Joshua Tree,

desert Retreat

September 20 - 23rd 2019 with mandolin badger & natalia schwarz


 A stunning 4 days in Joshua Tree National Park. By day, explore hidden slot canyons, practice yoga to live music and hike through expansive desert peppered with iconic Joshua Trees and giant boulders. At night, enjoy moving slow in our 1960's artist compound as we gaze at the stars and relax in hot tubs while the sunset reveals pinks and purples so rich they looked painted into the sky.   



your mundo experience

Even those with a busy work schedule, you can come for this FOUR DAY get away! This is an opportunity to both have an adventure and nourish yourself. From our dreamy estate, and amazing locals, to the private chef and live music yoga classes, this trip is once in a lifetime. You will return to your daily life in a clear, replenished and inspired place.

Explore the local secrets of Joshua Tree National Park, deeply with yourself & others & nature, then give back as you support our National Parks Service. You will leave your cell phone behind and take place in centering activities (like yoga, live music, sound healing, and sunrise hikes) all designed to bring you back to the present moment where you tap into that flow state where everything just clicks. Don’t worry though, because we will have a professional photographer on hand to capture the moment for you.

Each day will be new, nourishing and engaging as you broaden your world view by taking this adventures with a mixed group from around the world. Then return home to your daily life more empowered and actually refreshed. You are about to experience the unmatched power that true adventure has to free the human spirit.



• Daily Yoga & Meditation (All levels)
• Hiking
• Sound Bath with local healers
• Mini Mala Beading Workshop
• Mindful Journaling

• Music Making
• Private Vegetarian Chef
• Live Musician
• Insider exploration of Hidden Slot Canyons, Giant Rock Formations and Green Oasis
• Sunset Hot Tub & Wine



Three nights lodging * Three nutritious vegetarian meals a day *  Superfood snacks * All activities * Admission to Joshua Trees National Park * Transport between all destinations on retreat *  

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This private cottage with a queen bed is perfect for a couple or two friends. It is shaded by a giant Joshua Tree, with gorgeous views of the desert sunrise and sunsets, a cozy fireplace and it’s own bathroom.

  • Private cottage / Stand alone accommodation

  • Queen bed

  • Fireplace

  • Desert views

  • Private bathroom

PRICE $1,999 per person


Desert View ROOM

This gorgeous private room with a queen bed is perfect for a couple or two friends. It has gorgeous views of the desert sunrise and sunsets, a cozy fireplace and a shared bathroom.

  • In the main house

  • Private room

  • Queen bed

  • Fireplace

  • Sliding glass doors leading to patio

  • Two entry points

  • Shared bathroom

PRICE $1,950 per person


Tree Loft ROOM

This lofted room is perfect for two people. It has lots of natural sunlight and sliding glass doors that open to a private terrace in the treetops.

  • Private stand alone accommodation

  • Second story bedroom

  • Queen bed (2 people)

  • Single bed

  • Sliding glass doors to a terrace in the treetops

  • Shared bathroom

Queen $PRICE Twin $price


Artist’s Den ROOM

This unique and magical room is perfect for four people. It was once an art studio and library in the 1960s. It has sine been converted into a living space, but the ambiance stays the same.

  • Stand alone building

  • 4 beds (2 single beds, 1 roll away bed, 1 couch bed)

  • Fireplace

  • Art studio & library

  • Cactus garden

  • Shared bathroom

$PRICE per person


Hideaway ROOM

This cozy space is perfect for one person. It is in it’s room, but open air to the communal living room in the main house. It has beautiful desert views and sliding glass doors leading out to a patio.

  • Private area that opens into the main house livingroom

  • Alcove full bed

  • Sliding glass doors leading to patio

  • Desert view

  • Shared bathroom



desert camping

This option is perfect for those on a budget or looking to sleep outside. Camping on this land is a truly magical experience. You will have full access to the main house, bathrooms, hot tubs and all parts of retreat. We will only be offering three of these spots in order to keep the group intimate!



Day 1

Adventure from beaches to desert for a night of off the grid relaxation beneath the stars!

Connect with your fellow travelers as you arrive to the otherworldly desert landscape of Joshua Tree National Park. Take in private estate of a female artist from the 60s kept in pristine condition, with her art, libraries and fireplaces around every turn. Take a look outside and we are completely secluded with 15 acres of Joshua Tree Landscape. Spend the day enjoying delicious meals from our private chef, exploring the desert and practicing yoga to live music. Later, enjoy our first mind blowing desert sunset, then tap into the local community with a special guest sound healing experience. End the evening with some hot tub, then drift to sleep beneath a sky of stars.

Day 2

Explore the best kept secrets of Joshua Tree!

Sunrise Yoga & Meditation then make our way into Joshua Tree National Park. Venture from one environment to another as you explore a hidden slot canyon, green oasis and vast desert landscape. Picnic lunch atop a giant boulder then make our way to Hidden Valley to take in some of the iconic parts of Joshua Tree. Finish our exploration with a one of a kind sunset yoga & live music experience in the park. Later, partake in an intentional beading workshop by the fireplace. Begin to feel like family as we listen to music, connect and enjoy a delicious dinner outside beneath the stars. Take a dip in the hot tub and have a glass of wine as we celebrate our time in Joshua Tree. 


Day 3

Enjoy an easy day of nature, hiking and yoga, followed by a commemorative dinner in the city ! 

Enjoy a slow morning surrounded by Joshua Trees as far as the eye can see . Guided live music yoga & meditation starts the day, followed by breakfast and a morning hike. Spend the day exploring your way from the top to the bottom of Joshua Tree National Park as we make our way home. Commemorate our journey with a family dinner out in San Diego.

The United States has some of the most jaw dropping nature in the World. It can be easy to forget the beauty in our own backyard, I say we dive deeply into it.
— Mandolin Badger, Founder


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More details

Airport Options : San Diego International Airport, San Diego OR Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles

Payment Plans : Payment plans available at no additional charge. 

Groups : Have a group of 6 or more? Reach out for speciality group discounts and a trip created just for you!


90 days prior: Full refund 

60 days prior:  50% refund 

30 days prior: No refund 

* All deposits are non refundable. Exceptions are handled on a case by case basis


ALL INCLUSIVE $567.00 / Per Person