Location: Idyllwild, United States

Join us where the mountains meet the Joshua Tree desert, in Idyllwild, California. On the Mend is an intimate all-female healing retreat that emphasizes self-love, sisterhood and various holistic modalities to support those recovering from all forms of trauma. The 4 day & 3 night retreat is curated and led by trauma experts and heart & body healers, Brittany Piper and Em Geeves. Both women have extensive background working with survivors across many forms of adversity including but not limited to: loss and grief, sexual assault, domestic abuse, mental health conditions, eating disorders, emotional abuse and addiction.

Trauma can become trapped across our entire health-systems, including physically, emotionally and mentally. This makes it difficult for survivors to feel connected or in control of their mind, body and emotions, and even more difficult to find a sense of safety and calm in their own lives.

In this space participants will be guided through various healing modalities of heart and body work–allowing survivors the space to acknowledge and release trauma from their bodies and subconscious.


Join us where the mountains meet the Joshua Tree desert, in Idyllwild, California. “The Chalet,” our cozy home for the retreat weekend, is a 2-story custom alpine-style home featuring panoramic views from 6,200 feet up of the pristine San Jacinto Mountain ridges and San Bernardino National Forest. Come nestle among the trees and watch the sunset while enjoying a hot mug of cocoa from one of the many scenic decks and wrap-around porches.

Be prepared for chilly nights and mild afternoons. We’re talking ALL the flannels. This home offers king, queen, and full-sized beds. Grab your bunk spot or private room today, as space is limited to support the intimate environment that’s required for healing work.

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All meals included. We believe food is medicine. With this in mind, all meals will be created holistically from scratch using only the freshest ingredients. In addition, we have hired a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner to guide us in creating nourishing and healing meals.


Activities include Trauma Sensitive Yoga guided by a certified healing instructor, Breathwork, a sunrise hike in Joshua Tree National Park, an Ayurvedic class, daily mindfulness & grounding practices, one-on-one healing sessions with retreat leaders, sisterhood sharing circles, optional hot tub time, and fireside chats.

Travel Details


  • $1,400 - Bunk Bed
  • $1,500 - Double Room

Check In

4:00 PM

Check Out

12:00 PM


Closest airport: Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) is a 1 hour drive. As we get closer to the retreat, participants will be invited to a private Facebook group to support in rental car shares, carpooling and retreat information.

Terms and Conditions

Upon booking, there is a $500 non-refundable deposit. Payment plans are available. Cancellations after JANUARY 28, 2019 are subject to partial refunds. No refunds will be granted after FEBRUARY 28, 2019. All payments will be due in full by FEBRUARY 28, 2019.


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