Desert Dreams | A Rewild Retreat into West, Texas

Marathon, Texas, USA

Cristina Schooler
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Feb 20 - 24, 2019
Group size: 3 - 25
Desert Dreams | A Rewild Retreat into West, Texas
Marathon, Texas, USA

Cristina Schooler
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Deposit: $166
Feb 20 - 24, 2019
Group size: 3 - 25

About this trip

Welcome to Rooted Method's luxury camping retreat! We've designed every detail of this trip so you can reap the benefits of being immersed in a wild space without the hassle of the planning or preparing any multi-day wilderness experience usually requires. No prior outdoor experience is necessary.*

I’ve always been obsessed with Big Bend because it feels like teleporting into a completely different era. One without smartphones or emails, where traffic isn't even a concept and wild hearts rule the land. Here we can rewild ourselves properly, detoxing from technology while also taking a break from our adult responsibilities. 

You'll be encouraged to play like a child throughout this trip. You can interpret that to look and feel however you wish. Remember, life gives you plenty of opportunities to be an adult. Why not try something different?

This retreat will also elevate your relationship to the earth, our human community, and yourself. The days are structured so you can participate in as much or as little as your heart desires. It's totally cool if you just want to read your book in your tent during the afternoon.  

***This is not a backpacking trip. We set up our tents at a very large group campsite and participate in the experiences by walking or driving to other locations in the park. ***

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! Our meeting point on the first day will be in the Chisos Basin in Big Bend National Park.  Don't worry, you'll receive the exact campsite location and all its details. 

See y'all in the wild!

* Absolutely zero previous experience camping is necessary. We can be as hands on or off in helping you navigate the basics of camping! We are here to help! 

What’s included

  • 4 Nights Stay
    3 nights camping in Big Bend National Park (campsite fee included) and 1 night in eco-chic home in the tiny ghost town of Terilingua.
  • 9 Plant-Based Meals
    Courtesy of the award-winning Curcuma, Austin's premiere plant-based food truck,. Each bite embodies the Ayurvedic mantra: "Food is medicine."
  • 3 Hikes
    We'll trek the Lost Mine Trail and Window Trail, passing breath-stealing waterfalls, cliffs, and vistas that scream West Texas.
  • Sunrise & Sunset Yoga
    Led by Bridgette Wolleat of Bridged Wellness, these restorative yoga sessions will reset your body alignment. Optional.
  • Waterfall Meditation
    While the water rushes beside us, we'll reflect on instilling rewilding principles into your foundation. Remember: you're whole just the way you are.
  • Spontaneous Dance Party
    Shake your groove thing. Show 'em how we do it now. Nature won't judge, I promise.
  • Hot Springs Soak
    Renowned for their healing powers, travelers' ailments have dissolved for over a century in the Langford Hot Springs. You can also treat it as nature's comfiest bath tub.
  • Intimate Stargazing
    Prime Dark Sky viewing. The stars will feel like your personal, all-natural light show.
  • Musical Performance
    Featuring Adam Tutor on acoustic guitar.
  • Journal Reflections
    Done in either group or solo settings. We'll guide you through best incorporating rewilding practices into your life. (Journal comes included!)
  • Snacks & Drinks
    Goodies galore! Yes, we'll have La Croix.
  • Tent/Sleeping Bag
    You can rent both for a $40 added fee.
  • Transportation to park
  • Park Entrance Fee

Available Packages

Package One
Available until Feb 11, 20194 left

This package entails you bringing your own sleeping bag, pad and tent. 

Deposit: $166
Package Two
Available until Feb 11, 2019only 3 left

If you would like The Rooted Method to provide you with your own sleeping bag, pad or tent, please select this option. 

Deposit: $190

Available options

Private Room during Terilingua Stay4 left


February 20th
Rewild Retreat Day One

Getting to the Desert Dreams Retreat in Big Bend : My assistant and I arrive the day prior to set everything up for our group. You can drive  yourself, carpool with a friend or family member, or caravanning with other participants coming from the same city. If you are coming from out of state, the best way to arrive is by flying into El Paso, renting a car and driving for two hours to our campsite. Please feel free to email me directly at for any questions regarding getting there. 

4:00-5:30 pm: Everyone arrives at the Chisos Basin in Big Bend National Park. Includes camping safety instruction and setting up camp 

5:45 pm: Kombucha Mocktails, Appetizers and Introductions 

6:00 pm: Backcountry Dinner with catered food by Curcuma 

8:00 pm: 30-minute Restorative Yoga and Stretch Session led by Bridgette Wolleat of Bridged Wellness

9:00 pm: Sleepy Guided Meditation 

Your Organizer

Cristina Schooler
I am an outdoor educator, nature child, and people connector. I lead community rewild retreats, workshops and work with private groups in helping them integrate nature into their lives. My approach to nature and teaching is a mixture of methodology, intuition, and lightheartedness. I have a sense of humor and am not afraid to be silly and approach life with FUN. My ultimate goal is that you feel completely inspired by how nature supports us all in mind, body, spirit, ​and community. To read personal testimonials and peruse my formal website: