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Only 8 spaces remain!

This is an exclusive invitation
to a unique, all-inclusive hot springs retreat in Colorado with Multisensory Animal & Nature Intuitive, Ana Maria Vasquez!

Listen in as Ana Maria talks about collaborating with Nature as a Guide and shares about the Renewal Hot Springs Retreat

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Retreat ~ Release ~Renew

Join me for an unforgettable journey of renewal at Joyful Journey Hot Springs, located in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado at 7,700 feet elevation. It offers spectacular views of the 14,000-foot mountain peaks. For centuries, the Native Americans, the Spanish explorers, and early settlers traveled to this place to experience the unique healing qualities of the sacred waters. Native American elders and other spiritual masters consider this area to be one of the most sacred and energetically active places in North America. 

I frequent these sacred waters for my own personal retreats to be deep in the listening for guidance, inspiration and renewal. It's a profound honor to share this special Earth energy with you.

At the Renewal Hot Springs Retreat, you are invited to honor and connect with the ancient spirits of water, the majestic mountain energies, the animal allies, the wise stone beings, the nurturing plant allies, and the wisdom of your own higher self. Nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of the Colorado mountains, Joyful Journey Hot Springs embodies a mission of healing and upliftment, offering a sanctuary for all souls seeking to remember their true essence and purpose.

Experience the Magic of Renewal!

Hurry, space is very limited!
Only 20 participants in this retreat
Only 8 spaces remain!

Claim your space now and renew your connection to the natural realm and awaken to a renewed sense of purpose and vitality at the Renewal Hot Springs Retreat.


A Sanctuary for the Soul
Where Healing Waters Flow  

"Allow the healing waters to uplift the spirits and open the hearts of all that come, so they may remember who they are, where they came from, and what they came to do." 

~Elaine Blumenhein
Guardian of the sacred waters and founder of Joyful Journey

Retreat Program

Having immersed myself in the sacred waters of this ancient valley over the past months, I've been attuned to its whispers, seeking what will truly nourish and uplift our retreat experience. Drawing inspiration from the profound energy of this sacred land, I've curated a program that encapsulates some of my favorite processes for engaging the energy of this mysterious valley. Join me in embracing the essence of this extraordinary place and together, let's delve into its transformative energy!
NOTE: Retreat program subject to changes without notice

Monday, August 19, 2024

  • 4:00 pm - Check-in: You can enjoy the pools beginning at noon on the day of arrival
  • 5:00 pm -  Welcome & Opening Ceremony
  • 7:00 pm - Dinner

Tuesday, August 20, 2024

  • 7 am - 9:45 am - Breakfast
  • 8 am - 8:30 am - Sound Healing Soaking Session
  • 10 am -  Journey with Your Totem Animal
  • 11:30 am - Break
  • 12 Noon - Journey with Your Totem Tree
  • 1:30 pm - Lunch
  • 4 pm - Music of the Plants Journey
  • 7 pm - Dinner

Wednesday, August 21, 2024

  • 7 am - 9 am - Breakfast
  • 8 am - 8:30 am - Sound Healing Soaking Session
  • 9 am - Depart for Crestone
  • 10 am - Sacred Land Sanctuary & Picnic Lunch
  • 7 pm - Dinner

Thursday, August 22, 2024

  • 7 am - 9:45 am - Breakfast
  • 8 am - 8:30 am - Sound Healing Session
  • 10 am - Crestone follow-up
  • 11:30 am - Break
  • 12 Noon - After Retreat Care & Intuitive Readings
  • 1:30 pm - Lunch
  • 4 pm - Closing ceremony
  • 7 pm - Dinner

Friday, August 23, 2024

  • 7 am - 9:45 am - Breakfast
  • 8 am - 8:30 am - Sound Healing Soaking Session
  • 10 am - Exclusive Integration Journey Session for Mentorship Members
  • 11 am Check-out, you can enjoy the pools until 8 pm

The Retreat Venue

Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa

Renewal Hot Springs Retreat Photos

Joyful Journey Hot Springs is a serene sanctuary nestled amidst the majestic landscapes of the Colorado mountains. With a mission to uplift spirits and open hearts, this tranquil retreat center offers a harmonious blend of natural beauty and healing waters. Guests can immerse themselves in the rejuvenating powers of the natural hot springs, surrounded by breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness. Whether seeking relaxation, renewal, or spiritual connection, Joyful Journey Hot Springs provides a sacred space for all to unwind, recharge, and rediscover inner peace.

The Healing Waters:
The soothing waters of this area are known for their powers to awaken the hearts and uplift the spirits, as well as various therapeutic effects such as enhanced respiration, restored nervous system, increased metabolism, better blood circulation, increased energy, remedied insomnia and arthritis, and improved immunity.

Naturally heated by the earth’s active geothermal and hydrothermal activity, the mineral waters rise from secluded artesian springs between 120 and 140 degrees and are tempered down to 98-108 degrees to three soaking pools and two jacuzzi tubs. There is also a cold plunge, and a sauna. The water is a sodium bicarbonate type with significant levels of boron, calcium, lithium, and magnesium, along with several other beneficial minerals.  No chlorine or other chemicals are added, and there is no sulfur odor that is often present in other hot springs.


 The Joyful Journey kitchen will prepare all meals in-house and serve healthy, nourishing meals throughout your stay, starting with dinner on Monday, and completing with breakfast on Friday. They take great pride in their efforts to use locally grown, sustainable and organic ingredients whenever possible. The  menu caters to diverse dietary preferences, including meat, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-less options are available each meal.

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Getting to the Retreat

Step away from the busyness of everyday life and join us at this peaceful haven, off the beaten path in the tiny town of Moffat in southern Colorado. Regardless of where you are traveling from you are sure to enjoy the vast scenic views during your travels. Once you register, you will have access to the private retreat forum, where you can coordinate travel schedules and ride shares if needed. Please note that this is a very remote, rural section of Colorado with sparse population, few services and amaenities. Plan your travels accordingly.


  • 4 hours from Denver International Airport
  • 3 hours from Colorado Springs Airport
  • 1 hour from San Luis Valley Regional Airport in Alamosa, CO -they offer connecting flights from Denver International Airport
  • 4 hours from the Albuquerque International Sunport Airport in New Mexico

Rental cars are available at each airport 

Address for GPS or map apps:

Joyful Journey Hot Springs, 28640 CR 58 EE, Moffat, CO 81143

Accommodation Options:  

Joyful Journey Hot Springs is a peaceful oasis nestled in the Sangre De Cristo mountains of the magical San Luis Valley, in Moffat, Colorado. This all-inclusive retreat package offers a range of accommodation options, all of which include access to the hot springs and daily meals. All Participants will have a private room. Each lodging option has limited spaces and will be assigned on a first-come basis, so register early. Please note there are no televisions in the rooms. The simple accommodations reflect a place to connect on a deep level with spiritual teachings and the beauty of the high mountain desert.

All accommodations include:

  • 4-day retreat program beginning with Monday evening welcome ceremony, ending with Friday morning sound healing soaking session 
  • 4 nights lodging Monday - Thursday
  • Meals during the retreat - Monday dinner through breakfast on Friday

Please Note:
Due to the limited spots, there will be no refunds

Hotel Rooms Sold Out

per person

Enjoy the comfort and serenity of The Lodge at Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa. Featuring Aspen-wood furniture, private baths and outdoor decks with remarkable views, The Lodge provides the perfect retreat getaway. Robes are provided for each guest staying in the hotel.

Hotel Rooms Sold Out


per person

Disconnect from it all in one of the fully-furnished, yurts. You'll love the energy in these sacred circle spaces. Private with a separate bathhouse, the yurts offer expansive views. The yurts provide a comfortable, unique experience. Robes are provided for each guest staying in the Yurts. 


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Tipi Camping
Only 1 Tipi Left!

per person
Enjoy peace and quiet by camping in an authentic tipi! Equipped with cots and mats, the tipis are fun, simple and boast amazing views of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. Bring your own sleeping gear and connect with the beautiful San Luis Valley.

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RV with Electric Hookup

per person

Bring your own RV or camper and hook up to electric for your stay. Joyful Journey Hot Springs is one of the best locations to pull in, plug in and enjoy the beauty of the vast San Luis Valley during your Renewal Retreat. Please note: there are no water or sewar hook ups

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Tent Camping

per person

Bring your own tent and camping gear to sleep under the stars and experience the magical night sky of the San Luis Valley. Each tent site is designated for one tent only and one parked vehicle, per site.

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Registration Includes:

  • 4-day retreat program - beginning with Monday evening welcome ceremony
  • 4 nights lodging - Monday-Thursday in your choice of accommodations
  • Nutritious, Organic Meals - Monday dinner through Friday breakfast
  • Daily Access to Soaking in the Healing Mineral Hot Springs - 7:30am-10pm
  • Gratuities for Housekeeping and Meals

Registration Does Not Include:

  • Airfare and transportation to and from the retreat venue
  • Spa Services - provided through Joyful Journey and can be booked separately

Meet Your Guide - Ana Maria Vasquez: Multi-Sensory Animal & Nature Intuitive

Ana Maria Vasquez, a Multi-Sensory Animal & Nature Intuitive, is dedicated to revealing the profound messages from the natural world. With her innate ability to decode energetic patterns, Ana Maria helps individuals unpack their intuitive abilities and connect deeply with nature. Her expertise as a shamanic practitioner and Certified Intuitive Strategist adds depth to her teachings and sessions, offering transformative experiences for all.

Ana Maria Vasquez, Multi-Sensory Animal & Nature Intuitive

"Working with Ana Maria in person is the BEST!!!"

Ana Maria Vasquez, Multi-Sensory Animal & Nature Intuitive

"This retreat was one of the best and most transformational experiences of my life!"

Ana Maria Vasquez, Multi-Sensory Animal & Nature Intuitive

"I received a type of energy that I don’t usually manifest. It was a very restful, calm energy with a steady tone of well being. I have carried that with me."

Ana Maria Vasquez, Multi-Sensory Animal & Nature Intuitive

"I went on the first cruise that Ana Maria hosted, and I can tell you that when the ship back pulled into port, I was not the same person who boarded that cruise ship 5 days prior. The experience was so awesome and I made huge personal and spiritual shifts."

Ana Maria Vasquez, Multi-Sensory Animal & Nature Intuitive

"The retreat was life-changing! I'm a different person on the inside now. I experience energy in my physical body more than I used to. I'm still adjusting to my new self. I'm grateful to Ana Maria for creating a magical space for us to expand our intuitive awareness and become who we were meant to be in this life."

Ana Maria Vasquez, Multi-Sensory Animal & Nature Intuitive

"Sign me up for the next one!"

Ana Maria Vasquez, Multi-Sensory Animal & Nature Intuitive

"It was hugely valuable and nourishing to be among peers doing this exploration and work in the world. I was longing for contact with others, for feedback, inquiries, supervision and brainstorming."