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Fri, May 21




Escapism is excited to be returning to Joshua Tree, CA, where it all started! This time, our mission is slightly different. We're headed to the desert specifically to share stories across social lines for the sake of hearing, healing, mending, understanding and transforming our hearts and minds.


Time & Location

May 21, 2021, 2:00 PM – May 23, 2021, 12:00 PM

XANADU, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA

About The Retreat


This retreat was created out of pure love and a hope to make the world a more beautiful place to dwell in. Brandie Freely and Hillary Murphy came together with open hearts and a mutual desire to create space for transformative conversations to be held amongst women from all backgrounds. 

This event is sure to be a beatiful moment of pause and reflection for the individuals in attendance, but also a collective leap towards a better understanding for how our differences are really the thread that holds us all together.

This retreat is SPONSORED, which means you only pay a one time Hospitality Fee.

Escapism x Xanadu Includes:

3 Days/2 Nights: Our time will be spent together in a spacious, luxury home nestled at the entrance of Joshua Tree National Park. The sun will greet you each morning over a bowl of mountains that surrounds the property. There is indoor/outdoor lounge space, a pool, jacuzzi, a hammock nest, star gazing, a fire pit, space for yoga/stretching and so much more! Minutes from the entrance to the National Park, this home is a place you won't want to leave!

Meals (Continental Breakfast and Dinner): A Continental Breakfast and Dinner are both included. Lunch is on your own and can be a great time to explore the city with or without the group. The Bed and Breakfast is in close proximity to plenty eateries. 

Journaling Workshops: Daily self exploration will be encouraged and facilitated by Brandie Freely. This is where we will begin our conversations/topics each day. These sessions are optional but are a big part of the reason for this gathering. We hope to leave a little softer than we came with these sessions at the center of that. Journals and writing tools will be provided. 

Yoga/Meditation/Stretching Space

Daily Fireside Chats: These group chats are the heart of the retreat. In the evenings, open dialogue will be encouraged and facilitated by your hosts, Brandie Freely + Hillary Murphy. Topics will vary widely, and sharing out will be considered a private and sacred form of healing and release. 


Inspiring Experiences: A guidebook will be provide to encourage you to explore Joshua Tree with a group or for a solo adventure.

Leisure Time: Each day has ample free time built in. Use this time to work on a project, catch up on reading, hang out by the pool, chat it up with a new friend, visit local sights and attractions, OR DO NOTHING AT ALL!

Thoughtful Details: From the moment you arrive, expect to find pleasure and surprises in even the tiniest of details. A professional team is seeing to it that you have an experience you won't soon forget!

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