Past Retreats

Into the Desert

Joshua Tree, CA


A Gathering of truly magic. This luxurious weekend was described as an “adult slumber party” and “a girl weekend that celebrated everyone there”. We had deep belly laughs and full body cries. The connections formed were deep and genuine. 

The desert was a gorgeous, peaceful, and serene location to gather. A perfect backdrop to take stunning photos and sit by the fire. 

Overall, our Into the Desert retreat was an incredible weekend filled with everything we could have wanted. 





“From the window to the wall!” – that song encompasses how I felt during my time with Grow and Gather (think Sandra Bullock in The Proposal)! I had the pleasure of being a part of this amazing sisterhood of women and it was truly an experience that I will never forget.
I can honestly say that my favorite part of the trip was EVERYTHING! From the moment I arrived, I felt the love and support of everyone around me. One of my fondest memories was when Lena knocked on my door and said “it’s time” whether it was time for dinner or time for a massage. Or how we all were having so much fun and excitement and laughed so hard my belly hurt. And let’s not forget about Kaiy’s delicious food – elaborate spreads morning, noon, and night!
Being a part of Grow and Gather felt like finding my “found family”. The bond that we created during our time together was truly special and something that I will cherish forever. April and Lena, thank you so much for creating such a memorable experience and for bringing together such an amazing group of women. I highly recommend Grow and Gather to anyone looking for a life-changing experience or more simply, a mommy getaway! If you’re on the fence about going, consider this your official call into action. Jump off the fence and book your spot.  – Pilar