Hosted by: Jennifer Reuter & Monica Ross
Overstimulation and stress can dull the senses…
and like feeling lost in a bare, empty desert, can make you feel dried out…struggling hard to navigate…because everything starts to look the same.
This feeling of dryness can manifest mentally, spiritually and physically.
Mentally, our mind becomes fatigued and stagnant. Overtime our creative ideas start to dry up.
Spiritually, our lack of inspiration can lead us to feeling isolated and in need for support and guidance.
Physically, our muscles get tight and our skin becomes dry and flaky.
When this occurs, we know it is time to seek balance.
Going on retreat is like finding an oasis in a dry, boundless desert.
As you immerse yourself into the nourishing water you become revived, and reconnected with your own internal oasis, that has always been there all along.
As the waters of your being begin to flow once more, new insights, creativity and knowledge return.
We realize that we were never alone, and discover again the interconnectedness we have with all beings.
Our bodies feel re-energized, vibrant and full of vitality.
The lushness and fertility, that the oasis provides, reveals our true potential.
To be our most capable selves, we must continue to find our oasis in the repetitiveness of the empty desert that can sometimes be our lives.
We invite you to come find your oasis..
with us…this October…at Desert Waters
Offerings will include:
Healing Mineral Water Soaks
Invigorating alignment-based yoga postures in the morning, restoring and nurturing yoga postures in the evenings. Offerings will include: breathing exercises, mantra (sacred chanting) practices and philosophical discourses on the ancient tradition of yoga. Asana classes will be suitable for all levels of yoga.
Meditation & Yoga Nidra:
Whether you are new to meditation, do it daily or are somewhere in between, you will receive the support you need to develop or strengthen your practice. This instruction is for everyone: experienced to beginner. Includes both seated silent practices and guided lying down practices (yoga nidra).
Physical therapy using yoga balls and pressure to treat muscle pain, improve blood and lymphatic circulation and increase mobility.
Mineral Hot Springs:
Enjoy soaking and swimming in the nourishing mineral waters that this area is known for. Two Bunch Palms Resort offers a large swimming pool, three soaking pools and three large teak tubs filled with mineral water that flows from Miracle hill. This water, which is low in sulfur and rich in lithium is therapeutic, rejuvenating and mood enhancing.
About lithium: Lithium is a naturally occurring salt that can be found in groundwater. It has long been prescribed to people who suffer from bipolar disorder, depression and/or are suicidal. Several studies show that lithium promotes brain health, improves mood, reduces the negative effects of stress and may also possibly reduce risk of dementia. Scientists believe lithium has the ability to strengthen and produce new neurons in the brain, and that even tiny doses have shown beneficials effects.
On Site Spa Services:
Two Bunch Palms Resort offers a full service spa, that has become internationally known for its experienced and skilled healers.
Some of their treatments include: Craniosacral Therapy, Chakra Balance Massage, Desert Detox Clay Wraps, Water Shiatsu and much more. The mud bath is also a famous Two Bunch Palms tradition.
If you would like to enhance your retreat with a spa service, for an additional cost, you can learn more about treatment options here.
To book a treatment call 1-800-472-4334
Spa hours are: Sunday-Wednesday 9am-7pm & Thursday-Saturday 9am-8pm.
Essence Restaurant, at Two Bunch Palms, features a nutritious, gourmet farm-to-table menu. Ingredients are organic, locally sourced and free of hormones, preservatives, GMOs and artificial ingredients. There are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options and plenty of delicious whole foods to choose from. There is also an extensive beverage menu that includes everything from organic teas and fresh pressed juices to artisan cocktails and wine.
About The Location:
Desert Hot Springs is a town, just outside of Palm Springs, in the Coachella Valley. It is a mecca for resorts, spas, golf courses and boutique hotels, and most famous for their natural mineral hot springs – one of the only places in the world to have both hot and cold. Fun fact, this was the first city in Southern California to allow the commercial growing of marijuana. What is known in Southern California as “Santa Ana winds”, produce hot, dry weather in the fall. These winds can go from breezy to intensely strong at times. The temperatures in October can be hot during the day getting up into the 90’s and cool down into the 60’s at night.
Palm Springs International Airport – 20 min.(average)
Los Angeles International Airport – 2 ½ hours (average)
San Diego International Airport – 2 hours 20 minutes (average)
Cabot’s Pueblo Museum: Pueblo containing native American indian art and artifacts built by Cabot Yerxa, th 20th century homesteader that discovered the mineral hot springs of “Miracle Hill”.
Hiking in the Coachella Valley – http://journalhotels.com/thejournalist/5460/five-hikes-take-new-heights-coachella-valley/
Pricing & Accommodations:
The Desert rooms at Two Bunch Palms are the epitome of understated luxury. They are located beside the Labyrinth and Celestial Dome.
All rooms feature a private bathroom, private patio, Illy coffee makers, a 42-inch flat screen TV, bose sound system, WIFI, in-room safe, robes, and slippers, minibar, and intimate lounging area. Each room is designed with natural fibers, energy efficient design elements, and organic linens.
We have two types of rooms to choose from:
Double – Shared room with two double beds. $1200/person
If you have already selected a roommate, simply share their name with the front desk upon check in.
*Please note: If you do not have a roommate, we will do our best to find you one, but can make no guarantees. If a roommate is not available, you have the choice to either cancel your reservation or upgrade to a single room.
Single – Your own private room with King bed. $2000/person