Life is too short to not live in Gratitude. RIP Julia

Retreat 2022

Leave your world behind, because out here, it is just us.

Join us for a weekend like no other! We will be traveling to the California Desert about an hour and half to two hours north of Los Angeles at the foot of Padres National Park. Out in this desert oasis we will enjoy a curated experience packed with yoga, hiking, community meals, meditation, and community. At night we will be joined with live DJ sets and campfires to enjoy everything this magical place has to offer.

Join us for a weekend of connection as we disconnect, realign, and elevate our vibrations.

Price includes all programming, premium swag bags, food, and glamping-style accomodations.

A sneak peek at some programming to include:

  • Manifestation Workshops
  • Yoga 
  • Guided hikes
  • Bonfire with s'mores and hot chocolate
  • Guided meditations
  • Special speakers on the framework of gratitude

Optional spa (massage) services available upon request at an extra cost.



Luis completed his 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher training in the Spring of 2016 and is now a 200 Hour Expert Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. In addition to being a Yoga teacher he is also a Thai Yoga practitioner, Functional Range Conditioning coach, photographer, writer and founder of the Healing Talks Podcast.

Luis teaches Handstands and Arm-Balance workshops, Acro/Partner Yoga, Yin Restorative Yoga, Praneayama (Breathwork), Meditation as well as a courses on Yoga philosophy such as Soul Tribe.

Having a background in competitive soccer from a young age, Julia learned how practice plays such an important part in cultivating discipline. After years of vigorous training and the constant pressure of having to perform she started to feel confined in all the places that need to be open in order to have peace of mind. Yoga created this new world for her, one that allowed her to finally let go and have the courage to tune into what she needed to feed her soul. "We can be our own best friends or our own worst enemy" it says in the Bhagavad Gita, one of India's most beloved scriptures. At 19, Julia began practicing yoga which led her to a career as a vinyasa teacher/junkie and avid lover of traveling and self-exploration. She is a student of religious texts, with a bachelor’s degree from NYU. She teaches now to bring to others the same sense of transformation and compassion that yoga delivers her. Julia’s classes are challenging, spontaneous and graceful.

Julia completed 500 Hours of Yoga Teacher training, with an additional 100 hours of training in teaching inversions and 50 hours of Ayurvedic medicine. She was introduced to Ayurveda by her Guru in 2013 and began studying in a formal institution in 2019. In addition to yoga and Ayurvedic medicine, she enjoys writing her blog, reading and traveling.


Caroline found yoga when she moved out to LA, right when she needed it most. After starting out at a small, non-heated studio, she found Modo Yoga LA and hasn’t looked back since. Caroline started at their studio as an Energy Exchanger (trading work for yoga), then began working at the desk, and now she has become a teacher there in her second home. In the room, she encourages students to challenge themselves, and really listen to their bodies, while she maintains an authentic (and slightly goofy) presence to connect with students. She firmly believes that yoga is accessible to everyone and that it doesn’t have to be so serious all the time. She also deeply values the time that you get to connect with your breath and the time you get away from the outside world. She hopes her students will be able to disconnect and truly achieve some inner peace in her class.

When she’s not teaching Caroline can be found hiking, camping, or hanging out with her cat, Munch. She can't wait to meet you and spend an amazing weekend with ya'll!

With recovery being the most important thing in his life, Chris loves to encourage and create events which people together. This is how State of Gratitude was born. More than just a clothing and accessories brand, State of Gratitude encourages the adoption of the lifestyle that comes with wearing the brand. He is an avid yogi, explorer, and gratitude junkie who has devoted his life to creating safe spaces for any and everyone to come together to celebrate the beauty that is life. Chris is experienced in leading conversations on Gratitude and Manifestation workshops and encouraging activities which lead and promote active and healthy lifestyles on a daily basis. 




Shared Double Tent
Shared Quad Tent
Shared Quad Tent
(Left) Quad Tent (Center) Double Tent
Shared Twin Bell Tent

All glamping tents are meant to be shared. However, if you choose to have your own tent you can reserve a private tent at an additional fee. Option to rent an RV and park on site is available as well. No RV hookup included.

To check out accomodation options click here

Temperature this time of year ranges from 70s during the day to 50s at night. Please bring appropriate clothing. Heaters are available on site as well, as well as available in tents.

Campsite features

  • 30 secluded acre, two hours north of LAX
  • 900 sqft outdoor shaded yoga and stage platform
  • 1800 sqft indoor heated furnished teepee with full soundsystem
  • 480 sqft swimming pool + decking + 1700 sqft beach sand area + DJ booth + shade structure
  • Large saloon with full kitchen and lounge area
  • Multiple sound systems
  • All electricity in the camp is solar-powered, making it a fully “off the grid experience.”
  • Individual showers over hardwood floors drain into a greywater system to minimize groundwater pollution.
  • A “leave a better trace” camp. We minimize our ecological footprint to preserve the pristine natural environment of this magical space.
  • Learn more about the site at CIELOS.CO


  • 3 Meals Per Day plus snacks.
  • Unlimited beverages including coffee and tea
  • Accommodations for 3 nights
  • Programming 
  • No Alcohol

  • No Transportation to Cielos (shuttle add-on available from LAX)

Refund Policy

  • Up to 90 days before event 75% refund
  • Less than 90 days before event 50% refund
  • Less than 60 days non-refundable
  • Tickets are transferable
  • Questions regarding this event can be emailed to