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Sacred Sound and Tea Ceremony
~••~SACRED SOUND BATH~••~ A Sacred Sound Bath is a live, immersive, meditative experience which works acoustically on your brain, body, and soul. As you sit or lie down with eyes closed, sound vibrations wash over you, taking you on an expansive inward journey. Similar to meditation, sound baths stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system. You'll leave feeling relaxed, centered, energized, and uplifted. Sound Healing is an ancient-modern practice which comes in many forms across all cultures. ~ HEART CHAKRA TEA CEREMONY~ A Heart Chakra Tea Ceremony is an opportunity to connect with yourself and open your heart. Each chakra has a variety of herbs and flowers that stimulate and activate the chakras. Tea Ceremonies are a way to immerse into the power of the present, and increase your connection to your inner self and your heart chakra. The Ceremony aids in any transformational shift you are working towards, whether you are looking to deepen your understanding of who you are, release old patterns and traumas, or move into a more self-confident space. It is your bridge for self reflection, healing, and inward expansion.
Touched by a Llama
Even before you enter the gate the Llamas will be checking you out, the goats will cry out a welcome. When you enter their corral you might be wary of their size, and you will be amazed at their speed as they run around to show off their long strides. After they run for you, we will show you how to hold the llama pellets in your hand as the llamas use their oddly grippy lips to pick up the pellets. The llamas love the pellets and they will take turns visiting each feeder. Once they have eaten all the pellets, we spread some hay for the llamas to graze on and everything becomes peaceful and silent. You hear the wind in the trees, the call of the quail, the gentle sound of hay being mashed into cud. When you look up you notice you are surrounded by the desert, the Sawtooth and Joshua Tree mountains to the South, the ancient volcanic Black Mesa to the West, and Johnson valley stretching endlessly North. Throughout this experience your hosts will educate you on all things llama, and snap pictures of you so you can share this magic with friends, family, and followers. Experience last about an hour. NOTE: you must be 18 yrs or older. Other things to note There may be up to 6 people participating in a feeding.
Private Hot Spring Sunset for Two
This is a private, hosted experience for a total of 2 hours. You should be an outdoor enthusiast for this experience. This is not a spa. We meet at the nursery greenhouse where we grow desert plants. Then take a short walk through the desert, perhaps encountering some wildlife on our way to a small private water feature where you will experience natural hot springs from deep within the San Andreas fault. Reset and connect with Mother Earth as Panoramic desert views enhance this meditative western sunset. This is a private and primitive Off grid ritual. Other things to note NO MAKEUP , PERFUME, COLOGNE, SUNSCREENS, LOTIONS, BODY CARE, DEODORANT, or HAIR CARE PRODUCTS OF ANY KIND. No glass or food please. No pets. Must be 21.
Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park
Experience Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park with certified local guides! We will meet at the National Park Visitor's Center, in the Town of Joshua Tree. After a short ‘meet and greet' and discussion of the day's agenda, we will drive to our climbing destination. You will be fit with climbing gear and have a chance to use the restroom before leaving the parking area. A short walk to the rocks will allow time to discuss local flora and fauna, the unique geologic history of the area, or a brief intro to rock climbing culture. When we arrive at the climbing area, our guides will set up climbs and teach basic techniques. All members of the group will have the opportunity try climbing and receive expert coaching along the way. Our programs end in the park. We suggest that you plan accordingly to stay and explore a little on your own once we've finish. Other things to note: Make sure you bring a phone or camera to take awesome pictures! Check the forecast and wear appropriate clothing. Hiking shoes for the approach, and light pants to protect your knees while climbing. You must provide your own transportation and cannot ride into the park with us.
Let’s Goat Hike
Take in stunning views of the High Desert of the Mojave, accompanied by goats. We’ll meet our 15 friendly Nubian goats in their pens. They’ll wait for us to open their gate, and then these loving animals will show us the way. We’ll follow the herd at an easy pace into desert washes and onto boulders, where we’ll find beautiful spots to sit and chat—or simply gaze into the silence of the landscape, the gaping sky, and the goats enjoying themselves. We’ll walk about three miles and return with the goats after the sunset. Other things to note No phone connection the last 4.7 miles of dirt roads ( easy access :) & @ The Farm Long pants & suitable shoes for hiking are essential. Sun protection and hat. Plenty of water. Dress warm from October to April. Walk at your own risk

Discover the magic of the desert

LlamaMazing Fun Tour desert walk
Our desert journey will begin with a Llama greet and treat at the ranch. Our fabulous llama quartet will gather around to say hello. At first you will be astounded at their size and strangeness, but as I have seen time and time again, your reservations begin to melt away and our beautiful and majestic llamas will charm you with their gregariousness, and curiosity. One of our Llama's will be harnessed and ready to go on our 2 mile desert walk, this usually takes anywhere from 40 to 60 minutes long. The rest the time we will Back in the corral with all four llamas and the two goats for you to have some more together time back in the corral with all four llamas and the two goats. Vast open views of our scenic desert include Joshua Tree mountain range, Johnson Valley, and the ancient Black Mesa. As you walk with Llama, you will be amazed at the variety of plants and creatures you will see. From the prehistoric Creosote, and the majestic Joshua Trees, cuddly teddy bear cactus, to the miner's lettuce, Yucca fruit and other seasonal edible desert plants, our Master gardener desert docent, and Lllama extraordinaire will unlock the ancient mysteries of the desert for you. Majestic open skies are the back drop for this experience; they never disappoint. For optimum experience we do our tours In cooler temps 1.5-2 hours. NOTE: you must be 18 yrs or older. Other things to note You and up to five other guests could be on this experience. Please remember to hydrate it is very hot out here even in early AM and late PM hours. Closed-toed sturdy/comfortable shoes.
Third Eye Sensory Journey
This powerful alchemical experience is designed to expand your mind, giving you "new vision" and a deeper inspiration for all aspects of life. A Third Eye Sensory Journey is an immersive experience of self expansion, grounding, and connecting to the healing power of the Joshua Tree Vortex. The session combines a tapestry of powerful modalities; quantum meditation, sound healing, reiki, inner alchemy, timeline healing, moving meditation, mindfulness, and a heightened connection with the senses, to expand the quantum connection with our inner and outer worlds. Opening chakra sound activation, biofield attunment, healing reiki treatments; concluding our journey with a Wisdom Circle and Tea Ceremony. By combining the transformative power of various modalities and wisdom traditions, Third Eye Sensory Journeys support profound healing, awakening, and quantum shifts within the mind, body, soul, and spirit. As we heal and expand ourselves, we heal and expand the whole world. :) Namaste :)
High-Desert Climbing in Joshua Tree
There's no better way to experience the scenic views of the High-Desert than being up on the rocks. We provide customized rock climbing trips in Joshua Tree National Park from first time beginners to experienced climbers. Rick Picar or possibly Stephen Fredericks and Tiowa Reynolds will meet at Quail Springs Picnic Area BACK parking lot (by the BATHROOMS) in Joshua Tree National Park, where we will outfit you with a harness, helmet and rock climbing shoes. Your Guide, will provide you an overview of the trip then select a climbing location best suited to match your experience and ability. Once we are all done with that, we will stay at Quail Springs Picnic Area or caravan deeper into the Park. When we get to the climbing site, we will teach you how to belay a climber and manage the climbing rope. You will also learn safety checks and verbal commands used in rock climbing. Depending on the size of your group, we can add rappelling to your trip. When you book a rock climbing adventure, you will experience the world-class climbing in Joshua Tree National Park. Prepare yourself for fantastic climbing, great company and an awesome adventure! Other things to note Private Instruction: We do not mix groups! Book up to four guests, booking will close for any group of two or more. All of our adventures are private affairs, custom tailored to your ability.
Wild West HumVee Tours Joshua Tree - Four Hour
As the tour begins, you will experience unique parts of the Mojave Desert, in the Joshua Tree District, from the lens of an explorer in an authentic ex-military HumVee. Joshua Tree Wilderness extreme off-roading in the Mojave Desert checking out all the unique Fauna & Flora, with lots of sightseeing on Vista’a with Panoramic Views.
Get fired up!! Glassblowing workshop
You will spend up to 3 hours with Tara in her 50s retro trailer that has been converted into a glass studio. She will start by showing you some basics about equipment, safety and how to identify and use your tools. Then she will instruct you in making a bead from start to finish. Narrating step by step. Next you will jump on to the torch to demonstrate your new skills. In hopes of creating your own pendant. Art created in demo is yours to keep!! Check out other students and their projects on IG @ annie_smokley Other things to note Times can be flexible. Please ask. I may be able to accommodate your schedule. When you arrive Enter through gate on your right and knock on the front door.

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Meditation & Sound Journey in JTVortex
Joshua tree is a powerful vortex of energy, that cannot be fully experienced unless you tap in to your power of meditation. I am offering an hour of meditation, breath work, sound healing and other relaxing techniques in the desert. As humans we are a microcosm of the macrocosm. Tools to bring yourself into a state of peace can be taken with you wherever you go. The experience will be simple and gentle. All levels are welcome. We will open the class by a couple sounds of AUM to create some vibrational bounds with each other. A guided meditation will follow as well as different breathing techniques. And we will end the class on a sound healing journey. The goal of this experience is to create a safe space to step into your real self. No pets allowed. Other things to note Please feel free to message if your date is not listed. I would be happy to find ways to still host a meditative experience. Love & Light,
Sacred Sound and Tea Ceremony
~••~SACRED SOUND BATH~••~ A Sacred Sound Bath is a live, immersive, meditative experience which works acoustically on your brain, body, and soul. As you sit or lie down with eyes closed, sound vibrations wash over you, taking you on an expansive inward journey. Similar to meditation, sound baths stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system. You'll leave feeling relaxed, centered, energized, and uplifted. Sound Healing is an ancient-modern practice which comes in many forms across all cultures. ~ HEART CHAKRA TEA CEREMONY~ A Heart Chakra Tea Ceremony is an opportunity to connect with yourself and open your heart. Each chakra has a variety of herbs and flowers that stimulate and activate the chakras. Tea Ceremonies are a way to immerse into the power of the present, and increase your connection to your inner self and your heart chakra. The Ceremony aids in any transformational shift you are working towards, whether you are looking to deepen your understanding of who you are, release old patterns and traumas, or move into a more self-confident space. It is your bridge for self reflection, healing, and inward expansion.
Touched by a Llama
Even before you enter the gate the Llamas will be checking you out, the goats will cry out a welcome. When you enter their corral you might be wary of their size, and you will be amazed at their speed as they run around to show off their long strides. After they run for you, we will show you how to hold the llama pellets in your hand as the llamas use their oddly grippy lips to pick up the pellets. The llamas love the pellets and they will take turns visiting each feeder. Once they have eaten all the pellets, we spread some hay for the llamas to graze on and everything becomes peaceful and silent. You hear the wind in the trees, the call of the quail, the gentle sound of hay being mashed into cud. When you look up you notice you are surrounded by the desert, the Sawtooth and Joshua Tree mountains to the South, the ancient volcanic Black Mesa to the West, and Johnson valley stretching endlessly North. Throughout this experience your hosts will educate you on all things llama, and snap pictures of you so you can share this magic with friends, family, and followers. Experience last about an hour. NOTE: you must be 18 yrs or older. Other things to note There may be up to 6 people participating in a feeding.
Experience Amazing Horsehair Raku
This 2-hour experience allows each guest to pick from a variety of pre-made pots. Horsehair "Raku" during the experience uses a technique of applying horsehair, feathers, and/or sawdust to red hot pots. The carbon in these items transfer suddenly to the pot and are permanent. This method is eye-popping and amazing. Any age can do it. I recommend children be at least 10 and able to be respectful to other guests. I am sometimes a little corny, but very capable of sharing the How-To's, mixed with some history and other uses of clay. I am very good at coaching, and helping guest achieve a decorated raku pot that they are excited to take home. This is the kind of experience that will be fondly remembered for a lifetime.
Bake Simple Sourdough Bread in a High Desert Cottage Kitchen
Have fun while you learn the process of baking a sourdough boule in a clean high desert home kitchen. Let me share my wild passion for all things sourdough and how you can easily incorporate these skills in your very own home. I will walk you through the basic steps for maintaining a sourdough starter, baker's ratios, hand mixing dough, bulk fermenting, shaping, scoring and baking your very own loaf. With three simple ingredients: organic flour, salt and water, we will create a mouth watering treat you can take home and enjoy at the end of your experience! Never buy bread at the store again! With these essential baking tips you will become bread autonomous and the darling of all your friends and neighbors.
Sunset Photography in Joshua Tree Park
We will explore Joshua Tree National Park with an expert guide. We will meet before sunset and then travel to a few locations in the park in search of perfect sunset images. We will explore the rock formations and amazing Joshua Trees looking for the best light. Other things to note Bring your own camera. You can bring any type of camera - it can be a DSLR, mirrorless or even your cell phone camera will work just fine.
Private Hot Spring Sunset for Two
This is a private, hosted experience for a total of 2 hours. You should be an outdoor enthusiast for this experience. This is not a spa. We meet at the nursery greenhouse where we grow desert plants. Then take a short walk through the desert, perhaps encountering some wildlife on our way to a small private water feature where you will experience natural hot springs from deep within the San Andreas fault. Reset and connect with Mother Earth as Panoramic desert views enhance this meditative western sunset. This is a private and primitive Off grid ritual. Other things to note NO MAKEUP , PERFUME, COLOGNE, SUNSCREENS, LOTIONS, BODY CARE, DEODORANT, or HAIR CARE PRODUCTS OF ANY KIND. No glass or food please. No pets. Must be 21.
Joshua Tree Stargazing/UFO Experience
CONNECT AND EXPERIENCE THE STARS THE WAY OUR ANCESTORS DID... BUT WITH MODERN DAY TECHNOLOGY We use military grade Night Vision Goggles to explore the night sky. This allows us to see the sky the way our ancestors would have before light pollution. Utilizing this technology allows us to see thousands and thousands of stars no longer visible with our naked eye. The moment you put these binoculars up to your eyes you will be transported to another time. Our guests are immediately blown away by the experience! Spend a fun night stargazing. Hearing fascinating stories of how our ancestors used the night sky and regaining our connection to the importance of the stars. Our tours were previously conducted in Sedona, AZ and we are excited to bring our tours to the amazing California desert and world renowned Joshua Tree. We are able to see all the beauty the night sky has to offer because we utilize military grade Night Vision Goggles which allow you to see the stars as if you've traveled back to a time with no light pollution. An experience less than 1% of people will ever have. We provide all of the Equipment. Just bring your sense of Wonder and be ready to be amazed! Who knows, we may even get lucky and see some UFOs (unidentified flying objects)! Please note our viewing location is not posted. Exact viewing location is given 24hrs prior to tour based on nightly conditions.
Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park
Experience Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park with certified local guides! We will meet at the National Park Visitor's Center, in the Town of Joshua Tree. After a short ‘meet and greet' and discussion of the day's agenda, we will drive to our climbing destination. You will be fit with climbing gear and have a chance to use the restroom before leaving the parking area. A short walk to the rocks will allow time to discuss local flora and fauna, the unique geologic history of the area, or a brief intro to rock climbing culture. When we arrive at the climbing area, our guides will set up climbs and teach basic techniques. All members of the group will have the opportunity try climbing and receive expert coaching along the way. Our programs end in the park. We suggest that you plan accordingly to stay and explore a little on your own once we've finish. Other things to note: Make sure you bring a phone or camera to take awesome pictures! Check the forecast and wear appropriate clothing. Hiking shoes for the approach, and light pants to protect your knees while climbing. You must provide your own transportation and cannot ride into the park with us.
Naturalist hike & cultivated native plant tea exploration
We will start by honoring the ancestral homelands of the Cahuilla, Chemehuevi, Mohave, and Serrano people. We'll be hiking in stunning areas within the Joshua Tree National Park, visiting either Joshua Tree woodland, Pinyon-Juniper woodland, Creosote Bush Scrub, to Desert Riparian habitat all along learning about desert ecology, native flora, fauna, light botany, (learning how to identify plants using morphological characteristics). This experience will encompass the impacts of the changing climate and the effects on the environment. We'll learn of traditional, modern uses of the indigenous plants. You will have the opportunity to taste some of the herbal preparations I have made with cultivated flora and re-engage the sense of smell and taste to identify herbal energetics, and thermal energetics. Closing the hike, we will sip on teas made with native plants, and have a discussion on herbal uses. Guests must bring a cup or mug. Children are welcomed, the material will be modified so that it is inclusive while keeping it at a level that adults will enjoy. Travel time to the trailhead has been included in the experience time. Can my dog join? The trails we are on have a no-dog policy. Please seek out daycare. There is NO wildcrafting of flora. JTNP Permit JOTR-CUA-22099
Desert Moon Ceremony
~••~ WHAT IS A MOON CEREMONY ~••~ A moon ceremony is a sacred gathering to honor and celebrate the new and full moon. In ancient communities the ceremony was used to call in transformative yin energy, as a tool of grounding, centering, and receiving higher wisdom. A moon ceremony is a safe space, where everyone can feel supported, celebrated, and inspired. ~ELEMENTS OF A MOON CEREMONY~ Opening Circle Copal Cleanse Sound Healing, Gong Meditation, and Drum Medicine Moon Gazing and Quantum Meditation: Moonrise Meditation, BreathWork, and Celestial Mantras Reiki Circle: Yin Energy Healing Timeline Healing: Positive Affirmations, Chakra Attuments, and Ancestral Healing Heart Chakra Tea Ceremony If you’re new to working with the moon, a moon ceremony is a wonderful way to initiate yourself into this world, and dip your toes in her waters. A moon circle builds community, and has the power to extend that healing to all of humanity and Mother Earth. Moon Ceremonys support profound transformational shifts; as it is a loving bridge for self reflection, deep healing, and sublime soul expansion.
Sacred cacao ceremony in Joshua Tree
We will connect with the spirit of cacao in a sacred ritual with the intention to open your heart and connect you to your higher self. Cacao ceremonies have been around for thousands of years, originating all the way back to Mayan and Aztec traditions in Central and South America, used for spiritual, medicinal, and ceremonial purposes for inner awakening and creative guidance. Cacao, can be bitter and sweet at the same time, is a powerful medicine that opens the doors of the heart, healing our bodies, our souls and spirits in a loving way, expanding and remembering the divine light that is found within. In these group healing circles the spirit of the Cacao take us in a beautiful journey, where we open ourselves to connect with our heart, listen to it, feel it, and in that deep connection open the door to healing and forgiveness. Cacao is a subtle ancestral medicine that supports us to open our hearts. Every day we accumulate emotions, thoughts, fears and limitations that disconnect us from our essence, from the love that we are. Cacao allows us to reconnect ourselves with our innocence and remember that life is about living in joy, in auth This is a gentle loving practice where things will come up to be released, in order for you to open your heart to a deeper love for yourself and others. We will end with an open discussion where we analyze what we felt and integrate.
Let’s Goat Hike
Take in stunning views of the High Desert of the Mojave, accompanied by goats. We’ll meet our 15 friendly Nubian goats in their pens. They’ll wait for us to open their gate, and then these loving animals will show us the way. We’ll follow the herd at an easy pace into desert washes and onto boulders, where we’ll find beautiful spots to sit and chat—or simply gaze into the silence of the landscape, the gaping sky, and the goats enjoying themselves. We’ll walk about three miles and return with the goats after the sunset. Other things to note No phone connection the last 4.7 miles of dirt roads ( easy access :) & @ The Farm Long pants & suitable shoes for hiking are essential. Sun protection and hat. Plenty of water. Dress warm from October to April. Walk at your own risk
LlamaMazing Fun Tour desert walk
Our desert journey will begin with a Llama greet and treat at the ranch. Our fabulous llama quartet will gather around to say hello. At first you will be astounded at their size and strangeness, but as I have seen time and time again, your reservations begin to melt away and our beautiful and majestic llamas will charm you with their gregariousness, and curiosity. One of our Llama's will be harnessed and ready to go on our 2 mile desert walk, this usually takes anywhere from 40 to 60 minutes long. The rest the time we will Back in the corral with all four llamas and the two goats for you to have some more together time back in the corral with all four llamas and the two goats. Vast open views of our scenic desert include Joshua Tree mountain range, Johnson Valley, and the ancient Black Mesa. As you walk with Llama, you will be amazed at the variety of plants and creatures you will see. From the prehistoric Creosote, and the majestic Joshua Trees, cuddly teddy bear cactus, to the miner's lettuce, Yucca fruit and other seasonal edible desert plants, our Master gardener desert docent, and Lllama extraordinaire will unlock the ancient mysteries of the desert for you. Majestic open skies are the back drop for this experience; they never disappoint. For optimum experience we do our tours In cooler temps 1.5-2 hours. NOTE: you must be 18 yrs or older. Other things to note You and up to five other guests could be on this experience. Please remember to hydrate it is very hot out here even in early AM and late PM hours. Closed-toed sturdy/comfortable shoes.
Private Hot Spring Sanctuary For Two
This is a PRIVATE, hosted experience for a total of 2 hours. You should be an outdoor enthusiast for this experience. This is not a spa. We meet at the nursery greenhouse where desert plants are grown. Then take a short walk through the desert, perhaps coming upon some wildlife on our way to a small private water feature where you will Experience natural hot springs from deep within the San Andreas fault. Reset and reconnect with Mother Earth as Panoramic desert mountain views surround you for a surreal experience like no other. Please NO MAKEUP , PERFUME, COLOGNE, SUNSCREENS, LOTIONS, BODY CARE, DEODORANT, or HAIR CARE PRODUCTS OF ANY KIND. No glass or food please. No pets. Must be 21.