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A women’s retreat in Joshua Tree

March 29-April 1, 2019


“Thriving is what was meant for us on this earth. Thriving, not just surviving, is our birthright as women.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women Who Run with the Wolves

if you are longing to get away

to come back to yourself

to be nourished by sisterhood

to share your stories

to take care of your body

to get lost in the desert

and gaze up at the stars…

come join us.

UNRAVEL is a 3-night retreat for women who want to experience and co-create a space of safety, rest, healing, nourishment, and deeper connection to self and each other. Because we value depth and intimacy, we’re holding space for just 8 women.

Together, we will enjoy:
🌵 HEALING + TRANSFORMATION: sharing your stories and experiences, learning from each other, and lots and lots of safety, support, and guidance
🌵 NATURE: stargazing, sunset-viewing, and wandering around the desert
🌵 SLOWNESS: meditation, reflection, and much-needed rest
🌵 MOVEMENT: yoga, dance, and walks in Joshua Tree National Park
🌵 SISTERHOOD: lots of quality time to connect, celebrate your uniqueness and connectedness, and to remember that you are never alone on this journey 💜

“Spending quality time with other women while surrounded by nature was a truly magical experience. I spent the weekend connecting deeply with myself — through reflection and collective processing, I was able to work through personal roadblocks that have been holding me back for years.

Gabby V

“The retreat was an amazing mix of inner exploration, healing, connectivity and silly fun! The friendships I built there have continued to inspire me, challenge me, and allow me to grow more fully into the woman I truly am. I am a more courageous and loving woman after attending the retreat.”

Nina B

“There’s something powerful about women gathering around shared intentions and walking together in support of their individual journeys. This was particularly special for me because of the difficulties I’ve had trusting other women. I felt well cared for by the way everything flowed, and enabled to walk in my own power while also feeling the support of others… a rare and magical experience.

Melina M

“The retreat helped me feel safe and find a centered space within myself while witnessing the beauty and amazing spirits of other women. It was everything it needed to be.

Kali L

We’re here for you

As your hosts, we (Denise and Stephanie) commit to holding a loving space of safety, unconditional acceptance, and support. As leaders and facilitators, we are both committed to doing our own work so that we can show up for you with full integrity. We will meet you where you are with compassion and understanding. We will encourage you and guide you back to your own wisdom and strength as you work through fears and blocks. We will bring our full human selves, showing up with realness and vulnerability.

Watch our video below to learn more about the retreat!

About Us

Denise Chang

As an intuitive guide and spiritual mentor, Denise has journeyed through inner cycles that opened her up to world of energy healing and a love for bringing women together. Her passion for self-healing continues to grow as she peels back the layers and learns more about her Highest Path. As a survivor of sexual abuse and assault, Denise is a firm believer in empowering others through vulnerable and authentic conversations. Her offerings include in-person and online women’s circles and intuitive sessions. Her self-care rituals include walking barefoot in the grass or sand, cuddling with doggies or humans, daily meditation & journaling and moving her body through dance, running and yoga.

Learn more about Denise at

Denise has given me personal guidance through my spiritual journey to help me better understand myself and how to harness my spiritual and feminine energy. She has such a calming and accepting presence, and is greatly in tune with herself and the divine. I highly recommend receiving work done by Denise to anyone looking to better understand themselves, expand their spiritual journey, or simply to be in the presence of a magnificent goddess/healer/witch.”

– Annalisa S.

Stephanie Kang

Stephanie is committed to the work of healing and transformation. As a sensitive soul navigating her own journey towards wholeness, she is passionate about creating safe spaces that allow women to show up exactly as they are and connect from the heart. She believes in the strength of vulnerability, the power of softness, and the necessity of nourishing friendships. Through retreats and other healing experiences, she offers new ways for women to relate to each other, access their inner wisdom, and co-create a safer and more inclusive world for all. Stephanie finds delight in (vegan-ish) dessert, reading too many books at the same time, and falling in love with the Moon.

Learn more about Stephanie at

“Stephanie has a bold and unique vision for creating and maintaining female bonds – one that allows space for healing past wounds while at once inviting her community to play an active part in creating the experience they would like to be a part of. I found myself returning home feeling softer, more connected to myself, more curious about my female friends, and maybe most importantly, more connected with the power of my own choices.”

– Debra G.

We are super excited to be offering our first retreat together and know that our collaboration will bring a special kind of magic.

dynamic + tender

yin + yang

colorful + subtle

playful + profound

movement + stillness

sisters + self

shadow + light

We have so much in store for you and can’t wait to meet you in person!


What the experience includes

3 nights’ accommodation in our beautiful cozy Airbnb – includes 9 acres of serene landscape filled with Joshua Trees, desert cacti, and native plants, with amazing sunset views (see pictures at the bottom of the page!)
6 healthy, nourishing meals, to be cooked together, as well as snacks and tea to keep you energized throughout our days
Entry to the breathtakingly beautiful Joshua Tree National Park, where we will reconnect with ourselves and with nature
2 yoga and guided movement classes
5 powerful sessions for personal growth, healing, and sisterhood facilitated by Stephanie and Denise – there will be various experiential exercises including meditations and visualizations, guided journaling, and powerful conversations, full of wisdom and practices from various modalities and traditions to offer you new tools and perspectives, always with love and support
Down time to rest, reflect, and integrate, as well as time to explore the sweet little town of Joshua Tree
2 30-minute individual support sessions with Stephanie and Denise – one before the retreat to prepare you and help you set intentions, and one after the retreat to help you integrate your experiences and growth!
1 pre-retreat group call to begin this beautiful process of connecting to ourselves and each other. Sign up by March 1st to join us on the call!



Choose between one of the following payment options

($150 deposit to hold your spot, full payment due by 3/25)

1 payment of


2 payments of


3 payments of


If you’re excited to join us in this space, and happen to be a photographer, we are also offering a partial work-trade discount in exchange for a couple hours of your magic! Please reach out via the contact form below for more details.

How will I get to/from the retreat?
Transportation is not included, but we are happy to connect you with other attendees to coordinate carpools when possible! Currently, we already have one group coming from San Diego.
If I'm coming in from out of town, which airport should I fly into?
The closest airports are: Palm Springs (PSP), Ontario (ONT), Orange County (JWA), Long Beach (LGB), Los Angeles (LAX), and San Diego (SAN).
When will the retreat start and end?
We will start on Friday evening around 7pm and wrap up on Monday morning. (Check-out is 11am that day, with optional afternoon activities if you want to stay longer and make the most of your desert getaway!)
What are the accommodations like?
We will be staying at a sweet and cozy Airbnb (see pictures below!) with shared bedrooms. You’ll share a king-sized bed with another lovely attendee, and we do our best to match you with someone who has the same preferences as you when it comes to staying up late vs. turning in early! (There will be an opportunity for you to share these details, and any other requests, once you register.)

Have additional questions?

Join us for one of our 30-minute Q&A sessions to get to know us better & ask any and all questions you have!

Friday, February 8th, 12pm PST


Sunday, February 24th, 10:30am PST


See you soon, sister

This is the space to come back to the essence of who you are.

This is the space to share your stories, commit to your purpose, honor your desires, and empower others to do the same.

This is the space to feel into and trust what is already within you.

This is the space to explore your values and identities and choose how you want to show up.

This is the space to reclaim your power and embody new beliefs.

This is the space for your truth to be reflected back to you through supportive sisters and the wisdom of the desert.

This is the space to transform how you see yourself, and how you see other women.

This is the space to journey deeper within as you are held in safety and love, finding strength through shared vulnerability.

This is the space to unravel.

Join us in co-creating this space.

If you identify as a woman and feel called to join us, we welcome you wholeheartedly. Wherever you’re at in your life, whatever you’re coming with – it’s all perfect.

If you’re ready to sign up, or have any questions for us, please fill out the form below to get in touch – we look forward to connecting more soon! ❤

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