Achieve a deeper sense of well-being. Joshua Tree Retreat Center offers the community many wellness classes designed to accommodate all levels of experience. Most classes are by donation, usually $5 to $20, and reservations are not required. Wear comfortable clothing, bring your water bottle, and join in for a welcome respite from the hectic day-to-day.
Joshua Tree Retreat Center is dedicated to enlarging their programs and making them more accessible to everyone in our area. Wellness classes are one way that they fulfill this mission. Check out the online calendar for new class offerings at www.jtrcc.org/calendar/
“Joshua Tree Retreat Center is the physical manifestation of the desert’s spirituality.” – J. Cheryl Bookout, JTRC Board Member
SOULFUL SUNDAY HEALING CIRCLE WITH GITTE
1st Sunday of the month, 10am-11am, FREE event, open to all. Experience a safe space to share healing energy, wholeness, and optimism. This is a chance to give yourself time to connect your body, mind, and spirit with love, light, and health. It meets at the Tai Chi Circle, outside of Noble Hall and across from the Café.
MENTALPHYSICS 8 KEY BREATHWORK WITH HANNA
Tuesdays, 10am-11am. Breathe your way to health by learning and practicing the 8 Key Breaths of The Science of Mentalphysics. Each Key Breath learned and practiced will optimize your health and deepen your understanding. Join in at the outdoor Tai Chi Circle. The suggested donation is $8.
ALL LEVELS YOGA WITH LAURA
Wednesdays, 11am-12:15pm. In All Levels Yoga, you can work at your own pace in a friendly and encouraging environment while being guided by the instructor to learn proper form, alignment and modifications to fit your personal needs and abilities. Please bring a yoga mat and yoga blanket or large towel. $15 per class, which meets outdoors at the Yoga Pad, next to Noble Hall.
CRYSTAL CHAKRA MEDITATION WITH GITTE
Wednesdays, 5pm-6pm. Ignite your inner light, clear and open your chakras, and deeply connect to your deepest self. This guided meditation uses the loving energy of crystals to help you find balance and peace within your unique alignment. Suggested donation is $5-$15. Classes meet inside Noble Hall, with masks and social distancing.
COMMUNITY SOUND BATH WITH PETRA
2nd Thursday of the month, 6pm-7:30pm. This is a deeply meditative experience, and the best part is that you don’t have to do anything special, other than just be. Once harmonic sounds are introduced, the body tunes into harmony and peace naturally. Bring a mat, small pillow or blanket. Doors will open at 5:30pm. Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are appreciated. You may RSVP by emailing booking@ thesoundmindgarden.com. The suggested donation is $10-$30 through Venmo or cash. The sound bath takes place in Noble Hall, with masks and social distancing.
YOGALATES WITH LAURA
Thursdays, 11am-12:15pm. Yogalates is a full body workout class suitable for students of all levels. It focuses on building core strength and muscle tone through Pilates mat work and yoga combined. Please bring a yoga mat, yoga blanket, or large towel and 2 or 3 pound weights. Classes are $15 each and meet outdoors at the Yoga Pad.