, kirtan leader, and facilitator of healing circles and ceremonies. She is a guide on the spiritual path of the authentic heart, illuminating the power of choosing love above all else as the way to transform hardship into spiritual growth.
Adriana's mission is to help others uncover their creative gifts to bring more joy, change, healing and positivity into the world. She currently leads monthly kirtans with her band or solo with her drum and harmonium, healing sessions, and weekly public yoga classes in Los Angeles and Ojai California – as well as New York.
This wild, heart-centered path takes Adriana's energetic yoga and meditation teaching and facilitation to a place of depth and transformation for those she works with. Her work comes from over 10 years of training in India and in New York. She is trained in many forms of yoga from kundalini to Anusara, trained teacher of Living Meditation by David Harshada Wagner, mentorship through Nikki Costello, is a Reiki master, and has been practicing and studying kirtan for that long as well. Her expertise is in uncovering the Divine Feminine presence within came to her in a mystical experience in India and has been unfolding ever since.
It started ten years ago, with a journey to Hawaii. The cacao tree, the pods, the process. My first experience on the Big Island brought me into a state of wonder, how cacao is made into chocolate, and how heart opening this medicine can be. A blissful encounter that expanded with depth, into my heart and out of my heart. There is much more than bliss that cacao can bring us into, the full spectrum of feeling can be experienced for the open. Its all an extension of Love, yet experienced in so many different ways. Through my personal journey with cacao, I have surrendered into this unknown state, and the beauty that can rise out of it. The perceived positive or negative effects, you can choose to participate in.
I have also worked with cacao in a culinary way through my company Dessert Medicine, where I produce chocolate bars. The alchemy of creating a delicious flavor is just as much a part of the feeling it creates. A whole package, of goodness and delight! Learning about the chemistry of cacao, and what it takes to make a quality product has given me a deeper understanding of the cacao plant and the importance of infusing Love into our food. You can find more information and the bars at dessertmedicine.com
Cancellation Policy: Deposits secure your spot and are non-refundable. Refunds for the balance payments vary depending on timing. For cancellation requests submitted with more than 30 days of retreat date: 100% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. For cancellation requests submitted within 30 days of retreat date, 50% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. Cancellation requests within 14 days of the retreat: sorry but no refunds given, no exceptions. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds or credits will be granted for failure to attend, complete or for arriving late or leaving early.