Blissed Life Retreat


photo by Malek Houlihan

Yoga, Kirtan, Wellness Workshops, Instant Manifestations, Reiki, Psychic Development, Sacred Cacao, Earth Healing, Drumming & Dancing and more…. in the heart of our ancient desert heaven.

More Workshops, Activities and Goodies to be added, so keep checking for updates

That’s Right! It’s our FIRST retreat, and we’re joining hands with many of the high frequency friends and healers we’ve met over our travels to share our absolute best gifts with you.

How can you discover the Bliss within you and expand it into all that you do? How can you REALLY get what you’ve been yearning for? How will you free your heart and mind to truly dig in to your soul’s purpose?

We’ll take that journey together.

We think it’s about time that we embrace our planet as a living, breathing mama, and learn how harmonizing with her co-creates a BLISSED life for us all. Join us for three magical desert days and nights of loving and living with the land, and finally feel what it’s like to be BLISSED and FREE!

We are over the moon ecstatic to open our home and “soul stead” for you to come camp, play, learn and share through our consciousness boosting workshops and activities.

Join us April 4th – April 6th
Boulder Gardens, Joshua Tree, CA

Please, accept our various ticket options as help to join our relaxing rejuvenating consciousness-boosting retreat!

We are creating an intimate  event with plenty of opportunities for connections within and without. And we are offering multiple ticket choices , as we want all lovely humans who feel called to join us, to be there:

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 $222 “Pay it Forward” Bliss Ticket

 $111 “In the Vortex” Bliss Ticket

 $88 “Infinite Abundance” Bliss Ticket

 $55 “Young Bliss” Bliss Ticket (humans 11-17 y.o.)

 Free for children 10y.o. and under

Please, share what you can and wish, and understand that in the spirit of sharing, you will be experiencing THE WHOLE RETREAT WITH ALL ITS OFFERINGS with ANY of the ticket options you are choosing.

We believe what we have for you is priceless. And we believe YOUR presence is priceless. So follow your spirit and come join us on this sacred land! Let’s do this bliss!

Check in Friday April 4th between 3-5 p.m.
Check out Monday April 7th by 11 a.m.

Accommodations and what to Bring

Food (BYOF)

Schedule of Events


Have questions about this retreat? Please call or text Gina at 424-302-7218

Please bring your open heart and highest vibration, plus your camping gear (tent, sleeping bags, warm layers of clothes, flashlights, and any food you’d love to have with you), a reusable water bottle, and a spray bottle for washing hands and face. This weekend represents a close connection to the land, and therefore we advise our guests to plan for a shower-free, internet-free, cell phone-free running water-free adventure. However, we will have spring water for drinking and spritzing.

Also consider bringing:
Yoga Mat
Folding chair
Other instruments for nightly bonfires

Please do not bring plastic bottles, cans, styrofoam or unrecyclable items that you will throw away. We ask that you keep your trash with you to dispose of off the land, as we aim to be a zero waste heaven. We are an alcohol, illegal substance and pet-free event as well.


Exit Interstate 10 onto CA-62/29 Palms Hwy 19.9mi
Left onto Pioneertown Rd 7.5mi
Right onto Pipes Canyon Rd 2.3mi
Left onto Gamma Gultch Rd 1.7
Left onto Gods Way Love Lane (there is a small white sign as you approach this road)
The property is a half mile down a dirt road so take your time. Its a beautiful drive.


Bliss Alchemy: Taught by Gina LaVerde & Doug

The Earth has supplied us with high vibrational plants and foods that can remedy anything that ails us, prevent illness, and even help keep us in the most open-minded, open hearted state of being as possible. In this class you will learn how to embrace your transmutation powers to alchemize just the right “medicines” for you. We will cover working with plant/food energy and spirit (2 different things), your personal uniqueness and needs, fermented foods and gut healing, crystal elixirs, and will be available for questions and answers after class.

Note: each person will craft their own gem elixir and set it out under the moon. It’s a great idea to join the “infinite possibilities” workshop and use your mojo gained there to imprint in your elixir.

Join this class if you would love to learn more about healing your body and understanding how what we put into our mouths affects our brain, heart and life.

Recommend Age 16+

 Solar Power Savvy: Taught by Blissed Life Team

In this workshop we will share everything you need to know to begin using solar power today. The internet is full of conflicting information on this topic, so we decided to call in the experts for making solar power happen in your life now. You will get a “down-to-earth” rundown of the math, money and supplies involved in building your solar-powered dream — whether it be a few panels to supplement, or fully powering your home. Its all about understanding just what electricity is.  Please bring a notebook and any questions you have on the topic.

Wellness Wisdom:Taught By Radiance

We will cover a myriad of practice tips for healthier bodies and minds… simple practices that we can do anytime, anywhere, in any moment, and which will ALWAYS contribute to our well being whenever we choose to integrate them. We will  also touch on some specific details with body awareness, including:

structural alignment


tips for improving mind and body nutrition

muscle relaxation

joint opening


breathing practices  

thought redirection

tapping into optimism

trust and solution-mindedness,

Plus the science and physiology behind these practices


Sacred Erotic Commerce/ The Royal Tantra of the Grail Kings & Queens: Presented by Samavesha Gayatri Devi & Steven Michael Ehlinger II

Join Samavesha Gayatri Devi and Steven Michael Ehlinger II on an intimate journey of discovery into a grounded sexual union between the “Divine Essence of Spirit” and the “Rooted Form of Matter”. We will explore and initiate the Economic alliance of your spiritual values, inner balance, and financial harmony as a tantric rite of passage. Take an adventure into the Integrated Kingdoms/Queendoms of:
– Sacred Geometry ~ Fusing Your Masculine & Feminine Dimensions
– Birthing the Divine Androgen ~ Accessing the Christ-Christa Consciousness
– Synthesizing Opposites ~ The Great Marriage between Above & Below
– Vortex Technologies ~ The Embodied Alchemy of the Grail Lineage
Accompany us on this Royal Path of the Ceremonial Arts and anchor the manifestation grids of “Our Remembering” for the practical realization of your heart’s desire. Join us for this transmission of LOVE into your body, heart, and mind with community discourse, interactive exercises, and group play.

Healing, Balance & Stress Management/ Staying Tuned up and Tapped in, while Manifesting Your Legacy, as We Make the Quantum Leap: Presented by Troy Casey

Details TBA soon.

A Celebration of Divine Feminine Power/ Reclaim Your Hormonal Health: Presented by Joanne Ameya Coehn

In this 60 – 90 minute workshop, women will delve deep into healing and honoring their menstrual cycle as the source of their power and pleasure.

Women are rising.  The world is in desperate need of Healthy Feminine Leaders™.  It is our time.  And many women have forgotten or ignored that the source of their power and pleasure actually resides within.

In order to access this deep well of wisdom, we must heal our Feminine.  We must heal our hormonal health.  We must come back into relationship with our cycles.

Infusing the class with deeply transformative Feminine Embodiment Practices, and the wisdom ways of flower essence therapy, women will emerge reconnected to their menstrual cycle and deeply aware of any blocks or challenges that need to be released.  They will awaken to the potential for their own greatness and know how to source the divine spark of creation within.  From there, they can birth everything they desire.



Sacred Cacao Ceremony: Lead by Gina & Doug

We’ve been called to work with the cacao plant in a new way that represents using all of Earth’s gifts for the highest frequency service. As we journey through movement and meditation, we allow our hearts to expand. The cacao helps further that expansion, and through an alchemical intertwining of our hearts we discover our oneness with all. Vibrations will rise. Love and peace will be felt. Each person’s journey will be different. All are welcome and encouraged to eat an organic diet while here (and before) to deepen your experience.

Conscious Convo: Sustainability in the New Economy: Lead by Blissed Life Team

What does it really mean to live a sustainable life? How can you make easy changes that will save you tons of money and set you free from the system? Join us as we share hundreds of smart tricks that cost nothing to implement, and will transform the way you live.

Kirtan with Sita Devi & Craig Kohland

Plus these and more to come: Daily YOGA and MEDITATION, nature HIKES and land tours, SEED PLANTING, GROUP ART PROJECT, nightly DRUM CIRCLES and BON FIRE DANCING.

Artists, Teachers and Healers:

Gina & Doug: Hosts, Teachers & Healers.


Sita Devi: Yogini, Kirtan artist and ecstatic dance facilitator in service to the divine.


Sita teaches Bhakti Vinyasa Flow Yoga, a combination of hatha vinyasa yoga and Kirtan, the art of ecstatic chanting. Sita holds a BFA in dance from the University of California Santa Barbara, and has been teaching yoga for 8 years most exclusively at Bhakti Yoga Shala in Santa Monica, CA and Festivals around the world.  As a Kirtan Walli, Sita sings and plays harmonium, guitar, kartals and mrdanga and has performed with Jai Uttal, David Starfire and Freq Nasty in Dub Kirtan Allstars, C.C. White, Jaya Lakshimi, Arjun Baba, Dave Stringer, Govindas and Radha, Prema Hara, Joey Lugassey, Saul David Raye, Steve Ross and Craig Kohland of Shamans Dream. Sita has performed and taught at – San Francisco Yoga Journal Conference, Lightning in a Bottle, Wanderlust, Symbiosis, Gaia, Pranafest, Bhaktifest, Shaktifest, Lucidity, Beloved, Earthdance, Yoga Rocks the Park, Hawaii Spirit Festival and Mystic Island Festival. She has accompanied yoga classes with live Kirtan for Shiva Rea, Baron Baptiste, Govindas, Elena Brower, Annie Carpenter, Janet Stone, Eion Finn, Micheline Berry and William Duprey.Sita’s devotional service is intended to include all beings in experiencing divine love and light.

Craig Kohland: multi-percussionist, performer, DJ, music producer, retreat and ecstatic dance facilitator.


Craig Kohland is a talented multi-percussionist, performer, DJ, music producer, retreat and ecstatic dance facilitator driven by the healing rhythm of the drum and the creative expression of the sacred.Since 1995, Shaman’s Dream, Craig’s multi-faceted music collective, has been at the forefront of the yoga and ecstatic dance music scene and has produced some of the key albums used in the yoga and dance industry. As a producer and the musical director of the “Shaman’s Dream World Groove Ensemble”, Craig along with Micheline Berry, has facilitated hundreds of ecstatic dance/ “live” world music concerts, plus countless live music for yoga classes and ritual retreats.Craig’s other projects included being the co-founder of Yogitunes – – an online digital music store that featuring yoga inspired music and playlists from all over the world, Co-Producer of Ecstatic Retreats – and co-producer of Desert Dwellers projects –Waves, Flames and Roots.Craig’s has also produced, assistant directed and musically supervised over 30 health related instructional DVD’s for such teachers as: Shiva Rea, Sharon Gannon, Duncan Wong, Hemalaya Behl and Desiree Rumbaugh.As a percussionist, Craig has performed with Bluetech, Desert Dwellers, Kaminanda, Jai Uttal, Krishna Das, Dave Stringer, C.C. White, David Starfire, FreQ Nasty, Dub Kirtan Allstars, Donna De Lory, Suzanne Sterling, Tina Malia, Jaya Lakshmi, Michael Kang, Chris Berry and many others.Craig is presently DJing and performing for festivals and yoga/ ecstatic dance communities all over the world. Some events include– Wanderlust, Symbiosis, Lightning in a Bottle, Oregon Country Fair, Beloved, Harmony, Hanuman, Tadasana, Mystic, Gaia, Hawaii Spirit Festival, Bhaktifest, Big Bounce, Earthdance, Wakeup Festival, Yoga Journal Conference, Midwest Yoga Conference and Texas Yoga Conferences.

Radiance: Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, WellnessWisdom Empowerment Coach and Teacher, Crystal Healing, CranioSacral Therapy, Shiatsu, and Reiki Drumming

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” I am a massage and wellness practitioner and my goal is to heal, inspire and empower through my very being, through my words, and through my touch. I absolutely cherish working so intimately with people and causing a more blissful state of being within them! Through all of my healing practices, I am most passionate about LOVE. I dedicate my moments to playing with what it means to be and practice the pure love energies, toward my clients, toward their body, tissues and cells, toward their heart and essence, as well as toward all relationships, situations, lessons, challenges, toward all living beings and the whole planet herself, and of course toward myself and my own body. In this process I trust that I am an inspiration for others to do the same. This is fundamental in my healing work. In addition, I have a deep sense of trust in our ability to heal any and all conditions and I believe in our abilities to claim any state of being which we wish to experience. I delight in the opportunity to walk alongside my clients on their wellness path, offering my healing hands, offering body, mind, and life guidance tips, offering cheering and encouragement and support, and offering my presence and care and love. It is important to me that my clients know that they truly matter to me. This in itself is healing, I believe. All of the work I do with my clients can be summed up as a journey of self-awareness, self-love, and self-empowerment.”

Samavesha Gayatri Devi: 


Samavesha Gayatri Devi is a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor and initiated priestess of the Reshel/Reshela (planetary heart) Grids within the Rose Line and Mother Gaia’s new ARK of Grace. She is the founder of Speaking Tree of Life, and her new Divine UNION Academy is grounded within the living principles of Sacred Erotic Commerce.
For the past five years she has co-facilitated workshops on the Grail Lineage of Twin Flame Physics, Embodied Enlightenment, The Soul Tantra of Money, Heiros Gamos – the Divinization of Matter, and the Alchemical Marriage. Samavesha synthesizes an energetic Twin-Soul bridge between love and money for a harmonious manifestation of ying/yang prosperity. Her leadership is devoted to birthing a cooperative transformational blueprint of Spiritual Economics for our awakened world through enlightened wealth and authentic masculine/feminine balance.

Steven Michael Ehlinger II:


Steven founded Integrated Management Consulting in 2007 to fulfill a deepening curiosity about how an intersecting of spiritual principles and business mastery principles could benefit key executives in embracing new approaches to organizational design. He brings over 25 years of experience in the areas of finance and operations; serving in CFO positions in the environmental, media, and technology sectors. He was founding partner and CFO of EcoMedia, an environmental media company (acquired by CBS Corporation in 2010), and as Managing Director for the asset management firms of Adams O’Connell, Inc. and Morgan Adams, Inc. honed expertise in entity structuring, policy formulation, capital structuring, and financial reporting. He is passionate about the sacred commerce/economics movements in both form and function and is passionately developing a tool, based on what he is calling Holonomics (Holo=whole or entire + Economics) to assist organizations to embody the core values of the sacred marketplace. He has presented and co-presented and facilitated workshops with his beloved Samavesha Gayatri Devi on the topics of: Sacred Erotic Commerce, Corporate Shamanism, The Gift Economy, Yin/Yang Complimentary Currencies, The Soul Tantra of Money, Consciously Conceiving the Soul of Money, The Yoga of Money, and Gender Alchemy.

Joanne Ameya Cohen: Expert Herbalist, Inspirational Speaker, Feminine Empowerment Mentor, Author, Certified Flower Essence Therapist, a Plant Spirit Medicine Practitioner, PSYCH-K facilitator, Counselor, Shamanic Practitioner, Birth Doula:


Joanne Ameya Cohen is an Expert Herbalist, Inspirational Speaker, Feminine Empowerment Mentor, and author of the upcoming book “The Healthy Feminine Leader: Alleviate Stress, Balance Your Hormones, and Tap Into Your Power”.Joanne combines her expertise as a Certified Women’s Herbalist, a Certified Flower Essence Therapist, a Plant Spirit Medicine Practitioner, PSYCH-K facilitator, Counselor, and Shamanic Practitioner to facilitate hormonal and reproductive health for women from the inside out.Also working as a Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Midwife Assistant, Joanne has supported hundreds of women in their most profound and intimate life-changing moments. She has humbly held space for women to face their fears, worries, anxieties, and joys in order for them to birth themselves as Mothers.Joanne has been “Schooled” in the ways of Woman over the last 14 years in private practice and humbly teaches all she has learned.

Zat Baraka:Evolutionary Men’s Coach :


Zat Baraka is an Evolutionary Men’s Coach. His focus is helping men to step into and embody their highest vision for their life purpose, their relationships, and spirituality. His work supports men to live in integrity with their true mission and challenges men to have a lived experience in the healthy masculine. Zat’s training is extensive and varied, including many years of Buddhist training in the non-monastic Nyingma tradition. He incorporates his expertise in men’s work and shamanic practices into his private coaching and live workshops.

Erykah Lumiere is a qualified, certified and highly skilled Psychic Medium. Her intuitive sessions are dedicated to help you in your situation in life now. She has tools to assist you in moving from confusion into clarity: From fear into excitement; and from darkness into ecstatic light. She can assist you in a simple Psychic reading or a more in depth session to help guide you on your life’s path of spiritual transformation. Erykah is here to provide you committed support to living a great life of joy and peace.

Troy Casey, The Certified Health Nut:


Troy Casey’s message is simple: Healthy Me=A Healthy Planet.
After growing up on the streets as a kid, having drug & alcohol problems as an adult, Troy found solace in the holistic lifestyle and healed himself. Motivated as a Versace model in Milan, Italy 25 years ago, Troy began studying internal purification and nutrition as a holistic way of looking and feeling great in front of the camera. Continuously practicing what he discovered, extensively traveling the world, Troy now coaches, lectures and inspires people all over the planet with choices for a vital life. He is a CHEK trained, Holistic Health professional and his specialty is Wild Amazonian plant medicine. Most recently he has worked on Discovery’s Planet Green Network and his levity provoking alter ego, the Certified Health Nut, can be seen on

Debi Varvi:


Debi Varvi will be offering her amazing henna skin art/mehndi.

Bliss Program:



3:00pm-5:00pm ~~~ Registration.

5:30pm-6:30pm ~~~ Dinner.

6:45pm ~~~ Group Welcome.

7:30pm ~~~ Sacred Cacao Ceremony with Gina & Doug.

8:30pm ~~~ Bonfire Drum & Dance & Free Activities.


9:00am ~~~ Moving Meditation/Stretch.

9:30am ~~~ Guided Hike.

10:45am-11:45am ~~~ Wellness Wisdom with Radiance.

11:45am-1:15pm ~~~ Lunch.

1:15pm-2:00 ~~~ Solar Power Savvy with Gina & Doug.

2:15pm-3:15pm ~~~ Healing, Balance & Stress Management with Troy Casey.

3:30pm-4:30pm ~~~ Bliss Alchemy with Gina & Doug.

5:00pm-6:00pm ~~~ Dinner with Convo Sustainability in the New Economy.

6:15pm ~~~ (Possible Yin Yoga) & Bonfire Discussions & Fun Activities.


10:00am-10:30am ~~~ Guided Meditation.

10:30am-11:15am ~~~ Yoga with Emmanuel.

11:15am-12:15pm ~~~ Celebration of Divine Feminine Power with Joanne Ameya Cohen.

12:15-1:15pm ~~~ Lunch.

1:15pm-3:15pm ~~~ Sacred Erotic Commerce with Samavesha Gayatri Devi & Steven Michael Ehlinger.

4:30pm-6:30pm ~~~ Dinner with Divine Feminine/Masculine Panel (Gayatri & Steven, Joanne & Zat, Gina & Doug).

7:00pm ~~~ Kirtan with Sita Devi & Craig Kohland.


Check-out by 11:00am.

Note: You may choose to use the scheduled breaks for healing/reading sessions, massages and shopping with our practitioners and artists, to enjoy a snack or our sauna. Or skip a class if you feel like it. We want you to be relaxed and go with the flow of your own being. Blissed Life Retreat is Yours.

* Organizers reserve the right to change times and contents of this program at any time.

Tickets are transferrable but nonrefundable .

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