Wednesday, March 23

3pm to 9pm

Arrival day!!!!

Arrive to Marfa!!! Welcome!!!!

Stop by the HQ house to pick up your swag bag and let Dr. Blythe and staff help you get oriented to the town. Too tired? Too Late? No problem just come on over Thursday for breakfast. Get to town early? NBD, go to your sleeping place or text us to help you (214.997.four697). 

Where?

419 Highland St.                    Marfa, TX 79843

Thursday March 24

8:00 – 9:00 am

Breakfast

Let’s get together and start our day with a fortifying breakfast!

Healing porridge, yogurt, bread/muffin/croissant, fruit, juice, coffee, cream, etc. 

If you have food requests, we will do what we can to make it happen!

If you didn’t stop by last night…you will get your kick ass swag bag and be greeted with HUGS (if you want). 

Where?

419 Highland St.                 Marfa, TX 79843

10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Class

Instructor: Rowan TwoSisters, Reiki Master & Certified Professional Midwife

Name of Class: Nourish what you want to Flourish

Teaser: Rowan is THE person to help you identify small tangible ways in which you can thrive. She is interested in ways that fit into your life and maybe make some minor changes with maximum impact. Hey, if it was easy or feasible, we would already be doing it. #TryDifferently

 

    For all classes, bring a sweater, your swag bag, and anything that supports and facilitates care for your body’s needs. 

    We will take a lunch break during class and will be dining at the St. George Hotel.  

    Where?

    St. George Hotel

    Campana Room

    105 S Highland Ave

    Marfa TX 79843

    https://bit.ly/3HOBN8Z

    2:30 pm

     

    Thrift Store Trip

    Just so we are clear – pretty much everything at this retreat is optional. You do what you want when you want, we are just planning for ultimate fun and restoration. 

    We will scoot on over to the BEST thrift store in town. Need some things to increase your creativity? Need something to increase comfort? Need a little budget-friendly memento? This is your place!

    Where?

    Marfa Activity Center (MAC) building, south of Coffield Park between Ridge Street and Mesa Street.

     6:00 ish pm –
    we will check sunset times 

    Marfa Lights!

    Come early to watch the sunset and admire the Mystical Marfa Lights!

    Bring chairs, sweater / blanket, fun LED props if that’s your thing, water bottle, and a fun attitude!

    https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/the-truth-is-out-there/

    Tik Tok: https://bit.ly/32tBhy1

     

    Food Options:

    None – eat before  or eat a later dinner.

    Bring what you want/need for snacks.

    We will bring the Topos.

    Where?

    Mystery Lights Viewing Area

    US-90, Marfa, TX 79843

    Friday March 25th

    8:00 – 9:00 am

    Breakfast

    Let’s get together and start our day with a fortifying breakfast!

    Healing porridge, yogurt, bread/muffin/croissant, fruit, juice, coffee, cream, etc. 

    If you have food requests, we will do what we can to make it happen! 

    Where?

    419 Highland St.            Marfa, TX 79843

    10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

    Class

    Instructor: Lisa Sacaris, Artist. 

    Name of Class: Get your look down, wear your power. 

    Teaser: Do your insides match your outsides? Be prepared to be more you in 2022. Lisa wants to really challenge how you were programmed for clothing and your look. It’s great to have a style evolution/revolution; we don’t have to be stuck in a style time warp. 

    Lisa also would LOVE it if you redo your Myer’s Briggs. This past few years may surprise you on your outcome changes. 

     

    What you need for THIS class: Bring your three favorite items of clothing (limit your jewelry items to 1!). 

    Take the Myers Briggs – https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

     

    For all classes, bring a sweater, your swag bag, and anything that supports and facilitates care for your body’s needs.

    We will take a lunch break during class and will be dining at the St. George Hotel. The Chef is currently crafting a lunch menu now. Stay tuned. 

    Where?

    St. George Hotel

    Campana Room

    105 S Highland Ave

    Marfa TX 79843

    2:30 pm – 4:30ish

     

    Field Trip

    Lisa has some places she wants us to explore. 

    6:00 pm

    Dinner & Night

    Prada Photo Shoot

    Let’s meet up at the courthouse and carpool over Convenience West Barbecue dinner & then we will head over to the Prada art exhibit for an evening photo shoot. 

    A few videos for you:

    https://bit.ly/3FtpAWB

    https://bit.ly/3Hd2vrL 

    Where?

    The Courthouse

    300 Highland St

    Marfa, TX 79843

    Saturday March 26th

    8:00 – 9:00 am

    Breakfast

    Let’s get together and start our day with a fortifying breakfast!

    Healing porridge, yogurt, bread/muffin/croissant, fruit, juice, coffee, cream, etc. 

    If you have food requests, we will do what we can to make it happen!

    Where?

    419 Highland St.            Marfa, TX 79843

    9:30 Am

    Marfa Farmer’s Market

     

    The farmer’s market starts at 9:30 and the bread sells out quickly. Stop by and grab some local goodies. Then head over to class. We have a casual start time to make time for the market. 

    Where?

    USO garden pavilion – Behind the USO

    302 South Highland Ave
    Marfa, TX 79843

    10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

    Class

    Instructor: Dr. Blythe TwoSisters, Psychologist

    Name of Class: Blowout your Burnout

    Teaser: We will have a group Brainspotting session and Dr. Blythe will give you the secrets to success for preventing burnout. 

    What you need for THIS class:

    • Earbuds (attached to a device for music during the Brainspotting session)
    • Hanky from your swag bag
    •  A notepad/Remarkable

    For all classes, bring a sweater, your swag bag, and anything that supports and facilitates care for your body’s needs. 

    We will take a lunch break during class and will be dining at the St. George Hotel. 

    Where?

    St. George Hotel

    Campana Room

    105 S Highland Ave

    Marfa TX 79843

    5:30 PM – 7:00PM

    Pool Party

     

    Come hang out at the St. George Pool!

    There is a hot tub and large pool. They have lots of food and beverage options. Join us for a quickie, or stay awhile.

     

      This is an event that is open for alcohol consumption. You want it, go for it. For my recovery folks, the pool space is large enough to avoid, but it is a pool with a full bar with food options. 

    Where?

    126 E. El Paso St                              (St. George Pool)                   Marfa, TX 79843

    Sunday March 27th

    8:00 – 9:00 am

    Breakfast

    Let’s get together and start our day with a fortifying breakfast!

    Healing porridge, yogurt, bread/muffin/croissant, fruit, juice, coffee, cream, etc. 

    If you have food requests, we will do what we can to make it happen!

    Where?

    419 Highland St.            Marfa, TX 79843

    10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

    Class

    Instructor: Lisa, Dr. Blythe & Rowan

    Name of Class: So Now What?

    Teaser: Dr. Blythe, Lisa, and Rowan come together to help you craft a take home and keep it growing plan. This is the space we will gather all our nuggets from the weekend and help illuminate your path forward. 

      For all classes, bring a sweater, your swag bag, and anything that supports and facilitates care for your body’s needs. 

      We will take a lunch break during class and will be dining at the St. George Hotel. 

      Where?

      St. George Hotel

      Campana Room

      105 S Highland Ave

      Marfa TX 79843

      8:00 – 9:00 ish PM

      Fire, s’mores, & Integration chat

       

      Come hang out at Dr. B’s, eat s’mores, and reflect on your weekend.  After you get dinner, come on over and hang out. We know you have to pack up, but if you wanna take a break, come hang out. 

      We will be serving:

      • topo chicos
      • make your own s’mores!

      Where?

      105 W. Lincoln St. #11            Marfa, TX 79843

      Monday March 28th

      8:00 – 9:30 am

      Breakfast 

      ~ Cries and Goodbyes ~

       

      Community Breakfast –  bring what you don’t want lug home.

      Come on over and let’s recap your trip or just eat and get you on the road. <3

      Healing porridge, yogurt, bread/muffin/croissant, fruit, juice, coffee, cream, etc. 

      Where?

      419 Highland St.            Marfa, TX 79843

      • WATER!
      • Lotion
      • Hoops! LED props! (CHARGERS!!!)
      • Yoga Mat
      • Camp Chair
      • Bathing Suit
      • Cell phone with camera!
      • Phone Charger for car too – Nav people
      • Cooler?
      • Art making things
      • Creativity for crafting
      • Closed toed shoes (it’s sticker season)
      • LAYERS

       

      What to Do

      What to know

      • Marfa is pretty easy to navigate on foot or a quick car ride around. Outside of that,  everything is pretty far apart from each other. Alpine – 30 mins away. Balmorhea – 1 hour, Prada/Valentine – 30 mins. So have that in your mind. Getting around Marfa – no time. 
      • The afternoon is a great time to take a nap. You will feel the call to sloooooow down here, and that’s great. Take a nap. 
      • Listen to your body. Stay ahead of the hydration. Just take it easy and drink water even if you are not thirsty. Use lotion and chapstick. 
      • Groceries – There are three stores (and they close around 8pm). There’s the Dollar General, Porter’s is a decent country grocery store (but it’s soooo much better than it used to be). And then there is the Get Go which is a small high-end grocery (organic items – like a mini whole foods).
      • Nothing is open on Monday, or Sunday or Tuesday, or whenever they feel like it for that matter.
      • Food. It is expensive to eat out there and takes forever (what’s your hurry y’all). So know that going in. Plan when you wanna spend the $ and time eating out.
      • Frama!!! They have good coffee, ice cream, INTERNET and laundry. The nitro cold brew is BOMB! There are several coffee shops in town…no shortage there. 
      • INTERNET: It’s so much better than it used to be. You should not have any problems when you are in town.  
      • The light here!!! OMG, shoot shoot shoot photos. You will get home and see how magical this light is. Stop and just notice how it rests on the ground. It’s pretty damn stunning. 
      • At night, it’s DARK!!! Be mindful if you are walking at night – a few years ago my husband and I kept running into a very serious Skunk at the courthouse. 
      • Sticker season is wicked. The courthouse has the best sticker free grass for pets and picnics.  

      Frequently Asked Questions

      • How many CEUs are included?  – Well, none. What we will be learning and implementing is not something the APA recognizes as important for the field. This event is for YOU. Not your practice. Not your agency. Not your family. This event is for you to be able to keep working. It is my belief that you do not need CEUS if you are burned out & quitting counseling or worse, Dead.
      •  Is a place to sleep included? No – you get to choose the bed and sleeping set up that works for you. The St. George has great rooms. Hotel Paisano is beautiful, too. Airbnb is excellent, as Marfa is a hospitality town. If you like to camp, check out El Cosmico. 
      • Are all the meals included? Most are but not all. Dinners are on your own. This gives you the chance to experience the town of Marfa by enjoying local foods and supporting local restaurants. 
      • I’m queer. Am I welcome? HELL Yes. AND Marfa is a safe town to visit. Locals don’t care, as several locals are queer. 
      • I’m in recovery. Am I welcome? Hell Yes. We do not have alcohol at the HQ house or in our meeting space at the St. George. People are welcome to drink on their own time and at the pool party, but outside of that, we are holding our spaces to be a safe space for folx.
      • I’m a person of color. Am I welcome? Hell Yes. Our retreat is as safe of a space as possible for BIPOC clinicians. For a small town, Marfa is way more inclusive and welcome than a traditionally small Texas town. 
      • I’m trans or non-binary. Am I welcome? Hell Yes. This space is created with your needs in mind. We do not have a binary mindset and will create a space for those likeminded to share the space. 
      • I have special needs. Am I welcome? Hell Yes. Reach out to Dr. Blythe to make sure we can accommodate your needs. The list of cants is not long. 
      • I’m a cisgender heterosexual white dude. Am I welcome? We don’t see how this camp would be a fit for your needs. Feel free to reach out to Dr. Blythe to chat it out, but in general this retreat space is sacred and layered with vulnerabilities typically not conduce to your kind.
      • I’m unvaccinated. Am I welcome? No. Even if it’s not by choice, no. We have an agreement to only invite people who are vaccinated with at least three shots to the town of Marfa and to share space with us. The town of Marfa was the most vaccinated small town in Texas through much of the pandemic. Covid cases are minimal throughout. Well done Marfa! We honor that good work and will not take a risk  now. 
      • I’m racist and want things to continue in an oppressive manner. Am I welcome? No.
      • Is a car necessary? Not to get around Marfa. The town is easy to walk around, as it’s only a mile or two large. However, there is no easy way to get to Marfa without a car. 
      • What is the best way to get to Marfa?  The closest airport is in El Paso, Tx. It is about a 3 hour drive from Marfa. It’s DARK if you are headed out to town after dark. There is an Amtrak train that goes to Alpine, but not everyday of the week. If you take the train, we can certainly come and get you, no problem.
      • Want to come early via Amtrak and stay in an Airbnb? No problem. Dr. Blythe lives in Marfa part time and can come get you from Alpine, easy. If she is busy, she can ask a friend to run over and pick you up, no big deal. It’s totally OK to come early or stay extra and really infuse rest and repair.

      4 + 7 =

      This event is hosted by Tabula Rasa Psychology and produced by Punk Rock Hoops, LLC.