Yoga Oasis: A Women’s Serenity Retreat

Pool at resort in Desert Hot Springs, California. The pool is surrounded by lush vegetation, and there is a mountain in the background.

April 10 – (13 or) 15, 2016

Desert Hot Springs, California

Experience first-hand the lure of the desert plus the luxury and beauty of a first class, lush,intimate, desert retreat & spa

Please join us for 3 or 5 magical evenings and luscious days in beautiful Desert Hot Springs, a natural hot mineral pool capital. Enjoy the healing waters, the majestic mountains and daily water yoga in a circle of supportive women

Do you long to relax, heal and let go?

  • Float in the waters of tranquility while you listen to the quiet of the desert.
  • Enjoy the warm nights, bright stars and majestic sky
  • Escape daily duties and ‘have-to’s’…..all the joy of home-made gourmet meals, without the planning, preparation or clean-up!​
  • Let your body, mind and spirit experience community, solitude, joy & laughter
  • Spend a day in glorious Palm Springs….explore the architecture and enjoy lunch & shopping(5 night option only)

We will have the entire resort to ourselves the first 3 days! This is, by design, a small intimate retreat…limited to 10 women only

Your Retreat Guides

Portrait of Melinda Lowrey

Melinda Lowrey

Woman of water, lover of yoga, teller of bad jokes. Certified 200-hr yoga teacher and certified Ai Chi instructor, she specializes in Aqua Yoga, Ai Chi, Yin, Restorative, Senior yoga & Yoga Nidra. Her passion is creating safe, sacred space in which women may reconnect with their deep inner knowing. She leads international retreats and local Water Yoga classes. She is a grandmother of 7 and recently took up the Ukulele!

Portrait of Bette Timm, square format

Bette Timm

Wise Woman, long-time yoga practitioner, dedicated student of Vedic teachings and astrologer. She has practiced Jyotisha, the astrology of India, since the late 1980s, and the the jewel of the Vedas has called to her for over 40 years. She is also a music promoter and writer on the topics of music, yoga, ayurveda and Jyotisha.


View of pool at Hacienda Hot Springs Inn in Desert Springs, California

Indulge in the beautiful surroundings of Hacienda Hot Springs Inn

  • Home-made gourmet meals to accommodate vegetarians and omnivores, alike
  • Daily water yoga & Ai Chi in the natural, mineral hot pools
  • Women’s evening water circles
  • Self-care and wisdom-talk workshops
  • Custom-designed tour of Palm Springs Architecture(5 day option only)
  • A world-class spa offering such glorious (extra cost) services as
    • Three Sisters of Serenity Detox
    • High Desert Nirvana
    • Ancient Vino Mud Wine Wrap
    • & many, many more!


View of Hacienda Hot Springs Inn in Desert Springs, California

What’s Included?

  • 3 or 5 nights lodging, includes tax & tip
  • All meals (except Palm Springs lunch)
  • 2 Movement classes daily
  • 2 or 3 Inspiring Workshops
  • Palm Springs Architectural Tour(5 night option only)
  • Women’s Water Circles

(Not included: airfare, taxi services, extra activities, spa services, lunch in Palm Springs, alcohol and tips)


Depending on your accommodation selection, the full cost ranges from only $ 1885-2390


Early Bird Registration: Save $300-400! Cost: $988-1990
(Must be booked & paid in full by 2/29/16)

General Registration: Must be booked and paid in full by 3/1/16

Room rates are available on the registration page.


I look forward to sharing this magnificent experience with you. Join Melinda Lowrey & me on this not-to-be missed yoga retreat for women. This is time for YOU. Attend as much or as little as you like….gifting yourself the luxury of what your soul is longing for.

Still have questions? Contact Melinda at or 707 337 1392. She’ll be happy to answer any questions to help you determine if this retreat is right for you.