From Burnout to Bliss!

A Blissful Healing Retreat

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Are you tired, stressed out, & overwhelmed a lot during the holidays?

Wouldn’t it be great to have more ease, flow, & grace in both your personal & professional life??

At this blissful healing & self-care retreat you will learn ancient & modern holistic techniques of reflection, meditation, yoga, discussion, and creativity that will help you learn how to better manage stress, recharge your energy tanks, and enable you to create greater harmony, peace, and balance in both your personal AND professional life!

Join us at Joyful Journey Hot Springs in beautiful southern Colorado (only 3 hours from Denver, CO!) for this blissful healing & self-care retreat that will help you go from burnout to bliss!

Imagine what it would be like to…

Relax Your Mind

Soak your stress & cares away with daily healing, resting, & relaxing in the therapeutic outdoor mineral pools at Joyful Journey Hot Springs!

Refuel Your Body

En-JOY powerful self-reflection exercises & discussion, stress-reduction exercises, soul-based movement & meditation sessions, healthy organic vegetarian cuisine, gorgeous mountain & sunset views, aromatherapy, reading, writing, down time, or whatever your heart desires!

Renew Your Spirit

Gently calm & soothe your spirit by exploring one of the delightful spa, facial, or massage services available from the experienced staff at Joyful Journey Hot Springs!

*NOTE: Spa services are NOT included in the retreat price.

Friday, 11/4 – Sunday, 11/6

(5 pm start on Friday | 12 pm finish on Sunday)


Only $279!

when you register on or before Saturday, 10/1

Price goes up to $329 thereafter!

** NOTE: Last day to register is Saturday, 10/15 **

Retreat Cost Includes:

  • Self-reflection exercises & discussion that will awaken your spirit!
  • Stress-reduction practices to calm & soothe your body, mind, & spirit!
  • Soul-based movement & meditation sessions that will put you in your feminine flow!
  • Delicious organic vegetarian cuisine* that will nourish & cleanse your body!
  • Full use of the healing mineral pools at Joyful Journey Hot Springs & soothe your mind!
  • Essential oils empowerment to add a boost of flavor, sass, & spice to your retreat experience!

* NOTE: All meals will be gluten-free & can be prepared with participant dietary & allergy needs in mind. Lactose-free & soy-free options available if required!

What’s NOT Included:

  • Lodging is NOT included in the price of the retreat; however, we have reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate! For more  information on lodging available, please contact our event coordinator Marquita Oliver at (719) 588-3531!
  • Spa services are NOT included in the price of the retreat. For information & scheduling any of the various spa services that are available, please visit

Tentative Schedule for the Weekend:

FRIDAY (5 pm start): Check-in between 3-5 pm, healthy organic vegetarian dinner at 5:30 pm, welcome gathering with vibrational sound healing, & hot spring soaking!

SATURDAY: Early morning movement & meditation session, healthy organic vegetarian breakfast, morning self-reflection session, healthy organic vegetarian lunch, free time, healthy organic vegetarian dinner, evening movement session, hot spring soaking!

SUNDAY (12 pm finish): Early morning movement session, healthy organic vegetarian breakfast, room check-out by 10:30 am, late morning creative self-reflection session (bring any art supplies you desire!) from 10:30 am – 12 pm, retreat check-out at 12 pm, & leave feeling relaxed, restored, & renewed!

About Joyful Journey Hot Springs:

To learn more about Joyful Journey Hot Springs visit:

*NOTE* To receive a discounted room rate for participants of our retreat, please contact our event coordinator Marquita Oliver at (719) 588-3531!

Registration Details & Reminders:

  • EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! Register by Saturday, 10/1 & pay only $279 (that’s $50 off the regular price of $329!).
  • REGISTER EARLY! Registration is limited to 15 participants. Please register early to ensure room placement!
  • Full retreat payment is due to secure registration, unless otherwise agreed upon (call Jess at 720-333-6796 for questions or if a payment plan is needed).
  • Last day to register is Saturday, 10/15!

Participant Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations on or before 10/1/2016 will be refunded the deposit less a $50 cancellation fee!
  • Cancellations after 10/1/2016 will be refunded the deposit less a $100 cancellation fee!

*NOTE: If you’d like to receive a FULL refund, simply find someone else to take your place at our retreat and we’ll refund your deposit in FULL after the new participant has registered and paid!

Retreat Cancellation Policy:

In the event that there are not enough participants in attendance to host the retreat as planned, you will be notified of cancellation & refunded your investment in full on or before Saturday, 10/15.

Ways to Save:

  • EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! Register by Saturday, 10/1 & pay only $279 (that’s $50 off the regular price of $329!).
  • SHARE A ROOM! Lodging is available on-site to meet any budget & can be easily shared with others to cut down on costs. The following options are available:
    • Yurts with separate shared bath (up to 4 people!)
    • Hotel rooms with private bath (up to 4 people!)
  • SHARE THE LOVE! Refer someone & if they register you’ll receive an additional $20 off either as 1) a discount toward your own registration or 2) a cash payout!

* To receive your referral discount, please call Jess directly at 720-333-6796 to make payment arrangements instead of registering online.

Payment Options:

Self-Care Retreat Payment Options

**NOTE** If need be, payment plans ARE available. To coordinate payment, please contact your retreat host Jess Bonasso at 720-333-6796.

Additional Information:

For any other questions, please contact Jess Bonasso by 1) phone at 720-333-6796 or 2) email at

What Raving Fans Are Saying About This Retreat!

“I just wanted to say thank you and that all the things I have been taking away from time with you are so beyond valuable to me. I love the feeling of falling in love with myself again and how you call it the “ripple effect” I can already see so many changes in myself and so many smiles on my whole households faces.” ~ Ursula B.

“I am aglow after our weekend. I am actually just very emotional and so thankful for our experience. I love you all!” ~Jamie H.

“It was the most amazing weekend!” ~Jamie K.

“You all are the best ever! I look forward to the next retreat.” ~ Leslie B.

“I’m in awe of each and every one of you extraordinary goddesses. Just wow’d by this weekend. Much love to you!” ~Charmaine S.

“Gratitude for each one of you and the very spiritually inspired retreat! Namaste.” ~ Elaine B.

“It was a mind and body stretching & reawakening! I am so thankful to Jess, Jamie & Charmaine and all the positive energy that was shared by all the beautiful & wise goddesses!!!” ~ Marcia C.

“I was asked by Jess to cater one of her retreats. I accepted the invitation and went on a Journey I had NO idea I was going on. In my mind I was catering, making food for all the guests and worrying about executing all of it. I was asked to talk about the food and what it means to me………

The trigger went off and I found myself reaching into a place I hadn’t been in a really long time, remembering why I love cooking and why I do what I do and love it. From that moment I realized so much in such a small time frame, like seriously a minute for me to realize that I had let a lot of what makes me happy “go”. I was surrounded by women, or as I like to call them goddesses, they nurtured me and loved me and shared and cared and never was there a moment of judgement, which is something I fear.

Over the weekend Jess and Charmaine helped me dig deep and see the beauty that I am and that I am worth making time to self care for myself, because I haven’t in so long. Jess really helped me see that there is no magic to it, that it is ourselves that have the power to basically make or break us in every way you can think of , emotionally, physically, energetically……. she help me see and guide me to my inner self and see that I had so much love in the past for myself and I kind of left her in this crazy dark lonely closet with nothing to survive on, to the point of it effecting everything and everyone around me, I saw the old, real me and I missed her and was so happy to see her and have made a promise to myself to not put her in that closet again but to make sure she is the center of my room. Meaning putting myself as a priority and loving myself. I am literally falling in love with myself again and it’s one of the best feelings along with my family noticing it and making our family so tight net even more than we were before because of me just being open hearted and taking the tools I already had but with the help of Jess learning how to use those tools….. they are powerful.

I beyond LOVE Jess and everything she has helped me with and continues to help me with. She is so magical with her healing ways that only goddesses maintain. I have never walked away from a doctor, therapist, natural healers of all sorts, feeling this great and like a direction to go…… she’s the real deal and the resources and her network of people around her supply everything you need to love yourself……. like really love yourself. I’m not wanting to sound conceited or big headed like oh I love myself but I know it is truly important to love ourselves and make it a daily ritual and practice to not only make ourselves happy but the ripple effect is amazing and beautiful to see and experience. This is only the beginning and I am beyond stoked for this amazing ride I found the road to again!!

Thank You beyond words Jess for what you do and who you are and the light you shine. Namaste” ~ Ursula Blyth

About Your Retreat Facilitators:

Jess Bonasso, otherwise known as The Self Care Goddess. Jess is a Self-Care Coach & Mindset Mentor, motivational speaker, author, trainer, registered yoga teacher (RYT), & essential oils enthusiast!

She lives in Lakewood, CO with her amazing man & 2 dogs. She loves cooking, yoga, walking, hiking, & connecting!

Her passion & mission in life is to empower others to LOVE them SELF, their HEALTH, & their LIFE through increased self-awareness, self-care, & self-love!

Areas of expertise include: self care & soul guidance, freedom from self-sabotage, mindset & self-mastery, essential oils empowerment, & restorative/therapeutic yoga instruction. 

To receive daily inspiration you can follow Jess on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or YouTube!


Charmaine Stattman is a registered yoga teacher, massage therapist, and Reiki Master. She has been offering massage and yoga therapy services to the community for over 15 years.

Yoga, energy work and massage therapy has changed her life in so many ways, on both the giving and receiving end.  She works closely with self-care practitioners, chiropractors and athletic sports trainers to increase awareness for herself and her clients. 

Her hobbies include yoga, meditation, hiking, biking, dancing, reading, coloring, laughing, enjoying time with friends and family, and loving her life!

Feel free to visit her website at to learn more.

 081113Val_17Valerie Stillman has been passionate about holistic healing since moving to Colorado in 2003.  Among other things, she is a Reiki master, Journey Practitioner and offers intuitive energy work.  She and her husband co-hosted a weekly guided meditation and movement event for their community in Boulder for almost two years.  All of her offerings are inspired by her own direct healing experience in each of these modalities. 

In her free time, Valerie is an avid lover of the Colorado life-style…spending as much time in nature as possible, whether it be on foot in the mountains, in her kayak, on skis or hiking with a backpack on.  And when she’s not doing that you’ll likely find her dancing somewhere or enjoying quiet nights with her husband and fostering kittens.