Desert Dreams Rewild Retreat

  • Austin, Texas
  • Dec 5 - 9, 2018 (5 days)
  • $700-$900

Event Highlights

  • Explore the Historic Langford Hot Springs


Each day you will be given ample opportunities to engage with nature on a mulit-sensory level. Whether it's hiking the Chisos, doing meditation in the morning, journaling alone in the wilderness, learning how to cook by the campfire, we have prepared a true rewild retreat that will ignite all of your senses and remind you how you can connect to this world. Each activity is optional, we have a structure on our retreats but not too much structure. Each day you will also receive specific outdoor education on skills such as outdoor hygiene, camping safety, what-to-pack for your adventure, how nature heals us and so much more.

About This Event

I’ve always been obsessed with Big Bend because it feels like teleporting into a completely different era. Vast rocky terrains the color of that UT brownish-orange covered with how-did-they-get-there plants and formations that remind you these surfaces literally used to be the bottom of the ocean. At night, when the temperatures drops , you’ll look up and never feel closer to the stars, which coat the sky with their fluorescent glow. And it’s around this moment, you’ll think you left planet Earth and your daily life, with its demanding taxes and smartphone notifications and family obligations, and a calmness seeps into your bones. That’s the magic of Big Bend and West Texas. 

For three nights we will be camping within Big Bend Park and for one evening we will be staying in a cozy air bnb in the small ghost town of Terlingua.  Terilingua is what Marfa was like 10 years ago, still remaining its wild, artistic quirkiness. Oh, and it's one of Willie Nelson's favorite spots in the world. 

We can provide tents, sleeping bags and pads if you need them or you can bring your own. You have the option to carpool with another participants or two, or you can reach the park on your own. You will find those options listed in the intake form once a payment is received.  My assistant and I will be at the park a day before our adventure starts setting everything up and making sure all the magical details are ready for you! 

Let's be real, we all get the most excited about food right? And The Rooted Method takes gourmet, backcountry cooking very seriously. Most of our food will be provided by Curcuma, the amazing plant-based food trailer in Austin. But don't worry, if you need a little meat for your palette, we will be bringing along options for you too! 

Each day, we will be teaching valuable camping and backpacking skills to make your own adventures effortless, enjoyable and safe. 

* Our meeting point on the first day will be in the Chisos Basin in Big Bend National Park.  Two months prior to our adventure, you will receive the exact campsite location and all its details. 

See yall in the wild!


Found of The Rooted Method

Venue Highlights

Hike and Wonder in Awe at the Ancient Petroglyphs


Nourish on our amazing, special prepared plant-based meals from Curcuma, Austin. Tumeric Goldyn Milk by the campfire and fresh pecan tacos? Yes, please!

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


All of our meals are organic, vegan and made special from Curcuma, Austin. Some example meals we have had on retreats in the past include pecan tacos, three bean chili, kale caesar salad, date balls, pesto pasta just to name a few. We can always comply with your specific dietary needs on all of our outdoor experiences.


Because this is a rewilding retreat, we will be spending most of our time sleeping outdoors. Once you sign up for the retreat you will send the exact location of meeting in Marathon, Texas. Every participant must transport themselves to Marathon, Texas for the first day of the retreat.

Tags: camping glamping retreat nature therapy outdoor wellness plant medicine rewild rewild retreat

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