Refuge Retreat

Awaken and Restore Sacred Space in Your Life at our Intimate Women’s Retreat

Joshua Tree, CA

September 5-8, 2024

Feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands?

Craving spaciousness and deeper connections with yourself and others?

Embark on a transformative journey with us.

Rediscover and reclaim sacred space in your life and the meaningful connection that you long for.


A Retreat Like No Other

Experience an enriching journey with Grow & Gather retreats and The MotherWell Movement.  We curate an intimate space to foster deep connections and a powerful container to support your healing and growth. Every aspect is meticulously planned, ensuring you depart feeling revitalized and cared for.

A Guided Experience

From guided circles to healing yoga, our itinerary is exquisitely designed to provide you with the ultimate retreat experience. We’ll nourish you with delicious, plant-based meals, support you with somatic movement and healing sound baths, and create space for your transformation through thoughtfully crafted activations.

Incredible Gaia

Gaia Villa is a luxurious retreat space nestled on 3.5 acres on the edge of Joshua Tree National Park. This Santa Fe-inspired property is the perfect backdrop for Refuge. We invite you to experience the transformative, healing nature of the Mojave Desert among an incredible group of women. Slow down and tap into the spiritually charged energy of the Southern California High Desert.


What’s Included

  • 4 Days/ 3 Nights Accommodation
  • 3 Nourishing, Plant-Based Meals Each Day (*options for all dietary restrictions)
  • Guided Womens Circles 
  • Sound Healing & Meditation
  • Restorative & Flow Yoga
  • Daily Somatic Movement
  • Breathwork
  • Self-Love Photo Shoot
  • Ample Free Time for Integration & Connection
  • Upgraded experiences: Massage, Reiki, Private Yoga Session
  • Curated Welcome Gift from Local Women Artisans


  • Saltwater pool w/ grotto waterfall 
  • Outdoor yoga pavilion & yoga studio
  • Jacuzzi spa with state-of-the-art massaging jets
  • Large beautiful outdoor fire pit 
  • Cold plunge tubs
  • Rooftop patio with firepit and amazing desert views
  • Multiple patio areas and expansive backyard
  • Outdoor games: Bocce Ball, Cornhole, Jumbo Jenga
  • Convenient access to JT National Park, trails & shops 


Semi- Private Room

$1750 per person

Enjoy your room with a view! This is a 2 person shared room offering a twin bed for each guest. Our Semi-Private rooms are perfect for sharing with a friend or connecting with a new one.

Community Room

$1550 per person

Prioritize the spirit of community with this cozy and cute shared space! This is a 4 person shared room offering a twin bed for each guest. 

Shared En Suite (SOLD OUT)

This comfortable abode offers the primary room with an en suite bathroom. All of the luxury in one place!


“April and Lena are thoughtful and experienced hosts who have a knack for understanding exactly what we need as women, as mothers, and as a community of sisters.” – Rachel


“I’ve attended two retreats with Grow and Gather and both were absolutely fantastic. The hosts are professional, knowledgeable and think of every detail to make the retreat unique for each individual. The food is delicious and the activities are so thoughtfully planned and facilitated.” – Jenna


The entire weekend was magical. I was able to express my thoughts, fears, and frustrations without feeling judged or alone. Sharing my challenges and connecting with others, whether they had similar experiences or not, each woman was there to lend a shoulder or an ear. If you’re a skeptic, my advice is to give it a try. You’ll find clarity in your thoughts, form meaningful connections, and create bonds with other women that can change your life.” – Natalie