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Sacred Joy @ Idyllwild

Nov 1, 2019 - Nov 4, 2019
3 nights/4 days
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Sacred Joy @ Idyllwild

4 days/3 Nights: Discover how to apply the teachings of leela

Nov 1, 2019 - Nov 4, 2019

3 nights/4 days
Singles from $2,000 | Sharing from $900

Sometimes, when we are diving deep into our meditation practice and self-inquiry, we can become very serious, obsessively analytical and quite fixed around what we think our inner journey should look and feel like. And yet, when we consider the great spiritual teachers of our time, we see that they are not serious at all! In fact, they are shining examples of divine joy, play and childlike wonder. Just look at the Dalai Lama!

What if we took ourselves – and our spiritual practice – a little less seriously? What if we prioritized curiosity, over analysis? What if we were able to discover a sense of lightness, joy and play in our practice? And what if we could apply that to our lives? To our relationships?

In Tantric Yoga, this notion of lightness and play is known as leela. Join Hilary Jackendoff, Senior Yogic and Tantric Meditation Teacher for this unique 4 day retreat. Together, we will discover how to apply the teachings of leela to our meditation practice, our lives, our relationships and the way we understand spiritual teachings. The intention of this retreat is to help you access deeper levels of joy and creativity, resulting in an increased connection to your intuition, and inner wisdom.

Hilary will be guiding various meditative techniques, including Yoga Nidra, Pranayama, and Mantra. You will be journaling as a means to connect to your intuition, and exploring short periods of self-guided practice as a means to discover the inner-play of your own Consciousness.

In addition, there will be specific periods dedicated to playful silence, in which we will learn to connect joyfully and lovingly to others, without words.


For complete terms including refund and cancellation policies, click here

Space is limited

Reserve your space today!

  • Dates
    Nov 1, 2019 - Nov 4, 2019
  • Duration
    3 nights/4 days
  • Expected Arrival Time
    6:00 PM
  • Price
    $900 - $2,000
  • Instructor
    Hilary Jackendoff
  • Included
    Daily Workshops
  • Not Included
Day 1
  • Introduction opening circle and dinner
Day 2-3
  • Breakfast
  • Mantra, Pranayama, Tantric Meditation
  • Dharma Talk
  • Journaling, Intuitive Movement
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Lunch and free time
  • Yantra Meditation
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Dinner and free time
  • Dharma Talk
  • Pranayama and Meditation
Day 4
  • Closing Circle
  • Farewell Brunch

Retreat Location

Idyllwild is nestled in the San Jacinto mountains. Set among tall pines, sweet smelling cedars and Legendary rocks. The DEN Idyllwild Chalet is an exclusive custom alpine style home featuring panoramic views of the pristine San Jacinto Mountain ridges, including the iconic Tahquitz Rock granite monolith. Able to sleep up to 15 guests with ample accommodations designed for comfort and relaxation. This property features multiple indoor and outdoor areas gathering areas, including a large wrap- around covered porch to enjoy the breathtaking views and another large redwood deck with a wood-clad hot tub under the shade of a great oak tree.
Sacred Joy @ Idyllwild
  • Idyllwild is nestled in the San Jacinto mountains. Set among tall pines, sweet smelling cedars and Legendary rocks. It is located 90 miles from Los Angeles by car and the nearest airport is Palm Springs International Airport.
  • Must bring your own yoga mat and blankets to practice on.

Hilary Jackendoff


Hilary Jackendoff

Hilary Jackendoff is a Los Angeles based meditation and Yoga Nidra teacher, formally trained in the North Indian lineage of the Bihar School of Yoga. She began studying and practicing Tantra, yoga, and meditation in 2008, traveling to India and Australia, where she spent two years immersed in ashram life while completing a two-year Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training

Hilary is currently a Senior Teacher at The DEN Meditation and co-creator of its 400 Hour Meditation Teacher Training. Hilary also offers her own Yoga Nidra Teacher Training, meditation teacher mentorship, and a variety of workshops and retreats.

Hilary’s teaching philosophy aims to demystify ancient wisdom, making it more accessible, practical, and fun. She is committed to helping her students develop a sense of ownership of their own consciousness, embracing the notion that the spiritual doesn’t always have to be so serious. Through this understanding, they can connect more deeply to joy, play, and the lightness of being!

Master Bedroom

#1 King Bed

  • 1 King Bed
  • Shared Room
  • Shared Bath

King Bed $1700/pp

#2 Pull-Out Sofa

  • 1 Sofa
  • Shared Room
  • Shared Bath

Pull-Out Sofa $1300/pp

Bedroom 2

#3 Twin Bed

  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Shared Room
  • Shared Bath

Twin Bed: $1300/pp

Common Space

#4 Sofa

  • Shared Room
  • Shared Bath

Sofa: $900/pp


#5 Bedroom 3

  • Private Room
  • Shared Bath

Queen Bed: $2000/pp

#6 Bedroom 4

  • Shared Room
  • Shared Bath
  • 4 Single Bunks

Bunk Bed: $1100/pp

*A $750 non-refundable deposit holds your space. Final payment is due September 1, 2019.