Creating the One 

Joshua Tree, California  I  March 13'th -19'th 2023

A desert dream

Creating the One is a unique retreat space held by creator and artist,  Aydra J Swan. Designed to connect you to your inner world and capture it in the stunning outer-worldly landscape of famed Joshua Tree, it's not only a chance for self-development but to build your best life content, EVER!

In the container of the stunning Cactus Moon Retreat, we'll have the opportunity to go deeply into exploration and manifestation of the higher you, create breathless content both in the desert and in the 'pool studio', enjoy the local desert scene and just connect. Open to couples and individuals of all kinds of love and identity (10 people maximum), this is your chance to be and explore with your loved one or find a higher love for yourself. However you choose to self-explore, you're guaranteed to emerge with a new sense of creative power and expression as we ignite and become

THE ONE

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Couple Content

Professional portraits in the golden hour gleam of Joshua Tree spring. Underwater pool shots dressed in your finery or intimate and artistic boudoir in the comfort of your room and a 'music video' created to a song of choice! Each guest or guests (couples) get a scheduled shoot time one of the days.

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Goddess and God Content

Professional portraits in a gown of your choice from my collection and for the men, we'll curate your most empowered look or feel free to go formal/casual (and yes, you're welcome to a gown too!)
pool shots in a look of your choice, (trash the wedding garb?) and a 'music video' created to your selected song!

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Meet the Creator

Aydra is a northern California native originally from outer space who has spent her life as a creative artist and entrepreneur. After a decade in LA exploring her passion as a singer/musician and performance artist (while working as Gourmet Girl, a plant-inspired chef), she relocated to Joshua Tree and launched a media creation company.

Her experience creating portraits and video in the desert has reached over 400 guests with hundreds of 5-star reviews. She extended the model to Tulum, Mexico and a small Greek Island where she began capturing herself and others underwater, too.

Last year she birthed her 'Creation Retreat' series, a concept that ties her many passions together which she adores sharing with others, and launched her first two sold-out Goddess Retreats in Tulum, Mexico. Thrilled to open this experience up to her cherished desert, it is her honor to announce Creating The One and combine her love for spiritual awareness and creative content into

one package for her special guests. 

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Underwater

Dive into the experience of a lifetime and create with a seasoned mermaid (Aydra) underwater

photo and video.

Don't worry, the pool is heated! 

As it's not a mandatory part of the retreat, it does come highly recommended by hundreds of guests Aydras had the pleasure to go deep and create with.

Guests may also opt to explore 'boudoir' photography as an alternative. Each guest gets a scheduled shoot one of the days.

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Mantra

'As someone who's always walked a spirit-led path, I have firm roots in the power of meditation and specifically in the last

few years, Mantra.

Using traditional Vedic mantras or repetition of affirmations to chosen dieties has profoundly shifted my life and brought many dreams to immediate and astounding fruition. I decided I wanted to share this tool with others so I create a series of ancient chants in my own voice with binaural frequencies. I offer morning circles in this retreat container (full yoga studio) to explore and learn these mantras as a group and give the opportunity for my guests to journal their experience as well as receive the entire 5-mantra pack and bonus breath-work recordings at the end of our time together so as to

continue the process of

CREATING THE ONE'

-Aydra

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Cactus Moon

Explore more of our inspired space
Cactus moon retreat was created in 2016 as a sanctuary in the high desert for groups, events and retreats.
 

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What's Included

~Beautiful portraits at golden hour with option for underwater in 'pool studio' or inspired bordoir in your quarters. (2 shoots per guest on separate days)

~A 'music video' created to a song of your choice to include scenes from your golden hour/water/bedroom shoots. 

~For the Goddesses, access to selecting 2 looks from my gown and crown collection. For men, consultation on your look.

~Morning mantra, breathing and journaling circle with Aydra.

~3 afternoon manifestation and primordial sound mediation workshop with certified Chopra facilitator, Rossana Jeran.

~Sound bath in the yoga studio with local healer.

~Morning coffee and tea with fruits, yogart and granola.

~Gourmet Girl farm-to-table brunch daily.

~Excursions to hikes and restaurants in guests free time, includes guide.

~Welcoming dinner and drinks by Gourmet Girl.

~Closing dinner with local private chef.

~Welcoming personalized gift bag!

Guests Provide

~Transportation to and from Joshua Tree, to include any airfare, car rentals ect, renting your own car is encouraged.

~Addtional snacks and beverages, any meals out, adult beverages are allowed with discretion.

~Additonal wardrobe, hair/makeup, swimwear, hikewear.

Featured guide

Rossana Jeran is a certified Mindfulness and Chopra Institute Meditation Teacher who will help you begin, experience and embody a silent meditation practice to evoke happiness and create the life you desire. 

Learn to ease stress, create peace and expand awareness with this simple yet profound Mantra based practice. 

Rossana teamed up with Aydra in early 2022 and the duo quickly connected on not only spiritual development but feirce expression of beauty! 

Aydra invited Rossana to join her on her last Tulum Goddess Creation retreat as her assistant and co-pilot, also providing additional wisdom during mediations and mantra circles.

Rossana will join Aydra again in Joshua Tree, her home turf with a 3 part and 3 day workshop on manifesting the life you love and becoming The One. 

She will guide guests through science-based techniques and teachings as well as mediations that will work to un-block patterns in the brain and allow for your affirmations and intentions to actualize.

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Portrait Examples

Packages
 

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INCLUSIVE OF A 6 NIGHT STAY, CONTENT PACKAGES, MORNING AND AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS, DAILY BRUNCH, PRIVATE CHEF MEALS, SOUNDBATH, JOSHUA TREE EXPERIENCE GUIDE
ALSO ALL GUESTS HAVE FULL ACCESS TO PROPERTY INCLUDING YOGA STUDIO, POOL, COMMON AREAS, NATURE ZONES AND CAN SCHEDULE TIME IN CLAW TOOTH BATHTUB 

HALF TOTAL TAKEN AS DEPOSIT TO SECURE SPACE - INQUIRE FOR A 3 PART PAYMENT PLAN IF NEEDED. COMMITTMENT INCLUDES CONTRACTS AND OPTION TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD 

EARLY BIRD UNTIL DEC 3rd! $250 OFF ANY PACKAGE

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Queen bed 

Couple
$5200
($2600 ea)

Single
shared with
roll-away
(1 person)
$2750

Roll-away bed
(1 person)
$2450


*Shared bath with one other room

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04: Pomengrante Room