Meditation and Yoga Retreat Weekend

Meditation Mindfulness and Yoga  Retreat  – Beautiful Surroundings, Delicious vegetarian food,  Labyrinth, Sound & Movement Workshop, Hot Tub, Swimming Pool, Hiking Trails – Friday, August 11th – Sunday, 13th, 2017 – Joshua Tree, Southern California.

Meditation and Yoga Retreat Weekend

August 11th - 13th 2017

3:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Led by Beth Mulligan and Hugh O’Neill

$375.00 - $495.00
59700 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
United States
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The Weekend Retreat will run from Friday evening thru Sunday lunchtime and will include daily periods of mindfulness meditation, along with talks by the teachers. There will be Body awareness practices with  3 teacher-led Yoga sessions including Early Morning Yoga. And our very popular Mindful Sound and Movement workshop is scheduled for Saturday evening. There will be periods for walking meditation, writing exercises, and free time to hike, walk the labyrinth, explore the grounds or use the pools. The program includes 6 vegetarian meals. And all of our meeting spaces, dining room and accommodations are Fully Air Conditioned.

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For Retreat Manager, email or call 951-750-9020

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Retreat program overview:

Join our meditation and yoga retreat weekend in Joshua Tree, California, to relax, unwind and  explore Meditation, Mindfulness and yoga. The retreat will be led by Mindful-Way teachers Beth Mulligan, PA-C, Hugh O’Neill and their team of highly experienced guest teachers.  Set in the beautiful grounds of the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, (Home to Bhakti and Shakti Fest) our program is designed to be a blend of formal practices and fun, creative exploration – suitable for people of all levels of meditation and yoga practice.  The retreat will run from Friday evening thru Sunday lunchtime and will include daily meditation, talks by the teachers, body awareness practices with  3 teacher-led Yoga sessions including Early Morning Yoga. And our very popular Mindful Sound and Movement workshop. Our emphasis throughout will be on Mindfulness of what ever we are doing and what is arising in the moment. Participation in all sessions is optional and there will be periods for walking meditation, writing exercises, and free time to hike, walk the labyrinth, explore the grounds or use the pools. Beginners to meditation, yoga and retreat practice are welcomed. And we have a separate introduction to mindfulness meditation session available for people brand new to practice or wishing for a refresher. All of our meeting spaces, dining room and accommodations are Fully Air Conditioned mindfulness meditation yoga retreat retreats and trainings


The program includes 6 delicious vegetarian meals, prepared by our expert Chef and staff, beginning with an evening meal on Friday and ending with lunch on Sunday. Teas, coffee, water and some snacks will be available between meals. You are welcome to bring your own snacks, however there are no refrigerators in the housing. If you have special dietary needs please let us know 2 weeks in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you. vegetarian food mindfulness meditation yoga retreat retreats southern California


All rooms are fully heated and Air Conditioned and we have three Rooming options: Shared: Same gender Dorm Rooms, sleeping from 3 to 5 people with shared en suite Bathroom.  Single Room: Private room with private bathroom.  Group accommodation: Book a room for family, friends or group. Rooms sleep from 2 – 6 people, and have their own private bathroom.

Program Schedule:

Times and details are approximate and are intended for travel planning purposes only. Our retreat opens with on-site registration on Friday afternoon from 3:30pm. An evening meal will be served between 5:30 and 6:30pm. Our first formal session will run from about 7:15 to 9:30pm. Saturday Program Begins with optional early morning Yoga 6:30am and ends around 9:30pm.  Our Retreat concludes on Sunday with lunch, which will be served from 12:30 – 1:30pm yoga pose meditation mindfulness retreat mindfulness retreats

Late Arrival:

Traffic and travel plans are normal. Please notify us in advance if you know you will be arriving after 7:00pm on Friday. late arrivals are welcome to join in with the program when you get there on Friday.


The Retreat center is situated on 440 acres of it’s own grounds and has numerous amenities available to all retreat participants. These include a Walking Labyrinth, Hiking Trails, numerous water features along with a Swimming Pool and a large  Hot Pool.

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What to Bring

This is a suggested list only: Loose comfortable layered clothing. A hat, Sunscreen, Yoga mat if you have one, (we will have some extras at Retreat Site) Blanket if you have one. Water Bottle, Flashlight, Alarm Clock, Comfortable shoes or sandals. (Closed footwear recommended if you plan to hike on the trails)  Bathing suit, Bathing Towel. Personal toiletries, etc.  A comprehensive list of what to bring and directions will be emailed to you upon registration or in advance of the event.



Beth Mulligan

Beth Mulligan

Beth Mulligan, PA-C is a certified MBSR teacher, teacher trainer, and adjunct faculty through the UMASS Center for Mindfulness. She has been teaching MBSR for over a decade to diverse populations; from the critically ill, to non-profit organizations, the underserved, educators, and corporate leaders. She currently teaches at the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UCI and Insight LA. Beth teaches the 10-week and nine-day practicum for teachers in training nationally and internationally. Beth is a certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and teacher trainer and does international training for the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

Beth has a background in primary care medicine as a Board Certified Physician Assistant having graduated Magna cum Laude from Duke University and has practiced medicine for over thirty years. She is a long time student of Charles Tenshin Fletcher, Roshi at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center where she has lived in residence. Beth is the Guiding Dharma teacher at Insight Community of the Desert and is a certified yoga instructor.

Hugh O’Neill

Hugh O’Neill

Hugh O’Neill is co-owner of Mindful-Way and has studied and practiced meditation and yoga for more than 20 years. He has trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D. and Dr. Saki Santorelli, and has completed teacher training at the highest level. His many years of creative and management experience in the media industry combined with his intensive training in Mindfulness Meditation programs enable him to skillfully relate the concepts and practices to a wide range of populations. Hugh has taught more than 50 MBSR classes and dozens of other mindfulness programs in universities, medical centers, non-profits, and in local government and corporate settings. Hugh has also been a presenter at the International Scientific Conference on Mindfulness, and is the lead mindfulness teacher in a number of clinical research projects. Hugh has studied and lived in residence at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center under the guidance of Zen Master Charles Tenshin Fletcher, Roshi.

Register for the Retreat

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Shared Dorm
Shared, same gender apartment space or small dorm room. Maximum occupancy 3-5 people Shared bathroom. Fully heated and Air Conditioned.
Group / Family Room
Private room or small apartment/cottage for your group. Rooms sleep from 2 - 6 people. Private bathroom. Fully Heated and Air Conditioned. Please specify name of person rooming with you or your Group name during registration process.
Single Room
Single room with private WC and shower. Fully heated and Air conditioned.

For the health and comfort of all participants please answer all of the following questions

Informed Consent

I understand that this Mindful-Way mindfulness retreat program ("The Retreat") includes meditation practices, and physical movement including gentle yoga type stretching.

I am aware that inner exploring of mental, emotional and physical states may cause me to become more aware of my thinking patterns, buried emotions, repressed feelings and physical discomforts. I understand that I am wholly responsible for these states and any other experiences I may have arising out of participation in The Retreat. And for any additional help that awareness of these states may require. I understand that I am under no obligation to participate in any of the retreat activities. And that I do so willingly. And I have disclosed to the program teachers and organizers any and all information that might be relevant to determining my suitability to participate in The Retreat. I also understand that I may in now way hold Mindful-Way, it's teachers, agents, affiliates, facilities, landlords or property owners including Joshua Tree Retreat Center, responsible in any way for any physical, mental, or emotional discomfort, illness or injury of any kind whatsoever arising out of my participation in The Retreat. And I release and indemnify to the fullest extent of the law the above named parties on behalf of myself and my agents and heirs against any claims for distress, injury or illness, including death resulting from or in any way connected to my participation in The Retreat.

I attest to this by signing my name electronically in this form.