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The Joy Retreat

Oct 25-27, 2024
Grand Junction, CO

  • Oct 25-27, 2024 3 Day 2 Night (Fri-Sun) Grand Junction, CO

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    Starts Oct 25

    975 US dollars

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The Joy Retreat

Oct 25 - 27, 2024


JOY Retreat overview

Join us for a transformative 3-day, 2-night experience designed to bring more joy into your life through connection, nature, movement and creativity. Held in the stunning desert landscape of Grand Junction, CO in the shadow of the Colorado National Monument, this retreat offers an inclusive and supportive setting for women to explore the simple, profound emotion of joy and carry its light with you into the winter season and beyond.

What to Expect:

  • Joyful Movement: Experience the playful and reflective side of joy with movement, song circles, creativity and more.

  • Guided Hikes and Yoga: Rejuvenate your body and mind with stunning desert hikes and yoga sessions.

  • Joyfulness Practices: Engage in solo and group joyfulness exercises that deepen your connection to nature and self.

  • Community Building: Connect with like-minded women through sharing joy circles, campfire gatherings, and shared meals.


Camp Eddy's iconic riverfront location will be our Retreat Basecamp. Camp Eddy has a Room Block set up for us! You can choose to stay in an Airstream, Tiny Home or in your own RV setup.

NOTE: Lodging is NOT included. 


JOY Retreat sample itinerary
DAy 1

5 pm Arrival



  • Welcome & Kickoff Activities

  • Unwind Sunset Yoga 

  • Community Dinner 

  • Campfire Joy Circle with Tea 

  • Sweet Desert Dreams!

Day 2

Morning: Joyful Movement 

  • Campfire Coffee & Breakfast

  • Sunrise Yoga

  • Gorgeous Guided Hike 

  • Trailside Lunch

Late Afternoon: Dose of Desert Joy

  • Hammock Hang Time

  • Open Tea Bar

  • Sharing Circle

  • Gratitude & Joy Journals

Evening: Unwind Time

  • Community Dinner at Basecamp

  • Campfire Joy Circle with Tea

  • Reflections

  • Unwind Sunset Yoga 

  • Sweet Desert Dreams! 

Day 3


Morning: Joyful Movement 

  • Campfire Coffee & Breakfast

  • Sunrise Yoga 

  • Gorgeous Guided Hike 

  • Basecamp Closing Festivities

  • Hugs & High Fives

  • To-Go Lunches

1 pm Departure

What's Included Adventure

what's included




  • Virtual Meet & Greet Session


  • Pre-retreat reflection opportunities


  • Preparation and planning tips

  • What to expect overview

at the retreat

on trail


  • Shannon Casson, Founder of The Desert Dose, will co-lead this joyful experience in collaboration with Heather Hendrie, writer, nature-based therapist and expert in play and joy. 


  • Our hikes, led by Heather and Shannon, expert adventure guides, will accommodate different fitness and experience levels to spark joy for all participants. 


  • Daily rejuvenating sunrise and sunset yoga sessions will be held along the banks of the Colorado River. 

At the retreat

at basecamp


  • Joy-inspiring community building activities to spark connection and forge new friendships.


  • Creative practices to fill up your joy meter for the winter months and beyond. 

  • Interactive group sessions to spark daily joy.  


  • Nourishing, nutritious and delicious food will be prepared for you at basecamp.




  • Options for follow-up meetups with a coach.

  • Virtual check-ins to sustain your joy practice.


  • Interactive resources to spark joy. 

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