The Desert Reset retreat team are leaders in their field, united by a passion for healing, healthy experiences and the mystical desert.
We’re here to make sure your reset exceeds your expectations.
CYNTHIA MORGAN, Founder
Cynthia Morgan has dedicated her life to helping the world to heal. She has been teaching spiritual principles, leading guided meditations, and conducting workshops for over 30 years. She is an author, a contributing writer to numerous magazines, board certified hypnotherapist, and founder of Desert Reset retreat, (named #1 on BookRetreats.com “7 Top Yoga retreats in California” and a “Top Pick for 2019” by SeekRetreat.com). Cynthia has been featured in numerous magazines such as Ruush, Australian Natural Health, WellBeing, as well as many popular online sites and blogs. She was the spiritual columnist for ECOLUX Magazine and is a contributing writer to Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine.
Cynthia’s techniques have proven to be highly successful in transforming the lives of thousands, including many of Hollywood's elite, establishing her as one of the most innovative practitioners in the field of hypnotherapy.
Cynthia attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, as well as the Hypnotherapy Academy of America in New Mexico, integrating her considerable background in meditation (Transcendental Meditation since age seven), mind/body healing, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner in 2003) and 30 years of working with A Course in Miracles. She brings her teachings of A Course in Miracles to her weekly podcast "A Course in What?!", which has been translated into a Spanish version, "Un Curso de Que?!", totally over 400,000 downloads worldwide.
In 2013, Cynthia's book You're Already Hypnotized: A Guide to Waking Up was released to five-star ratings.
A longtime vegan and animal rights activist of 28 years, Cynthia is married to Brad Klopman, Desert Reset's Hospitality Manager, and they are thrilled to have relocated to the desert to create transformative experiences for their guests.
For more information about Cynthia Morgan, please visit her website.
BRAD KLOPMAN, Hospitality Director
Brad left his job as a successful Hollywood documentary film producer (over 20 “Top 10” lists in 2010) to produce a different sort of experience: vacation rental destinations in the Joshua Tree National Park area (The Cohost Company). His mission is to ensure excellent service and comfort to guests so they can focus on creating memorable and transformative experiences.
JENN LUCENE SMITH, Yoga & Breathwork Teacher
Before relocating to the desert with her husband six years ago to open her popular Palm Springs yoga studio, Jenn had a yoga studio in her hometown of Los Angeles. As a highly experienced teacher, she brings strength, intimacy, self-transformation and fun to her classses. Her style is an alignment-based Hatha yoga that helps participants learn yoga poses and find their own way to health and well-being. She works with people who are fit and active, as well as those physically limited or injured. After a lifetime struggling with body image issues, Jenn seeks to exemplify self-love and to promote health and acceptance for everybody. Yoga is beyond size. Learn more about Jenn.
EMILY AYLSWORTH, Yoga & Breathwork Teacher, General Retreat Assistance
Emily was drawn to the High Desert in 2017 where she met the sweet man she is now married to. Originally from Massachusetts, she moved here in April 2018. She is a 200 - hour Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor leading students through Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin and Restorative yoga practices. Chanting, meditation and breathwork enrich her practice, and she is trained to provide hands on assists to help enrich her students’ practice. Through integration of Psychology-based practices with Yoga philosophy and the higher powers within, she is humbled to guide and hold space for students to allow for transformation on and off the mat.
Team also includes: Sound Bath Guide and Massage Therapist
Because life sometimes gets in the way of plans, we do reserve the right to substitute teachers of equal expertise, with the exception of Cynthia Morgan and Brad Klopman who will always be your hosts.