Insight Getaway

Against the Stream’s First Women’s Retreat


JoAnna Harper and Mary Stancavage

Thursday January 14 – Sunday January 17, 2016 (three nights)

Joshua Tree Retreat Center, Yucca Valley, CA

$325 – $625 (sliding scale). Anything you pay above the lowest amount on the sliding scale will support help to support our scholarship program and is tax-deductible. This fee includes shared accommodations and all meals.

There are a very limited number of single rooms for an additional $150
Camping is available $255 -$555 (sliding scale). This includes all meals and access to shower facilities.

Scholarships are available for a minimum payment of $175

The teachers and staff (cooks and retreat manager) are offering their services on a dana basis and you will be given the opportunity to offer dana for them at the end of the retreat. Please feel free to write if you have any additional questions about this.

We currently have limited scholarship funds available and may not be able to support all who need a scholarship to attend. Please consider making payment arrangements if you need support to attend the retreat. If you are interested, please contact us. Download the forms to apply for a scholarship.

If you would like to make a donation to the Scholarship Fund, please CLICK HERE and indicate it is for the Women’s Retreat at Joshua Tree. You can also indicate if the donation is for a specific person or sangha.

The retreat is eligible for the 2016 Hemera Contemplative Fellowship for Educators. More info


Join us for this first ever ATS Women’s Retreat. This Insight Getaway will be a chance to experience an extended period of meditation that is so vital to our practice.  There will be periods of sitting and walking meditation, with instructions and daily dharma talks held in a safe container of loving kindness. Retreats offer the opportunity to move deeply into our experience and know the poignancy of the human condition and the capacity of the heart. This form of practice supports our deepest intention to be free. There will also be yoga.  Join us for what promises to be a wonderful experience. This retreat will be held in noble silence.