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Mom & Lil' One Retreat

Relax, connect with your child, and return home renewed with a 4-day Mommy and Me Yoga Retreat in Joshua Tree, California

Society tells us we have to get away from our kids to recharge.

I wholeheartedly disagree.

It's time to release the guilt and get grounded with your kiddo.


An All-inclusive Mommy & Me Revolutionary Retreat

  • Enjoy and fully care for you and your baby in a magical village. 

  • Quality time to explore nature and have fun with your babe while warmed under the Mojave Desert sun.


  • A spa treatment and dedicated time for you to renew and bond with like-minded Mamas while your babe enjoys 2-3 hours per day with professional childcare.


  • One guided mind and heart-expanding Mom-only circle to allow insight and space for your own visions while your child plays.


  • Lunch and Dinner catered by a private chef & daily yoga to keep your body and mind well-nourished.​​​​​

  • Featured as one of the Top 10 Best Yoga Retreats in California on

Who is this retreat perfect for?

It's for the Mom with a child between 0 and 6 years old who feels like she's all alone and nobody gets her.

It's for the Mom that struggles with guilt (we all feel this at some point... you're not alone)... feeling like you have to make a sacrifice between work and family.


It's for the Mom who craves community and connection with like-minded Moms who get her.

If you want this season of life to be something that you enjoy and be present for and not just endure...


...this retreat is perfect for you.


Carve out time to relax, recharge, and

bond with your baby.


A Retreat for Mother and Baby

  • Recharge while the bond between you and your child grows even stronger.

  • Getaway with your babe to out of this world nature, sunshine, and fresh air. 

  • Let go of stress and be in the NOW for your child and your own personal growth.

Join Jennica, like-minded Mamas, and their babes on a rejuvenating weekend adventure!


"You will come away with priceless time spent with your child and friendships for life. And adventure! The weekend was just magical."

-Rebecca Dunn

Nashville, Tenessee

What's Included
Mom & Baby friendly Accommodations
  • A comfy bed in a private room for you and your babe to share.

  • Outdoor patio spaces and indoor living rooms to enjoy. 

  • Extra cupboard space and use of fridge for any personal items you want to store in a shared kitchen.


Tasty Wholesome Food
  • Nutritious Breakfasts ready for you to easily and quickly prepare after you leisurely rise.

  • Healthy & Delicious lunches and dinners for you and your child prepared by a personal chef who caters to you.

  • Fruits and other super-food snacks to keep you and your little one energized throughout the day.


 Space for Mom to Renew
  • A Gentle Yoga Class just for Moms

  • 1 personal spa treatment to help you relax.

  • Mind and Heart expanding Mom circle to allow insight and space for your own visions

  • Creative time just for children 2-3 hours daily with heart-centered caregivers

Time to Grow Even Closer to your Child
  • A guided nature walk to explore nature.

  • Mommy & Me Yoga Class to move together. 

  • Precious free time with your child to live Southern California style: wander the local roads, explore the national park and of course just relax and play in nature.

Evening Ventures
  • Motherhood Celebration

  • Optional Mom's Night Out so you leave feeling renewed.

You'll outgrow my lap but never my heart.
What's Not Included
  • Travel to/from Your Lodging

  • Travel Insurance

  • Additional Children

  • Grandma, Support Person, or Friend in same room


Our closest airport is Palm Springs (PSP), a 45-minute drive.  The next nearest airport is Ontario (ONT), a 1 hour, 30-minute drive. Major cities within a few hours include LA, San Diego, Las Vegas, & Phoenix.

Ride-Share Serice

If you're flying into PSP or ONT and want to make sure you end up at the right time and in the right place, we can help. Cost is shared among those choosing to take advantage of this service.


"This was an amazing experience for Henry and I to have together, away from home. It gave me permission to not be a perfect mom, but also let us grow in our own relationship and practice having fun together. Moms need more supportive getaways offered like this."

~Katy M., Carlsbad, California



With your kiddo?

  • How should I schedule my arrival and departure?
    The training kicks off with an optional walking tour around 4 pm, followed by an opening welcome circle at 5 pm and dinner the first evening around 6 pm. It wraps up late morning, around 12pm, on the final day after a closing circle, hike, and breakfast. Please make sure you are able to secure flights that allow you to be present for all activities so we can keep the group in connection from start to finish. If you are flying, we reccommend you allot 1.5-2 hours at the airport before your departure time. If you would like to get the most out of your flights and enjoy more days in Joshua Tree, go for it! We offer the rideshare service on our set start and end dates, but there are Uber-Lyfts available. A taxi from Palm Springs airport to Joshua Tree costs around $60US.
  • Will I have time to relax and explore in Joshua Tree during the training?
    As this is an intensive-structured training, we have a lot to fit into just 7 days. Our full days start with yoga while the sun rises. You can expect to spend most of your time learning and practicing, or resting. We value hard work as much as we value play, which is why this training includes dance breaks and nature walks to recharge our Prana through movement. On the final day we venture outside the retreat center together to seal our week with a Mother's Blessing in a Joshua Tree forest. Overall, you will either be in study-mode or restorative downtime. If you would like to extend your stay to explore Joshua Tree further, we welcome you to arrange an extended stay.
  • How does immersion training differ from weekend training?
    Weekend training sessions typically meet 3 or 4 weekends at one or a few locations. The immersion style is intensive. The student usually lives with other students and the teacher(s) during their training. Daily practice of yoga, meditation, instruction, and practicum is the norm. During immersion trainings, the location plays an important part of the learning experience. Joshua Tree was chosen to host due to its proximity to nature and Southern California, safety, gourmet vegetarian options and vibrant yoga lineage.
  • What are the required and recommended books?
    Below are the recommended and required books to help you prepare for our training. Required Readings: Yoga Mama, Yoga Baby by Margo Shapiro Bachman HypnoBirthing, The Mongan Method, Marie F. Mongan Birthing from Within, Pam England and Rob Horowitz Highly Recommended Readings (especially if you plan to continue on to birthwork/Doula/Midwifery studies) Guide to Childbirth, Ina May Gaskin Spiritual Midwifery, Ina May Gaskin Pushed, The Painful Truth about Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care, Jennifer Block Recommended Readings (if able) Physiology in Childbearing: with Anatomy and Related Biosciences, Dot Stales This is an expensive book- even on kindle or to rent- $50- $98. It is wonderful & really good if you are advancing your studies Preparing for Birth with Yoga, Janet Balaskas This is now out of print- but can still be found used
  • Is this a Yoga Alliance® Certified Program?
    Yes, this program partners with Gilbert Yoga which is certified with Yoga Alliance® as a Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS®). This means that upon completion of all retreat activities and the 10 hours of self-study, Gilbert Yoga will give you a certificate to begin the registration process with Yoga Alliance® to ultimately become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT®). Please note: Before becoming a RPYT®, 30 additional prenatal yoga teaching hours are required after this training is complete. Check out the Yoga Alliance® website for more information
  • What If I'm not a yoga teacher? Can I still apply?
    While no background in prenatal yoga is required, students are expected to be able to teach basic yoga poses and have a basic understanding of yoga philosophy prior to enrolling. This prenatal yoga teacher training will expand upon your unique yoga background providing a practical understanding of the art and science of teaching prenatal yoga. If you feel called to deepen your personal practice through prenatal yoga and/or become a prenatal yoga teacher, then we encourage you to follow that calling. For those with your 200 hour RYT® credential, this program fulfills the 85-hour Yoga Alliance training requirement to be a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT®). Please check directly with Yoga Alliance if you have any concerns or questions about the registration process.
  • What if I'm not pregnant? Can I still come?
    Of course. All students with the desire to dive deeper into prenatal yoga are welcome. This includes those who are pregnant, are done having kids, those who want to be pregnant, and those who have no desire to have kids of their own. Follow your heart to know if this experience is right for you.
  • Can I bring a support person and-or my baby?
    Yes, of course, as long as you honor that this is a retreat focused on training prenatal yoga teachers. Most students choose not to bring anybody as most activities are intended for students only. During this time, non-students are free to explore the 385 acre retreat center or, with access to a car, drive to nearby destinations including the Joshua Tree National Park, Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, and Amboy Crater. Mealtimes at the retreat center can always be spent together. Babes up to 2 years of age must have a non-student primary adult caregiver available at all times so the primary focus of the student is learning the material. ​ There are a few workshops and practices such as partner prenatal yoga and Mommy and Me Yoga where support persons and a babes presence would be welcomed to enhance the learning experience for all students. Therefore, lodging and meals are included in the private room price for one non-student support person and/or babe.

"I’ve always gone on yoga retreats and wanted to find one to share with my daughter. I wasn’t expecting to have the benefit of soul connections with other moms and be so inspired and learn so much about how to be the best mom I can be."


~Hilda L, Make-up Artist, Los Angeles, California

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