Elements of Life Retreats

The Elements of Life Retreats


Come experience the beauty of your own Self. Breathe, allow space and stillness. Grow closer to Nature, while nurturing your own, unique nature. Unleash your voice, work on harmonics, write a song, paint, dance, cook. Experience water, wind, sunrise, sunset, fire, held in the expansiveness of the Desert. Write, rest, and rejuvenate in a beautiful home that feels like an artist’s retreat. 

We can craft an experience for you weaving together any of these activities and subjects:


Artisanal Food Making

Arts and Crafts

The Healing Power of Storytelling/ Writing

Exploring Voice


Guided Meditations

Yin Yoga

Elemental Medicine

Expressive Movement/Dance

There is no set agenda for these Elements of Life Retreats. I will form them to your wishes and desires, and fill the hours with the things that help you and your companions (unless you are coming solo) to feel most whole, well tended, challenged in the best of ways, and at home in yourselves.

Guided Wilderness Journeys

Depending on the season, we can venture out for either a daytime experience at a wild desert location, or spend a night out with the stars and the silence. I can share with you my knowledge of the native plants, we can cook out in the open, sing with the coyotes, create nature mandalas, paint, journal, and dance with the wind. Upon returning, we can make a healing salve with plants we've gathered for you to take home.


The retreat space can accommodate groups of up to six in beds, and there is additional space available to sleep on couches and mats. We would prefer to keep groups fairly small, even though there is ample space for camping. Groups that are most interested in meditation would be preferable for any group of over 10 people.


The pricing is as such: (per person sliding scale fee, includes all meals, instruction/guidance, land fee)


For groups of three or more: 

$150-$300 per night


For a solo retreat: 

$350-$500 per night 


For a two person retreat:

$250-$350 per night, per person sliding scale fee


If you pay the higher amount on the sliding scale I will supply all organic foods.

© 2019 Elka Wilder

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