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Winter Oasis Desert Wellness Retreat

For midlife women

Indio, CA - February 28th - March 4th, 2025

Unwind and Rejuvinate at our Indio Wellness Retreat: Embrance Play and Rest

Are you craving an escape from the winter blues, a chance to reconnect with yourself, and a joyful experience filled with laughter and relaxation? Join us for our upcoming wellness retreat for midlife women in the serene oasis of Indio, CA. This retreat, inspired by Brené Brown’s guideposts in "The Gifts of Imperfection," focuses on the importance of play and rest for wholehearted living.

Discover The Rose at Montage

Our home for this transformative journey is The Rose at Montage, a luxurious villa offering a peaceful haven where you can unwind and recharge. Nestled in the heart of Indio, this stunning venue features a beautiful pool and hot tub, perfect for floating away your worries. Lounge by the pool with a good book, soak up the sun in a comfortable chair, or gather around the firepit in the evenings for heartfelt conversations under the stars. Learn more about The Rose at Montage.

Embrace Play and Laughter

Leading our playful endeavors is Melodye Wintemute, a dear friend and fitness professional with over 30 years of experience. Known for her infectious energy and sense of humor, Melodye will guide us through various fun-filled activities designed to rekindle your joy and vitality.

  • Hula-Hooping Class: Rediscover your inner child and get moving with a playful hula-hooping session.

  • Game Nights with Prizes: Engage in friendly competition and laughter with exciting games that bring out your competitive spirit.

  • Closing Night Zumba Party: Dance the night away by the pool in a lively Zumba session that will leave you energized and smiling.

  • Daytime Pickleball Games: Try your hand at pickleball, a fun and engaging sport that's easy to learn and great for all fitness levels.

Rest and Reflect

While play is essential, so is rest. This retreat offers ample opportunities for quiet reflection and relaxation. Spend your days floating in the pool, lounging in the sun, or finding a cozy spot to read and reflect. The tranquil environment of The Rose at Montage provides the perfect backdrop for you to disconnect from daily stresses and reconnect with your inner self. Additionally, you can expect two 1.5 hour workshops during our time together called "Midlife Discussions" focusing on prioritising our well-being, body, mind and spirit.

Nourish Your Body and Soul

Our retreat experience includes delicious and nourishing meals that will delight your taste buds and support your wellness journey. Enjoy a light, nutritious breakfast each morning, followed by delectable lunches and dinners crafted with care. Sip on a glass of wine in the evening as you share stories and laughter with new friends.

A Space for Wholehearted Living

We believe that this stage of life is a unique opportunity for growth, self-discovery, and wholehearted living. Through our carefully curated activities and the serene environment of The Rose at Montage, you will find the space to rest, play, and reconnect with your true self. Let go of the winter blues and embrace the warmth, joy, and tranquility that awaits you in Indio.

Join us for this unforgettable wellness retreat and take the first step toward a more playful, rested, and wholehearted life. Your journey to inner joy and relaxation starts here. Will you answer the call?

schedule is subject to modifications


  • You are looking to connect with other like-minded women


  • Caring for others has taken priority over caring for yourself

  • You have been working hard at your profession, and/or family- and you need some time dedicated just to YOU!

  • Meditation sessions that cultivate a sense of stillness, peace, and mindfulness into our hearts, minds, and physical bodies

  • You are looking to improve your overall health -- physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually

  • You have practiced yoga fairly regularly or you are a bit newer to it and want to go deeper. Even if you have never practiced at all and want to find out what it is all about, that's ok too! We were all new at some point and would love to help you get started.

  • Your kids/partner/boss/pets/job/life are driving you crazy

  • You like wine, yoga, meditation, or JUST WINE

  • You are driving yourself crazy and you’ve gotta lose the stress


  • You just need some space to breathe


  • Your heart feels called to this: It’s for a reason. COME!



  • 4 Nights/5 days at the beautiful Rose At Montage Villa - Step into the backyard of the villa and take in the breathtaking views of the lush, beautifully landscaped property. Relax by the shimmering pool, unwind in the hot tub, or gather around the firepit under the starry night sky. Enjoy the serene atmosphere and the picturesque surroundings that make this retreat a true escape from the everyday.


  • Enjoy a mix relaxing and energetic yoga practices designed to release tension from the body and mind and to meet every individual where they are. 

  • Meditation sessions that cultivate a sense of stillness, peace, and mindfulness in our hearts, minds, and physical bodies

  • Delight in daily brunches, delicious dinners, and nutritious afternoon snacks prepared by our amazing retreat chef, Jess Ragland, who will accommodate any special dietary needs to ensure everyone enjoys a wholesome and satisfying culinary experience.

  • Snacks, coffee, and water throughout the day.

  • Participate in two insightful 1.5-hour workshops called Midlife Discussions, where we'll share our current struggles, challenges, and joys. These sessions will provide solutions and tools to help us live healthier and more enriched lives.

  • Indulge in onsite massage. (fee for service)

  • Enjoy plenty of free time to nap, read, or simply breathe. If you wish to explore the local area, consider visiting the charming Shops on El Paseo, taking a scenic hike in the nearby mountains, or discovering the unique art and culture of the Coachella Valley.

  • Engage in playful activities and find balance with a mix of fun and relaxation. Enjoy a hula-hooping class, lively game night with prizes, a closing night Zumba party by the pool, and daytime pickleball games. Complement these energetic sessions with plenty of downtime to float in the pool, lounge in the sun, or cozy up by the firepit in the evenings.

  • Access to photos from the entire retreat experience.

  • An incredible goodie bag!


  • Airfare

  • Transportation to and from the Palm Springs Airport  

  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended!)

You can conveniently fly into the Palm Springs Airport, located just a short 30-minute drive from the retreat site in Indio, CA.

For transportation to the retreat, you can choose to take an Uber or Lyft, or rent a car for more flexibility during your stay. As the retreat draws closer, I will provide a spreadsheet with arrival information so that guests can arrange rideshares to save money and connect with fellow participants.


STEP 1: Please complete your registration HERE

STEP 2: Return to this page and click the image below to purchase your package


$1760.00 Share w/ friend or family
$2822.00 Purchase as single

EARLY BIRD PRICING! This retreat is now open for registration and has


  • What do I bring?
    Yourself. That is really it. Ya, we will send you a packing list a couple weeks ahead of time, but really, the main thing you need to worry about is bringing you - all of you. (Some retreat venues have yoga equipment available and some do not, the host will advise you if you will need to bring your own mat and props.)
  • What if I have diet restrictions?
    When you register please note any special requirements you have. I will do everything possible to accommodate your needs.
  • Can I bring my service animal?
    Well now this is just difficult to say...but no. Sadly our host locations are animal free areas, including service animals.
  • Are there payment plans available?
    Yep! Choose the payment plan option with a $500.00 deposit. The remaining balance will be divided evenly by the number of months left to pay (Final payment is due 60 days prior to the retreat). There is no interest on payment plans, however, there is a $25.00 payment plan fee. Your host will contact you with exact payment plan details once your deposit has been made.
  • Who are my retreats suitable for?
    If you are reading this far- it is definitely suitable for YOU. My retreats are designed for women who want to come connect to other like-minded women- and to themselves. Many of my guests find peace, growth, ridiculous laughter and fun, healing and nourishment of the mind & body. COME.
  • Are your retreats for women only?
    Yes. Although we have MUCH love for men, our retreats are designed to share sacred, safe space for the ladies.
  • What are the ages of the attendees?
    So here is the thing; As you have probably figured out by now from the name of my company, Reshape Midlife, my business is geared to women in the midlife years and beyond. That being said, no woman is excluded. Just know that workshops and classes are geared to this phase of life. Because alcohol is served at retreats they are restricted to women 21 and over.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    Yikes - NOOOOO say it ain’t so! Ok, yeah, I get it. Life happens. Deposits, however, are non-refundable (boooo I know). You can gift it to someone else if you would like (they are transferrable). Also, I do not offer any refunds on payments with less than 60 days to the retreat start date (another boooo). So, like, please don’t cancel. Just COME. You can read the full cancelation policy here.
  • I don’t really do yoga, or have only done it a few times. Is this still for me?
    Uh YASSSSS. It is. Whether you have NEVER done yoga or you consider yourself an ADVANCED yogi- our yoga offerings are a fun place to explore yoga & your body. You are not too small, too big, too 'unhealthy', too are perfectly designed to attend as you are right now. COME.
  • Is daily housekeeping included?
    Ahhhh the joys of someone else doing the dirty work! My retreats are typically held in private properties thus there isn’t any housekeeping included (unless noted). I do take care of all the meals outlined in your program and NO DISH DUTY for you! My intention is to cultivate a relaxed, carefree environment.
  • Can I share a room with a friend?
    If you have a roommate you’d like to share accommodations with, be sure to clearly indicate that when you register for your retreat- and if the room structure allows it, it will happen. Otherwise roommates are selected randomly in shared rooms (trust me you will love everyone you meet!).
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