Breathwork + Heartwork with The Desire Map in Joshua Tree


I am so thrilled to host this powerful mini retreat in Joshua Tree this January. This two-day in-person workshop will teach you how to release limiting beliefs, connect more deeply to your true self, and discover what you want most out of your life. What better way to begin the year than to discover what you truly desire?


The Details

Breathwork + Heartwork with The Desire Map combines two of my favorite tools to get out of your head and connected to your soul: Breathwork & The Desire Map. Breathwork will allow you to release what you've been holding onto that's not serving you while also connecting you to your inner wisdom. From there we'll dig deep into the process of discovering how you truly want to feel in your life.


Find Clarity

In this workshop you'll get clear on what's already working in your life, what you're grateful for, and where you're dissatisfied. You’ll get clear on the root of your desire and create a map of how you want to feel in these five areas of your life:

  • Lifestyle & Livelihood
  • Creativity & Learning
  • Body & Wellness
  • Relationships & Society
  • Essence & Spirituality

From that place of clarity, you’ll be guided to discover and declare your core desired feelings (the way you truly want to feel in all areas of your life), all while being supported in a sacred, loving environment with other soul-seekers. Every activity and exercise supports you in discovering how you truly want to feel in your life.


Your Soul Work

Working with the mind to access the soul can be tricky making Breathwork the perfect pairing with Desire Mapping. This powerful active meditation will get you out of your head and connected to your body, the place your soul lives. Using this particular breathing pattern you'll activate your energy system and release limiting beliefs that may have been stored in your body for a lifetime. From this space of heart openness and deep inner peace, you'll do the work to uncover your Core Desired Feelings.

Breathwork is an incredible tool for healing, connecting you deeply to your body, opening your heart, and finding clarity. Doing this work in the peace and tranquility of the desert will allow you to go even deeper without the distractions available to you at home. 


A Guidance System for Your Life

This is not just a weekend workshop. It's about teaching you to connect to your soul. It's about creating a guidance system for your life.

When you’re planning your 2017 goals, vacation plans, building your career or business, you’ll have your core desired feelings in mind.

When you’re choosing whom to invite, how to react, what to give, you’ll have your core desired feelings in mind.

When you’re in pain, when you want things to be different, when choosing how to act, you’ll have your core desired feelings in mind.

When you go to sleep at night and when you wake up in the morning, you’ll have your core desired feelings in mind.


The Location

This is an in-person workshop in Joshua Tree which is about 130 miles outside of Los Angeles. We'll be working out of a beautiful property just five minutes outside Joshua Tree National Park. We have access to a larger home (where we'll be doing most of our work) and a small guest house. The property sits on five acres of land so there will be plenty of space for you to roam around, take in the fresh desert air, and find solitude for reflection.

The retreat itself is going to be very intimate. There are a few options you'll find below if you'd like to stay on the property. Otherwise you'll have to find your own accommodations.


Who It's For

Breathwork + Heartwork with The Desire Map | Pushing Beauty

You! I'm a big believer in divine guidance. If you're reading this right now you're probably reading it for a reason. Are you ready to live a life that feels really good? Like, deep-down-in-your-soul-satisfied? That's the kind of life I live. It's the kind of life I'm committed to helping people live. 

So this workshop is for you if you want to connect to your soul, connect to nature, let go of all the stuff that's holding you back, and create a more deeply fulfilling life starting in 2017. 

All men and women are welcome. We'll be creating a sacred space free of judgement where you'll be able to focus on healing, digging deep into your soul, and connecting with other beautiful souls doing the same.


The Details

January 28: 10am-6pm
January 29: 8am-4pm
Joshua Tree
Exchange: $375
Limited space available

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Desire Map Book + Workbook
Lunch + Snacks + Coffee/Tea
Some Secret Goodies
Trip into Joshua Tree National Park

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Housing Options

All on-site housing is full, but there is still available space in the workshop.
Please contact me if you need assistance finding an airbnb or hotel.

Private Queen in Barn
Located behind the main house this is the perfect place if you like plenty of alone time and a little separation. Access to guest house kitchen if you'd like to cook your own meals.
Fri. & Sat. Nights: $650
Saturday Night: $550
Prices includes retreat cost.



Private Queen Bed
Located in the guest house. Access to kitchen if you'd like to cook your own meals.
Fri. & Sat. Nights: $600
Saturday Night: $500
Prices includes retreat cost.



Air Mattress
Queen sized air mattress located in the living room of the guest house. Access to kitchen if you'd like to cook your own meals.
Fri. & Sat. Nights: $550
Saturday Night: $450
Prices includes retreat cost.



Day Bed
Located in the main house in the living area.
Fri. & Sat. Nights: $550
Saturday Night: $450
Prices includes retreat cost.


Please note a friendly photographer will be snapping some photos during the event. You will be required to sign a media release form and liability waiver to attend. 



Friday, January 27th
6pm-10pm: Arrivals for those who booked Friday night on-site accommodations

Saturday, January 28th
9:30am-10am: Arrivals for those staying off site or booked Saturday night accommodations
10am-1pm: IntroductionsBuilding the Context & Container, Beginning the Work
1pm-2pm: Lunch
2pm-4:30pm: Breathwork + Desire Mapping
4:30-6pm: Trip into Joshua Tree National Park (optional)

Sunday, January 29th
8am-10am: Desire Mapping
10am-11am: Breathwork
11am-11:30am: Snack Break
12pm-1pm: Desire Mapping
1-2pm: Lunch
2pm-3pm: Declarations
3-4pm: Wrap up/Goodbyes 



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About Michelle

Breathwork + Heartwork with The Desire Map | Pushing Beauty

My name is Michelle, and I stumbled into this incredible practice called Breathwork a few years ago. Not long after I also discovered The Desire Map. You could say something led me to this work, that I was guided to exactly what I needed when I needed it. 

I'm most interested in working with people to empower them to let their souls shine bright. We all have the answers within us, and both Breathwork and The Desire Map are beautiful tools to help us access them. I'm so excited to bring them together to share with you.

You can learn more about me here.


Love Notes

"When I signed up for Breathwork + Heartwork with The Desire Map I was looking for something to help me create goals and intentions for my life that came from my heart rather than my head. Doing Breathwork before The Desire Map process changed everything. Even if I had managed to get to those CDFs without the Breathwork, I never would have felt as confident in them. I love that Michelle created this course! Breathwork is such a perfect way to help you connect to your heart's desires and quiet the filter of the shoulds & should nots, the inner critic and all the other things stopping you from living the life you really want. This course definitely brought me to a new level of understanding myself and what motivates me. If you follow Michelle on Instagram and her words resonate with you, then you will love working with her in person. Michelle's spirit is authentic, inspiring and uplifting without ever being overbearing or intrusive. Highly recommend." -Nina

"When I signed up for Breathwork + Heartwork with The Desire Map I was feeling very scattered. I knew I needed a change in my life, but I was lacking direction and focus. Coming out of the workshop I feel focused and aware of what I desire. I am confident that I will use what I learned throughout the workshop in my everyday life. Discovering my CDFs has really helped me to take steps toward the life that I want to live, and Breathwork has helped me to get out of my head and look instead to my heart for guidance. This workshop made me realize that I am in control of creating the life I desire. I loved diving into the Desire Map process after breathwork. When I would go back to read my responses later in the week, I thought several times, 'where on earth did that answer come from? I never knew I felt that way', but every time it was spot on." -Jody
"I loved the merge of Breathwork and The Desire Map. Michelle's workshop showed me what areas I need to work on in my life, what is important in my life, and it taught me I have stuck energy that I am able to move! Breathwork really helped me get out of my head before diving into The Desire Map process."  -Patricia

"Working with Michelle really helped me learned that it's okay to feel ALL my emotions. She has also helped me dig deeper into what it is I'm really feeling which has helped me continue to discover something new about myself. You can tell when someone really wants to see you succeed, and with Michelle you can see the passion in her work and how she's rooting for you. She's just wonderful overall." -Alejandra


"With all my fear, anxiety and daily stress, I started going numb. After my healing sessions with Michelle, I slowly started tuning into what I really want and what my body is trying to communicate to me subtly. With Michelle's knowledge and experienced and with the Breathwork practice, a whole new dimension as been added to my life. This has been a new way of looking within for me to meet my soul." -Arjun


"I've come to many realizations about myself through Michelle's insights and the Breathwork practice she's taught me. I now know how to handle my once crushing anxiety. I've discovered things about myself I wasn't able to see clearly. Most recently, I've realized the vital role art plays in my life. Michelle has helped me find myself, and for that I am eternally grateful. She worked with me personally, giving me advice and information for furthering my inner journey. If you're looking to live a happier, more fulfilling life, work with Michelle." -Megan


"Breathwork is such a wonderful tool. I love the way my body radiates and buzzes after each session. As I become more tuned into my body I can feel the ulcers in my bladder healing and my organs working—it’s truly beautiful. After my first session I felt the happiest I've been in years." -Jessica


"I’ve taken a couple of Michelle’s courses, and she is such a humble, transformative, and positive force. Her Breathwork sessions are simply incredible. I feel so much clearer, focused, and grounded, and I can’t thank her enough for this."  -Melissa


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