Pow Wow Women’s Retreat


The Call

This is a call to all the women who’s souls burn with passion and are willing to let the smoldering embers within ignite and spread wildly ferociously and without boundary.

This is a call to all women who’s hearts beat with desire and are willing to love deeply, to be in a place of openness and vulnerability and let others love them back.

This is a call to all women who are willing to speak their truth, stand in the rawness, realness and strength of who they are with pride and conviction.

This is a call to all women who are willing to look other women in the eyes and reach through from your soul to theirs without judgement or competition.

This is a call to all women who are willing to look at themselves in the mirror and see past their “flaws” that society has taught them to cover up, to be ashamed of, to see past the surface and look deep within at the true beauty in the depths of their being.

This is a call to all women who won’t settle for living a one-dimensional life, who seek adventure and are willing to take risks and stray from their comfort zone in order to live a life of passion, meaning and purpose.

Are you ready to answer the call?

~shawnee thornton hardy

pow wow ladies

Melissa from Pow Wow Design Studio, Marlo from Pacific Music Therapy and myself (Shawnee) from ABLE Yoga Therapy will be hosting a Women’s Empowerment Retreat March 22-26. We have a dream and desire for this retreat to serve as a time of self-exploration, self-love, self-empowerment, self-healing, community with other women and connection to our souls purpose, dreams and deepest desires. We’ll explore these elements through yoga, meditation, art, dance, creation, writing and so much more. We truly want this experience to be an intimate and connected one so we will only be making space for 13 women on our retreat.


No yoga or meditation experience necessary for this retreat. ALL BODIES and levels of experience welcomed and honored. The yoga and meditation sessions will have an emphasis on awareness of breath, connection to your heart, being present in your body and honoring your soul. The emphasis in the yoga sessions is a “work in” rather than a work out.



LE HAUT DESERT AERIE is a beautiful moroccan style bed and breakfast located in the high desert of Joshua Tree. This place is truly magical and embodies all of the elements of what we desired in a location for our retreat. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the world, this is the perfect place for self-reflection and self-exploration.













Pow Wow bench



Moroccan Style Rooms – Queen Beds. Pillow Top Beds. Shared Full Baths

Please note that beds will be shared by 2 people for the Rose Room, Blue Room and Little Morocco and bathrooms will be shared by guests. If you prefer to have your own bed a cot can be provided free of charge. Just request a cot on registration form.

Rose Room – Sleeps 2 (private deck overlooking the landscape)



Blue Room – Sleeps 2

blue room

photo credit Le Haut Desert Aerie


Little Morocco – Moroccan Style Room with a Full Bed – Sleeps 2



Little Tibet & Marracech – Sleeps 2 Each

Please note that beds will be shared by 2 people for the Glamping Tents. If you prefer to have your own bed a cot can be provided for no additional charge. Just request cot on registration form. Please note the cots are small twin size frames and mattresses. Additional note *the glamping tents and camping spaces are an approximate 5-8 minute walk from the main meeting space/house.

10×12′  and 10×14′ Safari-style tents, with queen bed, wood-fired stove and Joshua Tree nightstands. Outdoor outhouse.



glamping bed

photo via Le Haut Desert Aerie – little Tibet


photo via Pow Wow Design Studio – Marracech

Community outdoor kitchen with glass & bottle outhouse and outdoor shower.


photo via Le Haut Desert Aerie


photo via Le Haut Desert Aerie




Aerie Stream Trailer – Sleeps 3

Newly renovated airstream trailer with a deck and outdoor seating area. Queen bed (shared by 2 people) and full size pull out futon (for 1 person)

Please note that bed will be shared by 2 people for the Airstream plus there is an additional full size futon. Additional note *the airstream is a short walk from the main meeting space/house.



Outdoor Soaking Spa

hot tub

photo via Le Haut Desert Aerie


Beautiful Pow Wow style lounges in the desertscape with fire-pits

pow wow loungs

photo via Pow Wow





Desert Nights




PRICING: Includes Accommodations for 3 days/4 nights, Meals, Mindfulness Experiences, Workshops, Yoga & Meditation and a lovely Intention Gift Bag from us to you. Full access to house and property (excluding the kitchen in the home). $500 non-refundable deposit due at registration to secure spot and remainder of the balance due by February 22nd, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: Pricing is Per Person. If you see the pricing for each accommodation it is for one person not split between two.

Blue Room –  $1950 (Sleeps 2)

Rose Room –   $1950 (Sleeps 2) – 1 reserved1 spot left

Little Morocco – Additional Moroccan Style Room  – $1800 ( Sleeps 2, Full Bed – it’s suggested booking this room together as a pair )

Marrakech Glamping Tent –  $1700  (Sleeps 2) – 1 reserved1 spot left

Little Tibet Glamping Tent –  $1700 (Sleeps 2)

Aerie Stream –  $1650 (Sleeps 3)

Non-Refundable deposit of $500.00 due upon registration to hold spot in the retreat.

Please e-mail Shawnee at yogabyshawnee@gmail.com for registration and payment.


3 healthy and organic, nourishing meals will be provided daily,  Friday – Sunday. Most meals will be provided by Chef Charlie, a local chef in Joshua Tree. Healthy and light breakfast options will be provided by us daily. Thursday evening we will provide appetizers and healthy beverages upon arrival. Please note – plan to bring your own snacks. Gluten free, vegan, vegetarian and special diet accommodations will be provided.


Chef Charlie

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (please note there may be schedule changes)

Thursday evening – Welcoming ceremony (arrive between 4:00-4:30)

Friday – Sunday

8:00 am – Breakfast/Journaling (Light, Organic & healthy breakfast)

10:00 – 11:00 am – Morning Yoga and Meditation (Heart Centered Practice)

12:00-1:10 pm – Lunch (Organic & healthy meal, specific dietary needs accommodated)

1:30-3:45 pm – Mindfulness Experience

5:30-6:30 pm – Restorative Yoga Practice

7:30-8:30 pm – Dinner (Organic & healthy meal, specific dietary needs accommodated)

8:30-10:30 pm –  Workshop/Journaling (Workshops with Melissa, Shawnee & Marlo) Evening Activities/Socializing, Music, Dancing, Pow Wow’s around the fire pit, Drum Circle.

Monday morning – Closing Ceremony (depart at 11:00 am)

Mindfulness Experiences/Workshops

“Dreams are whispers from your soul.”

Creative Experiences to connect to your deepest dreams and desires




“we are all energy, our deepest desires to live and share our highest vibrations.”

Private 1-hour Sound Healing Bath at The Integratron


Mindful Hiking Experience  – Connect with nature on a mile long meditation trail at Le Haut Desert Aerie.


“I saw that my life was a vast empty glowing page and I could do anything I wanted.”

 ~Jack Kerouac

Additional Workshops will be provided daily by Shawnee, Marlo and Melissa with a focus on Dharma, connecting to our souls purpose, letting go of fear that holds us back from living our dharma and tapping in to our deep inner creative beings. We’ll explore these intentions through art, dance, music, writing, meditation and deep discussion.


We hope you can join us on this incredible journey inward!


Much love, Shawnee, Marlo & Melissa

Photo Credit: Tim Hardy PhotographyJenelle Laila Photography, Natalie Holford Photography