Spring Breakthrough - Palm Springs - March 15-18


Spring Breakthrough

Palm Springs

March 15-18

A gathering of young women becoming soulful leaders

“Wilderness. The word itself

is music.” 

Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

Let’s get lost. Be found. Re-wild. See stars. Create tribe.

Breathe wide as the sky stretches.

Absorb desert wisdom.

ALTER yoga

transformative workshops

community building



Women aged 18-25,

You’re invited.


Our Journey:

Days of adventure and restoration with plenty of space to dream. Everything is optional. You can do what the heart calls for.

4 Days and 3 Nights in the oasis of Palm Springs, at our basecamp,

Two Bunch Palms

with free range of the pool, spa, and hiking trails

Sunday, March 15 at 4:00pm - Wednesday, March 18 at 12:00pm

Morning and Sunset ALTER yoga + meditation

Farm-to-table feasts

Joshua Tree adventure

Igniting workshops, Edgy conversation, guided journaling and mediation

deep-end friendships, winding trails, daydreaming

And other surprises...

Your Hosts:

Nicole Meline is a mentor, athlete, and artist, and the creator of Alter podcast and practice, and Alter Journeys soulful adventure retreats. A native Southern Californian and decade-deep New Yorker, a graduate of USC, Biola, Columbia, and Rutgers, she lives in Brooklyn and escapes to wilderness often.

Dr. Stacie Cooper, Psy.D, an expert in supporting young women transitioning from inauthentic expectations and self-harmful habits to joyful, purpose-driven paths. A life coach, writer, mindfulness, and pilates instructor and a graduate of USC and Pepperdine, Stacie lives in Dana Point, California and supports clients around the world.

Nicole and Stacie are two over-educated, late-blooming, joy junkies who have become committed to transformative, unconventional leadership and community-building that plays by the rules of the heart and conspires with Spirit. They are passionate about calling people into their authentic, courageous, igniting work in the world and holding space for collaborative, encouraging communities.


  • ALTER yoga and mobility sessions and workshops

  • 2 festive dinner feasts and 3 brunches

  • Joshua Tree Adventure

  • 1 Spa Treatment


  • Airfare

  • Transport to Two Bunch Palms

  • Alcohol

  • Lunches and dinners during Joshua Tree excursion

  • Optional spa treatments at Two Bunch Palms

  • Private coaching session during retreat with Nicole or Stacie: $200


We are rekindling in funky luxury at Two Bunch Palms, a reimagined desert modern dream built around natural mineral water hot springs, two big pools. We will have an indoor-outdoor yoga shala overlooking the Mojave all to ourselves to kindle transformation and wild daydreams.


$1950 double occupancy early bird ($2200 after Nov 1)

$2650 sing occupancy early bird ($2900 after November 1)

We are thrilled to offer a limited number of scholarships for applicants

with financial need and extraordinary vision.

Contact drstaciecoop@gmail.com to apply.



  • $500 nonrefundable reservation deposit due upon booking

  • Balance due January 15

  • Cancellation policy: You may transfer your registration to another person. If you do, please send notice of your registration transfer, along with contact information for the new participant.

  • If you must cancel, the following cancellation fees apply:

  • prior to January 15th: 50%

  • after January 15th: 100% of trip cost (travel insurance recommended)

Questions? email 



Nicole Meline’s ALTER Journeys Retreat was a four day foundation for a lifestyle change. All too often workouts or diets fail because I don’t change my lifestyle. I’ve also been on great retreats that lose their magic when I go home. This retreat was amazingly different. Nicole effortlessly demonstrated the ease of incorporating the lifestyle I want into each day.  By offering three workouts (including yoga) each day, I experienced an increase in energy rather than feeling depleted or tired!  She easily offered us nutritious and delicious food choices at each meal. By using Foster Creek Farms she set the stage for natural conversations and community building with people from all over the country, with all levels of fitness, and all kinds of backgrounds. And in all she does, Nicole asks the important questions and introduces the one-liners that change my life. I’ve witnessed this in her fitness classes, on-line courses, personal coaching, and in this Nomadic Belonging retreat setting.  I highly recommend Nomadic Belonging retreats to anyone who wants to live healthfully, increase community, and experience more joy in their every day lives.

Kelli, Seattle, on ALTER Journeys Montana


For me, Nicole’s retreats “alter” my 5 senses. It’s palo santo and fresh air. It’s Nicole-isms, life affirming music and laughter. It’s tight hugs and soft yoga mats. It’s the freshest of the garden with a dash of local infusion. It’s mind blowing mountains, bluest skies and green grasses. Every ounce of the retreat works to reset my spirit and lead me to vibrate with more energy and love when I return home. Thank you Nicole for offering a unique experience that can’t be bought off a shelf or online.

Cheryl, Bentonville, Arkansas on ALTER Journeys Montana

I can’t find the words to describe theexperience that just took place…. I am still in Awe!  Thank you thank you thank you for guiding me through such an incredible journey.  The past few days in Montana were truly MAGICAL. I woke up this morning feeling transformed….I felt energized and ready to take on the day.  Ready to take on my new life! I can honestly say I loved everything about this retreat!  The Grand Canyon in Yellowstone was spectacular!  I also enjoyed wandering the farm and creating memories with new friends. The ALTER Yoga and Spin Classes were spot on. Just what I needed.  Loved all the music. I am still on a high from it ALL.

Brynn, Reno, CA on ALTER Journeys Montana

A remarkable journey for your soul, senses and body. Having participated in several classes with Nicole, I had very high expectations for our retreat. But only as Nicole can do, she surpassed all of my expectations. From the inspiring sweat parties on the bike and mat to the thoughtfully curated music, mediations and readings shared throughout; Nicole plunged with us into our deepest selves to help us refocus and “alter”. The community spirit and support of our group and the friendships that I made continue to inspire me. Can’t wait for the next one.

Cindy, New Jersey, on ALTER Journeys Montana

Embodied in sorrow over the sudden and recent loss of my father, I almost didn’t make it to Nicole’s Montana retreat. Deep in my heart I knew I belonged. I took from my savings and booked on a whim. Landing with a heavy heart and mind, I didn’t know quite what to expect overall, I just knew Nicole’s joy metric was what I needed in my life. To say I had the time of my life everyday in every way, doesn’t seem like enough. I found peace for my sorrow, friendship in unexpected ways and I felt such a deep sense of belonging that my heart was bursting. Each day was a new beautiful, soulful challenge, but one I came to welcome and embrace. Nicole is the very essence of ALTEr Journeys, giving peace, silent reverence and divine grace. Her workouts will change and inspire you. Her meditations will free you and her music selection will inspire you. You will find yourself with her hands firmly on your back and experience love and kindness from your group of Nomads that completes you.

Deah, Los Angeles, on ALTER Journeys Montana

Nicole Meline. Never have I met someone who brings such absolute intelligence to fitness.  Emotional intelligence. Creative intelligence. And just plain smarts. I sensed it when I took her classes when she was a Peloton instructor. I feared that meeting her in real life would expose that I had projected this onto her. But IT DID NOT. She is the real deal. Multidimensional. Perfect and imperfect. Strong and independent, so much so that she is ok to share humility and vulnerability and loss. Gorgeous inside and out is a cliche, but cliches exist for a reason. Nicole is a reason.  Dancing with the lights on during the day without alcohol.  Never, before this experience. What is home and why did I come here, to Montana, to be amongst strangers to spin and practice yoga and hike in Yellowstone?  Home is my family.  But my family has not been getting my best self.  Or even my medium self.  They have been getting the leftovers.  This is upside down and backwards.  So I came here to reset myself, take a risk. The friendships…these are women who will stay with me. As a kid at summer camp I made friends in days that lasted a lifetime.  But not as an adult.  As a grownup friendships take years.  Except at Nomadic Belonging.  Here 5 days is enough. I am full. I am easeful. And my family will get my best self today, and hopefully tomorrow.  Until next time, nomads.

Jennifer, Los Angeles, on ALTER Journeys Montana


I am still on a Nomadic high! I enjoyed meeting each and every one of you, I loved all the beauty that surrounded me, and Montana was of coarse a site to see, the takeaways that I received will forever be in my heart. Women coming together from different seasons of life sharing stories of heroic adventures, bravery, passion for charity love for life, and childhood fun, Thank you, I am a little smarter, braver, more courageous and stronger, I can Dance a bit crazier and most of all be myself because I met all of YOU.

Suzanne, Newport Beach, CA on ALTER Journeys Montana


I loved meeting people who are all unique and yet the same. I shared with several how many of my friends thought I was crazy for going on a trip with people I'd never met. From first meeting a few nomads at the airport, it never felt awkward. I really loved meeting and getting to know so many independent women! The schedule worked well. I enjoyed the "time in the kitchen" chatting. Maybe more of that around the fire. The trip exceeded all expectations and I'm still soaking in the experience. It was great to connect with so many wonderful people that I would never have met if I didn't jump in and take a chance on my own.

Kimberly, North Carolina, on ALTER Journeys Montana


I loved meeting so many kindred spirits from many walks of life and areas of the country. Truly felt like finding my tribe. Your vibe attracts your tribe and that’s so true with Nicole. I will hold you all in my heart.

Cindy, Austin, TX, on ALTER Journeys Montana

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