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Cosmic Crystal Retreat – Hot Springs, AR

September 21 - September 23

Cosmic Crystal Retreat – Hot Springs, AR

Cosmic Crystal Celebration

Hot Springs, Arkansas • Fall Equinox 2023

September 21-23

Crystal cluster: Cosmic Crystal Retreat - Hot Springs, AR

Find your special crystals and experience deep healing in Hot Springs, Arkansas. This location is known for its healing waters, spas, and world-famous crystal mines.

Alrington Hotel: Cosmic Crystal Retreat - Hot Springs, AR

Naturally, we’ll take a field trip to the crystal fields in Mount Ida to dig for our own crystals. Then, we’ll take a shopping tour of a 10,000 square foot crystal warehouse with gemstones from around the world. 

Furthermore, we will have a series of classes in astrology and crystals. You will learn about the best crystals and gemstones for you based off of your time of birth. Moreover, you’ll be able to select the crystals to help improve your health, career, relationships, and spirituality.

Crystals and astrology: Cosmic Crystal Retreat - Hot Springs, AR

Want to learn more about your birth chart & Vedic Astrology?

In addition, the classes on crystal healing come from the Vedic traditions of astrology, yoga, and ayurveda. Likewise, they will include the use of mantras, mudras, and meditations, along with sacred sound. 

Ayurveda Yoga and Astrology: Cosmic Crystal Retreat - Hot Springs, AR

Plus, classes are adjacent to the Hot Springs National Park. So, we can meditate, relax and be in a natural healing environment. Consequently, this area has drawn people for hundreds of years.

Hot Springs National Park: Cosmic Crystal Retreat - Hot Springs, AR

Since we are situated in historic Hot Springs, you can schedule spa treatments and bathe in the rich mineral waters of “Bathhouse Row”.

Bathhouse row: Cosmic Crystal Retreat - Hot Springs, AR

Finally, on the Equinox, we will use sacred sound healing instruments to activate our crystals.  Of course, gongs, bowls, chimes, sound healing and relaxation are a part of our daily offerings.

crystal activation: Cosmic Crystal Retreat - Hot Springs, AR

Cosmic Crystal Retreat – Hot Springs, AR

Fee for all 3-Days: $995/$895 Early Bird (until June 21st)


What’s Included:

  • Classes on Crystal Therapy, Vedic Astrology, and Sound Healing
  • Day trip to the crystal fields of Mount Ida
  • Shopping tour of the Crystal Warehouse 
  • Crystal Activation and Fire Pit Ceremonies
  • Gong Relaxation and Sound Healing sessions
  • One meal daily (vegetarian; gluten free options)

Cosmic Crystal Retreat – Hot Springs, AR

Classroom Location

The Arlington Hotel (239 Central Ave, Hot Springs National Park)

PLUS, we have a special room rate for participants who wish to stay at the Arlington Hotel!

Arlington Resort Hotel: Cosmic Crystal Retreat - Hot Springs, AR

Other Accommodations

Hot Springs has accommodations from camping to deluxe spa resorts.

Cosmic Crystal Retreat – Hot Springs, AR


Mehtab Benton is certified Vedic Gemstone Therapist, Vedic Astrologer, Gong Therapist, and a Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer.

Mehtab Benton: Cosmic Crystal Retreat - Hot Springs, AR

Laura (Guru Karam) Benton is a registered nurse with training in Ayurveda, clinical hypnosis, and yoga therapy.

laura benton: Cosmic Crystal Retreat - Hot Springs, AR

Tej Fuls is a Vedic Astrologer, Yoga Teacher Trainer, Transformational Guide, Singer and Musician. The gong, crystal singing bowls, the voice, ukulele, and other sound healing instruments are weaved into her classes, events, and sessions. 

Tej Fuls: Cosmic Crystal Retreat - Hot Springs, AR

Tiffany Asha is Hatha yoga teacher, professional educator, and sound healer.

Tiffany Asha: Cosmic Crystal Retreat - Hot Springs, AR

Cosmic Crystal Retreat – Hot Springs, AR


Where is the Cosmic Crystal Celebration?

Our classes and excursions are centered around the hundred-year-old Arlington Hotel in the historical district of Hot Springs Arkansas and adjacent to the Hot Springs National Park. The hot springs were a healing place for native tribes 10,000 years ago. It was first settled by Americans in 1807 and currently has a population of 39,000.

What is Hot Springs National Park like?

The 5,500-acre park is adjacent to the historic Arlington Hotel and has 26 miles of walking trails, and a mountain top observation tower that provides a view of 140 square miles. There is a brick paved promenade along the historic bathhouse row with buildings dating back to the 19th century. There are seven thermal fountains and two cold spring fountains within the park that allow visitors to collect natural spring water for free.

Are there hot springs available for soaking and bathing?

The hot thermal water is unique to Hot Springs in that it is not a result of volcanic activity so there are not open hot springs on the surface. The waters are collected and piped from underground and then brought to the surface to be used in the bath houses and nearby hotels for soaking and bathing purposes.  

Soaking tubs and spa treatments are available at the historic Quapaw Bath House and Buckstaff Bath House, as well as at the Arlington Hotel Spa.  There are selected rooms at the Arlington with natural hot mineral water piped directly from the springs to your bathtub. The hot mineral waters began their underground journey over 4,400 years ago so the water you soak in was originally formed before the Great Pyramids.

How much do I need to know about astrology and crystals?

You only need to know your birth date (and ideally your birth time if available). There will be classes based on the astrology in your birth chart and you will discover which crystals and gemstones work best for you personally. Mehtab and Tej are qualified Vedic astrologers and will help in the interpretation of your birth chart.

What is the crystal hunting like?

We will be at a mine recognized for its environmentally responsible practices and sustainability. You can hunt in the fields around the mind that contain the fill dirt taken from the excavations which contain small to midsize crystals that can be uncovered with a small digging fork. And you can explore the open mining area and try your luck at finding larger crystals. You keep all the crystals you find at no additional cost and you will not leave empty handed!


Do I need to actually dig for crystals?

No, there is a field area where you can sift through the crystal mine diggings and uncover crystals with only a modest amount of effort and ease. There is also the opportunity to take a short trip to the mine where you can dig deeper for treasures if you want to be more active and get a little (or a lot!) dirty.  And you will also be given a geode to take home that will be cracked open to reveal the crystal interior. Plus, everyone receives a bag of raw semi precious gemstones and crystals to sort through in an open water sluicing trough. Your time at the crystal fields can be as active or as chilled as you like.

What type of crystals will we find?

We will be at one of the largest areas for natural Arkansas Quartz crystals that are world renowned for their size and clarity. The crystals may either be clear, opaque milky white, or slightly red-tinged due to the iron content of the ground. 


Can I also buy crystals?

Yes, we will be browsing an onsite 10,000 square foot crystal warehouse onsite. Lots of opportunities to view and purchase gorgeous specimen crystals at their source as well as imported crystals from around the world. Plus, everyone in our crystal hunting group receives a 5% discount on all purchases.

How is sound healing used?

We will be playing gongs, bowls, and other sound healing instruments for daily relaxation and yoga, and also for charging and activating the crystals we find and bring with us. 

Do I need to participate in all activities?

All activities and classes are optional – but you really want to go to the crystal fields, don’t you?

What else is there to do in Hot Springs?

There are three nearby lakes, historical tours of the bathhouses, antique shopping, and several quirky museums and attractions.

What meals are provided?

We’ll have lunch at the Arlington on the first day (vegan and gluten free options). For our outdoor crystal hunting adventure, there is a catered picnic lunch for outdoors (vegan and gluten free options). On the last day of our event, we’ll have an evening meal together. There are several restaurants and coffee shops nearby for meals on your own.

What’s the schedule like?

Our first class is at 10 am Thursday September 21st in the Cypress Room of the Arlington Hotel. The days are structured for both classroom learning and exploring the adjacent National Park, with indoor and outside time each day. On one day we will take a 45-minute road trip through the Ouachita National Forest to an area known as the “Quartz Crystal Capital of the World.”  There are also open times for spa treatments, hiking, and relaxation. On our last day we have closing ceremonies and an equinox celebration crystal activation and a group dinner at the Arlington Hotel. 

What’s the best way to get to Hot Springs Arkansas?

By air: 

  • Little Rock Arkansas (LIT) 1 hour to Hot Springs by car/shuttle
  • Memphis Tennessee (MEM) 3 hours to Hot Springs by car
  • Dallas Love Field (DAL) / Dallas-Ft Worth (DFW) 4 hours to Hot Springs by car


By car (drive time):

  • Little Rock – 1 hour
  • Memphis– 3 hours 
  • Dallas Ft Worth– 4 hours
  • Oklahoma City – 5 hours
  • St Louis – 6 hours
  • Houston – 6 hours
  • Austin– 7 hours
  • New Orleans – 7 hours
  • Birmingham Alabama – 7 hours
  • Atlanta – 9 hours
Where can I stay?

There are many Airbnb, hotels, motels, and campsites in and around Hot Springs for all price ranges.

These are the hotels that are within an easy 5-minute walk or less from the Arlington Hotel:

  • Arlington Hotel (special rate for our event)
  • The Waters Hot Springs  
  • The Happy Hollow Motel  
  • Dame Fortune’s Cottage Courts  
  • Hotel Hale  
  • Embassy Suites  
  • Rodeway Inn  
Want to know more?

We’ll be sending out information about how to prepare to get the most enjoyment from your trip a few weeks before it begins. In the meantime, please feel to contact us at info@yogimehtab.com


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Arlington Hotel
239 Central Ave
Hot Springs, AR 71901 United States
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(501) 623-7771
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