Join Scott and Shanti Medina with special musical guests and percussionists for a weekend wellness retreat Soaking in the Sacred at the beautiful Joyful Journey Hot Springs Resort and Spa in Moffat, CO May 3-5, 2024.
PLUS we are offering an optional pre-retreat BONUS to join us for soaking and dinner at Joyful Journey on Thursday May 2nd and a journey together to the sacred Sand Dunes National Park on Friday morning before retreat participants arrive.
We are honored to have Deborah Ogden and Jim Grant joining us on percussion and drums for the weekend.
- Enjoy ecstatic chanting, sound journeying, Dances of Universal Peace, embodied meditation, ancient ceremony and sacred ritual
- Soak in the magical hot spring waters throughout your stay, including times when it is closed to the general public and only open to our retreat participants
- Learn to craft your own folk medicine and activate your spirit guides
- Rejuvenate with a massage or wellness treatment at the world class onsite spa
- Restore calm and clarity with silence and stillness
- Experience walking the labyrinth and being in the magical San Luis Valley of Colorado
“Joyful Journey is a sanctuary where people from all walks of life come to experience its soothing waters – to heal and find peace from the stress of their daily lives. As owner/guardian of these sacred waters since 1999, my intent is to allow our mineral hot springs’ healing water and therapies to awaken the hearts and uplift the spirits of all who come, so that they might experience the amazing benefits these waters provide”. ~ Elaine Blumenhein – Founder Joyful Journey Hot Springs
The hot springs are naturally super-heated by the earth’s active geothermal and hydrothermal activity, Joyful Journey is one of the few places on earth with natural hot mineral water that does not have the sulfur odor that is often found in many hot mineral springs. The mineral waters are piped directly from private artesian springs at Joyful Journey.
The pools are tempered between 98°F to 108°F. For centuries, the Native Americans, the Spanish explorers and early settlers took refuge at what is now Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa. The Native Americans referred to these elements simply as “The Waters” and established its source as a place of peace, where all tribes were welcome, leaving all differences behind as they came to this sanctuary to heal.
Learn more about Joyful Journeys at their website Joyful Journey Hot Springs and Spa
Weekend Retreat Dates: Friday May 3 – Sunday 5, 2024
Join us as early as 12pm on May 3rd for soaking and connecting with friends. Opening circle begins at 7pm on Friday, after the homemade delicious dinner which is included with your lodging. Closing circle to end our retreat is Sunday at 2pm, after which time you can stay and continue soaking throughout the day.
Pre-Retreat Date (optional add on): Thursday May 2nd for dinner and hot springs soaking at Joyful Journey and morning trip to Sand Dunes National Park on Friday May 3rd. More details below.
Retreat Investment: Sliding scale $175 – $250/pp*
*Your Retreat Investment includes all of your retreat sessions, ceremonies, ritual pieces and facilitation time. It Does Not include your choice of lodging at Joyful Journey. All lodging at Joyful Journey includes home cooked breakfast and delicious dinner plus access to all the hot springs and sacred land.
There is no additional retreat investment for the pre-retreat, if you choose to join us. You will be responsible for your entrance fee to the Sand Dunes National Park . We will coordinate car pooling since they charge $25 per vehicle to enter the park.
Lodging at Joyful Journey:
Contact Joyful Journey directly to book your spa treatments and secure your lodging of choice at the retreat group discount rate.
There are two steps/payments to register:
1 – Register with us first by clicking the button below to complete your registration and submit your retreat investment, after which we will send you more details and the Joyful Journey phone number to call for your room.
2 – Your Accommodations/meals/soaking with Joyful Journey are available at various group pricing rates, depending on type of lodging you choose. Register directly with Joyful Journey for this step by calling their office to book your room, after you have registered with us.
All lodging prices include unlimited soaking in the pools and your breakfast & dinner!
Important: On-site lodging is limited. We encourage booking early. Their Yurts are very cool, or they have more traditional hotel rooms. Once their lodging is full, they will make suggestions for limited lodging options in nearby towns.
We HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to room with a friend(s) or partner, which will also lower your cost. Single rooms/yurts will be extremely limited due to space availability. Many rooms have 2 Queen beds that friends can share; couples can book rooms with 1 bed in them. If you need help finding a roommate, please let us know.
Below is a sample of Joyful Journey pricing, note that we get a lower rate for a retreat than the general public does on their website.
Prices are per room (not per person) per night. For example, a Two Queen Bedroom in the hotel for TWO people would be $125.54 per person per night (or $251.08/person for both nights), which includes your soaking, breakfast AND dinner.
Joyful Journey Hot Springs and Spa 2024 Weekend Friday – Sunday lodging information is below.
Call Joyful Journey at 719-256-4328 to book your lodging of choice. Mention Shanti + Scott Medina’s Soaking in the Sacred retreat to receive your group discount.
Thursday pre-retreat lodging is about $10 per night cheaper than weekend rates, for those of you attending.