Hot Springs, Arkansas Clear Quartz Mining Retreat:
A Root Awakening
Take your crystal collection to the next level all the while connecting with the earth, your roots, and an intimate group of like-hearted beings. If you’re a crystal nerd who dreams of excavating your own Clear Quartz straight from Pachamama, you won’t want to miss out on this unique retreat experience.
Join us October 3-6 in the world renowned Clear Quartz Crystal Mining Destination: Hot Springs, Arkansas. We will enjoy a full day of mining, delicious & nourishing meals, yoga & meditation classes, an art workshop to create a piece of wearable magic with one of your hand mined crystals + a sacred circle to help us harness the power of root energy, learn how to program a crystal and so much more. After a day of digging for treasures in the vibrant red dirt, we’ll enjoy a relaxing day at the lake, take a dip in the hot mineral spring water at a traditional bathhouse, and have time to explore the shops and cafes along historic Bathhouse Row.
Did we mention our home base will be a private lakefront paradise? Keep reading if this sounds like your idea of a good time :)
Nestled in the ancient Ouachita Mountains, Hot Springs, Arkansas is named for the abundance of natural geothermal springs in the area, and is considered by geologists to be one (of the two) premier Crystal Quartz mining destinations in the world. Local Native American tribes believed the warm waters held medicinal powers, and they used Quartz as early as 1000 AD for tool making and ritual purposes. Hot Springs National Park is the smallest national park in the United States, and preserves the 47 naturally flowing springs as well as 8 historic bath houses downtown.
Expect an abundance of green trees, vibrant red soil, local spring water and lots of southern charm in “The Natural State”.
This unique retreat will take place at a private lakefront home on Lake Hamilton. The property is a 7 bedroom, 5 bathroom lodge spread out across 3 houses with beautiful indoor and outdoor gathering areas. Accommodation is on a first come, first serve basis with King + Queen beds for single occupancy or double occupancy and dorm style options available (see all descriptions & information in the pricing section before application).
All meals are included and we will have vegan and gluten free options available. You will have the opportunity to describe any specific dietary needs in the application, so please let us know so we can accommodate you! We will have a private chef catering our light breakfasts, mining sack lunch & a lunch buffet at the lake house. For dinner, we will have healthy meals cooked in home by our private chef and one night out on the town together. Plus, plenty of nutritious snacks during mining and playing on the lake. Water, coffee & tea will provided & included, alcohol is BYO.
The retreat will be held in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Travel to the retreat is not included or provided, but once you arrive, everything else is taken care of! The closest airport is Little Rock, and it is about a 1 hour drive or ~$50 Uber. We are more than happy to help you find a flight and connect you with other retreaters to ride together to and from the airport to help keep costs low. You will be able to check into the property starting at 5pm.
Get ready to get your hands in the dirt! All tools are included and you get to keep what you find! Make sure to save room in your luggage or give yourself time to mail back what you find. Keep in mind that mining is hard work and not for the type that does not want to get dirty! Weather should be favorable in October, but it does get hot, too.
There is a lot of magic to fit into our 3 night retreat!
Below is our schedule, however it may be subject to slight changes.
Thursday, October 3
Check in any time after 5:00pm
7:00pm Healthy Casual Dinner Buffet and time to get to know each other.
9:00pm Yoga Nidra under the stars
Friday, October 4
7:00am Coffee, tea, fruit, grab & go style breakfast
7:30am Depart for mining
8:30am Safety briefing & meditation with light movement
9:30am CRYSTAL DIG!
11:30 am Lunch
12:30 Optional 2 hr additional dig or relax
3:00pm Depart for home
4:00pm - Free time, clean crystals, relax, jump in the lake, etc
6:30pm Dinner at the Lake house
8:00pm Ritual Circle, programing your crystals, yin yoga & reiki
Saturday, October 5
7:00am Coffee & tea available if you’d like
8:00am Lakeside Morning Yoga
11:00am Macrame Jewelry making workshop
1:30pm Casual Lunch with time to enjoy the lake
3:30pm Depart for town
4:00 Bathhouse soaking & time to explore Downtown Hot Springs
7:30pm Dinner in Downtown Hot Springs
Sunday, October 6
Coffee, Tea & light breakfast provided
Check out by 10am
Hosts & Offerings By...
After mining in Arkansas for the past 3 years, we are so excited to have you join us on Moon Body Soul’s first ever retreat. Below are just some of the magical faces you can expect to learn from + dig in the dirt next to.
Get to the Point
The gorgeous lakefront property has multiple houses & lots of sleeping options. They are listed out below. All costs listed are per person, and they are inclusive of the entire retreat experience. Please note that double occupancy is only available for retreaters that are traveling together (you will not be paired with someone you do not know unless staying in the dorm style bunk rooms or room with twin beds). If you have any questions about lodging do not hesitate to ask!
The Main House
Bedroom 1 - King Suite with Private Bathroom + Bathtub
Enjoy your privacy while still having close proximity to all the action. This is the only room on the top floor of The Main House. It is tucked away behind the kitchen, with a hallway that leads to your private bathroom featuring the only bathtub on premise and a private bedroom with a king size bed. (please note the bathroom is located right outside the bedroom door)
Of course we will be stocking your tub with Moon Body Soul bath products so you can enjoy a soak each night!
Pricing: $1200 for single occupancy, $950 each for double occupancy
Lower Level of The Main House (Dorm Style)
Bedroom 2 & 3 Bunk Room + Adjacent Single Queen
Enjoy the company of new friends or bring along your old friends! This bunk room has 2 sets of bunkbeds, sleeping 4 total & is connected to an additional room with a queen bed for one.
It is on the downstairs level of The Main House & has a walk out patio on the lake level.
There is a shared bathroom with a shower for all bunk sleepers & the adjacent queen room, 5 total.
Pricing: $750 for single bunk occupancy, $850 for single queen bed occupancy
The Guest House
This house is nestled behind the Main House, just a short hop, skip & a jump away from all the action. It includes 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms: a Queen Suite with Private Bathroom, a Queen room, and a room with two twin beds (sharing a bathroom with the queen room). It also has its own living room & kitchen that you are welcome to use.
Bedroom 4 - Queen Suite with Private Bathroom
Enjoy the privacy of your own room with a queen bed and en suite bathroom with a shower. Take the place for yourself or invite along a loved one to share the accommodations.
Pricing: $1000 for single occupancy, $850 each for double occupancy (per person)
Bedroom 5 - Queen Room
Sleep in a queen room by yourself or with a loved one. Shares a bathroom with the twin room next door. (3-4 people sharing this bathroom)
Pricing: $950 for single occupancy, $800 double occupancy (per person)
Bedroom 6 - Twin Room for Two
This room has two twin beds, for yourself & friend! It shares a bathroom with a queen room next door to it.
Pricing: $800 double occupancy (can bring a friend or be paired up with a retreater!)